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With the improving economy, companies have once again started looking to hire new employees. Many job seekers, especially younger professional workers, feel they have greater opportunity to find the job that best suits their needs. And a good work culture and a solid benefits package are often more important than salary in deciding whether or not they accept a job offer.

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Cincinnati is a marketing town, home to dozens of ad, marketing, public relations and creative agencies. One night last January, three of Cincinnati’'s largest advertising agencies competed in the inaugural “Agency Fight Night,” a contest to see who could come up with the most creative ideas under an extremely tight time limit and with no advanced preparation.

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Last year when President Obama announced the United States was renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba, companies here began working on plans to introduce their products to the Cuban market.

Today is Lunar New Year, the first day of the lunar calendar, celebrated by those who are Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and of other ethnicities. The holiday, which lasts 15 days, brings families together in celebration. The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber will host a Lunar New Year Gala on Friday, February 12, featuring vocal, dance, drum and Chinese instrumental performances. The organization’s goal is to bridge the gap between business communities of Greater China and of Greater Cincinnati, and to promote more Asian-American diversity.

Your Financial Plan, On An Index Card

Jan 29, 2016
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Personal finance is something that leaves a lot of us scratching our heads as we ponder questions like how to save, what to invest, and how to do all this while reducing debt. University of Chicago professor Dr. Harold Pollack and his co-author, financial journalist Helaine Olen, say it really isn't as difficult as some would have you believe. 

How To Tailor a Financial Plan To Your Situation

Jan 29, 2016
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Many of us feel we need to take control of our finances and do a better job of managing our money. But it can be difficult to sort through the vast amount of financial advice available today from online sites, cable shows and best-selling authors, and come up with a financial plan that works for our specific situations.

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In his new book, “CEO Power & LightMelink Corporation founder and CEO Steve Melink makes the case that sustainability and clean energy are natural extensions of being respectful and honest toward others.

We Look At The Latest High-Tech Gifts

Dec 3, 2015
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High-tech has become must-have for the holidays. And an ever-growing number of people are using their smartphones and tablets to shop for more smartphones and tablets, along with computers, wearables, gaming devices, and other high-tech products to give as gifts this year. 

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Kenner Toys was founded in Cincinnati by the Steiner brothers in 1947. The company went on to be a powerhouse in the toy industry, with such hits as The Easy Bake Oven, Spirograph, Stretch Armstrong, M.A.S.K, and, of course, the Star Wars collection. The Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is currently celebrating Kenner and other local toy companies with several exhibits and an upcoming symposium.

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Settling an estate, sorting through a person’'s possessions and weighing their sentimental value with their monetary value, can be a challenge. That’'s why many people seek the advice of a professional appraiser, someone who can provide an objective, impartial, and unbiased opinion about the value of real property.

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Liberty Center, the huge new addition in Liberty Township, offers shopping, dining and events along with condos, offices, a movie theatre, park and more. The $350 million development was packed on its opening day just a month ago. It continues to bring in visitors from inside and outside the region. With the holiday season fast approaching, Liberty Center is expected to bring in even more shoppers.

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Renewable energy is becoming more popular and is making its way to the food world with solar cooking, which uses the sun’s energy to prepare food. It’'s not only convenient for, say, campers, but could provide a means to clean cooking solutions in developing countries. Cincinnati-based GoSun Stove is on the fuel-free frontline with a solar cooker that works day and night.

    

When it comes to your business, upholding the brand is key. Nowadays, anything posted online can affect how others perceive your company's brand. A lot of times, these negative comments are posted on social media accounts. The Better Business Bureau has some tips about how to maintain a good online reputation.

Transform Cincinnati Marketplace For Big Ideas

Sep 23, 2015

This spring, a new initiative was launched to connect bold ideas to improve Greater Cincinnati with people who have the potential to make significant investments. Transform Cincinnati set out in search of bold ideas, able to affect change for the better in our community. And on September 30th, the finalists who submitted the top six ideas will present them to a group of potential investors at the Transform Cincinnati Marketplace

As the recent volatility in the stock market continues, we take a look at some of the reasons the market has been even more unpredictable than usual lately, and what affect the Federal Reserve decision to leave interest rates alone could have on stocks.

Historic American Can Company Building Reunion

Sep 15, 2015

  The American Can Company Building in Northside, built in 1921, sat for years, vacant or nearly vacant, subject to decay and vandalism. But the building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has undergone a complete transformation over the last decade, and now houses apartments and commercial space. 

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber recently held a series of listening sessions for members to meet with the Chamber’'s Government Affairs team and share their views on legislation and regional initiatives that affect business growth.

Social Enterprise Week Cincinnati

Aug 28, 2015

Bill Tucker, executive director of Flywheel Cincinnati, talks about the events happening as part of Social Enterprise Week, promoting and celebrating "business where society profits." 

Louder Than Words, By Todd Henry

Aug 10, 2015

  With so many individuals and companies clamoring for attention, through so many different forms of media, it’s a real challenge to do work that resonates with the marketplace and creates a true and lasting impact. 

Bold Fusion 2015

Aug 10, 2015

  Bold Fusion 2015 takes place this Thursday at Horseshoe Casino, in downtown Cincinnati. The annual summit provides an opportunity for young, creative professionals to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community. 

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