New Showroom Now Open at BMW of Cincinnati North
BMW of Cincinnati North, formerly Jake Sweeney BMW, has opened the newest showroom of any BMW dealership in the country. After nine months and $5 million of major renovations, they boast a fresh, modern design on seven acres with 400 parking spaces for inventory display. Designed in response to client surveys, the remodeled customer lounge includes amenities like dedicated kid’s areas, charging station and workstations with increased bandwidth speed. The vehicle product building stations allow visitors a hands-on look at the detail that goes into each vehicle. BMW of Cincinnati North is still a part of The Jake Sweeney automotive family, which has been a leader in the automotive industry in greater Cincinnati since 1917. The new showroom is a fantastic sight to see and just a short drive down 747.
THE SPICY OLIVE WINS SCORE CLIENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Congratulations to The Spicy Olive, tasting emporium for extra virgin oils and balsamic vinegars, for being named a SCORE Client of the Year at its annual awards luncheon. Owned by foodie Melanie Cedargren of Liberty Township, The Spicy Olive has three retail stores, including one in West Chester. “I want the store to be an experience and an education for people,” says Cedargren. SCORE is the volunteer arm of the Small Business Administration. Its volunteer small business mentors provide free marketing, finance and operations counseling and no-cost and low-cost seminars for existing business owners and new entrepreneurs.
GIRLS ON THE RUN GREATER CINCINNATI 5K
Inspirational girls running club, Girls On the Run, ends a 12-week session of preparation with their first running event of the school year, the Girls On the Run Greater Cincinnati 5K, to be held November 21. The race begins at Sawyer Point at 10 a.m., with pre-race fun beginning at 8 a.m. 1,500 girls are expected to participate in the non-competitive event, including many from local elementary schools. Girls On the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through teaching a curriculum which integrates running.
WEST CHESTER/LIBERTY CHAMBER ALLIANCE HONORS TOP WOMEN
The 2015 Women of Excellence Awards Dinner & Gala will be held November 20, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. at the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre. Ten women, including two young adults aged 16-24, will be honored at the event. Winners are selected based on their community service through their current careers or volunteer work. These women have enhanced business, education, culture, and philanthropy, and provide outstanding service to our region. The keynote speaker will be Stephanie Worrell, local author, speaker and leader. Presenting Sponsors for this year’s Gala are Butler Tech and Mercy Health—Fairfield Hospital.
TOPGOLF SWINGS INTO WEST CHESTER WITH NEW STORE
Expected to open by summer, 2016, the 65,000-square-foot store will be the first in Ohio for the retailer. Construction has begun at its new location at I-75 and Union Centre Boulevard. The West Chester store expects to hire 450 full- and part-time employees to meet the needs of the 450,000 visitors expected in its first year. With three levels, 3,000 square feet of private event space, and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, Topgolf attracts golfers and non-golfers alike as an entertainment destination.
DIET CENTER INTRODUCES LIPOGENICS TO GREATER CINCINNATI
Diet Center recently opened their first Cincinnati location in West Chester. Offering assistance for healthy lifestyle changes for weight loss, it matches a plan to fit client’s specific needs. Diet Center is home to the only LipoGenics machine in greater Cincinnati. LipoGenics is a revolutionary and non-surgical new method for eliminating unwanted fat stores from the body.
FIVE LAKOTA STUDENTS NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS
Five top students from Lakota Local School District have earned the honor of being semifinalists in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program. This high honor goes to less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide. From Lakota West High School, Jacob Harrison, Tiger Ji, and Lukas Leininger were chosen. From Lakota East High School, Chris Pitaniello and Kaylee Rice were selected. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. In February, 2016, semifinalists will be notified of their advancement toward winning college scholarships.
HOW TO HELP THE BROKEN BUS MINISTRY
If you’re inspired by the Broken Bus Ministry article in this issue, please Like their Facebook page to follow their updates and learn how you can help. The organization is always happy to receive gently-used donations. The most-needed items include: winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes and boots (preferably adult sizes), jeans, sweatshirts, reading glasses with cases, deodorant, candy and large print bibles (preferably small and paperback).
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