Downtown PopShop spotlights four female-owned business for holiday shopping

Downtown Cincinnati Inc., in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, has developed a pop-up shop program that brings together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate downtown. Downtown Cincinnati is growing by leaps and bounds, and we know that expanding active retail spaces will benefit residents, existing businesses, and visitors alike.

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LADD Launches Integrated Housing Initiative for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

LADD, Inc., a non-profit organization that empowers adults with developmental disabilities to live, work, and connect, launched a new initiative to develop an integrated housing and service model for adults with developmental disabilities. The project, called Forever, Home, will build or purchase and remodel 6-8 houses in neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati and provide independent living for 20-30 adults with developmental disabilities. Three to four people will live in each home for the duration of their lives and LADD will provide technology, comprehensive training and engagement services to support safe, independent living.

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Eight Local Companies to vie for $15,000 at Big Pitch on September 25

ArtWorks Big Pitch present by U.S. Bank culminates on Tuesday, September 25 for Big Pitch Night. The eight creative entrepreneurs will deliver their 5-minutes pitches in front of a live audience and five judges to being home the $15,000 prize. The audience then votes for their favorite finalists for the Audience Choice Award, featuring services from top accounting office, legal firms, and more. Tickets start at just $10.

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Activities Beyond the Classroom Welcomes Carol Gibbs to Board of Directors

Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) has added Carol Gibbs to its Board of Directors. Gibbs, a long-time community activist and volunteer, is currently the President and CEO of the Mt. Auburn Community Development Corporation, which Gibbs founded in 2015 to strengthen and coordinate business and housing development in Mt. Auburn. Prior to her current role, she spent 15 years in the role of President and CEO of ACT (Accountability and Credibility Together), an organization she founded to increase self-sufficiency skills of families to reduce their need for public assistance.

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Hyperquake announces Outdoor Adventure Clubs as recipient of second annual “Do Good Initiative”

Hyperquake, the Cincinnati-based brand evolution agency, announced today that Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati has been chosen as the recipient of their second annual Do Good Initiative. This initiative is designed to support local change-makers by providing pro bono brand services to a deserving local nonprofit who wouldn’t otherwise have access to creative talent.

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Take a Sneak Peek of UC’s Fifth Third Arena

Right now, there’s more dust floating around than confetti and more noise from a jackhammer than noise from a sold-out crowd, but with a little imagination, you can begin to see how the renovated on-campus home of University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball will look like for the opening tip. 

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Cultural Tourism Collaboration Achieves $116 Million in New Revenues for the Region

For the last two years, ArtsWave, the planner, promoter and fundraiser for the arts throughout Greater Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network (RTN) have partnered to create a Cultural Tourism Marketing Campaign during the shoulder travel season of September through December. The campaign targets travelers within 500 miles of Cincinnati to visit and enjoy the region’s broad array of cultural arts experiences. This partnership is a part of a larger three-year agreement, spanning 2016 through 2018.

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