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Somerhaus event space is the sister of Somerset Bar. Somerhaus is a unique, flexible, and affordable option for festive events like holiday or corporate parties, birthdays, wedding receptions, and rehearsal dinners, but also business functions like off-site meetings, retreats, and small group functions.

Underneath the skylight in Somerhaus in the steel rafters of the building sits a 200-year-old traditional Japanese fishing boat. A set of village gates brought over from India separates the main event space from a kitchen, which can be used by caterers.

Somerhaus is part of Lost Hospitality, a new silver member with us and proud member of the Over-the Rhine community. Visit their website to book a tour and connect with their amazing managers, Beth and Emma!

Learn more at https://www.somerhaus.space/

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360 Total Care specializes in offering home care services, with a particular emphasis on community integration. They operate a day habilitation center that caters to individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly, providing them with the necessary support and care they need. Their business is dedicated to supporting individuals to stay in their homes while providing opportunities for engaging in enjoyable activities, contributing to the community, and maintaining a sense of normalcy in their lives.

They welcome individuals from all walks of life to join them in their mission. Whether you have a family member with developmental disabilities, are a caregiver for an older parent seeking independence and community engagement, or a business owner interested in offering volunteer opportunities, explore their website and visit their center to discover how you can contribute to their cause.

360 Total Care is a silver member with us through a dual membership with the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA. Click here to see if dual membership is right for you and your business!

Learn More about 360 Total Care https://360totalcare.com/

RJE Business Interiors specializes in high-quality furniture and workplace solutions. If you want to see their solutions in action, they host a Think Tank luncheon series on the third Thursday of each month touching on cutting edge trends with industry leaders in their showroom (downtown on Broadway St.). You can also visit their website, follow them on social media, or call them to schedule a showroom visit to experience what they have to offer. They’re also happy to meet for coffee or lunch!

RJE Business Interiors is a gold member at the Cincinnati Chamber. Their VP, Ashley Blevins, participated in WE Lead and they are working towards taking advantage of additional continued leadership opportunities with us for their entire team. They also enjoy networking at our Cincy Blend events – including hosting the next one on May 15 – along with attending many of our other learning and professional development events and series.

Learn more about RJE at https://www.rjebusinessinteriors.com/

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio (SWOH) is a grassroots mental health organization originally founded as NAMI Hamilton County in 1979. The organization merged with NAMI Warren and NAMI Clermont in 2014 to better serve the region, and added Clinton County in 2021.

They offer educational programs, support groups, an information and referral HelpLine, and a variety of presentations in schools, businesses, and other community organizations. Additionally, they work together with their national organization and state affiliate on advocacy priorities and public awareness campaigns. All programs and services are offered at no cost. At NAMI, they believe cost should never be a barrier to accessing care.

The second Saturday of each May, they host their annual NAMIWalks, bringing the community together to walk in support of mental health for all and raising funds, awareness, and hope. This free event is open to all – you can register here to join them Saturday, May 11!

NAMI SWOH is a new Cincinnati Chamber member at the gold level. We look forward to partnering with them and seeing them at our events!

Learn More about NAMI SWOH  https://namiswoh.org/

Nehemiah Manufacturing was founded in 2009 with the mission to build brands, create jobs, and change lives. They are led by a team of seasoned CPG executives with a proven track record of success, who share a passion for making a positive impact in our community. Nehemiah is committed to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the inner city of Cincinnati to stimulate community development and economic growth.

Nehemiah will continue to champion the business imperative of expanding hiring practices to include those with a criminal background or other barrier to employment. Nehemiah would encourage all business leaders to learn more about second chance hiring. More information can be found at 2ndchancefamily.com.

Nehemiah is a momentum investor and proud partner with the Cincinnati Chamber, as well as a supporter of the Workforce Innovation Center as an advocate for second chance hiring. Nehemiah has also participated in several of the Cincinnati Chamber’s leadership development programs, including Leadership Cincinnati and WE Lead.

Since the 1990s, Cincinnati Works has been committed to building a stronger workforce and helping area workers succeed. Partnering with a variety of employers, the organization assists workers in strengthening soft skills and building financial acumen to gain valuable career experience. Cincinnati Works provides individualized education on a series of personal finance topics and addresses behavioral challenges that arise in the workplace. Financial coaching and money management education are key components of this effort, helping participants reach a greater level of stability. By taking such a holistic approach, the organization is positioning workers to thrive in the workplace on a long-term basis.

Cincinnati Works is a gold member with us. They’ve had a number of employees participate in our Leadership Center programs over the years, including two current participants – Tianay Amat, President & CEO, is in Leadership Cincinnati and Sam Dewald, Sr. Project Manager, is in C-Change. Cincinnati Works also utilizes their membership by hosting professional and employer development events in our rentable conference rooms.

Established in 2014 by co-founders Kristen Bailey and Anton Gaffney, Sweets & Meats BBQ is a woman-owned business established in Mt. Washington. Their passion for both their craft and community drives them to serve award-winning smoked meats, homemade sides, and desserts using cherished family recipes. Sweets & Meats was recently featured in Episode 5 of the 11th Season of the three time Grammy-nominated TV show, START UP, on PBS locally and in national markets. You can stream the entire segment online.

Co-Founder and CEO, Kristen Bailey, is a WE Lead Class 15 Graduate (2021). She and her partner Anton have participated in a number of our events. Most notably, Sweets & Meats earned several awards at the Taste of Cincinnati, including:

  • 2023 1st Place Dessert – Peach Bourbon Bread Pudding
  • 2022 2nd Place Entree – Rib Tips
  • 2022 3rd Place Entree – Pulled Pork Slider & Macaroni and Cheese
  • 2019 1st Place Entree – Rib Tips

The business has also taken advantage of participating in our ChamberComp® program to save money on their workers’ compensation premiums.

Visit their website to find their food trucks around town or to book catering or a food truck for your event. You can also give them a call at 513-888-4227 or connect with them on Instagram at @sweetsandmeatsbbq.

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati builds inclusive and joyful environments where all people can reach goals, make friends, and connect to a cause greater than themselves. This year, they are expanding their impact around water safety with two initiative being added alongside traditional swim lessons. Each year, they serve nearly 7,000 individuals through 8-week swim lessons designed to establish comfort around water, teach safety, and progress to learning all strokes to become lifelong swimmers. To reach even more children from all backgrounds, the Y introduced April Pools Day, a one day water safety course for caregivers and children with little to no experience swimming. The Carl H. Lindner Impact Center in the West End also began offering free swim lessons to 300 children to reduce barriers that prevent proper water safety instruction. In 2024, the Y is on track to serving more children in each program.

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is a gold member with us. They’ve had a number of employees participate in our Leadership Center programs over the years, including President & CEO, Jorge Perez, who is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 42. Many of these graduates continue to engage with us and the Cincinnati region through the Leadership Center’s Alumni Network and its Alumni+ membership program.

 

Northend Gear & Machine is a Nix Industrial company, specializing in machining, gear cutting, and gearbox repair and rebuilds located in Cincinnati. They are a full service job shop with over 90 years combined experience specializing in the manufacture of machined parts from supplied samples or prints with experience in reverse engineering. They were acquired by Nix Industrial – a custom manufacturer and industrial repair company – of Poseyville, IN in 2021. Founded in 1902, Nix Industrial is a 5th generation family business with multiple locations and capabilities that stands on the foundation of century old values, while Forging Ahead℠ to find better solutions that keep America’s industries safe, efficient, and reliable!

Northend Gear & Machine is a silver member with us. They utilize our cost saving programs, including ChamberComp® to save on their workers’ compensation premiums.

 

At Frontier, they believe The Sky is for Everyone® and they deliver on this vision through their unique brand of Low Fares Done Right®. Frontier is tireless in their efforts to save you money on your flights, but they know that low fares alone aren’t enough. That’s why Frontier makes a bigger commitment – that’s the ‘Done Right’ promise.

Frontier has expanded their hub at CVG – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, to 20 nonstop flights, adding routes to Boston, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Pensacola, and Portland (ME). Frontier is the 3rd largest carrier at CVG based on passengers served and seats offered, serving 8.1 million passangers in the last 10 years. In addition to flight growth, Frontier has committed to job growth in the region, opening a Cincinnati crew base in May, where 160 flight attendants and 80 pilots will be stationed within the first year.

 

Licia Thompson is a certified personal growth coach, specializing in guiding leaders successfully through life’s setbacks so that they can reimagine and redefine life and career. She was formerly the national Workers’ Compensation Director of return to work and managed care for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s Corporate. She is also the published author of “When Your Soul Whispers: Strategies to redefine values and move forward after life’s transitions.”

Licia recently became a new Cincinnati Chamber member and has attended several Greater Cincinnati Safety Council meetings and Cincy Blend networking events. Licia would love to meet you, and invites you to schedule a free leadership growth consultation.

 

Pierre Entities is a catering company that specializes in Creole, Cajun, and Caribbean cooking. You may know them for their food truck: Maw Maw’s Creole Kitchen. Having a Haitian background and being from Louisiana, one of the biggest things that makes them stand out is the way they intermix southern creole cooking with Caribbean influence.

They have catered a variety of events and participated in many events that the Cincinnati Chamber hosts. One of the biggest has been the Taste of Cincinnati, where they took first place for dessert with their signature beignets.

If you are interested in catering, food truck services, or would just like to know more, please be sure to visit foodbypierre.com. They are always looking forward to getting to know you through food!

 

GBQ Partners LLC is a top tax, accounting and consulting firm that has grown organically and through acquisition to become the largest independent accounting and consulting firm in Central Ohio. They’ve been a Silver member with us for years.

At GBQ, their purpose is clear: they empower growth – growth of their people and the communities and clients’ businesses they serve. A top tax, accounting and consulting firm for more than 70 years, they are driven by the outcomes that they know can change the lives of those they work with and for.

 

Tantalum Partners is the only Black-led full service commercial insurance brokerage in Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio. We are able to implement employee benefit programs and assist with worker’s comp, property, and liability insurance coverages.

They have invested in a Gold level membership with us, attending many of our events, including our Diversity Leadership Symposium where they’ve made some invaluable professional connections for their business. Tantalum Parnters also partners with us as a broker to offer ChamberHealth® through Medical Mutual to interested member businesses.

Schedule a meeting with Darrell to learn more about the unique solutions the Tantalum Team could implement for your business or give him a call at 502-382-4220.

Love Your Patient (LYP) Health Management helps medium to large healthcare organizations rise to the challenge of providing hyper-personalized 1:1 care that today’s patients expect. Patients today choose healthcare with a consumer mindset. If you’re not proactively finding ways to make your patients feel special, you’re already behind the curve. A stand-out experience begins the moment patients connect to make an appointment.

Since 2013, LYP has been delivering game-changing solutions to streamline the patient scheduling and outreach experience, providing concierge-style service to help healthcare organizations scale their contact centers and back-office staff.

Data Path, Inc. supplies businesses with computer hardware such as computers/servers, monitors, scanners, custom labels, printers, office equipment, and more. They form relationships with their business partners for smoother, more efficient, day-to-day operations.

Data Path, Inc is a small family-owned business based in Sharonville that has been building custom PCs since 1996.They offer competitive pricing, personalized service, and easy logistics.

Pricing Empowered, one of our newest gold members, is a management consulting firm that specializes in optimizing pricing strategies and increasing profitability for B2B companies.

Pricing Empowered brings decades of experience working with hundreds of organizations to optimize pricing. What they have learned is that most organizations, and the people that work for them, tend to undervalue themselves in some area of their business. Pricing Empowered believe this is due to either a lack of confidence or a tendency to solve non-pricing problems with price.

Pricing Empowered brings clients the skills to guarantee they have all necessary training, tools, software, and coaching required to optimize pricing and guarantee a full return on the value their organizations create every day. Using their proprietary framework, they merge pricing science with the necessary tools to remove roadblocks in culture, strategy, goal conflict, policy, process, communication, and intelligence.

With 25 years of experience in predictive data, pricing science, M&A due diligence, and AI scenario building, Pricing Empowered guarantees a full return on the value your organization creates every day. Their leadership team brings the unique experience of helping over 200 companies optimize their return on value through best practices in pricing.

Reach out to Pricing Empowered today for a demo and discover missed sales and profits. You can also learn more at pricingempowered.com

Canned Spinach is a creative agency that builds inspiring and effective brands, websites, and marketing / sales assets for clients including F500s, NFL / NBA players and teams, SMBs and funded startups. What makes Canned Spinach unique is not just their ability to create impactful digital experiences, but their ability to strategically connect clients to others in our network in synergistic ways.

So…why the name Canned Spinach? Like Popeye’s favorite snack supercharges him to take on any challenge, the Canned Spinach team supercharges the businesses they work with — creating impactful digital experiences that drive results and separate our clients from the competition.

Canned Spinach is a Silver Member of the Chamber. They have designed and developed multiple websites for the Cincinnati Chamber including CincinnatiChamber.com, WorkforceInnovationCenter.com, and CincinnatiCompass.org. Canned Spinach’s founder and CEO, Andrew Savitz attends Cincinnati Chamber networking events.

Learn more about Canned Spinach: https://cannedspinach.com/

Schedule a meeting / free consultation with the founder: https://calendly.com/savitz/30min

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