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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

Incline Theater is another example of creative placemaking in Cincinnati, showing how the arts can contribute to neighborhood redevelopment

Incline Theater opens June 3, setting the stage for further redevelopment in Price Hill

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater will add another landmark to Price Hill's incline district and another success on Cincinnati's growing list of creative placemaking projects that prove the arts' ability to drive economic development.

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Soapdish: Updated insider's guide to OTR and Downtown

A second installment, three years later, updates Casey's "Highly Subjective, Sometimes Eccentric, Oftentimes Random Insider's Guide to Over-the-Rhine and Downtown." You're now ready to conquer the town with a knowing wink and ironically arched eyebrow.

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Little Free Library has big ambitions for literacy and public art

If your neighborhood is home to a small sidewalk Little Free Library, you might think it's been there forever. But the nonprofit umbrella organization has existed since just 2010 and is pushing a Kickstarter campaign to double its number of libraries to 50,000 by 2017.

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We Are the World: Teaching perspective at NKU's College of Informatics via study abroad

Thanks to a ground-breaking and boundary-pushing program developed by Chris Strobel and Sara Drabik, NKU electronic media students are now required to study abroad to better understand their role as world citizens.

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Projects popping up in U.S. cities to create affordable housing for artists

Making the case for the role of artists in urban vitality, Minneapolis-based Artspace creates affordable live/work spaces in its hometown as well as Memphis, New York City and Washington, D.C., among others.
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Talent Videos

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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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Green Umbrella works to make every day "a beautiful day"

Green Umbrella is working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the Cincinnati region by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability, including hosting the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit on May 1. Here's what they're all about.

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On the Money: Economics Center's Student Enterprise Program (StEP)

UC's Economics Center runs the Student Enterprise Program (StEP) to teach students throughout Greater Cincinnati the benefits of entrepreneurship, spending and saving. Here's how and why they do it.

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Carroll Concertinas

Carroll Concertinas is located in Erlanger, Ky., and specializes in the making of Anglo concertinas typically used in traditional Irish music. As one of only a handful of concertina makers in the world, their instruments are highly sought after.
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