Community is key to any successful business and we can’t do it alone.  We are proud to support our local small business customers, using this resource page to highlight the small businesses with our customers and community. Please check out the local businesses below and support them where you can through this journey.   As we adjust to our new normal, we have to all work together to support one another.  

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Small Businesses of the Month

Congratulations to our Small Business of the Month Winners


Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati

Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati is the only place in Ohio to play The Original Football Bowling Pin Game called Fowling. Watch the co-owner Joe Frank, share how to play the game and why their business is loved by so many in the community. Visit their 46,000 square foot destination for a day of fun at 2940 Highland Ave #230, Cincinnati, OH 45212.


Fort Thomas Parlor

Fort Thomas Parlor not only serves delicious flavors of ice cream- but cookie dough, fun espresso drinks, and their most popular item called the "Side by Side," which is a mixture of your favorite cookie dough and ice cream. Enjoy all year long in the Midway District at 1013 S. Fort Thomas Ave. in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.


Revival Vintage Bottle Shop

Revival is a retail and bottle shop that merges over a century of bourbon history into a one-of-a-kind shopping and tasting experience in downtown Covington, Kentucky. Home to a carefully curated collection of rare and vintage bottles, Revival is staffed by approachable bourbon experts.


OTR Bagel Bar

Congrats to our Small Business of the Month June winner: OTR Bagel Bar! Located in Findlay Market, this business offers a variety of bagels and sandwich options like Plain, Poppy, Everything, Asiago, Fruity Pebbles, Flamin' Hot Cheeto, Goetta and Egg, and more.


Spruce Nail Salon

Spruce Nail Shop was opened to feel like an art studio offering a full experience for your nail and skincare routines. They specialize in products that are free of harsh and toxic materials, and manicured nail art. Check it out at 1818 Race St Suite 101, Cincinnati, OH 45202.


Trinity Dry Cleaners

Trinity dry cleaner, located in Hebron KY and Lawrenceburg IN, is a family-owned and operated environmentally friendly business. They offer a variety of services including dry and wet cleaning, wash/dry/fold, repairs/alterations, leather and suede cleaning, wedding gown cleaning, and preservation.


Wiedemann’s Fine Beer

Wiedemann’s Fine Beer is a local brewpub in St. Bernard. They offer fine beer, live music nightly, over 20 beers on tap and more. The Wiedemann brand has been around for over 150 years since 1870. They revived it in 2012 to developed their own special Bohemian lager. Visit them at 4811 Vine Street Saint. Bernard, OH 45217.


Quan Hapa

Quan Hapa has been in business for 8 years. Come and check out this Asian-themed restaurant and atmosphere, and try the many varieties of good food. They specialize in ramen, straight from their very own Filipino chef. They are conveniently located at 1331 Vine Street. Downtown, Cincinnati.


Rebel Mettle Brewery

Mike Brown, who served in the United States Airforce for 12 years, is now one of the owners of Rebel Mettle Brewery. Rebel Mettle, named as a "celebration of rebellious spirits", specializes in lagers where you can order cases, growlers and kegs of beer for deliveries on Saturday mornings. Visit the lively, open atmosphere of this brewery which features a wide range of vintage video games.


Blue Oven Bakery

Blue Oven Bakery is Cincinnati's home for farm fresh Artisan bread now located at Findlay Market. Blue Oven Bakery’s goal is to create delicious healthy foods with homegrown quality ingredients so they can ensure the highest quality, the best flavors and the healthiest options. Stock up for the Holidays with their fresh-baked breads and goods, by visiting their Findlay Market location.


Maverick Chocolate Co.

Maverick Chocolate is a family owned and operated bean-to-bar craft chocolate company. Delicious, award winning chocolate made with pure ingredients, only ethically sourced cacao bought directly from farms at sustainable prices. There are three easy ways to buy Maverick Chocolate, visit a location at Findlay Market or Rookwood Commons, shop in retail stores, or buy online.


Salzano & Sons Euro Barber Shop

Salzano & Sons Euro Barber Shop is a true tribute to the Barbers before us. They run an old school style barber shop, with old school cuts and values for the modern man where everyone is treated like family. They are located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati at 201 E. 4th Street Suite 150, Cincinnati, OH 45211. Check them out for all your barber shop needs including shaves and shoe shines.


Libby’s Southern Comfort

Northern Kentucky’s newest spot for southern cuisine and refreshing cocktails! Libby’s is located in the heart of the Duveneck Square area of Covington, KY, at 35 W. Eighth St. They are a casual bar/eatery located in the historic former home of Dixie Wholesale Grocery. Its newly restored atmosphere gives it a cool, modern-industrial vibe but with the comforts of home. Come visit Libby’s!


Anna’s Gourmet Popcorn

Anna's Gourmet Popcorn offers are variety of uniquely flavored popcorn. In addition to flavors like Birthday Cake and Spicy Cheddar they also carry traditional flavors like Caramel and Cheddar which is popped daily in their Downtown Lebanon store. Anna’s provides popcorn for Weddings, Showers, Birthday Parties, Corporate Events and more. Anna's Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased in store or online.

   

Small Business Big Impact
Award Winners

See how these small businesses have made a big impact in their community


Queen City Kitchen

Queen City Kitchen is a homeless soup kitchen and pantry located in Walnut Hills and Over the Rhine. Through the pandemic, demand for hot meals, groceries, clothing, coats & shoes has significantly increased, nearly doubling. Queen City Kitchen has continued to support the community and bring people together.


Zorbas Gyros

Zorbas has been offering free meals to anyone who needs food during these tough times and doesn't want anyone to go to sleep on an empty stomach. In return all they want to see is positive thinking between others and for everyone to just be kind to one another while standing together to help during this time.


Tristate Plastics

Tristate Plastics is giving back and helping their local community during the Covid-19 pandemic. They began running programs to fabricate over 100,000 face shields, sneeze guards, barriers, tabletop dividers, intubation, and more for local hospitals and nursing home. They've helped local restaurants & schools reopen safely and also have employed people that lost their jobs by bringing them kits.


The Bill and Betsy Scheben Care Center

A non-profit adult daycare, supporting adults with physical or intellectual disabilities. When the pandemic hit they created virtual programs & events that included activities, storytime, and exercise classes along with hand-delivering activity packets to each client's home. Bill and Betsey Scheben Care Center donated and distributed care packages everyday including anything that people need.


Horizon Community Funds

Horizon Community Funds launched the Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund at the start of the pandemic which was used to pull together the resources available from local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals contributions that would then be deployed into the community where there was the largest need. To date they deployed nearly $750,000.00.

   

Restaurants

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<strong>E+O Kitchen</strong>
E+O Kitchen

The E+O Experience is defined by many things; world-class ingredients & superior flavors, a commitment to excellent service & the warm, inviting, ambiance guests have come to know and love.

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<strong>Libby's</strong>
Libby's

Libby’s is located in the heart of Duveneck Square, doing southern food at its best.

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<strong> Keystone Bar & Grill</strong>
Keystone Bar & Grill

Keystone strives to stay close to home by incorporating local ingredients providing the best comfort food.

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<strong>Gomez Salsa</strong>
Gomez Salsa

Gomez Salsa has a variety of Mexican food including tacos, burrito and chips and salsa!

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<strong>Bourbon House</strong>
Bourbon House

The original home of the deep dish Chicago pizza right here in Kentucky brought to you by a Chicago native.

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<strong>The Gruff</strong>
The Gruff

The Gruff offers fresh quality food featuring brick oven pizzas and also features deli-inspired sandwiches and salads

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<strong>Chez Renee</strong>
Chez Renee

A Cincinnati local family owned French Bistrot with an authentic & casual menu options

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<strong>Cobblestone Cafe</strong>
Cobblestone Cafe

Offers made to order, sandwiches, wraps and salads, savory soups and homemade desserts located in Ft. Thomas Ky.

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Bars & Bakeries

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<strong>50W Brewery</strong>
50W Brewery

Fifty West offering a great burger bar and a variety of beer to chose from.

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<strong>Maverick Chocolate</strong>
Maverick Chocolate

Enjoy Maverick Chocolates with curbside pickup. Offering handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate located right here in Cincinnati

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<strong>Anna's Gourmet Popcorn</strong>
Anna's Gourmet Popcorn

Daily fresh made popped Gourmet Popcorn with a variety of flavors

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<strong>Queen City Radio</strong>
Queen City Radio

An every-man bar and beer garden built inside of a 1920’s-era gas and car service station. Check out all the great drink options they have to offer.

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<strong>Westside Brewery</strong>
Westside Brewery

Westside Brewery is now delivering 6 packs and growlers with no touch beer delivery!

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Retail Stores

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<strong>A&R Workshop</strong>
A&R Workshop

Check out this charming boutique workshop that not only offers DIY workshops for home decor and other creative skills but also sells unique and beautiful retail items.

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<strong>Artichoke</strong>
Artichoke

Artichoke is a unique store at Cincinnati’s Findlay Market where the adventurous cook can find pots, pans, and visions for all their cookware needs as well as unique handcrafted items for the kitchen.

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<strong>Home Buys</strong>
Home Buys

Experience the treasure hunt every visit to HomeBuys! Find great closeouts and name brands at unbeatable prices!

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<strong>Bishop Bicycles</strong>
Bishop Bicycles

For all your bicycle needs, Bishop’s bicycles are offering curbside pickup and drop-off available.

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<strong>Media Systems Supplies</strong>
Media Systems Supplies

Media Systems Supplies, Inc. is a local, woman-owned business since 1978 offering low prices on toner cartridges, inkjets, printers, printer maintenance kids, printer repairs, ribbons, labels and more

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Other Businesses

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<strong>Firehouse Insurance</strong>
Firehouse Insurance

Cincinnati’s most reliable insurance agency works for YOU instead of big companies. Firehouse Insurance fights for their clients to have the best coverage for the lowest rate!

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<strong>Gravity Diagnostics</strong>
Gravity Diagnostics

Gravity Diagnostics provides care, compliance and confidence with their local COVID-19 and other testing services.

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<strong>Living Media</strong>
Living Media

Continuing to publish Living Magazines monthly, and providing full-service public relations, marketing, publishing, and printing operations to large and small companies alike.

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<strong>Smart Dog School</strong>
Smart Dog School

Conducting consults and private lessons over Zoom and we can do board and train programs in-home with all of our trainers.

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<strong>Salzano & Sons</strong>
Salzano & Sons

Salzano and Sons has been located in downtown Cincinnati, since 1958. They provide an old world classic feel and offer many great services.

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<strong>Total Staffing Solutions</strong>
Total Staffing Solutions

Since 2012, Total Staffing Solutions has helped our clients strategically plan for and manage their contingent workforce. We act as the liaison between excellent talent and incredible employers.

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<strong>Winton Annex & Fairground</strong>
Winton Annex & Fairground

Winton Annex & Fairground is Cincinnati's newest open air gathering space nestled within the historical farm community of Winton Hills.

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