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Signature Events

Over-the-Rhine Chamber’s Annual Star Awards 
Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m.

Nominations for the 2016 Star Awards are now being accepted through February 12, 2016.

All applicants and recipients will be notified the week of February 23, and will recognized at the Over-the-Rhine Chamber Annual Meeting and Star Awards:
Wednesday, March 16
Keynote speaker is Harvey Lewis, Ultra Runner, public speaker and educator

Registration for the Annual Meeting will open soon.

At our Annual Star Awards each spring, the OTR Chamber recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses that have contributed to the revitalization of OTR, and are dedicated to the OTR Community. In 2016, the event will be held at The Transept.


Annual OTR 5k Run / Walk and Summer Celebration
Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Annual Over-the-Rhine 5K Run/Walk and Summer Celebration is one of the biggest events of the year in Over-the-Rhine, and the annual kick off to the summer in OTR. Save the date:  Saturday, May 20, 2017. Be a part of the excitement and momentum in OTR, and in the process support the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce and the local businesses it serves. The 5K course spreads through OTR, highlighting the neighborhood’s growth. The Summer Celebration is an all-day race after party and festival with City Flea, Art on Vine, culture, kid activities, food and live music.

In 2015, over 1,200 people registered as runners or walkers. An additional 5,000 people attended the Summer Celebration.

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The Malice Ball: Over-the-Rhine Masquerade

2017 Date: TBD

The Malice Ball is Over-the-Rhine Chamber's very own neighborhood-wide Halloween party. In 2015, over 800 attendees gathered in Bockfest Hall of Christian Moerlein Brewery for a night filled with mirror, illusion and mystery. Entertainment included a DJ, dancing, a spooky photo booth, makeup, styling, drinks, and a costume contest. Proceeds from the Malice Ball benefit the Over-the-Rhine Chamber’s Business First Grant Program. Learn more about the event in 2015 on our Facebook event page.