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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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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2014 Greater Cincinnati Food Tour: Blinkers Tavern & Sweet Tooth

  Friday we were fortunate enough to be under yet another good weather spell, and after our voyage to the west side of I-75 last week, we opted for sidewalk seating on our side of the river and headed over to Blinkers Tavern in Covington.

Part of the MainStrasse Villiage, Blinkers is home of NKY’s “Best Steak” for 2013 and 2014… but none of us got the steak (we figured if it won over NKY two years in a row, we can take their word for it being pretty good). I ordered the Grilled Chicken Club, but without the bun and subbed avocado for tomato because apparently I can never just order a sandwich as-is. Thankfully they didn’t bat an eye at my request, nor Randi’s order of the Salmon Salad with chicken instead of salmon.

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My Grilled Chicken “Club” (Sans-bun)

Another shot, because it looked so good.

Another shot, because it looked so good.

The rest of the lunch menu offers an array of sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups and pastas, as well as one “hot brown” style dish called the Three Cheese Brown, which Emily ordered and we all watched her eat with minor regret having not ordered it for ourselves.

Em's Three Cheese Brown

Em’s Three Cheese Brown

Each of us were more than pleased with our meals. I won’t say Blinkers has knocked anyone off a pedestal with its food, but it was up there with the best of them and the service was excellent. We sat outside, but inside the doors was an adorable set-up. A great place to take a client for lunch or cocktails if you’re on the south side of the Ohio.

Seriously, how cute is this place?

Seriously, how cute is this place?

And because the weather was so nice, we made a BONUS stop at Sweet Tooth just a few blocks over for ice cream! The definition of a Newport “gem,” this charming chocolate boutique serves customers a variety of homemade ice cream flavors (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk for me, please) as well as all the other sweet goodies you could possibly imagine… it was kind of like being in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory only better because everything you see is made locally from scratch using only wholesome, natural ingredients and no added preservatives!

If you’re in Northern Kentucky this week, support the local business scene by eating an ice cream… it’s a win-win if you ask us!



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2014 Greater Cincinnati Food Tour: Incline Public House

Last Friday the team ventured west of I-75 to Incline Public House in Price Hill. Named after one of the famous Cincinnati inclines that began operation in 1874, IPH is not only rich in flavor and creativity of menu items–it’s also rich in Cincinnati history and location (with a panoramic view downtown).

I have a lot to say about this restaurant that opened its doors in 2012. First off–the menu. At our table, we ordered entrees ranging from a classic House Burger to a Smoked Prime Rib Dip to a Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese to a Smoked Beet and Portabella sandwich… not to mention hand cut fries and onion rings, Grippos-crusted mac & cheese, salad, soup and a Prosciutto Fig pizza to-go (from their brick oven). I have never been one to use any variation of the phrase “Compliments to the chef,” but seriously, it takes a brilliant and creative mind to not only conjure up the unique food options offered at IPH, but also prepare and cook each dish to literal perfection. Well done.

Another Eisen feast

Another Eisen feast

No problem rolling with my obnoxious requests... No bun, add avocado.

No problem rolling with my obnoxious requests… No bun, add avocado.

I should also mention that in addition to all the classics, staples and favorites, the bar offers an extensive list of local and craft beers–a feature I personally appreciate.

Next, the atmosphere. Inside, the layout and décor is contemporary and relaxed. We were greeted and seated right away, and our server who shares my name was kind and helpful. Outside, where we would have been if not for the rain, is a deck the offers guests one of the best views of downtown Cincinnati. I’m a sucker for a good view…


Even on a cloudy day, the view is outstanding.

Eisen is giving Incline Public House five stars for food, service and general atmosphere. It’s a great place to take clients or just your friends and family–and definitely anyone who might be new to the city… because, oh, that view.

Though we all have different palates and ordered very different meals, the five of us were in unanimous agreement that IPH is our favorite place the 2014 Greater Cincinnati Food Tour has stopped at so far (yes, a mighty claim as we have had some top-notch dining experiences). In fact, our tour may not move onto another stop until we’ve tried everything on the menu here (just kidding… sort of).

IPH bar and brick oven

IPH bar and brick oven

For a restaurant only 2 years old, Incline has made quite a reputation for itself. We see a long and successful future ahead–which makes us happy, because we selfishly crave that food and view in our own futures! Thanks again IPH, we’ll be back soon!


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