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  • Graeter's Ice Cream

    Jan 09, 2019
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    For nearly 150 years, the Graeter's company has been making their French Pot method ice cream for adoring fans in Cincinnati and beyond. Starting from humble beginnings, patriarch Louis Graeter sold ice cream at neighborhood street markets. But in time the Graeter's business, and family, continued to grow. Today, Graeter's is the only commercial ice cream manufacturer that uses the French Pot method and packs their ice cream by hand. Their famous chocolate chunks are created by pouring gourmet chocolate into a French Pot freezer, then breaking it up. You never know what size chocolate chunk you'll get! 

    When Jada Yuan, The New York Times "52 Places Traveler" in 2018 visited Cincinnati, she received explicit directions about what to do. "In Cincinnati, the consensus was clear: Go to Graeter’s, they said. And get the blackberry chip — in a pretzel cone." She was not disappointed. 

    Ice Cream in Season?
    Greater’s seasonal handcrafted ice cream and sorbets are only available during select times of the year. Order ice cream online or pick up at your favorite shop.

    January – February
    Chocolate Coconut Almond
      Chocolate Chip
    Cherry Chocolate Chip
    Mint Cookies & Cream
    Mystery Flavor
    April – May
    Strawberry Chocolate Chip
    Orange & Cream
    May – June
    Summer Bonus Flavor
    June – July
    Banana Chocolate Chip
    Key Lime Pie
    Cones For A Cure Flavor: Elena's 
      Blueberry Pie 
    October – November
    November – December
    Peppermint Stick 
    Graeter's name is now known across the country, having worked with Kroger to distribute ice cream to stores throughout the United States. They even have a celebrity following that includes Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Nick Lachey, Kevin Costner, and Justin Timberlake. 

    Closer to home, you can get your ice cream fix by visiting one of their 22 local stores, including on Fountain Square and in Over-the-Rhine, or visit and their new ice cream truck. 

    "We have a mystery flavor that is released in March," says Amanda Buechel, Graeter's social media manager. "This flavor is based on fan favorites from last years summer bonus flavors. It's going to be a real treat."

    And now, with the remodel of Cincinnati Union Terminal completed, once again Graeter's ice cream is available in the Rookwood Tea Room where you can find a full menu of ice cream, including their signature flavor, Black Raspberry Chip. 

    But Graeter's is more than delicious ice cream. "Our bakery is our best kept secret - that we want everyone to know about," says Amanda Buechel, Graeter's social media manager. "Our bakery has been around since 1957." 

    And remember: "Valentine's Day is coming up and we have tons of treats!" says Buechel. "We also make candy including chocolate-covered pretzels and chocolate-covered Oreo cookies and lots more!"

    Find out more about Graeter's handcrafted ice creams, candies, and pastries at
  • AHI Corporate Housing

    Aug 22, 2018
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    Individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies all choose AHI. For over 20 years, we’ve helped thousands of people with the perfect home away from home. Short-term, temporary furnished apartments are our specialty.

    • Competitive rates
    • Resort-style apartment communities
    • World-class customer service 24/7
    • Fast and easy arrivals and move-outs
    AHI Corporate Housing in Cincinnati provides pet friendly, furnished apartments with short-term leases. All of our units have full-size kitchens and washer/dryers. Cable, wifi and utilities are all included with your lease as well. We offer all the comforts of home while you are away from yours. With more space and amenities than a hotel, AHI Corporate Housing is ideal for business travelers, individuals, military personnel and families.

    Whether you prefer to stay in the heart of downtown or a little outside of town, AHI has it covered. All you need to bring is food, clothes and yourself! 

    If you’re looking for furnished apartments or any kind of corporate housing, AHI Corporate Housing is happy to help you in any way that we can. We pride ourselves on customer service for all businesses, interns, travelers, and all other types of people that use our corporate housing on a regular basis.


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  • 1628 Ltd.

    Jul 24, 2018

    In Cincinnati,  1628 Ltd has become a brand that stands out in a crowd. Until 2016, the word "coworking" meant something very specific in Cincinnati. To most, it meant buzzy startup-friendly spaces with lots of events and different colored chairs and dogs running around. That, or it meant going to a coffee shop with the potential of spotty wi-fi.

    Enter Tamara Schwarting, a former Procter & Gamble manager. As a consultant, Tamara noticed a lack of local options for mid-to-late career independent professionals who desire attentive service and high-design; much like the coworking spaces she had experienced in bigger cities around the world. With her experience at P&G, and her passion for art and design, it was a gap she knew she could fill.

    She began with a research process to fully understand the needs of her potential users. She determined that her brand must solve fundamental problems for driven, successful, and passionate people lost in a sea of home offices and coffee shops. Before she had a name or a logo or a lease, she set down key insights that would drive every decision from development of the brand identity to the design and layout of the space to the type of paper available for note-taking in conference rooms.

    "Everything flows from the brand," says Schwarting. "We are not just providing space or desks, we're offering our members an experience so seamless that they're not even aware of the level of detail, they just feel this sense of comfort and security so they can focus on what's most important to them." 

    The name, 1628 was chosen to invite a sense of history and place as well as intrigue1628coworking1 and elegance. The 6000 square feet space spreads across two floors in the historic Doctor's Building, 11 Garfield Place, across the street from Piatt Park. The building also houses LPK, a global brand and innovation consultancy. The first floor of 1628 features contemporary clear chairs around sturdy wooden tables, multiple soft-seating areas, a large conference room and two smaller rooms for meetings and calls. The interior design, by local firm, HighStreet, is solidly contemporary with classic accents, such as the high-backed navy velvet chairs seated in the waiting area. Sheer curtains separate the three large work tables in the first floor to give teams a sense of privacy and separation without feeling cramped.

    The second floor features open seating and three smaller conference rooms with jet black tables and soft purple chairs. The windows look out towards the historic skyscrapers for which downtown Cincinnati is known. The upstairs invites collaboration and conversation with its dedicated whiteboard wall and more relaxed ambiance.  

    The art on the walls is a rotating collection curated by partnerships with local art collectors, galleries and institutions. Each time they hang a new exhibition, 1628 hosts an opening for members and artists. "I believe the art on our walls should inspire and challenge. Art creates an environment in which people want to do their best work and be their best selves. It’s very important to 1628 to continue to bring in new artists that will push our perspectives and spark creativity," says Schwarting. The 1628 team is constantly observing and collecting data to determine how to better serve the membership. There are simple lunch ordering systems built into iPads around the space, products for sprucing up before a meeting, and wine and beer for winding down after a long day. But that just scratches the surface. Every object serves a purpose: to satisfy a need or to awaken desire.

    People are noticing. Schwarting consistently receives feedback from members and guests expressing surprise that a space like hers exists in this corner of the Midwest. Companies like Schwarting’s represent the Midwest of the 21st century and are bringing design aesthetic and services that were historically seen only on the coasts. In addition to office space, 1628 hosts a variety of private events and meetings for companies based in Cincinnati or companies looking to grow a presence in the region.  More information about 1628 can be found at

    Key Project Partners:  Branding - BS LLC, Legal - Graydon, Architect – TDA, Interior Design - High Street,  Real Estate - Cushman Wakefield, Construction - HuDawn, Photography - Annette Navarro  




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