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CREW Greater Cincinnati ~ aka #CincyCREW ~ hosting pre-St. Patty’s Party at Scene Ultra tonight

Posted in CREW Greater Cincinnati on 03/16/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Scene Ultra - Downtown - #CincyCREW Happy Hour 5:30-7:30

Looking to get that St. Patty’s Day off to a good start?

Stop by Scene Ultra Lounge in Downtown Cincinnati tonight for a Happy Hour organized by CREW Greater Cincinnati, 5:30-7:30.

The event is sponsored by Cincinnati Commercial Contracting. CCC is located at 4760 Red Bank Expressway in Cincinnati, 45227 ~ (513) 561-6633 – and

John Westheimer of CCC can be reached at (513) 561-6633, ext. 103, and

CREW Member Amy Westheimer can be reached at (513) 561-6633, ext. 107, and

CREW Happy Hour sponsor:

Ultra Scene Lounge is at 637 Walnut St., (513) 381-4327.

Cincinnati Commercial Contracting recently launched a $6 million office/retail project in Monroe, near  Cincinnati Premium Outlets, at the busy interchange of Interstate 75 and Ohio Route 63 along the Butler/Warren county line.

Here’s the first story about the project, published on Nov. 5, 2010, in The Cincinnati Business Courier:

CCC Monroe project in Cincy BizCourier - 11.5.10.

…. The Business Courier story was published in concert, on that same day, along with a story in another regional newspaper owned by American City Business Journals (ACBJ), The Dayton Business Journal.

The Dayton Business Journal put CCC on their Page One – published Nov. 5, 2010:

CCC Monroe project, Page One, Dayton Business Journal - 11.5.10

…. shortly thereafter, we welcomed coverage from The Dayton Daily News ….

CCC project in Monroe - Dayton Daily News - 11.13.10

…. and finally, in The Middletown Journal (Page One).

CCC project in Monroe, Middletown Journal - Page One - 11.13.10

CCC is recruiting office users and retail-oriented tenants, companies looking for a fresh locale at the newest business park in the busy corridor, less than one mile from Cincinnati Premium Outlets.

The City of Monroe, and that whole Butler/Warren county region along I-75, has become one of the fastest-growing and most popular business corridors in our region,” said John Westheimer, President and owner of CCC. John and Amy Westheimer

“This project will fill a void for new, quality-built office and retail space. We look forward to a long-term, outstanding partnership with the elected officials and planning people from Monroe who have helped make this project a reality, in the midst of some very trying economic times,” Westheimer said.

The new park will have a total of 30,000 square feet in a building configuration that’s still taking shape.

CCC is currently negotiating with two restaurants and several retail tenants.

LCNB National Bank will occupy the first building in the new development.

Founded in 1877 in Lebanon, Ohio, by leading citizens of the Warren County seat, LCNB has grown to 25 banking offices throughout the Cincinnati/Dayton corridor.

LCNB National Bank is a full-service, FDIC Insured National Bank; its newest facility will measure about 3,000 square feet.

“All of us at LCNB National Bank are excited to be building our newest office in the City of Monroe. This location will become our 26th office serving the residents and businesses in the Dayton-Cincinnati corridor,” said Steve Foster, President of LCNB.

“It is a pleasure working with the officials from the City of Monroe and Cincinnati Commercial Contracting on this project,” Foster said.

Here’s a Video News Release on the groundbreaking:

… and here’s a few TV cameras, assorted news reporters, city officials and CCC representatives at the Nov. 12, 2010, groundbreaking:

Maura Moran, live from #CincyCREW Vernon Manor Panelfest

Posted in CREW Greater Cincinnati on 03/08/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Say hello to Maura …. introduced by one of the newest members of CREW Greater Cincinnati, Attorney John Cranley with Keating Muething & Klekamp, sponsor of today’s Vernon Manor forum/panelfest.

[John is also a former Cincinnati City Councilman]

live bloggage from #CincyCREW luncheon today – Vernon Manor forum/panel

Posted in CREW Greater Cincinnati on 03/08/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Arli Eiseman, CREW Prez, with Lee Groh from Turner

CREW Greater Cincinnati welcomes the troops …. above, CREW President Arli Eiseman and Lee Groh, Turner Construction.

Crowd shot No. 1:

CREW crowd shot No. 1 - Vernon Manor forum on 3.8.11.

Say hello to (below) Janelle Lee with the Uptown Consortium, Mo Dunne, from PNC Bank, Dan Neyer with Neyer Properties and Kathy Wilkinson from McKnight Properties:

Time for Random #CincyCREW crowd shot, No. 2 (below) …

Vernon Manor luncheon forum, courtesy of CREW Greater Cincinnati

…. and (below, left) here’s one of our esteemed speakers, Dan Ruh from Al. Neyer Inc., (left) chatting with Keating, Muething & Klekamp Attorney John Cranley, a former Cincinnati City Councilman.

speaker Dan Ruh with Al. Neyer Inc., and former Cincinnati Councilman John Cranley, with KMK Law.

Dan Ruh from Neyer, featured CREW forum speaker on Vernon Manor today, spearheads development at ANI

Posted in CREW Greater Cincinnati on 03/08/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Dan Ruh, SVP at Al. Neyer Inc., forum speaker for CREW GC today.

Joining Maura Moran, real estate executive from Cincinnati Children’s at today’s CREW Greater Cincinnati forum on the Vernon Manor Redevelopment, is Dan Ruh, Senior Vice President at Cincinnati developer Al. Neyer Inc.

Al. Neyer  (ANI) is also a sponsor of today’s program, along with Keating, Muething & Klekamp.

Ruh is a key development and leasing executive with more than a decade of client-centered service.

He joined ANI in 2009, after honing his deal-making and management expertise principally at Duke Realty Corp. in Cincinnati.

There, he managed a portfolio of property worth more than $800 million in office and industrial assets, and was ultimately responsible for its development, construction, and leasing.

Mr. Ruh received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from The University of Kentucky.

He earned a Juris Doctorate with a Corporate Law concentration from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law in 1997. Dan is a member of the University of Cincinnati Real Estate Board and lives in Fort Wright, Kentucky.

For more information about CREW Greater Cincinnati, please visit us at or contact President Arli Eiseman, Business Development Director at Corporex Cos., at (859) 292-5548 or

Maura Moran of Children’s, former CREW Prez, featured speaker at today’s CREW forum on new Vernon Manor community

Posted in CREW Greater Cincinnati on 03/08/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

CREW speaker for Vernon Manor panel today Maura Moran, Cincinnati Children's

Today’s CREW Greater Cincinnati luncheon features a panel forum on the economic development engine that the historic Vernon Manor hotel in Avondale has become.

Speakers include Maura Moran, Assistant Vice President of Real Estate at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a former CREW President herself.

Maura joined Cincinnati Children’s in May 2008.  She is a member of the Division of Infrastructure & Operations.

CREW GC luncheon at Maketewah today: 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Maura earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, graduating summa cum laude, from the Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, with majors in Finance and Marketing.

She subsequently earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Maura is a Licensed Attorney in the State of Ohio.

Prior to joining Children’s, Maura worked as an Attorney, focusing on real estate,  banking & municipal law at the Cincinnati law firms of Keating, Ritchie & Swick and Statman Harris & Eyrich.

She transitioned into the role of Director of Real Estate for United Dairy Farmers in 2004, where she oversaw the acquisition, disposition, property management and legal issues for the company’s nearly 200 retail locations and properties throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Her current focus is development and implementation of a strategic real estate Master Plan, and keeping that plan aligned with the organization’s Strategic Plan and initiatives.  She is also responsible for the organization’s leasing, property acquisition and disposition matters.

Maura is a Past President of CREW Greater Cincinnati, and currently serves as the Board Chair for ReSource, which builds capacity for local 501(c)(3) non-profits.

She is a member of the Executive Board of the Cincinnati chapter of JDRF and a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Ursula Academy in East Walnut Hills.

Maura also serves on a variety of committees at the Cincinnati Bar AssociationCincy Magazine named Maura a Non-Profit All Star in November 2010.

Today’s CREW Greater Cincinnati luncheon is open to walk-ins for $50; $30 to CREW members. Networking and registration are from 11:15-11:45 a.m.; luncheon and program run from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Today’s sponsors are Al Neyer Inc. and Keating, Muething & Klekamp.

Which begs the question … how about  a little more love for the sponsors?

CREW Higher-Ed Facilities Fun, Meet the Panelist, Pt. IV: Ray Mirizzi, Cincinnati State

Posted in CREW Greater Cincinnati on 02/08/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Ray Mirizzi, Cincinnati State

Raymond Mirizzi is the Director of Facilities at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is responsible for providing leadership for the overall execution O&M services through five major areas of services with a staff of 40 people for the Main campus, and two satellite campuses totaling over 1.3 million square feet of space.

This includes the high-tech Midwest Culinary Arts  Institute on the Main campus as well as a fully functioning airport facility on the West campus. His staff is also responsible for providing project management support for an array of capital renewal projects. The college presently serves 11,400 students.

Ray has a diverse knowledge of facilities management with more than 35 years experience. He is an active member of APPA (Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers),  MAPPA (the Midwest APPA chapter), and the PGMS (Professional Grounds Management Society).

Mr. Mirizzi has given numerous presentations on project management and other facilities-related topics. He received an Associate Degree in Ornamental Horticulture, and an Associate Degree in Business Management from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.

In June 2009 he received the EFP (Educational Facilities Professional) recognition from APPA and in September 2010 received the CEFP (Certified Educational Facilities Professional Award) which is the senior level certification for higher educational facilities officers.

Several of Ray’s most recent interests have been focused on the development of a comprehensive web-based interactive data program, aligning Cincinnati State as a community leader in energy management practices, and storm water runoff control. T

Funding …. or lack thereof: common theme @ CREW Collegiate/University Facilities Fun day

Posted in CREW Greater Cincinnati on 02/08/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

CREW Panelists: Blake from NKU; Davidson from Wright State; Mirizzi from Cincinnati State; and Snyder from UC.

The panelists (above) are:

Larry Blake, Northern Kentucky University;

Vicky Davidson, Wright State University;

Ray Mirizzi, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; and

Peter Snyder, University of Cincinnati.

Vicky Davidson from Wright State discussed the latest update to the school’s Master Plan, which will be presented to the Board of Trustees in April. Two new buildings will be advertised for construction, to be used for neuroscience and “engineering collaboration.”

“This version of the Master Plan covers the whole gamut of facilities, where do the parking garages go, how do we accomodate for parking garages, academic classrooms, research facilities, housing, and other zoning plans for the campus,” Davidson said.

Mirizzi discussed the challenges of dealing with an exclusive commuter-based student body that includes 11,400 students and 660 employees.

And parking? “Room for about 2,000,” he said.

“Besides the flow issues, we are experiencing double-digital growth in our students, which the Master Plan, as it exists, does not address,” Mirizzi said.

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