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Celebrate Independents' Week

As we prepare for our long Independence Day weekend, it is good to take a moment this week to celebrate the independent businesses in our communities that make Greater Cincinnati a better place to work, play, and live.

Independents' Week (June 30 - July 6) is an event, started by CiNBA, the Greater Cincinnati Independent Business Alliance, that helps you, the consumer, connect and engage with people from all over the area and to support and learn stories of local, independent businesses via blog, meet-ups, and in-store promotions.

The event also benefits local business owners by helping them generate new customers and increase customer loyalty.

I spoke by phone with Kaella Allton, events planer for CiNBA to get more information about the events of the week which include a Trivia Night at Listermann Brewing in Norwood and a Neighborhood Cash-Mob along Madison Road in Oakley.

The Independents' Week events are sponsored by The BonBonerie.  More information about Independents' Week and a list of participating local businesses can be found at, the CiNBA website and their Facebook page.  You can also visit their blog at

"Indie Cindy" by Pixies from the album Indie Cindy

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.