TechSolve Celebrates National Manufacturing Day & Ohio Manufacturing Month

The first Friday in October has turned into an annual occasion during which U.S. manufacturers open their doors to demonstrate the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.

National Manufacturing Day was created to correct public perception, which doesn’t do manufacturing justice. Manufacturing environments, which include highly trained, well-paid employees who work on state-of the-art equipment, are commonly thought of as antiquated factories designed for low-skilled workers. Manufacturing Day addresses this misperception by giving all manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, exactly what manufacturing really is today:

·         It is technologically advanced, with ample use of automation, 3-D printing, robots, and screen technology.*

·         The annual average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000.*

·         Manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.*

·         90 percent of manufacturing workers have medical benefits.*

This change in perception is the first step in addressing one of the main challenges faced by manufacturers today — a gap in skilled labor. By giving manufacturers an occasion to share what they do with their communities, Manufacturing Day provides manufacturers with an opportunity to connect directly with job seekers and students to begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers who create and maintain a host of resources and tools, Manufacturing Day amplifies the voice of individual manufacturers and delivers a coordinated message about common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, Manufacturing Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

In fact – the State of Ohio and Mayor John Cranley has proclaimed (proclamation found on October 2014 Manufacturing Month and TechSolve is working with area manufacturers and partners to promote manufacturing throughout the region. Additionally, TechSolve, the Cincinnati Chamber, and Partners for a Competitive Workforce are partnering to facilitate two manufacturing programs in October – one in Warren County and one in Hamilton County that:

1.       Educates manufacturers about best practices and resources available to assist them with changing the perception of manufacturing

2.       Speaks to developing a qualified workforce

3.       Discusses the Skills Certification System

4.       Talks about economic development resources to assist with expansion and capacity building.

*Data sourced from

National Manufacturing Day and Ohio Manufacturing Month at a Glance
WHAT is Manufacturing Day?
An annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October,  National Manufacturing Day is an occasion during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
WHEN does National Manufacturing Day happen?
This year, National Manufacturing Day falls on Friday, October 3, 2014. But – Ohio is celebrating the entire month of October.
WHERE do National Manufacturing Day events occur?
National Manufacturing Day events occur at various manufacturing facilities and educational institutions across Ohio and the nation.
HOW does one get more information about National Manufacturing Day and Ohio’s Manufacturing Month?
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Learn The Heimlich Maneuver In Time For Halloween

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National Heimlich Heroes Week to Raise Awareness in Time for Halloween
Cincinnati, OH – October 6, 2014 – National Heimlich Heroes Week will be celebrated October 27-31 in an effort to raise national awareness about the importance of learning how to respond to choking emergencies. The week also celebrates young heroes who have saved lives by performing the Heimlich maneuver.
Choking is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. And while most may not consider themselves heroic for performing the Heimlich maneuver, the Heimlich Heroes program is designed to teach children seven years of age and up this important life saving technique. Developed by experts at Cincinnati based Deaconess Associations, Inc. with support from the Heimlich Institute, the Heimlich Heroes program is empowering young people to save lives all across the country.
Program designers explain that with Halloween approaching, it’s important for young people to learn the signs of choking, as well as the proper way to perform the Heimlich maneuver. Before breaking out the hard candy, it may be a good idea to take advantage of the free Heimlich Heroes training program.
“Our goal is to train as many young people as possible on how to recognize the signs of choking and to learn the proper way to perform the Heimlich maneuver,” Heimlich Heroes program manager Terri Huntington says. “Training is simple, free and easily accessible. Investing even just 45 minutes can mean the difference between life and death.”
In celebration of National Heimlich Heroes Week and in preparation for Halloween, free training materials can be accessed at The program is specifically designed to help children, teachers, sitters, parents and other youth leaders become equipped to handle a choking emergency.
About Heimlich Heroes
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Heimlich Heroes program is a Deaconess initiative that teaches kids as young as seven how to become a hero by learning to perform the Heimlich maneuver correctly in order to save a life. To learn more or find out how to bring Heimlich Heroes to your school or organization, please visit


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The Sky’s the Limit for Ohio Aerospace

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to help our client TechSolve host the 2014 Airbus Supplier Summit at the National Composite Center in Kettering, Ohio. The summit drew over 200 attendees from companies across the state. These companies all manufacture parts and technologies for various facets of the aerospace industry. The goal of the summit was to help these companies learn how to become a supplier and partner to Airbus by offering interviews with Airbus as well as their current Tier 1 suppliers.

Just for fun, Congressman Mike Turner and Senator Sherrod Brown stopped by to talk about the future of aerospace in Ohio. Read more about the event here: (subscription required)

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In Love With Tyrone Featured on Broadway World

Kudos to our entertainment PR team for the great national media coverage of the hopeful Broadway run for Ericka Nicole Malone’s “In Love With Tyrone” gospel stage play. Here they are featured today on Broadway World:

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Winning Gospel Musical Eyes 2015 Broadway Run

Winning Gospel Musical Eyes 2015 Broadway Run
Ericka Nicole Malone Readies to Take ‘In Love with Tyrone’ to 42nd Street

Cincinnati, OH – September 10, 2014 – Playwright Ericka Nicole Malone is looking to take her popular Gospel Musical “In Love with Tyrone” to the Big Apple and is currently in talks with directors and producers to bring the touring show to Broadway for a run on the “Great White Way.” Malone has partnered with a famed New York City General Manager and Tony Award-winning Producer, who has produced past and current shows on Broadway.

Malone and her business team currently making plans to raise necessary capital, and are working to secure sponsorship support for the eyed $10 million Broadway production. Malone points to the high accomplishments of one of her personal favorites, “Motown: The Musical” which debuted in 2012 and is still running strong on Broadway and “A Raisin In The Sun” receiving four Tony Awards and a prestigious Theatre World Award this year.

“In Love with Tyrone” toured in 2012 and made stops throughout the Midwest and East Coast to rave reviews in 2012. The musical featured actress Robin Givens in the lead role as Danetta and Leon Robinson of The Five Heartbeats as lead of the male antagonist of the story, Sullivan. The musical is a story about a woman’s struggle to redefine herself after she is betrayed by her first love and best friend – her husband Tyrone. The urban contemporary, inspiring musical features eight original songs by Malone, including the hit single “Stay.”

“It’s amazing to be in a position where we’re even considering a run on Broadway,” Malone explained. “The show touches so many different types of audiences and the message is universal. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s inspiring and uplifting and we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to bring this to arguably the largest stage in the world.”

And while additional funds for the proposed Broadway run are required, Malone says she has all the necessary pieces in place to deliver a winning performance at this level. “The show has been honed and perfected on the road, and the response from the audience and the media has been overwhelming. It’s a proven winner, and it’s time to bring it to life on Broadway,” Malone said.

About Ericka Nicole Malone

Greater Cincinnati resident Ericka Nicole Malone has written, directed and produced nice successful stage plays including “I Feel Like Praising Him” and “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down.” Her latest project and tenth stage play, “In Love With Tyrone” toured throughout 2012 and is eyeing a Broadway run. For additional information, visit

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2014 Greater Cincinnati Food Tour: Season Wrap-Up

The summer leg of our 2014 Greater Cincinnati Restaurant and Food Tour has come to satisfied close. We made nine stops all around the Queen City, reviewing Rock Bottom, Tom & Chee, The Rookwood, Keystone, Django Western Taco, Katharina’s Café, Incline Public House, Blinkers Tavern and Sweet Tooth. We’ve gotten to fill our bellies and spoil our taste buds with some of the best grub in Cincinnati.

It was a great run, but sadly our savory summer sojourn has come to an end. We want to go out on a happy note though, so we’re going to use this farewell-for-now post to reminisce and highlight some of our favorite moments from the tour:

Best View: Incline Public House, Price Hill

Best Burger: The Rookwood, Mt. Adams

Best Mac & Cheese: Keystone, Covington

Best Atmosphere: Django Western Taco, Northside

Most Creative Menu: Incline Public House (again), Price Hill

Most Hidden Gem: Katharina’s Café, Newport

Most Underrated: Blinkers Tavern, Covington

Much to our delight, we did not have a single bad dining experience this summer. Cincinnati, you’re delicious and you’re doing something very right. We can’t wait to taste more of you when we pick up our Restaurant and Food Tour next season.

Until our next meal, here’s some food for thought: Where would you like to see us go/review on our next chapter of the tour? Give us YOUR recommendations!

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Wine, Dine, Golf & Help out Some Kids While You’re At It

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Media Contact: Rodger Roeser
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First Tee of Greater Miami Valley Set For Spectacular September
Group Set to Host International Wine & Dine, TPC River Bend Classic

Cincinnati, OH – August 20, 2014 – If you like golf, enjoy great food and wine, and want to help out a great cause, then First Tee of Greater Miami Valley has teed up a pair of events for you. Their third annual International Wine & Dine takes place Saturday, September 20 followed by their inaugural TPC River Bend Golf Classic on Monday, September 22.

Hosted by Joe and Lorraine Mayernik at their home overlooking the Ohio River, the International Wine & Dine offers a unique opportunity to sample fine wines, enjoy local music, network and take in the scenery, all while supporting a great cause. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and RSVP no later than September 6th can be made at

Then on Monday, September 22 beginning at 12:30 p.m., the inaugural TPC River Bend Golf Classic kicks off. TPC River’s Bend is Ohio’s only PGA golf course property. Prior to the shotgun start, Dennis Walters, 10-Year ambassador for The First Tee, will be on site performing his trick shot show for The First Tee National School Program students from South Lebanon Elementary. The event is open to everyone and corporate sponsorships are needed and available. First Tee is offering special pricing for attendance.

Individual: $150
Couple: $250

Individuals: $250
Foursomes: $1,000

Individual: $350
Foursomes: $1,400

One hundred percent of proceeds will directly impact The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley Life Skills Experience programs and outreach initiatives. Moreover, by attending and supporting these events, attendees can help their donations go even further by helping our chapter achieve a matching grant in excess of $50,000 made possible by Johnson & Johnson

About First Tee of Greater Miami Valley

Serving youth in Butler, Montgomery and Warren counties, our chapter reached 6,303 young people in 2013 at 11 program locations and 13 National School Programs, and began programming in 2005 by serving 45 area youth in Middletown. Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. We believe golf changes kids’ lives. Our The First Tee chapter will impact Greater Miami Valley youth by instilling life skills, core values and healthy habits through the inspirational coaching and mentoring of dedicated adults. More information can be accessed at

The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley hosts two great events in September.

The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley hosts two great events in September.

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