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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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If Not Me, Who?: Social entrepreneur Derrick Braziel answers the call

"Every person has the ability to change the world," says Derrick Braziel, 28, who puts his words into action through MORTAR's mentorship of low-income, minority or other "non-traditional" entrepreneurs.

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UPDATED Soapbox Speaker Series: Craft Beer As Community Development

UPDATED WITH PANELISTS AND RSVP. Soapbox is partnering again with the University of Cincinnati's Niehoff Urban Studio to host a forum on urban development trends, this time focusing on beer entrepreneurs who are helping drive community development. The March 11 event will also feature samples of their newest products.

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Neighborhood Heroes: Working behind the scenes in Pleasant Ridge

We all know someone who's emerged as a "hero" in our neighborhood, helping turn a failing school into a national model or saving a library, ensuring that their friends, family and neighbors thrive. This week we profile Pleasant Ridge heroes.

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Why the arts need to invest in innovation

"Ideas are like commodities," says arts fundraiser and consultant Scott Provancher. "Everyone has them. But, like a commodity, the real value is what you make of it. You need discipline and help." The March 4 smART Summit will prod local arts leaders to embrace innovation to make ideas a reality.

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More Social Innovation: Making lives better, one job at a time

"It's meant a lot to me to find a job where I live," says long-time Over-the-Rhine resident DeShawn Ashley, who works at Holtman's Donuts and Washington Park. "I was down here for the rough times, and now it's the good times."
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Talent Videos

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Building Carol Ann's Carousel

Cincinnati Parks and the Haile Foundation have released a video showing the animal/character design and construction work currently underway for Carol Ann's Carousel, expected to open this spring at Smale Riverfront Park downtown.

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People's Liberty

The application deadline for People's Liberty's two $100,000 Haile Fellowships is next week. Learn more about these innovative grants.

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MidPoint Music Festival 2014 Highlights

Soapbox's Scott Beseler captured these highlights from last weekend's MidPoint Music Festival.

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Cincinnati Murals Take Flight

Get a birds eye view of Cincinnati's most stunning murals.

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Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic: David Falk

Boca and Sotto's David Falk shares his insights on the Cincinnati restaurant boom. Falk will participate in the inaugural Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic September 12-13 in Washington Park.
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