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The Summit, a recently opened, top of the line Wyndham property in Madisonville, is ready to meet every need for your upcoming meetings, conferences, trade shows and business events. At the Summit you will find 19 meeting rooms and 32,600 square feet of versatile indoor and outdoor meeting space outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and ergonomic furniture. Meeting rooms are filled with natural light from floor to ceiling windows. The best of business is conducted in the most conducive environment. The Summit offers intimate, well decorated venues for 10 or fewer people up to dynamic, engaging space for groups of 380, configured grand ballroom style for galas and award dinners or spread out through pre-event space for trade shows and multi-function conferences.

Education, Independent Advice, User-Friendly Technology

Lang Financial Group recognizes the integral role technology plays in helping individuals and companies find the right mix of health insurance benefits to meet their needs and budgets.

Transparency, Trustworthiness, Honesty:

While the types of court cases Thompson Hine Civil Litigator Tony Hornbach tries vary – everything from general commercial cases and construction cases to landlord/tenant disputes and non-competition cases -- his approach to his clients and his goals with respect to these cases remains constant.

Quiet Care Technology

It’s not the fictional artificial superintelligence system by the same name featured in those Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, but it does help safeguard some of humanity’s most vulnerable members.

Twice the Power When Financial Planning & Wealth Management Combine Forces

When David Foster, CPA, CFP®, and W. Mark Motley, MBA, CFA®, founded Foster & Motley, Inc., in Cincinnati in 1997, they offered their clients cutting-edge, fee-only financial planning and wealth management all under one roof. No one realized at the time, however, just how powerful the “&” unifying not only their names, but also their financial services, would become.

The Local Family Jeweler Helping Families Find New Heirlooms One Watch at a Time

Cincinnatians – and thanks to the store’s internet presence, people from all over the country – have been relying on the Stafford family for over 40 years to help them select fine Swiss timepieces.

A Love for Law and a Penchant for Helping People

She’s been on what she calls the sexual harassment training circuit since October 2017.

Meet Justin Doyle Homes: One of the Fastest Growing Custom Home Builders in the US

Growing Leaders and Creating High Performing Workplace Cultures

There is just something not right with my team. For whatever reason, we are not performing.

Conversations on Leadership, Business and Ethics

Cory Carlson believes executive coaching can’t be confined to the workplace. It has to be holistic, taking into account that what applies at work applies at home as well.

Should You Stay or Should You Go?

If you’re changing jobs or getting ready to retire, you may be considering an IRA rollover – which means transferring funds from a qualified retirement plan, like a 401(k) or 403(b) account, to an IRA. But before you move your stash, be sure to do your homework.

The Civic Leadership Award Class of 2018

Uplifting the Community Through Treats

As the old adage goes, the dog is man’s best friend. And what better way to show you love your furry friend than by giving them the all-natural treats from Brewhaus Bakery, all while supporting a good cause?

A New Season for Artful Living

Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start, and indigenous craft gallery is throwing open the doors on its new space. Less than a mile away from the original O’Bryonville gallery, which opened in 2006, the new location in East Walnut Hills sparkles with tall windows, high ceilings and new art and artists to discover.

A Five-Star Experience

Justin Doyle Homes is among Cincinnati’s premier home builders, with a commitment to quality products, peak standards and customer service that exceeds expectations. A recent winner of the prestigious LEAD Emerging Business Award, Doyle takes great pride in the consistent delivery of excellence he and his staff have maintained in an ever-growing business.

Spring for a New Look

Spring is a great time for a home refresh. Jill Koch, interior designer with Designs on Madison, an interior design firm in East Walnut Hills, says when winter is finally over, “sprucing up the house brings excitement for the warm weather approaching.”

Racing into the Future

Besides founding GBS, the successful IT company based in Newport, Kentucky, Gaby Batshoun has never run out of passion projects to dedicate himself to, whether it is at home or in the community. Cars have been one of those passions ever since Batshoun was a kid in Jordan tinkering in his father’s repair shop.

To The Top of Mount Everest and Back

“As a kid, I had a Helen Keller poster on my wall that read ‘You can accomplish anything you put your mind to,’” remembers Matt Brennan. “Mt. Everest is the ultimate test to that saying. It represents the pinnacle of achieving what is possible.” This spring, Brennan is on his way to become the first Cincinnatian to climb Earth’s highest mountain.

A New Brand of Hospitality

The brand-new Summit Hotel brings a special kind of hospitality to Cincinnati. As the first property opened under the Dolce name since Wyndham purchased the brand in 2015, The Summit has been carefully and thoughtfully designed to nourish the needs of both guests and locals from the ground up.

RoundTower Honored as Recipient of 2018 Dell EMC Partner of the Year Award

RoundTower announced today that it has received the 2018 Dell EMC Marketing Excellence Award for achieving outstanding results and demonstrating commitment to Dell EMC and customers. This marks the first year RoundTower has received this exclusive recognition.

C-Suite Award Luncheon - Class of 2018

The C-Suite Award honors our region’s leading chief executive officers; chairmen; chief operating, information, marketing and financial officers and other C-level executives.

Highlift Equipment is Breaking Ground!

Highlift Equipment is expanding.

C-Suite Awards Class of 2018

The C-Suite Award honors our region’s leading chief executive officers; chairmen; chief operating, information, marketing and financial officers and other C-level executives. The criteria for the C-Suite Award is based on the individual’s invaluable contributions to their organization and our region, as well as his/her personal leadership characteristics that cultivate a thriving and progressive community.

Philanthropy Lies at the Heart of Human Greatness

Skystone Partners believes that philanthropy lies at the heart of human greatness. Committed to philanthropy and to expanding its influence here and around the world, we look at fundraising as a noble profession. As such, our role as consultants is to help nonprofit organizations increase their value to society through philanthropy. In addition to arts and cultural organizations, we establish partnerships with civic and community organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals and other health agencies, social service organizations and many other nonprofits.

Family Ties

Having a long-lasting marriage is an accomplishment in itself, so it’s even more amazing when a couple also manages a successful business partnership. Venue sat down with Realtors® Perrin and Diane March to find out how they make working together work – for themselves and their clients.

The Emerging Business Award: Class of 2018

The Emerging Business Award honors businesses that are in the midst of experiencing growth or have been steadily growing throughout the years. Companies were selected based on their leadership, expertise in their field and the positive impact they are making in the lives of their employees.

CPS and Partners Launch Cyber Security Academy at Taft IT High School

Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.

CPS and Partners Launch Cyber Security Academy at Taft IT High School

Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.

Making Life Sweet in Mariemont

Visiting Groovy Gumball Candy Co. in Mariemont Village is an adventure in fun. Entering the brightly-colored whimsical store, you can’t help but smile.

Forging Strategic Partnerships to Protect Clients

Investors rejoiced when the current bull market reached its eighth straight year of rising United States stock prices. However, as with anything as volatile as the stock market, it also leaves investors on edge as they wait for the next downturn or recession.

A Family Affair

Having a hand on the helm of a business is a Shiver family tradition, whether as CEO behind Shiver Security or literally piloting a Flight Solutions jet. Running a successful enterprise carries a commitment to the community, a commitment that has been recognized for generations of Shiver leadership.

Three Simple Strategies to Reduce Tax-Time Stress

As many of us know too well, there is no way to escape filing your taxes. It can be a stressful time.

Telhio Civic Leadership Awards Luncheon

A New Year - A New Financial Opportunity

Tis the season of resolutions, and while almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, very few are successful in seeing them through. While many will rightfully focus on physical wellness by eating healthier or working out at the gym, we believe you should also focus on your financial wellness.

From a Doodle to Production: How to Design a Jaguar

In October, University of Cincinnati (UC) transportation design students got a rare insight into the inspiration and passion behind the classic design of a Jaguar.

Contemporary Style, Traditional Service

While the sleek, contemporary furnishings are eye catching, one of the first things many customers notice when entering the BOVA store in Deerfield Township might be a pack of four friendly Golden Retrievers. The dogs are part of the Mangat family and part of what makes BOVA a true family operation.

Demonstrate, Fascinate and Educate

Hanson Audio Video’s new retail showroom in Montgomery has been carefully designed to provide an exciting and dramatic experience that will WOW you. But beyond that, the intent is education through demonstration.

Timeless Art, Affordable Tiles

Think you know everything there is to know about Rookwood Pottery? Think again.

John F. Barrett's Vision Shapes His Legacy

There are few leaders whose vision has not only shaped the tapestry of Cincinnati through business and philanthropy, but has also shaped their own legacy. In Cincinnati, we have been blessed to have a number of civic leaders who have risen to strengthen our city’s future while overcoming obstacles using their incredible innovative spirit and entrepreneurial passion to make our city better.

In Retirement, Plan to Make Your Money Last

Planning for retirement is a lifelong process that should begin as soon as you start working and continue throughout your retirement years. But whether you are five years from retiring or 30, the following can help you achieve financial security for when the big day finally comes.

New Faces & Proven Investment Advice

Horter Investment Management is always on the lookout for financial advisors who can help guard and potentially increase clients’ hard-earned money. As Horter has had great success, they are proud to take on two new Cincinnati-based investment advisor representatives who will help provide sound advice using Horter’s financial planning methods.

Shining a New Light on Design in Cincinnati

Whether you do modern or don’t, Switch Lighting’s new showroom on Fourth Street is a must-see stop for people passionate about design.

Building on Tradition of Community Service to Help Hurricane Victims

With more than 50 years of service to the Greater Cincinnati business community, Lang Financial Group has long helped businesses and individuals find the right benefits packages for their needs.

Retirement Income Planning ... 5 Principles to Keep you from Running out of Money

30 years ago, planning for retirement wasn’t too complicated. That generation of Americans had pensions and social security guaranteeing their monthly spending needs. On top of that, retirement was shorter as the average person did not live as long into retirement.

Preserving Queen City Memories One Ceramic at a Time

Since reopening, Rookwood Pottery Company has restored its legacy as a world-renowned ceramics company. Now, the legendary local business is partnering to preserve its history, as well as Cincinnati’s, through commemorative art tiles, ornaments and other ceramic pieces.

How to Build a Better Brewery - and a Dream

Rivertown Brewery founder Jason Roeper and Cincinnati Commercial Contracting (CCC) president John Westheimer admit there were plenty of late nights going over blueprints. And, yes, some beers were consumed. After all, they were building a brewery.

50 Years of Leadership and Generosity

It takes true love for a company and its people for someone to stick with them for 50 years. Bartlett & Co, a Cincinnati-based Registered Investment Advisor, is happily celebrating Rick Reynolds’ 50th anniversary with the firm, but his work extends far beyond the office into the city he loves.

An Investment in Trust

Founded in 1966, The Randolph Company has provided their clients financial assistance for decades. Established by Guy D. Randolph Jr., the firm originally specialized in life insurance. They have since developed into an investment advisory firm under the leadership of Carter F. Randolph, PhD, who took control of the company in 1996.

The (Not So) Surprising Secret to Wealth

Without a doubt, the most reliable way to build wealth is to steadily and consistently save as high of a percentage of your income as you can. In other words, one of the most reliable predictors of wealth is one’s ability to delay gratification.

Talking Business ... With a Few Local Business Owners

While Cincinnati may be home to ten Fortune 500 companies, small-to-medium-sized privately-owned businesses play a critical role in our local economy.

Transferring the Keys to Success

After working for the City of Blue Ash for 34 years, Barb Griffin will retire as general manager of the Cooper Creek Event Center in October and turn over the responsibilities to Josh Hettinger.

Rising Star Medical Leaders; Healthcare's Changing Landscape

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.

John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Awards Luncheon presented by EO Cincinnati

Blue Ash Move Exceeds Expectations

Increased foot traffic and the ability to conduct training and present seminars in their own conference facility are but a few of the benefits of Diversified Brokerage Specialists’ move to Blue Ash in 2008.

More than 1.3 Billion Reasons to Celebrate

Drew Horter has led Horter Investment Management into a successful firm with more than 350 financial advisors.

The Right Mix of Independent Advice and Technology

For more than 50 years, Lang Financial Group has helped thousands of companies and individuals find the right mix of employee benefits to meet their needs and budget.

The Leading Businesses and Organizations of West Chester, Liberty Township and Hamilton

Ohio is filled with exceptional people who believe lifting the lives of others is of greater purpose than elevating oneself. Telhio Credit Union, in partnership with LEAD Magazine, is proud to recognize these influencers; they serve with humility, empowering others to grow.

How will 2018 Regulation Impact the way you Invest?

Though not as sensational as other news stories or as appealing to the pundits on cable TV talk shows, a new federal regulation goes into effect next year concerning the way many receive advice on how to invest their hard-earned money.

Doni Flanigan Changing Cincinnati One Home at a Time

Venue magazine and Doni Flanigan are honored to present some of the women who routinely make a difference in the lives of many.

How Can You Afford NOT to Have a Financial Advisor?

You tend to hear a lot about the fees financial advisors charge, but very little about the advantages and cost savings that getting good, solid advice provides. The advisors at Mossbarger Deimling Moler Financial Strategies Group (MDM Group) of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC are committed to making sure their clients experience the value of top-notch financial consultation.

Celebrate Your Business

Are you hosting a business meeting for 10, a conference for more than 2,000 or anything in between? Are you looking to host it in a serene and picturesque setting, surrounded by a beautiful, award-winning, Arnold Palmer-designed golf course?

Different Building, Same Sparkling Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

Like the glistening diamonds they sell, the Richter & Phillips Company’s new store sparkles and shines.

Discover the True Luxury of Relaxing

Whether it is to melt away the stress of the day, entertain guests or relieve some aches and pains with hydrotherapy, adding a hot tub to your home will provide you with ways to slow down and enjoy spending time with those around you.

Immedion Keeps the Western & Southern Open Always On

From infrastructure support and management to on premise networking, Cincinnati Tennis relies on Immedion's data center and managed services to keep the Western & Southern Open always on.

A Small Business's Solution to Increasing Inclusion

After age 18, there are fewer educational opportunities for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Paul and Terri Hogan of Contemporary Cabinetry East in Blue Ash are trying to close that gap and show other small business owners that including people with disabilities in the workforce is a benefit, not a hindrance, to their bottom line.

Rethinking Retirement

The word “retirement” has a different meaning for everyone. For most, retirement is known as a time of joy, engaging in activities of interest, travel, and more time with loved ones. As people are living longer and healthier lives, the challenge of achieving this lifelong dream is greater, therefore changing the way retirement is viewed. The traditional approach, work and save until you hit your “number,” is no longer the only strategy. Jared Nickoli shares 3 approaches to retirement we see today.

De-Mystifying the Fiduciary Standard

Fiduciary. An odd sounding word to describe something to do with money. In fact, as the definition of the word illustrates, “fiduciary” is at its core, a word with the concept of trust, confidence, obligation, law and benefit attached to it.

A Free Education on Paying for College

Whether it is day-to-day decision making or long-term planning, any parent can relate to the challenge and responsibility of raising a child and striving to give them the best future possible.

The Great Leaders Under 40

The Great Leaders Under 40 Awards 2017

Leading Family-Owned and Privately-held Companies of Greater Cincinnati

A Thoughtful Approach to Risk Management

People don’t expect a doctor’s assessment of their health and any subsequent recommendations to be exactly the same for every patient. The same can be expected of accountants or contractors who are building a home.

Healthcare Leadership Awards

Healthcare Leadership Awards 2017

Leaders of Investing

Horter Investment Management not only puts great care on where they invest for their clients, they have also invested in an experienced team of advisors. These people work with clients individually to achieve a desired lifestyle during retirement.

Ready to Launch

The buzz of Cincinnati’s booming startup community called attorney Paige Connelly to Thompson Hine’s Emerging Companies practice after starting her legal career following a decade away from the Queen City. Now she’s helping entrepreneurs navigate the legal framework that girds the region’s thriving innovation ecosystem.

Manage Risk and Build Weatlh

Uncertainty is a force that can build anxiety, cause fear and lead to avoidance, especially when it comes to investing in the stock market. However, Carter F. Randolph, president of The Randolph Company, says avoiding stock market investment altogether can be equally risky.

Ohhh So Relaxing

Mitchell’s is a full salon and day spa that offers services from hair, nails and skin to makeup, eyebrow threading, massages and wet-room body treatments. Our skin department also offers specialized anti-aging services to target those “glorious” signs of aging.

A Design-Build Construction Company

Cincinnati Commercial Contracting (CCC) is a design-build company, founded by John Westheimer, which has operated throughout the Tri-State area since 1979. CCC is also a commercial real estate developer and property management company.

Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati & Mercedes-Benz of West Chester: Community Contributers

Learning to Climb Down the Mountain

For most of us, climbing a mountain can be just as intimidating as planning and achieving our financial goals in order to ensure the comfortable retirement that we’re looking for.

Making an Impact

The history of endowment funds is long and impressive, but there’s never been such opportunity for donors to secure their legacy through planned charitable giving as there is today. Cincinnati is no stranger to this practice.

Pillars in Our Community

​VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm is proud to partner with LEAD Cincinnati on this special supplement recognizing 50 top nonprofit organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

A Dynamic Team

It’s been a great year for Ramada Plaza Cincinnati.

What We Believe About Investing... and You Should Too

We are currently living in a world with a lot of changes and uncertainty. We often find in a time like this, the best question to ask is what won’t change ... these six truths give us a way to stay sane by focusing on fundamental truths regardless of the environment.

The Interaction of Space and Culture

Graydon law firm looks to shape culture by designing an environment that reflects their values.

Flash: The Increasingly Affordable Solution to Data Storage

Growth needs room, and in today’s technology-dependent world, data storage is more crucial than office space. Tegile System’s leading-edge data-storage solutions enable clients to accelerate their applications, speeding up how fast they can run an entire business.

Leading Home and Garden Businesses

Greater Cincinnati has a variety of home and garden businesses to help you refresh your space this spring. Whether you need design services to revamp an outdated kitchen, a one-of-a-kind home decor item or a home theater system to trick out your man cave or she shed, these local and national companies will set you on your perfectly paved path.

Learning How to Retire

Planning your retirement and understanding financial markets can be daunting tasks for some people. It requires a professional team to help you attain your goals.

Emerging Business Award: Class of 2017

The Emerging Business Award honors businesses that are in the midst of experiencing growth or have been steadily growing throughout the years. Companies were selected based on their leadership, expertise in their field and the positive impact they are making in the lives of their employees.

The Secret is Out

Locals from many locales often prefer to keep their sweet spots a secret.

Becoming a New Downtown Destination

If a single spot on the map can represent Cincinnati’s downtown transformation, it might be an art deco storefront at West Fourth and Plum Streets. That’s where Bertie Ray III and Drew Dearwester have just opened Switch on Fourth, the newest location of their growing business, Switch Lighting & Design.

Financing Local Businesses and Cincinnati's Future

Being around for over 100 years, it’s safe to say that MainSource Bank knows a few things about what it takes to make a successful business and keep it successful. Senior Vice President David B. Cardell sat down with LEAD to share his experiences of working in Cincinnati and his advice on how to keep the city’s future bright.

New Regulations for Investors

Until recently, it was common for a client’s interest and return on investment to take a backseat to a stock brokers’ own quest for personal profit.

Finances and the Newly-Married

Dean Johns of John D. Dovich & Associates, LLC, recently sat down for a chat with three young professionals, to get their perspective on some financial “do’s and don’ts” for the newly married.

BDO USA, LLP Announces Appointment of Sandra Worthington as Audit Office Managing Partner

BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations, today announced that Sandra L. Worthington has joined as the Cincinnati Office Audit Managing Partner.

A Common Sense Approach to Success

Since 1966, the Randolph Company has been serving Greater Cincinnati through sound investment opportunities and portfolio management. Chairman and president Carter F. Randolph, PhD and his team manage portfolios worth more than $500 million.

Locally Owned Independent Agency Earns Reputation for Superior Customer Service

Roehr Insurance Agency has created a name for itself thanks to a hard-earned reputation for superior customer service. Alvin Roehr, Jr., the president and CEO, prides himself on delivering protection for each client based on their specific needs. His agents cultivate a personal relationship with each customer.

Resources Beyond Money

As financial advisors, our team at Beshear Financial gets to see firsthand the abundance of resources our clients manage beyond money. I was recently reminded of the resources we all have beyond money. We’ve found the following “Life Account Paradigm” incredibly helpful in planning and strategy for clients, and I believe these are important even if you are not a person of faith.

Maximizing the Middle

As the U.S. Census Bureau prepares to name the Cincinnati-Dayton region a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) by as early as this year, the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance is embracing the many economic opportunities – as well as the challenges – the designation will present to the local business community.

The Value of a Financial Advisor

In years like 2015 when the market provides little or no return, there are often articles written presenting a case as to why a financial advisor is necessary, given the cost. These articles can build a compelling case, but they typically assume a financial advisor’s sole responsibility is managing money.