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When the Rules Change

Are you getting the most out of your retirement plan? How would you know if you weren't? With so many changes in tax policy and asset values in the last five years, perhaps it could be time for a fresh perspective.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

She's the Most Important Person You'll Hire

Annette Troescher wears many shoes. Wedding planner, friend, therapist, counselor: she's the go-to person for couples from engagement to "I do"
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Clay Mathile: Want to Grow Your Business? Grow Your People

Collaboration, freedom and accountability can empower employees to become leaders within a business organization.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Empowering Leaders to Run Cincinnati Businesses

Every businessperson knows what it's like to get caught up in daily to-do list and be unable to focus on improving the business. Definity Partners knows what that's like too. And they want to help.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Dragonfly Foundation Announces $15 Million Campaign for New Facility

The Dragonfly Foundation has partnered with private firms to create a unique plan for its future facility, which will provide subsidized short-term housing for patients and families of patients enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Elephants Unchained: Redefining Leadership Performance

Roza Rojdev, PsyD of Xecutive Metrix sat down with LEAD Cincinnati to discuss what it means to be a masterful leader.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

US Bank Support Allows Ballet to Flourish

Cincinnati Ballet just concluded its production of ALICE (in Wonderland). A production of its size wouldn't be possible without the support of one of Cincinnati's finest organizations.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Afidence: Thinking in the Long Term

Bryan Hogan launched Afidence with his wife in 2010 with the goal to create a trusted leader in business and technology. Aileron helped get them there.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Bawe and Ashley's New York Proposal

Both Bawe and Ashley had a special place in their hearts for New York City. When Bawe penned a letter to her, he knew that's where he had to give it to her.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Helping Entrepreneurs Build the Future

Get an exclusive look at what's going on inside CincyTech, where Cincinnati's powerful startup accelerator is helping entrepreneurs succeed, building wealth in the region and cultivating an atmosphere of opportunity.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

5 Practical Tips for Newly Weds When Buying Your First Home

For newlyweds, buying a home can be stressful. Yet, that stress can be dramatically reduced if the new couple understands a few things about the process.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Q&A with Dave Phillips

LEAD Cincinnati sat down with Dave Phillips, co-founder of Cincinnati Works and former CEO of Downtown Cincinnati Inc., for a discussion about his prolific accomplishments in Cincinnati and beyond.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Anderson Foundation Makes Major Donation for Memorial Hall Renovation

Memorial Hall received received a keystone gift from the Annie W. & Elizabeth M. Anderson Foundation. The gift will significantly benefit the building's renovation project, which is a collaboration between Hamilton County, 3CDC and CMHS.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

A Brave New World (of Insurance)

Jonathan Theders sees beyond the commoditized world of one-size-fits-all insurance. Welcome to a world where each industry, each company and each department is treated like the unique entity it is. Welcome to the world of risk management.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Fast Pitch: Millennials Giving Back to the Community

On February 11, 2015 at Memorial Hall, eight nonprofits took the stage to compete for $30,000 in unrestircted grants and scholarships at Fast Pitch. The event offered millennials a fast and fun opportunity to connect with philanthropies that help the community.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

When Parents Play a Crucial Role

After 30 years in the wedding-planning industry, Sharon Forton has noticed that the core of most weddings remains traditional. The planning process, however, has changed. Now both sets of parents are involved.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

ALICE is the Hottest Ticket in Town for Valentine's Day

Cincinnati Ballet's production of ALICE (in wonderland) is a colorful, exciting and refreshingly original take on the classic tale.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Building Cincinnati's Reputation

Jake Warm, CEO of JDL Warm Construction, talks the 2014 redevelopment of Mabley Place and puts it in the context of an increasingly revitalized local economy.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The Importance of Learning and Adaptation

What does it take to be an accountant? More than you would think. According to Don Fritz, CPA and shareholder with VonLehman, accountants must understand technology, international finance and global politics to be able to serve their clients.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

25 Years of Exceptional Dining at Trio

For 25 years Trio Bistro has consistently offered the very best food and service in a comfortable environment.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

GALLERY: CSO's New Year's Eve Ball

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra rang in 2015 at Taken By Storm, a special event featuring Pops Conductor John Morris Russell and vocal sensation Storm Large!
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Red212: Focusing on Solutions, Not Ads

Anne Chambers founded Red212 in 2001 with one mission in mind: to help brands grow by inspiring consumer engagement.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Touchdown for HOPE Raises $203,000

The sixth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event took place February 1, 2015 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club and succeeded in raising $203,000 to enhance Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Bulldogs and Bombers Forever

Megan Jones and her fiancé Sam met in high school, dated throughout college and got engaged one night over chocolate cake and champagne. They seem like soulmates.
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Q&A with Tracy Nichols of PM/PC Direct

Tracy Nichols, founder of PM/PC Direct, sat down with LEAD Cincinnati to discuss leadership, the importance of core values and what it means to "build your credentials."
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

The Journey of Dave Phillips

Dave Phillips’ still-unfolding legacy of leadership is written across Cincinnati. LEAD Cincinnati profiles the indefatigable co-founder of Cincinnati Works and former CEO of Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

A Surprise Serenade

When Amanda Gilbert left for an all-girls weekend trip to Nashville, she had no idea what was in store. A secret plot, a surprising serenade, a joyful engagement: this one's got it all!
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Bringing Classical Theatre to the Cincinnati Stage

For more than 20 years, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has enthralled audiences with the Bard's famous plays. Now that they've performed every single one, they're primed for another 20 years of success. Check out a gallery of their neat posters after the break!
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Bob McDonald on Innovation in Greater Cincinnati

Greater Cincinnati has built its reputation as a hot-bed of entrepreneurial innovation by providing aspiring entrepreneurs with all the building blocks, infrastructure and support they need.
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

A Queen Finds Her King in Paris

Virginia Blair beautifully recounts her experience with her fiancé, Justin Bostelman. Coming back to the states engaged and enthralled, Virginia says "I will never forget how he made me feel like a Queen."
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

A 135-Year-Old Startup

What do you think when you think of a startup? Something new and glitzy and crowdsourced, right? Well, it turns out that a startup doesn't have to be that at all. In fact, it can be something as simple as a business that just wants to make pottery again.
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

A Holiday Engagement Story

Christa Dunlevy and Eddie McHale met in an unlikely place. For years they endured a long-term relationship but, after settling in Cincinnati, a holiday proposal turned the star-crossed couple into future bride and groom.
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Providing A Valuable "Kinnection" to Veterans

Life after military service can be challenging. Luckily, organizations like Veteran Kinnection are popping up with the goal of helping these service veterans transition into their communities.
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

The Incredible Revitalization of Memorial Hall

After a two-year effort to return Memorial Hall to its original splendor, the historic building is gaining recognition as one of Cincinnati's most important treasures.
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Sustainable Leadership at the Metropolitan Sewer District

Leadership efforts at the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati are making nationwide ripples for both the MSD and its Executive Director James A. “Tony” Parrott.
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The Heart Ball

A look inside the planning, sponsorship and motivation behind Cincinnati's biggest, and perhaps most important, February event.
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum, hailed worldwide upon its completion in 1886 as “The Art Palace of the West,” features more than 60,000 objects spanning 6,000 years. Check out links previous and current exhibits.
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Bella Luna is a Place with Character

Bella Luna offers an ebullient atmosphere, rich and delicious food and a personality all its own. Check out our gallery after the break!
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Putting Quality and Quantity Together

Probing questions during the client interview process, about both qualitative and quantitative data, help Wealth Dimensions advisors deepen their understanding of your needs.
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Battling Heart Disease

Dr. D.P. Suresh at the St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute is battling the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease. His resolve in doing so is contagious.
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

When Specializing is Your Speciality

VonLehman, a Cincinnati-based CPA and advisory firm, has become specialized in areas where the city's businesses excel. That's helping it build partnerships with its clients.
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

A Wedding Gift That Guarantees a Smile

Though attending a wedding isn't nearly as stressful as planning one, there's still the matter of gifts. No bride and groom want three of the same thing. A Bottle or Two has the perfect solution.
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Bringing a Whole New Meaning to "Street Smart"

Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati let us have a peek at its newest monster, the S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe. Sure, this car is crazy powerful. And it looks like a dream. But the most surprising part is what's on the inside: the S63 has some serious brains.
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

After the Ice Melts, What Next?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began a conversation about ALS, both around the nation and here in Cincinnati. Now the community and companies like HoneyBaked Ham are taking the next step.
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Put Wedding Plans in Motion with Beautiful Stationary

Getting an early start on planning your wedding with stationary in mind can save you a lot of stress later on in the process.
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

When Giving Away Money is Good for Business

Why would your company ever decide to give away precious resources like time and money? When it benefits your community, you can’t afford not to.
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

A New Approach to Adolescent Care

The Lindner Center of HOPE aims to convince teens that their mental illness is just a small part of them — and that they aren't stuck on the path of self-destruction.
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

Q&A with Dhani Jones

The ex-NFLer talks with LEAD Cincinnati about career-altering moments, what he's most comfortable doing in life and what it's like to live in Cincinnati as a young professional.
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

LEAD Cincinnati's Great Leaders Under 40 Class of 2015

The Great Leaders Under 40 award honors and celebrates the success of our area's strongest leaders under the age of 40 who are making and impactful contribution to our community.
Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Q&A with Josh House of the Golden Lamb

Executive chef Josh House sat down with LEAD Cincinnati to discuss his position at the restaurant, what made him get into cooking and why a chef is only as good as his ingredients.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

At the Peak of Cloud Compliance

The move to the cloud presents numerous challenges for companies. Questions abound as to where data will reside, who is responsible for protecting it and if it can be secured in compliance with various agencies and governing bodies. Peak 10 takes us through the issues and talks about solutions.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Tips for Selecting an Engagement Ring

So you've found your soul mate. The person you want to spend the rest of your life with. To have and to hold and all that jazz. Good for you! Now comes the hard part: buying the ring. Luckily, Richter & Phillips was nice enough to offer us some advice.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Taking Creative Cocktails to Another Level

Where's the line between bartender and artist? Who can tell. But these specialized, creative bartenders from Imbibe Cincinnati are definitely making us rethink whether there is one.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

John Barrett: What Makes a City Ideal?

Nothing excites Western & Southern Financial Group’s president and CEO John Barrett more than the fact that Cincinnati is taking proactive steps to answer that very question.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Tom Wesselmann Retrospective Livens Up Art Musuem

Tom Wesselmann takes us beyond pop art in this memorable look into his best work. At its best, it's colorful, insightful and fun.
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