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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Due to increased resident demand for services and events, Christian Village Communities is building a new, state-of-the-art worship center named for longtime church leaders Sam and Gwen Stone to unite all residents in their faith-filled community.
As we approach most employers’ benefits open enrollment season, we are mindful of the many decisions people have when it comes to employee benefits. FSAs, HDHPs, HSAs, life insurance, disability insurance, Roth 401(k)s...the list goes on and on. For some, it can be relatively straightforward. For others, it can be very overwhelming and results in many employees electing benefits they may not understand or even need. In this article, we will summarize some of the key benefits we discuss with our clients as they go through the open enrollment process.
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.
There’s something for everyone at Village Junction. Walking in the front door, you’ll immediately notice the store’s cozy atmosphere.
It wasn’t the ideal way to start a vacation. In June of 2013, 34-year-old Christina Haywood and her boyfriend had just started a summer getaway when she got the call. She had been diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer.
“If I could change anything, it would be how long it took me to make that appointment,” says local mom Jackie about her recent “Mommy Makeover” at Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center. “And now, I feel like myself again,” she adds.
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.
The practice of law has historically been a male-dominated field. The same was true at KMK Law, but in 1980 the Cincinnati-based firm hired its first female attorney. This year, 60 percent of their new attorneys are women.
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.
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.
As the region’s only fully-integrated, multidisciplinary program focused on treating patients with benign and malignant tumors of the brain, pituitary gland and skull base, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Brain Tumor Center continues to deliver world-class clinical care via its top-notch technical and surgical expertise, state-of-the-art treatment options and access to the latest clinical trials.
Myth: When choosing where to beat your cancer, you can select a facility with preeminent physicians employing groundbreaking treatments or a practice that embraces each case personally and treats patients like family. Myth: You can’t have both. Myth: And if you live in Greater Cincinnati, prepare to travel. These myths are being dispelled every day at OHC.
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.
Cory Carlson’s question for business leaders is: The millennials are here – what are you doing about it? How are you investing in the next generation of leaders? Carlson, who left his corporate sales and marketing position two years ago to become an executive coach, reminds his clients that growth depends on empowering younger leaders.
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.
“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.
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.
A sobering statistic from the American Heart Association: A stroke occurs somewhere in the United States roughly once every 40 seconds, killing an estimated 133,000 people annually. The good news? Two Mayfield Brain & Spine vascular neurosurgeons – Andrew Ringer, M.D., and Lincoln Jiménez, M.D. – are expertly trained in performing a breakthrough blood clot retrieval procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, offering hope to those who suffer large-vessel, or ischemic, strokes.
The partnership between Global Business Solutions, Inc. (GBS) and Covington Catholic High School (CCH) began accidentally four years ago at a Robotics Team practice. Serving as CCH’s Robotics Coach, Gaby Batshoun, GBS President/Founder noticed an IT network performance issue. Immediately he knew there was a problem. After further discovery, it led to a meeting with CCH Principal, Bob Rowe. During that first meeting, Principal Rowe and Gaby discussed the school’s technology infrastructure, but more importantly, Mr. Rowe shared his vision of creating a comprehensive STEM program – so began a partnership that has helped transform the school into a leader in STEM education.
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.
Pain led Natasha Kohorst to her passion. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without having gone through the suffering I’ve experienced.”
In both global and local levels, CEOs, executives and businesses are pushing for greater innovation and productivity, diverse corporate cultures and fiscal robustness. Good is no longer good enough. The business environment is turbulent, and the stakes are rising. Jeanne Omlor gives advice to leaders on how to achieve business transformation.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
It is no secret that our firm has a huge respect for practitioners working within the medical profession. In fact, many years ago, our very first clients were physicians, surgeons and specialists in ophthalmology. We have great respect for the sacrifices medical professionals make on behalf of their patients, and our community.
Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) had already established a nearly 100-year-old reputation for excellence in the musical arts when it merged with the University of Cincinnati (UC) in 1962. At the time of this merger, though, theatre was largely in the domain of UC’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Horter Investment Management, which in 2018 has grown to manage over $1.3 billion in assets, has forged a new alliance with CPA-Plus Network. In an interview with Drew Horter, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Horter Investment Management, Horter talks about this alliance.
After the outcome of the 2016 election caught most investors off guard, the stock market rallied and was eventually up 35 percent. All investors expect the market to fluctuate and, of course, the challenge is having the skill needed to be able to predict those ups and downs. Navigating the market with a businessman in the Oval Office instead of an experienced politician has added a new layer of complexity.
For Dr. John Thomas, “speaking the language” of his varied clientele is a big part of the reason he’s been able to maintain a successful practice for over 30 years. Dr. Thomas has a diverse clientele and provides services for a wide range of cognitive behavioral and emotional issues.
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, and social service organizations, and many other nonprofits.
We have had a long, cold winter with freezing temperatures and unseasonable snowfall well into April. Summer is finally here – a welcome breath of fresh air. Today, the outdoors plays a major part in our lives, especially in the summer.
Business owners face significant challenges in attracting and retaining the talent they need to continue growing their business; historic lows in unemployment, fierce competition for top talent, and high employee and candidate expectations are just a few. A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report1 summed it up best when it reported 6.7 million job openings to just 6.4 million available workers to fill them.
Formerly ArchitectsPlus, Luminaut is a company specializing in architecture and design in Cincinnati, Ohio. Luminaut is celebrating their new brand and looking to the bright future ahead.
The days of staying at one job for your entire adult life are largely gone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker stays at each of his or her jobs for around four and a half years, with young employees staying in their jobs about half that amount of time.
I’ve been a financial advisor for almost 20 years. Helping people with their money and their life planning can lead to deep and intimate conversations about life. I love my clients, and I’ve learned a lot from their perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She’s been on what she calls the sexual harassment training circuit since October 2017.
There is just something not right with my team. For whatever reason, we are not performing.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.”
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.
“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.
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 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.
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 expanding.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As many of us know too well, there is no way to escape filing your taxes. It can be a stressful time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Think you know everything there is to know about Rookwood Pottery? Think again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.