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AtriCure breaks ground for new HQ in Mason

Aug 26, 2014
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Work on the next major piece in the development of Mason's biohealth corridor along I-71 got underway Tuesday.  AtriCure leaders and employees along with city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the company's new global headquarters.  CEO Mike Carrel says the new headquarters is significant on several fronts:

For WVXU by Michael Keating

  Everyone can agree, the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport plays a critical role in the economic vitality of our region. But how the airport is managed has been open to debate for some time now. Last week, the Kentucky auditor released his report and a proposal to restructure the airport'’s board.

  Several states, including Ohio, have recently passed or are considering legislation to prevent employers from asking if a job seeker has been convicted of a felony on an initial application form. Proponents of such legislation say the question discriminates against the more than 92 million people in the United States who have an arrest record.

  What can Wall Street learn from thriving small businesses on Main Street, and how do these businesses evolve successfully from their start-up roots? Those questions inspired three economists, Paul Oyer, Michael Mazzeo and Scott Schaefer, to take a road trip across America's heartland.

  Greater Cincinnati has become known as a region where new ideas can get noticed, get funding and get help developing into viable projects. And now two local professionals have added a fun new twist to micro-funding innovative ideas, and it involves ice cream.

Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Thousands of firefighters are converging on Cincinnati for the 52nd biennial convention of the International Association of Firefighters, which starts Monday.  During a press conference Friday to welcome them, Convention and Visitors Bureau Chair Delores Hargrove-Young said the IAFF will  have an economic impact of more than $2 million for the region, and is part of a  busy month for the city's convention business:

  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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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.

Michael Keating / WVXU

  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.

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