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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Harris Media Co. to Relocate from Covington to Newport in March

Harris Media Co. founders Rudy and Tammi Harris
will move their business from Covington to Newport this March.

By Jessie Eden

Harris Media Co. announced on Wednesday that the company will be relocating from West Pike Street in Covington to Monmouth Street in Newport at the end of March.

Co-founder and President Rudy Harris made the announcement on Wednesday via the company's Facebook page as well as on his personal page. Rudy says the move was in an effort to find a space that was just the right fit for his company. "Although we have loved being residents and business owners in Covington since 2011, and are thrilled with its success, we started to look around for a very specific look and feel of space and unfortunately couldn't find it in Covington for a price we wanted to pay," said Rudy."When we found our new spot on Monmouth street right next to a few close friends including Carabello coffee, we just had to jump on it as it checked every box."

Rudy said the new space will provide one vital requirement; a larger space."One of the most attractive parts of the space is what will be a huge area at the back of the building. Working heavily in video production and finding ourselves often needing a large studio, we had a need to be able to shoot in a space that we controlled ourselves. 

Harris Media Co. on the set of "Like Harvey Like Son", 2018.

The new location will also serve as a space for other professionals to rent for their production needs although the start date for this is to be determined. It will also serve as a networking / happy hour space, of course! It will be available to rent to commercial photographers and video productions that are looking for a centrally located quiet space with high ceilings and controlled lighting. We also hope it will be utilized for offsite meetings for companies and several networking happy hours." 

The building, located in the 800 block of Monmouth, will undergo a renovation that is expected to last through the end of March... but, despite any changes, Harris Media Co. plans on tipping its hat to the vast history of the building."We plan to move at the end of March after a face lift of the space is complete. We plan to honor past businesses at the location through framed artwork including Model Shoe Store and Fantasy in Frosting. 

Harris Media Co. on set

Harris Media Co. has found success in multiple projects with major organizations in NKY, such as ROAD iD. "We have been blessed to work on several amazing projects with amazing clients, so it's hard to pick a few.  But, one such project was a feature length documentary that we partnered with Covington based ROAD iD titled "Like Harvey Like Son", said Rudy. "It follows local ultra-runner Harvey Lewis who ran the entirety of the Appalachian Trail in 2018 with his 78-year-old father turned Crew Chief, also named Harvey. That project is currently being distributed theatrically through Adventure Entertainment."  

Harris Media Co. on set.

The company has also worked closely with St. E. on its "Beyond the Beam" project. "Another project from last year that was incredibly rewarding and emotional was a video produced with our good friends and client, St Elizabeth Healthcare. It centered around the new cancer center being constructed at the Edgewood hospital, particularly the signing and raising of the last steel beam of the center's structure. It was beautiful to see the community sign the beam in honor of their loved ones who have battled cancer, and to watch as it completed the structure of the new and exciting center."  

Although relocating is important for the business, the move also serves a larger purpose -- Harris Media Co.'s desire to engage with the creative community. "The goal of the space is to open the doors to the creative community of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, making it a place to connect and to serve fellow creatives. There is some amazing talent in our region especially NKY. The space we hope will be a reflection of the fuel behind our mission: our love for people."

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