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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.
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

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.
Tue, Aug 20, 2019

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.
Thu, Aug 15, 2019

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.
Wed, Aug 14, 2019

The Longworth-Anderson Series Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Talent in a Perfect Jewel of a Theater

In the midst of its third successful season of contemporary music programming at historic Memorial Hall, the Longworth-Anderson Series (LAS) continues to present an all-star line-up of nationally recognized performers and bands.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

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.
Mon, Aug 12, 2019

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.
Thu, Aug 08, 2019

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.
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

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.
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

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.
Mon, Aug 05, 2019

Why I Love My Wife

I have been writing financial planning articles in Lead and Venue for the last five years. Over 30 articles later, I wanted to take a brief break from financial planning and dedicate my column this month to my wife. She turned 40 in May, and it occurred to me that I would rather write about her than anything financial. After all, any column on money pales in comparison to writing about relationships. One of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffet, recently said what matters most “is that the people you care about love you back.” I hope that is the case for me.
Thu, Aug 01, 2019

Dr. Kritsky's Pocket Guide to Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

If you haven’t had a chance to take in the amazing “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” exhibition at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC), you still have time. Heralded as the largest traveling collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, the exhibition – consisting of 350 original relics (the oldest dating back 4,500 years) – will be on display through August 18.
Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Surprise Proposal: Lexi Kilgore & Tyler Edwards

Though Lexi Kilgore and Tyler Edwards met as teenagers, sparks didn’t fly until five years later when their paths crossed again. “When I saw him, I was stunned,” recalls Lexi. “Tyler had grown up!” Tyler was equally smitten, and the two dated for four years. Tyler knew he wanted to propose so after getting the blessing from Lexi’s parents, he and her mom, Karen, started to plan the perfect proposal.
Tue, Jul 30, 2019

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.
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

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.
Wed, Jul 24, 2019

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.
Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Art in Bloom Spotlights Fine Art Masterpieces with Floral Interpretations

Art in Bloom returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum this fall with floral arrangements inspired by the museum's permanent collection from October 17-20. Visitors can experience the floral displays for free during regular museum hours. Extended programming and special events will allow for additional experiences. Some special events are ticketed and require reservations. Please visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/artbloom for full information.
Mon, Jul 22, 2019