Cincinnati’s great traditions of beer and baseball make it a fun Midwest destination

June 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm
June 30, 2015 |

From: The New York Daily News

21c Museum Hotel occupies a lavishly restored, century-old building in downtown Cincinnati. It features a free art gallery. /21c Museum Hotel

21c Museum Hotel occupies a lavishly restored, century-old building in downtown Cincinnati. It features a free art gallery.

Cincinnati gave the U.S. its first professional baseball team in 1869. And on July 14, the third-largest city in Ohio will host Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game.

The presentation of the game, and the city’s public squares, channel a strong sense of nostalgia.

To a degree Cincinnati can’t help but channel its past. The centralized downtown neighborhood known as Over-the-Rhine claims to be the largest urban historic district in the country, densely packed with 19th-century brick buildings built in the Italianate style. The neighborhood shows its age but is also increasingly livable, walkable and shop-able.

Shopping in historic buildings is fun, but not always the substance of a vacation. What sets Cincinnati apart is how it’s rallied around its baseball, beer and old buildings, creating a unique urban Midwest destination.

The city takes its name from the Roman politician Cincinnatus, who resigned his dictatorship in 458 B.C. for the sake of the public good. A giant mural spanning the height of a downtown building bears his image.

Another painting, The Henry Holtgrewe mural on Vine St., is one of many public pieces undertaken by ArtWorks, a local nonprofit that taps local youth to paint Over-the-Rhine’s bare brick buildings. Many used to serve beer. Some still do.

Each baseball represents one of Pete Rose’s record 4,192 career hits in this display at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. J.P. Hoornstra

Each baseball represents one of Pete Rose’s record 4,192 career hits in this display at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cincinnati might be famous for its beer, except that by 1890 almost 2,000 registered drinking establishments occupied the 7-square-mile city. So unlike in St. Louis or Milwaukee, there was no need to export Cincinnati’s best brews from coast to coast. There were plenty of customers right there in the city.

Stuart King owns an apothecary concept bar in Over-the-Rhine called Sundry and Vice (18 W. 13th St.; sundryandvice.com). It’s almost too hipster for Brooklyn; mustachioed men and women in flapper dresses sip cocktails like one called Dr. Shiloh’s System Vitalizer (mezcal/tequila, lime, pineapple, ginger, Peychaud bitters, soda). King ducked outside on a recent evening and pointed across the street to where Timothy Thomas, an unarmed 19-year-old African American man, was fatally shot by a Cincinnati police officer in 2001. Several days of riots followed the shooting.

King was living in Los Angeles at the time. He willingly relocated because of what happened after the riots. The short version: Using money from taxpayers and local businesses (Cincinnati is home to nine Fortune 500 companies), a coalition called 3CDC was formed to “strategically revitalize Cincinnati’s downtown urban core.”

Rather than tearing down and building back up — the less romantic, less expensive route — 3CDC preserved and restored Over-the-Rhine’s existing infrastructure. The chamber of commerce launched an ambitious grant program, giving small business owners like King incentive to move in. For the Fortune 500 firms, attracting talented employees to live and work downtown became less of a chore. For visitors, well, now there was a reason to vacation here.

Down the street from Sundry and Vice, a New York transplant named Jose Salazar has opened a wonderful namesake restaurant (Salazar Restaurant & Bar, 1401 Republic St.; salazarcincinnati.com) highlighting cuisine from his native Colombia. (Try the veal sweetbreads.)

A horse-drawn carriage parks across the street from Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. J.P. Hoornstra

A horse-drawn carriage parks across the street from Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cincinnati Reds hats and designer neckties sit side-by-side in a local men’s clothing store. A gift shop sells congratulatory cards for same-sex marriages on another street corner. For a state that banned gay marriage in 2004, the something-for-everybody vibe is a departure.

Other things hardly seem new at all.

Greg Hardman describes himself as a “beer romantic.” The Cincinnati native purchased the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company (1621 Moore St.; christianmoerlein.com) in 2004 and moved the operation into a hardscrabble section of Over-the-Rhine. The taproom is still a tad gritty, but it’s full on Friday nights. Young people drink and play billiards, foosball and a combination of football and bowling called “fowling” — working-class recreation at its finest.

Moerlein is one of those vintage Cincinnati brands that might have suffered for limited distribution, although its seasonal hefeweizen (a blond wheat beer) is the best this side of Germany. Since Moerlein moved back into the neighborhood, several other breweries have followed suit. The beer scene in Over-the-Rhine hasn’t rekindled its pre-Prohibition flow, but it’s moving in that direction.

A series of guided tours highlight some of Cincinnati’s original 19th-century brewing facilities. The most curious is an apartment building, the Guild House at 1622 Vine St. There’s no beer here — just a cavernous underground storehouse designed to hold lager barrels, a relic from the days before mechanized refrigeration. It feels like a ghost could appear at any moment.

Taft’s Ale House in Cincinnati, Ohio was recently converted from a 19th-century Protestant church into a beer hall. J.P. Hoornstra

Taft’s Ale House in Cincinnati, Ohio was recently converted from a 19th-century Protestant church into a beer hall.

Another must-see is Taft’s Ale House, a German Protestant church meticulously converted into a beer hall (1429 Race St.; taftsalehouse.com). Don’t feel guilty about drinking here. A priest blessed the building prior to its opening in April.

The primary shrine in town might just be Great American Ball Park, the Cincinnati Reds’ $290 million stadium. Built in 2003, the park is just far enough away from the Ohio River that it’s impossible to hit a baseball into the water. But it’s just close enough that someone strolling the Kentucky side (the towns of Covington and Newport lie across the river) can hear the roar of the crowd. Both sides of the river are green and striped with foot and bike routes, making strolling the perfect pastime when baseball is out of season.

Bootleggers is a well-stocked craft beer house inside Great American Ball Park. A sign outside denotes it as part of the “Brewing Heritage Trail” — another clever attempt by Hardman, the beer baron, to connect Cincinnati’s past to its present. A second, less gritty Moerlein Lager House across the street is a popular hangout pre- and post-game. For out-of-towners attending the All-Star Game, this might be the best place to taste Cincinnati’s preferred beverage without venturing too far.

There’s a dubious baseball heritage trail in town, too. It was here, at the since-demolished Sinton Hotel, that bettors successfully bribed members of the Chicago White Sox to intentionally lose the World Series to the Reds in 1919. The most famous baseball player in Reds history, Pete Rose, was banned for life by Major League Baseball in 1989 for betting on games. Cincinnati doesn’t hide this. The Reds’ Hall of Fame has Rose’s image (and roses) all over it; the same guide offering the brewery tours has a 1919 World Series tour. But maybe the good vibes emanating from the All-Star Game are an attempt to move on from history more than embrace it.

Not long ago visitors preferred lodging on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River when visiting Cincinnati. Now there are places like the 21c Museum Hotel, a lavishly restored century-old downtown building featuring a free 24-7 art gallery and a trendy open-kitchen restaurant downstairs called Metropole (609 Walnut St., metropoleonwalnut.com).

/21c Museum Hotel

A hipster coffee joint lies next door. A theater sits directly across the street, connected to a high-end Italian/French restaurant called Boca (114 E 6th St., Reservations recommended; bocacincinnati.com).

The boldest, most refreshing part of the transformation lies in what’s absent. Practically every city that revives, gentrifies — call it what you will — fills its storefronts with the same chain retailers familiar coast to coast. Cincinnati did not. Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are outnumbered by local coffee joints.

Being proudly provincial and still offering something for everyone is tough to pull off. Like a church that serves beer, it seems to be working somehow.

J.P. Hoornstra is a sports writer based in Los Angeles and the executive editor of Conway Confidential. ***

IF YOU GO

Signs inside the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio denote the “Brewing Heritage Trail,” a nod to the city’s flourishing 19th-century German beer industry. J.P. Hoornstra

Signs inside the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio denote the “Brewing Heritage Trail,” a nod to the city’s flourishing 19th-century German beer industry.

Stay: 21c Museum Hotel (609 Walnut St.); 21cmuseumhotels.com.

Do:

- The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum (100 Joe Nuxhall Way) is located outside Great American Ball Park and open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. reds.com/hof

- American Legacy Tours offers ghost tours, baseball history tours, beer tours and gangster tours of Cincinnati and the surrounding area. americanlegacytours.com

- Cincinnati Brewery Tours offers a variety of seasonal walking tours of the city’s brewing facilities (beer included) every Thursday through Sunday. cincinnatibrewerytours.com

21c Museum Hotel occupies a lavishly restored, century-old building in downtown Cincinnati. It features a free art gallery. Magnus Lindqvist/21c Museum Hotel

21c Museum Hotel occupies a lavishly restored, century-old building in downtown Cincinnati. It features a free art gallery.

- Rhinegeist Brewery (1910 Elm St.) is open seven days a week; hours vary each day. rhinegeist.com

Eat:

- The Eagle Food & Beer Hall (1342 Vine St.) is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and drinks. Reservations not required. 513-802-5007

- Holtman’s Donuts (1332 Vine St.) is open seven days a week. holtmansdonutshop.com

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ArtWorks summer murals to feature Ezzard Charles, James Brown, breweries, high-profile restoration

June 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm
June 15, 2015 |

A mural at Main and East Liberty streets will honor Cincinnati's musical heritage and the individuals who shaped the “Cincinnati Sound.”

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ArtWorks has lots of exciting projects planned for this summer’s mural program.

Work is already underway to restore the Homage to Cincinnatius mural on the Kroger headquarters at Vine Street and Central Parkway. ArtWorks is coordinating the restoration with the mural’s original artist, Richard Haas, and the Thomas Melvin Studio.

Because of the swing-scaffolding that will be used on the seven-story mural, professional local artists have been hired to complete the project. ArtWorks apprentices, who usually paint the summer murals, will instead work with local filmmaker Lauren Pray on a documentary about the restoration project.

In the 30 years since Homage to Cincinnatius was completed, the mural-making process has remained largely the same in terms of execution, according to Christine Carli, director of communications at ArtWorks.

“The paint we use is a specific kind, NovaColor, which is a very durable paint for outdoor use,” she says. “After the mural is painted, we put on several clear coats to protect it from sun and rain damage. We expect the murals to last for at least 20 years.”

Preparation work is also underway for the Ezzard Charles mural at Republic and West Liberty streets in Over-the-Rhine. Once the wall is ready to go, ArtWorks apprentices will work with artist Jason Snell to transform the wall into an homage to the “Cincinnati Cobra,” as Charles was known to boxing fans.

This mural is part of the Cincinnati Legends series, which includes Snell’s design of the Henry Holtgrewe mural on Vine between 13th and 14th streets. The Charles mural will be “more figurative and less illustrative” than the Holtgrewe design, Carli says.

“ArtWorks is really excited about the Ezzard Charles mural,” she says. “It will officially be our 100th mural, and we will be doing a lot of programming about that, including a celebration at the end of the project when we dedicate the mural.”

Charles was chosen for the 100th mural subject because of his “rich history in sports and Cincinnati and because he has so many ties to so many famous Cincinnatians, including Theodore Berry, who was his mentor,” Carli says. “We are excited to celebrate Ezzard Charles with this really beautiful image.”

A mural at Main and East Liberty streets will honor Cincinnati’s musical heritage and the individuals who shaped the “Cincinnati Sound.”

“The image will be a really cool graphic portrayal of James Brown,” Carli says. “This is a part of Liberty where not a lot of people walk but where a lot of people drive by, so we wanted to choose one really stunning image.”

Cincinnati’s brewing heritage will be showcased in two murals. The Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Redevelopment Corporation is sponsoring its second mural, this one located on the north side of the new Christian Moerlein brewery housed in the historic Kauffman malt house. The second mural will be located on the historic Schoenling brewery at Liberty Street and Central Parkway, now home to the Samuel Adams brewery.

“In the next three to five years there will be a nice cluster of public art in the Northern Liberties,” Carli says of the area north of Liberty Street.

In the fall, ArtWorks will add another mural to the Cincinnati Masters Series, the first female depicted is the series. A painting of artist Elizabeth Nourse will be done in collaboration with the Mercantile Library.

As ArtWorks completes its 100th mural this summer, are they struggling to find subjects? Carli says no.

“We never run out of ideas because a lot of them come out of the community and Cincinnati history,” she says. “Our work with communities and neighborhoods keeps everything fresh and evolving.”

The public and communities are able to get directly involved with ArtWorks mural projects by helping support a $25,000 matching grant given by The George and Margaret McLane Foundation. Five ArtWorks projects, including the Ezzard Charles, Cincinnati Sound and the Brewery District murals, are featured on Power2Give. Donors can choose which of the five projects they want to support with a donation.

“Depending on where you live or work or the type of art you’re interested in, you can pick your favorite mural to support,” Carli says. “This matching gift and Power2Give gives us a conduit to empower communities to raise funds for the projects they’re supporting. The matching grant gives people an immediate way to click and donate.”

ArtWorks and its community partners will be promoting the grant and matching opportunity through community council meetings, newsletters and social media.

People are also encouraged to engage with ArtWorks apprentices through social media and the ArtWorks walking tours.

“Last year we started using #ArtWorksHere for apprentices to document their experiences on the worksite,” Carli says. “We encouraged apprentices to share positive experiences, friends they’ve made, progress on the mural, something new they learned that day and to say thank you.”

Carli advises those interested in following the 2015 and hashtag that many of the apprentices use Instagram rather than Twitter or Facebook.

Apprentices also conduct two Saturday walking tours each weekend showcasing ArtWorks murals in Downtown (Cincinnati Genius Tour) and Over-the-Rhine (Spirit of OTR Tour). The ArtWorks apprentice program is “not just learning how to paint,” Carli says. “We provide training for public speaking, and by the end of the experience they grow up and become more poised and confident.”

As ArtWorks apprentices are busy with murals and media projects, the staff will be planning for next summer, their 20th year bringing art to Cincinnati neighborhoods.

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OTR street could become a pleasant walking path between two top attractions

June 9, 2015 at 4:21 pm
June 9, 2015 |
From: www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati
Andy Brownfield 6/8/15

The June 5 block party sought input from Over-the-Rhine's visitors and residents as to what they wanted to see in a more walkable Pleasant Street connecting Washington Park and Findlay Market.

Two of Over-the-Rhine’s biggest attractions could soon be connected by a pedestrian-friendly pathway that a coalition of groups is trying to make more walkable.

The Corporation for Findlay Market is working with the University of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati Research Institute and MetroLab, an architecture program at UC, to make Pleasant Street in OTR a more walkable corridor between Washington Park and Findlay Market.

The groups hosted a block party on June 5 to gather input from OTR residents and visitors along Pleasant Street – which runs north to south from Findlay Market to Washington Park across Liberty Street between Elm and Race streets – to gather input as to what they wanted to see along the street. Suggestions included things like seating, lighting, playgrounds, murals, interactive art, food trucks or stalls and musical installations.

“We want to see what people want to make the street a more attractive connector between two of Over-the-Rhine’s biggest draws,” Joe Hansbauer, president and CEO of the Corporation for Findlay Market, told me.

About 200 people stopped by for hamburgers or hot dogs, to play cornhole and give their feedback. Some of the most popular suggestions included improvements to sidewalks, vacant lots and the addition of a park or gathering place along the street. Hansbauer said about 80 percent of people who stopped by said they wanted to see something done to make crossing Liberty Street easier. There currently isn’t a traffic light or crosswalk at the intersection of Pleasant and Liberty.

Findlay Market is driving development in Over-the-Rhine north of Liberty, which is shooting for the same kind of success the neighborhood has seen to the south of that bisecting street. That was the focus of a May 8 Business Courier cover, which is now unlocked.

MetroLab is using 15 graduate students from UC to help design and implement some of the suggestions for improving Pleasant Street.

The ultimate goal would be to shut down Pleasant Street to vehicular traffic, at least some of the time, Hansbauer said. Elder Street near Findlay Market is closed to vehicular traffic during market hours but opens when the market closes. While any closing of Pleasant wouldn’t be tied to market hours, the idea would be to make it as safe and friendly to pedestrians and cyclists as possible. That could also include something like what was done to Main Street near the University of Cincinnati where it’s technically still open to vehicles but isn’t widely utilized, Hansbauer said. Another idea would be to make Pleasant a so-called “festival street” where traffic moves at the pace of pedestrians and vehicles yield to people.

“It’s going to feel so awkward that you’re driving on it when cutting through that you’re gong to drive so slow that pedestrians and cyclists would still feel safe being on the streets,” he said.

The block party on June 5 was meant to start the conversation on what it would take to accomplish that in the long term. In the short term, MetroLab will work with the Corporation for Findlay Market and UC to implement some of the suggestions gathered from the community. A second block party will take place on June 26, and Pleasant Street will be shut down on July 11 to demonstrate some of the improvements and designs the UC students developed.

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Second Sunday on Main returns June 14 to celebrate festival’s 10th year!!

June 1, 2015 at 10:30 am
June 1, 2015 |

From: www.SoapboxMedia.com

Second Sunday on Main returns June 14

Since its inception 10 years ago, Second Sunday on Main has grown from a small event featuring condo tours to a blocks-long festival with food trucks, live music, vendors and artists. The free event is held on the second Sunday of each month June through October along Main Street between 12th and Liberty streets, with the first 2015 event on June 14.

“Second Sunday is unique because it changes and grows with the neighborhood,” says Caitlin Behle, the current organizer of SSOM. “When the festival launched in 2005 as a weekly event, Main Street looked very different. At a time when people were reluctant to visit OTR, the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce started Second Sunday as an opportunity to bring people to the street on Sunday afternoons and showcase the area as a diverse, safe and welcoming place.”

This year, SSOM is partnering with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati to add an area for kids. The YMCA Kids Square will offer free hands-on activities and crafts for kids programmed by the YMCA. Other community organizations will be present as well, including the Peaslee Neighborhood Center and the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Community Education division.

Findlay Market will host the Celebrity Chef series, which will feature a free chef demo at Mr. Pitiful’s. Traditionally, the series has invited visitors to a drink pairing and chef demo by one of more local chefs, where guests are given the recipe for the dishes and drinks.

“By collaborating with Findlay Market, we’re able to celebrate what is unique and best about the market’s community, local crops, ethnic traditions and creative chefs,” Behle says.

To celebrate its 10th year, SSOM is going back to its roots to revisit monthly themes from the past decade. June’s theme is Dog Days and will feature a contest for Best Trick, Best Costume, Cutest Dog and Best Owner/Dog Look-a-Like as well as a parade and Dog Photo Booth hosted by Save the Animals.

The June event also includes a performance by Us, Today at 2 p.m. at the MOTR Stage and a cooking demo by Bryn Mooth, author of the Findlay Market Cookbook, and Katie Zaidan of Mediterranean Imports at 2:30 p.m.

There will also be beer ambassadors pouring at the Cincinnati Sports League’s Beer Garden on behalf of different nonprofits or community groups each month. June’s ambassadors are the Cincinnati Young Black Professionals. Food trucks Bistro de Mohr, Dojo Gelato, Empanadas Aqui, Fireside Pizza and Hungry Brothers will be at SSOM areas to supplement the 30 participating bars, restaurants, shops and galleries and 80 artists and vendors.

The remaining 2015 SSOMs are “Pride” July 12, “EcoMAINia” Aug. 9, “Dance on Main” Sept. 13 and “Foodie Finale” Oct. 11.

“As OTR continues to grow, Second Sunday will continue to define itself as a community-driven festival,” Behle says. “I love that Second Sunday was, and continues to be, built by the neighborhood. It’s largely volunteer-run by residents and business owners and changes and adapts in response to the community’s needs.”

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Cincinnati Zoo Welcomes Rodents of Unusual Size

May 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm
May 22, 2015 |

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From: Cincinnati.com

The Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Cannon will welcome three of the largest rodents on earth in a new exhibit. The Capybaras, or water pigs, will be leaving their home at the Little Rock Arkansas Zoo and will be the first of their species at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The capybara is two feet tall and can weigh up to 140 pounds. They enjoy swimming and are able to stay under water for over five minutes thanks to the design of their snout.

The Cincinnati Zoo said the the three animals are named Cassatot, Aqua and Hydro and described them as falling into the “so-ugly-it’s-cute” category.

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Butts, Rebecca (22 May 2015) “World’s Largest Rodents Move to Cincinnati Zoo’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/05/22/worlds-largest-rodents-move-to-cincinnati-zoo/27777153/

Cincinnati’s Population Increases

May 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm
May 21, 2015 |

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For the third year in a row, Cincinnati has experienced an increase in population according to the Census. This is the highest recorded number for Cincinnati this decade.

Cincinnati is now ranked the 65th most populated city nationally after its .4% increase in size this past year.this population is specific to the city and does not include near by suburbs. Cincinnati follows behind Columbus (15th) and Cleveland (48th).

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Claire Paschen, Communications Intern

Information From:

The Enquirer (21 May 2015) ‘Census: Cincinnati’s Population Growing’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/05/21/census-cincinnatis-population-growing/27709431/

What To Look For At This Year’s Taste

May 20, 2015 at 2:23 pm
May 20, 2015 |

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From May 23rd-25th, downtown Cincinnati will flock with thousands all hoping to accomplish one task–satisfying their appetites. Cincinnati is known for its unique flavors and specialty dishes that help bring in the crowds for this annual festival.

The event will showcase a variety of Cincinnati eats such as old favorites like Busken to quirky new dishes like Red Sesame’s Korean Barbeque Tacos. A large selection of ethnic foods from traditional Thai and Chinese to almost authentic Italian will also line the streets.

Cincinnati has also embraced the foodtruck movement and will be expecting over 30 lining the streets for the Taste. New to the taste this year is the ability for small restaurants and businesses to showcase their products in 3 hour window slots to allow them less of a time commitment that the festival usually requires.

The festival will also have a wide variety of entertainment throughout all three days, appearances from local celebrities, and will provide goers the opportunity to sample dishes they may never have gotten a chance to take a bite out.

The Taste will run from 11am-midnight Friday and Saturday and Sunday 11am-9pm. This is the national longest running free culinary festival.

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Information From: http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/

Newport Announces New Summer Festival

May 7, 2015 at 2:22 pm
May 7, 2015 |

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The Newport riverside will host a Bacon, Bourbon, and Brew Festival. The festival will be held during Major League Baseball’s  All-Star Game weekend, July 10-14 at Festival Park.

Pending success, the event will be held annually during the second week of July focused around baseball activities. Marc Wertheim, the event producer and man responsible for several other Newport festivals is excited to host the event centered around the three trending consumables.

The event will feature bourbon tastings, and discussions held by bourbon brewers and craft cocktail makers. Several local breweries will showcase their craft beers with over a dozen different beers on tap. Any food served at the event must contain one of the ingredients in the festival’s namesake.

A variety of live music and children’s activities will also be available. The event will be held 5-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday; 5-11 p.m. Monday; and noon-6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Information from:

Steigerwald, Shauna ( 7 May 2015) ‘New Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Fest Set for All-Star Weekend’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2015/05/07/bacon-bourbon-beer-festival-newport/70950998/

International Business Festival to Come to Cincinnati

May 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm
May 6, 2015 |

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Cincinnati to host NewCo event, a worldwide entrepreneurial tour that show how businesses social change effects their sales. The event will present itself in over 15 cities globally including: Amsterdam, London, Barcelona, New York, and San Fransisco.

The event will begin on July 23rd and over 1000 visitors are expected to tour 50 of Cincinnati’s start-ups, breweries, and other celebrated businesses. An advisory board filled with 18 local executives from Kroger, P&G, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and more have helped organize the event.

John Battelle, a Digital Media Strategist from San Fransisco who also assists Proctor & Gamble in their online marketing events, is the director of NewCo. He was able to raise 1.7 million dollars in the past year to expand the event. Cintrifuse, and Over-The-Rhine non-profit as well as P&G, who will host their annual digital media event, Signal, have also worked with Battelle to help make the festival a success.

The event will encourage new business partnerships and company develop that could greatly enhance Cincinnati in years to come. With so many top companies flocking to Cincinnati, the city is becoming a thriving area for those looking to run their own businesses.

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Claire Paschen, Communications Intern

Information from:

Monk, Dan (6 May 2015) ‘Cincinnati Attracts Global Start-Up event NewCo’ http://www.wcpo.com/money/local-business-news/cincinnati-attracts-global-startup-event-newco-in-july

Cincinnati Named in Top 5 Places to Relocate

May 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm
May 4, 2015 |

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The Queen City is once again gaining attention for being an up and coming city with plenty to do for everyone. A national property management company in Dallas has named the city number 5 in its top 10 places to relocate in 2015.

With its cultural events, unique food selection, and rent below the national average, it is no wonder that many are packing up and deciding to move to this Midwestern haven.

Cincinnati also has 3 major sports teams, several craft breweries, and is often a stop for popular entertainers on tour. Whether one is enjoying the changing seasons, taking a trip to one of many parks, or taking in the river view, Cincinnati is a city to look out for as it continues to grow.

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Written By Claire Paschen, Communications Intern

Information Taken From:

Eaton, Emilie (4 May 2015) ‘Forget NYC: Cincy Named Top 5 City to Relocate’ http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/business/2015/05/04/forget-nyc-cincy-named-top-5-city-to-relocate/26870655/

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