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 NoBStolls.com 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 NoBStolls.com urging the public to “stand united against tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge.” The coalition's website, nkyunited.com, 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 NoBStolls.com 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
AZA Homes, Inc
Best Way Disposal
Blue Grass Metals, Inc.
Boone Ready Mix, Inc
Boone County GOP
Computers and Networks for Business, LLC
Corken Steel Products
Deps Fine Wine
Deps Liquor Outlet
Dicks Wine & Spirits
Duck Creek Antique Mall
Earl Franks Sons & Daughters Flooring
Flottweg Separation Tech.
Foreign Auto Salvage
Helmer Plumbing, Inc
Henn Plumbing Inc.
Home City Ice
Independent Business Association of Northern Kentucky (IBANK)
James W. Berling Engineering, PLLC
Marx Fabrication, LLC
Middle Coast, LLC
Murden Technical Service
Niche Public Relations
Noah’s Art Salon
Northern Kentucky Democratic League
Northern Kentucky Tea Party
Pike Street Associates, LLC
Sparks Contractors, Inc