No BS Tolls Campaign Grows Quickly First Week

Today, Northern Kentucky United announced that the No BS Tolls campaign has grown to include more than 60 Northern Kentucky business leaders and local businesses, and more than 1500 grassroots supporters.

The list of new partners in the campaign includes some notable members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and important leaders within the Northern Kentucky business community.

Northern Kentucky United announced their campaign to oppose tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge a little over a week ago, and launched a petition at urging the public to “stand united against tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge.” The coalition's website,, says its mission is to “educate Northern Kentuckians about the impacts of the Brent Spence Bridge project on the region, highlight Northern Kentucky’s opposition to tolls on the bridge, and to ensure that Northern Kentucky’s collective interests are adequately represented in the process and all possible alternatives explored.”

“We’re pleased with the interest we received in our first week. There has been a misperception that Northern Kentucky’s business community is in support of tolls,” said former Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet, Joe Meyer. “Based on the intensity of interest in our coalition in just the first week, I’m confident it will become clear that Northern Kentucky residents and the broader business community do not support tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge,” concluded Meyer.

Northern Kentucky United expects support for the No BS Tolls campaign to keep growing quickly. The coalition will continue to reach out to Northern Kentucky businesses interested in supporting the campaign, and the petition at will remain active at least through the next legislative session in Kentucky.

The full list of business leaders and local businesses is below:

Individual Business and Civic Leaders

Joe Meyer, former Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Cabinet

John Griffin, Former President Griffin Industries

Henry Fischer, Crestview Hills, KY

Phil Wehrman, CFO, Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.

Rudy Kreutzjans, Partner, Legacy Management

Mike Mangeot, Former CEO, Century Construction Inc.

Ed Bessler, Former President, Economy Meats

Joyce Griffin, Erlanger, KY

Lloyd Rogers, Former Judge Executive, Campbell County

Steve Frank, Covington City Commissioner

George Gerdes, Former President, Gerdes Builders

Frank Pohlgeers, President, Associated Management Systems, Inc.

Traci Kautzman, Co-owner Riverside Inn Bed & Breakfast

Marc Rulli, Owner, Gold Star Chili, Hebron and Burlington

Gary Wulfeck, Vice President, Wulco, Inc


Businesses and Organizations

A+ Real Estate

Abco Oil Company, LLC

All-Rite Ready Mix, Inc

Arlinghaus Builders

AZA Homes, Inc

Bavarian Waste

Batoray Company

Bessler Auto

Best Way Disposal

Blue Grass Metals, Inc.

Boone Ready Mix, Inc

Boone County GOP

Camco Chemical

Computers and Networks for Business, LLC

Corken Steel Products

D.M.C Holdings

Deps Fine Wine

Deps Liquor Outlet

Dicks Wine & Spirits

Dragon’s Hoard

Duck Creek Antique Mall

Earl Franks Sons & Daughters Flooring

Flottweg Separation Tech.

Foreign Auto Salvage

Granite World

Herringer Meats

Helmer Plumbing, Inc

Henn Plumbing Inc.

Hermes Construction

Holland Roofing

Home City Ice

Independent Business Association of Northern Kentucky (IBANK)

James W. Berling Engineering, PLLC

Kremer’s Market

LaRosas Covington

Marx Fabrication, LLC

Merlot Group

Middle Coast, LLC

Murden Technical Service

Niche Public Relations

Noah’s Art Salon

Nolting Companies

Northern Kentucky Democratic League

Northern Kentucky Tea Party


Pike Street Associates, LLC

Riegler Blacktop


Sparks Contractors, Inc

Toebben Companies

Wertheim’s Restaurant

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