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    March 18, 2014

    Exposure, professional development opps here

    Thousands of businesses look to the Chamber for networking, recognition and professional development annually. From leadership classes to the recognition received in winning Business of the Year, businesses who invest in their story and their people win. Don’t miss these upcoming opportunities to get kudos for your company, meet more manufacturing firms and develop your female leadership!

    Nominations and applications for these programs are due Friday, March 21.

    Cincinnati USA Business Awards

    Cincy Business Awards pHonoring outstanding performance, economic contributions and leadership excellence of our region's businesses. Formerly Small Business Excellence Awards, applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Cincinnati USA Business Awards, to be presented Tuesday, May 13 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Featured keynote by Zach Green, founder of the award-winning fire safety company MN8 Foxfire.

    Cincinnati USA Award categories:

    • Business of the Year
    • Nonprofit of the Year
    • Fast Track Award
    • Best New Product of the Year
    • Community Involvement Award

    Application deadline is March 21, 2014. Learn more and apply today.

    For more information, contact Laurie Brinkman at 513.686.2945 or

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    Media Sponsor:

    Business Courier

    WE Succeed, Professional Coaching for Women

    WE Succeed

    Make room for what's important in 2014. WE Succeed, a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership Program under the Women Excel (WE) initiative, is a professional coaching program created specifically for women leaders. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Spring Session.

    It is an intensive three-month coaching experience guiding women to the results they want with a solid team supporting them along the way. Participants work together in small groups facilitated by professional coaches. The format creates a culture of integrity and accountability to help participants develop exceptional leadership skills, solve personal and interpersonal issues and manage careers.

    Application deadline is March 21, 2014. Learn more and apply.

    For more information, contact Diana Long at 513.686.2946 or

    WE Succeed sponsored by:

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    Manufacturing Cincy USA Strong

    40% of Ohio's $50 billion in exports came from Cincinnati USA last year. Couple with this last week's announcement of a $66.8 million gift from Siemens to Cincinnati State (it's largest ever) for job training and a sharper focus on manufacturing vocations, and you've got workforce development.

    And a reason to celebrate: The Manny Awards.

    The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is proud to sponsor the MANNY Awards, an annual celebration of the region's top manufacturing firms. Committed to recognizing the industry's greatest accomplishments, the MANNY Awards seek to highlight companies for their innovation and best practices. Past winners have exemplified accomplishments in product innovation, e-business, supply-chain management, employee safety, systems/process innovation, global business, technology transfer and quality control.

    Award categories include:

    • New Job Creation
    • Best Place to Work
    • New Product Development/Innovation
    • Biggest Breakthrough
    • Top Growth

    Deadline for nominations is March 21, 2014. Nominate your firm, or a deserving manufacturing company today.

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