The transformation to Heritage Bank Center has begun!

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The historic venue has played a major role in the memories of Cincinnatians for over 40 years. Whether a first concert or sharing an event with family, friends, or a loved one, the venue on The Banks has provided the background for these cherished moments. Opening in September of 1975, the venue has played host to a who’s who of artists including Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, James Brown, Celine Dion, Elton John, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, AC/DC, Bob Seger, Queen, Marvin Gaye, The Eagles, Michael Jackson, and Pink Floyd. In addition, the venue hosts a wide variety of non-concert events such as the WWE, Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, and more. The facility is also home to the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones and played host to the Kelly Cup-clinching games in 2008 and 2010.

 “We are proud to partner with Heritage Bank to create new memories together for the Cincinnati market,” said Nederlander Entertainment COO Ray Harris. “As Heritage Bank continues to grow and increase the prosperity of the communities where they operate, we look forward to introducing the bank to more people who call Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky home. We were thrilled to find such an engaged and complementary fit for our naming rights and will work with them to achieve unique and integrated activations throughout our facility. We are excited to begin this new era of Cincinnati entertainment as Heritage Bank Center.”  

 “As a locally owned and operated independent community bank committed to the development of this region, Heritage Bank understands the unique history and location of this facility,” said Heritage Bank Chairman Chris Caddell. “We also believe in its future. As communities along both banks of the Ohio River continue to invest in the development of a dynamic entertainment and cultural core, look for the Heritage Bank Center to be front and center, attracting the widest variety of events with the power to draw people from this region and beyond.”

 Heritage Bank was founded 29 years ago by a group of local businesspeople alarmed about the shrinking access to community banks able and eager to respond to regional consumer and business banking needs. Now serving Greater Cincinnati through 19 branches, the bank remains a family-owned institution, already grooming the third generation of leadership. In an age of ongoing consolidation, Heritage Bank is resolute about remaining an independent bank, rooted in the communities where we operate.

For more information on the upcoming event schedule, please visit www.heritagebankcenter.com.

Cincy Shirts for your holiday haul

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Cincinnati’s favorite Local T-shirt company Cincy Shirts is ready to rock your holiday season. From Matching Family Christmas Pajamas, to Tea Towels featuring Cincinnati Chili, these guys are always seeing what fun products they can create.  Cincy Shirts is also working with the Cincinnati Zoo to create t shirts for the lovable Cheetah, Kris, and her dog companion, Remus.

They are also featuring Bomber jackets for Fc Cincinnati and Cincinnati’s retro Hockey team, The Mighty Ducks. 

You can find all of their creations online at CincyShirts.com or at their 3 retail locations.  They currently have stores in OTR, Hyde Park and Loveland. 

Vacations are the perfect holiday gift

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Trying to come up with a creative gift for your loved ones this Holiday season? The gift of travel never disappoints! There are some great deals going on right now for Hawaii, which is one of the most requested destinations for 2020! Folks love not having to worry about passports, different currency or language barriers and there is truly something for everyone in this tropical wonderland.

One of the best ways to experience Hawaii is by means of a floating hotel! Norwegian Cruise Lines offers an incredible seven day round trip Honolulu itinerary with overnights in both Maui & Kauai. This allows you to see four islands in seven days and only unpack once! Currently we can even offer an “all inclusive” experience when booking certain room categories which means you can have unlimited drinks, specialty dining credits, free wifi, shore excursion credit all included in your cruise fare!  (Keep in mind these offers are date specific). 

So, if snorkeling, long walks on the beach, boating, swimming with dolphins, scenic drives with waterfalls, zip lining, hikes, bike riding, historical sites, cultural experiences and great food are all on your list of what makes vacations fun, then Hawaii is the destination for you! 

Text or call us at 513-275-8086 7 days a week for a customized quote! 

Website: Travelyhappyagency.com Email: Debbie@travelhappyagency.com

The Prime of Cincinnati

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Enjoying premium steaks and top-notch service doesn’t have to involve a trip to the major cities on either coast. Rather, a steakhouse located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati is bringing patrons the dry-aged, well-marbled steaks they crave.

Prime Cincinnati and its executive chef Shawn Heine have built a well-earned reputation for excellence—much like that of the Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime steaks found on the menu. With high standards that ensure each bite is as good as the last, the original brand of Angus beef’s steakhouse cuts go hand-in-hand with the restaurant’s hardto- find seafood options, flown from the coasts daily. From service to menu, Heine shares Prime Cincinnati’s mission is to exceed each customer’s expectation.

“With prime seafood and Certified Angus Beef® brand Prime, combined with our inhouse dry-aging program, we believe that we are really bringing everything that we can to the table,” Heine says. “Our restaurant is all about hospitality, all about bringing the guests in and really catering to every need that they have.”

One of those key offerings is in-house dry-aged steaks. Heine and managing partner Nelson Castillo enjoy getting people to try the properly aged, premium steaks for the first time. He shares that the serving staff go through intense training to expertly describe each cut of beef on their tableside display. They point out the coloration, marbling, and explain the differences while making recommendations. This impressive presentation is as much an education to their guests as an enticement. Those are the key interactions Nelson sees that make up the overall experience.

“The Prime Cincinnati experience is all about creating memories,” Nelson Castillo says. “It’s all about how we can impact and be part of everybody’s day.”

In addition to the classic evening service, Prime Cincinnati also offers lunch, highlighted by its burger selection. Topping the list is Heine’s Prime Dry-Aged Burger, consisting of Certified Angus Beef® brand ground chuck, topped with bacon, blue cheese and garlic aioli. The restaurant also provides delicious soups and salads for lighter options.

For information or to make a reservation, visit PrimeCincinnati.com.

With its focus on providing patrons with premium steaks and an exceptional dining experience, Prime Cincinnati received the Steakhouse of the Year honor from the Certified Angus Beef® brand. For information or to make a reservation, visit PrimeCincinnati.com.

Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery presents ‘Changing Perceptions: Alter Egos’

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Art Beyond Boundaries, invites you to attend the opening reception of our 14th annual inclusive show, ‘Changing Perceptions: Alter Egos’ on Friday, November 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm. The Changing Perceptions series, which features the work of artists with and without disabilities, has continually grown in popularity as one of the regions’ most vibrant fine art exhibits. The exhibition will run until Friday, January 10, 2020.

Art Beyond Boundaries will have a variety of paintings, sculptures, photography, and other media. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Join us to experience the original art and meet the featured artists.  Admission is free.

Art Beyond Boundaries provides a professional, mainstream fine arts exhibition venue for artists with disabilities, located at 1410 Main Street in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district. With your support, we can continue providing a gallery, workshops, programs, and services for our artists and people with disabilities. For more information, “friend” or “follow” the gallery on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram,
and/or contact the gallery.

 

Be curious, eat freely

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From Blueberry Ginger to Bananas Foster and Dark Chocolate Orange, Madisono’s Sorbet and Gelato will not only leave your taste buds zinging, but your stomach quite happy too. With no eggs, no gluten, and low-to-no fat, Madisono’s really takes pride in its unique flavors and digestive friendly gelato and sorbet, so there is something for everyone.

Madisono’s motto, “Be Curious. Eat Freely.” really shows their commitment to providing delicious and healthy sweet treats for everyone. Vegan? No problem. Madisono’s sorbet is both dairy free and vegan, in addition to being gluten, egg, and fat free.

Madisono’s was started by Matt Madison, a gourmet shiitake mushroom – among other specialty produce – farmer in Adam’s County, Ohio. Over the years, as he traveled to farmers markets and events all across Cincinnati, Madison discovered his knack for making wonderful gelato creations. Slowly, Madison’s Gelato became known and talked about, and Madisono’s was born. 

Now available in almost 100 locations across Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, you can find this Cincinnati sorbet and gelato startup in Kroger, Giant Eagle Market District, Busch’s, as well as plenty of other independent retailers. Grab a pint and finally Eat Free!