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    2017 OTR Chamber's Annual Awards               

Each year, OTR Chamber's Annual Awards*, recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses who have contributed to the revitalization of OTR, and are dedicated to the OTR community. The event draws over 400 attendees, and the 2017 keynote is Bobby Maly, a principal and COO of The Model Group, and leader for some of the largest recent urban revitalization projects in Greater Cincinnati. Bobby is also an influential civic leader for Cincinnati organizations, including past Chair of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, and founder of the 2009 No on 9 Campaign.

This year, we are hosting our OTR Annual Awards event at 4 p.m. in the newly renovated Memorial Hall! Registrations will include bites from The Arepa Place Latin Grill, drink tickets, and exploring the historic Memorial Hall – plus, a brief program featuring our inspirational keynote speaker, new video and the presentation of awards, leaving plenty of time for networking and enjoying eats and drinks!

*The OTR Chamber's Annual Awards (previously the "Star Awards"), will be announcing a new name at the 3/15 event.

Register here today


Memorial Hall, Wednesday, March 15th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

4 p.m. Doors open / Registration / Drinks
4:30 p.m. Keynote and awards presentation in the Anderson Theater (2nd floor).
5:00 p.m. Networking, food & drinks in the Ballroom (1st floor).
6:30 p.m. Reception Ends


Congrats to our 2017 Award Winners


Ensemble Theatre, Norma Petersen Arts and Culture Award
Artichoke, Property Development of the Year
Spruce Nail Salon, New Business of the Year
Four Entertainment Group (4EG), Business of the Year
Wendy Lea (Cintrifuse), Individual Contribution of the Year
Cincinnati Squash Academy, Nonprofit of the Year
James Avant (OCD Cakes and Bakeologie), Entrepreneur of the Year
Findlay Kitchen, Food Innovator of the Year
Red Bike, Community Impact of the Year
Taste of Belgium, Job Creation of the Year


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors

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2016 Star Award Recipients:

MORTAR, Chairperson’s Award
Woodward Theater, Norma Petersen Arts and Culture Award
Chatfield College, Property Development of the Year
Sundry + Vice, New Business of the Year
The Transept, Business of the Year
Red Door Project, Individual Contribution of the Year
OTR Community Housing, Nonprofit of the Year
Cydney Rabe, Off the Vine and Core Movement Studio, Entrepreneur of the Year
Taft’s Ale House, Restaurant of the Year
Future Leaders OTR, Community Impact of the Year

2015 Star Award Recipients:
Holtman’s Donuts, Chairman’s Award
FotoFocus, Norma Petersen Award
Peg Wyant, Grandin Properties for Emanuel Center, Property Development of the Year
Greater Cincinnati Film Commission, Community Impact of the Year
Maverick Chocolate Company, New Business of the Year
HighStreet, Business of the Year
Jai Washington, Individual Contribution of the Year
Elementz, Nonprofit of the Year
Rachel Roberts for Yoga on the Green, Entrepreneur of the Year
Salazar, Restaurant of the Year

2014 Star Award Recipients:
John Hueber Homes, Property Development of the Year
Believe in Cincinnati, Community Organization of the Year
Rhinegeist, New Business of the Year
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Job Creation of the Year
Pet Wants, Business of the Year
Haile / U.S. Bank Foundation, Chairman's Award
Josh Heuser and Andrew Salzbrun, Agar, Individual Contribution / Ambassador of the Year
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Norma Petersen Award
James Fisher, Roadtrippers, Entrepreneur of the Year
Sweet Petit Desserts, Food Industry Award

2013 Star Award Recipients:
A&L Properties, Chris Lacey and Lisa Altenau, Property Development Award
ArtWorks, Nonprofit of the Year
Bakersfield OTR , New Business of the Year
CORE Resources, Inc., Job Creation of the Year
Lang Thang Group, Business of the Year
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., Chairman's Award
Joseph Schlimm, PNC Bank, Individual Contribution
KellyAnn Nelson and Christopher Eanes, YPCC, Norma Petersen Award
OTR Matters, Blogger / Media / Outreach Award
American Legacy Tours, Ambassador of the Year Award
Sara Bornick, streetpops, Entrepreneur of the Year
Schickel Design Company, Architecture Award