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Creative, Romantic and Fun: Photography for your Marriage

Since they were young children, Angela Sampson and Jaime Bistrow have always had a camera in their hands. Both women have a true passion for photography. It was a negative experience at Jaime’s own wedding, however, that sparked the birth of AJ Studio.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Comspark Vendor List

Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Creating Strategic Cyber Security Solutions

Since its inception, Morphick has maintained a consistent vision to protect organizations from cyber attacks by providing advanced threat detection and response services that are tailored for each customer’s specific needs.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The Leading Influencers of West Chester and Liberty Township

LEAD Magazine and CHACO are proud to present the Leading Influencers of West Chester and Liberty Township. We wish to thank the Executive Committee of the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance for their assistance in the selection process. West Chester and Liberty Township are enjoying tremendous growth that is helping to fuel the development of the I-75 corridor. There is a thriving business community, top-shelf medical facilities, excellent schools, a variety of entertainment options and engaged civic and non-profit organizations. They are all part of the reason we are proud to call West Chester and Liberty Township home. Without the leaders and key influencers that are introduced to you on the following pages, it would be difficult to enjoy the quality of life we experience each day. Just as important as the past accomplishments of our community and business leaders is their vision for the future.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Under Development

The University of Cincinnati has been criticized for its lack of diversity but efforts are in the works to change the face of the university.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Rocking Corporate Day Jobs

Off stage, Cincinnati’s Boo Radley can be seen masquerading as IT executives, attorneys, psychologists and marketing consultants. When the members of the band are not behind desks at Cincinnati Insurance or Fifth Third Bank, they’re likely to be practicing in a garage or on stage covering classic and alternative rock hits around the city.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Teeing Off for Sight

It’s not just another golf outing. Teeing Off For Sight, the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation’s annual fundraiser, netted more than $30,000 this year, and that money will help underwrite three current free eye clinics and one new one slated to open in August.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

DIY Flowers with a Personal Touch

Flowers are a wedding staple worldwide, signifying various cultures and traditions. The Flowerman puts a twist on the floral concept by offering a unique option: the Do-It-Yourself experience.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

comSpark Presents: Who's Who in High School 2016

As part of the ComSpark Innovation Tech Summit, LEAD Magazine will recognize the top tech-minded high school students in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky who have demonstrated thought leadership and a high aptitude for tech. These students have been identified as future leaders in the field of innovation and technology by their school’s tech programs.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Flair Confidence Podcast with Dr. Wendy LeBorgne

Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is a sought after voice pathologist, speaker, author, and master-class clinician regarding vocal wellness and vocal athletes. She wants to ensure your voice matches your body, which is especially important before you walk into a board room or behind a podium. She spent the morning with Kristie Sheanshang of Flair (www.Flairconfidence.com) to share how your voice makes a strong first impression.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Transforming Faces

There are worse things to have to do for a living than cover actor Josh Hutcherson’s tattoos. All in a day’s work for Jodi Byrne, a professional makeup artist in Cincinnati.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Everything Old is New Again

Sterling Homes, WentzDesign & Designs on Madison
Close to Ault Park, three beautiful houses sit on 1.3 acres, capping a tree-lined, dead-end street. Built in 2015 by Sterling Homes, a local custom builder, the houses are just an example of a rise in Greater Cincinnati’s infill market – taking unused, underused or dilapidated lots in an existing neighborhood and revitalizing it with newer homes or structures.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

A Passion for Technology

Tracy Ruberg, executive director of The Circuit, has been passionate about technology for as long as she can remember. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to use my years of technology experience to make a difference in the marketplace for businesses, schools and organizations,” says Ruberg. Ruberg believes The Circuit will continue to be a vital resource for the region.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Technology & Logistics

A Match Made in Catch-22 Heaven
The importance of technology for businesses is greater than ever before. However, technology alone is not enough. Without technological advancement, you risk losing a possible advantage over your competition. Worse yet, you run the risk of that competition widening the competitive advantage gap.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

JORDAN DALTON, WIFE OF ANDY DALTON, TO HOST ANNUAL BUNCO TOURNAMENT AT THE TRANSEPT – THURSDAY, OCT. 13

Event proceeds benefit the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation
Jordan Dalton, wife of Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl quarterback Andy Dalton, will host her annual Bunco Tournament at the Transept on Thursday, October 13. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation, which seeks to provide opportunities, support and resources to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families in the Greater Cincinnati area through programs like the Pass It On Fund.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

comSpark Presents: Rising Stars 2016

The Rising Stars Award honors IT professionals that are on the fast track to becoming the future technology leaders in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Fostering Growth through Collaboration

With more than 150 members, The Circuit is Greater Cincinnati’s non-profit information technology association. The organization’s goal is to deliver education and informational programs, enable members to connect and foster collaboration. Members come from higher education, public, private and nonprofit organizations, IT solution and service providers, corporate IT departments and solo entrepreneurs.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Diverse by Design

When Jacki Purcell took an internship position with Northwestern Mutual – Orlando in 2010, she knew she was starting a job where she would help people build wealth, protect their wealth, plan and pursue their passions. What she didn’t know was she was starting a career where she had the ability to change a community.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Global Recognition With a Local Flare Promoting Professionalism Among Project Managers

The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI-SWOH) hopes to welcome many new faces to its current 1,100-member fold with an expected 15.7 million new project management roles to be created across seven project-intensive industries through 2020.
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Removing the Stigma from Women’s Sexual Health

Too many women are afraid to speak up about important health concerns, especially on the topic of their sexual health. Somi Javaid, MD, a Cincinnati board-certified OBGYN specialist and sexual medicine expert, wants to empower women and start the conversation.
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

The Pre-Marital Road Trip Test

Being the Jewish mother that I am—I seriously didn’t want my 19 year old son (also the baby of the family) to drive 14 hours alone. Better he should fly to soccer pre-camp in New Hampshire. Better that I drive his car and meet him in Amherst.
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Mitchell’s makes a Mother’s Day

When Klepak’s daughter, Brittany Adams, saw the post about the makeover contest, she nominated her mother right away. Her entry focused on Klepak’s dedication to being a mother despite her own loss. “She’s always putting everyone’s needs and feelings ahead of her own. She’s been a single, independent mother to myself, my brother and my sister all our lives. She is a true inspiration in my life and to her grandchildren.”
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Exceeding Expectations

Kevin Ford, owner of Ford-Ellington Wedding & Event Design, and his team are known for creating floral arrangements and room designs that leave clients and guests amazed, excited and thrilled.
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

Venue and Lead Magazine Present the John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Awards Class of 2016

Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Legal Power Players

• Cyber Security: Is Your Organization Vulnerable? • Social Media and Employment • Careless Social Media Will Cost You • Protecting Yourself From Copyright Violations
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Surviving Breast Cancer and Helping Cure Others

A few days before her 49th birthday on August 9, 2011, Lesli Custis was diagnosed with breast cancer. She quit her job and focused on researching and finding treatments. Dr. Ward laid out treatment options and suggested pursuing new treatments through clinical trials.
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

3 Secrets to Beautiful, Effortless (looking) Home Entertaining

I am cherishing these final days of summer. I actually think it’s the best time of year to be at home…to cook, to have friends over, to just hang and enjoy the cooler last summer nights. Homegrown tomatoes, peaches…everything is just so yummy this time of year. This all inspires me to cook and entertain.
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Collaborative Healthcare Benefits Patients and Providers

Dr. Lenchitz became a primary care physician (PCP) after realizing he wanted to treat patients more comprehensively and develop closer doctor-patient relationships.
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Health IT Security Class at The Health Collaborative

Are you concerned about how to manage your organization’s health IT privacy and security needs? Leaving these concerns unaddressed can lead to adverse consequences for your organization or your clients. The Health Collaborative can help.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Corporate Event Spaces With A View

People want to be in Cincinnati because it is a cultured and diverse destination for residents and visitors. From Over-the-Rhine to the downtown riverfront, there is a friendly and walkable cityscape waiting to be discovered.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Despair

City Gospel Mission has played a large role in alleviating poverty in Greater Cincinnati for many years. In 2012, JobsPlus Employment Network joined with them to unite their missions to serve the community as they aim to “break the cycle of poverty and despair … one life at a time.”
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Brent Degenhardt of City Wide Maintenance of Cincinnati Awarded Special Honor

Brent Degenhardt, president of City Wide Maintenance of Cincinnati, has recently been inducted into the Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK) Class of 2017 by Impact Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Be Careful of the Dream Killers

Mary Miller, CEO of JANCOA Janitorial Services, a certified WBE that is family owned and operated. You may also recognize the Dream Manager program, which Mary and her husband created and was made popular by Matthew Kelly's bestselling book of the same title. Mary is also an Associate Coach with Strategic Coach working with entrepreneurs at quarterly workshops in Chicago, and on a number of philanthropic boards.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Portfolio Diversification: Less May Be More

A Starbucks Java Caramel Brulee Frappuccino Grande, a warmed Toffee Doodle cookie and a cheese danish croissant … all scrumptious, but too many bites might wreak havoc with your stomach. So it goes with portfolio diversification. Too much diversification and there goes your portfolio, leaving you with a bad case of diworsification.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

Reflecting on 23 Years of Success

Owning and operating a small business isn’t easy, but Hoffman & Albers Interiors continues to grow. The company is celebrating its 23rd anniversary as one of Cincinnati’s premier interior design resources.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Go. Stay. Go. No Stay! Saying Goodbye to Your Adult Children

Is it ever easy to say goodbye, no matter how old your children are? Sometimes I am the first to admit I wish they would take their stuff and their mess and go… I am sick of looking at their moldy Tupperware in the refrigerator! But, I am not talking about temporary visits on school breaks. I am talking about when they leave. When they really leave. When they really say goodbye. It is the grown up version of how I felt when I dropped them at overnight summer camp for the first time. That feeling of “when will I get the first letter?” No matter how old my kids get (or how old I get), saying goodbye is simply damn hard.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Leading the Way in Cutting Edge Patient Care

For nearly 20 years, Professional Radiology, Inc. (PRI) has been a leading diagnostic and interventional private practice radiology group, pioneering innovative, cutting-edge technology with a focus on personalized, quality service.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

A Commitment TO Collaboration and Excellence in Healthcare

Tom Daskalakis serves as interim chief administrative officer for UC Health’s West Chester Hospital. Daskalakis values creativity and collaboration, especially from a community partnership perspective and the hospitals new maternity unit is an outstanding outcome of that.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Eliminating Malaria Worldwide and Genetic Breast Cancer in the Next Five Years

Are You Kidding?
One of eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. At least 15 to 20 percent of these women will have genetic or heredofamilial breast cancer. What if we can use gene editing to eliminate breast cancers?
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Groundbreaking Growth

Horter Investment Management, LLC, a $1B asset firm, has expanded to more than 250 investment advisor representatives and more than 100 additional investment advisor representatives with 50 independent advisory firms.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Individual Attention. Collective Power.

Customers crave value, one-on-one attention and interaction, which is a tall order with a large corporation or a retail chain. One Cincinnati company offers an innovative solution without sacrificing their signature quality.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

White Cake and Other Lessons on a Second Marriage

I might not be the expert on relationship advice, but I am definitely willing to share some of my insights into the unknown world of second marriages post 50. After all, saying it “out loud” helps me remember too!
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Creating Exotic Environments - Hengar Group

Hengar Group is a full service firm dedicated to offering all general construction and/or design build services to its clients.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Leading with Experience and Empathy

Jennifer Jackson, RN, DNP, chief administrative officer at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, uses her experience and expertise to set a solid example for her team.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Reinforcing Our Community through Advocacy, Education & Compassion

U.S. Bank is devoted to Cincinnati and all its promise through enriching business and community relationships. The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank provides investment, trust, banking and planning services for its clients and its advisors serve on numerous boards of community organizations in Greater Cincinnati. Those organizations receive donations, grants, scholarships and hands-on volunteer help from U.S. Bank leadership and employees. In 2015, the U.S. Bank Foundation provided $53 million in grants and contributions to nonprofit organizations. Community sponsorships and U.S. Bank employees gave 255,000 hours of volunteer time.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

20 Years of Excellent Urologic Care

For 20 years, The Urology Group has provided Greater Cincinnati patients with advanced care. Founded in 1996 with 23 physicians, the independent practice has grown to roughly 40 physicians with 305 staff members and is one of the largest specialty health care groups in the country.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Music and Food, A Carousel and the River

The Tasty Ingredients for Gourmet Melodies - A Benefit for Hospice of Cincinnati
Benjamin Luckhaupt is one of countless people in the Tri-State who have been touched by the work of Hospice of Cincinnati. As a young child, Luckhaupt remembers saying his goodbyes to his grandmother when she was cared for at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Flair Confidence Podcast with Jacki Purcell

Jacki shares her thoughts on intentionality and Life’s Mission, her daily prescription for increased confidence and presence, her personal goal setting activities, why she serves in a marriage ministry…Plus her lesson on using your competitive advantage.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

The Future of Gaming

In 2014, you might be surprised by the event that sold out the Staples Center in Los Angeles and attracted more than 32 million viewers. It was 10 guys in front of computers playing a video game. Electronic competitive gaming – eSports – is responsible for epic draws of gamers and their fans.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati & Mercedes-Benz of West Chester: Supporting the Community to Build a Better Cincinnati

Mercedes-Benz of West Chester collaborates with community organizations such as The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Kindervelt, Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, and The Dragonfly Foundation to help support and improve Cincinnati.
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Flair Confidence Podcast with Dan McNeil

Dan McNeil, a strategic business leader and entrepreneur talks to Kristie Sheanshang of Flair (www.Flairconfidence.com). Confidence is how you view yourself and the thoughts you believe about yourself (i.e.: Dan believes he is blessed, smart, cares about others). My worth doesn’t come from me, but from the Source that gives me Strength. When I am dialed into that, my confidence goes up, when I am trying to do life on my own, my confidence goes down. He also chats about his counter cultural approach to those terrible teenage years, as well as his mentor Ford Taylor
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Access to Spinal Care Receives Boost in Northern Kentucky

Beacon Orthopaedics welcomed David Sower, MD, to its Northern Kentucky clinic in Erlanger. Partnering with orthopaedic surgeon Michael Rohmiller, MD, who specializes in spinal procedures, Dr. Sower will focus on non-surgical treatment and care for patients with spinal injuries.
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Congratulations to the Winners of our 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards

Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Planning and Designing for the Future

Cincinnati has a rich history of being an entrepreneurial city. With such major corporations and global players as Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s, the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, is as an integral source of creative power for these companies and other organizations and the city itself.
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Bold and Bright

Venue Summer 2016 Fashion Shoot
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

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