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Friday's OTR Made Awards Celebration:
Jane's at Findlay Market
1801 Race Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Dates & Times:

Monday - Friday, May 3 - 7
Awards dropped daily on Instagram Live at 1:00, 1:30, and 2:00 pm

Celebration on Friday, May 7,  from 3:30 - 8:00 pm


The OTR Made Awards return! As we all very well know, 2020 was a YEAR. And while some say good riddance, we believe it's important to recognize our small businesses for their leaps, pivots and rolling with the punches. Speaking of pivot, the OTR Chamber is transitioning our traditional OTR Made awards ceremony into a spring showcase of small businesses in OTR, spotlighting it’s unique streets, blocks and neighborhood features.

You’re Invited!

OTR’s Spring Showcase: Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th, OTR Chamber’s social media. All next week, tune into @otrchamber on our Instagram and Facebook page, for a reintroduction of OTR’s small business district, tips on the best OTR experience, storytelling and of course celebrating our OTR Made award winners! Keep an eye on our Instagram stories for OTR Made award “drops” from 1:00 - 2:00 pm everyday! 

2021 OTR Made Award Winners:
  • The Chairperson’s Award: GOODS on Main
  • OTR in Action Award: Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and Social Center
  • Good Neighbor Award: ETC Produce & Provisions
  • The Leap Award: Boombox Buns
  • Resilience Award:  Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey
  • Pivot of the Year: The Findlay Market Shopping App Team
  • Collaboration of the Year: Sloane Boutique / Idlewild Woman / The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Is
  • Norma Petersen Award: Tammie Scott, Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge
  • Ezzard Charles Award: Cincy Nice & Friends
  • Ed Hubert Award: Jose Salazar
  • Employees of the Year:
    • Paul Harrison, Aladdin’s Eatery
    • Chris H Tolzmann, Ignite Entertainment / Che
    • Angela Livezey, Indigo Hippo
    • Ebb Cooper, Corporation for Findlay Market
    • Meg Sharber, The Rhined
    • Maddie Regan, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

OTR Made Awards Celebration: Friday May 7th, Celebration at Jane's at Findlay Market, located at Elm & Elder Streets in Over-the-Rhine. You’re invited to our OTR Made Awards Reception, where we will celebrate our OTR Made Award winners, and honor our OTR Backers, the amazing people and organizations who made our 2020 Small Business Relief Fund possible. 

  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm Aprina Johnson Performs
  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm Made Awards Closing Ceremony    
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm Nasty Nati Brass Band

RSVP: Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to Amy Yokel at [email protected], and specify “May 7th OTR Made Reception” in the subject line. 


Celebration is free and open to the public. Cash bar at Jane's.