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Editor & Director of Strategic Communications - Sara is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. To contact Sara, send her an email at selliott@cincychic.com.

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Microblading is one of the hottest beauty trends. Learn about the local expert who has been providing services to Dayton and now has a studio in OTR.

Erica Kidder, who has worked in the beauty industry since 2008, has focused on hair, waxing, and event style hair do’s. But now, Kidder is shifting her focus, and is making women all over the Tri-State feel beautiful and empowered. 

Kidder started in 2008 at Square One Salon and Spa, in Centerville, Ohio, and has since expanded her horizons. Keeping up with all the new beauty trends, Kidder has decided to open a salon of her own, that holds a focus on microblading as early as May 2. “After five years, I left to explore a career as a small business owner- the past three years I’ve worked within Salon Lofts. Last year, my passion for the industry expanded into permanent makeup, and with the addition of microblading, I quickly outgrew my loft. I made the decision to focus almost exclusively on microblading and I am now leaving Salon Lofts and opening my first salon.”

Microblading is a newer concept, which is rapidly making its debut to the Greater Cincinnati area. “When I discovered microblading, it was only popular in bigger cities,” explains Kidder. “I knew it was only a matter of time before it reached the Midwest. The service fascinated me. I love that there is an alternative to traditional permanent makeup, that typically leaves clients with a solid filled in eyebrow. Microblading offers the most natural result.”

When someone talks about microblading, it can come off as a foreign concept. Microblading in short, is a non-permanent tattoo that fills and adds shape to one’s eyebrow, and Kidder understands just how important eyebrows are to women. “This luxury of a permanent makeup service replicates hair strokes in the eyebrow, creating fullness, definition and balance,” explains Kidder. “While microblading is deemed ‘semi-permanent,’ it is still in the ‘tattoo’ family. Due to the pigment being placed under the skin more superficially than a traditional tattoo, naturally it fades faster. Fading is considered a positive characteristic in microblading, as it allows for updates in shape, color and provides the ability to work with changes in aging skin.”

During a microblading appointment, Kidder says, you can expect to spend up to three hours at your initial appointment. During the first part of this session, she collaborates on a shape that is perfect for you. “We will take time to choose the appropriate pigment color based on your skin tone, and existing brow hair,” she says. “Once you approve your template, we will outline the brow and then provide anesthetics for comfort.” 

The microblading is done with a small hand tool with sterile, disposable needles to implant pigment into the skin. The second appointment, which is included in the package price, will take place no sooner than four weeks of your initial appointment, and no later than 12 weeks after. “This is a touch up appointment and is absolutely imperative to your results,” Kidder says. “Without it, your results will not be optimal, as the service is only half done. The touch up corrects any irregularities in the microbladed hair strokes and it finishes the process.”

Since this new concept can generate many questions for the client, Kidder offers one-on-one consultations for $25. “During a consultation, I will cover every question a guest has, but most importantly I address expectations,” says Kidder. “We will talk shape, color, healing, pre-and post care, etc.”

Since microblading isn’t a permanent tattoo, it does require regular touch ups, fill ins, and a bit of TLC from the client after the session is finished. “For a tattoo,” says Kidder. “A machine is used to implant the pigment deep into the skin, versus microblading, a disposable manual hand tool with sterile one-time use needles is used to deposit pigment into the upper dermal layer of the skin. This superficial placement allows for natural fading with the exfoliation of skin.” 

Depending on skin type, lifestyle, aftercare, and environmental factors, every guest will retain pigment differently, according to Kidder. For example, she says, if you have oily skin, you are a smoker, or you swim, or tan regularly, you will require more touch ups. “Some guests however will require more sessions without any of these factors applying to them,” she adds. “If you want to maintain your brow, you must touch them up. They are designed to fade. Yearly touch ups are typical, and are $250. I offer a ‘perfecting session’ for guests who want to supplement their initial two appointments for $150. If you don’t need a third visit, a yearly touch up is sufficient.”

Kidder has an appreciation for microblading for many reasons, but her favorite is the empowerment the women have when they leave her salon. “Having the power to improve someone’s self-confidence is by far the most rewarding part of microblading,” says Kidder. “At the end of every service when I show my guest their new brows, I feel overwhelmed with the same amount of joy that they do. It’s truly incredible to see someone smile ear to ear because of something you did. Last October, breast cancer awareness month, I had a very eye opening experience. I chose to do a giveaway on social media for breast cancer survivors who lost their brow hair due to treatment. I chose four winners during the month. The time I was able to spend with each survivor was incredible, and it proved to me that microblading is so much more than aesthetic. It’s life changing. To give back a part of someone’s womanhood is truly a humbling experience. To this day, I still think about how thankful I am to be able to add to their stories.”

Kidder says she is thankful for her business growing quicker than she can keep up with, as she is booking clients into August. “I’m happy to see this service is gaining exposure.” says Kidder. Currently, Kidder is with Salon Lofts in Washington Park Plaza, and her microblading sessions are $500. Her first available opening is at the end of July 2020. 

To find out more about Kidder, or to book an appointment, click here.

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Read about a local doctor opened a medical cannabis clinic to provide compassionate, expert care in the field of cannabinoid medicine.

Dr. James Weeks is a firm believer in the power of cannabis as medicine. That’s why he opened One Heart Medical, a locally owned medical cannabis clinic that provides compassionate, expert care in the field of cannabinoid medicine. 

“We provide access to the medical cannabis card, detailed education on all aspects of cannabis, as well as provide follow up care as needed,” explains Weeks. 

The main goal behind this alternative medical practice is to help decrease the stigmata that is associated with cannabis while also improving the quality of life for its patients. 

Weeks himself has extensive experience in the medical field. He trained at The Christ Hospital and is board certified in Internal Medicine. 

“I have been a practicing hospitalist for the last nine years,” he says. “Not only do I run One Heart Medical, but you can also find me teaching medical students and residents as a part-time faculty at a local hospital and volunteering to provide medical services to the underserved in downtown Cincinnati.”

Aside from the work he does to better the community and the lives of his patients through his medical practice, he also feels strongly about education. 

“We provide detailed education in regards to all aspects of cannabis to our patients, including modes of use, impact of various cannabinoids and terpenes, and dosing,” explains Weeks. “We tailor the education to the patient’s individual needs.”

While there are a variety of services offered at One Heart Medical, each treatment plan is individualized to the person receiving those services based on their medical problems, symptoms, and the medications they take.

“We have an open door policy, thus if a patient of ours has any questions they can call us, email us, use our clinics my chart, or come back in to see us,” he says. “We want all our patients to achieve the best results from cannabis.”

One Heart Medical is helping its clinic stand out from other healthcare providers in the quality service it offers patients. Included in the private, non discriminatory, and relaxed environment are 1 hour visits so that each patient gets quality time and education. 

One Heart Medical is located in the historic Lincoln School in Columbia Tusculum at 455 Delta Avenue, Suite 303

To learn more about the practice, visit www.oneheartmedical.com. You can also find news and other updates on their Facebook page.

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Ready to make business connections that benefit both you and the community in the near year? Learn about the Chamber’s Roundtable Kick-Off in January.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is hosting its annual Leadership Roundtable Kickoff on January 22 at the Cintas Center.

The event will feature bestselling author Bo Burlingham, author of Small Giants. 

During the event, Burlingham will discuss what he learned while writing his book about 14 small-to-midsize, privately owned companies that are widely acknowledged as being the best at what they do, and that have been given notice for the contributions those companies have made to their communities.

“He found that they all had what he calls mojo – an elusive quality that makes them irresistible to customers and employees alike,” the Chamber says. “Their mojo, he showed, comes from six characteristics they have in common. In his presentation, Burlingham talks about those characteristics and describes the specific techniques that companies use to generate mojo.”

The Leadership Roundtables are designed to help connect non-competitive C-Suite business leaders from a variety of industries and organizations from around the city. The roundtables help to offer an exchange of information, ideas, and insights while also giving leaders the chance to understand and share the unique challenges they face in their positions.

“Each roundtable consists of 8-12 business leaders in similar roles and provides an opportunity to learn directly from each other as well as guest speakers,” the Chamber says.

There are many benefits to joining Leadership Roundtables, which are now part of the Chamber’s Talent Pillar. “The team is focused on developing and connecting top leaders in our region, strengthening businesses and helping the region thrive,” adds the Chamber.

Benefits of joining the roundtables include tailored business and leadership workshops, behind-the-scenes community experiences, and pop-up lunches and happy hours that focus on a current business topic, facilitator and moderator training.

For those who are thinking of joining the Leadership Roundtable program, the Chamber says it’s important for leaders to join a roundtable that best meets their needs and expectations. 

“Individuals are placed based upon the current composition of existing roundtables, the membership needs of current members, the expectations of those seeking to join and desire to sustain a non competitive environment,” the Chamber shares. “In addition, there is the opportunity to become a founding member of a brand-new roundtable. New roundtables are created by the Chamber based upon the compatibility and interest of prospective members.”

Current available roundtables from the Chamber include, CEO Roundtables, CFO Roundtables, COO Roundtables, IT Roundtables, CMO Roundtables, Manufacturing Roundtables, CSO Roundtables, CHRO Roundtables, and Supply Chain Roundtables. 

To learn more about the Chamber’s Leadership Roundtables and how you can apply, click here

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Running a business but looking for even more ways to be successful? Read about a local accountant who wants to help your finances thrive in the new year.

Cincy Chic: What is BE Virtual Solutions?
Kysondra Elliott, Founder of BE Virtual Solutions: BE Virtual Solutions is a business that wants to help service-based companies gain control of their business. 

Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Elliott: My passion is helping others, and we want to help other businesses create a profit while gaining freedom. We want to teach others the secret to having a truly successful business. And we know that the solution to success from comes in the form of delegation. Your business will not grow without delegating – we will help you through the stages of delegation.

Cincy Chic: What types of services do you offer clients?
Elliott: We offer full-charge bookkeeping packages as well as add-ons. We are accountants that truly care about your personal growth and financial growth! We will work along side you to see that you are able to succeed in whatever it is that you decide to do! We take the Holistic Approach when it comes to finances. In addition to basic bookkeeping, we offer receipt management, budgeting, reports, accounts receivable, accounts payable, historical cleanups, and taxes. 

Cincy Chic: Can you tell us more about your virtual assistant service?
Elliott: We offer a virtual assistant for our clients who want to do more delegating with their business. We offer a general administrative virtual assistant services as well as a custom-built service. When you come to us needing a virtual assistant, we ask you to choose a plan so that we can match you with an assistant, and get started on the work. Ultimately the goal is to help you delegate more work out to your team so that you can be more successful.

Cincy Chic: Where is BE Virtual Solutions located?
Elliott: We’re at 143 Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek. We work to serve both the Dayton and Cincinnati areas!

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Elliott: Visit our website at bevirtualsolutions.com.

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    Ready to feel more gratitude and bring more goodness your way in the new decade? We chat with a local lady who launched a free resource to help you feel like — and be — a better you.

    Life is stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s what Crazy Grateful is here for. Monica Scalf, founder of The Work Well Group, wanted to offer free resources and learning opportunities designed to help people live a life with less stress and more joy. 

    “At CrazyGrateful.com you can subscribe to receive my weekly email called 3 Good Things, where I share a short, encouraging note plus three things that make life brighter and more joyful,” explains Scalf. “These include fun products, podcasts, shows, recipes, books, and more.”

    Crazy Grateful isn’t just a weekly email series, it’s also the home of a project called Journey to the Brightside, which will begin in January 2020. 

    Here, Scalf will lead the community in tackling one topic a month that can move the needle on living a life that lights you up. 

    “On the first of each month, subscribers will receive an email with links to an essay from myself, along with downloadable tools and strategies that address the topic of the month,” says Scalf. “Support for the topic will continue throughout the month in the weekly newsletter and on the Crazy Grateful Facebook and Instagram pages.”

    With the arrival of the New Year comes the first three months of Crazy Grateful, including:

    The lineup for the first three months is as follows: 

    • January: Less Stress/More Peace
    • February: Less Negativity/More Joy
    • March: Less Self-Doubt, More Confidence

    Scalf says that she was inspired to launch something like Crazy Grateful because she herself identifies as a recovering stress-a-holic and worry wart. 

    Monica Scalf, Founder of Crazy Grateful

    “After 10 years of trying various methods to alleviate an overactive stress and worry response, I realized that only through the right mix of daily practices and mindset shifts was I able to minimize the effect of stress in my life,” she says. “I want to encourage others who are also prone to stress and worry to take action to keep those negative emotions in check. By sharing my personal journey with targeted information from the reading, research, and tools I have tried, I hope to be a useful resource in a world with skyrocketing stress levels.

    Scalf says that what makes Crazy Grateful so important for the community is that it focuses on the topic of minimizing stress and increasing joy from a day-to-day perspective. 

    “Many times there are small adjustments that can be made that can add up to a big bump in positivity and joy in your day,” she says. “People discount these small changes. Crazy Grateful reminds people of the power they have to refocus and reclaim a life that maximizes joy even in the face of stress and busyness, even when they only have small pockets of time to commit to making positive changes.”

    To sign up to join the community of Crazy Grateful, you can visit crazygrateful.com. Once signed up you will start receiving 3 Good Things each Saturday morning via email, as well as the Journey to the Brightside beginning January 1.

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    Want to better your health and wellness in the New Year? Learn about a counseling and coaching business that helps to develop empowered women.

    In today’s world it’s important to take care of you. That’s what Galia Collaborative is here for. They want to help empower purpose-driven women to develop their mental wellness through therapy, coaching, and content.

    “We believe that the impact of women will be elevated when they can take charge of their mental health and wellbeing,” says Galia Collaborative Founder Dr. Ashley Solomon. “We provide accessible services and thoughtful content development by women’s mental health experts.”

    Solomon says that she was inspired to launch Galia Collaborative after years of working as a psychologist, business leader, mom, and woman. 

    “I spent years in the trenches of burnout culture and recognized that stress and anxiety were eating away at my wellbeing,” she explains. “Even being in the behavioral healthcare field, no one was talking about how we can sustainably manage our mental health.”

    Soloman didn’t want to offer traditional therapy, which seemed so removed from what she had experienced in her field, and executive coaching wasn’t something that was available to her. 

    “I wanted to take the years that I’d spend developing treatment approaches and programming for women and create a space that addressed the needs of busy professionals in a modern, gender-responsive, and evidence-based way,” she says. “I’ve always been focused on trying to answer how we can elevate the voices and impact of women, and I recognize that empower women’s mental health is key.”

    Soloman says that she spent her earlier career in the field of eating disorders before she found that those same women who recovered from eating disorders were still lacking the tools they needed to be fully health in how they approach both life and work. “This and my own journey led me to thinking about how we can create meaningful services and tools to support women who are going to make a difference,” she adds.

    Solomon is joined in her practice by clinician Jennifer Burns, a licensed counselor with a background in professional comedy. “She specializes with women who have experienced trauma or are navigating other mental health or life challenges,” says Solomon. There’s also Erin McMenamin, a licensed social worker, who recently joined the team and is offering coaching for women making big transitions.

    At Galia Collaborative, you’ll find that the work the team does is action-oriented and designed to create real movement toward the values of clients. “We use evidence-based approaches based on psychological science in both our therapy and coaching work,” she says.

    Therapy services offered at Galia Collaborative are for adolescent and adult women both in-person and online. 

    “We offer professional coaching for women who are ready to elevate their impact in their careers or are navigating challenges in their work,” says Solomon. “We believe that doing so starts from within and moves its way outward, and our coaching is both introspective and actionable.”

    In addition to the services currently offered, Galia Collaborative is in the process of developing talks and workshops for organizations on how to elevate their impact through mental health and wellness.

    Solomon says that in the coming year Galia Collaborative is launching Thrive Circles, small groups of committed women who are connecting around a particular challenge or interest. 

    “We have two starting early in the year and are accepting registration for those now,” says Solomon. “The first is a mastermind for women service-based business owners, and the other is for your women, ages 23-35, looking to set themselves up for personal and professional success.”

    To learn more about Galia Collaborative, visit www.galiacollaborative.com. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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    One local woman’s downtown beauty studio helps you become the most confident version of yourself. Learn more about her unique services that help you look and feel your best.

    Omega Beauty offers eyebrow and eyelash services.

    In the heart of Pendleton in downtown Cincinnati is a #bosslady you need to meet. The owner of Omega Beauty, Michele Silvers opened her own studio to work with clients to help them enhance their natural beauty. 

    “I felt called to start a business where women can meet with a highly skilled and trained professional while feeling relaxed and pampered,” explains Silvers. “My attention to detail helps capture each person’s unique qualities, while bringing the newest technologies in the beauty industry.”

    And to do just that, Silvers opened Omega Beauty, a beauty studio that offers flexible hours and a range of services to allow her to provide a unique experience for all clients. 

    “My artistic talent and training makes me highly sought after, yet I still work to create and individual experience,” she says. “I want all of my clients to feel beautiful, empowered, loved, and treasured.”

    Omega Beauty opened its doors in 2018, and the Pendleton location celebrated its grand opening in November 2019. Silvers holds a degree in both business and marketing, and is the sole owner of the beauty studio. 

    Michele Silvers, Founder of Omega Beauty

    “I started with a certification in microblading, and expanded my services to meet my broad client base,” says Silvers. “I continue to bring the newest beauty technology and training into my studio to meet my growing needs.”

    At Omega Beauty, you’ll find a variety of services including: microblading, microblading plus shading, ombre/powder brows, lash lift and tint, lip blushing, lash extension (classic, hybrid, and volume), plasma skin tightening, and bridal and special occasion makeup. 

    Silvers says what makes Omega Beauty unique is that she helps all of her clients to become more confident versions of themselves. “I believe that when my clients leave my studio, they feel beautiful and empowered,” she says. “I want them to feel more willing to take risks, stand out in the crowd, and be noticed for their talents. Whether it’s center stage at their wedding, in a board meeting with their peers, or waking up every day ready to take on the world – their beauty doesn’t overpower their purpose. Their purpose is accented by their beauty.”

    You can find Omega Beauty at 1122 Broadway Street in downtown Cincinnati. 

    Omega Beauty has seen a lot of growth in the past year, and is planning to add to its team. To learn more, visit www.omegabeautycincy.com

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    Read about a local esthetician who specializes in microblading and powder/ombre eyebrow services.

    Cincy Chic: Tell us more about EverLily Beauty!
    Tavissa Granger, Owner of EverLily Beauty: EverLily Beauty currently offers microblading and powder/ombre eyebrow services.

    Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind your business?
    Granger: I’ve always had a passion for beauty and art. With a nursing background, I felt I could marry the two and provide excellent services to my clients. When I learned about permanent makeup for eyebrows, I thought this was an amazing procedure because I’ve always had to fill-in my brows with pencil or powder. Not only is it time consuming, but if you live an active lifestyle, makeup can be wiped away easily. Plus, beautiful eyebrows can really balance out your face. That can all be achieved with microblading or powder brows.

    Cincy Chic: Who’s behind EverLily Beauty?
    Granger: My name is Tavissa Granger. I have been a registered nurse since 2015. I have worked bedside for several years but felt like creativity was missing in my life. I also felt like I could add a lot of value to my clients because of my nursing background. That’s when I decided to pursue permanent makeup. 

    Cincy Chic: What beauty services do you offer clients?
    Granger: At this time, I offer microblading and powder/ombré brows, but hope to expand my services in the new year.

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers find EverLily Beauty?
    Granger: I’m located in West Chester!

    Cincy Chic: What makes EverLily unique?
    Granger: With my nursing background I really emphasize education. I want my clients to be able to make the most informed decisions they can regarding treatments and procedures. I want them to love their results, and that’s achieved by educating them on why one procedure may be more ideal for them than another.

    Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for your business?
    Granger: My goal is to add microneedling and possibly botox and filler in the New Year.

    Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
    Granger: You can visit us at http://www.everlilybeauty.com. 

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      See how one local woman’s sense of wanderlust turned into a unique travel agency that helps everyone - on any budget - travel the world like a local.

      Something ventured is something gained. That’s the motto, and inspiration, that Sarah Baker applies to her full-service travel agency Something Adventured Travel. 

      “Something Adventured Travel is a full-service travel agency that makes the client a priority,” she says. “It takes a client’s dream vacation and turns it into a reality. I offer personalized planning an on-call support should any issues arise during your travels.”

      Baker says that the inspiration behind her business, something ventured is something gained, is applicable especially to travel. 

      “When you get out and see the world, venture outside your bubble, you learn so much,” she says. “You learn about the world you live in, gaining a new understanding of the cultures, people, and yourself. Therefore, Something Adventured is gaining something priceless.”

      Baker’s love for travel has always been a part of her, but it really took off when she and her husband decided to sell everything and live somewhere else in the world.

      “Starting with an exploratory trip to Costa Rica for our 10 year anniversary, we decided that was a great place to start,” she explains. “We wanted to experience a new culture and have an adventure with our young children.”

      The Bakers sold their home, stored everything they wanted to keep in a storage unit, and moved to Costa Rica. 

      “We were fortunate to rent a house located in a coffee field on the side of the Poas Volcano,” she says. “The view was breathtaking. We ended up staying there for about seven months, leaving a little earlier than expected due to a family need.”

      Sarah Baker, founder of Something Adventured Travel

      While their journey in Costa Rica ended early, her desire to continue traveling never slowed down. The family then went to Europe for just over 5 months to stay in southern Spain, France, and England, where they explored and immersed themselves in the culture the best they could.

      “We were able to go anywhere with an internet connection, still working remotely, being digital nomads,” says Baker.

      Eventually they returned home, but the itch was still there. Baker realized that she loved planning trips and enjoyed being able to help others who said they felt overwhelmed in planning their own trips.

      Baker opened Something Adventured Travel in January 2018 and has since been able to help people take trips they were not able to or did not want to plan alone. “I have met some amazing people and formed priceless relationships,” she says. “And my personal bucket list has at least doubled.”

      Baker can help her clients plan trips to anywhere in the world. 

      “From the Caribbean sea to the rivers of Europe, hiking to Machu Picchu, on safari in Kenya, seeing the glaciers of Alaska, or even the glaciers of Antarctica, I can help you explore wherever your heart desires,” she says. “Whether you are looking for a first-class honeymoon to an exotic locations, a family adventure to Universal Studios, or a fun group vacation with your own private, local guide, I can customize your vacation to make it all your own.”

      Sarah Baker specializes in offering tips and opportunities to travel like a local

      With travel comes a price tag, an area in which Baker is well-versed. With her former career in finance, she realizes how important it is to stick to a budget and make small payments leading up to the trip instead of big lump sums. That’s why she works with vendors who allow clients to do a down payment and then pay the remainder of their planned trip closer to the travel date. “Even better, this is at no extra cost to my clients for the flexibility in payments,” says Baker. “The down payment and final payment date vary based on the travel arrangements.”

      Baker prides herself on being able to offer clients perspective on what may be good places to visit, with or without children. “I offer clients VIP service in their travel planning as well,” she says. “As a small business owner, I truly value your experience. Not only do I help you plan your dream vacation, but I can also offer ideas for packing, places of interest in your destination, and amazing value for your desired travel style and destination, many times matching or beating the cost of booking on your own – all the while offering your personalized service that cannot be had with an online booking site.”

      You can find travel inspiration and see what’s going on in the world on Facebook. You can also sign up for the Something Adventured newsletter or start planning your next vacation at www.satravelagency.com

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      A new report on the growth and development of minority-owned businesses in the city is out. Keep reading for all the details.

      The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has a group dedicated to accelerating and developing minority businesses in the city through its Minority Business Accelerator.

      The Minority Business Accelerator has a goal to help expand the minority entrepreneurial community in the region by helping to accelerate the growth and development of sizable African-American and Hispanic owned businesses. 

      The Minority Business Accelerator does this by providing individually-tailored advisory support and docaching to help Minority Business Enterprises to obtain what they need to be successful while also acting as an extension of another program to connect them with MBE Portfolio Firms.

      Since its inception in 2003, the Minority Business Accelerator has worked to address disparity in the region’s business community to drive economic activity and increase employment in underemployed segments.

      Because the Chamber has a goal of growing the aggregate annual revenues of minority businesses in the region by $1 billion and creating 3,500 jobs by the end of 2022, they want to offer a yearly update on its Minority Business Accelerator with an annual report.

      “This bold vision and plan have galvanized regional and national stakeholders desiring to partner with us to not only accomplish something transformational for Greater Cincinnati, but something that might truly inform and transform this work across the nation,” says Cynthia Booth, Minority Business Accelerator Board Chair. “Our four key pillars to achieve these bold goals, which are to grow our existing portfolio firms, build a robust pipeline, attract larger-scale minority firms to the region, and create new minority firms via acquisition of mainstream businesses, have each enjoyed major developments over the past year, and have collectively served to further elevate and position the Minority Business Accelerator as a national best practice.”

      To learn more about the Minority Business Accelerator at the Chamber, click here

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