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City's health care ecosystem teems with entrepreneurship, innovation

When serial entrepreneur Mike Hooven founded the medical device startup AtriCure in 2000, Cincinnati was a swerve of the wheel for venture capitalists located on the coasts. But today, the city joins Boston and Minneapolis in the elite top three U.S. cities for developing medical devices.


The Kitchen Factory cooks up collaborative business model

The Kitchen Factory in Northside has been serving up pizza slices since July 1. But it's no ordinary pie shop. Its owner, Melissa Cox Howard, has come up with an entrepreneur-friendly business plan that you won’t find anywhere else in Cincinnati.  


$29.5M grant, neighbor-focused plans boost Avondale housing revitalization efforts

What happens when the city, neighborhood advocates and a national redevelopment firm collaborate to transform outdated and underutilized public housing in Avondale? They snag a $29.5M federal grant aimed at holistic renewal.


Soapbox Jobs, now powered by GigitJobs

At Soapbox, job listings have always been popular landing pages for regular readers, browsers and job seekers. Starting today, thanks to a partnership with local startup GigitJobs.com, readers can find even more creative and techie jobs for the taking in Greater Cincinnati. 


Soapbox special: A.G. Lafley, Playing to Win

Soapbox Media is proud to partner with JosephBeth Booksellers to present a special reception at Memorial Hall with A.G. Lafley, former Procter & Gamble CEO, as he discusses his new book, "Playing to Win." Get your tickets today!


Innov8 for Health breeds success by forcing failure

When it comes to the fast-evolving world of health care, Cincinnati's startup community is attracting fans from the White House on down, in part by focusing on fast failures as well as lasting ideas.


Ex-P&Gers find welcome in local start-up scene

A growing number of ex-P&Gers are branching out from the Ivory Towers and starting their own businesses, using the training and experience they gained at the brand-creating giant while pursuing their own entrepreneurial dreams.


Happy New Year!

A story of Soapbox in 2012, as told via mastheads by the incomparable Scott Beseler. Check it.


Happy Holidays from Soapbox

We hope you enjoy this issue of Soapbox. After this week, we'll be taking some time off to celebrate the season with family and friends. We'll post stories between now and our first issue of 2013 on Jan. 8. Happy holidays and stay tuned!


Come to the table: Black design pros diversify Cincinnati's creative class

Cincinnati and its corporate giants attract designers from across the globe, but the minority gap still looms large. Read how local black design professionals have adjusted and adapted while working to recruit and retain their peers.


Soapdish: Kaze stretches OTR foodie landscape

Wherein resident Soapbox non-food critic foodie tours OTR's latest, greatest dining destination and deems it "absolutely stunning."

From The CR: Word Problem

Cincinnati Review Managing Editor Nicola Mason introduces a new selection from the award-winning literary journal, Margaret M. Luongo's "Word Problem."


My Soapbox: Duru Armagan, organizer, Rise of the Cool Kids

You may know Duru Armagan as the owner of OTR's Sloane Boutique. This month, she styles Rise of the Cool Kids (ROCK), a projection fashion show and performance that highlights streetwear and Cincinnati's growing fashion scene. She shares the details with Soapbox's Robin Donovan.


New brew in town: Collective Espresso opens in OTR

Every aspect of coffee—its taste, its smell, its appearance, even the feel of the space in which it is served—gets careful attention at the newly opened Collective Espresso, founded by two non-native Cincinnatians in Over-the-Rhine.


My Soapbox: Sherry Carran, Covington's mayor-elect

Covington's first female mayor, Sherry Carran, takes office next month. The alum of the University of Cincinnati’s architecture program and long-time Northern Kentuckian shares her thoughts on her election, her goals, and bikes in Covington with Soapbox’s Hannah Purnell.
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