Nominate a Woman to Watch

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle’s annual “Women to Watch” issue will be out in May, but before we can publish the much-anticipated issue, we need your nominations. Know of a great woman in West Chester or Liberty Township who is making waves in the community through philanthropy, business, education, arts, sports or another avenue? Tell us about her, and she just might be featured in the May issue.

To nominate an amazing woman, please email the editor: Please include her name, brief bio and/or reason for her nomination, along with her contact information. Be sure to check out the “Women to Watch” issue for some inspirational, female-driven stories!

CTI Restaurants Raises Over $20,000 for The Heroes’ Fund

In their annual “Honor a Hero” fundraiser benefiting The Heroes’ Fund, locally-based CTI Restaurants has raised $20,700 at their 11 Taco Bell locations and their Uno’s restaurant located in West Chester. “This is the largest amount we’ve ever raised through fundraisers at our restaurants and we’re thrilled to be able to do this for those who have risked their lives serving our country,” said Becky Wilber, President of CTI Restaurants.

The Heroes’ Fund provides one-time emergency financial aid to combat-zone veterans and their families in Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties. Since its inception, The Heroes’ Fund has granted over $140,000 to over 60 veterans in need. Chairman of The Heroes’ Fund, Bill Lack, said, “The Heroes’ Fund cannot say “thank you” loud enough or often enough to Becky and Todd Wilber and the staff and customers of CTI Restaurants. This will allow us to do so much to help combat-zone veterans in Butler, Hamilton and Warren counties.”

Liberty Center Wins 
Global Design Award

Liberty Center, the $350 million mixed-use complex, was honored with commendation in the New Development Category from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2017 Annual Global Awards for U.S. Design and Development. Liberty Center is one of only five new U.S. developments to achieve the Commendation award this year.

The ICSC U.S. Design and Development awards honor and recognize the premier design and development trends of retail projects, new developments, renovations, expansions and retail store design within the U.S. In the announcement, ICSC states that “The Town Center-inspired development is pedestrian-friendly and uses tree-lined, paved walkways to intricately connect pristine parks, water features and central plazas with high-end residences, a hotel, office space, and the retail and restaurant podiums, providing a true community hub for an under-served area.” Congratulations, Liberty Center!

Local Realtor Wins 
Circle of Excellence

At Sibcy Cline, Tiffany Allen-Zeuch, Executive Sales Vice President, has won the Circle of Excellence award for 2017 from the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. This is the tenth time that Allen-Zeuch has achieved this award. To contact her about your real estate needs, go online.

West Chester Township Names New Administrator

The West Chester Board of Trustees hired Larry D. Burks in December to serve as West Chester Township’s next Administrator. Burks replaces former Administrator Judi Boyko who resigned after a 13-year career as West Chester’s Administrator. West Chester Trustees interviewed candidates for the position in early November and identified Burks as a strong candidate who will help lead West Chester into the future.

Burks serves as assistant city manager of Bellevue, Nebraska, focusing on economic development, organizational management and strategic planning. Burks will relocate to West Chester and begin work here in late February. His wife and two sons will join him in West Chester after the completion of their school year.

February is Pet Dental Health Month

The key to your pet’s long and healthy life is a healthy body and immune system. A healthy mouth leads to a long, happy life. It is far greater to prevent oral disease than to ‘treat’ oral disease, such as pain, infection and tooth loss (less costly as well). A thorough yearly oral exam will help keep you informed of your pet’s dental health. Visit Animal Hospital of West Chester for special dental offers during the month of February.

West Chester Leading Lawyers

West Chester and Liberty Township professionals are making waves throughout Cincinnati. Three of Lyons and Lyons’ attorneys, Robert H. Lyons, Jonathan Fox and Kara Lyons, were named Leading Lawyers 2018 by Cincy Magazine. Leading Lawyers is an annual list of the top attorneys in the Tri-State area, as voted by their peers. This is the seventh consecutive year that Robert has been named, sixth consecutive year for Fox and first year for Kara. Congratulations to the team at Lyons and Lyons!

Liberty Center Announces 2018 Change for Charity Recipients

The Liberty Center Foundation is adding six charity recipients for this year’s Change for Charity program, through which a portion of parking meter proceeds collected at Liberty Center benefits the designated organizations. Recipients for the 2018 Change for Charity program include: Most Valuable Kids of Greater Cincinnati, January/February; Companions on a Journey, March/April; Bold + Brave Kids Foundation, May/June; Anthony Muñoz Foundation, July/August; Pink Ribbon Girls, September/October; and Caring Community Collaborative, November/December.

February’s recipient, Most Valuable Kids of Greater Cincinnati, works collaboratively with more than 100 non-profit partner agencies who use donated tickets and experiences as rewards and incentives for kids in their programs. At Liberty Center, there are 204 parking meters with an additional 4,400 parking spots in adjacent lots and garages.