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Covington


This genteel town just south of the Ohio River features a number of charming treasures including the lively MainStrasse district with its trendy bars, pubs and restaurants as well as beautiful homes stretched along the river beneath the strikingly modern architecture of its newest jewel, the Ascent.

Covington is experiencing a renaissance with new shops, restaurants and condos opening along Madison and Pike Streets, and a burgeoning Arts District that acts as the cultural glue that binds the city's charm to its proud denizens. Plus, its successful startup scene is attracting entrepreneurs, especially in the emerging informatics industry thanks to its UpTech business incubator.

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Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand

With a growing workforce percentage shifting to freelance and contract bases, cities across the country are creating diverse co-working spots to meet the demand. How do Cincinnati's offerings stack up?

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St. Elizabeth 'saves Christmas' with new Simulation Center

Regional healthcare giant St. Elizabeth Healthcare introduces state-of-the-art center to prepare staff by simulating rare, real-world health emergencies.

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CPA lauds projects preserving the urban fabric, identity of Cincinnati

At its annual meeting on Nov. 13, the Cincinnati Preservation Association announced the winners of its 2016 Preservation Awards. Twelve commercial and residential projects around Greater Cincinnati received awards.

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Innovative philanthropy focus of Dec. 8 IDEALAB

On Dec. 8, leaders from three national foundations that are revolutionizing philanthropy through innovative initiatives are coming to Cincinnati to participate in Issue Media Group's IDEALAB.

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IDEALAB to showcase Cincinnati's talent and innovation

On Dec. 8, the Haile Foundation, People's Liberty, Issue Media Group and Soapbox will host IDEALAB. The event will focus on funding talent-led initiatives, and some of Cincinnati's most innovative projects.

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Soapdish: Top 5 mean streets for pedestrians

Columnist Casey Coston tackles the problem of walkable, bikeable cities and picks the five most hazardous pedestrian intersections.

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Cincinnati talks sex in city planning during recent Speaker Series

The Oct. 12 urban planning Soapbox speaker series at UC's Niehoff Urban Studio focused on community efforts to make the city's shared public spaces more friendly, accessible and conducive to mingling.

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Going Green: Collective Impact connects at-risk residents to cleaner air and healthier food

Green Umbrella unites more than 300 businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies to improve Greater Cincinnati sustainability efforts, thanks to the Collective Impact model.  

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NewCo Cincinnati showcases opportunity, inspires innovation, builds bridges

Organizers set the bar high for the second annual NewCo "inside-out" conference, attracting more than 900 attendees to 95 host companies across Greater Cincinnati.

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Stronger Faster: How Collective Impact puts Cincinnati at the forefront of social change

Collective Impact is championed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation working closely with seven independent "backbone" organizations to reinforce each other's efforts and get everyone rowing in the same direction.

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Wig Out: Innovative L-A Stopa replaces hair and restores confidence

Through her mobile wig shop, L-A Stopa is providing a boost in confidence and encouragement (and fabulous hair) among women struggling with hair loss.

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Point Perk serves much more than fresh coffee

Covington's new community coffeeshop is the latest business from The Point Arc nonprofit to provide employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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My Soapbox: Natasia Malaihollo, Founder & CEO of Wyzerr

As Natasia Malaihollo refined the business plan for her consumer research startup at The Brandery, a strange thing happened: She fell in love with Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. And now she wants to give back.

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Top 10 trends & newsmakers on our radar for 2016

Turn and face the strange changes that 2016 will bring to Greater Cincinnati, thanks to these 10 stories waiting to be told.

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A year of bringing abandoned buildings back to life

Over the past year Soapbox followed local redevelopment projects at historic buildings and abandoned sites, including efforts by a countywide program to target new housing. Here’s a roundup with updates.
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