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Improvising a New Life (Literally)

What kind of wedding present is this? It looked like an AA meeting or family support group. What have Old Spice and I gotten ourselves into?
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Maximizing the Middle

As the U.S. Census Bureau prepares to name the Cincinnati-Dayton region a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) by as early as this year, the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance is embracing the many economic opportunities – as well as the challenges – the designation will present to the local business community.
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

A Passion for Personal Attention and Service

Nelson Castillo and his Prime Cincinnati team have created the ultimate dining experience that is classy yet comfortable, offering a spectacular selection of quality beef and fresh seafood, with a destination wine list in the making.
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

New Studio & Endless Possibilities

True Artists Studio has opened a new location in Liberty Township that allows the video production company to do what it does best, only bigger and better.
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The Value of a Financial Advisor

Beshear Financial
In years like 2015 when the market provides little or no return, there are often articles written presenting a case as to why a financial advisor is necessary, given the cost. These articles can build a compelling case, but they typically assume a financial advisor’s sole responsibility is managing money.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Planning is a Process... Not a Product

"Like anything, a plan is only as good as it is implemented,” says Kate Brown, CFP®, Vice President, Senior Wealth Planner at Fort Washington Private Client Group. “I don’t believe in planning with questionnaires because dreams are too big to fit in a box. At Fort Washington, our team guides the client’s experience and ultimately delivers individualized expertise.”
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Flair Confidence Podcast with Dr. Susan McElroy

Susan McElroy, MD challenges us to break the stigma of Mental Illness. As Chief Research Officer at the Lindner Center of HOPE, she currently oversees multiple ongoing studies in mood, anxiety, eating and impulse control disorders, genetics and psychopharmacology.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

The Small (but Mighty) Foundation Fueled by a Child's Inspiration

It takes a great deal of effort to keep any charity afloat, but when that charity is a small foundation in a city the size of Cincinnati, the challenge can be especially daunting.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Dear Mary Richards

Dear Mary, It’s so crazy I was just talking about you last night. I am having a dinner party this weekend and I am worried nobody is going to show up. Do you remember when you used to have parties and the only people that came were Sue Ann and Ted and Murray and Lou…a little drunk?
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Valentine's Day in Camelot

Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director Victoria Morgan believes the upcoming “King Arthur’s Camelot” performances will make for an ideal Valentine’s Day date, but it’s about more than the lush costumes, romantic story and moving performances by some of the most accomplished ballet professionals. “It’s the kind of thing couples can discuss over coffee after the show – What did it all mean? How can love in all its intensity change, enrich, and if not taken care of, consume your life?”
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

A Unique Shopping Experience

When shopping for jewelry, customers typically seek an experience as unique and personal as they want the piece to be. Paolo A Modern Jeweler, continues to reinvent the process – with the “Paolo Experience,” coffee, wine, chocolates and puppies included.
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Your Story Starts Here

Carrie Karibo Bridal Boutique wants to make every bride the star of her wedding story.
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Curls Bring a Refreshing Wave of Confidence to Fashion

Whether a woman wants to wear her curls naturally or tame them, the stylists at Tanya’s Image & Wellness Salon are the region’s curl experts.
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati & Mercedes-Benz of West Chester: Contributions from Chambers of Commerce

Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Healing Waters

When winter weather settles in, it can become more difficult to include exercise in your daily routine. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati offers several warm water options to take the chill out of your workout. Swimming is one of the safest, healthiest physical activities around. This low-impact, total-body workout can be a great fit for people of any age and skill level.
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Go Over the Rainbow with The Wizard of Oz

Click your heels three times and follow the yellow brick road to the Taft Theatre this February to experience the magical adventures of Dorothy and her friends when The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents the classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Women of Influence Awards

Venue and LEAD Magazines Present the Women of Influence Awards, Class of 2016
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

A Trusted Name for Quality Medical Imaging

With a rise in healthcare costs and an increase in high-deductible healthcare plans, it is important for consumers to know that they have a choice on where to go for procedures such as medical imaging. Headquartered in Cincinnati, the ProScan Family of Companies provides outpatient imaging services at a significantly lower cost than local hospitals.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Helping Transform Neighborhoods One Mural at a Time

As an associate in the Thompson Hine law firm’s corporate transactions practice, Emma Off spends her days helping clients buy and sell companies. This involves a good deal of creative problem solving. She tries to help them make the most of their business investments and execute on their strategies.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

A Bridal Gift Wonderland

They create amazing gift registries that are enjoyable not only for the about-to-be wedded couple, but for guests, too.
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Amanda Grant and Tyler Davis - First Year of Marriage

I should start off by saying my husband was not completely sold on the idea of going to Hawaii for our honeymoon (Crazy, right?!?).
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Distinctive Gifts with a Hometown Feel

A conversation with Cathy Daniels is sprinkled with anecdotes about growing up in Milford. And that hometown vibe is what she brings to Scintilla on Main.
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Huntington Bank Contributes to the Economic Strength of the Local Community

Kevin Jones, Huntington Bank’s Southern Ohio/Kentucky regional president, oversees the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Springfield market. His role is a natural fit as he is passionate about the community he calls home. Jones, who has spent most of his life in the area, attended St. Xavier High School and earned a degree from Miami University.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Managing Eating Disorders: A Family Affair

When eighth-grade boys repeatedly bullied Pam Kimmel’s 14-year-old daughter, making fun of her muscular, gymnast legs, the teenager’s mother advised her to brush off the unkind remarks because, well, boys can be mean at that age. But her daughter took the abuse to heart and started a diet. Her parents noticed she was not eating the foods she used to and consuming more fruits and vegetables.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Keep Your Heart in the Game

Heart Ball 2017 Ready to Play Ball
Cincinnatians tend to be a big-hearted lot. That will prove true once again at the 24th annual Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball on February 25th. The black-tie gala celebrates the AHA's lifesaving work for Cincinnati families.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Improving Care for Veterans

Cincinnati’s VA Medical Center struck leadership gold, when they hired Elizabeth Brill, MD, to serve as chief of staff in May.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Joe and Brenda - First Year of Marriage

Our first year has been filled with wonderful happenings. We had a terrific honeymoon in Sedona, Arizona. It was beautiful, scenic, fun and relaxing.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Congratulations & Happy New Year

You have begun making plans and preparations for one of the most joyous occasions in your life and in the lives of those you love. As you start that journey, visit the beautiful, elegant Burnham Hall where you will find the perfect venue for your wedding celebration. The Burnham Hall ballroom is the classic event space in the Cincinnati Renaissance Hotel in the thriving heart of the city.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The ‘Power of X’ Multiplies with a New Look on Campus and Ambitious Academic Programs

Xavier University takes pride in being an institution in balance. A place where the old and the new harmoniously mingle; where state-of-the-art facilities are nestled beside historic buildings; where Jesuit Catholic values are applied to a diverse community; where the theoretical study of the humanities meets the practical needs of an innovative workforce and where students are educated with not only a goal to better their own lives, but a commitment to serve the wider community.
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Just One Look

You're his beautiful bride. The love of his life. When your wedding day begins before you walk down the aisle – just the two of you – and he turns around and sees you for the first time in your gorgeous gown, make sure that first look reminds him you are stunningly, uniquely you. Embrace the moment. Breathe it in. Slowly. It may just end up being your favorite memory of your special day.
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Savor the Celebration

If you are planning a full wedding reception with a ceremony, a rehearsal dinner or a farewell brunch, The Westin Cincinnati’s professional wedding specialists ensure all the important details are expertly handled so you can relax and savor the celebration.
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Vision Shaping the Region

John F. Barrett, Western & Southern’s chairman, president and CEO, could look back on a long list of accomplishments, but he chooses to look forward and is excited about the future of his hometown.
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Mercedes-Benz of West Chester & Cincinnati: Building a Better Community

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Sarah and Zachary Brown - First Year of Marriage

During the first year of our marriage, my husband and I had to work hard to balance time to enjoy our own personal interests, while making an effort to learn about and enjoy each other’s interests.
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

Lauren Chesley and James Miller

The wedding of Lauren Chesley Cohen and James Allen Miller took place in Nantucket, Massachusetts, October 23, 2016. Lunch on the terrace of the Nantucket Hotel and Resort followed the ceremony.
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

An Insider’s Guide to Mortgages

Whether you are buying a home for the first time, looking for something larger for a growing family or downsizing during retirement, navigating through the maze of paperwork and bank documents is never easy. Luckily, MainSource Bank’s century’s worth of experience allows them to give some answers on common questions regarding mortgages, home loans and refinancing.
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Leading Custom Home Builders

The Venue Magazine editorial board is happy to present the Leading Custom Home Builders in the Greater Cincinnati area. These builders were recommended by readers, people who have recently built homes and by Homearama attendees. Each of these builders has a history of providing exceptional service and high quality homes.
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

I'll Never Forget the Silk Corsage

It must have been spring. The holiday must have been Easter. She was getting closer to her due date, and we were holding our breaths. Her previous miscarriages made this pregnancy especially precious. Being an only child of 9 years intensified my desperate longing to have a sibling. I would have done anything for her. At least I thought I would.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Retina Specialist Brings a Fresh Perspective to Cincinnati

Luke B. Lindsell, OD, MD, is the newest retina specialist to join Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI). While practicing in the Ophthalmology/Optometry Department at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, he discovered a passion for the retina – the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Following the three R’s

Righting the Ship; Rebuilding Bridges; Raising the Bar
2016 has been a challenging but brilliant debut by the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) leadership team, in close collaboration with dedicated teachers, parents, alumni, funders, donors and community partners, all focused on making the 2016-17 school year – and beyond – a stellar season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Chelsea & Adam Curry - First Year of Marriage

Lighthearted, fun, welcoming, Cincinnati-proud, thoughtful and timeless. These characteristics are what we wanted our guests to feel from the moment they received our Save the Date to the last minutes they spent dancing at our reception.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

A Coroner Who Cares

Clogged drainage in the autopsy room, encouraging kids to study science, standing firm against corruption: That’s a regular day of work for Lakshmi Sammarco, MD, the Hamilton County coroner. Venue Magazine sat down with Dr. Sammarco to learn about her job, her hopes for the office’s future and the numerous ways she strives to improve the community of Greater Cincinnati.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Take Your Strategic Plan Deep Into the Playoffs

Traditionally, only seven out of 10 companies will develop a strategic plan to guide them into the next year. For you, this year is going to be different. You’re going to involve your key managers, develop a brilliant strategic plan, execute it, monitor your progress and make adjustments along the way. Krissi Bar shares a few ideas to consider ...
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards presented by Venue & Lead Magazine

Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Summit Country Day Innovates Early Childhood Education

One of Hyde Park’s longest-standing landmarks, The Summit Country Day School, consistently innovates early childhood education.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

Legal Power Players

• The Affordable Care Act • ESOPs Gains Popularity at a Succession Strategy • New Federal Rule Aimed at Addressing Excessive Executive Pay • Feds Push Health Plans to Cover Transgender Medical Expenses
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Livable Luxury

Dwellings on Madison is a nationally recognized interior design firm for good reason. The team, led by Grace Jones, owner and lead creative designer, has an uncanny ability to capture each client’s personality and translate that into beautiful design. The end product is always a one-of-a-kind space that is as unique as each client.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Jane & Aaron Lankford - First Year of Marriage

If I could describe our first year of marriage, MAGICAL would be the word I choose.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Breathtaking Locally Sourced Floral Arrangements

The Fig Tree Florist & Gifts prides itself on superior customer service and going above and beyond to exceed customers’ expectations. Fig Tree has established a reputation for creating unique arrangements with locally sourced flowers.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

How to Capitalize on Historically Low Rates

The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank provides investment, trust, banking and planning services for its clients across the country and has a local team in the Greater Cincinnati area. The Cincinnati Reserve investment team is co-managed by two men who also serve on the market’s leadership team: Brian S. Clark and John D. Posey, who have the title of Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management Managing Director of The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Restored & Reimagined

The newly reimagined Central Parkway YMCA, located at 1105 Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati, is now open, bringing a fresh wave of service to this beautiful historic building that sits at the gateway to Over-the-Rhine (OTR). The Central Parkway YMCA first opened in 1917 and since then has been an integral community partner for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

A Bottle of Rare Wine, a Loaf of Housemade Bread and Thou

Water Tower Fine Wines in Mount Washington, long known for its impressive offering of beyond-the-usual varietals, is not only the perfect location for hosting life-milestone celebrations but for holding fundraisers focused on assisting those whose lives are complicated by cancer.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Nurturing the Next Wave of Cincinnati Style Pros

Jaylynn Sholler knew as soon as she walked through the doors at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa that it was where she belonged. “I knew right away that this was where I could further my education and enhance my stylist abilities,” the associate stylist says.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Healthier Spine, Happier Life

When it comes to healthy habits, most of us never consider taking care of our spine until something goes wrong and changes the way we live. Everyday activities that we often take for granted – walking, sitting and sleeping – can drastically change after a spine injury.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Megan & Sam Schulte - First Year of Marriage

Our wedding day was a fairytale, despite the muggy June weather and my husband being tossed in the pool at Kenwood Country Club still fully clothed in his tux.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

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