WLWT-TV Channel 5 NBC in Cincinnati on Kids First Sports, Ronnie Grandison Basketball Academy, Bob Herman at North Side Bank + Trust and CUC Cincinnati United Contractors starring Chuck Kubicki: thx WLWT reporter/anchor Natalie Clark, anchor Mike Dardis #ItCameFromCincinnati

Posted in Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/22/2019 by @CincinnatiPR

Cincinnati ad beast adsposure – blossoming across the U.S. in Lexington, Nashville, KC and Des Moines – hits San Antonio with $16 Million VIA Metropolitan Transit contract

Posted in adsposure with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/13/2019 by @CincinnatiPR

link to Cincinnati Business Courier story —>>>


link to KENS Channel 5 (CBS) San Antonio story —->>>


Press Release: For Immediate Release Download as PDF –>> VIA Metropolitan Transit taps adsposure of Cincy with $16M Advertising Contract – PRESS RELEASE

VIA Metropolitan Transit of San Antonio awards adsposure of Cincinnati contract 
to engage business community on viability, visibility of transit advertising

[SAN ANTONIO, Texas – May 13, 2019VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, has awarded adsposure of Cincinnati a five-year contract valued at $16.3 million, with a renewal option, to help the transit agency manage and implement its transit advertising program.

Rick L'Amie, VIA Director of Marketing and Jason Klare, AdSposure VP of Sales

Rick L’Amie, VIA Director of Marketing and Jason Klare, AdSposure VP of Sales

San Antonio is an exciting new marketplace for our team at adsposure,” said Ken Black, adsposure CEO (http://www.adsposure.com).

Through our partnership with VIA, our team is excited to help the business community in the San Antonio area reach more consumers, and increase their sales, with the out-of-home advertising options that VIA has to offer.”

Working together, VIA and adsposure aim to generate a renewed excitement in the San Antonio business community about the effectiveness of transit advertising.

With a fleet of almost 700 vehicles, including nearly 500 compressed natural gas vehicles, VIA provides public transportation services to 13 cities in the greater San Antonio/Bexar County region.

adsposure, in business since 2003, has opened a new San Antonio office and will recruit a local staff of a half-dozen, including a new local sales manager.

ABOUT VIA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT: The San Antonio agency serves 14 member cities including San Antonio, the seventh-largest city in the nation. VIA delivered nearly 37 million passenger trips in 2018, operating 96 routes, six transit centers and eight Park & Ride facilities. VIA has been named the Most Outstanding Metropolitan Transit Authority in Texas five times since 2003, and earned a national Innovation Award in 2018. For more information, please call (210) 362-2020 or visit http://www.VIAinfo.net.

ABOUT ADSPOSURE: Based in Cincinnati and blooming throughout the U.S., adsposure (http://www.adsposure.com) represents transit advertising contracts in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Nashville, Kansas City, Des Moines and San Antonio. A division of Advertising Vehicles, adsposure helps clients design integrated plans that maximize marketing spend, while reaching millions, at one of the lowest costs-per-impression in the advertising industry. For more information, please call (833) BUS-WRAP or visit http://www.adsposure.com.

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GROUNDBREAKING 10:30 a.m. TUES. 5.14.19: Kids First Sports Center and RG Academy (NBA vet Ronnie Grandison) tap CUC (Cincinnati United Contractors), North Side Bank + Trust to expand largest private childrens’ sports center in the U.S. in Sycamore Township, Cincinnati, USA – thx Erin Caproni, @erincincybiz Digital Producer, #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier

Posted in Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/12/2019 by @CincinnatiPR



Link to Cincinnati Business Courier article

Jeff Metzger Kids First Sports PR by Andy Hemmer.jpg

link to Kids First Sports story in The Cincinnati Business Courier —> https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2019/05/01/greater-cincinnati-sports-center-launches-6m.html

Press Release – For Immediate Release: Kids First Sports taps Cincinnati United Contractors + North Side Bank for $6 Million Expansion – PRESS RELEASE

Kids First: Always, and Forever

Former UC gymnast Jeff Metzger has never lost sight of his kid-first mission

Groundbreaking set for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 14 at largest private kids’ rec center in the U.S. ~ Kids First Sports taps Cincinnati United Contractors for new, $6 million East Kemper Road facility.

[SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OHIO (CINCINNATI) ~ May 12, 2019] Kids First Sports Center and its builder, Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC), have launched a $6 million expansion to further diversify and grow one of the largest privately-owned recreational sports centers in the nation.

The new, 54,000-square-foot facility (www.kidsfirstsports.com) will sit next to its current East Kemper Road HQ and will more than double capabilities for basketball and volleyball, allowing for six basketball courts or eight volleyball courts.


With completion, the Kids First campus will occupy 162,000 square feet on 13 acres, a wonderland of academics, sports, and healthy choices for local kids.

Behind it all: a professional relationship between Kids First and CUC (www.cintiunited.com) dating back eight previous construction assignments to their first collaboration in 1983.

The current expansion will allow the Ronnie Grandison Basketball Academy and Kids First volleyball services to exponentially expand.

But, it wasn’t without its challenges.

Property had to be acquired, zoning had to be worked out, and financing had to be secured.

That’s where Kids First once again turned to CUC.

After a more than 20-year relationship with one lender, Kids First was not able to secure favorable financing, so they turned to CUC who brought in North Side Bank & Trust.

North Side Bank jumped at the opportunity to partner with Kids First on the project and closed on the financing in record time.


CUC was also able to help Kids First navigate the zoning process to achieve the approvals needed for the project to move forward.

Metzger is a decorated, multi-sport athlete hailing from Woodward High School and former University of Cincinnati gymnast.

When a baseball injury derailed his career in gymnastics, he took a job teaching tumbling at a dance studio and the proverbial seed was sown. Metzger launched Kids First from a church basement in 1973.


Since then, it’s blossomed into an athletic and academic beast, with two dozen programs such as TumbleBees (gymnastics) drawing upwards of 1,600 kids every week.

Our foundation is our Mission, ‘To give kids the tools to grow into a happy, healthy, responsible adults,’ ” said Metzger.

A 1998 rebranding changed the company’s name from Queen City Gymnastics to Kids First Sports Center, paving the way for the current, 108,000-square-foot campus.


Kids First also drew upon its Seven Unifying Principles for inspiration.

One of those principles is continual, perpetual growth, to create new opportunities for all of our kids,” said Metzger.

It’s been an amazing journey, with some incredible families. We’ve trained the grandparents of some of these kids.”

We are thrilled to assist Kids First once again, in their continual quest for every child to grow up happy, healthy, and physically active,” said CUC President Chuck Kubicki.

We were there 36 years ago, we will be there for Jeff forever.”



Mr. Jeff Metzger, Founding President, Kids First Sports (513) 489-7575 jmetzger8777@me.com

Mr. Chuck Kubicki, President/CEO, Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC) (513) 677-0060 ckubicki@cintiunited.com 


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matt brennan #mounteverest update monday 4.22.19

Posted in AndyHemmer.com PR, Matt Brennan #MountEverest with tags , , , , , , on 04/22/2019 by @CincinnatiPR


Official East End Development Co. statement on HOMEARAMA 2020 in the Columbia-Tusculum and East End neighborhoods of Cincinnati (Walworth Avenue) from partners T.J. Ackermann and Ralph Meierjohan

Posted in East End Development Co. with tags , , , , , , , , on 03/27/2019 by @CincinnatiPR


East End Development Co TJ Ackermann Ralph Meierjohan Walworth Cincinnati HOMEARAMA 2020 PR by Andy Hemmer

East End Development Co. project off Walworth Avenue in the Cincinnati neighborhoods of Columbia-Tusculum and The East End, from T.J. Ackermann and Ralph Meierjohan, on WLWT Channel 5 NBC in Cincinnati.

“The East End Development Co., behind the veteran leadership, craftsmanship and acumen of Cincinnati builder/developers T.J. Ackermann and Ralph Meierjohan, is deeply engaged and committed to our friends and new neighbors in the Columbia-Tusculum and East End communities.

Our 40-home project near Walworth Avenue, the hand-picked site for HOMEARAMA 2020, is as exciting, innovative and market-friendly as the Greater Cincinnati real estate community has seen in decades.

Cincinnati Enquirer on HOMEARAMA East End PR by Andy Hemmer

page A4 Cincinnati Enquirer on Monday April 1, 2019 – link: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/03/28/homearama-coming-east-end/3288639002/

We look forward to continuing our extensive community outreach with our partners in the public and private sectors, such as our colleagues with the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati.

More information will be made available periodically; but for now, the East End Development Co. is thrilled to be a part of the East End and Columbia-Tusculum communities, and we look forward to an incredible future together.”



1919: The original #Cincinnati @Reds World Series Champs #Centurypeat

Posted in AndyHemmer.com PR with tags , , , , , , on 03/27/2019 by @CincinnatiPR

Refresh Your Soul 2019: ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services), TriHealth, Alzheimers Association of Greater Cincinnati, and Xavier University present Kathryn Spink, official biographer of Mother Teresa ~ Cintas Center Monday March 18, 2019 ~ MEDIA PASSES and INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/18/2019 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release (Word) from Dec. 2018: 17 Years A Saint The Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019

mother teresa

17 Years With a Saint:

Mother Teresa biographer Kathryn Spink to anchor Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019
at Cintas Center, ‘Living Well With Purpose

The Lesson of Mother Teresa: ‘Do Small Things, With Great Love.’

ERS partners: Title Sponsor TriHealth, Presenting Sponsor the Alzheimer’s Association — Greater Cincinnati Chapter, and in partnership with Xavier University.

TriHealth Title Sponsor Refresh Your Soul from Parish Health Ministry ERS

TriHealth is the Title Sponsor of Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019

All proceeds of Refresh Your Soul benefit Parish Health Ministry, ecumenical outreach of ERS.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ March 18, 2019] The initial requests by Kathryn Spink to Mother Teresa, ‘Saint of Calcutta,’ were never ignored.

They just weren’t the type of response the British writer/biographer was looking for.

Nevertheless, she persisted.

She told me, ‘Nothing more about me, thank you, but if you would like to help, we certainly can put you to work,’ ” recalled Spink, speaking to Cincinnati today to anchor the 2019 Refresh Your Soul Conference as keynote speaker.

So I went to work, in hospitals, clinics, and soup kitchens, all over the world. It was the beginning of my 17 wonderful years with The Saint of Calcutta,” recalls Spink.

And I never stopped asking to write about her. One day, about a year before she died, she asked me if I was still interested. She agreed to pray on it. And, eventually, she said yes.” Parish Health Ministry of ERS presents Refresh Your Soul Conference

That writer’s persistence resulted in the 2011 book, “Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography.”

Ms. Spink released an updated and revised version earlier last year, containing personal insights into the beatification process of Mother Teresa, and the ongoing service of the Missionaries of Charity.

Ms. Spink is the keynote speaker for today’s Refresh Your Soul Conference 2019, themed “Living Well with Purpose.”

The annual, all-day event is being held at Xavier University’s Cintas Center and also features speakers Rabbi Abie Ingber, Leah Sarris, RD, LDN, and Kay Frances.

The Refresh Your Soul Conference is the brainchild of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), the Cincinnati-based pioneer in older adult lifestyles, with almost 30 premier and affordable-living communities such as Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park and Knowlton Place in Northside.

Parish Health Ministry: primary benefactor of Refresh Your Soul

The Refresh Your Soul Conference is the primary economic engine to fund Parish Health Ministry, the non-denominational, ecumenical/community outreach of ERS (www.EpiscopalRetirement.com) that serves 75 churches, faith-based organizations throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Ms. Spink was chosen as keynote speaker as a reflection of the ERS ethos to provide a continuum of care for its residents within the ERS network of nearly 30 senior living communities.

Her message speaks to the core of the ERS mission, to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers from all faiths,” says ERS President and CEO Laura Lamb.

Kathryn was blessed to spend 17 years with a Saint. We are thrilled to have Kathryn enlighten us with the wisdom gained from her time with Mother Teresa,” says Lamb.

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her devotion to the poor, sick, and the needy, and created the Missionaries of Charity.

Pope John Paul II declared her to be Blessed, beatifying her in 2003. Her real name is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, born in Albania.

By tracing the life and work of Mother Teresa, we will explore what made her care of the poor, the sick and the dying, so exceptional,” said Ms. Spink.

At Refresh Your Soul, you will learn how her belief in ‘doing small things with great love’ can be a transforming principle that gives more meaning and purpose to your own life.”

Meet The Other Speakers, VIP Luncheons

Rabbi Abie Ingber is the founder and former executive director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University.




Rabbi Ingber’s talk, “The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose,” relates valuable lessons from his parents, who survived the Holocaust.

Nutritionist Leah Sarris RD, LDN is the director of operations and executive chef for the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine in New Orleans and a culinary expert. Sarris has developed a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary program that combines culinary arts, science, nutrition, and medicine.

Kay Frances is a motivational humorist, author and family caregiver.

In her talk, “Aging with Zest and Vigor,” Ms. Frances will share practical ways to cope with stress, maintain an optimistic spirit, and take care of your own health.

Three additional VIP luncheons will be offered by Ms. Spinks, Rabbi Ingber, and Ms. Frances.

Refresh Your Soul 2019 starts with registration, exhibitors and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and, though the listed conclusion is 3:15 p.m., the conference never really stops.

The event was created to inspire caregivers, health ministry volunteers, and health care professionals with renewed energy and encouragement for their work, and to equip them with the skills to build confidence and provide high-quality care.

“If there is a signature event at ERS, this would be our Super Bowl,” says Lamb.

Refresh Your Soul is a showcase of the ERS mission, with engaging, entertaining speakers every year. The conference is designed to enlighten family and professional caregivers, and health-care experts serving older adults, and providing a reason for everyone to get inspired.”

Continuing Education contact hour credits are available for interested nurses, occupational therapists, and social workers.

ABOUT ERS: Since 1951, ERS has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults from all faiths through innovative, quality living environments, and in-home and community-based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals. ERS owns or manages 30 senior living communities: three premier premier communities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park, Episcopal Church Home in Louisville, Ky., and 26 affordable living communities for limited-income seniors. ERS also operates in-home and community-based services such as Living Well Senior Solutions, which provides guidance and support to elders and their families on issues related to aging; Deupree Meals On Wheels, which delivers more than 140,000 meals annually, and provides counsel and support to 75 partners including churches and low-income senior housing communities through advocacy, education and wellness programs (Parish Health Ministry).


Mr. Bryan Reynolds, Vice President of PR and Marketing, ERS

(513) 979-2243 – breynolds (at) erslife (dot) org

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