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Check out this hands-on, creative team building experience for groups coming to Cincinnati in Fall 2020.

Cincy Chic: What is Artigo Cincinnati?
Ellen Muse-Lindeman, Executive Director of the Kennedy Arts Center: Artigo Cincinnati is a social enterprise operated by the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, a well-respected and experiences arts organization in Cincinnati. Artigo offers hands-on, creative team building experiences for groups. Each experience has been crafted to activate high performing teams by building collaboration, encouraging creativity and promoting diversity…no artistic knowledge is required! Everyone has creativity inside and our professional artists make it fun and easy to find.

Cincy Chic: What is the inspiration behind Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: For over 15 years, the Kennedy Heights Arts Center has been partnering with artists to provide collaborative projects that bring diverse people together and build community through the arts. Over the years, we have heard from our participants that these experiences have gone deeper than surface level and truly created a deep connection between people that overcame differences. This innovative program borrows from proven employee engagement strategies in the corporate world and pairs it with authentic cultural art practices to create a unique and impactful experience that delivers results.

Cincy Chic: When is Artigo set to launch?
Muse-Lindeman: Artigo is a new company just set to launch in Greater Cincinnati in Fall 2020. We have spent the last 18 months developing and testing the arts experiences, conducting pilot events and focus groups and building our brand. We are taking bookings now!

Cincy Chic: How many different experiences will Artigo offer for clients?
Muse-Lindeman: Clients may choose form six signature arts experiences in visual arts, music or movement, led by professional artist. All of the artists at Artigo hold a very impressive resume, making Artigo truly one-of-a-kind. Each experience ranges from 1 to 3 hours and can be a stand-alone event or part of a full day training or conference.

Cincy Chic: Where are your events held?
Muse-Lindeman: Events are held in our modern facility centrally located in Cincinnati at 6620 Montgomery Road. We offer catering services, integrated audiovisual system, plenty of free parking and handicapped access with capacity up to 100 guests at our facility.

Cincy Chic: Who is the target audience for Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: Artigo is specifically designed to meet the needs of corporate and nonprofit teams but can adapt to other types of groups. Artigo experiences are suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. Our staff can work with you to determine the best activities for your organization.

Cincy Chic: What is your favorite part about Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: My favorite thing about Artigo is seeing the participants’ creativity and collaboration. I have personally observed how the art and activities help participants better understand themselves and each other and leave them feeling bonded. I also love working alongside each of the incredible artists, they are truly rock stars. 

Cincy Chic: What does the future hold for Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: Although we currently offer six experiences, we intend to continue to create more arts experiences allowing companies to choose new experiences for years to come. I believe Artigo will grow and impact the way people interpret the power of art and creativity in the workplace.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to connect with Artigo?
Muse-Lindeman: You can visit our website at https://www.artigocincy.com/. We are also @ArtigoCincy on both Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Coastal cities can be a great place to visit during your vacation, especially if you’re the kind of traveler who looks for a mixture of sandy beaches and small museums. There’s a special kind of beauty to coastal cities that you really can’t find anywhere else.

But with so many stunning coastal cities to choose from, where do you start? After all, you could spend an entire lifetime visiting just the coastal cities of North America.

The good news for you is that this post is all about helping you to address that and to narrow down your shortlist to just a few of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. So if you’ve been thinking about booking yourself a vacation to a coastal city, you’re in luck. Here’s what you need to know.

The World’s Most Beautiful Coastal Cities

1.       Brela
This stunning Croatian city is quiet during the winter and thriving during the summer, with tourists flocking to the famous Punta Rata beach, which has been featured in multiple lists of the best beaches in the world – and for good reason. For an extra special vacation, why not consider a cruise to Croatia? It can be a great way to see the city in a very different way.

2.       Melbourne
Melbourne is known for a lot of things, but Apollo Bay in particular is worth a visit if you’re looking for something beautiful and coastal. There are some fantastic diving spots as well as beautiful nearby wildlife including wild koala bears. Melbourne also benefits from having good transport links to nearby hotspots, and it’s a great place to go if you want to go between chilling on the beach and going out on the town.

3.       California
The west coast state has literally hundreds of coastal towns and cities for you to pick from, and indeed you can have a decent vacation just driving along the coast from town to town. One of my favorite routes is along the Golden Gate Bridge towards Sasusalito, which is the perfect place to do a little shopping thanks to its art galleries, souvenir stores and other boutiques.

4.       Edinburgh
Not everyone realizes that Edinburgh is a coastal city, and while the weather might not be as warm as it is in some of the other destinations on this list, it more than makes up for it with its thriving local scene. If you can, try to time your visit to coincide with the Edinburgh Fringe so that you can check out some live music and other awesome entertainment.

5.       Miami
Who wouldn’t want to visit Miami? This Floridian hotspot is so famous that its beaches alone are easily recognizable from pop culture. It’s a great place to take part in watersports, or for a more relaxing break, just soak up some sun and check out the local restaurants. It has a cracking nightlife scene, too.

6.       Helsinki
The Finnish capital of Helsinki is the most northern European Union capital, which means that you’ll want to wrap up warm if you’re paying it a visit. With that said, the weather can be beautiful in the summer, and it’s really one of those destinations that’s a joy to visit throughout the year.

7.       Venice
The chances are that if you think of destinations which are known for their stunning waters, Venice ranks pretty high on the list. In fact, it’s so coastal that it’s literally built on a string of islands in the Adriatic Sea. Better still, unlike some other destinations which are really only known because of their beaches, Venice is also a hotspot for history, culture and the arts. All this comes together to mean that whatever you’re into, you’re sure to find something to suit.

8.       Rio de Janeiro
Who wouldn’t want to pay a visit to the iconic Brazilian beach city? Rio is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and it also has a friendly culture and a stunning cuisine, as well as plenty to do and see, particularly if you arrive for a festival or a public holiday. If you do get bored of the beaches, which is unlikely, you can also go and check out the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Conclusion
Now that you know everything you need to know about the world’s most beautiful coastal cities, it’s your turn to start planning things in and booking things up. Whether you’re planning a trip to Europe or whether you’re thinking about heading off on a road trip across North America, coastal towns and cities are the way to go.

So now it’s down to you to start planning your vacation and booking restaurants and other facilities so that you can enjoy a coastal city vacation that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Happy travels!

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Read about a local business that's offering colorful mixed media jewelry and gifts through their online shop.

Cincy Chic: What is Ellebrux?
Laura Valls, Founder of Ellebrux: Ellebrux is a local small business making jewelry, artwork and gifts. We sell our colorful mixed media jewelry and gifts at markets and shops around the Midwest, and through our online shop. Alongside our jewelry and gifts we also sell geometric embroidered landscape paintings, which can also be made in custom colors for clients who are looking for a special piece of art.
 
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Valls: I find inspiration everywhere, from the shapes and colors found in nature to 90s nostalgia. I try to find interesting and beautiful ways to combine the positive girl-power attitudes and colors of the late 90s with the shapes and colors found in American landscapes. Finding connections between seemingly disparate influences and materials keeps my process interesting and helps me connect to my customers who gravitate towards the same things.
 
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind it?
Valls: My name is Laura Valls and I’m the owner and maker. I graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in Painting and have been building a business around art making since 2013. I design, make, and sell my products and artwork from my home studio here in Cincinnati.
 
Cincy Chic: What types of products do you sell?
Valls: Our shop sells colorful mixed-media jewelry, artwork, and accessories. I make things that are cheerful, beautiful and comfortable, and am always hoping to make things that my customers want to wear (or use or look at) again and again. Some of our most popular products are our hand-painted wood studs and necklaces, acrylic earrings, and paintings.

Cincy Chic: What makes Ellebrux unique? 
Valls: I think what makes my brand unique is that I come from a background in painting. I work with dreamy mix of pigmented color and pastels that show up throughout my work regardless of medium, from 6mm studs to 4ft paintings. My biggest body of artwork, my Mountain Brothers series, are painted on canvas then embroidered. The search for unique pairings of materials and textures is something I play with in all my various products.

Cincy Chic: How are you serving customers during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Valls: Our online shop has been a great way for the community to support us while the markets we depend on remain closed.  We are using all precautions while packaging orders to help prevent the spread of germs, and continue to update our practices as we learn more about the virus. 

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon?
Valls: I will be releasing a new series of paintings and jewelry that will be out mid April. This new series is inspired by recent travel to Tucson, Arizona. I love making new work that spans many different products, and discoing the ways different products can be connected through shape and color. 

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Valls: You can find us on Instagram and Facebook, and shop on our website at www.ellebrux.com

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

The Candle Lab: What a great way to make your time at home a little cozier! 🏡🕯❤️🤗 •
#repost: @thecandlelab
There’s nothing like good scent to help improve your mood and give yourself a boost to get through this wild time! We have a variety of products to cover all your needs including candles, reed diffusers, aromatic mists, fragrance oils, lotions, and sugar scrubs. •
To order, send us a direct message, email us at cincyanderson@thecandlelab.com or give us a call at 513.882.2353. We’re happy to mix up any blend and ship directly to your door!

Wolfpack: @shopthewolfpack is an amazing sustainable boutique! Although the store is closed they are still fulfilling online orders! What better thing to do while quarantined than online shop🛍 Find them at https://www.shopthewolfpack.com/

A Tavola Bar + Trattoria – OTR: Craving authentic Italian? @atavolacincinnati is your answer! Check them out for delicious delivery and carry out!

Sixteen Bricks: How hungry do these pictures make you? @sixteen_bricks is having a bake sale! Pre-order by 2pm today and pick up this Saturday! Place your orders at sales@sixteenbricks.com and get some weekend treats🥖

Blush & Bubbly: Looking to spruce up your #quarantine-outfit ? @blush.and.bubbly is your answer! Use code HOME20 for 20% off your online purchase🤩

Braxton Brewing Company: Happy Friday and (almost) Happy Hour! Spice up your quarantine Happy Hour with @braxtonbrewco 🍻 They are offering pick and delivery through orders on their website!

Tillage Clothing Co: @tillageclothingis a brand with not only amazing products, but amazing values! A portion of their profits go towards helping those fight to end human trafficking! Use discount code COOPEDUPCONNECTION to receive 20% off and help out this amazing cause!

Ruby’s Chocolates: It’s Friday and time to treat yourself! @rubyschocolates is offering curbside pickup! You can place an order by calling or visiting their website! • (513)-873-7992 Rubyschocolates.com

Collette Paperie: How adorable are these #covid_19 cards! @colettepaperie is holding an AMAZING fundraiser where ALL their proceeds go towards helping children who don’t have meals due to schools closing! Head over to their website to get an uplifting card and donate to a good cause ❤️

Idlewild: @idlewildwoman and @jamieclemento have paired up to show you how you can match your cocktails to your outfit! Every Friday for 8 weeks they will be giving you a new look and cocktail to try out! • This Friday was inspired by this timeless Nicholas K dress. Use code VIRTUAL20 on idlewildwoman.com to get 20% off all Nicholas K items!

Banana Leaf Modern Thai: Looking for a Sunday dinner idea? @bananaleafmodernthai is offering carry-out on their delicious meals! They are also offering 50% off all bottled wine! Call (513)-234-0779 to place your order!

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Our life coach columnist explains how to use this time of less busyness and distraction to step out of this on the other side as your best self.

Life sure can change quickly and without notice. As we continue to navigate the fall out of the world and get the virus under control you may be finding that you are looking ahead and wondering where you go along this path, beyond the scarcity and uncertainty.

I am a strong believer that thoughts become things and out of any situation good will come. Learning to lead by the spirit of love, and follow being a good finder, is where I have stood firmly for myself, my family, and others during this time and always. What I know for sure is if I lean into the fear, then I’m not able to fully delivery my light and goodness out into the world.  

My niche in life has been to help others create their life by design and how you can make that happen. And now moving forward, those values are still my priority AND I am finding I have a new niche in life.

During a conversation with a stranger I was supporting around her fears and what her family can do during this time, she asked “are you a healer”? I paused for a moment considering the question.  Then without hesitation I replied “yes, indeed”. My healing comes through helping you find and fix what’s causing the record to skip and replay the same thing over and over. 

With that being said, I want to challenge you to consider this for yourself in asking what is your “new niche” on the other side of this pandemic?

Since you have less distractions and really no excuses, this is the perfect time to settle in and take inventory, reflect on all the ways you’ve done things differently since the outbreak of the virus, and how it has affected your work. Who are you becoming in this process?

Are there things you are learning about yourself that are going to change you moving forward? 

Do you know that from this moment forward there are things you will or won’t continue?

Have you deepened more into hope, faith and trust, or fear, doubt and panic? 

I encourage you during this free time to really take advantage of the moment and go within and learn more about you. Drop into the stories and what you believe to be true that now may look different.  And start now to plan how you will come out on the other side and what your new niche in life will be moving forward.

Sending Love and Light,
Melissa

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Check out a recap of the small and local businesses we've featured this week on our new sister page Spend With Cincinnati.

Cincy Chic recently launched a new sister account called Spend With Cincinnati. The goal of Spend With Cincinnati is to share how the public can still support small and local businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Below is a recap of what we’ve featured this week:

Flora Lee Naturals: Happy Self-Care Sunday, friends! If you’re looking for new products to try, check out @floraleenaturals, a handmade, plant-based skincare line with a skincare studio on Gilbert Ave where you can buy products, get a steam facial, attend a DIY mask-making class and more! The company was launched in 2017 by Nia, a midwest native who grew up with her grandmother Flora. Inspired by a desire to live a more natural, holistic lifestyle and her love of skincare, Nia launched this handmade, plant-based skincare brand. You can find it in local spas like @sprucenailshop (when they re-open) or online at https://floraleenaturals.com Oh! And head to their IG page for a great DIY hand sanitizer tutorial.

Something Adventured Travel: Already bored with your four walls? Start dreaming of your next trip and learn about fun new places all over the world by giving @something_adventured_travel a follow. Each day, she highlights a new destination and what makes that corner of the Earth special. •
#repost: Use this time to research your next adventure. Get the whole family involved!

Leeta Ruth Boutique: Grab a cute new top to dress up your video calls for work and virtual happy hours with friends (notice we didn’t say anything about pants? #lostcause 😂) The Ludlow-based @leetaruthboutique is temporarily closed to keep everyone safe, but they are offering free shipping to everyone in their Facebook group. Swipe through for a sneak peek and find the link in their profile!

Spruce Nail Shop: While all nail salons are closed for the time being, @sprucenailshop launched some new ways to keep your skin and nails looking fresh (even with washing your hands a billion times a day). Their new @botniaskincare + everything else (skin + nails + tanning) line is now available ONLINE with 30% going back to their team! They also now offer DIY self-care tips and how-tos on their FB/IG so you can #spruceupathome. They specialize in using all-natural, non-toxic, and vegan products for good, clean fun! Follow along and visit online at sprucenailshop.com 💅

The Style Resolution: Put this extra time at home to good use by organizing your closet and refining your wardrobe (you know, for when you need to wear pants again). Over at @thestyleresolution, they’re now offering virtual styling services including Closet Edits, Outfit Planning and Styling Planning. “We also offer gift cards on our website. This is the perfect time to brush up on Closet Organization or Personal Styling Techniques while at home. We are still providing in-home styling sessions, but I would like to digitally extend offers if people are not comfortable with that.” Sydney, Owner, The Style Resolution, www.thestyleresolution.com

Goose & Elder: A family-style meal that comes with a roll of TP? You’ll find it at @gooseandelder! Follow local foodie @cincynomerati for her daily carry-out recaps featuring a variety of great local restaurants. •
#Repost @cincynomerati: Think about your favorite restaurants in town. Do you want them to still exist when this is all over and we can all sit within 6 feet of each other? Now is the time to support them, and there are some great options for takeout. Like @gooseandelder, who has a family style fried chicken dinner with salad, my favorite mac and cheese around, and every order also comes with a roll of TP! You can’t beat that. Also make sure to tip as much as you can.

Queen City Hemp: Torn between needing to chill out and wanting to help? Here’s a way to do both! Check out @queencityhemp’s CBD seltzer and how it supports COVID response efforts one sip at a time. 🌿🙌🍹

Repost from @queencityhemp

We’re all about lifting up our community here at Queen City Hemp — and that includes you!
With the immense impact that COVID-19 continues to have on businesses and people all over the world, we invite you to join us in supporting the broader community.
10% of all our online sales will go to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, supporting people around the world directly impacted by the global pandemic.

Head to the link in our bio to shop & support @who 💚

 

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Stuck in quarantine and running low on wine? A new East End wine bar is stepping up to keep you stocked during the lockdown. Read on for all the delicious details.

The goal behind EMMA: Wine with Friends Wine Bar is to offer wine lovers of all kinds the opportunity to try and discover new wines through both a rotating wine bar as well as a retail store. 

“We offer a self-service wine tasting model with an experienced team that can provide suggestions along the way,” says EMMA partner Jeffrey Pater.

The inspiration for EMMA came from the wives of the partners behind the business – Erica, Mackenzie, Megan, and Amanda, who wanted to create something out of their travel adventures as a group. 

“Our tagline is Wine With Friends because that is what EMMA is rooted in, good friends enjoying good wine,” says Erica.

There are a total of 44 wines on the bar’s self-service platform. “The wine system allows for the wines to stay fresh and temperature controlled,” explains Pater. “You can choose to try any wine you’d like in a 1oz, 3oz, or 6oz portion.”

This tasting system allows for guests to try a few wines they never have before, and maybe discover a new favorite.

The cost of tastings vary at EMMA and range from $1.50 an ounce to $20 an ounce, ensuring that there is something for everyone and every budget.   

While things have been seemingly put on hold as the state undergoes a lockdown, the four ladies at EMMA hope to roll out a one-on-one wine buying program in the near future. “Whether you are buying for your personal collection or for an upcoming wedding or event; we want to make the wine buying process personal and comfortable,” they say. “The program will allow customers to schedule time with our wine team to talk through preferences and budget. We can provide a tasting opportunity during the process to make sure you and your guest are getting exactly what you want.”

EMMA is located in the East End of Cincinnati, next ot the Hi-Mark and Eli’s BBQ.

The four friends behind EMMA Wine Bar aren’t letting COVID-19 stand in the way of them serving their customers delicious wine. While the current state mandate is in order prohibiting people from dining in restaurants, they will keep their retail store open from 2-7pm Tuesday through Sunday. 

To stay up to date on happenings at EMMA, visit www.emmawinebar.com where you can sign up for their email newsletter. You can also check them out on Facebook and Instagram

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Need some comfort food to feed the whole crew at home? Learn about new family pans at two area locations.

Cincy Chic: What is Keystone Bar & Grill?
Saijal Andreadis, Marketing Manager at 4 Entertainment Group, LLC: Keystone Bar & Grill is a local restaurant that specializes in made-from-scratch comfort food. We’re widely known for our signature mac + cheese creations! Keystone Bar & Grill has two locations in Clifton and Covington, as well as a fast-casual concept named Keystone’s Mac Shack in Clifton. With inviting outdoor patios, warm indoor ambiances, and a culture of superior hospitality, Keystone has become the ultimate destination to unwind in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

Cincy Chic: Can you tell us more about the family pans you’re now offering?
Andreadis: Feed the whole crew with family pans! Skip the grocery store and leave the cooking to us. Our family pans are designed for families of 6-8 people. We offer four of our signature mac + cheeses and a garden salad in these larger portions. 

Cincy Chic: What menu options are available for family pans?
Andreadis: Family pans include: 

  • Family Pan of Lovin’ Spoonful – Our original mac + cheese. Topped with cheddar cheese. 
  • Family Pan of Buffalo Springfield – Mac + cheese with buffalo chicken and bleu cheese.
  • Family Pan of B.B. King – Mac + cheese with pulled BBQ chicken and bacon. Topped with cheddar cheese. 
  • Family Pan of Fleetwood Mac – Mac + cheese with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto. 
  • Large Garden Salad – Mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, red onions, shredded cheese, and bleu cheese dressing.

Cincy Chic: Are you offering delivery and take-out for COVID-19 mandates?
Andreadis: We offer both delivery and takeout. Give us a call or check us out on the DoorDash app to place your order. *During the mandatory bar and restaurant shutdown, our hours of operation are 11:30am – 9pm daily. 

Cincy Chic: Where is Keystone Bar & Grill located?
Andreadis: We have two locations: 

Keystone Bar & Grill – Clifton
249 Calhoun Street 
Cincinnati, OH 45219 
(513) 221-5397

Keystone Bar & Grill – Covington
313 Greenup Street
Covington, KY 41011
(859) 261-6777

Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and order?
Andreadis: Visit our website keystonebar.com! Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with new discounts and products. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also give us a call to place your order or order directly on the DoorDash app.

 

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Our life coach columnist explains how self-love is the secret ingredient to staying grounded in uncertain times.

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” —Rupi Kaur

I don’t know about you, but I am in need of a pick-me-up, a moment to pause and be reminded of feeling happiness and gratitude without all the fear and doubt that is consuming so many. Stop letting the fear override your hope. Fear will only lead to more scarcity and uncertainty.  

But, Melissa, it’s scary times for the world. And yes, I hear you, it’s been that way since you arrived on the planet.  It just comes in different forms and look at you. You have survived all the times before that you thought was the end.

Start with you by making selfcare a priority. If you neglect taking care of you first and only focus on others  – family, friends and clients, navigating the current state of pandemonium in our world, you may quickly lose sight of the importance of releasing all that you are observing and absorbing from others and forget to release what’s not yours to come back to being fully grounded in your body.

I challenge you, starting today, to consider using the phrases I AM A “spirit of love” and I AM A “good finder”. These two phrases become a mantra that will shift your focus to a higher vibrational level and begin to release FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) in order to open the mind and heart to expand in self-love.  

Self-love is the best kept secret because “how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you” and loving yourself is a crucial step in the human experience because of the ripple effect.

You know how the water will ripple when a raindrop falls on a body of water? Your love for you is how the ripple affects the people in your life, and their reactions in return affects you. The impact you have on the world is greater than you can imagine so begin using the ripple effect to make a positive difference and spread waves of kindness that will wash over the world and joyfully return to you tenfold.

Sending you love and light,

Melissa

P.S. – The act of grounding or coming back to center can also be achieved by doing simple things such as burning incense or sage, taking a bubble/essential oils bath, meditation, listening to music, or taking a walk in nature. Your intention is to reset your system and clear the mind, even if its just for a little while.

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There are several ways you can still support small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read more about some of the ways you can help.

Cincinnati, and the world, is facing a new normal. One that means refraining from dining in at our favorite restaurants, sending our kids to school, or socializing due to the fear of getting sick. 

This individual fear is also felt in the small business community – a community that relies on you to provide their services, make their unique goods and employee their staff. Yesterday, a mandate was issued to close all Ohio bars and restaurants. While dining in isn’t an option at the moment, you can still order carry-out and delivery, and show some local love to area businesses who need it now more than ever. 

Here are a few fab resources to help you continue to pour into the small business community until they can open their doors again:

Hey Michelle is a blog that highlights local restaurants who are still doing carry-out and delivery orders. 

Kathrine Nero shares several tips and tricks for getting through this crazy time. From online fitness, home-based learning, fun ideas for supporting local, and more.

We just launched an initiative called #spendwithcincinnati that encourages you to shop local and highlights businesses you can still visit and shop online with, and ultimately help with the worries that these small business owners may be facing. Visit the Spend with Cincinnati Facebook or Instagram page. If you have a local business you love, or news to share about how the community can support a small business in Greater Cincinnati, include #spendwithcincinnati and 

Local blogger Linsey Kraeling is using her blog and Instagram page to currently talk about how you can still support small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Check out the “COVID” tab for archived stories and coverage.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to support local,” Kraeling says in an Instagram post. “Small businesses help to build a better local economy, reduce environmental impact, put your taxes to good use, create jobs, give excellent customer service, keep the community unique, and encourage local prosperity.”

You can also see highlights of locally owned, small businesses on the Cincy Chic Facebook page.