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More than 100 Interns to Flood Covington on Saturday

Saturday in Covington will be bustling with activity.

In addition to NKY Pride Fest taking place in Goebel Park, an estimated 150 regional interns and co-ops will descend upon the city to explore.

The Cincinnati Intern Network Connection (CINC), a product of C-Change 8, a leadership program sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, is sending the group to four parts of Greater Cincinnati. In addition to Covington, the group will take buses to Oakley, Over-the-Rhine, and Northside.

The Neighborhood Showcase is designed to feature future business, cultural, entertainment, and housing opportunities to these current college students.

In Covington, the buses will drop off at the corner of Pike & Washington Streets four times from 10 a.m. to around 2:30 p.m. There will be four separate groups, one of which will have lunch in the city, too, while exploring Mainstrasse Village and Downtown.

The program was created because many working college students lack the opportunity or initiative to seek out these places in turn, never fully experience the area. A group of neighborhood "champions" selected by the CINC team will be the points of contact to direct interns and co-ops on where they should eat, which businesses to visit, and what to explore.

Covington's champions include Hub + Weber's Jim Guthrie, the Center for Great Neighborhoods' Rachel Hastings, Toyota's Justin Rumao, Procter & Gamble's Lisa Donnelly, and The River City News's Michael Monks.

Be on the lookout and offer a friendly hello if you these groups walking around on Saturday!

-Staff report

Photo via CINC