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The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber recently held a series of listening sessions for members to meet with the Chamber’'s Government Affairs team and share their views on legislation and regional initiatives that affect business growth.

As we prepare for our long Independence Day weekend, it is good to take a moment this week to celebrate the independent businesses in our communities that make Greater Cincinnati a better place to work, play, and live.

Treasures 4 Charity is an upscale resale shop located in East Walnut Hills where you can shop for furniture and accessories and make a positive impact in your community at the same time.

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  Joining us for a look at the business scene in and around Cincinnati are Chris DeSimio and reporter from the Cincinnati Business Courier, Steve Watkins.

In the second half of the show, they will be joined by Mark Motley from the investment firm of Foster & Motley to discuss the May numbers and the impact of mid-term elections on the markets.

LaunchCincy va Español

May 16, 2014

The Greater Cincinnati Independent Business Alliance (CiNBA) is partnering with Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati to initiate LaunchCincy Juntos, a program designed to help generate small business opportunities for Greater Cincinnati's growing Hispanic community.

In neighborhoods like Price Hill and Carthage, CiNBA has begun a pilot program in conjunction with Price Hill Will and Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio's Su Casa Center to present a series of workshops that encourage working cooperatively, promote community involvement and provide Spanish speakers with the tools they need to start their own businesses.

Like a bad-for-you woman, sporting tattoos and an eyebrow-piercing, the kind that you might spy across the bar - it was love at first sight for me and Black Planet.  In truth, there is very little about Black Planet and their 5-song EP Female Hysteria that is not completely adorable and endearing.

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Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is almost upon us, and I doubt that anyone hates malls more than I do.

Fortunately, the BuyCincy Holiday Event (previously "Cincinnati Unchained") promotes the benefits of shopping locally while bringing holiday traffic to locally-owned, independent businesses in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Rock Paper Scissors is an art supply and local-music record store coming to Over-The-Rhine in September.

Local artists Adam Petersen and Lindsay Nehls from The Marburg Collective have teamed up with Alisha Budkie of Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply to create a shop in the heart of the community (1301 Main Street) that will offer a selection of art supplies, designed to suit the needs of art students, local small businesses, and working and commercial artists.  They will also devote a large section of the store to locally-made materials and tools, including handmade charcoals, inks, books, and bags.

Did you know that one of the country’s leading experts in social media marketing is located right here in Cincinnati? Her name is Krista Neher and after a successful career at P&G, she moved to a start-up company that raised the inevitable question: how do I do more, with less? As she mastered social media opportunities, she opened Boot Camp Digital and wrote the Social Media Field Guide. That was followed by Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach and now her newest book, Visual Social Media Marketing. She is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about successfully using social media, even as the options grow more and more numerous.


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