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The art of business: Over-the-Rhine's creative entrepreneurs

Zach Darmanian, co-owner of Such and Such, and Alisha Budkie, executive director of Indigo Hippo, both know what it takes to own — and stay in business — in Over-the-Rhine.

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In the rearview: Looking back at our best-read stories of 2017 and beyond

At the close of each year, Soapbox goes “dark” to spend time with friends and family, reflect on the recent past and recharge our creative batteries for the coming year. Until we meet again, please enjoy this list of our 10 most-read stories.

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IDEALAB 2017: "Movement Makers" at the heart of change in Cincy and beyond

On Dec. 4, IDEALAB returns for its second iteration, featuring three keynote speakers who are true "movement makers," as well as afternoon breakout sessions designed to encourage attendees to turn their ideas into action.

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A tech hub, an app, a teenage breakfast shop: Here's how we'll keep talent in Cincinnati

Despite our award-winning accelerator programs, creative flight has always threatened Cincy's talent pool. Leaders like MORTAR's Allen Woods want to rectify that by building an intentionally diverse, welcoming ecosystem where ideas can thrive. And it just might be working.

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Industry pros and aficionados gear up for 'design event of the year'

Featuring the work of more than 100 specialty vendors, multiple speaker engagements and a living wall by Urban Blooms, DesignBuildCincy on Oct. 28 & 29 is sure to impress experts and laypeople alike.

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Soapbox recommends: A guide to this fall's jam-packed events schedule

Brandemonium. DesignBuildCincy. Startup Week. And, of course, the highly anticipated unveiling of iconic Music Hall post-$135M restoration. These are just a few of the exciting things Greater Cincy has in store in the coming weeks. Check out a roundup of Soapbox's favorite forthcoming events.

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Locally created MeSseD Comics takes readers underground with tough, feminist characters

Jay Kalagayan has been reading comics since he was 8 years old. His latest project, MeSseD, undertaken with illustrator Dylan Speeg, takes an inside look at the underground world of the sewers through the eyes of a female Filipino protagonist.

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DesignBuildCincy is back to shine a light on our best design and architectural talent

The annual DesignBuildCincy architectural and design fair returns Oct. 28 and 29, with events across OTR and an expo connecting more than 100 architects, contractors, fabricators, artisans and everyday design lovers in the dazzlingly renovated Music Hall.

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Coming Clean: 5 Questions with Allen Woods of MORTAR

This month, Soapbox talks with MORTAR co-founder Allen Woods about faith, perseverance in the face of adversity and why Cincinnati's startup scene beats out those of much larger markets.  

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It takes a village: Westwood's fun-focused redevelopment

In Westwood, people of every background are working together for positive redevelopment that blends new and old, with plenty of space for community gathering and fun.

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Take a bite out of Cincy: 9 great locally made snacks

Food innovators are making things happen in Greater Cincinnati. From decadent sweets to savory somethings, here's a roundup of some of the best locally made snacks the city has to offer.

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Great ideas surface at Soapbox's "Sink or Swim" speaker series

On July 27, Soapbox readers and Covington leaders gathered at the NKY Innovation Network for a light-hearted debate about what it takes to make it in Covington's fast-evolving entrepreneurial climate.

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Soapdish: What time-traveling neckties have to do with Cincinnati's cultural legacy

Two Tudor Revival-style buildings on McMillan Avenue were once home to a watchmaker and clothier. They remain as tributes to Cincinnati's rich "maker" tradition, as well as examples of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

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40-year growth spurt: Covington business then and now

The past four decades have brought many changes to Covington's economic landscape. Fiercely committed residents like Rev. William H. Mertes and former mayor Chuck Scheper have been there providing support and community organization through it all.

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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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