Side Hustle City

S2 - Ep34 - Nick Wade discusses small city economic development and promoting the strong maker community in Covington, Kentucky

August 22, 2021 Adam Koehler & Kyle Stevie with Nick Wade Season 2 Episode 34
Side Hustle City
S2 - Ep34 - Nick Wade discusses small city economic development and promoting the strong maker community in Covington, Kentucky
Show Notes

This week we are joined by Nick Wade, Executive Director of Renaissance Covington.  The product of a small town in Kentucky who had big dreams for the future of his beautiful home state. His organization amplifies the vibrancy of Downtown Covington’s evolving community to create a business district rich with a bold entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, history, and creative culture.  Nick is an advocate for the small business owner, the maker community and looks to promote side hustle diversity in Covington, Kentucky.

Renaissance Covington began in 2003, as a City of Covington program, but the organization grew into its own 501c(3) nonprofit in 2015.  In 2019, Renaissance Covington entered its 4th year as an independent nonprofit and welcomed Nick in his current leadership role.

Covington is an accredited Kentucky and National Main Street Program as well as a Certified Creative District by the Kentucky Arts Council. Renaissance Covington was the recipient of the 2017 Great American Main Street Award. The city embraces local culture, historic preservation, independent businesses, and creativity throughout our work.

If you are looking for ideas on how to promote your own small town or city this may be the episode for you. Also if you are a small business owner or artisan looking for new ways to partner with your community look no further than what Renaissance Covington is doing. Nick is finding new ways to connect with other local business organizations and municipalities to amplify his efforts. His strategy is working well as he finds new ways to promote the benefits of Covington, Kentucky.

Renaissance Covington and Reversed Out Creative just completed a "Made in Covington" brand meant to promote the maker community.

If you choose to support the work Renaissance Covington is doing then please consider a donation. Also, keep an eye out for all the fun events the organization has to offer.

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