Convention Center Expansion, Work During COVID-19 Discussed at Business Lunch
The Covington Business Council (CBC) hosted its monthly luncheon last Thursday and featured a keynote address from Gretchen Lundrum, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Lundrum discussed the convention center’s challenges and prevalence over the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the organization’s future and plans for expansion that include the 23-acre IRS site in the heart of Covington.
“Working in the hospitality industry has been particularly challenging over the last few months,” Landrum told the CBC members in attendance. “March, 2020 – when we all came to a hard stop. Our last event was March 12th (2020). We closed March 16th. During this time, as you all know, it became apparent we would not be reopening right away.”
Landrum then explained how she prioritized aiding the community while it was reeling with the pandemic by offering the convention…