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Decker Announced As Deaconess Foundation Development Director


Media Contact: Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency




Cincinnati-Based Deaconess Foundation names Diane Decker as Director of Development

CINCINNATI, OH —September 5, 2017—The Deaconess Foundation, a nonprofit organization that addresses critical community health needs by investing in neighborhood-based care and services, has named Diane Decker Director of Development. Diane brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofit development, strategic planning and community relations to the Foundation. She will be based at the organization’s corporate office in Clifton, where her primary focus will be to expand the work of Deaconess Foundation on behalf of at-risk members of the Greater Cincinnati community.

Prior to joining Deaconess, Diane served as Director of Development/Gift Officer for Episcopal Retirement Services.  Her background also includes fundraising and strategic planning with Tender Mercies and UC’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  Diane holds an MBA in Management from Miami University.


About Deaconess

The Deaconess legacy is one of compassionate care in the Christian tradition that has enhanced Greater Cincinnatians health and well-being through hospital and specialty healthcare services since 1888. Today, Deaconess is a diversified, not-for-profit enterprise managing a $500 million portfolio of health services, programs, investments and community grant initiatives in Greater Cincinnati and across the country. Deaconess continues to build upon this legacy by providing, supporting, and investing in health services and by fulfilling philanthropic grant-making initiatives to deserving organizations that fulfill our vision – to inspire continuity of care, refine efficiency and reduce costs in part by delivering care in community settings. More information can be accessed online at


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Cincinnati Based Heimlich Heroes Launches Training Program for Adults, Teens


Heimlich Heroes Launches Training Program for Teens and Adults

Cincinnati, OH – August 1, 2017- Heimlich Heroes™, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit, trains people how to recognize and respond to a choking emergency. The organization’s new program for teens and adults will be available on August 1, 2017.

Previously, Heimlich Heroes focused on training kids ages 7-14; training more than 80,000 kids since 2013. The teen and adult program will be an addition to the established program for children.

“Our kids program is making a big impact on kids, schools, and families,” said program manager Terri Huntington. “It is time to expand our training program to teens and adults, so that we may have an even greater impact.”

The organization supplies step-by-step instructions for before, during and after the training, a training DVD, and note-taking tools to accompany the video. Heimlich Heroes has additional training materials available in their store, including specially engineered 42” training dolls for hands-on practice.

“The teen and adult program will function very similarly to our kids program,” said Huntington. “Our training video and note-taking tool have been modified for a more mature audience, but still cover the same life-saving information.”

Schools, companies, restaurants, or any organization wishing to train people in the Heimlich Maneuver® can use Heimlich Heroes for Teen and Adults.

“Our mission is to end preventable choking deaths by training as many people as we can,” said Huntington. “The training program for teens and adults is a step toward fulfilling our mission.”

You can learn more about available training programs and register your group at

About Heimlich Heroes:

Heimlich Heroes, a Deaconess Initiative people how to recognize, respond to, and prevent a choking emergency. This program teaches a life-saving technique and empowers people to view themselves as potential heroes. To learn more about the program or to register your school or organization, visit

Media Contact:           Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency


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Eisen CEO Elected to AMA NEO Board of Directors

Eisen CEO Elected to Northeast Ohio Marketing Association 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Eisen’s Rodger Roeser To Head Up Sponsorships and PR as Board VP


Cleveland, OH – July 5, 2017 – The American Marketing Association, Northeast Ohio chapter (AMA NEO) today announces its Board of Directors for the 2017 – 2018 season, and Kent State alum and Sheffield Village resident Rodger Roeser assumes the role of VP of Sponsorships & PR. Roeser, who heads up integrated marketing communications firm The Eisen Agency, is part of the nearly 250 member strong marketing professionals group that provides unsurpassed professional development and networking opportunities with leaders in the northeast Ohio marketing community.


“I’m here to not only help spread the word about the wonderful people and programs of AMA NEO, but also to engage other businesses that want to reach marketing professionals,” says Roeser. “It is an honor and privilege to be part of such a vibrant and exciting organization. It not only has helped me in my current professional role, but also helped in connecting with so many of this region’s business and marketing leaders.”


The American Marketing Association is the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world. The professional development organization fosters a community for marketers and academics designed to inspire curiosity, debate and connection, and provides the tools, education and training needed to be more successful. Professional development and networking events highlight the upcoming year, and current and future marketing leaders can join or register at


Members of the AMA NEO are able to tap into resources that help marketing professionals address day-to-day challenges and remain at the forefront of marketing thinking and practices, while providing industry-leading resources that strengthen marketing and management skills.




Founded in 2016 as the merged Cleveland and Akron/Canton AMA Chapters, AMA NEO provides professional development and networking opportunities that serve to assist the growth and success of the Northeast Ohio marketing community. More information can be accessed at



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We’re Hiring! Account Coordinator

The Eisen Agency, a full service public relations and marketing firm, is seeking a part time public relations account coordinator to assist with the public relations, social media, and marketing needs of the agency’s diverse client base. The position will involve such tasks as writing and distributing press announces and media alerts, crafting and positioning pitches to the media to secure interview opportunities, coordination of interviews with clients and media outlets, social media management, and long form article writing. The successful candidate has a degree in public relations, marketing or journalism and is familiar with media relations cloudware. The position is ideal for a public relations executive that would rather not labor in an office for 40 hours/week, or an entry level professional looking to break in to the industry at a leading agency. 20 hours a week to start, excellent pay/benefits, along with flexhours/flextime and generous bonus structure. Apply by sending resume to

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Cleveland Food Tour: Medina’s Corkscrew Saloon

If you haven’t gone to Medina to spend a day walking around this quaint city, you’re missing out. What an absolute gem we have right in our backyard. I could go on an on about the nifty things to see but of course, this is the food tour and you could probably do an entire series just on Medina restaurants — which we just may do that! As you drive into Medina from route 57, you’ll notice a grand Victorian mansion that is now home to the Corkscrew Saloon. The home was built in the 1850s and was the Durham Mansion, where he made his fortune manufacturing time pieces. The space is just jaw dropping as this home was converted into a restaurant some time ago and apparently has been home to several over the years — the latest incarnation being the Corkscrew. Not sure why it’s called that, I didn’t gather that it was a “wine” place although it did have a nice selection. The bar area was small but well equipped and stocked with the usual suspects. The menu (we did lunch) was clever and had a number of interesting options of entrees and appetizers, and there are many selections that would please the most discerning of palate down to some grub for the kiddos — although I would suggest leaving the little darlings at home for this place. It’s elegant, and pricey but worth every cent.

We opted to start off with a pair of appetizers — fried calamari and scallops Rockefeller. The main entree was ahi tuna, with asparagus and fried rich. The calamari (much like the memorable calamari at Whistler’s) was fresh, vibrant and fantastic. Beautifully breaded and fried, it was not greasy or rubbery, but rather fresh and firm, with a fantastic coating. The sauce, however, was to die for. I don’t know exactly what it was, but on the calamari, it was utter perfection. The scallops were also amazing. Beautifully presented on the shell, they cooked perfectly and were loaded with flavor. The entree was a lesson in how to prepare ahi tuna. The pepper coating was seared in, leaving the center raw and giving a taste sensation that was out of this world. It was meaty, juicy and melted in your mouth. The black bean and corn salsa topping paired beautifully with the tuna and what can you say about the big asparagus, also seared to perfection with the right amount of snap.

Highly recommended, this is a great stop for lunch or dinner. The patio is beautiful as well, and features a large pond and waterfall, so a great stop for a cocktail after work or that special dinner. Five out of five stars, this is worth the trip!

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Flamingo Air’s Worker Bee Division Now Offers Drone Repair Training and Service

Flamingo Air’s Worker Bee Division Offers Drone Repair Service


CINCINNATI, OHIO – JUNE 6, 2017 –  The Worker Bee Division of Flamingo Air has announced a new drone repair service at its facility at Cincinnati’s historic Lunken Airport.


The Worker Bee Division will now not only fix drones, but also teach others to repair them with its new sUAS Drone Repair and Maintenance Course.


“The drone industry is poised to rival the development of the cellphone is terms of cultural impact,” states Flamingo Air’s president, Captain Dave MacDonald. “However, drone mechanics are few and far between. And mechanics qualified to repair drones are overwhelmed by demand as commercial usage of these devices takes off.”
Worker Bee’s five-day Drone Repair and Maintenance certification program includes basic and advanced theory, tools and troubleshooting, a drone maintenance lab and instruction on building a DJI drone from basic components.


“The repair field is hiring, and educational institutions are responding with programs geared to the technology,” adds Captain McDonald. “Flamingo Air’s Worker Bee Division continues to be on the cutting edge by offering this drone maintenance, operation and repair course. The demand is there, as is good pay.”


Flamingo Air and its divisions also offer Flight Training, Avionics Training, and the company operates the largest Aircraft Dispatch Certification School of its kind in the world. Young and old alike can profit handsomely by taking advantage of this wildly growing field.


About Flamingo Air

Since 1991, Flamingo Air has been taking future professional and hobbyist pilots on their next adventure. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Lunken Airport, Flamingo Air is home to Sightseeing Tours, Flight School, the world-class Airline Ground Schools and Worker Bee Drone Training. Visit Call 513-321-7465.





Rodger Roeser, The Eisen Agency


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Whistle a Happy Tune: Cleveland Food Tour at Whistler’s in Avon

Located right at a very busy corner of Avon on Detroit Avenue and 611 sits Whistler’s Wood Fire Grill. Sort of a strange looking front as you drive by as it sort of resembles a shabby shack or old barn, but in reality it used to be an ice cream place — as we understand it. The front section is well lit and most likely this was added to put the actual 700 degree wood fire oven in, and it features a quaint little bar that seats four and about 5 or 6 tables in the space, which also leads out to a front patio.

The side entrance (main entrance) is the main dining room with a much larger bar. Why did we start with the decor? Well, for as amazing good as the food and service is, the actual decor and design of the place is at best confusing and at worst, really, really dated and kinda shabby, particularly when you look at the menu and corresponding prices — dinners are priced the same as much, much, MUCH higher end establishments. Now, having said that the food is good is an understatement — the food (and service) were fantastic. But, when it’s 5 p.m. on a Friday night and we are the only two folks in the place, there’s a sign.

Whistler’s is suffering from a brand identity crisis and is in desperate need of clarifying the message while updating the space to fit the menu and the cool factor of the wood fire grill. A bad website, awful decor, furniture from a cheap diner, yet the prices for a steak rival or if not more than Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris. It was strange, here you are in a rather expensive restaurant, yet you have sports on several TVs and really old WWII stuff, which made no sense at all? A bit of advice, hire a marketing professional to give you a little image makeover and a redesign of the front of house and the website, a clarified brand and message as to “what you are,” better and smarter promotions on social media and our bet is this place would be packed. Because…

The food is excellent. It’s fresh. It’s well crafted and thought out, and everything was absolutely cooked to perfection in that amazing wood fire grill.

The second bar in the front room had a few beers on tap and a nice wine and spirits selection. And, you can actually watch the wood fire grill from there, so it was a cool place to sit. We ordered the shrimp crostini and fried calamari as an appetizer, and both were very good — flavorful and fresh. The calamari was not frozen, it was hand cut, hand dipped and fried fresh and you can definitely tell the difference. Dinner was a 12 oz NY strip and lobster tail, which came with fresh zuke salad and a baked spud. Absolutely wood fired to perfection, flavorful, juicy and a perfect medium rare. The lobster was tender and moist, bursting with lobster awesomeness, and the sides were well prepared. In all, absolutely fantastic food. Great service, but I felt kinda bad for the cook and the waitress there on a Friday night hustling for tips with two whole customers.

Give Whistler’s a try, you’ll be glad you did. But, be prepared, it’s pricey (one dinner, two apps and a couple beers was over $100). I don’t mind paying for a good meal and good service, I just didn’t expect a $100 meal from a place that looks like really dark Flo’s Diner. Update the look, find your brand voice and this place — because of the cook and server — is a definite home run.

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