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Talent


What makes Cincinnati great? The talented people. How do we attract more? Keep moving ahead and inspire others to join us. The many entrepreneurs and strong talent from all walks of life have made Cincinnati a champion for decades. That same can-do spirit exists today stronger than ever as evidenced by world-class startup incubators and accelorators like The Brandery, UpTech and The Inkubator. From the business sector to nonprofits to the arts, each week in Soapbox we profile the tremendous talent in our region.

Talent Features

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"Urban" and "green" lead the way in Cincinnati home design, say local architectural leaders

2016 CRAN Awards celebrate the knowledge, education and aesthetic sense that architects bring to residential projects, especially in the remodeling sector thanks to growing interest in urban living.

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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.

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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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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."

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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.
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Talent Videos

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Inclusion that's worth working for

Starfire is celebrating another year of building better lives for people living with disabilities with two events this week, the Breakfast Fundraiser June 16 and the Story Soiree June 17, both at 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

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Take a ride down the mighty Mill Creek

Mention to someone that you're going to canoe on Mill Creek, and they'll likely fit you for a HazMat suit. Undaunted, Soapbox was intrigued by the opportunity to explore this oft-abused and misunderstood regional asset.

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Victory of Light Psychic Festival

The Victory of Light Psychic Festival was held April 9-10 at the Sharonville Convention Center, billed as "Cincinnati's premier body, mind & spirit event."

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Pop up umbrella dancing as creative placemaking

Placemaking efforts bring artists together with residents and developers to build community, including nearly 200 people who created a surprise dance video with umbrellas at a LISC/ArtsWave luncheon.

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A fundraising video of reckless optimism

Cincinnati native Chelsea Koglmeier combines her experience in entrepreneurship and her passion for social good to launch Bikes of Reckless Optimism this week via an Indiegogo campaign.
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