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Signature Events

Over-the-Rhine Chamber’s Annual Star Awards Luncheon

At our Annual Meeting and Star Awards Luncheon 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 2014, the event was held in the Horseshoe Cincinnati ballroom with 400 attendees, featuring keynote Andrew Nelson, Contributing Writer, National Geographic Traveler. Nominations for 2015 Star Awards will open late 2014. View a list of the 2014 Star Awards recipients.


Annual OTR 5k Run / Walk and Summer Celebration

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 for May 16, 2015. 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 2014, over 1,200 people registered as runners or walkers, up from 1,130. An additional 5,000 people attended the Summer Celebration.

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The Malice Ball: Over-the-Rhine Masquerade

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Malice Ball is Over-the-Rhine Chamber's very own neighborhood-wide Halloween party. In 2013, over 700 attendees gathered in Bockfest Hall of Christian Moerlein Brewery for a night filled with elegant drama and twisted energy. Entertainment included a DJ, dancing, a spooky photo booth, makeup, styling, drinks and light snacks from local restaurants, a popup Thriller performance, and costume contest. Proceeds from the Malice Ball benefit the Over-the-Rhine Chamber’s Business First Grant Program. Learn more about the event in 2013 on our Facebook event page or on the Signature Event page on our website.

2013 Media coverage:  Fox19, CityBeat, OTR Matters, Cincy WhimsyThe Enquirer, and Business Courier.