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Coming Clean: 5 questions with Mike Wong of Oriential Wok

When Mike Wong opened Oriental Wok in Northern Kentucky, his was one of the region's first Chinese restaurants. Now he's beloved among restaurateurs and foodies alike. He reflects on a 40-year love affair with America and treating his guests like family.

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Soapbox's "Sink or Swim" invites entrepreneurs to test the water in Covington

On July 27, entrepreneurial-focused residents and leaders will gather at the NKY Innovation Network headquarters for a gameshow-style conversation about what it takes for businesses to survive in Covington's growing ecosystem. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Here's what we learned about scaling Cincinnati's food innovation economy

Visitors gathered June 28 at Findlay Market to sample wares by a number of local food innovators. Proprietors of Pho Lang Thang, LaSoupe and others offered insight on what it takes to successfully scale a restaurant venture in Cincinnati.

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The 'third place': Covington's changing pub scene reflects citywide growth

Whether it’s Covington’s brewery heritage or the quaint appeal of Mainstrasse Village, the city has long been synonymous with pub culture. Now, as Covington grows by leaps and bounds, its bar scene is keeping pace with business, food, retail and other attractants.

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Happy trails! Explore Greater Cincy's best outdoor walkways this summer

We at Soapbox recently laced up our hiking boots and ventured outdoors to explore some of the region's best-loved urban treks, off-beat adventures and day hikes — stopping along the way for beer and conversation with the folks working to connect them all.

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Get the picture: Visual art is everywhere in Covington

Arts enthusiasts will find much to write home about in Covington, from small street-front galleries and edgy design firms to the beloved Carnegie and Baker Hunt — with plenty of Frank Duveneck history to go around. It's a scene with history, and it's still growing.

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Local nonprofits continue fight for equality in Trump's America

The contentious 2016 presidential election brought attention to a wide range of social issues. Now, as budget cuts threaten some public programs, local nonprofits are finding new ways to leverage national attention for positive community impact.

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Leaders of the pack: Covington empowers residents for good

Building on a long tradition of inspiring residential leadership, Covington organizations like The Center for Great Neighborhoods are boosting support for community-led beautification efforts, learning initiatives and more.


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Opulent Tiffany lamps and windows now on display at CAM

Tiffany’s glass creations, once passé, are prized by today's collectors as precious examples of decorative art. The Cincinnati Art Museum will showcase more than 100 of the iconic pieces now through Aug. 13.

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Improving warfighter health and performance with sensors and stimulators at Wright State center

Researchers at Ohio's research centers are using technologies such as sweat sensors and nerve stimulators to improve and monitor human health and create Ohio jobs.


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Pride of ownership, diverse housing stock keys to welcoming Covington influx

With the Center for Great Neighborhoods and the Catalytic Fund at the helm, Covington is preparing to manage an influx of new residents through smart historic renovation and support for programs that put homeownership within reach.

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Covington revives a commercial artery, one small business at a time

As the 12th Street/MLK corridor emerges as one of Covington's most important economic centers, thanks to renewed investment and fierce civic pride, On the Ground takes a look at the residents and leaders who hope to sustain the district's viability well into the future.

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Soapdish: Meet the modern "pioneers" of OTR's Wade Street

Pat McCafferty and Vada Hill are two urban pioneers whose newly renovated houses on OTR's once-embattled Wade Street are anchoring a wave of development bookended by institutions of public service.

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A look at how food incubators are helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses

For the past decade, "eating local” has become a trend in both restaurants and in customer’s shopping habits. Findlay Kitchen and the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, along with Soapbox, are teaming up for a food innovation event June 28.

Happy Memorial Day!

Soapbox will break this week to spend time with loved ones, enjoy the Taste of Cincinnati and reflect on the service of those who have worked to keep our communities safe and prosperous. To our readers: have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend, and we'll see you all again next week!
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