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Design Risks and Going Beyond the Basics Key Strategies for Sanctuary Designs

“My ultimate goal is to create unique, beautiful, peaceful spaces that are also highly functional for my clients,” says Henry, whose design mottos include, “Simplicity, Not Stuffiness,” “Inspiration, Not Limitation” and “Accessibility, Not Pretention.” Her mission is to help clients create living spaces they love that allow them to exhale when they come home.

The Sharonville Ramada Plaza to Become First Delta Hotel in Cincinnati After $8-10M Renovation

The Ramada Plaza in Sharonville is getting a serious facelift in the near future. Guests can look forward to the first of a series of Delta Hotels by Marriott in Ohio. The Ramada Plaza will be switching to the Delta Hotels brand with a renovation of $8 to $10 million dollars. The hotel offers the ideal location, situated across from the Sharonville Convention Center in the heart of the Northern Lights District.

Kuy Plastic Surgery Utilizes Cutting-Edge Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to Improve Skin Health and Strength

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is just one of the many procedures offered by Kuy Plastic Surgery and Swiss Medispa. This cutting-edge procedure utilizes a patient’s own blood to improve damaged skin. The result is healthier, rejuvenated skin. A small sample of blood is drawn and from there the platelets are isolated. Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting and healing process. When platelet rich plasma is injected into a damaged area of the skin, it initially causes mild inflammation. However, it then triggers a healing process, releasing enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair damaged areas. Ultimately, new collagen begins to appear. As the collagen matures, it shrinks and the damaged area is tightened and strengthened. When treating patients who have skin that has been damaged by the sun or time, the procedure results in healthier and younger looking skin. It is most often utilized to rejuvenate damaged skin around the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, neck, jawline, chest and décolletage, back of hands and arms and lips.

Cincinnati Museum Center Presents New OMNIMAX Theater Film: "Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation"

Who doesn’t remember their first IMAX theater experience? Well, I don’t, come to think of it. I mean, I do – It was in the late 1990s and I remember being awestruck and amazed. But I didn’t live in Cincinnati at the time, and as far as the name and nature of the film, I draw a blank.

Hanson Audio Video Wins CEDIA 2018 Showroom of the Year

Architects, designers, home builders and home owners are looking for ways to create beautiful, functional spaces that complement the lifestyles of their clients or their own families. Their objective is to achieve a pleasing design but also enable functionality and ease of use related to the space. The design of living spaces will integrate features that draw on a number of senses.

Eddie Lane's Diamond Showroom Named Consumers' Choice Awards Number One Jeweler in Cincinnati for Four Consecutive Years

Cindy Lange was just 14 years old when she began working at her father’s business, Eddie Lane’s Diamond Showroom.

Northwestern Mutual Encourages Generosity in Giving to Create Happier Lifestyles

My career in financial planning has led me to spend a great deal of time thinking about and researching why people spend money the way we do. The conclusion I have come to is we spend it however we feel will make us happy. Happiness could mean possessions, financial security, status, etc.

Christ Hospital Utilizes Cutting-Edge, Minimally - Invasive Valve and Aneurysm Procedures

At The Christ Hospital it is a most exciting time for heart care. Never before have so many therapies been available to patients, including novel treatments for aortic aneurysms, minimally invasive mitral valve procedures and more. According to Dr. Geoff Answini, surgical director and thoracic & cardiac surgeon specialist at Christ, the hospital offers the full gamut of cardiac surgery – from coronary bypass, aortic and mitral valve surgeries to complex repeat open-heart surgeries as well as mechanical assist devices for heart failure patients. The Christ Hospital also offers a broad selection of treatments for thoracic aortic disease, including aneurysms involving the aortic root, ascending aorta, aortic arch and descending thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, as well as aortic dissections.

NURFC Deputy Director Plans 15th Anniversary Event

She’s been enamored with the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) since it opened its doors almost 15 years ago. And now, since being appointed the center’s deputy director in June, Jacqueline K. Dace continues to not only embrace, but propel the museum’s commitment to promoting unity and freedom for all.

Perrin & Diane March Display Stunning Renovation of Carl Strauss Home in Hyde Park

When Carl Strauss designed his masterpiece at 3 Melville Lane, the home was celebrated for its elegance, relationship to its surroundings, and livability – qualities that became trademarks of the Cincinnati architect’s designs. Sixty-six years later, the home is enjoying renewed acclaim, following a renovation that stripped it to its exterior studs and painstakingly put it back together. Every room, material and detail has been meticulously renovated to ensure the survival of Strauss’s local brand of modernism.

James Free Jewelers Named Lux 2017 Ohio Jeweler of the Year

When it comes to jewelry services, few jewelers are as equipped to satisfy your needs as the team at James Free Jewelers. With a comprehensive staff of designers, jewelers, gemologists and consultants whose life passion is the creation of fine jewelry, you can shop with the confidence that your precious possessions are in good hands. Since its founding in 1940, James Free has been trusted by tens of thousands of satisfied customers. James Free has raised the bar for excellence in customer service and no-pressure sales.

Coldwell Banker's Julia Wesselkamper Presents The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre, Unveiled in the 2019-2020 Season

Julia Wesselkamper’s love of live theatre set the stage for her ongoing passionate pursuit of diversity, community and charitable outreach to ensure all people not only have access to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, but are represented in every way possible through the work of the Board of Trustees and the Playhouse’s Diversity Committee.

American Heart Association Presents "Young at Heart" Greater Cincinnati: Heart Ball March 2019

Ol’ Blue Eyes probably wasn’t singing about diet, exercise and other elements of a heart-healthy lifestyle with his whimsical take on a youthful disposition. But the Greater Cincinnati American Heart Association (AHA) figured the “Young at Heart” concept works just fine as its theme for this year’s 26th annual Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball.

Victoria Morgan and Carmon DeLeone of the Cincinnati Ballet Present "Dancing to OZ" April 2019

For Victoria Morgan, there’s no place like the ballet studio. But it took more than clicking her heels to realize her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Partners with Sunbrella to Create Durable Collections

These were phrases that were once uttered with great frequency in homes that contained high-quality furnishings. But no more, thanks to Sunbrella®, which has revolutionized the way we think about and use upholstery performance fabrics. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has partnered with Sunbrella to offer several collections, all of which offer durable, stain- and fade-resistant fabrics in multiple styles and colors. This means that families – including children and pets – relax on sofas and chairs without fear of ruining them with a careless spill, dirty footprint, or muddy pawprint.

Krummen Plastic Surgery Blends Different Therapies to Meet Patient Needs

The most rewarding facial rejuvenation journey often includes a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures, says Donna Krummen, M.D., FACS.

Abstract Artist in Cincinnati Receives William Duebber Artist Award

Mary Barr Rhodes’ artistic journey began in her childhood years in West Virginia. The artist who first dabbled in art with her older brother’s art supplies draws her inspiration from nature and is well-known for her signature emotion-evoking abstract painting style. “As an artist, I believe that it is my job to bear evidence to the world in which we live.” Rhodes shares. “And, because our society is in turmoil at this time, I hold on to my romantic roots that art should make a person stand still, to view the art in a state of mindfulness. So, I invite the viewer to feel my art. My work is like jazz – it is to be felt, not defined.”

4C for Children Honors Kim Chiodi and Dr. O'dell Owens as Champions for Children at Spring Gala

Many heroes often go unsung, but 4C for Children is working to make sure the spotlight shines on two of theirs.

Pure M.D. Med Spa Utilizes Innovative Technology to Remove Scars and Improve Recovery

When it comes to health and beauty, Dr. Suresh Gupta, medical director of Pure M.D. Med Spa, wants his clients to look their best so that they can experience the physical and mental transformation that inevitably follows.

"Future of the Arts" Gala Presents Performance of Cincinnati Arts Organization in Collaboration with SCPA Students

According to Charity Navigator’s 2017 study of Cincinnati, the 56 largest charities in the Queen City consistently rank higher than comparable charities around the country in assets, contributions and revenue. Further, 23.2 percent this funding is put toward the arts, culture and humanities. It’s been proven that Cincinnati is a generous city, especially when it comes to the arts. Organizations like the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Pops and the May Festival Chorus are living examples of this generosity.

Stafford Jewelers Introduces New Look With the Same Great Quality

Stafford Jewelers is sporting a new brand, and their Kenwood location has a more approachable, personal look and feel. But their time-tested, family-strong business philosophy hasn’t wavered, says Amy Stafford. This second-generation community-centered company remains dedicated to providing the best customer service, at the best price, for the best quality.

Foster & Motley Prepares Clients for the Responsibilities of Estate Executor

True or False: You have to be an attorney or well-versed in financial and tax matters in order to serve as the executor of a loved one’s estate. True or False: The best place to keep a will or trust is in a safe deposit box at your bank. True or False: Your responsibilities as the executor of a loved one’s estate begin after he or she dies.

Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center Relaunches "Studio A" Cosmetic Division

Reaching the decision to undergo elective surgery is never easy, but at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, the entire staff has a goal to make every procedure one their patients will actually love. “It may sound unusual,” says Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn, “but we really feel our patients are going to enjoy this experience.”

Broadway in Cincinnati Announces Four Upcoming Shows In 2019

If you’re searching for a reason to kick back, relax and enjoy a few hours of quality entertainment this spring, look no further – Broadway in Cincinnati has options for you.

McHales Catering Expands Services to Cincinnati Club

The food business is nothing new to Chuck McHale. His grandfather was a grocer and his father was a butcher. Chuck stepped into the catering side of the business. From 1990 till 1998 their business was catering corporate lunches, other offsite events, and some weddings.

John D. Dovich & Associates Making Sure You Are Prepared for a New Year of Financial Wellness

While many Americans will rightfully focus their new year resolutions on physical wellness, we believe you should also focus on your financial wellness. This is especially true as we wrap up a year of significant volatility within the markets and some uncertainty heading into 2019. While focusing on your investment portfolio is critical, it’s also a great time to think through other areas of your financial lives.

St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute Awarded American Heart Association Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation

In the four years since St. Elizabeth Healthcare established its Heart & Vascular Institute, hospital officials knew they were well on their way to fostering a high-quality cardiac care system.

Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank Discusses Anticipating the Financial Needs of an Increasingly Diverse Population

Gunjan Kedia is transforming the face of wealth management at U.S. Bank by working to make wealth management delightful for all, regardless of their current income level.

Dermatology Laser & Vein Center Using Revolutionary, Noninvasive Procedures For Faster Results

Nothing lasts forever, but we are fortunate to have methods to help maintain how we look and feel. As we live healthier and longer lives, we want to keep our outside appearance a reflection of how we feel inside. Therefore, people often undergo periodic procedures to boost appearance and, by extension, self-esteem. The great news is that these days, it’s not always necessary to go under the knife, as there are a multitude of non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments available. For instance, Dr. Shalini Gupta, owner of The Dermatology Laser & Vein Center, says that two of the most requested procedures these days are EMSCULPT (used for body contouring) and Thread Lifts (used for skin tightening).

Twin Lakes Senior Living Community Completes $52 Million Expansion

One of Shirley Davies’ final wishes was to enhance and enrich residents’ quality of life at Twin Lakes Senior Living Community in Montgomery where she had enjoyed life so immensely. She generously bequeathed a donation of $500,000, and with the help of subsequent generous gifts, a new multi-purpose community center bearing her name now serves as a warm, inviting gathering place for residents, their families and friends to celebrate, learn and entertain.

Episcopal Retirement Services to Continue Additional Renovations

When Charles Lee established Marjorie P. Lee (MPL) in 1963, he fulfilled his wife’s dying wish: to create a home-like environment where older adults would receive quality care and live with freedom, choice and purpose. Every decade or so, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) substantially renovates the community that bears Mrs. Lee’s name with this mission – and current or future market demands – in mind.

Surgeons & Sports Medicine Work to Minimize Pain & Discomfort

Though it can be intimidating to see a surgeon, Dr. Michael Planalp and his skilled colleagues at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine help ease their patients into treatment. They find a diagnosis and then outline possible options, from least to most invasive to prepare patients for wherever they are on the spectrum.

The Sheridan at Mason Offers Memory Care Programs

The Sheridan at Mason, offering assisted living and memory care, fosters a vibrant senior community with amenities and activities that help seniors stay active and engaged with life.

Kinsella Kitchens Completes Year-Long Project for Thrilled Client

Since the early 1960s, Kinsella Kitchens has crafted thousands of kitchens, baths and other rooms around Cincinnati. Today, the second and third generation of the Kinsella family continue the tradition of quality, service and excellence.

Grace Jones Partners with Other Interior Designers to Host Fundraiser for New Life Furniture Bank

One day Grace Jones, lead interior designer and owner of Dwellings on Madison, was chatting with her friend and fellow designer Kent Shaw, owner of his own firm and member of Bello Design Group, about their passion for giving back to the Cincinnati community. Shaw mentioned that he felt drawn to help New Life Furniture Bank (NLFB), the only nationally registered furniture bank in southwest Ohio serving those who are struggling with homelessness and poverty. When Shaw filled Jones in on NLFB’s mission, she, too, was compelled to get involved.

St. Elizabeth Physicians Treating Delicate Problems for Women

Has your bladder betrayed you since giving birth to your children? Does urinary incontinence regularly ruin your day? Do you get the feeling your pelvic floor is no longer your friend?

Children's Home of Cincinnati Celebrates for Rockin' At Riverfest Fundraising Event

Over the past 154 years, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati has evolved to meet the needs of the community in thoughtful and impactful ways. The Children’s Home has developed a culture that is built around a continuum of care that includes providing health counseling in more than 170 local schools, expanded early childhood programming, a comprehensive autism program, a health clinic which features an open access policy for mental health and medical management services, and workforce development opportunities that prepare young people grappling with emotional and behavioral challenges for life after high school.

DesignBuildCincy Celebrates Craftsmanship Event at Music Hall

A very special event will take place this fall in the Grand Ballroom at Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall. DesignBuildCincy, a unique show, features fine craftsmanship and design for consumers and professionals interested in architecture, remodeling and renovation. The show will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 in the heart of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine, where visitors can walk to the area’s many attractions: Washington Park, local bars, restaurants and Findlay Market, or use the Connector to arrive at the steps of Music Hall.

Sterling Homes and Designs on Madison Team Up for Homearama Project

Amy Holt, founder and owner of Designs on Madison, hears it all the time: what’s it like to build a Homearama home without a homeowner onsite to select floorplans and fixtures and everything in between?

BDO Managing Partner Focuses on Brand Growth

When it was announced in November 2014 that SS&G, Inc., one of the largest accounting practices in Greater Cincinnati at the time, was merging with BDO – then the country’s seventh largest – there were, as might be expected when discussing accounting, a lot of numbers reported as news of the two financial firms’ fusion spread.

Compassion, Concerns for Clients and Community

For more than 50 years, Lang Financial Group consultants have helped thousands of companies and individuals determine the right mix of benefits to meet their needs and their budgets. But the firm’s compassion stretches beyond its clients to positively impact the greater good.

Color Revolution

This season, we invite you to create comfort in your surroundings with our richly layered Fall 2018 Collection. Visit our Cincinnati Signature Store, where you’ll find inspiration to make your space a warm and relaxing haven, for those you love and those you love to entertain.

Adding a Pool to an Empty Nest

After years of consideration, Beth and Dave Schirmer took the plunge and decided to get an in-ground pool. “We enjoy being at our home and property and wanted to find a way to enhance it,” says Dave. “And the pool has certainly done that. We’ve spent more time in our yard this last summer than we have in the last 15 years.”

Growing the School-Business Connection

From the moment the first Cristo Rey high school opened in Chicago 22 years ago, there was an instantaneous relationship between the private college preparatory school and area businesses, a connection embodied in an innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). The school’s dual-focus education model caught on immediately, and today DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, is one of 35 Catholic high schools in the Cristo Rey Network currently serving 11,500 students nationwide.

Time, Talent and State-of-the-Science Treatment

Lindner Center of HOPE, a distinguished leader in offering comprehensive, patient- and family-centered care for people suffering with mental illness and substance use disorders, continues to blaze trails with its state-of-the-science treatment programs and progressive, compelling, clinical research.

Teaching Each Other About Friendships Across Borders

“Nice family, warm hearts.” That’s how Stav Barkai, an Israeli 19-year-old in Cincinnati for a year of service, described the Klings, who live in Montgomery, Ohio and are members at Adath Israel Congregation.

Story Telling In Color

Walking into Cincinnati artist Dawna Boehmer’s home is like walking straight into a gallery of color and imagination. Sitting in the entryway is a large painting of a young girl sitting in her room surrounded by a soccer ball and guitar, ballet slippers, a spaceship – all things that represent a child’s dreams, says Boehmer. After all, what child doesn’t want to be a famous athlete, musician, dancer or astronaut?

Designed for Luxury

A sumptuous brunch with the freshest of ingredients sourced from area farms and fields is what Kyle Goebel, the Executive Chef at The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, has in store for you and your guests at Cincinnati’s sophisticated new destination hotel.

Finding the Best In the Struggle

Tawnia Justice has a favorite kind of client. To be more precise, she has many favorite clients, but one favorite kind. What they share is that they’ve decided to forget what was and what is and, deep down, make a change.

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

In October of 2018, Venue Magazine honored Jon Mitchell, President & CEO of Illumination Works, Mary Miller, CEO of JANCOA Janitorial Services and Mike Sipple Jr., President of Centennial Inc.

Putting Their Building's Best Face Forward

Buildings, like people, need a little rejuvenation now and then. A nip here. A tuck there. A bit of brightening, perhaps, to accentuate the outward positives.

Give Yourself The Gift Of Head-To-Toe Revitalization

The holidays are just around the corner, and the physicians and wellness and beauty experts at TriHealth Cosmetic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center are happy to help you restore a youthful appearance or reawaken your natural beauty.

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 Hosts 10th Anniversary 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.

A Center for Faith

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.

Navigating The Maze Called Open Enrollment

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.

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.

Local Woman's Cancer Treatment Signals

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.

Making Over Mommy: Renewed Confidence and No Regrets

“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.

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

Connect, Inspire & Empower Women In the Community

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.

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.

State-of-the-Art Treatment

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.

Infusing Hope

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.

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.

Executive Coaching & Empowering Millennials

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.

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.

Clot Removal Procedure Offers Hope to Stroke Patients

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.

Cultivating Community Partnership

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.

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.”

John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Awards 2018 Honorees

The 3 Non-Negotiable Keys to Becoming a Disruptive Leader

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.

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.

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.

Insights from Our Rising Star Medical Leaders: Summer 2018

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.

A Shining Legacy

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.

Serving Clients Better Through A Professional Collaboration

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.

Miranda Glaser + Joseph Nickell

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Trump's Economic Policies

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.

Practical, Competent, Psychological Counseling That Has Guided Clients for 3 Decades

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.

Philanthropy Lies at the Heart of Human Greatness V3

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.

Summer Time – and the Living is Easy

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.

Attracting & Retaining Talent

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.

The Future Is Bright

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.

Potential Perks (and Pitfalls) Beyond Your Paycheck

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.

Tears & Investing

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 Art of Inspiration

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.