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For Immediate Release

Rich Walburg
Communications Director
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
513.579.3194 Direct
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Parks OV Electric Joins Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s
Minority Business Accelerator 

CINCINNATI—February 4, 2015 —The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) announced the addition of Parks OV Electric, LLC to the organization’s portfolio. Parks OV Electric, LLC is a full service electrical contractor, providing electrical construction and design services to the commercial and industrial markets.
“We believe the MBA will push Parks OV to the forefront,” said Ben Parks, Jr., President of Parks OV Electric. “Joining the MBA can help us build relationships with great Cincinnati corporations like Macy’s, Kroger, Cintas, and P&G.” Currently, Parks OV is fulfilling contracts for General Electric, The Banks phases II, Avondale Redevelopment, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
The MBA focuses on growing sizable minority-owned businesses based on the belief that those firms have the greatest potential to have the biggest impact on the region through the economic stimulus of job creation.    
“This portfolio addition emphasizes not only the measured growth of our MBA, but strong minority advancement in construction and design,” said Crystal German, Vice President of the MBA and economic inclusion at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
Through work with portfolio companies, the MBA improves the capacity of local minority-owned businesses to serve as suppliers to corporations. The MBA also works to secure an annual spend goal from local corporations (MBA goal-setters) to procure goods and services from minority-owned firms. 
Currently, the MBA has 35 portfolio firms and 40 goal-setters. 
Additional information about the MBA is available at

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is the nation’s fifth largest chamber, representing the interests of nearly 4,500 member businesses. Its mission is to capture Cincinnati USA as one of the world’s favorite American business centers. The Chamber serves its membership and the Cincinnati USA community through leadership and professional development programs, government advocacy, festivals and events, regional vision and collaboration, money-saving benefit programs, networking opportunities and educational programs. For more information, visit

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