For two years, Charlie and Samantha Rittgers searched for just the right lot on which to build their dream home. The pair had practically given up hope when they came across a beautiful 2.1-acre lot with a steep grade that served to scare away other potential buyers.
Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund Prepares for Queen City Classic Chess Tournament at Paul Brown Stadium
The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund now looks ahead to its next annual event: The Queen City Classic Chess Tournament, set for March 15 and 16 at Paul Brown Stadium. With 700 K-12 students expected to participate and international grandmasters scheduled to appear, it is sure to be a memorable celebration of this game that is at the center of CCPF’s mission.
Cincinnati, OH (March 7, 2019) - Frost Brown Todd LLC and Adam Hall, CEO, were recognized for their outstanding visionary leadership and philanthropic work at the Prevent Blindness Southwest Ohio Chapter’s 25th Annual People of Vision Award Dinner on March 5.
It’s a non-surgical procedure that can take 10 years off your face in as little as 10 minutes. Liquid Luxe – Donath Plastic Surgery’s injectable version of their surgical Luxe Lift with volume restoration – is one of the greatest advances in facial aesthetics medicine in decades, says Alexander Donath, M.D., FACS.
Tempur-Pedic is the most highly recommended bed in America. It’s like no other mattress, because TEMPUR material is not typical memory foam. Over 25 years ago, their proprietary formula changed the way the world sleeps.
Episcopal Retirement Services Aims to Make Cincinnati the Most Dementia-Inclusive City in the US by 2025
The number of people living with dementia is growing each year. Today, over 31,000 people in Cincinnati have dementia, and The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 16 million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia by 2050.
Dr. Vincent Sammarco of OrthoCincy Runs Training Course in Cincinnati for His Revolutionary Superconstruct Technique
In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 100 million adults in the U.S. are now living with either diabetes or prediabetes.
High Pointe Custom Homes Carefully Considers Partnership to Enhance Client Experience and Satisfaction
“As selective as potential customers should be when choosing a custom home builder, so must the home builder be selective when choosing trade partners, vendors, and suppliers,” says Mike Williams, owner of High Pointe Custom Homes in Mason.
Integrity, honesty and encouragement. That’s what you’ll find at Junk King, because that’s the Pete McCreary way. Peter McCreary, owner of the Junk King facility in Sharonville, Ohio, passed away in July, leaving the company to his wife, Judy, and colleague Jack Brendamour, who are both determined to carry on Pete’s legacy.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Using Interactive 3D Models and Virtual Reality to Improve Education and Outcomes for Patients
One of a parent’s greatest fears is hearing about a life-threatening diagnosis for their child. Not understanding the diagnosis adds to the anxiety.
“My ultimate goal is to create unique, beautiful, peaceful spaces that are also highly functional for my clients,” says Henry, whose design mottos include, “Simplicity, Not Stuffiness,” “Inspiration, Not Limitation” and “Accessibility, Not Pretention.” Her mission is to help clients create living spaces they love that allow them to exhale when they come home.
The Ramada Plaza in Sharonville is getting a serious facelift in the near future. Guests can look forward to the first of a series of Delta Hotels by Marriott in Ohio. The Ramada Plaza will be switching to the Delta Hotels brand with a renovation of $8 to $10 million dollars. The hotel offers the ideal location, situated across from the Sharonville Convention Center in the heart of the Northern Lights District.
Kuy Plastic Surgery Utilizes Cutting-Edge Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to Improve Skin Health and Strength
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is just one of the many procedures offered by Kuy Plastic Surgery and Swiss Medispa. This cutting-edge procedure utilizes a patient’s own blood to improve damaged skin. The result is healthier, rejuvenated skin. A small sample of blood is drawn and from there the platelets are isolated. Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting and healing process. When platelet rich plasma is injected into a damaged area of the skin, it initially causes mild inflammation. However, it then triggers a healing process, releasing enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair damaged areas. Ultimately, new collagen begins to appear. As the collagen matures, it shrinks and the damaged area is tightened and strengthened. When treating patients who have skin that has been damaged by the sun or time, the procedure results in healthier and younger looking skin. It is most often utilized to rejuvenate damaged skin around the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, neck, jawline, chest and décolletage, back of hands and arms and lips.
Who doesn’t remember their first IMAX theater experience? Well, I don’t, come to think of it. I mean, I do – It was in the late 1990s and I remember being awestruck and amazed. But I didn’t live in Cincinnati at the time, and as far as the name and nature of the film, I draw a blank.
Architects, designers, home builders and home owners are looking for ways to create beautiful, functional spaces that complement the lifestyles of their clients or their own families. Their objective is to achieve a pleasing design but also enable functionality and ease of use related to the space. The design of living spaces will integrate features that draw on a number of senses.
Eddie Lane's Diamond Showroom Named Consumers' Choice Awards Number One Jeweler in Cincinnati for Four Consecutive Years
Cindy Lange was just 14 years old when she began working at her father’s business, Eddie Lane’s Diamond Showroom.
My career in financial planning has led me to spend a great deal of time thinking about and researching why people spend money the way we do. The conclusion I have come to is we spend it however we feel will make us happy. Happiness could mean possessions, financial security, status, etc.
At The Christ Hospital it is a most exciting time for heart care. Never before have so many therapies been available to patients, including novel treatments for aortic aneurysms, minimally invasive mitral valve procedures and more. According to Dr. Geoff Answini, surgical director and thoracic & cardiac surgeon specialist at Christ, the hospital offers the full gamut of cardiac surgery – from coronary bypass, aortic and mitral valve surgeries to complex repeat open-heart surgeries as well as mechanical assist devices for heart failure patients. The Christ Hospital also offers a broad selection of treatments for thoracic aortic disease, including aneurysms involving the aortic root, ascending aorta, aortic arch and descending thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, as well as aortic dissections.
She’s been enamored with the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) since it opened its doors almost 15 years ago. And now, since being appointed the center’s deputy director in June, Jacqueline K. Dace continues to not only embrace, but propel the museum’s commitment to promoting unity and freedom for all.
When Carl Strauss designed his masterpiece at 3 Melville Lane, the home was celebrated for its elegance, relationship to its surroundings, and livability – qualities that became trademarks of the Cincinnati architect’s designs. Sixty-six years later, the home is enjoying renewed acclaim, following a renovation that stripped it to its exterior studs and painstakingly put it back together. Every room, material and detail has been meticulously renovated to ensure the survival of Strauss’s local brand of modernism.
When it comes to jewelry services, few jewelers are as equipped to satisfy your needs as the team at James Free Jewelers. With a comprehensive staff of designers, jewelers, gemologists and consultants whose life passion is the creation of fine jewelry, you can shop with the confidence that your precious possessions are in good hands. Since its founding in 1940, James Free has been trusted by tens of thousands of satisfied customers. James Free has raised the bar for excellence in customer service and no-pressure sales.
Coldwell Banker's Julia Wesselkamper Presents The Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre, Unveiled in the 2019-2020 Season
Julia Wesselkamper’s love of live theatre set the stage for her ongoing passionate pursuit of diversity, community and charitable outreach to ensure all people not only have access to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, but are represented in every way possible through the work of the Board of Trustees and the Playhouse’s Diversity Committee.
Ol’ Blue Eyes probably wasn’t singing about diet, exercise and other elements of a heart-healthy lifestyle with his whimsical take on a youthful disposition. But the Greater Cincinnati American Heart Association (AHA) figured the “Young at Heart” concept works just fine as its theme for this year’s 26th annual Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball.
For Victoria Morgan, there’s no place like the ballet studio. But it took more than clicking her heels to realize her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.
These were phrases that were once uttered with great frequency in homes that contained high-quality furnishings. But no more, thanks to Sunbrella®, which has revolutionized the way we think about and use upholstery performance fabrics. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has partnered with Sunbrella to offer several collections, all of which offer durable, stain- and fade-resistant fabrics in multiple styles and colors. This means that families – including children and pets – relax on sofas and chairs without fear of ruining them with a careless spill, dirty footprint, or muddy pawprint.
Founded in 1996, Miami Valley Christian Academy (MVCA), began as a small private school. Today, MVCA serves over 465 students residing throughout the greater Cincinnati area. While the school has existed for over 20 years, MVCA now has a new face and culture that is reaching beyond the campus borders by 45 miles. With an unprecedented level of growth in recent years, MVCA has rapidly adapted to offer high-quality Christian education and raise the bar for the overall experience. They are more passionate than ever about exceeding the expectations of the students and parents they serve.
The most rewarding facial rejuvenation journey often includes a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures, says Donna Krummen, M.D., FACS.
Mary Barr Rhodes’ artistic journey began in her childhood years in West Virginia. The artist who first dabbled in art with her older brother’s art supplies draws her inspiration from nature and is well-known for her signature emotion-evoking abstract painting style. “As an artist, I believe that it is my job to bear evidence to the world in which we live.” Rhodes shares. “And, because our society is in turmoil at this time, I hold on to my romantic roots that art should make a person stand still, to view the art in a state of mindfulness. So, I invite the viewer to feel my art. My work is like jazz – it is to be felt, not defined.”
As one of about two dozen sophomores participating in Cincinnati Public Schools’ first year of its Cyber Academy at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School, Lariya Guess is learning and honing highly marketable skills that she can one day craft into a lucrative, challenging career.
Many heroes often go unsung, but 4C for Children is working to make sure the spotlight shines on two of theirs.
When it comes to health and beauty, Dr. Suresh Gupta, medical director of Pure M.D. Med Spa, wants his clients to look their best so that they can experience the physical and mental transformation that inevitably follows.
"Future of the Arts" Gala Presents Performance of Cincinnati Arts Organization in Collaboration with SCPA Students
According to Charity Navigator’s 2017 study of Cincinnati, the 56 largest charities in the Queen City consistently rank higher than comparable charities around the country in assets, contributions and revenue. Further, 23.2 percent this funding is put toward the arts, culture and humanities. It’s been proven that Cincinnati is a generous city, especially when it comes to the arts. Organizations like the Cincinnati Ballet, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Pops and the May Festival Chorus are living examples of this generosity.
Stafford Jewelers is sporting a new brand, and their Kenwood location has a more approachable, personal look and feel. But their time-tested, family-strong business philosophy hasn’t wavered, says Amy Stafford. This second-generation community-centered company remains dedicated to providing the best customer service, at the best price, for the best quality.
True or False: You have to be an attorney or well-versed in financial and tax matters in order to serve as the executor of a loved one’s estate. True or False: The best place to keep a will or trust is in a safe deposit box at your bank. True or False: Your responsibilities as the executor of a loved one’s estate begin after he or she dies.
Reaching the decision to undergo elective surgery is never easy, but at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, the entire staff has a goal to make every procedure one their patients will actually love. “It may sound unusual,” says Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn, “but we really feel our patients are going to enjoy this experience.”
If you’re searching for a reason to kick back, relax and enjoy a few hours of quality entertainment this spring, look no further – Broadway in Cincinnati has options for you.
The food business is nothing new to Chuck McHale. His grandfather was a grocer and his father was a butcher. Chuck stepped into the catering side of the business. From 1990 till 1998 their business was catering corporate lunches, other offsite events, and some weddings.
While many Americans will rightfully focus their new year resolutions on physical wellness, we believe you should also focus on your financial wellness. This is especially true as we wrap up a year of significant volatility within the markets and some uncertainty heading into 2019. While focusing on your investment portfolio is critical, it’s also a great time to think through other areas of your financial lives.
St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute Awarded American Heart Association Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation
In the four years since St. Elizabeth Healthcare established its Heart & Vascular Institute, hospital officials knew they were well on their way to fostering a high-quality cardiac care system.
Spending a Night at the Cincinnati Museum Center - Venue Magazine 2019 Winter Issue
Underserved Middletown students and the community at large can now access primary care services at the new Deaconess Health Check at 601 N. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown. Primary Health Solutions in Hamilton, Ohio, will operate and staff the Deaconess Health Check.
Ashley and Brennan Croy had settled on a local wedding reception venue, but when curiosity led them to take a quick peek at Burnham Hall, one of Renaissance Cincinnati’s ballroom facilities, they immediately made the switch. “The space is so elegant and classic,” Ashley explains. The couple fell in love with the gold, dome-shaped ceiling, which added a touch of drama and glamour.
Vice Chairman of U.S. Bank Discusses Anticipating the Financial Needs of an Increasingly Diverse Population
Gunjan Kedia is transforming the face of wealth management at U.S. Bank by working to make wealth management delightful for all, regardless of their current income level.
Nothing lasts forever, but we are fortunate to have methods to help maintain how we look and feel. As we live healthier and longer lives, we want to keep our outside appearance a reflection of how we feel inside. Therefore, people often undergo periodic procedures to boost appearance and, by extension, self-esteem. The great news is that these days, it’s not always necessary to go under the knife, as there are a multitude of non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments available. For instance, Dr. Shalini Gupta, owner of The Dermatology Laser & Vein Center, says that two of the most requested procedures these days are EMSCULPT (used for body contouring) and Thread Lifts (used for skin tightening).
One of Shirley Davies’ final wishes was to enhance and enrich residents’ quality of life at Twin Lakes Senior Living Community in Montgomery where she had enjoyed life so immensely. She generously bequeathed a donation of $500,000, and with the help of subsequent generous gifts, a new multi-purpose community center bearing her name now serves as a warm, inviting gathering place for residents, their families and friends to celebrate, learn and entertain.
When Charles Lee established Marjorie P. Lee (MPL) in 1963, he fulfilled his wife’s dying wish: to create a home-like environment where older adults would receive quality care and live with freedom, choice and purpose. Every decade or so, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) substantially renovates the community that bears Mrs. Lee’s name with this mission – and current or future market demands – in mind.
Though it can be intimidating to see a surgeon, Dr. Michael Planalp and his skilled colleagues at Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine help ease their patients into treatment. They find a diagnosis and then outline possible options, from least to most invasive to prepare patients for wherever they are on the spectrum.
The Sheridan at Mason, offering assisted living and memory care, fosters a vibrant senior community with amenities and activities that help seniors stay active and engaged with life.
Since the early 1960s, Kinsella Kitchens has crafted thousands of kitchens, baths and other rooms around Cincinnati. Today, the second and third generation of the Kinsella family continue the tradition of quality, service and excellence.
One day Grace Jones, lead interior designer and owner of Dwellings on Madison, was chatting with her friend and fellow designer Kent Shaw, owner of his own firm and member of Bello Design Group, about their passion for giving back to the Cincinnati community. Shaw mentioned that he felt drawn to help New Life Furniture Bank (NLFB), the only nationally registered furniture bank in southwest Ohio serving those who are struggling with homelessness and poverty. When Shaw filled Jones in on NLFB’s mission, she, too, was compelled to get involved.