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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.


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SpringBoard changes name, develops new curriculum

Starting with the next session that begins March 19, the SpringBoard business-development program will become CO.STARTERS, and participants will be encouraged to build and test small models before writing detailed business plans.

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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.

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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.

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Cincinnati's Minority Business Accelerator is model for economic inclusion

With a decade of helping minority-owned businesses flourish under its belt, Cincinnati's Minority Business Accelerator is now serving as a model for other chambers of commerce across the country.

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#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.  

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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.

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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.

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Cincinnati to host forum on the future of urban life

Future Cities; Livable Futures is a free symposium taking place at the Contemporary Arts Center in November. The event will bring world-renowned visionaries to Cincinnati to provoke critical thinking about the future of urban development within an accessible, public forum.

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Living Lodge: A new type of venue for musicians and fans

Soapbox photographer and avid supporter of local music Scott Beseler is opening The Lodge to give traveling musicians a taste of hospitality that is customary abroad.

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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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Jillian Zatta of Lisnr finds community and pride in Cincinnati

Jillian Zatta left a job in finance in New York City to take a chance on working for a Cincinnati-based startup. Now she can't imagine living or working anywhere else.

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Fine Fellows: Max Eisenberg has entreprenuership in his blood

With graduation drawing near, Max Eisenberg eschewed a career in investment banking and accepted a fellowship at Blue Ash-based Ilesfay through Venture For America. Find out what's next for this born and bred entrepreneur.

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National startup conference aims to bring together entrepreneurs and venture capitalists

More than 1,000 entrepreneurs from coast to coast will meet in Cincinnati at the end of September to showcase their ideas and business prospects at the Everywhere Else Cincinnati conference.
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