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Talent


What makes Cincinnati great? The talented people. How do we attract more? Keep moving ahead and inspire others to join us. The many entrepreneurs and strong talent from all walks of life have made Cincinnati a champion for decades. That same can-do spirit exists today stronger than ever as evidenced by world-class startup incubators and accelorators like The Brandery, UpTech and The Inkubator. From the business sector to nonprofits to the arts, each week in Soapbox we profile the tremendous talent in our region.

Talent Features

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Hitsville vs. Soulsville: How Detroit and Memphis are embracing their soul music heritage

There were two rival labels and cities that defined soul music in the public consciousness, Hitsville (Detroit) and Soulsville (Memphis). What can those cities' efforts to preserve and embrace their music heritage teach Cincinnati?

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Neighborhood Heroes: Building community in Northside

Maybe you know Northside for its 4th of July Parade, cool restaurants and bars or collection of shops selling all things vintage. But residents will tell you their community is much more thanks to neighborhood heroes who focus on inclusion.

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Michelle Dillingham's circuitous career path prepared her to lead Community Shares

Michelle Dillingham's new position as CEO of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is built on her varied career of social work and activism. A sign in her Mt. Auburn office says, "Excuse me, could you spare a little social change?"

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Freedom from objectivity led newspaper veteran Tom Callinan to a new life of activism

After forming Charitable Words to help nonprofits trumpet their message on multiple media platforms, ex-Enquirer Editor Tom Callinan now revels in his freedom from objectivity and emergence as an "activist."

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Science of Success: Andrea Martinez minimizes obstacles for students, creates unique opportunities

Teaching science while serving as an administrator at King Academy Community School is, and has been, a family affair for Andrea Martinez.
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Talent Videos

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211: Wherever Life Takes You

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati provides help to the community in many ways via 2-1-1, its 24/7 health and social services information and referral helpline.

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Raising spirits and saving babies through color and design

Soapbox writes this week about Cradle to Cincinnati's "Happy to Wait" initiative, a partnership with Ryan Mulligan, assistant professor of fine arts at UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. See his students brighten up the Price Hill Health Center in this video slide show.

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Bunbury Music Festival photo rewind

Soapbox Managing Photographer Scott Beseler and guest shooter Jacob Crews document all three days and nights of last weekend's exciting Bunbury Music Festival on the downtown riverfront. Enjoy! 

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Startup Weekend: A trailer

Soapbox has a preview story this week of Startup Weekend Women's Edition May 29-31, organized by the all-volunteer UP Cincinnati team. Here's a Startup Weekend video trailer produced by the UP Global network.  

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Carol Ann's Carousel opens on riverfront May 16

May 16 marked opening day for one of Smale Riverfront Park's new signature features, Carol Ann's Carousel. This video shows the final construction and installation work at the pavilion in the past few weeks.
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