Most of us do not spend our time planning out construction deals for new custom homes. So, when someone decides they want to build their dream home, most people begin the process at a disadvantage. Graeme Daley, founder of Daley Design + Build, believes that one of the best ways people can arm themselves before beginning the custom home building process is to have a basic understanding of the different construction contract arrangements that may be offered by builders and which one suits their wants and needs.
From the time Kaoru Suzuki was six years old and learning to play the violin, “lawyer” wasn’t even a blip on his “when I grow up, I want to be a…” radar. In fact, Suzuki, today a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice at Thompson Hine LLP, earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music at Rice University in Houston, and was a professional musician for four years before he decided to change his professional tune.
When Dave Foster and Mark Motley teamed up just over two decades ago to create the independent, employee-owned financial planning and investment management firm Foster & Motley, it was not unlike that classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial where two people walking down a street – one eating peanut butter and one eating chocolate – collide. One person exclaims, “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” and the other person exclaims, “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!” But after sampling the combination, the two people extol the new mixture’s scrumptious taste, resulting in the ever-popular candy bar’s ensuing slogan, Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together.
The capital markets have been the most accessible means of generating wealth for savers throughout the last 100-plus years. Traditional equity and bond markets have afforded anyone with the ability to set aside money for the intermediate- and/or long-term the opportunity to generate returns in excess of whatever has been readily available to them via traditional banking products (i.e. savings accounts and CDs). These markets have permitted individuals to accumulate the trillions of dollars that currently reside within 401(k)s and IRAs. But with equity markets near an all-time high and long-term interest rates still historically low (and for other reasons alluded to below), investors are clamoring for returns that might not realistically be available to them throughout the next 10 years by way of a well diversified equity and/or bond portfolio. For many investors, private investments are now an option and, in many cases, part of the solution.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati is on a mission to unite communities to change lives so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. For more than 100 years, United Way has represented the Greater Cincinnati region’s largest mobilization of people coming together to build a stronger community. We are tens of thousands of volunteers, nearly 85,000 donors, more than 1,000 partnering companies, 140 leading social service agencies, and a workforce of over 100 committed people – all coming together to do more than any of us can alone.
In the midst of its third successful season of contemporary music programming at historic Memorial Hall, the Longworth-Anderson Series (LAS) continues to present an all-star line-up of nationally recognized performers and bands.
Workforce development is the hot topic for all school districts right now, says Tom Isaacs, Warren County Educational Service Center (WCESC) superintendent, and every school district across the state is working hard to align graduates with future jobs. Warren County schools, however, are taking this important assignment a step further, Isaacs notes.
It’s no secret that Cincinnati is a city that’s passionate about the arts. From institutions like the Cincinnati Ballet to the Symphony Orchestra and organizations like ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Arts Association, the city is full of artistic influence and persuasion. One such artistic venue is the Cincinnati Art Museum. Founded in 1881, the museum has over 67,000 pieces for visitors to appreciate and enjoy and features various national and international exhibits each year. One such upcoming exhibition is “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.” This exhibition, rather than featuring traditional Japanese garments, focuses on the influence of the kimono on Western culture.
Cincinnati-based law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp (KMK Law) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Center for Professional Development recently partnered to build the nation’s first and only law student diversity case competition.
Karla was 40 years old, single, had lost both her parents and her sister in a short period of time. Working various jobs through a temp agency to become self-sufficient. Karla was making enough money to pay her bills but not enough to purchase a vehicle. She decided to start her own cleaning business and needed a vehicle large enough to carry her cleaning supplies and equipment to and from her clients’ homes and office.
Few business leaders in the region have experienced the length of energetic tenure or have inspired such sustainable community impact as Joe Hinson, president and CEO of the West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance. Approaching his 21st year with the organization this August, Hinson has much to celebrate as he and his team continue to position The Chamber Alliance as a regional leader when it comes to furthering economic and community development in the ever-growing West Chester-Liberty area.
I have been writing financial planning articles in Lead and Venue for the last five years. Over 30 articles later, I wanted to take a brief break from financial planning and dedicate my column this month to my wife. She turned 40 in May, and it occurred to me that I would rather write about her than anything financial. After all, any column on money pales in comparison to writing about relationships. One of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffet, recently said what matters most “is that the people you care about love you back.” I hope that is the case for me.
Contemporary Indian photographer Sohrab Hura receives his first solo museum exhibition, organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, from October 5, 2019–February 2, 2020. The Levee: A Photographer in the American South presents an 83-picture suite titled The Levee, in which Hura explores themes of connection, perspective and place.
If you haven’t had a chance to take in the amazing “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” exhibition at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), you still have time. Heralded as the largest traveling collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the exhibition – consisting of 350 original relics (the oldest dating back 4,500 years) – will be on display through August 18.
Though Lexi Kilgore and Tyler Edwards met as teenagers, sparks didn’t fly until five years later when their paths crossed again. “When I saw him, I was stunned,” recalls Lexi. “Tyler had grown up!” Tyler was equally smitten, and the two dated for four years. Tyler knew he wanted to propose so after getting the blessing from Lexi’s parents, he and her mom, Karen, started to plan the perfect proposal.
About every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. If you want to help bring a ray of hope to someone enveloped in the darkness of a blood cancer diagnosis, there is still time to register to participate in this year’s Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Light The Night Walk, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Tri-State Southern Ohio Chapter.
Now in its 11th year, Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati continues to foster a growing community of women in leadership. The local non-profit organization – one of the almost two dozen regional NEW communities that comprise the national Network of Executive Women – welcomed 1,000 attendees to its sold-out May Learning and Networking Event featuring keynote speakers Jennifer Garner, chief brand officer for Once Upon A Farm and a spokesperson for Save the Children, and John Foraker, CEO of Once Upon a Farm and founder of Annie’s Organics.
Cincinnati natives Esther Becker and Yosef Kirschner never met, but their story about building Cincinnati’s Jewish community together is one of intertwined dreams.
If you revel in the satisfaction of looking like a million bucks without having to spend it, you’ll want to head straight to Stafford Jewelers’ new 1,000-square-foot pre-owned luxury boutique located on Hyde Park Square.
Art in Bloom returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum this fall with floral arrangements inspired by the museum's permanent collection from October 17-20. Visitors can experience the floral displays for free during regular museum hours. Extended programming and special events will allow for additional experiences. Some special events are ticketed and require reservations. Please visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artbloom for full information.
With a mission to bring Shakespeare and other classic theatre to life for audiences of all ages, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has been sharing the wit and magic of Shakespeare with audiences since 1993. Originally founded as the Fahrenheit Theatre Company, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s first production was “The Taming of the Shrew” in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. In 2014, CSC became one of the first five theatres in the U.S. to “Complete the Canon” by professionally producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays.
Last year on their seventh dating anniversary, Matt See popped the question to Kailey Dennull, his high school sweetheart. When choosing a wedding date, they wanted to get as close to their dating anniversary as possible, so they picked May 11.
Although many acts of kindness, generosity and selflessness go unsung, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Southwest Ohio wants to be sure everyone knows about two of their most hard-working volunteers, Dan Feldkamp and Petra Vester. Together with JDRF, they help raise funding for Type 1 diabetes research.
Rated as the number one zoo in the country by USA Today, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden attracts over 1.8 million visitors each year. This is quite an impressive feat for a city with a metropolitan area of 2 million. The Cincinnati Zoo is the second-oldest zoo in the United States, opening in 1875, shortly after the Philadelphia Zoo opened in July 1874. One of the oldest nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati and the number one attraction in the Tri-State area, the Cincinnati Zoo has an estimated annual economic impact of $143
An expanded partnership between two historically significant Cincinnati institutions promises to provide visitors to each a variety of excellent opportunities for gleaning a greater understanding of the poignant stories and unique exhibitions offered by both.
The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra marks its 45th anniversary this year. To celebrate the occasion, as well as the highly successful 2018 Summermusik festival season that saw a dramatic 50% increase in subscriptions, this year music director Eckart Preu has again programmed three weeks of innovative and entertaining concert events.
Rookwood Pottery to celebrate new store with artist demonstrations, giveaways, and light faire.
Every bride wants to look and feel beautiful on her big day, but there’s a new trend that’s taking shape when it comes to wedding planning – family beautification.
The statistics are, without a doubt, nothing short of staggering. Mental illness is the number-one health problem facing our nation, yet research and access to treatment are still severely underfunded and our country’s mental health system is alarmingly overburdened. Less than 50 percent of people needing mental health care receive the necessary help or treatment.
A third-generation business, Cincinnati Color Company turns 90 this year. Currently, Greg Deifel and his brother, Doug, run the business, which has two locations – Oakley Paint and Glass, 3142 Madison Road and Cincinnati Color, 1027 Dalton Avenue.
Stepping Stones’ Bloom gala, an evening of live music, dancing, and tapas dining, will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Greenacres Arts Center in Indian Hill.
Dan Swormstedt, owner of Court Street Lobster and Fiery Hen, has always been in the business of serving others, usually behind a bar or counter. Swormstedt began his journey working at a pool concession stand as a 14-year-old. He then worked in restaurants during his college years, followed by bartending on the weekends for extra income.
More than 180 golfers hit the links to support Stepping Stones’ programs for individuals with disabilities, raising more than $82,000 for the nonprofit. The Stepping Stones Golf Classic was held Monday, June 10 at O’Bannon Creek Golf Club in Loveland.
When seniors in residential living apartments at Marjorie P. Lee (MPL) learned they would each be getting a Samsung Breezie electronic tablet specifically designed for seniors, the overwhelming response was excitement. “Many residents already had some familiarity with technology,” says Stephanie Antoun, Administrator of Health Services. At MPL, residential living is defined as seniors who live independently or receive enriched living assistance in their apartment.
While not newcomers to the custom home building industry, native Cincinnatians Andre and Kea Frazier created their own masterpiece when forming Frazier Homes. Frazier has consistently created exceptional custom homes while maintaining the company’s core values of professionalism, integrity and accountability.
It takes more than the perfect homesite to attract home buyers today. They want to belong to a greater community while enjoying a lifestyle that fits their individual needs, so a builder’s flexible design approach is key, says Tom Humes, President and Founder of Traditions Building & Development Group.
In the 1970s, a group of high-net-worth executives from the Kodak Co. was looking for a creative way to shield more of their salaries from income taxes. They conceived a plan that would allow them to exempt up to a quarter of their income and invest it in the stock market. They took their plan to their congressmen and convinced them to introduce legislation that would add a new section to the Internal Revenue tax code based on those very terms. The section was enacted into law in 1978.
“The Jaguar I-PACE has an elegant, aerodynamic design and it offers excitement from every angle you view it from,” says Jaguar Land Rover’s Sales Guide, Michael Hamlin.
Michael Whitley, general manager of Jeff Ruby’s premium steakhouse, The Precinct, had nearly given up his hope of finding “the one.” That is, until he met Erin.
A refurbished military vehicle turned mobile community center for new media art practices is coming to Cincinnati from July 3–5 as part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibition.
A little over a year ago, Holly Maloney’s phone rang. Turns out, she had been nominated to join the cast of The American Dream, a national show about the real estate lifestyle featuring top Realtors from around the country.
In celebration of Independence Day, the Cincinnati Art Museum is offering free admission for all to new special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, on Thursday, July 4, from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. General admission to the museum is always free.
Stepping into Elemental OM’s Mason location, located in an old church, feels like a breath of fresh air. With a wide open space featuring local artwork and large, stained glass windows allowing the sunshine outside to pour in, the space seems peaceful and full of light and color. With a main space featuring refurbished 100-year old wooden floors, the open area evokes a sense of history and serenity. Pamela Quinn, owner of Elemental OM and author of “The Elemental Cleanse,” spent more than eight weeks refurbishing, cleaning and painting the studio herself. Why put in so much effort to open another studio? Because Quinn is passionate about what she does – and how she does it differently than everyone else.
Celebrate the opening of special exhibition Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Dark: Kimono My House, Friday, June 28, 5–10 p.m.
Aging, menopause, pregnancy and childbirth – it’s no secret that a woman goes through a myriad of changes throughout her lifetime. And those changes are often accompanied by a slowdown in collagen production, which in turn causes a decline in a woman’s vaginal lining.
“The annual wellness exam is where we take a look at what is going on in your life. It’s that checkup that can set a patient on the course for long-term health maintenance,” says Dr. Meghan Markovich, Physician Director of Value Based Performance at St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams isn’t your average furniture store. They’re a company working to provide unique and beautiful products that are stylish, comfortable and environmentally friendly. Not only have they been successful in providing such products, but they have been doing so for 30 years.
Women in the Tri-State are incredible. It’s a time to honor and remember those who have sacrificed their lives to serve others. It’s also a time for reflection and gratitude. As a motivational speaker, I am often asked to share about my life. I’m grateful that my response always begins the same: I’m proud to be a veteran. It is chiseled on my heart and soul. I am honored to have served my country, and although I was injured in the line of duty, I would do it all over again. It was a personal obligation for me.
Orange Chair is far from your average upholstery shop. Filled to the brim with various building materials and colorful swathes of fabric, the workshop is a riot of creativity. It’s clear upon a visit to the “Shop” that the organization is focused on innovation and creating an amazing finished product for their clients.
Think of luxurious living – of personalized, a la carte services, a state-of-the-art community and a place where everything is catered to your specific needs. Think of a place that truly feels like home.
Anderson Dental Care is participating in the National Colgate & TerraCycle Oral Care Recycling Program. In partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation, the state that recycles the most oral waste will receive a playground for a children’s hospital.
The Women of Influence Award honors our region's leading women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated exceptional leadership.
Granted, few of us will climb a mountain or have time for a week in the woods, but with winter’s days behind us we will be able to enjoy more time outdoors. For much of that time we will be close to home, in our gardens and yards and on our patios and decks.
Venue Magazine hosts a Women of Influence Mixer on Monday, June 10th, 2019 to kick off the awards event that was held on Tuesday, June 11th. The event was sponsored by U.S. Bank Wealth Management. The Women of Influence Award honors our region's leading women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated exceptional leadership. We hope you can join us to celebrate these amazing women who have been nominated!
For a Kenwood family, a ‘decent size’ kitchen with a small island and crowded footprint recently took on a whole new shape after being remodeled by Kinsella Kitchens and Baths.