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“We absolutely didn’t see what Crossroads is today,” Crossroads Founding and Senior Pastor Brian Tome said. “By year five Crossroads was way, way beyond anything anybody ever envisioned and we’ve basically been trying to play catchup, keeping up with demand and keeping up with what God has been doing in our midst.”

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“We absolutely didn’t see what Crossroads is today,” Crossroads Founding and Senior Pastor Brian Tome said. “By year five Crossroads was way, way beyond anything anybody ever envisioned and we’ve basically been trying to play catchup, keeping up with demand and keeping up with what God has been doing in our midst.”

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Whether it’s staring into the razor-toothed maw of a prehistoric creature, navigating the twists and turns of a limestone cave, or being rocketed into outer space to discover the mysteries of our galaxy, Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) has ignited curiosity, sparked imaginations and captured the hearts of its visitors for generations.

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After seeing the great results other family members had when putting in a pool, it was easy for these homeowners to call Cincinnati Pool & Patio when they wanted to create a fun place for their 11-year-old twin children to spend their summers.

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The Hagestads praised the doctors at their local hospital in Los Angeles for spotting the coarctation of the aorta, which can often go undetected for years and create long-term health issues. Then, they asked where they could find the best surgeons and best care for their child before birth and for years after.

The answer was Cincinnati Children’s.

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“He told me to go home and live the remainder of my life, which he estimated to be two to three months,” recalls Collins. Instead, he went home and made an appointment with Jason Smith, M.D., a cardiologist at The Christ Hospital, to seek a second opinion.

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“I’m often reminded of what author Ken Blanchard once said: ‘The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision,” recalls Roderick Hinton, chief administrative officer of The Children’s Home. “Our co-chairs gathered some good and generous people around them and were instrumental in ensuring the children and families we serve were not forgotten.”

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According to Michael Lawson Swank, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, before the pandemic, hospitals sent 50% to 60% of patients home in the same day following a joint surgery when 80% to 90% could have been discharged in the same day. “It was just inertia, really,” says Swank, who found that patients felt more comfortable with that plan since the coronavirus loomed.

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“At a basic level, you can think of dry eye as a plumbing problem,” says Kavitha Sivaraman, M.D., a cornea specialist at Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI). “It’s an imbalance between the rate at which tears are produced and how rapidly they are eliminated from the surface of the eye.”

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I’ve been advising clients for 15 years and I’ve been in thousands of financial planning meetings. Typically, good financial planning is goals- based. Clients come to an advisor with an idea of their ideal future and the advisor lays out the most efficient and effective plan to achieve that future. 

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At Anthology Senior Living, providing folks with an extraordinary experience so they can live their stories in beautiful, meaningful ways is at the heart of everything they do.

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Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) has rolled out a refreshed logo, branding, and website to reflect ATC’s position more accurately in the digital transformation marketplace.

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Many of our clients work at Fortune 500 companies. Cincinnati is the home of eight Fortune 500 companies, which is exceptional for a city of our size. Compensation plans at these firms can be lucrative, but also confusing. 

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“We had a vision to keep the home unassuming from the street so anyone walking by would think it was still a warehouse,” says Erin Seger, project manager at Wentz Design. “The inside, however, opens up to reveal an urban oasis!” 

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The Christ Hospital has created disease-specific programs for patient care, several of which include heart failure, women’s heart health and complex coronary intervention. In doing so, they have developed miniature Centers of Excellence, each of which is led by a nationally networked physician champion who is supported by clinical coordinators and advanced practice providers, all of whom are disease specific. 

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Watson’s design specialists can help customers create whole-home experiences, inside and out. That might mean a theater room with special seating or a rec space with a foosball or ping pong table.

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“The layout of the home was tight and not conducive to communal family gatherings and a modern lifestyle,” says  Shannon Riley, an interior designer with Voltage Furniture. “So, they gutted the space and completely remodeled it, taking out all of the inner core and leaving an open rectilinear space for the architect to mold.”  

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“Now, more than ever, people are spending more time at home, so they want to be sure they are comfortable,” says Michael Hines, co-agent and co-founder of the Build Collective team of Coldwell Banker West Shell. Two years ago, he, along with Luke Luther of Keller Williams, began collaborating with Brad Olinger, owner and president of Sterling Homes, and the developer, Graeme Daley, to help with sales and marketing of a lovely lifestyle community in Montgomery called Orchard Trail.

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Diane and Steve Plymire first met while on a double date with mutual friends. Despite dating others, they ultimately gravitated toward each other.  

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The Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery, presented by  the Harold C. Schott Foundation, is located in CMC’s Museum of  Natural History & Science. The gallery launched in May 2019 and focused primarily on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon  landing and Armstrong’s rank as both a national hero and key member of the Cincinnati community (including his time as a trustee at  the museum).

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The Cincinnati Art Museum presents a major re-evaluation of the work of Frank Duveneck, the most influential painter in Cincinnati history, with the first comprehensive exhibition in more than 30 years.

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In 2010, thousands in the Cincinnati community came together to launch the CityLink Center — a bold $12 million investment in breaking down the barriers for the working poor to advance their lives through holistic care. Since their doors opened in 2012, more than 4,000 individuals have been impacted through the center, and outcomes show that the center’s holistic approach is effective in advancing people out of poverty as CityLink clients increased their annual income by an average of $9,226.

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In March 2020, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was forced to shut its doors over concerns related to the COVID-19  pandemic. Although it remained closed until the following July,  Woodrow Keown, Jr., the Freedom Center’s president and chief  operating officer, was determined to remain an active voice in  the community.

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“With the pandemic, we are all experiencing a shared trauma,  similar to 9/11, hurricanes or other natural disasters” says Dr. Paul  Crosby, COO at Lindner Center of HOPE, a nonprofit mental  health center in Mason that provides care for those suffering with  mental illness.  

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Although everyone’s open  enrollment period can differ depending on their employer, most seem  to fall at the end of the year somewhere during the months of October  to December. If you are currently going through that, or will be  soon, here are some tips from MAI Capital Management to help you maximize the employer benefits offered to you.

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Though Steve W. and his fiancé reside in the Cincinnati area, they have, over the past year, availed themselves of several local “staycations” by checking into The Lytle Park Hotel where they enjoyed luxurious accommodations and spa-like amenities.

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This, too, shall pass, and life will return to normal, hopefully later in 2021. Still, while uncertainty abounds, KAA participants have been grateful that KAA’s services have remained steadfast. Recently, families shared how thankful they are to have KAA’s Engage Program remain an integral part of their lives.

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“It’s so important for us to reach out and help others, especially during this time,” says Alison Caller, chair of Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Women’s Philanthropy (WP). Caller works alongside Carrie Goldhoff, WP’s vice chair. The two have been hard at work this year, coordinating a number of WP events to help make sure our community continues to feel connected despite COVID-19 restrictions.

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Before the May 8 event, JDRF will provide participants with what Newman calls a “party in a box.” These at-home party kits will include décor (linens, chair coverings, even sequined chair bands) as well as scrumptious food and alcohol, including a custom cocktail kit. Partnering with Jeff Thomas Catering, they have created a self-contained menu that includes easy-prep entrees that need only to be popped into the oven for 15 minutes.

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Hanson Audio Video offers one central wireless system that provides coverage for the whole house, which simplifies things and makes everything run more smoothly.

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FC Cincinnati is set to open West End Stadium in Spring 2021. Designed for the ultimate fan experience, seats will be close to the action with options from only 15 feet from the field, thereby amplifying the enthusiastic game-day environment.

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Since 1951, Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) has focused on providing a safe and welcoming environment for our residents, visitors and team members. Our newest step along this journey is the new Center for Memory Support and Inclusion.

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For more than 25 years, Eagle Custom Homes has been guided by the creed of “A Perfect Reflection of You” with owner Doug Feagles at the helm. Living by this motto, the company has distinguished themselves in the upper echelon of homebuilders in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Debby Thompson and her husband, Larry, have served in global missions with Campus Crusade for Christ International since 1974, and are counted among the pioneers of Western missionaries who lived covertly behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland. In total, the Thompsons spent 33 years serving in Eastern Europe, witnesses to a period of dramatic social, political and spiritual change. Now living in Cincinnati and working with Athletes in Action International, Debby is a speaker, writer and mentor for women around the world. Her award-winning book, The Leader’s Wife, Living With Eternal Intentionality®, launched in 2018.

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For more than 35 years, OHC (Oncology Hematology Care Inc.) in Cincinnati has been fighting cancer on the front lines. And just shy of three decades old, Cincinnati artist and art educator, Samantha England, became a soldier in that fight.

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James Tweddell, M.D.

Executive Co-Director, Heart Institute

Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Institute Cincinnati Children’s

Professor, UC Department of Surgery