Cincinnati joins cities around the
country like New York, Los Angeles and Portland, where short-term pop-up
shops are appearing to benefit from the high foot traffic during the
holidays. Pop-up shops have grown in popularity around the country as
brief occupants of unused retail space. Retailers or small businesses
open the space for a short period of time to generate buzz and
excitement around a new product and engage consumers.
Hours for the OTR Holiday Pop Up Shop are:
November 26: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
November 27 & 28: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturdays, December 4, 11 & 18: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sundays, December 5, 12 & 19: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Details about the OTR Holiday Pop Up Shop are available at www.otrgateway.com/popupshop. A full slate of holiday events will be taking place during the holiday season in Over-the-Rhine, visit the calendar at www.otrgateway.com for more information.
Over-the-Rhine Kicks Off New Holiday Campaign
The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce is
launching a new holiday campaign, “A different kind of place, a special
kind of holiday. See, Shop, Dine Over-the-Rhine,” to attract
Cincinnatians to the vibrant, historic neighborhood throughout November
When consumers buy from a local independent store owner, 68 percent of
the money stays within the community. By comparison, when purchases are
made at a national retailer only 43 percent of the money stays in the
community, and when purchases are made online the percentage drops
toward zero. (source: The 3/50 Project). There are many unique holiday
gifts available throughout Over-the-Rhine and local independents keep
the money in Cincinnati. >> More Information.
OTR Chamber's Safe and Clean Program Wins Crime Stoppers Award
The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce
received the Crime Stoppers 2010
Community Organization Award on Thursday, October 7, 2010. The Chamber
was recognized for their signature Safe & Clean program and their
many efforts to create a
safe neighborhood in Over-The-Rhine.
The Chamber was awarded for organizing and hosting monthly Safety Sector
meetings for businesses and residents to discuss the safety concerns in
the neighborhood. These meeting involve the community working with the
Cincinnati Police officers to reduce neighborhood crime. Also, the
Chamber’s Gun and Drug Elimination grant has allowed off duty officers
to surveillance the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. These efforts have
resulted in yielding 531 arrest, 9 gun recoveries, and seizures of
assets valued over $55,000.
The Chamber also coordinates the Right of Entry / No Trespass Sign
Program where property owners allow the Cincinnati Police to act as
their agent by enforcing trespassing laws on their property. This
program was established to assist property owners, residents, and
businesses as well as the Cincinnati Police Department to rid our
neighborhood of unwanted non-residents who are trespassing drugs,
abusing drugs, engaging in prostitution, and committing robbery.
This program reduces the number of persons coming into and loitering the
area for illicit purposes, thus reducing criminal activity. Residents
and business owner now have a restored security.
Learn more about the Over-the-Rhine Chamber's Safe and Clean Program under the Programs section.
Your design could be featured on posters
to be hung in OTR businesses, bumper stickers, T-Shirts and more! The
goal is to remind consumers of
the benefits of supporting the local OTR and downtown Cincinnati
Email your design to the OTR Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. (eastern Time) October 31, 2010. Concepts must be submitted in PDF format only.
The individual with the selected design will win a $100 gift card to neighborhood businesses as well as the benefit of having your design published and distributed!
And you will help us further promote Over-the-Rhine as a great place to
live, work, play and SHOP!
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB), has launched a new litter prevention
education campaign that calls attention to the inappropriate act of
littering, and the thoughtlessness of offenders. The campaign,
“Littering is Wrong Too” allows everyone to get involved in a unique
way. It links littering with other wrongdoings like “networking at a
funeral” or “ breaking up on Valentines Day, “ while also defining the
personality of the litterer as a socially unaccepted jerk.
From now until October 15, the pilot campaign will be executed
throughout Cincinnati and ads featuring other wrong behaviors will be
visible on billboards, posters at popular bars and restaurants, online,
on the radio and at events across the city. You have an opportunity to
write your own “wrongs” and showcase them in photos and videos that
will be featured and voted upon on the campaign Website,
Throughout the pilot period, residents can compete for the “wrongest
wrong” with prizes being awarded throughout the time period and a grand
prize winner announced upon completion of the campaign. Cincinnatians
are encouraged to share their wrongs, photos and videos with friends and
family through their social networks, helping generate more buzz for
the problem of litter while engaging residents in a humorous way. To
be part of the campaign please visit the website www.litteringiswrongtoo.org.
Second Sunday in OTR
Sunday on Main is now Second Sunday in OTR (Over-the-Rhine), and will
include Main, Vine and other surrounding streets between 12th and 14th
streets. Second Sunday in OTR will continue to be a hip, eclectic
neighborhood event, but in its 6th season will embrace the vibrant
neighborhood and expand beyond Main Street. It began May 9 and
continues through September 12 on the second Sunday of every month from
noon – 5 p.m. in historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The event is free
and open to the public. For more information, visit www.secondsundayinotr.org.
2010 GoOTR 5K Recap
Saturday May 22, a record number of runners and walkers flocked to
Over-the-Rhine for the fourth annual GoOTR 5K Run/Walk. The race began
at 10 a.m. at the corners of 12th and Vine Street. The turnout of
runners is a great testament to the growth and positive change that is
happening in Over-the-Rhine. The race participants were able to enjoy
the historic beauty of OTR as the race route traveled along 12th, Main,
Elm, Vine, Liberty and Central Parkway. The top overall male and female
finishers were awarded with handcrafted metals from Rookwood Pottery in
addition to the top walker.
Top male Runners were:
Donnie Warner 15:22
Ryan Woolley 15:58
Zak Lewis 16:02
Jamie Crombie 16:34
Matt Joseph 16:44
Matt Akey 17:02
Kyle Louis 17:08
Harvey Lewis 17:10
Chris Mathers 17:13
Lon Bussell 17:24
Top Female Runners were:
Patricia Conrad 18:22
Courtney Gelter 19:15
Kayla Camp-Warner 20:16
Abby Pound 20:23
Susan Hoelle 20:36
Sandi Wethington 20:44
Lisa Reavill 21:00
Allyson Harding 21:10
Hannah Heil 21:12
Erin Roddy 21:27
run ended with the Summer Celebration Arts Festival. Both the run and
festival brought more than 2,000 people to Over-the-Rhine on the May 22
weekend. The Over-the-Rhine Chamber would like to thank the
participants and volunteers for making the event a huge success. In
particular, the Over-the-Rhine Chamber would like to thank the following
Title - HGC Construction, PNC Bank, 3CDC
Hall - Christian Moerlein, Eagle Realty Group, FITNEXT, John Huber
Homes, modelgroup, Rookwood Pottery, Saint Xavier Church, soapbox
Supporting - Chatfield College, 4-E-G, Gateway
Quarter, GBBN Architects, infintech, Keating Muething and Klekamp -
Attorneys at Law, nati evolvement clothing co, New Horizons Credit
Union, Northpointe Group, Rippe & Kingston Company PSC, Symphony
Hotel, The Lackman, Urban Sites, USBank.
2010 Annual Meeting Recap
enthusiastic crowd of over 300 people attended the 2010 Over-the-Rhine
Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 27th. The audience
included several business, civic and government leaders, along with many
other Over-the-Rhine supporters. Held in Music Hall’s Ballroom, this
year's program recognized the great progress achieved in Over-the-Rhine
in 2009. The meeting honored and recognized Star Awards recipients. Once
a year, Star Awards are received by outstanding individuals,
organizations and businesses to recognize the positive impact they have
made in Over-the-Rhine and Greater Cincinnati over the past year. >> Read More
Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce has moved to 111 East 13th Street,
located at the corner of 13th and Clay Street across from Old St. Mary's
Church. Please update your records and be sure to visit and check out
the new location.