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Celebrating Three Decades of Flipping the Furniture Industry’s Status Quo

Thirty years ago, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams joined forces to form a fashion-forward brand that would disrupt the traditional furniture industry. Gold, a former furniture buyer at Bloomingdales, and Williams, former art director at Seventeen Magazine, shared the belief that comfort and creativity have the power to change lives.

Building a Custom Home 101: Construction Contracts

Most of us do not spend our time planning out construction deals for new custom homes. So, when someone decides they want to build their dream home, most people begin the process at a disadvantage. Graeme Daley, founder of Daley Design + Build, believes that one of the best ways people can arm themselves before beginning the custom home building process is to have a basic understanding of the different construction contract arrangements that may be offered by builders and which one suits their wants and needs.

Law & Music: His Persistence Pays Off

From the time Kaoru Suzuki was six years old and learning to play the violin, “lawyer” wasn’t even a blip on his “when I grow up, I want to be a…” radar. In fact, Suzuki, today a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice at Thompson Hine LLP, earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music at Rice University in Houston, and was a professional musician for four years before he decided to change his professional tune.

Grooming G2: Financial Firm's Succession Plan a Foundational Priority

When Dave Foster and Mark Motley teamed up just over two decades ago to create the independent, employee-owned financial planning and investment management firm Foster & Motley, it was not unlike that classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial where two people walking down a street – one eating peanut butter and one eating chocolate – collide. One person exclaims, “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” and the other person exclaims, “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!” But after sampling the combination, the two people extol the new mixture’s scrumptious taste, resulting in the ever-popular candy bar’s ensuing slogan, Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together.

Are Private Investments Appropriate For You?

The capital markets have been the most accessible means of generating wealth for savers throughout the last 100-plus years. Traditional equity and bond markets have afforded anyone with the ability to set aside money for the intermediate- and/or long-term the opportunity to generate returns in excess of whatever has been readily available to them via traditional banking products (i.e. savings accounts and CDs). These markets have permitted individuals to accumulate the trillions of dollars that currently reside within 401(k)s and IRAs. But with equity markets near an all-time high and long-term interest rates still historically low (and for other reasons alluded to below), investors are clamoring for returns that might not realistically be available to them throughout the next 10 years by way of a well diversified equity and/or bond portfolio. For many investors, private investments are now an option and, in many cases, part of the solution.

Uniting Communities to Change Lives

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is on a mission to unite communities to change lives so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. For more than 100 years, United Way has represented the Greater Cincinnati region’s largest mobilization of people coming together to build a stronger community. We are tens of thousands of volunteers, nearly 85,000 donors, more than 1,000 partnering companies, 140 leading social service agencies, and a workforce of over 100 committed people – all coming together to do more than any of us can alone.

Today’s Academic Achievers Are Tomorrow’s Community Leaders

Workforce development is the hot topic for all school districts right now, says Tom Isaacs, Warren County Educational Service Center (WCESC) superintendent, and every school district across the state is working hard to align graduates with future jobs. Warren County schools, however, are taking this important assignment a step further, Isaacs notes.

Revolutionizing the Nature of Fashion Through the Japanese Lens

It’s no secret that Cincinnati is a city that’s passionate about the arts. From institutions like the Cincinnati Ballet to the Symphony Orchestra and organizations like ArtsWave and the Cincinnati Arts Association, the city is full of artistic influence and persuasion. One such artistic venue is the Cincinnati Art Museum. Founded in 1881, the museum has over 67,000 pieces for visitors to appreciate and enjoy and features various national and international exhibits each year. One such upcoming exhibition is “Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style.” This exhibition, rather than featuring traditional Japanese garments, focuses on the influence of the kimono on Western culture.

Cincinnati Partnership Creates Nation's First Law Student Diversity Case Competition

Cincinnati-based law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp (KMK Law) and the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Center for Professional Development recently partnered to build the nation’s first and only law student diversity case competition.

Car Donation Ministry Offers Recipients a Spiritual Lift

Karla was 40 years old, single, had lost both her parents and her sister in a short period of time. Working various jobs through a temp agency to become self-sufficient. Karla was making enough money to pay her bills but not enough to purchase a vehicle. She decided to start her own cleaning business and needed a vehicle large enough to carry her cleaning supplies and equipment to and from her clients’ homes and office.

Tenure & Tenacity

Few business leaders in the region have experienced the length of energetic tenure or have inspired such sustainable community impact as Joe Hinson, president and CEO of the West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance. Approaching his 21st year with the organization this August, Hinson has much to celebrate as he and his team continue to position The Chamber Alliance as a regional leader when it comes to furthering economic and community development in the ever-growing West Chester-Liberty area.

Best of the Best: Growing, Transforming A Leadership Community

Now in its 11th year, Network of Executive Women (NEW) Cincinnati continues to foster a growing community of women in leadership. The local non-profit organization – one of the almost two dozen regional NEW communities that comprise the national Network of Executive Women – welcomed 1,000 attendees to its sold-out May Learning and Networking Event featuring keynote speakers Jennifer Garner, chief brand officer for Once Upon A Farm and a spokesperson for Save the Children, and John Foraker, CEO of Once Upon a Farm and founder of Annie’s Organics.

They Never Met But He Is Making Her Dreams Come True

Cincinnati natives Esther Becker and Yosef Kirschner never met, but their story about building Cincinnati’s Jewish community together is one of intertwined dreams.

Pre-Owned Luxury Boutique Opens in Hyde Park

If you revel in the satisfaction of looking like a million bucks without having to spend it, you’ll want to head straight to Stafford Jewelers’ new 1,000-square-foot pre-owned luxury boutique located on Hyde Park Square.

SAVE THE DATE: Stepping Stones Celebrates 15th Annual ‘Bloom’ Gala Sept. 7

Stepping Stones’ Bloom gala, an evening of live music, dancing, and tapas dining, will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at Greenacres Arts Center in Indian Hill.

My Margie: Seniors Connect With Technology

When seniors in residential living apartments at Marjorie P. Lee (MPL) learned they would each be getting a Samsung Breezie electronic tablet specifically designed for seniors, the overwhelming response was excitement. “Many residents already had some familiarity with technology,” says Stephanie Antoun, Administrator of Health Services. At MPL, residential living is defined as seniors who live independently or receive enriched living assistance in their apartment.

Tips and Strategies For Making Your Retirement Planning All About You

In the 1970s, a group of high-net-worth executives from the Kodak Co. was looking for a creative way to shield more of their salaries from income taxes. They conceived a plan that would allow them to exempt up to a quarter of their income and invest it in the stock market. They took their plan to their congressmen and convinced them to introduce legislation that would add a new section to the Internal Revenue tax code based on those very terms. The section was enacted into law in 1978.

An Electrifying Drive

“The Jaguar I-PACE has an elegant, aerodynamic design and it offers excitement from every angle you view it from,” says Jaguar Land Rover’s Sales Guide, Michael Hamlin.

Bespoke Seating Dining by Design

Orange Chair is far from your average upholstery shop. Filled to the brim with various building materials and colorful swathes of fabric, the workshop is a riot of creativity. It’s clear upon a visit to the “Shop” that the organization is focused on innovation and creating an amazing finished product for their clients.

A Senior Living Community Built With You In Mind

Think of luxurious living – of personalized, a la carte services, a state-of-the-art community and a place where everything is catered to your specific needs. Think of a place that truly feels like home.

Don’t Toss Your Old Toothbrush

Anderson Dental Care is participating in the National Colgate & TerraCycle Oral Care Recycling Program. In partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation, the state that recycles the most oral waste will receive a playground for a children’s hospital.

2019 Women of Influence Awards at The Manor House

The Women of Influence Award honors our region's leading women who have helped shape the success of their organization and have demonstrated exceptional leadership.

Here Comes the Sun

Granted, few of us will climb a mountain or have time for a week in the woods, but with winter’s days behind us we will be able to enjoy more time outdoors. For much of that time we will be close to home, in our gardens and yards and on our patios and decks.