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Proud to have secured a little placement for one of our pro bono clients, GoVibrant.
For one reason or another, exercise falls to the bottom of the priority list, and a healthy meal loses its battle to a drive-thru. That’s why Go Vibrant, a local non-profit organization is cooking up easy and fun ways to make Cincinnati a more healthy and active community.
Mark Jeffreys, formerly an Associate Marketing Director at Proctor & Gamble, launched the program two years ago with the sole purpose of making a healthy lifestyle more fun. “Mark has a passion for health and wellbeing and saw that our collective approach as a society toward making us healthy was not moving the needle,” says Tom Tressler, Executive Director and board member at Go Vibrant.
But how do they plan to do it? Tressler highlights three areas that Go Vibrant is focusing on right now.
Go Vibrant plans to expand the network of walking routes that are already in place downtown to areas such as Mt. Adams, Covington and Northside. “These routes are enablers of an active lifestyle,” says Tressler.
The non-profit organization is concerned about other organizations in the community. They don’t host their own events but rather supports the events that are already in place that promote health and fitness.
Go Vibrant’s recent presence in community functions has caused a bit of a stir. Their unconventional ways of approaching food and fitness to make them more fun have caught the public’s attention. “At the Taste of Cincinnati and the Hyde Park Blast we had an experience with a fun stationary bike with a smoothie maker on it – not something you see every day,” explains Tressler. And while you’re probably not going to buy an exercise bike to blend your next daiquiri, Go Vibrant accomplished their goal of getting people to think about how they can change their lifestyle in small steps every day.
Currently in the word is Go Vibrant’s newest initiative to create healthier lifestyles. The organization is teaming up with some of Cincinnati’s most beloved restaurants to include easily recognized healthy menu options that also taste great. A total of 19 menu items were offered from 14 restaurants for review by Go Vibrant.
“To be irresistible, it needs to taste good,” says Tressler, “which is something we have emphasized to restaurants so we can help to shift the paradign that health equals tastes bad.” Chosen menu items will meet guidelines laid out by the American Heart Association for healthy eating but with the promise of a finger-licking good dining experience.
Go Vibrant invites everyone to come ‘play’at this year’s Oktoberfest scheduled for September 21 through 23. Tressler hints that Go Vibrant will be the host of an exciting display at the festival but he wasn’t spilling all the beans, informing us that anyone curious about their display “will have to look for us that weekend and find out for themselves.”
So what can we do to beat out Minneapolis and take our place as the nations healthiest? Just follow Go Vibrant’s lead and start taking small steps toward a healthier lifestyle. While you’re at it, grab a friend and work with them to make you both healthier. Tressler says, “our community would need to have an additional 156,000 people become physically active within the last 30 days and 105,000 eat 5 plus services of fruit and vegetables daily in order for Cincinnati to reach the top 10 rankings.” While this sounds like a lot, the path to a healthier lifestyle always starts with the first step.
CINCINNATI- September 14, 2009 – Love will be in the air this Thursday as Tri-State singles meet and mingle to support a local philanthropy founded by two newlyweds.
The “Chemistry for Charity: Bring a Bachelor” event will be on September 17 from 6-9 pm at Mesh Restaurant in West Chester. Single ladies are encouraged to bring a single male friend, who’s not perfect for them, but would recommend to others. Attendees are encouraged to wear what they would on a first date and get ready to mingle!
Discounted shopping, free 5-minute massages as well as half-priced food and drinks until 9pm will be available to all attendees.
A $10 donation will be accepted at door. Net proceeds will benefit the New Chance Foundation, a philanthropy inspired by the Akers Family who appeared on “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.” The founders of New Chance Foundation met while fundraising for the Akers Family, fell in love and recently married.
Through this foundation, they continue to make sure the Akers dream of a new accessible home came true with fundraisers and spreading the word about the family throughout Cincinnati and West Chester.
The event is open to the public. Single men and women are encouraged to attend. Interested attendees must RSVP via e-mail to RSVP@cincychic.com.
ABOUT CINCY CHIC
Cincy Chic is the only online lifestyle publication for women in Greater Cincinnati. Cincy Chic offers forums, blogs, webcasts, podcasts, social networking features, ladies nights, lunch ‘n’ learns, cooking series and weekly editorial covering five key topics: health, beauty, fashion, social and career. The publication launched in January 2007 and now boasts more than 15,000 subscribers.
Cincy Chic, the only online lifestyle magazine for women in Greater Cincinnati, is getting ready to add some flair to Fountain Square for the third year in a row!
Bras With Flair will raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and raise awareness about breast health, and it all happens September 30th. Bras will be decorated, donated and displayed for one day in Fountain Square. Passersby will vote on their favorite bras, and the 10 most popular bras will be auctioned at the after party.
We’d love for you (and your friends/family/organization/co-workers) to participate this year by decorating and donating bras. This is a great opportunity to volunteer some of your time and creative talent to benefit a worthwhile cause. Hundreds of people will see your decorated bra, so it’s great exposure for you, too!
All bras can be dropped off at area LA Fitness locations. Please have all donations in by September 25, 2009.
We hope you will join us in creating a memorable event to fight against breast cancer! To learn more about the event, visit http://cincychic.com/braswithflair
The Cincy Chic Staff
PS: Besides the bras, we are looking for other items for a silent auction. Please consider donating an item priced at $200 or more to be auctioned at the Bras With Flair after party at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. Susan G. Komen for the Cure will receive 100% of the proceeds. In exchange for your donation, your company will be mentioned in pre-event promotions and literature. All items must be donated by September 18, 2009. Please let me know if you are interested in making a donation.
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Cincy Chic, Lexus RiverCenter Unveil New Hybrid at Farmer’s Market on August 10
Fifteen Local Organic Vendors Featured as Lexus Introduces Newest Eco-Friendly Vehicle
Cincinnati, OH – August 7, 2009 – Thanks to Lexus RiverCenter and top online women’s publication Cincy Chic, “going green” will get a little easier. Cincy Chic is hosting a Farmer’s Market at Lexus RiverCenter in Covington Monday, August 10 from 4:30-7:30p.m. All attendees will receive a complimentary $5 gift certificate to spend at any of the 15 organic vendors at the event.
These local vendors will be selling organic foods, spices, flowers, pastries and more. In addition, Lexus will be unveiling its new 2010 Lexus HS Hybrid. Attendees will be able to get an up-close look at the latest trend in the car industry – hybrid cars.
“Now more so then ever, people want to buy organically and locally,” says Cincy Chic publisher Amy Storer-Scalia. “People are changing their lifestyles to be environmentally friendly and Cincy Chic – a green, online-only publication – is proud to support these eco-friendly efforts.”
The event is open to the public and free to attend. Lexus RiverCenter is located at 633 West Third Street, Covington, KY, just over the I-75 bridge.
ABOUT CINCY CHIC
Cincy Chic (www.cincychic) is the only online lifestyle publication for women in Greater Cincinnati. Cincy Chic offers forums, blogs, webcasts, podcasts, social networking features, ladies nights, lunch ‘n’ learns, cooking series and weekly editorial covering five key topics: health, beauty, fashion, social and career. The publication launched in January 2007 and now boasts more than 16,000 subscribers.
Amy Storer-Scalia, Cincy Chic Publisher
Leading Online Women’s Publication Puts $1,500 Wedding Package Up for Grabs at Upcoming Expo
Cincinnati, OH – July 30, 2009 – Weddings should be a magical time, but with the stress of planning and the financial burden weddings can bring, it can become quite stressful for the blushing bride. That’s why Cincy Chic (www.cincychic.com), the only online lifestyle publication for women in Greater Cincinnati, is giving away an amazing wedding package to help alleviate the stress of wedding planning and the price tag.
The wedding package will be raffled off at the Cincy Chic’s booth during the Bridalrama Showcase on Sunday, August 2nd at the Duke Energy Center. Attendees of Bridalrama who sign up to become a Cincy Chic subscriber will automatically be entered into the raffle.
“Cincy Chic is excited to put together a package that covers many different aspects of wedding planning,” Cincy Chic CEO and Publisher Amy Storer Scalia says. “The women attending Bridalrama can get a preview of great ideas for their own wedding and possibly win a package to help make that dream wedding a reality.”
The wedding package, valued at $1,500, includes $250 towards a special order bridal gown at Fabulous Bridal in Covington, a $200 bridal bouquet from Pollination, Inc., day of event planning by Ron Padgett of Pollination, Inc., Makeup Artistry for the bride and two others from Chenese Bean, and wedding gown cleaning, preservation and restoration from Appearance Plus Cleaners.
ABOUT CINCY CHIC
Cincy Chic is the only online lifestyle publication for women in Greater Cincinnati. Cincy Chic offers forums, blogs, webcasts, podcasts, social networking features, ladies nights, lunch ‘n’ learns, cooking series and weekly editorial covering five key topics: health, beauty, fashion, social and career. The publication launched in January 2007 and now boasts more than 16,000 subscribers.