Cincinnati Chamber unveils the new five-year strategic framework to foster regional growth

What We Do >

Membership >

Talent Hub >

About >

Advocacy >

Events >

< Back

What We Do

Explore our programming, resources, and membership options that drive growth.

See how we celebrate, enliven, stimulate, and cultivate community in the region.

See how we meaningfully connect leaders and celebrate our business community

Explore the work we’re driving to move the region forward

Explore our talent solutions, including leadership programs and HR consulting

See the stories and legacies that lift our communities and inspire action

< Back


Explore membership and discover growth opportunities for you and your business

Why Chamber Membership

Join the Chamber

Feature your business with a Member Spotlight in our Weekly Connection Newsletter

These events offer members points of connection, timely insights, and solutions

Monthly Member Briefing

Member Benefits 101

< Back

Telent Hub

Explore our full suite of best-in-class leadership development programs

Explore our initiatives focused attracting, retaining, and developing talent

Explore the Workforce Innovation Center’s HR consulting services and resources

< Back


Learn more about our mission, vision, and values

Meet the diverse group of leaders passionately supporting our mission

Meet the people serving our region inclusively with passion, Integrity, and fun

Interested in joining our team? Check out our current openings


Questions? Here’s a list of things we think you may want to know

Read articles and learn more about the Cincinnati Chamber through our related news articles

Service options, community support drive Metro ridership growth
Enneagram Gave Me the Power to Overcome Fear

< Back


Read articles and learn more about the Cincinnati Chamber through our related news articles

Service options, community support drive Metro ridership growth
Enneagram Gave Me the Power to Overcome Fear
Recognize & Celebrate businesses & people

Great Living Cincinnatians: Honorees

Celebrating the leadership, vision, tenacity, and love of community shared by the recipients of the Great Living Cincinnatian Award, presented annually by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber since 1967.

Ross Love

Awarded In 2009

1946 – 2010


Ross Love began his business career with a 28-year stint at Procter & Gamble, becoming vice president of advertising in 1987, overseeing the marketing organization of the world’s leading advertiser.

In 1995, he was part of a team that bought the region’s only African-American-owned radio station out of bankruptcy and found himself owning a broadcaster. Within weeks, he decided to expand into more cities, buying stations in Columbus and Louisville. That was the beginning of Blue Chip Broadcasting, which in six years went from one station to a 20-station group across six Midwest cities. Blue Chip became the second-largest African-American-owned radio broadcasting company in the country.

The company not only became a voice for the African-American community, it became a platform for community service. In Cincinnati, Blue Chip put on the annual Black Family Reunion Celebration, owned the Jazz Festival for several years, promoted student achievement and launched the market’s first African-American talk radio station, WDBZ, “The Buzz.”

After Cincinnati’s 2001 riots, Love initiated and co-chaired Cincinnati Community Action Now (CAN) to address racial issues believed to be underlying the violence. This led to initiating the Minority Business Accelerator to help minority-owned small businesses, the Community/Police Partnering Center to help refocus police on the community, and Success By Six, which promotes development of at-risk children from birth through age 5.

Love was the CEO and owner of Blue Chip Enterprises, which invests in and provides guidance to African-American-owned start-ups, and was an active member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Board of Directors for seven years.

Nominate a Great Living Cincinnatian

Recipients are selected from candidates by the Cincinnati Chamber’s senior council based on the following criteria: – Community service – Business and civic attainment on a local, state and national or international level – Leadership – Awareness of the needs of others – Distinctive accomplishments that have brought favorable attention to their community, institution or organization