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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Slavery did not end 150 years ago after the Civil War as many people believe. The International Labor Organization reports that 20.9 million people are currently enslaved around the world, more than at any other time in human history.
As any new parent knows, sleep is a treasured commodity. It can be hard to come by when you have little ones, which is why Greater Cincinnati parents are flocking to Karolyn Kritikos, a certified pediatric sleep consultant, in search of help and advice for getting their little ones to sleep through the night.
The iconic style of the Rookwood Pottery Company has been a Cincinnati treasure since 1880, when Maria Longworth Nichols opened the first female-owned manufacturing company in the United States. Today, Rookwood Pottery continues to honor and serve Greater Cincinnati by teaming with local businesses to create beautiful ceramic pottery and tile installations.
“You don’t necessarily think of the word ‘business’ when you talk about Monroe, but I think you should,” says John Westheimer, president of Cincinnati Commercial Contracting. Located along the Interstate 75 corridor between Cincinnati and Dayton, many businesses are taking advantage of what is turning into prime real estate in the town that straddles Hamilton, Montgomery, Butler and Warren counties.
Lauren DiFulvio photographed 26 weddings in her first year as a professional and her talent and love has only grown since. “You never know what’s going to happen. I love that you’re always learning and discovering new things.”
Bella (née Benozio) Ouziel was 15 years old in 1943 when the Nazis deported her entire family from Salonika, Greece, to Auschwitz-Birkenau. “The Holocaust taught me – when I came back by myself with nobody – my family is everything to me,” Bella says. “And we should help each other.”
In January of 2015 Dr. Sehi started Women Walking West, Inc., also known as W3, with the goal to help foreign-born women who are legally living in the U.S. achieve their educational goals with initiatives to overcome five major barriers: Language, social, cultural, academic and financial. The organization provides career counseling, tutoring, mentoring, internships and financial support.
Venue Magazine proudly recognizes this year’s Rising Star Medical Leaders. The awards program, sponsored by John D. Dovich & Associates, applauds young professionals in Greater Cincinnati who are the best and brightest in the field.
Tim Goldsmith, owner of Goldsmith Cardel, is excited about his store’s recent move to Hyde Park Square. Customers looking for the very best in china, crystal, flatware, special gifts and bridal registry will now come to the upper level on Edwards Road, the former Richard’s Hair Salon. There are 11 dedicated parking spaces for patrons of Goldsmith Cardel, accessed by driving up the ramp between the school parking lot and the stores along Edwards Road.
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 have been 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.
Swiss Medi-Spa offers advanced non-invasive techniques for skin rejuvenation. Daniel Kuy, MD, medical director of Swiss Medi-Spa and Kuy Plastic Surgery, specializes in facial cosmetic and body contouring procedures, including breast surgery, facelift, tummy tuck and eyelid surgery. Medical spa treatments include laser treatments, injectables, fillers and chemical peels addressing symptoms such as sun damage, aging, acne and discolorations.
A Quick Look at 2016 Year-End Tax Planning Ideas for Business Owners and Other Executives
The end of the summer doesn’t just signal the start of a new football season. No, in fact, this is the time of year when many tax professionals turn their thoughts to best practices for year-end tax planning for their clients, businesses and practices. Dean Johns, CPA and Principal at John D. Dovich & Associates, LLC, recently chatted with a few peers from Flynn & Company, a local CPA and business consultancy located in Blue Ash, to discuss the subject. Rick Flynn, CPA and President of Flynn & Company, along with co-workers, CPAs Stephanie Pape and Kent Owen, offer a few key focus areas.
Lauren Chesley did not fall off the map after her marriage four weeks ago. Instead, the absence was much more about being speechless. What she discovered during her month long unintended “quiet time,” is that when she talks less, she listens more.
In 1987, the last active duty fire fighting squad pulled out of the Norwood Fire Company No. 2. A municipal budget crunch had forced the abandonment of the historic 1914 structure and consolidation of the fire department to a newer, centrally located firehouse. After nearly three decades of neglect, a generous donor offered to fund the restoration of the structure as the new home for the Norwood Firefighters Association.
MainSource Bank’s story started over 110 years ago. Since then, the company has grown quite a bit, but it has never outgrown the idea that friendly, personal service truly matters. It offers a full suite of products and services, with all of the best technology, but remains focused on making a positive impact in each of its communities. Building on its heritage of being a force for good and having a great foundation of employees who truly care about helping others, MainSource encourages its team members to be involved in their communities through volunteering, financial education or charity work.
The Women of Influence Award honors our region's leading women who have helped shape the success of their organization, demonstrated exceptional leadership, professional achievement, and continuous, invaluable contributions to their workplace and community. Honorees of the award are pillars in creating a lasting impact on our community for years to come.
It’s not too early to start planning your home’s holiday décor for this season’s set of new memories. Beau Bolce, owner of Quince & Quinn, predicts this year’s holiday trend will be simple pine wreaths and garlands accented by natural alpine objects like antlers and fur.
Cincinnati’s vibrant business community produces world-class products and services. Working in partnership with all areas of the business community are premier agencies who expertly capture the essence of these services and products. LEAD and the Art Institute of Cincinnati is proud to present four of Cincinnati’s premier graphic design firms. These four companies represent some of the intellectual and creative wealth in our area. The creative talent and visionary approach to their businesses are just a couple of the reasons that Cincinnati continues to attract and retain cutting edge businesses.