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Storefronts to the Forefront | 2024

The Cincinnati Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the seven $5,000 grant recipients for year three of Storefronts to the Forefront, a unique partnership with Duke Energy and Huntington Bank to promote increased visibility of small businesses in our region.

Storefronts to the Forefront is offering seven $5,000 grants to existing storefront businesses in Camp Washington, Blue Ash, Harrison, Oxford, and West Chester in Ohio and Newport and Ft. Mitchell in Kentucky. Recipients will be able to use the funds for capital improvements, marketing support, expansion investments, or other growth-related efforts.

Here are the seven grant recipients and their business districts:

  • Ferrari Brothers Restaurant Group, Camp Washington, OH
  • Peter Gregory Florist, Blue Ash, OH
  • Market Street Grille, Harrison, OH
  • Kiki the Barber, Oxford, OH
  • The Cone, West Chester, OH
  • Better Blend, Ft. Mitchell, KY
  • Jet Age Records, Newport, KY

IN 2024, THESE  BUSINESS DISTRICTS ARE COMING TO THE FOREFRONT

Blue Ash - Peter Gregory Florist

BLUE ASH, OH

Founded in 1791, Blue Ash proves time and again that it is truly one of the brightest jewels in the Queen City’s suburban crown. From its many food-and-drink options to neighborhood stalwarts like a 100+-year-old family florist to an airport converted into a 130-acre park to the biggest suburban office market in Greater Cincinnati to the regional campus of the tri-state’s largest public university, it’s clear that Blue Ash has its community at the heart of its business model.

WEST CHESTER, OH

 

NEWPORT, KY

OXFORD, OH

 

CAMP WASHINGTON, OH

 

HARRISON, OH

 

FT. MITCHELL, KY

 

If your business is located in one of these business districts, but not listed on the neighborhood page, please let us know

Duke Energy, Huntington Bank, and the Cincinnati Regional Chamber will co-promote each of the seven winning grant recipients and the business district where they are located through publications, social media, email, and a partnership with Fox19. Additionally, the Cincinnati Chamber will lead a robust marketing program to support storytelling of these winning businesses in each of the seven districts.

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Duke Energy has a long history of supporting small businesses and their employees, and we’re delighted to partner with Huntington Bank and the Cincinnati Chamber to help connect our neighborhoods’ businesses to the region’s larger business ecosystem.

We know that by working together, as good neighbors do, we will find solutions to the issues that challenge small businesses.”

Amy Spiller

President, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky

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At Huntington Bank, supporting small businesses is what we do. By partnering with Duke Energy and the Cincinnati Chamber on Storefronts to the Forefront, we want to both shine a light on this region’s long history of entrepreneurship and make it known that we are here to help – whether you’ve been in business for a century or are just getting started.

Steve Mullinger

Regional President of Southern Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Huntington Bank

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We are thrilled to partner with Duke Energy and Huntington Bank to power connections to five businesses and five neighborhood business districts.

Storefronts in business districts are the lifeblood of the local economy. These businesses create communities, enliven neighborhoods, and drive the regional economy.

Brendon Cull

President, Cincinnati Regional Chamber

Supporting Small Businesses and Growing the Local Economy

Community connections are forged by more than just neighborhood proximity. The connections that tie our neighborhoods together are found in the aisles of our favorite corner bookshop, at a table in a quaint restaurant, and in line at the local ice cream parlor. Oftentimes, these places exist in the heart of a community: a neighborhood business district. Communities and economies grow out of these places, and they must continue to thrive.

Duke Energy, Huntington Bank, and the Cincinnati Regional Chamber are proud to partner together for Storefronts to the Forefront™, a new initiative designed to further strengthen our region’s many unique neighborhood business districts

Duke Energy

Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S., providing electricity to 7.8 million customers in six states. 

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Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumers, small and middlemarket businesses, corporations, municipalities, and other organizations with a comprehensive suite of banking, payments, wealth management, and risk management products and services.

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Through intentional thinking and regional inclusion, the Cincinnati Chamber is leading with a bold voice for business, expanding the region’s talent base and harnessing the power of Cincinnati’s unique offerings.

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