One of the great things about being Jewish is the high holidays. Specifically the Jewish New Year.The way I see it, if your hopes, dreams and resolutions didn’t quite happen January 1st…we get another “stab” at it nine months later when the Jewish calendar dictates the date of Rosh Hashanah…the Jewish New Year. Actually quite brilliant.
Driving Solutions at the Speed of Change
If you are a 21st century business, success is all about speed. Change quickly with technology or get left behind. The good news? If you don’t have the on-staff multidisciplinary experience to implement the latest private and public cloud infrastructure and meet the accompanying challenges, take heart: RoundTower Technologies does.
Investing hard-earned savings can be a daunting process filled with anxiety for many households, especially when planning for retirement, the kids’ college educations or both. The same feelings can also describe choosing a firm to handle a family’s financial future in an often volatile market. When looking for help, Josh Deeter, the president of Deeter Advisory Group, suggests counting the number of times you want to meet face-to-face with your advisor and doing research to get a clear overview of the firm.
Vernovis is a boutique staffing firm that connects high demand accounting, finance and technology talent with leading companies. It has experienced remarkable growth since its founding eight years ago. And therein lies a story instructive for dealing with the requirements of the 21st century workplace that emphasize life balance, professional freedom and relationship building.
Since they were young children, Angela Sampson and Jaime Bistrow have always had a camera in their hands. Both women have a true passion for photography. It was a negative experience at Jaime’s own wedding, however, that sparked the birth of AJ Studio.
Since its inception, Morphick has maintained a consistent vision to protect organizations from cyber attacks by providing advanced threat detection and response services that are tailored for each customer’s specific needs.
LEAD Magazine and CHACO are proud to present the Leading Influencers of West Chester and Liberty Township. We wish to thank the Executive Committee of the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance for their assistance in the selection process. West Chester and Liberty Township are enjoying tremendous growth that is helping to fuel the development of the I-75 corridor. There is a thriving business community, top-shelf medical facilities, excellent schools, a variety of entertainment options and engaged civic and non-profit organizations. They are all part of the reason we are proud to call West Chester and Liberty Township home. Without the leaders and key influencers that are introduced to you on the following pages, it would be difficult to enjoy the quality of life we experience each day. Just as important as the past accomplishments of our community and business leaders is their vision for the future.
The University of Cincinnati has been criticized for its lack of diversity but efforts are in the works to change the face of the university.
Off stage, Cincinnati’s Boo Radley can be seen masquerading as IT executives, attorneys, psychologists and marketing consultants. When the members of the band are not behind desks at Cincinnati Insurance or Fifth Third Bank, they’re likely to be practicing in a garage or on stage covering classic and alternative rock hits around the city.
It’s not just another golf outing. Teeing Off For Sight, the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation’s annual fundraiser, netted more than $30,000 this year, and that money will help underwrite three current free eye clinics and one new one slated to open in August.
Flowers are a wedding staple worldwide, signifying various cultures and traditions. The Flowerman puts a twist on the floral concept by offering a unique option: the Do-It-Yourself experience.
Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is a sought after voice pathologist, speaker, author, and master-class clinician regarding vocal wellness and vocal athletes. She wants to ensure your voice matches your body, which is especially important before you walk into a board room or behind a podium. She spent the morning with Kristie Sheanshang of Flair (www.Flairconfidence.com) to share how your voice makes a strong first impression.
There are worse things to have to do for a living than cover actor Josh Hutcherson’s tattoos. All in a day’s work for Jodi Byrne, a professional makeup artist in Cincinnati.
Sterling Homes, WentzDesign & Designs on Madison
Close to Ault Park, three beautiful houses sit on 1.3 acres, capping a tree-lined, dead-end street. Built in 2015 by Sterling Homes, a local custom builder, the houses are just an example of a rise in Greater Cincinnati’s infill market – taking unused, underused or dilapidated lots in an existing neighborhood and revitalizing it with newer homes or structures.
Tracy Ruberg, executive director of The Circuit, has been passionate about technology for as long as she can remember. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to use my years of technology experience to make a difference in the marketplace for businesses, schools and organizations,” says Ruberg. Ruberg believes The Circuit will continue to be a vital resource for the region.
A Match Made in Catch-22 Heaven
The importance of technology for businesses is greater than ever before. However, technology alone is not enough. Without technological advancement, you risk losing a possible advantage over your competition. Worse yet, you run the risk of that competition widening the competitive advantage gap.
JORDAN DALTON, WIFE OF ANDY DALTON, TO HOST ANNUAL BUNCO TOURNAMENT AT THE TRANSEPT – THURSDAY, OCT. 13
Event proceeds benefit the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation
Jordan Dalton, wife of Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl quarterback Andy Dalton, will host her annual Bunco Tournament at the Transept on Thursday, October 13. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation, which seeks to provide opportunities, support and resources to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families in the Greater Cincinnati area through programs like the Pass It On Fund.
With more than 150 members, The Circuit is Greater Cincinnati’s non-profit information technology association. The organization’s goal is to deliver education and informational programs, enable members to connect and foster collaboration. Members come from higher education, public, private and nonprofit organizations, IT solution and service providers, corporate IT departments and solo entrepreneurs.
When Jacki Purcell took an internship position with Northwestern Mutual – Orlando in 2010, she knew she was starting a job where she would help people build wealth, protect their wealth, plan and pursue their passions. What she didn’t know was she was starting a career where she had the ability to change a community.
The Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI-SWOH) hopes to welcome many new faces to its current 1,100-member fold with an expected 15.7 million new project management roles to be created across seven project-intensive industries through 2020.
Too many women are afraid to speak up about important health concerns, especially on the topic of their sexual health. Somi Javaid, MD, a Cincinnati board-certified OBGYN specialist and sexual medicine expert, wants to empower women and start the conversation.
Being the Jewish mother that I am—I seriously didn’t want my 19 year old son (also the baby of the family) to drive 14 hours alone. Better he should fly to soccer pre-camp in New Hampshire. Better that I drive his car and meet him in Amherst.
When Klepak’s daughter, Brittany Adams, saw the post about the makeover contest, she nominated her mother right away. Her entry focused on Klepak’s dedication to being a mother despite her own loss. “She’s always putting everyone’s needs and feelings ahead of her own. She’s been a single, independent mother to myself, my brother and my sister all our lives. She is a true inspiration in my life and to her grandchildren.”
Kevin Ford, owner of Ford-Ellington Wedding & Event Design, and his team are known for creating floral arrangements and room designs that leave clients and guests amazed, excited and thrilled.
• Cyber Security: Is Your Organization Vulnerable? • Social Media and Employment • Careless Social Media Will Cost You • Protecting Yourself From Copyright Violations
A few days before her 49th birthday on August 9, 2011, Lesli Custis was diagnosed with breast cancer. She quit her job and focused on researching and finding treatments. Dr. Ward laid out treatment options and suggested pursuing new treatments through clinical trials.
I am cherishing these final days of summer. I actually think it’s the best time of year to be at home…to cook, to have friends over, to just hang and enjoy the cooler last summer nights. Homegrown tomatoes, peaches…everything is just so yummy this time of year. This all inspires me to cook and entertain.
Dr. Lenchitz became a primary care physician (PCP) after realizing he wanted to treat patients more comprehensively and develop closer doctor-patient relationships.
Are you concerned about how to manage your organization’s health IT privacy and security needs? Leaving these concerns unaddressed can lead to adverse consequences for your organization or your clients. The Health Collaborative can help.
People want to be in Cincinnati because it is a cultured and diverse destination for residents and visitors. From Over-the-Rhine to the downtown riverfront, there is a friendly and walkable cityscape waiting to be discovered.
City Gospel Mission has played a large role in alleviating poverty in Greater Cincinnati for many years. In 2012, JobsPlus Employment Network joined with them to unite their missions to serve the community as they aim to “break the cycle of poverty and despair … one life at a time.”
Brent Degenhardt, president of City Wide Maintenance of Cincinnati, has recently been inducted into the Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK) Class of 2017 by Impact Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Mary Miller, CEO of JANCOA Janitorial Services, a certified WBE that is family owned and operated. You may also recognize the Dream Manager program, which Mary and her husband created and was made popular by Matthew Kelly's bestselling book of the same title. Mary is also an Associate Coach with Strategic Coach working with entrepreneurs at quarterly workshops in Chicago, and on a number of philanthropic boards.
A Starbucks Java Caramel Brulee Frappuccino Grande, a warmed Toffee Doodle cookie and a cheese danish croissant … all scrumptious, but too many bites might wreak havoc with your stomach. So it goes with portfolio diversification. Too much diversification and there goes your portfolio, leaving you with a bad case of diworsification.
Owning and operating a small business isn’t easy, but Hoffman & Albers Interiors continues to grow. The company is celebrating its 23rd anniversary as one of Cincinnati’s premier interior design resources.
Is it ever easy to say goodbye, no matter how old your children are? Sometimes I am the first to admit I wish they would take their stuff and their mess and go… I am sick of looking at their moldy Tupperware in the refrigerator! But, I am not talking about temporary visits on school breaks. I am talking about when they leave. When they really leave. When they really say goodbye. It is the grown up version of how I felt when I dropped them at overnight summer camp for the first time. That feeling of “when will I get the first letter?” No matter how old my kids get (or how old I get), saying goodbye is simply damn hard.
For nearly 20 years, Professional Radiology, Inc. (PRI) has been a leading diagnostic and interventional private practice radiology group, pioneering innovative, cutting-edge technology with a focus on personalized, quality service.
Tom Daskalakis serves as interim chief administrative officer for UC Health’s West Chester Hospital. Daskalakis values creativity and collaboration, especially from a community partnership perspective and the hospitals new maternity unit is an outstanding outcome of that.
Are You Kidding?
One of eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. At least 15 to 20 percent of these women will have genetic or heredofamilial breast cancer. What if we can use gene editing to eliminate breast cancers?
Horter Investment Management, LLC, a $1B asset firm, has expanded to more than 250 investment advisor representatives and more than 100 additional investment advisor representatives with 50 independent advisory firms.
Customers crave value, one-on-one attention and interaction, which is a tall order with a large corporation or a retail chain. One Cincinnati company offers an innovative solution without sacrificing their signature quality.
I might not be the expert on relationship advice, but I am definitely willing to share some of my insights into the unknown world of second marriages post 50. After all, saying it “out loud” helps me remember too!
Hengar Group is a full service firm dedicated to offering all general construction and/or design build services to its clients.
Jennifer Jackson, RN, DNP, chief administrative officer at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, uses her experience and expertise to set a solid example for her team.
U.S. Bank is devoted to Cincinnati and all its promise through enriching business and community relationships. The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank provides investment, trust, banking and planning services for its clients and its advisors serve on numerous boards of community organizations in Greater Cincinnati. Those organizations receive donations, grants, scholarships and hands-on volunteer help from U.S. Bank leadership and employees. In 2015, the U.S. Bank Foundation provided $53 million in grants and contributions to nonprofit organizations. Community sponsorships and U.S. Bank employees gave 255,000 hours of volunteer time.
For 20 years, The Urology Group has provided Greater Cincinnati patients with advanced care. Founded in 1996 with 23 physicians, the independent practice has grown to roughly 40 physicians with 305 staff members and is one of the largest specialty health care groups in the country.
The Tasty Ingredients for Gourmet Melodies - A Benefit for Hospice of Cincinnati
Benjamin Luckhaupt is one of countless people in the Tri-State who have been touched by the work of Hospice of Cincinnati. As a young child, Luckhaupt remembers saying his goodbyes to his grandmother when she was cared for at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash.
Jacki shares her thoughts on intentionality and Life’s Mission, her daily prescription for increased confidence and presence, her personal goal setting activities, why she serves in a marriage ministry…Plus her lesson on using your competitive advantage.
In 2014, you might be surprised by the event that sold out the Staples Center in Los Angeles and attracted more than 32 million viewers. It was 10 guys in front of computers playing a video game. Electronic competitive gaming – eSports – is responsible for epic draws of gamers and their fans.
Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati & Mercedes-Benz of West Chester: Supporting the Community to Build a Better Cincinnati
Mercedes-Benz of West Chester collaborates with community organizations such as The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Kindervelt, Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, and The Dragonfly Foundation to help support and improve Cincinnati.
Dan McNeil, a strategic business leader and entrepreneur talks to Kristie Sheanshang of Flair (www.Flairconfidence.com). Confidence is how you view yourself and the thoughts you believe about yourself (i.e.: Dan believes he is blessed, smart, cares about others). My worth doesn’t come from me, but from the Source that gives me Strength. When I am dialed into that, my confidence goes up, when I am trying to do life on my own, my confidence goes down. He also chats about his counter cultural approach to those terrible teenage years, as well as his mentor Ford Taylor
Beacon Orthopaedics welcomed David Sower, MD, to its Northern Kentucky clinic in Erlanger. Partnering with orthopaedic surgeon Michael Rohmiller, MD, who specializes in spinal procedures, Dr. Sower will focus on non-surgical treatment and care for patients with spinal injuries.
Cincinnati has a rich history of being an entrepreneurial city. With such major corporations and global players as Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Macy’s, the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, is as an integral source of creative power for these companies and other organizations and the city itself.