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Over-the-Rhine Chamber’s Annual Star Awards Luncheon
April 7, 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Star Awards closed February 10, 2015.

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 Luncheon:
Tuesday, April 7
Keynote speaker is Bob Castellini

Registration for the Annual Meeting is now closed.

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. The Annual Meeting and Star Awards luncheon is scheduled for April 7, 2015 featuring keynote speaker, Bob Castellini.


Annual OTR 5k Run / Walk and Summer Celebration
Saturday, May 16, 2015

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Malice Ball is Over-the-Rhine Chamber's very own neighborhood-wide Halloween party. In 2014, over 800 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, 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 2014 on our Facebook event page.