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My Soapbox: Eddy Kwon of The Happy Maladies

Six years as a band has given The Happy Maladies time to understand what works without losing their spontanaeity. Eddy Kwon, the band's violinist and vocalist, spoke with Soapbox about the band's current endeavors to support their new LP and collaborative project, "Must Love Cats."

My Soapbox: Artist and musician Dylan Speeg

Dylan Speeg's illustration style has been compared with Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, while his music is a glamorous mixture of Delta Blues and Django Reinhardt. Find out what keeps this hardworking artist moving.

Mayor Cranley: A Soapdish progress report

Soapdish columnist Casey Coston turns a critical eye on Cincinnnati Mayor John Cranley's first 100 days in office and urges the new administration to do better when it comes to the streetcar, parking and downtown development.

For startups, money changes everything

Making Cincinnati a place where entrepreneurial dreams are realized is the goal of seed-stage funders like CincyTech, the Brandery and Cintrifuse when they match startups with crucial investment dollars. Financial backing and venture capital hookups from these organizations helped local startup Ahalogy become a wildly successful Pinterest marketing agency.

Accelerators vs. Incubators: Cincinnati's red hot startup scene

As Cincinnati grows into one of the nation’s premier technology startup hubs, accelerators and incubators have become an important part of the business landscape. But what’s the difference, who are the key players, and how do they serve the business community?

Love of local brew fuels rapid rise of Cincy's beer market

As the number of local microbreweries enters double digits, the city’s beer entrepreneurs are having a hard time keeping up with demand. Innovation in the growing beer economy is ensuring the taps won't run dry.

Neighborhood improvement: The 90-day plan

A collaborative effort between city departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations, the three-month Neighborhood Enhancement Program focuses on developing the assets of Cincinnati neighborhoods.

My Soapbox: Grace Dobush, Crafty Supermarket

Grace Dobush is the creative entrepreneur who co-founded Crafty Supermarket, now one of the region's largest indie craft shows. We recently reached out to her to learn more about the history of Crafty Supermarket, how crafters are selected to participate and what to expect from the 2014 shows.


Downtown Ambassadors keep streets clean and visitors safe

As the holidays bring more visitors to Cincinnati’s city center, Downtown Ambassadors work to make the streets hospitable, clean and safe.

Soapdish: Haile Mary Miracle?

Resident streetcar expert Casey Coston helps make sense of the recent streetcar saga and issues a mandate for learning from past mistakes to protect Cincinnati's future.

#GivingTuesday: How to join in today's national celebration locally

There were more days than ever to kick off the holiday shopping season this year, but there’s another movement at work—#GivingTuesday—which encourages individuals to take the same fervor they have for Black Friday, and apply it to giving.  

Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility

As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.

Hanke Exchange envisioned as business gateway between OTR and downtown

The Hanke Exchange is a collective rebranding of five buildings on Main Street from Reading Road to Michael Bany Way. With it, the Stough Group answers the revitalization boom on Vine Street by planting seeds for new, office-user tenant growth to revive its block of Over-the-Rhine.

What Cincinnati can learn from Detroit

In a recent city-to-city knowledge exchange dubbed CitySwap, a group of professionals working on Greater Downtown Cincinnati Development traveled to Detroit to tour inspiring projects and places throughout the Motor City. Here's what they discovered.
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