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The Cincinnati Minority Business Accelerator is getting a $450,000 grant to help entrepreneurs who have been systemically left behind.

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The income disparity between African Americans and whites in Cincinnati is vast. Only 18% of businesses are black-owned, according to the State of Black Cincinnati report – a jarring statistic for a city whose population is 43% black. In other areas, black Cincinnatians fall behind their white peers in education, employment and income. Now, through a number of initiatives, efforts are underway to increase access to early childhood education, job training and other support mechanisms in an attempt to level the playing field.

Some say, though, those efforts still aren't enough.

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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative was created to inspire businesswomen in our region to connect, grow and achieve. The organization's upcoming annual breakfast is one of the largest professional development and networking events of the year.

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The former president and CEO of REDI Cincinnati is announcing her plans for the future. Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer is taking over as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University.

Making Businesses More Diverse By Design

Oct 17, 2018
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Our region may be making progress when it comes to diversity and inclusion, but there's a long way to go.

Japan and the United States have a long history of not only economic competition, but also cultural exchange. In the U.S., for instance, sushi and anime are popular. And the Japanese long ago adopted baseball and jazz. If that’s old news to you, here’s one America-to-Japan export that might surprise you: U.S. convenience stores.

This story is about one of those stores: an iconic Ohio chain that went extinct here decades ago, only to become one of the most ubiquitous convenience store brands in Japan.

Amid rising trade tensions between China and the Trump administration, Chinese officials met with Ohio business leaders in Columbus on Wednesday for a business and policy luncheon.

Editor's note: The name of the industry group was incorrect in the earlier version of this story.

Tens of billions of dollars in investment could be coming to northeast Ohio and the surrounding region in the next five years in the polymer, plastics and paint industries

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It was a good year in 2017 for startups in Ohio. According to VentureOhio, more than $470 million in venture capital was invested statewide. So how is the Cincinnati startup market looking in 2018? We've seen strong growth in recent years with an explosion of craft breweries, tech startups, and a dozen business accelerators to help incubate and launch new ventures. But has the market slowed?

Social Enterprises Starting To Grow In Russia

May 8, 2018
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Social enterprises utilize a combination of for-profit and non-profit-based methods for improving society. Rather than depend on charitable donations, they rely on the income earned from sales or services. And they reinvest income to maintain long-term financial sustainability. This model has become popular in several cities throughout the United States, including here in Greater Cincinnati.

But can social entrepreneurs and social enterprises be successful in Russia?

A proposed law that would seek to stop discrimination for LGBTQ people is seeing a new wave of support. Business groups say sexual orientation and gender identification should be considered protected classes in Ohio.

Employers could be getting a big rebate if the Board of Directors for the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation approves it. 

Business groups are calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in discrimination laws. The coalition of companies sees added benefits going beyond civil rights.

The number of African American-owned businesses has fallen sharply in Yellow Springs from its peak four decades ago. Only a handful remain in the village.

Antioch College History Professor Kevin McGruder credits some of the shift to rising college-graduation rates among many blacks in Yellow Springs.

"So, as black people have had access to more college they seek more opportunities and jobs they can get with those degrees than in opening up a store," McGruder says.

NKY Chamber Women's Initiative And Mentoring

Jan 18, 2018
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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative Annual Breakfast takes place next Wednesday, January 24. Dr. Debra Clary, corporate director for the Leadership Institute at Humana, Inc. will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast, one of the largest professional development and networking events of the year

Living A More Balanced And Satisfying Life

Jun 19, 2017
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After making partner at an accounting firm at the age of 32, Amy Vetter says she had an inner crisis on whether that was the right career path for her. Turning to yoga, she began exploring her values and creativity to reshape her outlook on work and life.

Covington Attracting New Businesses

Apr 10, 2017
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Covington has been busy expanding its business base by using incentives and local amenities to attract companies from both inside and outside the region. One example is pharmaceutical and biotechnology company CTI, which recently relocated its headquarters from Blue Ash to Covington.

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Next week is Canada Week in Kentucky

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In today’s fast-paced world, efficiency is key to success in the workplace. 

The massive renovations to Memorial Hall (next to Music Hall on Elm Street) are almost complete and the building will come alive starting Thanksgiving weekend. 

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