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Cincinnati ranks fifth best city for startups in Midwest


It's no surprise that Cincinnati's bursting at the seam with startups, which is why it's landed at no. 5 on Midwest Startups' list of the 50 best cities for startups in the Midwest.

Midwest Startups looked at three criteria:
  1. Startup activity — how active the startup community is and the size and quality of the available network for new startups; looked at the number of startups and their success rates
  2. Access to resources — how supportive the city's environment is and what value-add it can provide to help the startup grow; considered quality of talent, investor activity and public and private support
  3. Economics and demographics — how conducive the city's economic environment is to attract and scale a business; factored in cost of living, population and GDP per capita
Cincinnati came out on top of other Ohio cities, including Cleveland and Columbus, which both placed in the top 10 overall. Smaller Ohio cities like Dayton (no. 21), Akron (no. 26) and Athens (no. 30) also made the list.

See the full ranking here.

Food & Wine editor praises restaurants like Please for putting Cincy on the food map


In February, Food & Wine editor Jordana Rothman had the chance to try some of the local food here in Cincinnati, including a meal at Please

Please is an extention of chef Ryan Santos' pop-up dinner concept, which he had been doing since 2011. He opened his restaurant in Over-the-Rhine last year. The isn't a central theme or regionality to the menu, but the majority of it is influenced by French, Scandinavian and Japanese cooking.

Rothman (in an "Ask Me Anything" Reddit thread) said that Cincinnati's food scene is putting it on the map.

Read a bit more about Santos and Please here, and in our story from 2015.
 

Five NKY bourbon bars considered among the nation's 99 best


Five of the 99 best bourbon bars are right across the river in Northern Kentucky. According to The Bourbon Review, Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar, Bourbon Haus 1841, Wiseguy Lounge, Tousey House Tavern and The Prohibition Bourbon Bar at Newberry Bros Coffee are top-notch places to drink bourbon.
  • Bourbon Haus 1841, 522 Mainstrasse, Covington: Relatively new to Kentucky's bourbon scene, Bourbon Haus 1841 showcases a "Bourbon of the Day" and offers specialty bourbon flights and bourbon-infused cocktails.
  • OKBB, 629 Mainstrasse, Covington: With over 300 bottles of domestic bourbon and whiskey, you're sure to find what you're looking for. Oh, and OKBB is owned by Molly Wellmann, so you know it's good.
  • The Prohibition Bourbon Bar, 530 Washington Ave., Newport: Nestled within a coffee shop, this Prohibition-style bar has the largest collection in the world of bourbon and rye whiskeys.
  • Tousey House Tavern, 5963 N. Jefferson St. Burlington: Tousey House recently released a new bourbon list featuring staff favorites and rare finds.
  • Wiseguy Lounge, 603 Mainstrasse, Covington: Envisioned after a 1920s speakeasy, Wiseguy Lounge has over 100 bourbons and features a Bourbon Conessieur Club as well as tastings and educational events throughout the year.
See the other Kentucky bourbon bars that made the list.
 

Say goodbye to Cincinnati being just a "fly-over" city


Our beloved Queen City just landed itself among the pages of Southwest Airlines' in-flight monthly, Southwest: The Magazine.

The feature spread shows off everything that we know and love about our city, including its rich beer heritage; locally owned and nationally acclaimed restaurants; the Star Wars costume exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center; its many attractions, including the Reds, the Bengals, Findlay Market, King's Island and the zoo; its rich arts history (P.S. Did you see the first story in our series about Cincinnati's arts heritage?); and the much-anticipated, new design festival, BLINK.

If you're taking a Southwest flight this month, make sure to check out, or access it here.
 

Thirteen area restaurants lauded by Wine Spectator for wine programs


In 2017, Wine Spectator is honoring 3,592 restaurants from all 50 states and more than 75 countries for their dedication to wine. The awards are given across three categories: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award.

Nine Cincinnati restaurants landed themselves in this year's Award of Excellence category:

The Best Award of Excellence is given to restaurants with a wine list of about 350 or more selections with vintage depth or breadth in one or more regions; it was awarded to 1,168 restaurants. Four Cincinnati restaurants received this award: Boca and three owned by Jeff Ruby — Carlo & Johnny, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse and The Precinct.

To read more about Wine Spectator's award winners, click here.
 


Ohio ranked as 16th best state in which to do business


According to a survey from CNBC, Ohio is in the top 20 best states in which to do business, coming in at no. 16. This is a five-spot jump from last year.

The survey examines 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from an array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council, YPO and the states themselves.

States receive points based on their rankings in each metric and are then separated into 10 broad categories (workforce, infrastructure, the cost of doing business, economy, quality of life, technology and innovation, education, business friendliness, access to capital and cost of living), weighted based on how frequently each is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials.

Ohio ranked as follows:
- Workforce: 31
- Infrastructure: 5
- Cost of Doing Business: 22
- Economy: 17
- Quality of Life: 40
- Technology and Innovation: 15
- Education: 15
- Business Friendliess: 37
- Access to Capital: 14
- Cost of Living: 18

For more information regarding the survey and to see the other states' rankings, click here.

 

Orchids at Palm Court up for USA Today's Readers' Choice best restaurant of the year


Orchids at Palm Court, located inside the Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, holds many distinctions. Among these is a AAA Five Diamond rating and an award-winning executive chef.

Now, Orchids is in the running for the Readers' Choice Best Restaurant of the Year award, as voted on by USA Today readers.

You can vote now through Aug. 1. As of publication, Orchids was at no. 6 on the leaderboard. 

Click here to vote!
 

Cincinnati Children's among best hospitals in the country


For the seventh year in a row, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has come in third on U.S. News & World Report's list of best children's hospitals.

The top 50 hospitals were ranked in 10 specialities: pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, pediatric diabetes and endocrinology and pediatric orthopedics. Cincinnati Children's is ranked nationally in 10 pediatric specialities; it's a 589-bed hospital that sees about 19,000 admissions per year. 

According to U.S. News & World Report, Cincinnati Children's placed no. 3 in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery, pediatric nephrology, pediatric neurology and neurosurgery and pediatric urology; no. 4 in children's orthopedics and pediatric pulmonology; no. 5 in pediatric cancer; no. 6 in children's cardiology and heart surgery; no. 7 in children's diabetes and endocrinology; and no. 13 in neonatology.

To see the full list, click here.

 

These are the hottest startups in town


Cincinnati is one of the oldest cities in the United States, which means that the foundation of the city, its architecture and many businesses have been around a while. On top of that, the startup scene is booming, with investors, accelerators and incubators that are willing to cultivate these new businesses.

Geektime rounded up the top 10 hottest startups in the city. Some have been around a while — others are brand new or have evolved far beyond the original idea. Click here to read more about these 10 startups.



 

P&G CEO David Taylor rated one of the top in the country


Glassdoor recently released its list of highest rated CEOS, employees' choice. Each CEO is ranked based on what employees have to say about them and the company, job openings and salaries at the company and company benefits.

David Taylor, CEO of P&G, once again made the list. This is the second year in a row that Taylor has been included in the ranking, although in 2016, he was ranked no. 11, and this year, he came in at no. 76 with a 90 percent employee approval rating. (For comparison, the CEO at the no. 1 spot, Benno Dorer of The Clorox Company, has a 99 percent employee approval rating.)

Other accolades for P&G include a top 25 spot on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

To see the full list of CEOs, click here.
 

Two local startup accelerators place among 30 best in national study


Two local startup accelerators were recently ranked among the best in the nation by Seed Rankings.

Over-the-Rhine's The Brandery was placed in the Silver category and Covington-based UpTech in the Bronze category. 

Seed Rankings looked at a number of data points, including Qualified Fundraising, Survival, Founder Satisfaction (which was obtained from a survey of entrepreneurs who have graduated from the pool of 150 accelerator programs) and Alumni Network.

The ranking provides information for entrepreneurs who are looking to join an accelerator and are in search of more information, including total dollars funded and the success rate of the accelerators.

Other startups that made the top 30 include Denver-based Techstars (Platinum), California's 500 Startups (Gold) and the nonprofit Lighthouse Labs (Bronze).

People's Liberty continues to make waves


People's Liberty is at the halfway point of its five-year mission. To date, it's funded 50 Cincinnatians to bring innovative ideas to the city — and it still has 50 more projects to fund.

PL has two rounds of applications a year; once projects are chosen, grants are given in three categories: $10,000 art installation grants, $15,000 storefront grants (the grantee sets up shop for six weeks in the Dept. of Doing, PL's first-floor retail space) and two $100,000 Haile Fellowships.

The philanthropic foundation's goal is to fund creative projects that lead to social engagement or change.

Read more about PL in this article from Forbes.
 

Cincinnati again tops the list of best places for college grads


For the second year in a row, Cincinnati is the best place for college graduates. There are endless job opportunities and room for growth, and the Queen City has the lowest average rent ($555) of any of the top 25 cities on this list. The cost of living here is about 3.5 percent lower than the national average too.

Smart Asset, a personal finance website, looked at 108 of the largest cities in the U.S. and examined data points that make the city suitable for a recent college graduate.
  • Jobs: The unemployment rate among those with bachelor’s degrees, the overall unemployment rate, earnings for college grads and the number of Indeed job listings.
  • Affordability: The median rent in each city and the cost of living as a percentage of the national average.
  • Fun: The concentration of entertainment and dining, the percentage of the population ages 20-29 and the Yelp scores of restaurants and bars.
To see the full ranking and find out more about Cincinnati's statistics, click here.
 

Star Wars costume exhibit considered must-see of the summer


There's been a ton of local hype around Star Wars and the Power of Costume — and now it's drawing some national attention from Cheapism.com's blog. It was recently included in the site's list of 20 must-see exhibits of the summer.

Visitors to the Cincinnati Museum Center (yes, parts of Union Terminal are open during renovations) get an up-close-and-personal look at over 60 costumes that were used in Star Wars movies. Exhibit highlights include robes worn by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader's suit and breathing mask and Stormtrooper uniforms. 

The exhibit is on display now through Oct. 1; tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and $16 for kids ages 3-12. Click here for more information.

 

Queen City tops list of 25 best cities for people under the age of 35


There are many reasons why Cincinnati attracts young professionals: locally owned and operated restaurants, great beer, rich history, affordable housing and a strong job market. According to CNBC, these are just a few of the reasons why the city made it on Growella's list of top 25 cities for people under the age of 35.

Cincinnati came in at no. 16, just ahead of St. Louis.

Cincinnati received an A-, and is considered a great place for millenials because it has the ninth strongest paycheck 17 percent more job openings than the average city.

To decide the top 25 cities, Growella, which is based right here in Cincinnati, looked at these criteria: 
  1. How many entry-level jobs are available in the city? (7.5 percent of score)
  2. How much time is spent commuting in the city? (7.5 percent of score)
  3. What's the public transportation situation like in the city? (10 percent of score)
  4. How many other young people live there? (15 percent of score)
  5. What's the after-work and weekend scene like in the city? (10 percent of score)
  6. How far does a paycheck get you in the city? (50 percent of score)
Cities that scored 90+ received an A.

Check out the other 24 cities.

 
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