This spring, when the novel coronavirus descended on our country, suddenly society faced a multitude of emotions, not the least of which was fear of the unknown. With so much uncertainty swirling around us as new (and sometimes contrasting) facts and figures emerged, many sought ways to feel…
“I never really thought about what it meant to be involved in a Jewish community. I just kind of took it for granted,” says Bonnie Ullner, the cochair of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Israel and Overseas Committee. “I only started getting involved about 10 years ago. I loved being Jewish. I was proud of being Jewish. I raised my children Jewish, but I never really thought about the fact that it takes a lot of work to create a Jewish community. These institutions just don’t exist on their own.”
When the coronavirus swept through the country, causing schools to shut down for the remainder of the year, staff and administrators at St. Xavier, a private Catholic high school for young men, immediately started planning what they could do to show their seniors some love.
In the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Seton High School develops a diverse population of young women for a life of faith, service and leadership, and engages them in achieving academic excellence in a college preparatory environment. The mission and values of Seton High School—strong academics and a true sense of spirit and sisterhood—are why thousands of young women have chosen to become Seton Saints.
Today, when one steps inside Richter & Phillips Jewelers, with its sprawling showroom filled with sparkling diamonds, vintage estate jewelry and stunning Rolex watches, it’s hard to imagine that this 124-year-old company began with traveling salesmen going door-to-door lugging trunks of jewelry, diamonds and giftware. Through the years, they expanded their inventory, but one thing has remained unchanged since Frederick W. Fehr bought the business in 1930 — the lineage as the company is now run by third- and fourth-generation Fehrs.
Three years ago, Jon Reischel and Tommy Brand were searching for a business opportunity that would fit their shared love of sports and desire to help kids. What they found was Redline Athletics, a new national franchise with a fresh approach to youth sports training. They each had kids of their own playing multiple sports, so they knew the problems: scarcity of quality coaches and facilities, high fees and scheduling nightmares. With Redline, they found a solution: a membership model where no appointments are necessary, families pay a competitive monthly fee for unlimited training, and the coaches are all former college and pro athletes who understand the power of exercise science for young players, no matter the sport.
If eyes are considered the windows to the soul, then it could be said that windows are a home’s pathway to peace — especially when one selects a high-quality product. Wieland Builders, an award-winning custom home builder in Cincinnati, focuses on quality craftsmanship, which is why they install Pella windows in the majority of their projects.
In the midst of the revitalized and bustling community of Loveland, Paxton’s Grill and Ramsey’s Trailside reside, side by side, thriving in the warm eminence of a shared rich history.
It’s often been said that most investors look back on previous market crashes as an opportunity but look at current crashes as a threat. Why is this the case? We believe that investors typically get “tunnel vision” during a crash and lose sight of their long-term plan. The narrative of “this time it’s different” can be extraordinarily strong. That narrative is also understandable because the circumstances that cause the markets to drop are often quite different.
“Trigeminal neuralgia is often called the suicide disorder because of the intense and sudden pain it causes,” says Dr. George Mandybur, a Mayfield neurosurgeon who treated the 55-year-old man, “It’s an unrelenting pain in the face that’s often exacerbated by often moving the jaw or cheek when eating, talking, brushing your teeth, or even just touching your face.”
The last few months have been particularly unsettling for a lot of Americans. Many are having to worry about their own well-being, as well as the health of their loved ones. Millions of people are concerned about their jobs (if they haven’t already been impacted) and whether or not their income will be affected by the shutdowns experienced throughout so many different regions. Lastly, many are anxious about their retirement savings, and how the first part of 2020 will impact their long-term goals and objectives.
The idea for the hotel was born a number of years ago. John Barrett, chairman, president and CEO of Western & Southern, thought that Cincinnati business travelers and visitors needed better hotel options. In 2011, Eagle Realty Group, Western & Southern’s real estate subsidiary, opened The Phelps, a Residence Inn by Marriott, and, in 2017, the AC Hotel at The Banks. Later, when there was an opportunity to create a new luxury hotel, they jumped at the chance, developing a space that honors the city’s elegant past with contemporary features.
Those worlds collided in the spring. The way of life that we formerly called “normal” — even during emotional struggles — evolved into an intensified magnification of those previous emotions.
Twin Lakes, an integrated lifestyle community with superior senior living services, makes aging well a top priority. As a senior living community, Twin Lakes empowers residents to spend more time enjoying their hobbies and pursuing their passions. The team at Twin Lakes believes retirement should allow for independence, adventure and freedom. Life at Twin Lakes embraces that very idea by handling all home maintenance and other burdensome everyday tasks. From independent and assisted living neighborhoods to skilled care, memory support, and even rehabilitation services, the caring team at Twin Lakes offers around-the-clock support for residents.
In November 2017, Gio Boeing started the Engage Program at Ken Anderson Alliance (KAA), an organization that invites adults with developmental disabilities to enjoy time out in the community through socialization and volunteerism. Initially, 120 people started in the program. Today, 215 participants engage in 22 monthly outings. To keep groups manageable, between six and eight individuals go on one to two outings each month, accompanied by KAA staff and volunteers.
Since 1999, locally owned and operated Hanson Audio Video has been providing families with premium products and solutions for outdoor entertainment, home theater, hi-fi audio and smart home automation in their homes. Hanson’s primary goal is to present clients with a range of possibilities to ultimately create a luxury living experience, bringing families closer together to enjoy time together. With your budget in mind, Hanson offers a host of products and possibilities for your home.
Last year when Brad Olinger, owner of Sterling Homes, began designing Parkland View, combining the latest and greatest in luxury home development, he knew he wanted to blend the project to become part of the community. The name Parkland View was created because the property is located between two beloved Cincinnati parks, Ault Park and Alms Park. Olinger weaved elements of Mount Lookout Square into the exterior elevation and created seven unique designs for seven unique single-family residences.
Designs on Madison has come a long way over the past decade. What started as a small shop in O’Bryonville has turned into Cincinnati’s leading Interior Design Company with over 120 years of combined experience in one studio, now located in a large historic-home turned-office in East Walnut Hills. The company is female-owned and operated by a 14-member staff specializing in a range of services from design consultation to full-service interior design.
Life with COVID-19 is hard for everyone, but Council on Aging (COA) has been working to serve one of our community’s most vulnerable groups — older adults.
Cincinnati has always had a story to tell. Since the late 19th century, Cincinnati has seen vast expansion and great historical change. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) documents and explores these historical revolutions in two brand new exhibits: “Shaping Our City,” which features a charting of the city’s geography, transportation and design, and “You Are Here,” a dive into the diverse lives that populate and shape Cincinnati past and present.
One of the things Shawn Kelley, Managing Partner at Northwestern Mutual, says he’s most proud of is the company’s diversity. This year alone, 35 percent of the company’s recruits are from a variety of populations.
Every year, the Southwest Ohio chapter of JDRF holds a giant gala that raises funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. However, like most of life during the spring of 2020, the organizers were forced to cancel.
When determining the odds of living a long and healthy life, one must factor in a multitude of things, including wise choices, healthy habits and good genes. Beyond that, it typically comes down to old-fashioned good luck, and that’s something Wesley Fenton of Greenville, Ohio, had going for him when he suffered a heart attack known as the widow maker in December 2018
In the midst of uncertain times, local organizations and individuals have banded together to make a positive impact in response to COVID-19. Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) utilized the unique skills of their employees to develop an initiative to sew face masks for medical professionals. Their desire to be of service birthed Mask-a-Thon, an inspiring project that united over 40 CEI employees who rallied to sew 1,400 masks in two weeks.
Planning a trip can be difficult — taking time off work, booking flights, finding childcare, picking activities and more. Luckily, you don’t have to venture far to get the all-encompassing retreat you’re looking for. 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati has it all in one location; a contemporary art museum, boutique hotel, full-service spa, restaurant and cocktail terrace.
Just north of Cincinnati, off the Interstate 275 Loveland-Madeira Road exit, a two-lane road curves through the rolling hills along the Little Miami River. It snakes its way to Loveland’s bustling historic downtown district, which has experienced a resurgence in recent years. Popular locally owned restaurants, a busy craft brewery and thriving shops like Welling & Co. Jewelers line the main street along a popular stretch of the Little Miami Bike Trail.
Peppe Ramundo Menswear & Black Tie has become the name for fine menswear and tuxedo rentals in the Cincinnati area. With hundreds of the most current styles to choose from and over a century of combined experience, they are certain that you will find the perfect look for your next black-tie affair. The men’s clothier offers Old World tailoring with a modern twist. Their fabrics are sourced from the finest mills in England, Scotland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
Voltage has been a mainstay in Cincinnati for more than 30 years. Jeff Hinkel, an architect by trade, combined his architectural experience with his passion for design and created Voltage Inc., which first opened as a lighting shop on Hyde Park Square in 1989. “After studying in Europe during architecture school, I realized this caliber of design was missing in the Cincinnati market and Voltage was born,” says Hinkel. Voltage quickly expanded from lighting to furniture as the demand for contemporary design became more prevalent.
Since its founding in 1963, Furniture Fair has grown into the premier location for home furnishings in the tri-state region. Furniture Fair’s first store on Dixie Highway in Erlanger, Kentucky, was only 7,000 square feet. Other locations soon followed with the Northgate store on Colerain Avenue opening in 1976. The company continued to grow and now has store locations in Fairfield, Eastgate, Miamisburg, Oxford, Fields Ertel, Beavercreek and Western Hills, Ohio, as well as locations in Florence, Cold Spring and Louisville, Kentucky.
Never did Moira Weir imagine taking the helm of United Way of Greater Cincinnati under such unusual circumstances.
For many years, United Dairy Farmers (UDF) primarily provided doughnuts from Busken Bakery, a local family-owned company. While that worked nicely in the Dayton and Cincinnati area, their Columbus stores sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which weren’t nearly as fresh. That all changed last November when UDF opened their own state-of-the-art bakery facility — headquartered in Blue Ash — that makes fresh, delicious doughnuts daily.
The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund (CCPF) held the 19th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament Feb. 28-29. On the evening before the tournament, the CCPF hosted Sponsors as student players, ranging in kindergarten through 12th grade, for an evening of “chess simul” games.
New enhancements are underway at Peterloon, a historic Cincinnati estate in Indian Hill. Since the establishment of the Peterloon Foundation in 1979, this Cincinnati treasure has been a unique event venue for guests to commemorate their most important life events in the splendor and beauty of Peterloon.
Thompson Hine’s Cincinnati office is one of the region’s largest law firms, representing approximately two-thirds of the Fortune 1000 companies based in Ohio, as well as more than half of all public companies in the region and one-third of the region’s top private companies.
Richter & Phillips Jewelers has been in the heart of Cincinnati for over a century. What started as a traveling salesmen business back in the late 1800s has transformed into the modern-day diamond, jewelry and luxury watch shopping destination it is today.
Pella is the leader in its industry when it comes to offering products that fit today’s design needs. Kurt Platte, owner of Platte Architecture & Design, frequently uses Pella windows due to their quality, functionality and perfect price point.
“At U.S. Bank, we believe in the power of possible and seek to close gaps between people and possibility” says Reba Dominski, Chief Social Responsibility Officer for U.S. Bank and President of the U.S. Bank Foundation.
Though the world is full of titles, they don’t always mean much and, in fact, can be misleading.
For 171 years, Maple Knoll Communities has provided the setting for older adults to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Several exciting projects are taking shape at both The Christian Village at Mason (CVM) and The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy (CVMH).
Anthology Senior Living is driven by a simple belief that everyone has a unique life story. Their mission is to offer a unique senior living experience that provides residents with the best in hospitality and care so they can live their story in a beautiful, meaningful way.