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John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Awards 2018 - Video Series (Part Two)

In October of 2018, Venue Magazine honored Barbara Hogan, Co-Owner & Vice President of Afidence, Evans Nwankwo, President of Megen Construction and Michael Sutter, President & CEO of BBC Technology Solutions.

How to Design + Build Homes Without Hidden Costs

With over 15 years of experience, Graeme Daley has set out to create truly customized homes while eliminating the surprise costs that are often sprung on clients during construction.

John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Awards 2018 - Video Series (Part One)

In October of 2018, Venue Magazine honored Cynthia Booth, President & CEO of COBCO Enterprises DBA McDonald's, Jeff Ruby, Owner of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment and Jonathan Adams, President of SALIX.

Where History Horses & Hospitality Meet

Walt’s Hitching Post is one of the most iconic restaurants in the tri-state area with a rich history that is shared by the flavor of the fare, the ambiance of the rooms, the hospitality of the staff, and even the unique aroma of the walls. It all started back in 1942 when Walt Ballanger and his wife Mary founded the establishment, which they named from cast-iron posts where guests could tie up their horses.

The Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati Fall Learning Event

The Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women, growing business and transforming the workplace through the power of community, is commemorating its 10th anniversary in 2018. To complete the celebration this year, NEW Cincinnati featured keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins, the author of “What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue,” and creator of a new video training series called “Inclusion Insights.” Dr. Robbins spoke to more than 700 male and female consumer product and retail leaders at the NEW Cincinnati 2018 Fall Learning Event at JACK Casino on October 25, 2018.

Focused Growth

The largest ophthalmology organization in the midwest, Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) has embarked on a new partnership that has the potential to grow one of the nation’s leading eye care organizations to new heights.

The Smart Home of Tomorrow Today

Since 1999, locally owned and operated Hanson Audio Video has been equipping families with optimum solutions for Home Theater, Hi-Fi Audio and Smart Home Automation in their homes.

Gift Giver's Paradise

There’s something for everyone at Village Junction. Walking in the front door, you’ll immediately notice the store’s cozy atmosphere.

Northeast Ohio’s Kalman & Pabst Photo Group Aims To Expand Its Statewide Presence

CLEVELAND (November 1, 2018) – Kalman & Pabst Photo Group (KP Photo), an award-winning Cleveland, Ohio commercial photography, digital artistry, video, and CGI studio today announced the opening of a strategic, southern Ohio sales office to focus its efforts on attracting and servicing new business opportunities within the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton markets.

Fall Venue Release Party at Horter Investments

The Beauty is in the Details

FOUNDRYno.201 specializes in full-service residential and commercial interior architecture and design. We recently sat down with the Cincinnati-based firm to learn more about their unique approach to design.

Wine, Feasting & Fun

Tony Bassano is the new general manager at the lovely Eddie Merlot’s restaurant in Montgomery, Ohio, the only Cincinnati location. I had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Tony about this esteemed position. Though, it was challenging to have a conversation without several interruptions because Tony is gregarious and well-loved by his staff and patrons.

Conversations on Leadership Readiness

Heritage Bank was founded in 1990 with the specific mission of preserving the concept of local community banking in Northern Kentucky where residents can get advice and service from professionals who live in their communities. Heritage has grown to 20 branches with over 200 employees and $835 million in assets. In the last year, the bank opened its first branch across the river in Mason, Ohio. It will open a Montgomery, Ohio office in February.

An Urban Transformation

This year’s HGTV Urban Oasis 2018 is a Dutch Colonial house nestled in the vibrant community of Oakley, Ohio. The home is walking distance to shops, restaurants and parks and just a short drive from Cincinnati’s downtown nightlife and attractions. Local firm, Platte Architecture + Design, was selected to lead the architectural design for the project. The project all began with a cryptic phone call from a realtor who was looking for a team to renovate a dilapidated property. Platte was invited to tour the property. When asked what he thought could be done with the property, Kurt Platte remembers saying that the sky is the limit. Platte signed a contract before it was divulged that the client was HGTV. A few weeks later, Platte was sitting in his downtown Cincinnati office with the host of HGTV Urban Oasis 2018 and a project manager.

Incredible Journey

“He was an ordinary man who made extraordinary decisions under extraordinary circumstances.” Verbally summarizing Nelson Mandela’s legacy comes easily for documentary photographer Matthew Willman. But earning the privilege of being commissioned by The Nelson Mandela Foundation to chronicle the last 10 years of the South African president’s life in pictures? That proved to be as professionally and personally challenging as it was rewarding.

Sharing the Warmth, Beauty and Festivities of the Holidays

What interior holiday décor are you dreaming of this year? Have you even had time to think about it? The reality is, the holidays are right around the corner. Whether you’re imagining one Christmas tree or three, a bare-bones mantle with minimal greenery, or a front entry that looks and smells like a full pine forest, Robin Buop, owner and head designer at Botanica, invites you to stop by for an invigoratingly fresh breath of holiday decorating inspiration.

Dayton, Kentucky:

Excellent schools. Incredible waterfront living. Luxury lifestyle developments. And a five-minute drive to Downtown Cincinnati. These are but a few key factors in Dayton, Kentucky joining the ranks of OTR and East Walnut Hills as communities experiencing massive revitalization.

Finding Compassion Through Pain

Pain led Natasha Kohorst to her passion. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without having gone through the suffering I’ve experienced.”

Transformative Real Estate Development Rolling Along the Riverfront

Manhattan Development, LLC – the catalyst behind what has been dubbed by some as the next great real estate transformation along the banks of the Ohio River – is charging ahead with its estimated $20 million Gateway Flats at Manhattan Harbour apartment project, while plans are approved and moving forward for the developers’ additional estimated $8.5 million in development on the 73-acre mixed-use site in Dayton, Kentucky.

The Better Personal Trainer

“Our agents are giving our customers relationship, accountability, and an ear who is willing to listen to whatever it is they need to talk about. Whatever it is the person needs to keep them on track for their goals, we’re going to give that to them, but we’re doing it all by text message,” says Dan Rye, co-founder and CTO of Kai Coach. Kai, a lifestyle coaching company enabled through text messaging, was founded in 2017.

Dr. Steve Robbins Explores Unconscious Bias at NEW Cincinnati Fall Learning Event on October 25

The Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati, a non-profit organization focused on advancing women, growing business and transforming the workplace through the power of community, is commemorating its 10th anniversary in 2018.

Freedom's Envoys

Like the abolitionists who pushed for the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation so many years ago, the 31 members of The Ambassadors – the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s support network – are committed to pressing on for freedom for today’s enslaved, here, across the country and around the world.

Changing the Cannabis Conversation in Skincare

“Cannuka is a medically-inspired, all-natural skincare line. What makes us unique is that we use cannabis (CBD) and Manuka honey as our two primary ingredients,” says Michael Bumgarner, founder of Cannuka. Cannuka, a line of skincare products, focuses on the use of CBD – derived from industrial hemp – and Manuka honey, cultivated in New Zealand.