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Kathryne Gardette and Baba Charles Miller

On The Ground: Old businesses and new tell economic story of Walnut Hills

In its heyday, Walnut Hills was thriving as a diverse, mixed-income community. After decades of dwindling investment, the community has created a united front to bring the neighborhood back to viability while honoring the diverse heritage of its people and economy.  

the woodburn

On The Ground: Walnut Hills serves as pilot backdrop in local efforts to bolster middle class

Multimedia documentarians Chris Ashwell and Shawn Braley from Cincy Stories will help reveal the people, places and projects driving progress in Walnut Hills, pilot neighborhood for Soapbox's new On The Ground series.

The 1310 Bandits Film Group

Immersive 'idea lab' celebrates artists as community leaders

Artspace's annual Breaking Ground event evolves this year from one dynamic evening of speakers and performances to an immersive, two-day "idea lab" on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


Keeping Promises: StrivePartnership and Success By 6 collaborate to advance Preschool Promise plan

Collective Impact "backbone" organizations educate the public on the importance of pre-K readiness along every child's "cradle to career" education path.


Local philanthropist leads global efforts for orphans and at-risk kids

Beth Guckenberger heads up Back2Back Ministries, an international orphan care organization based in Mason, headlines international conferences and is preparing to release her seventh book.


How affordable artist housing can help cultural communities "celebrate themselves"

Artspace's long history of working with culturally distinct communities in the development of affordable artist live/work housing allows artists to celebrate themselves from Harlem to Honolulu.


New apprenticeship network honors Boomers and boosts Millennials

Brandon Black is using his People's Liberty Haile Fellowship year to connect two generations by putting retired tradesmen to work supervising young homeowners' DIY house rehab projects.


Trying to keep young talent in "the best city in the world"

A Soapbox intern experiences the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's CINC summer program for college students and re-imagines the city through the eyes of a newcomer.


Soapdish: Historic Pendleton springs back to life with influx of development

Often overshadowed by white-hot development next door in Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton is steadily coming into its own as one of the urban basin's next (cliche alert) "hot neighborhoods."


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.  


Reporting for Duty: How Derek Bauman became Cincinnati's unlikely public transit spokesman

A career police officer working in Mason rediscovered his urban roots as the Cincinnati Streetcar project faced its biggest challenges, and now they're both on the track to "turning points."

The Tillers

Whispering Beard founders look beyond festival weekend to "build a lifetime"

Five friends explain how they developed an annual folk festival in an Indiana campground to "rear" area musicians and fans into a movement and a community.


Bold Fusion to focus on how disruptors and mavericks can help big companies thrive

Greater Cincinnati’s largest annual YP gathering will explore the emerging concept of "intrapreneurship" as keynote speaker Chitra Anand extols the benefits of entrepreneurial thinking within large organizations.

Marianne Hamilton

Food innovation scene helps feed Cincinnati's urban renaissance

For many, the entrepreneurial explosion across Cincinnati’s urban core (especially in Over-the-Rhine) is driven as much by food innovators as it is by startups.

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