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CONNECT was designed to embrace and advance inclusion across the region by leveraging cross-company employee resource groups to attract, grow and retain diverse talent enabling sustainable economic growth for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.


  1. Connect – Link cross-company employee resource groups to enhance inclusion, professional development, community service, and social and cultural connections. 
  2. Collaborate – Engage diverse talent across organizations to share best practices, develop initiatives that foster inclusion and capitalize on the power of diversity for the region.
  3. Communicate – Promote the region’s vast personal and professional opportunities and high quality of life while communicating the importance of diversity and inclusion to our long term prosperity.


CONNECT ERG TOOLKITCompanies have long realized the power of affinity networks to help their employees navigate culture, offer networking, professional and personal development opportunities, and to ultimately attract and retain employees.

This toolkit is a product of the collective knowledge from some of Cincinnati’s top employers. In it you will find resources to help you launch, activate, manage and grow Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in your organization. You are welcome to create your own binder by downloading, customizing and using any of the information and templates included in this toolkit.

Download ERG Toolkit

Participating Companies:

Ashland, Inc.
Barnes Dennig
BHDP Architecture
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Cintas Corp-Corporate Headquarters
Cintas-Cincinnati Division
Consultant On the Go
Duke Energy
Easter Seals Tristate
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GE Aviation
General Cable
GE Global Operations
GE Global Partners
Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber
Growth By Export
HYUR Staffing Services
Hyur/Prolink Staffing
Indian Chamber of Commerce
Johnson Investment Counsel Inc.
Lexmark International, Inc.
Luxottica Retail
Macy's, Inc.
Melink Corporation
Miami University
Partners in Change LLC
Patina Solutions
Per Scholas
PNC Bank
PNC Mortgage
Procter & Gamble
Sixth Circuit USC of Appeals
St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Xavier High School
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
The Christ Hospital Health Network
The Kroger Co.
The Nielsen Company
Total Quality Logistics Inc.
U.S. Bank
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

For questions or to get involved, contact Tamara Lang at

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