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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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United Dairy Farmers (UDF) is inviting customers to take advantage of their U-Drive program, a loyalty rewards program whose primary currency is giving customers cents off gasoline at the pump. Customers accumulate savings by buying store items over several trips. When you buy $25 worth of merchandise, you earn five cents off per gallon of gasoline.

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For over 40 years, Traditions Building & Development Group has been paving the way for innovation and success in building branded master planned lifestyle communities. They know that a good home is more than just the sum of its bedrooms and the design of its layout. And in our country’s current climate, the preference for a custom, innovative lifestyle is palpable.

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The Dragonfly Foundation is celebrating 10 years of offering outstanding support to young cancer and bone marrow transplant patients and their families, helping them find strength, courage and joy. The following are the Top 10 magical moments that highlight the organization’s first decade.

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Each Sterling Homes client receives creativity and expertise when building their dream home, whether they’re taking a transitional, contemporary or traditional approach. The sold homes at Walworth Junction are no different. Lot 30 features a unique staircase, custom study and third-floor porch. Lot 35 offers an amazing retractable wall of glass doors that all but disappear to seamlessly blend the great room and veranda into one space. Both homes have elevators going up to the rooftop with panoramic views of the city. Each home has been uniquely designed to fit each customer’s personality.

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Early in the Cancer Center planning process, St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Patient and Family Advisory Committee, consisting of current patients, their families and caregivers, was asked for its input to ensure accountability and the highest-quality patient experience possible. From the beginning, the driving force behind the completion of the 250,000 square-foot center was ease of navigation for cancer patients and their families.

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Normally a 1,700-person gathering held at DUKE Energy Convention Center, The Pink Ribbon transformed to a virtual platform with an online presentation and auction on Oct. 1. The ‘Pink Pop Up Party’-themed event brought together people from all over the tri-state area and beyond to watch from home as they celebrated the 19th anniversary of this beloved fundraising event.

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These days, as a large portion of the population has transitioned to working from home and many children are engaged in virtual learning, we’re all seeking a quiet environment in which we can concentrate. Thankfully, Pella Corporation is helping in that endeavor with its creation of the Pella Lifestyle Series triple-pane window with optional sound package. 

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Fifteen years ago, if someone had told Erik Stephens that he would one day become a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual, he would have laughed. Raised on the west side of Cincinnati, Stephens spent his formative years playing basketball at Oak Hills High School. His skills on the court earned him a basketball scholarship to Michigan Technological University, which he attended for two years before transferring to Thomas More College. Stephens’ natural passion for helping people led him to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biology and pre-medicine.

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Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis — commonly called LASIK eye surgery — is the best known and most regularly performed laser refractive surgery to treat vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, permanently changing the shape of the cornea. Dr. Gary Varley,  a well-known refractive surgeon, has been a longtime key to Cincinnati Eye Institute’s successful LASIK program. In fact, he has performed 35,000 such procedures, beginning in the late 1990s when LASIK surgery first began.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality in March with Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to close Ohio school buildings, Mount Notre Dame (MND) was prepared. The MND Digital Distance Learning Plan was launched immediately, allowing for a digital environment in which a school day could be held in a nontraditional manner. The school prepared to effectively teach using this plan as long as necessary, even when they could not return to campus for the remainder of the school year.

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Dr. Gupta doesn’t sit still. When she is passionate about something, she gives it her all. For the past 20 years, she has nurtured The Dermatology, Laser and Vein Center to become the largest cosmetic dermatology practice in the area. As a leader in its field, DLVC has stayed at the forefront of the latest technologies and procedures and excelled in delivering the best noninvasive to minimally invasive procedures to their patients at every stage of their lives. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and has always had a passion for the arts with a keen eye on finding, creating and spreading beauty.

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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, health- care providers and government officials have been ex- hausting 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.

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If you are like us, 2020 has left you with more questions than answers, and it has certainly added a lot of chaos to our lives. As a part of our practice, we enjoy studying our happiest clients in an effort to learn how we can all lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Obviously, our finances are not the end-all, be-all place to look for happiness. Sometimes that’s the last place you want to look, but occasionally money is a clue to the condition of our hearts. At LiveWell Capital, we believe the condition of our hearts is a key to living well both personally and financially.

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He chose to name the practice MD360 – Modern Wellness because he believes in the strength of team-based health care. “All these things work hand in hand,” says Bhati, who wants his patients to have access to dieticians, nutritionists, physical trainers, acupuncturists, yoga instructors and anyone else who can bring back modern wellness.

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In January, Cindy Baker, the merchandise manager at Furniture Fair, along with several other team members, traveled to New York to spend four days learning all about Stickley Furniture, a 120-year-old company with a fascinating history. Born in 1858, visionary furni- ture designer Gustav Stickley began making wood furniture at his uncle’s chair factory in Pennsylvania. He later became a leader in the American Arts & Crafts movement and, in 1900, founded the Craftsman Workshops in upstate New York.

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Even though he works in IT and is a self-described ‘tech guy,’ Steve went old school when managing his diabetes by putting a drop of blood on a test strip to find out his current blood sugar levels. Most Type 1 diabetics have to go through this process around 10 times a day. “When I was working in the office, I would keep a tester and strips in my cube and would always make time for that one minute it would take me to test,” says Steve. “I would also keep something to eat depending if the strip reading told me that my levels were high or low.” Things changed for Steve two years ago when he attended an Emerging Leaders Council meeting hosted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. At ELC, people living with Type 1 diabetes and their friends and families get together to discuss their experiences with new technology that is used to manage Type 1 diabetes.

The general theme Hanson has heard repeatedly over the course of the last seven months is that homeowners want to take the dollars they would normally have spent on activities outside the house and use it to enhance their home life. They are installing high-quality home theatre and home music systems as well as top-notch golf simulators. They’re also improving internet coverage so that they can enjoy better and more reliable connectivity, and Hanson AV is helping with all these projects.

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While his mother talked regularly and frequently with the school, it wasn’t until her rabbi suggested she contact the Jewish Community Relations Council — the non-partisan public affairs arm of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati — that real change began happening at the institutional level.

For more than 25 years, Eagle Custom homes has been exquisitely crafting homes in the Greater Cincinnati area. Unanimous with luxury real estate, Eagle’s portfolio includes full home lifestyle remodels to large estate homes. Their most recent project, The Overlook at Madeira, is a culmination of their luxury real estate experience coupled with the classic German architecture of Cincinnati in a nine- townhome development in the heart of Madeira.

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Indian Film Festival Cincinnati (IFFCincy) will once again bring the world — seen through the eyes of some of the most creative and interesting international filmmakers — to your doorstep Oct. 15–Nov. 1. After initially postponing IFFCincy 2020 due to COVID con- cerns, the organization began an intensive search for virtual platforms that would allow the annual cinema cel- ebration to carry out its mission of keeping the commu- nity engaged through diverse film experiences. Welcome Indian Film Festival Cincinnati 2020, Virtual Edition!

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Rachel Henry, owner of Sanctuary Designs, does all Hoffmaster’s market and client homes. Additionally, she works on large and small home renovations and does furniture layouts/selections for indepen- dent clients. Henry was especially delighted in this project because Mark and Michael have such an eclectic sense of style.

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“They love the city, so they wanted to infuse that love into their current home,” says Jo Fentress, an interior designer with Designs on Madison. A 30-year veteran in the industry, she collaborated on the project with her Designs on Madison colleague Annie Orosz. From the get-go, the pair was impressed by the way their clients whole-heartedly embraced color.

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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.