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

Membership

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

About

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

FAQ

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

Cincinnati Chamber Introduces 59 Leaders for Class 19 of the C-Change Program
Cincinnati Chamber Announces Liz Keating as VP of Government Affairs and Advocacy

< Back

Advocacy

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

Cincinnati Chamber Introduces 59 Leaders for Class 19 of the C-Change Program
Cincinnati Chamber Announces Liz Keating as VP of Government Affairs and Advocacy
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.

The Honorable Nathaniel Jones

Awarded In 1997
1926 – 2020

Equal opportunity under the law. It’s been the focus of Nathaniel Jones’ life for decades, and he has made more of a difference than most people.

A graduate of his hometown school, Youngstown State University, Jones chose a legal career to help eliminate racial injustice the kind that led to his being refused a shave in the old Sheraton Gibson barbershop during an early visit to Cincinnati.

A year after entering private practice, Jones was appointed an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland, a position he held until 1967. He was then asked to serve as assistant general counsel to President Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, also known as the Kerner Commission, which made a study of the causes of the urban riots of the 1960s.

Later, as general counsel for the NAACP, he directed the national response to attacks against affirmative action, led an inquiry into discrimination in the military, and supervised the NAACP’s defense in the Mississippi Boycott case, which led to a landmark Supreme Court decision upholding the First Amendment right of individuals and organizations to engage in protests.

Jones was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1979.

“I see enough here to make Cincinnati an exciting place,” said Jones. “People should be proud and press on to make this city an even better place to live.”

“Democracy requires participation,” he said. “If you don’t participate, you don’t have anybody to blame but yourself. That’s a lesson the business community has learned. To be a player, you have to been involved.”

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