Giving back is a beautiful thing. Brent Shaw, Wealth Management Advisor for Northwestern Mutual, savors helping those who help others for a living. Shaw found his passion for financial advising when he interned for Northwestern Mutual in 2006.
This pandemic has been described as a marathon, but no one knows if we are on mile five or mile 15. To keep it all in perspective, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) is giving real-time updates and sharing stories of creativity and inspiration.
Those “wings” came from an organization called, Wheels Transportation Inc., a ministry of compassionate individuals dedicated to helping meet the transportation needs of people in Cincinnati and the surrounding area by reconditioning donated vehicles and giving them to qualified recipients.
“Our leadership is extremely committed to maintaining a diverse and equitable workplace,” says Thompson Hine Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager Nirvana Dove. “We’ve developed a robust action plan with measurable metrics embedded in all of our initiatives.”
Anthology Senior Living, which opened in May 2019 and operates 27 communities across the country in 11 different states, now has a 200-apartment community under construction in Blue Ash, scheduled to open in June 2021. It will feature independent living, assisted living and memory care immersed in the new Summit Park community.
“We are introducing Angels’ Castle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving individuals on the autism spectrum who are transitioning into adulthood, through educational programs, entertainment, therapy services and physical activities while providing compassionate care to promote independence and personal growth,” Dr. Porras says.
Everyone’s needs and lives are different, but a key element is feeling confident about your appearance. Self-care is crucial for both our physical and mental wellness. As we age, this can become more and more challenging because of the natural changes that happen to us. Luckily, there are several newer and some traditional technologies which can dramatically improve how you age to help you put forth your best self.
On July 1, we formed LiveWell Capital. LiveWell will have 17 team members and eight CFP professionals, and will provide financial planning services for over $600M in client assets. LiveWell was formerly five separate teams at Northwestern Mutual that are now merging into one team to create more synergy, services and expertise for our clients. (We will remain a part of the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.)
Driving clients’ success in business and in life is the foundation on which ScrogginsGrear is built, and the firm, known for its consulting and CPA services, continues to grow and evolve following its 2019 merger with consulting firm Pathway Guidance.
Though the country is still battling the economic impacts of COVID-19, experts in the private sector markets are helping leaders focus on the following three areas during this recession: 1) theft and cyber risk, 2) business process automation and 3) liquidity. Brian Berning, partner, Tax Services at RSM, is seeing a lot of optimization/rationalization work as folks try to determine how they can operate more efficiently with fewer people and apply automation in ways that can help sustain them during this rough period.
For over three decades, ProScan Imaging, its accomplished professionals and the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund have continued to invest and reinvest in the Greater Cincinnati community, advancing the standard of healthcare, and providing affordable access to the highest level of diagnostic imaging.
The compensation world has changed for the better for those in IT over the last 10 years. Titles like CIO, CTO, CISO, CDO, and other titles related to Big Data, Cloud and Cyber Security were not mainstream even five years ago. It is a good time to be in technology in corporate America. The best talent is sought after in a highly competitive landscape, and technologists are earning an increasingly high income potential. That being said, little is written on the topic because those outside of technology often don’t realize how much the game has changed.
Looking for a tasty fall treat or a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving dinner? Try this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cookies. It will bring out all the nostalgia of the season with the fragrance of nutmeg and cinnamon in every bite. They have the taste of soft chewy muffin tops and the flavor of the seasonal pumpkin spiced latte.
When a woman in her early 40s began experiencing double vision followed by problems swallowing, she visited an ENT physician who found that one of her vocal cords was becoming paralyzed, as was the musculature in the back of her mouth, which explained why she was choking on her food. It wasn’t until she made an appointment at Mayfield Brain & Spine that she learned the root of all her problems — a 6.5-cm tumor was growing off the base of her skull, pushing on her brain stem and cranial nerves.
The first six months of 2020 have brought about a lot of uncertainty for most Americans. Individuals have been worried about their health and jobs while employers have been concerned about demand for their products and services, as well as the financial well-being of their companies. All the while, healthcare providers and government officials have been exhausting all of the resources they have at their disposal to keep us safe and do what they can to allow for the economy to survive.
In June, when tensions ran high across the country following the death of George Floyd, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Superintendent Laura Mitchell reached out to Josh Hardin, the district athletic manager for CPS.
“She said, ‘With everything going on around racial equity, social justice, police brutality, and protesting, what can we do to empower our students and let their voices be heard?’” recalls Hardin. They decided to host one-hour forums where students could ask questions of community leaders as well as share their thoughts and concerns.
Cincinnati Eye Institute is a partner practice of CVP Physicians, which includes two ophthalmology practices in Cincinnati (CEI and Apex), Dayton, Toledo, and two in Virginia. Candy Simerson, CVP’s Chief Development Officer, is leading a robust physician recruitment, bringing top ophthalmology talent to the Greater Cincinnati area.
“Is it possible to change a culture where Black babies die at twice the rate of other babies? bi3 and Jill Miller believe so. The dedicated health-focused grant-maker is looking past short-term solutions to seek lasting change that will transform health for all people in Greater Cincinnati.
As their new home was being built, John and Kim Heath of Madeira wanted to add a pool for their then-11-year-old twin son and daughter. “We added a pool so we could have more time together as a family,” says Kim. “We’re members at a community pool, but wanted to have fun with the kids at home.”
When it came to shopping for a pool, Kim says there was only one choice: Cincinnati Pool & Patio, formerly Pool and Spa Warehouse. “They installed my two brothers’ and my parents’ pools,” she says.
For those blessed with the gift of connecting people, building relationships and sharing ideas and resources as pathways to giving back to their communities, the social distancing required during the COVID-19 pandemic produces perplexities aplenty. But that hasn’t prevented Todd Schild — a lifelong “connector” and a member of Thompson Hine’s corporate transactions and securities group — from planning his next steps after being promoted to partner-in-charge of the Cincinnati office’s on May 1.
United Dairy Farmers (UDF) has been a staple in the Cincinnati and surrounding communities for eight decades, having celebrated the company’s 80th anniversary in May. Carl Lindner Sr. and his children operated multiple dairy farming operations. This was back when glass bottles of milk were delivered to homes by buggy or truck.
Backyards in 2020 are all about style, design and function.
With families spending extra time at home, it’s more important than ever that you create a space that you love to be in. We know it needs to work for you and your family’s lifestyle, too.
This spring, when the novel coronavirus descended on our country, suddenly society faced a multitude of emotions, not the least of which was fear of the unknown. With so much uncertainty swirling around us as new (and sometimes contrasting) facts and figures emerged, many sought ways to feel…
“I never really thought about what it meant to be involved in a Jewish community. I just kind of took it for granted,” says Bonnie Ullner, the cochair of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Israel and Overseas Committee. “I only started getting involved about 10 years ago. I loved being Jewish. I was proud of being Jewish. I raised my children Jewish, but I never really thought about the fact that it takes a lot of work to create a Jewish community. These institutions just don’t exist on their own.”
When the coronavirus swept through the country, causing schools to shut down for the remainder of the year, staff and administrators at St. Xavier, a private Catholic high school for young men, immediately started planning what they could do to show their seniors some love.
In the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Seton High School develops a diverse population of young women for a life of faith, service and leadership, and engages them in achieving academic excellence in a college preparatory environment. The mission and values of Seton High School—strong academics and a true sense of spirit and sisterhood—are why thousands of young women have chosen to become Seton Saints.
Today, when one steps inside Richter & Phillips Jewelers, with its sprawling showroom filled with sparkling diamonds, vintage estate jewelry and stunning Rolex watches, it’s hard to imagine that this 124-year-old company began with traveling salesmen going door-to-door lugging trunks of jewelry, diamonds and giftware. Through the years, they expanded their inventory, but one thing has remained unchanged since Frederick W. Fehr bought the business in 1930 — the lineage as the company is now run by third- and fourth-generation Fehrs.
Three years ago, Jon Reischel and Tommy Brand were searching for a business opportunity that would fit their shared love of sports and desire to help kids. What they found was Redline Athletics, a new national franchise with a fresh approach to youth sports training. They each had kids of their own playing multiple sports, so they knew the problems: scarcity of quality coaches and facilities, high fees and scheduling nightmares. With Redline, they found a solution: a membership model where no appointments are necessary, families pay a competitive monthly fee for unlimited training, and the coaches are all former college and pro athletes who understand the power of exercise science for young players, no matter the sport.
If eyes are considered the windows to the soul, then it could be said that windows are a home’s pathway to peace — especially when one selects a high-quality product. Wieland Builders, an award-winning custom home builder in Cincinnati, focuses on quality craftsmanship, which is why they install Pella windows in the majority of their projects.
In the midst of the revitalized and bustling community of Loveland, Paxton’s Grill and Ramsey’s Trailside reside, side by side, thriving in the warm eminence of a shared rich history.
It’s often been said that most investors look back on previous market crashes as an opportunity but look at current crashes as a threat. Why is this the case? We believe that investors typically get “tunnel vision” during a crash and lose sight of their long-term plan. The narrative of “this time it’s different” can be extraordinarily strong. That narrative is also understandable because the circumstances that cause the markets to drop are often quite different.
“Trigeminal neuralgia is often called the suicide disorder because of the intense and sudden pain it causes,” says Dr. George Mandybur, a Mayfield neurosurgeon who treated the 55-year-old man, “It’s an unrelenting pain in the face that’s often exacerbated by often moving the jaw or cheek when eating, talking, brushing your teeth, or even just touching your face.”
The last few months have been particularly unsettling for a lot of Americans. Many are having to worry about their own well-being, as well as the health of their loved ones. Millions of people are concerned about their jobs (if they haven’t already been impacted) and whether or not their income will be affected by the shutdowns experienced throughout so many different regions. Lastly, many are anxious about their retirement savings, and how the first part of 2020 will impact their long-term goals and objectives.
The idea for the hotel was born a number of years ago. John Barrett, chairman, president and CEO of Western & Southern, thought that Cincinnati business travelers and visitors needed better hotel options. In 2011, Eagle Realty Group, Western & Southern’s real estate subsidiary, opened The Phelps, a Residence Inn by Marriott, and, in 2017, the AC Hotel at The Banks. Later, when there was an opportunity to create a new luxury hotel, they jumped at the chance, developing a space that honors the city’s elegant past with contemporary features.
Those worlds collided in the spring. The way of life that we formerly called “normal” — even during emotional struggles — evolved into an intensified magnification of those previous emotions.
Twin Lakes, an integrated lifestyle community with superior senior living services, makes aging well a top priority. As a senior living community, Twin Lakes empowers residents to spend more time enjoying their hobbies and pursuing their passions. The team at Twin Lakes believes retirement should allow for independence, adventure and freedom. Life at Twin Lakes embraces that very idea by handling all home maintenance and other burdensome everyday tasks. From independent and assisted living neighborhoods to skilled care, memory support, and even rehabilitation services, the caring team at Twin Lakes offers around-the-clock support for residents.
In November 2017, Gio Boeing started the Engage Program at Ken Anderson Alliance (KAA), an organization that invites adults with developmental disabilities to enjoy time out in the community through socialization and volunteerism. Initially, 120 people started in the program. Today, 215 participants engage in 22 monthly outings. To keep groups manageable, between six and eight individuals go on one to two outings each month, accompanied by KAA staff and volunteers.
Since 1999, locally owned and operated Hanson Audio Video has been providing families with premium products and solutions for outdoor entertainment, home theater, hi-fi audio and smart home automation in their homes. Hanson’s primary goal is to present clients with a range of possibilities to ultimately create a luxury living experience, bringing families closer together to enjoy time together. With your budget in mind, Hanson offers a host of products and possibilities for your home.
Last year when Brad Olinger, owner of Sterling Homes, began designing Parkland View, combining the latest and greatest in luxury home development, he knew he wanted to blend the project to become part of the community. The name Parkland View was created because the property is located between two beloved Cincinnati parks, Ault Park and Alms Park. Olinger weaved elements of Mount Lookout Square into the exterior elevation and created seven unique designs for seven unique single-family residences.
Designs on Madison has come a long way over the past decade. What started as a small shop in O’Bryonville has turned into Cincinnati’s leading Interior Design Company with over 120 years of combined experience in one studio, now located in a large historic-home turned-office in East Walnut Hills. The company is female-owned and operated by a 14-member staff specializing in a range of services from design consultation to full-service interior design.
Life with COVID-19 is hard for everyone, but Council on Aging (COA) has been working to serve one of our community’s most vulnerable groups — older adults.
Cincinnati has always had a story to tell. Since the late 19th century, Cincinnati has seen vast expansion and great historical change. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) documents and explores these historical revolutions in two brand new exhibits: “Shaping Our City,” which features a charting of the city’s geography, transportation and design, and “You Are Here,” a dive into the diverse lives that populate and shape Cincinnati past and present.
One of the things Shawn Kelley, Managing Partner at Northwestern Mutual, says he’s most proud of is the company’s diversity. This year alone, 35 percent of the company’s recruits are from a variety of populations.
Every year, the Southwest Ohio chapter of JDRF holds a giant gala that raises funds to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. However, like most of life during the spring of 2020, the organizers were forced to cancel.
When determining the odds of living a long and healthy life, one must factor in a multitude of things, including wise choices, healthy habits and good genes. Beyond that, it typically comes down to old-fashioned good luck, and that’s something Wesley Fenton of Greenville, Ohio, had going for him when he suffered a heart attack known as the widow maker in December 2018
For 171 years, Maple Knoll Communities has provided the setting for older adults to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Several exciting projects are taking shape at both The Christian Village at Mason (CVM) and The Christian Village at Mt. Healthy (CVMH).
Anthology Senior Living is driven by a simple belief that everyone has a unique life story. Their mission is to offer a unique senior living experience that provides residents with the best in hospitality and care so they can live their story in a beautiful, meaningful way.