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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


Northern Kentucky FAME partners with educators, manufacturers to drive jobs

Northern Kentucky leaders are betting on an education-based jobs push from the local Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) chapter, a partnership among 18 area businesses, allied groups and academic institutions.


Eddy Kwon tries to be the change he encourages Cincinnati to embrace

Eddy Kwon describes himself in multiple ways — performer, composer, teacher, activist — that allow him to engage differently for his various projects as director of MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra.


My Soapbox: Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum Director

Cameron Kitchin says his first year as Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum "exceeded my expectations in every way." He looks ahead to new exhibitions, new leadership and new technology in this Q&A session.


Neighborhood Heroes: "Super Friends" fight crime together in Covington

Replace superhero characters with a nonprofit leader, a police chief and a grandmother and you have Covington's Super Friends, using the power of teamwork to create a safe and vibrant Westside neighborhood.


Artists can be the "connective tissue" of a neighborhood, but first they need a place to live

Artspace and other developers' creation of affordable artist live/work housing is a proven initiative that reinvigorates neighborhoods and brings members of diverse communities together.
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Talent Videos


Cincinnati Design Awards 19 at the Woodward Theater

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler documents the 19th annual Cincinnati Design Awards Nov. 13 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine, celebrating the year's best architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects.


Cincy Summer Streets 2015 wrapup

Cincy Summer Streets brought people together to envision urban neighborhoods in a new way at these 2015 events in Northside, Over-the-Rhine and Walnut Hills.


Creative Enterprise: Resources to help you start your business

Six ArtWorks youth apprentices worked with teaching artists and professional videographers this summer to create three videos showcasing the resources and support for creative entrepreneurs in Cincinnati.


MidPoint Music Festival in review

Join Scott Beseler on a photographic journey back through the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 25-27 in Over-the-Rhine and downtown.


Wussy shops for MusicLi launch at MidPoint

MusicLi takes members of the acclaimed Cincinnati band Wussy on a flea market field trip to buy prizes for local musicians who sign up with the new music licensing platform during the MidPoint Music Festival.
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