It’s not every day you can take your passion and make it happen, as Irene Cara sang, but for Kristin Ropp, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Bank Arena and the Cincinnati Cyclones, that’s exactly how her career led her to planning parties for thousands of her closest friends 90+ times a year at Cincinnati’s downtown arena.
It all started simply enough. Dolores Lindsay was recruited by her daughter’s kindergarten school PTA to serve on a committee to assess the needs of local residents. That committee sparked a passion that eventually turned into The HealthCare Connection of which Dolores is founder, president and one of the longest-serving CEOs in the country.
Tucked away in the woods of Wyoming, Heather Haws-Babb brews chocolate candies that have an international following. She's most famous for her buckeyes, which have a distinctive rich taste that sets them apart from other chocolatiers. In the last five years, her home-based confectionary, Three B's Sweets, has transformed from hostess gifts Heather created for parties, into a business that spreads her love of delectable desserts.
The Fourth Annual Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic returns this weekend September 22 and 23, at Yeatman’s Cove downtown and features more than 150 local, regional, and national chefs, pastry chefs, bread artisans, pitmasters, mixologists, artisans, sommeliers, winemakers, brewers, baristas and roasters, writers and storytellers.
One of the beauties of public speaking is the insights that come directly from the horse's mouth, in this case Dave Parker's, talking to fans who visited City Gospel Mission recently as part of the Reds Hall of Famer series.
Lori Meeker and her friend and partner, Fred Berger, greet me just inside the front door of the reopened Bay Horse Café at 625 Main Street, downtown, Wednesday morning. I notice it’s a French door, which when the two sides are fully open would fit a horse through for show and sale, a tribute to the Bay Horse’s early origins.
In our new world of celebrity chef-dom and 24-hour networks with shows dedicated to cooking, baking and eating, epicurean stars come and go as quickly as Halley’s Comet. Chef James Major, the new executive chef for Funky’s Catering Events, is the latest bright light in the city’s cooking constellation, thanks in large part to one of those afore-mentioned cooking shows.
Tandem bikes notwithstanding, a bicycle in and of itself is a solidary mode of transportation—you, a couple of wheels, pedal power, a chain and steering. But use a Red Bike, and your velocipede all of a sudden has a whole peloton of bike mechanics, managers and aficionados riding along.
It’s amazing what you can do with a Guitar Hero microphone and a boatload of talent. It was enough to win Chandler Carter the #SharetheRhythm Emerging Talent Competition at the Cincinnati Music Festival and earn her a coveted main stage slot both Thursday and Friday night at the Festival.
At times like this, one wishes for the technology of being able to add scent to print. Problem is, Tina Stoeberl's College Hill Coffee Company and Casual Gourmet would require every aroma in the house -- bacon frying, coffee percolating and muffins baking, just to name a few -- to bring the whole story to life.
During my recent visit to Wesleyan Cemetery in Northside, the fine eye of volunteer historian/docent Kathy Dahl was distracted by a woodchuck darting between the gravestones. It was only natural, given that Dahl formerly worked as a naturalist at Cincinnati Parks’ LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center.
Hip-hop and beatbox artist Douglas E. Davis, better known as Doug E Fresh, returns to the 2017 Cincinnati Music Festival sponsored by Procter & Gamble, this time as host. Last year, Doug performed with Talib Kweli at a newly-added Thursday night event. This year, he will be the host for all three days of music, July 27-29.
Search “TED Talks” on YouTube and you’ll find videos on motivation, relationships, happiness, education, leadership, artificial intelligence, you name it. TED, which stands for Technology, Education and Design, has been on the scene for more than three decades and posts thought-provoking presentations from around the world.
If someone tells Laura Chrysler to take a hike, she sees it as a compliment. The former corporate sponsorship specialist for the Cincinnati USA Chamber wants us all to become a more peripatetic society in her latest job as executive director of go Vibrant.
Art shows come and go as easily as the latest styles. But back when bell bottoms and tie dye were in vogue, a group of Mt. Adams residents decided to hold an arts festival to celebrate the opening of the then-new Playhouse in the Park. What we know now as Summerfair began with a 10 cent map, free admission and $3 booth spaces.
It was a proud moment for Film Cincinnati, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, as a contingent led by Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, walked the red carpet on Monday to support the “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” entirely produced in Cincinnati.
The long-awaited premiere of Cincinnati-made “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” was a star-studded event Monday night on the famed Cannes red carpet (did you know they change the carpet six times a day during the film festival?).
Kelly Adamson grew up serving in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. A Wyoming High grad, Adamson learned the value of helping others from her parents so she spent many a day handing out sandwiches in Washington Park. Today, she walks through that same park amazed at the transformation of not only that area but the entire neighborhood.
St. Xavier High School graduate Austin Schiff had no idea exactly what he was getting into when he accepted the job as executive director of the Cincinnati Squash Academy in Over-the-Rhine three years ago.
It is no exaggeration to call the executive director of the Flying Pig Marathon "the "peripatetic Iris Simpson Bush," so that is what I am going to do.
From the time, Iris was six years old, she was walking the two-mile round trip from her home on the East End “(4369 Eastern Avenue; it’s gone now”) to St. Stephen Grade School. To this day, she finds walking and running to be as much therapeutic as it is exercise -- part and parcel of her life's philosophy.
Walk into Scene75 in Milford and you’re struck by the flashing lights, the buzzing and ringing of a host of video games and the vastness of the space (90,000 square feet and growing). Party Zones over here, indoor go-karts over there, laser tag, mini golf, air hockey, snack bar and more.
Fortunate are those who can take their passion and turn it into a career. Being able to introduce others to what you’re passionate about? Well, that’s a bonus and that’s what Frank DeJulius and his wife, Stacey, have been able to do in Cincinnati since 2012, when they took over Fleet Feet Sports.
When Don Schumacher left Northwestern University in 1962 with his master’s degree, there wasn’t a career track known as sports tourism. This week, he steps down from as executive director of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), having helped build the sports tourism industry into a worldwide economic driver worth billions of dollars.
If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a team of health experts from around the world to raise a prematurely born hippo. Welcome to Team Fiona, whose job it has been since January 24 to care for a hippopotamus calf born at least six weeks early and a third of the size of most to-term hippo newborns.