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Huntington Bank Contributes to the Economic Strength of the Local Community

Kevin Jones, Huntington Bank’s Southern Ohio/Kentucky regional president, oversees the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Springfield market. His role is a natural fit as he is passionate about the community he calls home. Jones, who has spent most of his life in the area, attended St. Xavier High School and earned a degree from Miami University.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Managing Eating Disorders: A Family Affair

When eighth-grade boys repeatedly bullied Pam Kimmel’s 14-year-old daughter, making fun of her muscular, gymnast legs, the teenager’s mother advised her to brush off the unkind remarks because, well, boys can be mean at that age. But her daughter took the abuse to heart and started a diet. Her parents noticed she was not eating the foods she used to and consuming more fruits and vegetables.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Keep Your Heart in the Game

Heart Ball 2017 Ready to Play Ball
Cincinnatians tend to be a big-hearted lot. That will prove true once again at the 24th annual Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball on February 25th. The black-tie gala celebrates the AHA's lifesaving work for Cincinnati families.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Improving Care for Veterans

Cincinnati’s VA Medical Center struck leadership gold, when they hired Elizabeth Brill, MD, to serve as chief of staff in May.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Joe and Brenda - First Year of Marriage

Our first year has been filled with wonderful happenings. We had a terrific honeymoon in Sedona, Arizona. It was beautiful, scenic, fun and relaxing.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Congratulations & Happy New Year

You have begun making plans and preparations for one of the most joyous occasions in your life and in the lives of those you love. As you start that journey, visit the beautiful, elegant Burnham Hall where you will find the perfect venue for your wedding celebration. The Burnham Hall ballroom is the classic event space in the Cincinnati Renaissance Hotel in the thriving heart of the city.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The ‘Power of X’ Multiplies with a New Look on Campus and Ambitious Academic Programs

Xavier University takes pride in being an institution in balance. A place where the old and the new harmoniously mingle; where state-of-the-art facilities are nestled beside historic buildings; where Jesuit Catholic values are applied to a diverse community; where the theoretical study of the humanities meets the practical needs of an innovative workforce and where students are educated with not only a goal to better their own lives, but a commitment to serve the wider community.
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Just One Look

You're his beautiful bride. The love of his life. When your wedding day begins before you walk down the aisle – just the two of you – and he turns around and sees you for the first time in your gorgeous gown, make sure that first look reminds him you are stunningly, uniquely you. Embrace the moment. Breathe it in. Slowly. It may just end up being your favorite memory of your special day.
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Savor the Celebration

If you are planning a full wedding reception with a ceremony, a rehearsal dinner or a farewell brunch, The Westin Cincinnati’s professional wedding specialists ensure all the important details are expertly handled so you can relax and savor the celebration.
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Vision Shaping the Region

John F. Barrett, Western & Southern’s chairman, president and CEO, could look back on a long list of accomplishments, but he chooses to look forward and is excited about the future of his hometown.
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Mercedes-Benz of West Chester & Cincinnati: Building a Better Community

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Sarah and Zachary Brown - First Year of Marriage

During the first year of our marriage, my husband and I had to work hard to balance time to enjoy our own personal interests, while making an effort to learn about and enjoy each other’s interests.
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Lauren Chesley and James Miller

The wedding of Lauren Chesley Cohen and James Allen Miller took place in Nantucket, Massachusetts, October 23, 2016. Lunch on the terrace of the Nantucket Hotel and Resort followed the ceremony.
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

An Insider’s Guide to Mortgages

Whether you are buying a home for the first time, looking for something larger for a growing family or downsizing during retirement, navigating through the maze of paperwork and bank documents is never easy. Luckily, MainSource Bank’s century’s worth of experience allows them to give some answers on common questions regarding mortgages, home loans and refinancing.
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Leading Custom Home Builders

The Venue Magazine editorial board is happy to present the Leading Custom Home Builders in the Greater Cincinnati area. These builders were recommended by readers, people who have recently built homes and by Homearama attendees. Each of these builders has a history of providing exceptional service and high quality homes.
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

I'll Never Forget the Silk Corsage

It must have been spring. The holiday must have been Easter. She was getting closer to her due date, and we were holding our breaths. Her previous miscarriages made this pregnancy especially precious. Being an only child of 9 years intensified my desperate longing to have a sibling. I would have done anything for her. At least I thought I would.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Retina Specialist Brings a Fresh Perspective to Cincinnati

Luke B. Lindsell, OD, MD, is the newest retina specialist to join Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI). While practicing in the Ophthalmology/Optometry Department at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, he discovered a passion for the retina – the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Following the three R’s

Righting the Ship; Rebuilding Bridges; Raising the Bar
2016 has been a challenging but brilliant debut by the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) leadership team, in close collaboration with dedicated teachers, parents, alumni, funders, donors and community partners, all focused on making the 2016-17 school year – and beyond – a stellar season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Chelsea & Adam Curry - First Year of Marriage

Lighthearted, fun, welcoming, Cincinnati-proud, thoughtful and timeless. These characteristics are what we wanted our guests to feel from the moment they received our Save the Date to the last minutes they spent dancing at our reception.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

A Coroner Who Cares

Clogged drainage in the autopsy room, encouraging kids to study science, standing firm against corruption: That’s a regular day of work for Lakshmi Sammarco, MD, the Hamilton County coroner. Venue Magazine sat down with Dr. Sammarco to learn about her job, her hopes for the office’s future and the numerous ways she strives to improve the community of Greater Cincinnati.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Take Your Strategic Plan Deep Into the Playoffs

Traditionally, only seven out of 10 companies will develop a strategic plan to guide them into the next year. For you, this year is going to be different. You’re going to involve your key managers, develop a brilliant strategic plan, execute it, monitor your progress and make adjustments along the way. Krissi Bar shares a few ideas to consider ...
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards presented by Venue & Lead Magazine

Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Summit Country Day Innovates Early Childhood Education

One of Hyde Park’s longest-standing landmarks, The Summit Country Day School, consistently innovates early childhood education.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Legal Power Players

• The Affordable Care Act • ESOPs Gains Popularity at a Succession Strategy • New Federal Rule Aimed at Addressing Excessive Executive Pay • Feds Push Health Plans to Cover Transgender Medical Expenses
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Livable Luxury

Dwellings on Madison is a nationally recognized interior design firm for good reason. The team, led by Grace Jones, owner and lead creative designer, has an uncanny ability to capture each client’s personality and translate that into beautiful design. The end product is always a one-of-a-kind space that is as unique as each client.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Jane & Aaron Lankford - First Year of Marriage

If I could describe our first year of marriage, MAGICAL would be the word I choose.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Breathtaking Locally Sourced Floral Arrangements

The Fig Tree Florist & Gifts prides itself on superior customer service and going above and beyond to exceed customers’ expectations. Fig Tree has established a reputation for creating unique arrangements with locally sourced flowers.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

How to Capitalize on Historically Low Rates

The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank provides investment, trust, banking and planning services for its clients across the country and has a local team in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Cincinnati Reserve investment team is co-managed by two men who also serve on the market’s leadership team: Brian S. Clark and John D. Posey, who have the title of Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management Managing Director of The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Restored & Reimagined

The newly reimagined Central Parkway YMCA, located at 1105 Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati, is now open, bringing a fresh wave of service to this beautiful historic building that sits at the gateway to Over-the-Rhine (OTR). The Central Parkway YMCA first opened in 1917 and since then has been an integral community partner for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

A Bottle of Rare Wine, a Loaf of Housemade Bread and Thou

Water Tower Fine Wines in Mount Washington, long known for its impressive offering of beyond-the-usual varietals, is not only the perfect location for hosting life-milestone celebrations but for holding fundraisers focused on assisting those whose lives are complicated by cancer.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Nurturing the Next Wave of Cincinnati Style Pros

Jaylynn Sholler knew as soon as she walked through the doors at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa that it was where she belonged. “I knew right away that this was where I could further my education and enhance my stylist abilities,” the associate stylist says.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Healthier Spine, Happier Life

When it comes to healthy habits, most of us never consider taking care of our spine until something goes wrong and changes the way we live. Everyday activities that we often take for granted – walking, sitting and sleeping – can drastically change after a spine injury.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Megan & Sam Schulte - First Year of Marriage

Our wedding day was a fairytale, despite the muggy June weather and my husband being tossed in the pool at Kenwood Country Club still fully clothed in his tux.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Jim Dandy's Family BBQ

Longtime fans of Jim Emig’s Jim Dandy’s Family BBQ have a special treat in store.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Ending Modern-Day Slavery

Slavery did not end 150 years ago after the Civil War as many people believe. The International Labor Organization reports that 20.9 million people are currently enslaved around the world, more than at any other time in human history.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Happy Babies, Happy Families

As any new parent knows, sleep is a treasured commodity. It can be hard to come by when you have little ones, which is why Greater Cincinnati parents are flocking to Karolyn Kritikos, a certified pediatric sleep consultant, in search of help and advice for getting their little ones to sleep through the night.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

On the Wings of Hope and Happiness

The Dragonfly Foundation, like its colorful namesake, symbolizess hope, courage and happiness for those who might not have a tomorrow.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Fresh New Designs Crafted with Century-Old Practices

The iconic style of the Rookwood Pottery Company has been a Cincinnati treasure since 1880, when Maria Longworth Nichols opened the first female-owned manufacturing company in the United States. Today, Rookwood Pottery continues to honor and serve Greater Cincinnati by teaming with local businesses to create beautiful ceramic pottery and tile installations.
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Developing Ohio’s Crossroads

“You don’t necessarily think of the word ‘business’ when you talk about Monroe, but I think you should,” says John Westheimer, president of Cincinnati Commercial Contracting. Located along the Interstate 75 corridor between Cincinnati and Dayton, many businesses are taking advantage of what is turning into prime real estate in the town that straddles Hamilton, Montgomery, Butler and Warren counties.
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Andy and Bridgette Seibert - First Year of Marriage

Andy and I met in middle school when Andy played soccer with my brother Jeff.
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

A Personal Touch to Professional Photography

Lauren DiFulvio photographed 26 weddings in her first year as a professional and her talent and love has only grown since. “You never know what’s going to happen. I love that you’re always learning and discovering new things.”
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The Fellowship of the Strings

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s new diversity program gives underrepresented students the opportunity to make the leap to a professional career.
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

A Holocaust Survivor and Her Two Sylvias

Bella (née Benozio) Ouziel was 15 years old in 1943 when the Nazis deported her entire family from Salonika, Greece, to Auschwitz-Birkenau. “The Holocaust taught me – when I came back by myself with nobody – my family is everything to me,” Bella says. “And we should help each other.”
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Celebrating 25 Years of Artistic Design

ADC will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall, a milestone that marks more than two decades of remarkable growth for Spanos and her team.
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Country Club Style; Grand Hotel Elegance

Mason banquet, conference center offers breathtaking business meeting backdrop
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Alison Yeager & Jeff Fichner

After 20 minutes in the car, I knew I had met my match,” Jeff says. Jeff proposed on a Colorado ski trip in December 2015 when the two were at the top of Keystone mountain.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Walking West Toward Education

In January of 2015 Dr. Sehi started Women Walking West, Inc., also known as W3, with the goal to help foreign-born women who are legally living in the U.S. achieve their educational goals with initiatives to overcome five major barriers: Language, social, cultural, academic and financial. The organization provides career counseling, tutoring, mentoring, internships and financial support.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Rising Star Medical Leaders

Venue Magazine proudly recognizes this year’s Rising Star Medical Leaders. The awards program, sponsored by John D. Dovich & Associates, applauds young professionals in Greater Cincinnati who are the best and brightest in the field.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

New Location and Refined Vision

Tim Goldsmith, owner of Goldsmith Cardel, is excited about his store’s recent move to Hyde Park Square. Customers looking for the very best in china, crystal, flatware, special gifts and bridal registry will now come to the upper level on Edwards Road, the former Richard’s Hair Salon. There are 11 dedicated parking spaces for patrons of Goldsmith Cardel, accessed by driving up the ramp between the school parking lot and the stores along Edwards Road.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Chaco Credit Union Presents 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 have been 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.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Skin Care with Swiss Precision

Swiss Medi-Spa offers advanced non-invasive techniques for skin rejuvenation. Daniel Kuy, MD, medical director of Swiss Medi-Spa and Kuy Plastic Surgery, specializes in facial cosmetic and body contouring procedures, including breast surgery, facelift, tummy tuck and eyelid surgery. Medical spa treatments include laser treatments, injectables, fillers and chemical peels addressing symptoms such as sun damage, aging, acne and discolorations.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Christa Dunlevy + Eddie McHale

Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Are Your Year-End Tax Plans “Taxing?”

A Quick Look at 2016 Year-End Tax Planning Ideas for Business Owners and Other Executives
The end of the summer doesn’t just signal the start of a new football season. No, in fact, this is the time of year when many tax professionals turn their thoughts to best practices for year-end tax planning for their clients, businesses and practices. Dean Johns, CPA and Principal at John D. Dovich & Associates, LLC, recently chatted with a few peers from Flynn & Company, a local CPA and business consultancy located in Blue Ash, to discuss the subject. Rick Flynn, CPA and President of Flynn & Company, along with co-workers, CPAs Stephanie Pape and Kent Owen, offer a few key focus areas.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

#HOPEFUL

Lauren Chesley did not fall off the map after her marriage four weeks ago. Instead, the absence was much more about being speechless. What she discovered during her month long unintended “quiet time,” is that when she talks less, she listens more.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

RWA Architects is Honored to Receive a Rehabilitation Award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association for the Norwood Fire Company No. 2!

In 1987, the last active duty fire fighting squad pulled out of the Norwood Fire Company No. 2. A municipal budget crunch had forced the abandonment of the historic 1914 structure and consolidation of the fire department to a newer, centrally located firehouse. After nearly three decades of neglect, a generous donor offered to fund the restoration of the structure as the new home for the Norwood Firefighters Association.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

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