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Get your beads ready! Learn about the biggest Mardi Gras party in town and how it supports our community’s most vulnerable children!  

Mardi Gras for Homeless Children benefits multiple resources in the Greater Cincinnati region who help children who are or at-risk of being homeless.

It’s been 28 years since four homeless children perished in a garage fire. Although the years have passed, the memory of it hasn’t. To help the memory of those lost live on, the Northern Kentucky Restaurant Association (NKRA), led by Chairman Gordy Snyder, launched Mardi Gras for Homeless Children to help fight against homelessness in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

“The NKRA member restaurants and businesses donate their food and time to raise much needed funds to support the food budgets for Bethany House Services, Brighton Center, and Welcome House,” explains Barbara Gurren, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at the Commonwealth Hotel Collection.

Mardi Gras for Homeless Children offers guests a culinary experience that benefits Bethany House Services, Brighton Center, and Welcome House, all local agencies that help feed the region’s homeless children.

This year’s event is on March 5, Fat Tuesday, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

To date, more than $1 million has been raised with the event for the region’s homeless children through organizations that service more than 40,000 needy individuals in the community each year.

Mardi Gras for Homeless Children features more than 50 booths of food and beverages furnished by members of the NKRA.

“A highlight of the upcoming celebration is the Royal Court parade featuring Cincinnati Bengals Running Back Giovani Bernard as Grand Marshal, Scott Sloan of 700 WLW as King, and Sheila Gray of Channel 12 as the Queen,” says Gurren. “We will also be featuring Josh Martinez of KISS 107 and Bob Herzog of Channel 12 as emcees for the evening.”

Beechwood High School’s marching band will be performing in front of the traditional Mardi Gras float with live music by Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. Additionally, there will be live and silent auctions, with both auctions available on a digital platform.

To purchase tickets for Mardi Gras for Homeless Children, visit, or stop by Mercedes Benz of Ft. Mitchell, Bethany House Services, Brighton Center’s Homeward Bound, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky and the 50 participating restaurants.

To learn more about the event or the organization, click here or call 859-291-NKRA.

Check out this video for a sneak peek of the upcoming Mardi Gras with Homeless Children:

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A Cincinnati native is on a mission to help build online presence for businesses of all sizes. Keep reading to learn more.

Scott Keever SEO helps to build the online presence of businesses.


Scott Keever is on a mission to help make businesses of all sizes become more visible online. Because it can often be difficult to navigate the world of digital marketing – Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to be more specific – he launched Scott Keever SEO.

Scott Keever SEO is a full service digital marketing agency that uses SEO to help boost the online presence of businesses.

“Most businesses don’t understand SEO or the powerful effect it can have on their business,” Keever explains. “A lot of our clients have also had a horrible past experience with marketing companies. We wanted to create a business where we can build long-term relationships with clients and partner with them to really help make an impact on their business.”

Scott Keever SEO dates back to 2015, when Keever, a Cincinnati native, launched the business to help further the strong ties he already has within the community.

Since its launch, Scott Keever SEO continues to provide SEO, Reputation Management, Social Media Marketing, and Web Design.

With the services offered, Keever says that the business is passionate about both what they do and the success of its clients.

“All of our work is focused on gaining a positive return on investment for our clients to ensure long-term relationships and growth for their business,” he says. “We have also been features in Forbes,, USA Today, and Thrive Global.”

We are very passionate about what we do and care about our clients success. All of our work is focused on gaining a positive ROI for our clients to ensure long term relationships and growth for their business. We have also been featured in, USA Today, and Thrive Global.”

Scott Keever SEO, thanks to its Page 1 rankings in cities all over the country, has been able to partner with one of the biggest online marketing communities in the country.

“We are working on a special project to help other marketing agencies streamline their SEO and link-building process to help maximize their efforts and achieve the kind of results we see at our agency,” he adds.

To learn more about Scott Keever SEO, visit You can also check out the blog to find guides on marketing for the different industries the company works with. “A lot of good information for business owners to help better their online presence,” he adds.

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Everyone has an opinion, but now you can get paid to share yours. Read on for more.

Community Panel is a way for people to earn money for sharing their opinions on brands.

You have an opinion about the products and brands you use. Why not get paid for sharing those opinions? Enter, Community Panel.

“Community Panel is a local, Cincinnati-based panel of consumers who would like to be contacted for in-person marketing research projects,” explains Emilie Rouse, Communications Manager for Community Panel at MarketVision Research.

There are several marketing research projects that are held throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, and Community Panel helps those who want to participate in the projects by paying them for their thoughts and opinions.

The way Community Panel works is, you visit their website at Then, you’ll fill out a form that will help to match you with upcoming projects that you may qualify to participate in. If you’re selected to participate, and do so, then you can get paid.

Because Community Panel’s parent company, MarketVision Research, is based out of Cincinnati, Blue Ash to be specific, it has the ability to help those in the area become involved in these projects.

Additionally, according to Rouse, Community Panel works with a broad base of clients who want to hear consumers’ opinions about their products and services.

Rouse says that there are always a number of projects in the works that panelists can participate in. “We also run contests and promotions throughout the year to thank our loyal members,” she adds.

To learn more about Community Panel, visit There you can find additional information about how Community Panel members are contacts to participate and earn money for their opinions.

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Learn about this family owned, father-daughter dentistry practice that just earned world-wide recognition and another reason to smile.

Dr. Tara Hardin of Hardin Advanced Dentistry and recent recipient of the Fellowship Accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Tara Hardin is a cosmetic and general dentist that wants to provide her patients with a pleasant experience in a spa-like atmosphere.

The family owned, father-daughter dentistry practice specializes in porcelain veneers, implants, teeth whitening, and Invisalign.

Hardin’s dedication to her patients recently earned the Fellowship Accreditation from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, becoming only the 82nd global recipient of the classification since 1984.

As one of the top dentists not only in Cincinnati but in the United States, this new award means that she is also recognized in the top 10 percent of all cosmetic dental surgeons in the country as well.

“This distinction designates Dr. Tara Hardin as one of our nation’s top cosmetic dentists and one of only 82 accredited fellows in the entire world since 1984,” explains communications specialist Ed McMasters. “Fellowship is the highest level of achievement recognized by the AACD in accordance with their mission of education and excellence. This honor confirms Dr. Hardin’s cosmetic dental expertise and her dedication to dental health.”

Hardin is breaking glass ceilings with her recent award, becoming the first female cosmetic dentist in Cincinnati to receive this degree of achievement and only the second cosmetic dentist in the Tri-State to be honored as well.

“As a leader in the field of the dental arts, Dr. Tara Hardin is recognized in the top 10 percent of all dentists for the nation for continued education, training, and technologically advanced treatments,” says McMasters. “Dr. Hardin’s devotion to countless hours of continuing education for facial aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry and smile designs, along with her artistic skills in cosmetic and general dentistry, give her the ability to create truly beautiful smiles.”

The award for Fellowship Accreditation doesn’t come easy, according to McMasters. He says that Dr. Hardin was required to submit 50 recent cases of life-altering cosmetic dentistry success.

“These cases were extensively reviewed and evaluated for detail, design, achievement, aesthetics, health impact, and clinical excellence by a team of previously honored dentists that serve as members of the Cosmetic Dental Academy,” he adds.

To learn more about Hardin Advanced Dentistry, visit To schedule a free consultation, visit the website or call 513-398-4448.

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A nationwide organization with a Columbus-based chapter is bringing better business opportunities to women. Read on for more.

The future is female and the National Association of Women Business Owners Columbus is aiming to help women get ahead in the business sphere.

The NAWBO was founded in 1975 and now serves as the unified voice of America’s more than 1.9 million women-owned businesses. According to NAWBO Columbus’ Executive Director Christy Farnbauch, the organization represents the fastest growing segment of the economy – female business owners.

While the organization as a whole dates back to the 70s, NAWBO Columbus was founded in 1997 and is the premier organization for women business owners in Central Ohio.

“Members represent all sizes of businesses, from all industries, and contribute more than $250 million to Ohio’s annual economy,” explains Farnbauch. “NAWBO Columbus, the largest chapter in the US, is the trusted leader for connections, advocacy, and mentorship. We work to ensure that women business owners are equally recognized and celebrated for their growth, revenue generation, and leadership.”

One of the NAWBO’s national strategic pillars is advocacy and public policy, something that the Columbus chapter focuses on in the state of Ohio.

“NAWBO Columbus recognizes that there are many policy issues at the local and state level that are positively, and negatively, impacting the success and growth of women business owners,” says Farnbauch. “For many years, our public policy work was led by a group of highly committed volunteer women business owners. To help us create greater change, NAWBO Columbus invested in the services of a part-time public policy advisor in February 2014. Rachel Winder of Benesch has helped us establish relationships with key policy makers and track legislative actions that affect women business owners.”

The NAWBO Columbus Public Policy Committee has accomplished a lot over the last 4 years, including:

Hosted Numerous Candidate Forums – These successful events have enabled members to meet directly with candidates to learn about them and their stance on issues, while increasing NAWBO Columbus’ visibility and awareness. Since 2006, NAWBO Columbus has had the privilege of hosting many policy makers, including: Ohio’s Attorney General and Governor Mike DeWine; Secretary of State and Lt. Governor-Elect Jon Husted; Secretary of State-Elect Frank LaRose; Ohio’s Auditor of State David Yost; Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, and Former Columbus City Council President and Current Columbus City Attorney, Zach Klein.

Facilitated Roundtable Conversations – Roundtables with Congressman Steve Stivers; Gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray; Secretary of State Jon Husted; Lt. Governor Mary Taylor; and hosted U.S. Congresswomen Joyce Betty as she delivered a keynote address at their annual meeting.

Organized Legislative Meet and Greet Events – Bi-annually, NAWBO Columbus facilitates opportunities for members to deepen relationships with their legislators. All of this work is only possible through the dedication of NAWBO Columbus’ public policy committee and the public policy advisor. A deep commitment to public policy and these strategic events has helped NAWBO Columbus achieve some very historic legislative wins. Most recently, NAWBO Columbus advocated for and secured a definition of micro businesses in the Ohio Revised Code.

And, in December 2018, NAWBO Columbus secured the first-ever Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification for Ohio, after more than seven years of laying the foundation. This new legislation is important because it opens up opportunities for Ohio’s women-owned businesses to grow with through access to other state’s certification programs, in addition, to helping them be more competitive within Ohio. NAWBO Columbus is committed to leveraging these new policies to create improved access and equity for women business owners at all levels.

“We envision an environment where women business owners experience improved access to capital, mentors, and educational resources, while being equally recognized and celebrated for their growth, revenue generation, and leadership in advancing Ohio’s economy,” says Farnbauch.

Legislation for Woman Business Enterprise Certification (WBE) was introduced into the Ohio House of Representiatives in the summer of 2018, according to Farnbauch. It was sponsored by Rep. Anne Gonzales, who is also a small business owner.

“We worked to gain bi-partisan support throughout the process,” she explains. “As the bill went through the legislative process, Senator Frank LaRose championed the amendment to HB494 in the Senate, while Representative Niraj J. Antani supported the amendment in the House of Representatives. Governor John Kasich signed the bill into law on December 19, 2018.”

There are a few things that the new WBE Certification does:

  1. Establish procedures by which a business enterprise may apply for certification as a women-owned business enterprise;

  2. Establish standards to determine when a women-owned business enterprise no longer qualifies for women-owned business enterprise certification;

  3. Establish a system to make publicly available a list of women-owned business enterprises certified under this section;

  4. Establish a process to mediate complaints and to review women-owned business enterprise certification appeals;

  5. Implement an outreach program to educate potential participants about the women-owned business enterprise program;

  6. Establish a system to assist state agencies in identifying and utilizing women-owned business enterprises in their contracting processes;

  7. Implement a system of self-reporting by women-owned business enterprises as well as an on-site inspection process to validate the qualifications of women-owned business enterprises.


Farnbauch says that with the new WBE Certification in place, NAWBO Columbus will now be able to work with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to establish the rules and standards of the program while also opening up the rest of the country for Ohio’s women-owned businesses to compete nationally without certification obstacles.

The certification will also allow for the engagement of more diverse women owners while establishing an inclusive system supporting growth and development, provide access to local, state, and federal contracts, and collect and analyze data regarding the status of women-owned enterprises.

The law surrounding WBE Certification doesn’t go into place until March 19, 2019, so until then, NAWBO Columbus cannot award any certifications until there are rules and regulations written and a process is in place to award these certifications.

“To our knowledge, NAWBO Columbus is the only organization that has organized advocacy around creating its certification program specifically for women,” says Farnbauch. “Other certifications are in place that serve minority business owners, business owners who are economically disadvantaged, business owners with disabilities, veterans, and the LGBTQ community.”

Farnbauch says that the future of NAWBO Columbus will continue to focus on building a public policy agency based on the needs of the organization’s members and colleagues.

The organization will focus on answering questions like:

What barriers do women business owners face as they grow and scale their businesses? What obstacles exist for women business owners, and in what ways can NAWBO Columbus help change attitudes, behaviors, and/or laws to support competitive growth?

“NAWBO Columbus is focused on increasing opportunities for women business owners to be more competitive in the marketplace, while being recognized widely for their contributions to families, communities, and the economy,” explains Farnbauch. “With the new WBE Certification in place, NAWBO Columbus will work with state agencies to create the rules and regulations for the program. We will take a proactive role in helping women business owners take advantage of the certification, while increasing their local, regional and national competitiveness. We are expanding our programming options to focus on topics our members most want to learn about, including but not limited to: growing & scaling their businesses; and marketing and branding strategies. Simultaneously, we offer programs that inspire women in their growth as business owners and community leaders. In the spring of 2019, we will launch a bi-annual magazine focused on highlighting the stories of the women business owners in central Ohio, while providing content that will help them learn and grow.”

You can learn more about NAWBO Columbus to find the most up-to-date information related to their public policy work, programming, and mentorship opportunities for women business owners at

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One local businesswoman is inspiring her sales team with a simple strategy for success. Read on to learn more.

Lisa Thal is the founder and owner of Three Word Meetings.

To help you get out of the routine of boring meetings, Lisa Thal created a way to make meetings and presentations fun and engaging – Three Word Meetings.

“With Three Word Meetings, you can create fun, engaging, and exciting topics to get your team motivated and inspired,” she explains. “You have access to 52 Three Word topics that can be discussed with an actionable plan for improving the much-maligned gatherings.”

Thal says she was inspired to launch Three Word Meetings after her own experiences in sales and management, and how keeping messages simple and engaging can create a bigger impression on those you lead.

“We are overwhelmed with too many messages, and people tend to remember three words: Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ and McDonald’s ‘I’m Lovin’ It,’” she says.

Currently, Thal is a life coach and leads the sales teams at Q102 and Mix 94.9. There, she implements the Three Word strategy with her team each week, while also using it for presentations to help connect the marketing vision we have when working with local businesses.

To help spread the message of her “Three Words,” Thal offers one-on-one coaching and speaking engagements for companies, to help them with the simple strategy of engaging and inspiring the use of Three Words.

In addition to her strategy, Thal is also the author of a book: Three Word Meetings. “The future of your organization and the performance of your team can hinge on a sales meeting,” she explains. “It’s a simple theory: The people we engage, inspire, and empower can determine our success. What I have come to know over my 30-year career is that leaders want to engage and empower others. They want to be able to navigate the various personalities in the room and lead them with one common goal in mind – inspire them! The content and words we choose are critical to capturing our team’s attention. I wrote Three Word Meetings to help thought leaders become more productive, effective, and consistent using three words.”

Thal will be furthering her offers by launching a Three Words podcast in late February.

To learn more about Three Word Meetings and the strategy offered by Thal, visit

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This Cincinnati-based marketing guru focuses on helping entrepreneurs and solopreneurs analyze and execute the most effective strategies for their small business. Keep reading for more.

Ashley Anderson offers marketing and strategy solutions for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Ashley Anderson is a marketing professional that wants to make a name for herself – literally. Currently, she is the owner of her own, self-named business that focuses on marketing for entrepreneurs/solopreneurs and small businesses.

“I’m working with folks that are ready to take a complete deep-dive into a whole new way of thinking of marketing and see how it can be a major driving force behind their business,” she says. “This includes auditing and updating their current website, laying out a full marketing strategy including content marketing as well as all digital and social aspects of their business, and executing on that strategy to drive revenue and increase their market share.”

Ashley Anderson

Anderson’s story of how she got to where she is today is, according to her, rather crazy.

“I worked in a corporate environment right after graduating college in 2010,” she explains. “While I was able to really advance my career, I didn’t feel I was living the life I wanted to live or able to be taken seriously as a creative but strategic individual. Corporate America gave me safety and stability, a steady paycheck and benefits, but when I turned 29 I knew that I was entering a new decade of my life and I wasn’t happy grinding and working hundreds of hours for companies and people that didn’t appreciate what I was doing and didn’t appreciate something that wasn’t following strict rules books and guidelines. I knew I needed something different.”

To give herself a breath of fresh air, Anderson used up the last of her vacation days and traveled to Europe. It was there that she decided to give herself 6 months to find something different. “I was going against the grain of everything my family wanted me to do, and I knew it would take a giant leap of faith into the unknown, but I couldn’t spend more of my life in a cube feeling restrained and slowly burning out as each day passed,” she says.

Eventually, the company she had taken a job with was bought out, which led to changes and layoffs, including Anderson. At that point she knew she didn’t want to go back to working in a cubicle so she took a leap of faith and started freelancing while also building out her own business model that’s seen quick success. “That’s how I’ve launched this business and signed my first clients,” she says.

Marketing services offered by Anderson include Marketing Strategy, Content Planning, Content Auditing, Content Research & Creation, Social Media Marketing, Digital Advertising, Email Marketing, Marketing Automation Services, Landing Page building, SEO Services, and Reporting and Analysis.

When it comes to offering these services, Anderson says that it’s her ability to be an everything-in-one marketing professional is what helps her business stand out.

“I truly offering a deep dive into analytics, numbers, and revenue goals, while creatively developing content, digital, and social aspects of the clients I’m working with,” says Anderson. “I like to help my clients get organized, streamline their businesses, and watch them grow. I consider myself a part of their team and really enjoy living their brand. I like to consider myself the perfect balance between the analytics, data, and numbers, while creating and driving unique content, imagery, and clear benchmarks/goals.”

Anderson says that there will be big updates on her website in the horizon. She’ll also be offering up content and information for businesses and entrepreneurs when it comes to different types of marketing as well as many different free resources. The second half of the year includes lots of secrets that you’ll have to stay tuned for.

Anderson says that not everything with her marketing business is up and running, as she’s heavily focused on her client work. However, you can find her website and on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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A new coworking space recently opened in a restored Victorian building in the West Fourth Street Historic District. Read on for a peek inside.

Novel Coworking is a new coworking space offering private offices and space.

Novel Coworking recently debuted its new private offices, office suits, and coworking space here in Cincinnati. The business, owned by Bill Bennett, has locations throughout the country, with Cincinnati being its first location in Ohio. 

Novel’s history dates back to 2007, when Bennett was looking for a space to open up his first business in. While searching for office space, he ran into difficulties because he wasn’t able to commit to a 3-5 year lease. 

“I didn’t know yet whether I was going to have one employee or 100, and I didn’t want to start a construction project or make a long-term commitment,” says Bennett. 

Ten years later Bennett is the owner of a business that supports companies of all sizes with flexibility and room to scale up and grow on their own terms – Novel Coworking. 

The company purchases the buildings it operates out of, which allows it to invest in infrastructure improvements as well as custom-built suites for teams of up to 100 people while also keeping rents 30-50% lower than its competitors.

Pricing at Novel Coworking starts at $99 a month for coworking memberships and at $475 a month for private offices. 

“Novel Coworking provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with high-caliber amenities that are typically only available to large companies,” Novel’s website states.

Novel Coworking in Cincinnati is located in the Hooper Building, at 151 West 4th Street. 

“We are excited to support Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial community with beautiful, affordable space to grow their businesses,” says Bennett. “We have seen huge demand for flexible, customizable workspace from small to mid-sized businesses, as well as enterprise companies.”

To learn more about Novel Coworking, click here. You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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A local expert, who works with some of the area’s biggest brands, is launching a rebrand and new services that help you communicate, collaborate, and be more productive.


Monica Scalf, Founder of the Work Well Group,

After years of experience as an entrepreneur working with a wide range of different businesses, Monica Scalf learned what works well. So much so, she rebranded her business as The Work Well Group.

Formerly the Playground Group, Scalf’s business offers three subsets of services for clients: customized workshops, live personal branding workshop and personality assessments and goal coaching. 

For its customized workshops, the Work Well Group supplies assistance in communication, presentation skills, personal branding, team building, stress management and more. 

To launch the rebrand and give the business community a glimpse into a Work Well Group Workshop, Scalf is hosting an “Authentic Personal Branding Workshop” on Nov. 16 from 8:30-10:30am. It will take place at the AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at Liberty Center, located at 7505 Gibson Street, Liberty Township, OH 45069. The registration fee is typically $219, but you can use the code CINCYCHIC to save $20 here. 

“The class will be a small group so plenty of one on one interaction takes place,” Scalf says. “We do exercises and activities, look at examples, and each participant leaves with a list of action items they can complete to get started on improving their personal brands right away.”

According to Scalf, the Authentic Personal Branding workshop will equip participants with a roadmap for how to elevate and express their best personal brand. “A clear, focused and authentic personal brand can be key in attracting new clients and career opportunities,” Scalf says. “It’s tough to work on your personal brand in isolation – either there’s never enough time with all of the other tasks you have to do, or it’s overwhelming because you don’t know where to start or how to go about it.  This class will walk participants through a step-by-step process for uncovering their best personal brand and sharing it with the world.”

Prior to starting her business, Scalf was a professor at Xavier University. She also has experience in sales and is the author of “Live in the Little: 52 Ways to Find the Extra in the Ordinary.”

When referring to the personality assessment and goal coaching, Scalf says she utilizes the DISC Assessment, centering on four personality traits: dominance, influence, steadiness and conscientiousness. Once these results are rendered, the workshops help participants understand the results and work better with co-workers. 

“In general, The Work Well Group provides workshops, consulting, and coaching that helps teams and individuals create positive and productive workplaces,” Scalf explains. “We have worked with clients including eBay, P&G, Great American Insurance, Deloitte, Lexis Nexis and more.  We have a passion for helping people learn how to better communicate and collaborate so that work is less stressful, more productive, and more fun.”

Scalf says the end result of her work is to strengthen the individual, which helps them interact with others at their best, which in turn strengthens a company’s bottom line. “When people learn the skills that help them to work well – how to communicate, collaborate, and be more productive,” she adds, “work becomes more fulfilling and more fun; individuals and teams get better results.”

To learn more, visit

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A local woman recently launched a business called Life Prep, offering just that: a preparatory experience offering lessons in manners, etiquette, and important life skills. Read on for more.

Life Prep offers manners and etiquette workshops for kids and adults in Greater Cincinnati

As a parent and professional, Shannan Combs saw manners and etiquette becoming more rare, but realized that made having those life skills more of an asset than ever before.

Enter, Life Prep, a business featuring Manners and Etiquette Workshops that Combs and husband, Jerry, opened on Sept. 24, 2018, based in Milford. “My background is that I taught for several years at Norcross First Baptist, in Atlanta. and I have raised two children. Cory who is 20, Collette who is 12. I have been a personal trainer, a scheduler at a Pediatric Therapy office, etc. while raising my children.” She knows first-hand the real-life skills needed for these two target demographics, and that’s what the business is based upon.

Shannan Combs, Founder of Life Prep

According to Combs, their team is dedicated to helping both children and adults reach their potential. “Through the fun, affordable, and cutting-edge, Molly Manners curriculum, children are becoming more confident, considerate, and respectful of themselves and others,” their mission statement shares. “Our life preparation services deliver adult workshops that refresh or teach skills to help better prepare for life. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of others.”

The services offered range from students to adults. More specifically, the student age groups are broken down into three subsets: Nice is Right (ages 5-8), Kool to be Kind (ages 9-12), and Young Sophisticate (ages 13-17). Life Prep wants to make sure that student demographics are not limited to only one category when problems vary from one set age group to the next.

When it comes to the life skills represented at Life Prep, there are six different categories to choose from when searching for courses: personal finance, resume design, interview skills, basic vehicle maintenance, basic household maintenance and cooking/meal prepping.

“Anyone that could teach a specialized class for children or adults could work at Life Prep,” adds Combs. “We would just need to be able to fill the class. We look so forward to offering a wide variety of education options.”

“I really want to make the world a kinder place and we are starting here teaching manners, since manners are basically putting others before yourself and making sure that you are treating others with respect,” Combs says. “The best part of having a local business is we are in the Best Hometown In Ohio as ranked by Ohio Magazine. The local support has been amazing and we love the community feel.”

Life Prep is located at 1034 Main Street in Milford, Ohio. To learn more, visit, or call their office at 513-248-1034.