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  Do you need a financial planner or advisor? The answer is a resounding maybe. Everyone's situation is different, but there are stages in life when it could be beneficial to have a professional help you with your finances. Then you have to do your homework, learn how planners make their money, how they are regulated, and what all those letters after their names -CPA, CFP, CLU, or CFA - mean.

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.

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  Rainman. “Traffic. “The Ides of March.

Greater Cincinnati has had a leading role in dozens of major motion pictures. And film crews had just wrapped up “Carol,” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, when we learned that “Miles Ahead will be filmed here this summer. The movie about jazz innovator and trumpeter Miles Davis will star Don Cheadle. Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission Executive Director Kristen Erwin Schlotman and Lenore Zerman, one of the producers on Miles Ahead, talk about why our region is attractive to movie producers and what the film industry means to the local economy.

Treasures 4 Charity is an upscale resale shop located in East Walnut Hills where you can shop for furniture and accessories and make a positive impact in your community at the same time.

  Thousands of university students from across the country intern and co-op with Greater Cincinnati businesses each year, and retaining this top talent is essential to our region'’s ongoing economic viability. The Cincinnati Intern Network Connection (CINC) helps these young professionals build personal and professional connections so they are more likely to call Greater Cincinnati home after they graduate.

  The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Greater Cincinnati. Our region's economic climate and support networks are becoming more favorable each year to those looking to take the chance and start their own business. But it's still a risky proposition, and no one should start a company without doing their homework.

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  Joining us for a look at the business scene in and around Cincinnati are Chris DeSimio and reporter from the Cincinnati Business Courier, Steve Watkins.

In the second half of the show, they will be joined by Mark Motley from the investment firm of Foster & Motley to discuss the May numbers and the impact of mid-term elections on the markets.

Achieving Exit Velocity and Financial Freedom

May 28, 2014
Provided, Patrick Burke

  Patrick Burke, CPA, attorney and author, says everyone has  a number, that number, if invested wisely, that results in zero financial worries for the rest of your life. The number that provides “exit velocity” from the gravitational pull of your financial needs. A number, he says, few of us will reach in traditional salaried jobs.

Cincinnati Innovates Competition Underway

May 28, 2014
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Cincinnati Innovates is a competition designed to showcase the technological, artistic, and ingenious innovations of all Cincinnatians.

Xavier Leadership Center

May 21, 2014

  For more than 50 years, the Xavier Leadership Center has provided high-quality development programs for corporations, organizations and individuals, here, nationally and internationally. Xavier Leadership Center Director Bruce Miller and Associate Directors Shelly Wallace and Mike Leavy discuss the Center, its programs, and its 3-Dimensional Learning Model, which connects learning with what students think, feel and do.

LaunchCincy va Español

May 16, 2014

The Greater Cincinnati Independent Business Alliance (CiNBA) is partnering with Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati to initiate LaunchCincy Juntos, a program designed to help generate small business opportunities for Greater Cincinnati's growing Hispanic community.

In neighborhoods like Price Hill and Carthage, CiNBA has begun a pilot program in conjunction with Price Hill Will and Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio's Su Casa Center to present a series of workshops that encourage working cooperatively, promote community involvement and provide Spanish speakers with the tools they need to start their own businesses.

An $89 million Procter & Gamble facility that will be built near Dayton will lead to hundreds of new jobs.  JobsOhio President John Minor says the Cincinnati-based consumer products company is establishing a distribution center in the city of Union to serve its Midwest customers.  He says Ohio was in competition for the center with several other locations in the U.S.  

Company officials say the facility will be operating in 2015.  

Selling to the New 50+ Market

May 14, 2014

  By the year 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population, and this baby boom generation, more than 78 million strong., has an annual income in excess of $2.3 trillion. Joining us to discuss how companies can reach these consumers, and tap into the growing buying power of an aging baby boom generation, are Caroline Pratt, VP of Manufacturer Practice with dunnhumbyUSA, and Scott Collins, president and CEO of Link-age.

Products, Services for the 50+ Market

May 14, 2014

  The youngest members of the baby boom generation are turning 50, yet they are more active, more youthful, then previous generations that have crossed that milestone. The Live Well Collaborative is a non-profit founded in 2007 by the University of Cincinnati and Procter and Gamble to specialize in research and development of products and services for this large and growing 50-plus market.

Telling the Tales of Local Icons With Animation

Apr 27, 2014
Provided, Flaming Medusa Studios

Local realtors say they saw another drop in business last month, likely the leftover effect of the extreme winter weather.  Home sales fell 8 percent in the Cincinnati area compared to March 2013.  Northern Kentucky closings were off by 7 percent.  

Sales were down more than 6 percent across Ohio.  Chris Hall, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors had this take:  

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Procter and Gamble says Mars Incorporated has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands for $2.9 billion in cash.

A release  says the companies expect to complete the transaction in the second half of 2014, subject to regulatory approvals.  Mars currently owns  PEDIGREE, WHISKAS, BANFIELD, and ROYAL CANIN.

Mars Petcare Global President, Todd Lachman, said: “We view the addition of the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands as exceptionally strategic. This acquisition is a perfect fit with our Mars Petcare vision of making  a better world for pets."

Hello, My Name is Scott

Mar 26, 2014
Provided, Scott Ginsberg

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