"Kurt will never know exactly how special he made me feel in that moment," says Jessica Shockley of her engagement, "but I can guarantee it is a day that I will replay over and over again in my head because words just do not do it justice!"
For men, the burden of cancer is unique because society expects them “to tough it out” without support. For Nigel Chalkley, executive director of the Male Cancer Support Center, this expectation is unacceptable.
The Lindner Center of HOPE's High Hopes Auxiliary luncheon isn't just a fun event — it helps those who need it most.
Brock has dealt with an autoimmune disease since he was five. In July 2014, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, he was able to forget about that for a moment as he got to meet his baseball idol, Brandon Phillips. Now he's being honored at the Cincinnati Big Wish Gala at Music Hall.
UC men's basketball coach Mick Cronin brought the program back from the brink. Though he's missed most of this season due to health concerns, his mark on the program's trajectory is clear.
Cultivating close relationships has reaped huge rewards for Cincinnati Commercial Contracting, a 37-year-old development, contracting and leasing company based in the Queen City.
Are you living a financially secure life that can sustain your family into retirement? Do you even know what that kind of life looks like? Just in case you don't, we sat down with Wealth Dimensions Group to find out for you.
As a longtime resident of Cincinnati and a 36-year veteran of the real estate industry, giving back to and strengthening our local communities has always been a high priority for Janet Davis.
Having grown from a traditional payroll company into a broad, technology-centered provider of cloud-based human resources solutions, Paycor was on the move in 2014 – in more ways than one.
Rebecca Richmond loves Halloween. She loves the costumes, the festivities and, of course, the pumpkin! Well, after this year, she has reason to love it even more.
With so many choices, buying an engagement ring or wedding band can seem challenging. But Eddie Lane has a simple secret to help you in your search.
Planning salon treatments to both pamper and prepare a wedding party is a delicate thing – schedule too early and a manicure could be ruined, but visit too late and an eyebrow wax could cause puffy skin for wedding photos.
Shopping for the perfect dress can be as exhausting and time-consuming as it is fun. For women who have never shipped for a dress, it's best to go to a place that has years of experience, like European Bridal.
HiFive Development Services has weathered the recession. Now with a design and construction backlog approaching $100 million and a feature project in West Chester nearing completion, the firm has come back swinging.
According to Ron Shuller, the wedding photography industry is constantly changing. There are always new trends. Hire a professional like him and you'll guarantee that your wedding photos are done by an expert.
On March 1, we took over Memorial Hall for an incredible wedding showcase, featuring more than 50 premier wedding vendors! Check out photos from the event here!
The Zaring family believes the small amount of time and expense of operating a private foundation is worthwhile. It's an effective way to meet philanthropic goals and encourages family unity and civic responsibility.
The future is all about wearable technology that can transmit information in real time. At Eccrine Systems, which just received $1.5 million in seed funding from CincyTech and others, the future is now.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald's Cadet Leadership Conference is a chance for young leaders to come together and learn from influential figures who have had a measurably positive impact on the world – including McDonald himself.
At one point in his life, Mark Curnette was a successful journalist for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Yet his profound commitment to justice led him to work for aid groups in Haiti. Ten years of notes form the basis of his book on the lives the Haitian people.
Founded in 1864, The Children’s Home was first a shelter for the abandoned youth of Cincinnati. We trace its history from this initial mission to its present efforts to adapt to a new healthcare landscape, and get an inside look at how the board works. Check it out!
File this under: "really cool things we can't believe we almost missed." Arnold's and six breweries partnered with poster artists to create some incredible art. Check them out!
What if all those hard-working entrepreneurs in Over-The-Rhine should get a little thirsty after putting in their 9-5? They go to HalfCut. It's like Starbucks. But for craft beer. So... it's like Starbucks, but infinitely better.
The Total Look will be at The Cincinnati Art Museum starting February 28. This is a case where the clothes, the model and the photographer create something that's greater than the sum of its parts. Truly stunning.
Chelsey Pater had always dreamt of marrying a military man. She got her wish. Though her husband is now deployed, Chelsey knows they're never truly apart.
Clayton Scroggins Associates and Grear & Co., two of Cincinnati’s most trusted businesses, combined in 2014 into Cincinnati’s seventh largest accounting firm. How did they navigate the merger? And what is it like there now?
Making a purchase at Polished Pearl not only gets you a beautiful accessory, it also helps change the lives of girls – some as young as 10 years old – suffering in squalor and abandonment two continents away.
Western & Southern Financial Group's efforts to revitalize Lytle Park are just one aspect of a larger plan to make Cincinnati the finest city in the country. If you've been out downtown lately, you know its efforts are paying off in a big way.
Why is West Chester Hospital one of the fastest growing hospitals in America? According to its CEO, it's all about creating that proverbial "continuum of care." But what exactly is a "continuum of care"? We found out.
Adaptation is nothing new for The Children's Home. Now, it's looking to offer integrated, holistic services in an effort to adjust to a value-based, not volume-based, model of healthcare.
Last year, The Christ Hospital Health Network turned 125. As it looks to a healthcare industry in transition, the premiere institution hopes to continue its record of excellence.
The price of a college degree is incredibly high and high schoolers often graduate unprepared. There's both a preparation and an expectations gap. Now, Cincinnati Public Schools is doing something about it.
How do business owners get their employees to think about improving the business by themselves? How do they develop long-term goals? Most importantly, how do they avoid self-doubt?
Flipdaddy’s Brilliant Burgers and Craft Beer Bar is on a roll. It's focusing on freshness and using community resources while growing its brand around the region. Watch out, this delicious hole-in-the-wall burger joint could soon be a national sensation.
Check out tips from the experts at Mitchell's Salon to ensure you look your best on the big day!
Let's not kid ourselves, fellas. From wedding gifts to wedding bands to the engagement ring itself, jewelry is the most important part of a wedding. So save yourself the worry and head to Paolo.
We sat down with Clayton Connor, senior telecom consultant for ATC and 2015 Great Leaders Under 40 honoree to talk about what makes a successful leader and more. Check it out!
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.
Annette Troescher wears many shoes. Wedding planner, friend, therapist, counselor: she's the go-to person for couples from engagement to "I do"
Collaboration, freedom and accountability can empower employees to become leaders within a business organization.
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.
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.
Roza Rojdev, PsyD of Xecutive Metrix sat down with LEAD Cincinnati to discuss what it means to be a masterful leader.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cincinnati Ballet's production of ALICE (in wonderland) is a colorful, exciting and refreshingly original take on the classic tale.
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.