just don’t call me shirley

Posted in who dey with tags , , on 12/20/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

Primavista ~ TODAY IN THE SUNDAY ENQUIRER ~ CINCINNATI ENQUIRER ~ LEAD STORY, BUSINESS SECTION, Page 1F, Sunday December 17, 2017 ~ ‘A Rarity in the Restaurant biz, Primavista Chef on 25th Year’ ~ PR by Andy Hemmer

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JUMP PAGE – PAGE 2F – #Cincinnati @Enquirer Sunday 12.17.17



THE LOVE BETWEEN A FATHER, AND HIS SON: Matt Brennan, husband to Susan Brennan and daddy to Blake, pursues Mount Everest climb. Co-Founder of The Cincinnati Center for Autism, owner of Loveland Excavating and Paving. 29,000+ feet up: The First for a Cincinnatian?

Posted in Matt Brennan and Mount Everest with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/14/2017 by @CincinnatiPR


WCPO-TV Channel 9 storyhttp://www.wcpo.com/news/our-community/loveland-man-prepares-to-summit-mount-everest

Follow @MattBrennanEverest on Facebook

Cincinnati’s Matt Brennan, veteran climber, local business owner

First Sponsors: Rab Equipment, EverestNews/EverestGear.com, Horter Investments, Loveland Excavating and Paving

Climb starts March 25, for a total of two months; six weeks up Everest and two weeks down. Native of Columbus moved to Cincinnati in 1979 to attend UC (graduate, Class of 1984)

Matt Brennan of Cincinnati seeks to conquer Everest PR by Andy Hemmer

EVEREST OR BUST: Matt Brennan of Cincinnati training at Loveland High School, where he previously served as an Assistant Football Coach.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio – Dec. 14, 2017] Sometime in the spring of the coming year, Matt Brennan of Cincinnati plans to ascend the last of the 29,029 feet up mighty Sagarmatha, known outside of Nepal as Mount Everest (Chomolungma in Tibet).

At the summit, he’ll kneel down, and say a prayer.

He’ll then thank his creator, for having blessed he and his wife Susan with a family, their own business, “and just life in general. I have been blessed,” says Brennan.

But this? I’m there for the challenge. This is something I was born to do. The fact that I may become the first Cincinnatian to conquer Everest is gravy.”

Brennan, 56, is from Columbus, having matriculated to Cincinnati in 1979 to attend UC (he’s a 1984 graduate). Moving on four decades now, “I’m here for good, so yeah, I am from Cincinnati,” he jokes.

Brennan has tapped one of the finest in the mountain climbing business, internationally recognized Everest guide Dave Hahn, as well as Alpine Ascents, a climbing consultant in Seattle, to solidify his strategy.

It all started, actually as a child: Brennan has dreamt of conquering the Everest challenge since he first donned hiking boots as a toddler.

After Everest, Brennan plans to resume his regular life as a business owner (Loveland Excavating and Paving, Inc., based in Fairfield), and a father. He takes special care of his 17-year-old son Blake, born with Autism.

Brennan and his wife, Susan Brennan, have dealt with the insidious Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in an innovative and proactive fashion: they launched a non-profit years ago, when Blake was young, to help other parents, families, and people with autism.

Brennan’s Everest quest is a personal challenge.

Though his son will remain constantly on his mind, the journey is not a benefit expedition, nor some cause-related initiative (“Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”).

In many ways, Brennan – a wrestler back in the day, he was also an assistant football coach at Loveland High School – believes he was meant to conquer one of the world’s truly great adventures.

Blake will be with me every step of the way. Through what we’ve learned, and what we’ve started with The Cincinnati Center for Autism, we have been able to reach a whole lot of people who are going through the same thing, and don’t know which way is up, much less which way to turn,” said Brennan.

We were the same way. We started off in a fog. But we kept talking to a lot of the right people, the right doctors and professionals with experience in the field and knowledge of the day-to-day challenges.”


After a rigorous search and consultations with contacts in the climbing industry and profession – Brennan has already conquered Mount Elbrus in Russia (the tallest mountain in Europe), Denali and Kilimanjaro – no public record exists of a Cincinnatian conquering Mt. Everest.

Though Brennan is a Columbus, Ohio, native, he considers himself a Cincinnatian, having moved to The Queen City in the 1980s to attend the University of Cincinnati.

His right-hand man, spiritual guide and climbing mentor and companion is the famed Dave Hahn, he of Sherpaesque legend, having conquered Everest 15 times, the most for any non-Sherpa guide.


Brennan is planning for a typical trip to Mt. Everest, which consists of two months on the mountain; six weeks up, two weeks down. The launch is scheduled for March 25, 2018. Brennan will keep in touch with his family, sponsors, friends and family primarily through Facebook (@MattBrennanEverest) and Twitter (@CinCenterAutism). Brennan would also like to acknowledge his first sponsors:

RAB EQUIPMENT: From the early days in Patagonia and Sheffield where Rab Carrington harnessed his knowledge of clothing and equipment design, to one of the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of mountaineering clothing and camping equipment, Rab is a world leader in high-quality gear designed for high-altitude trips. For more information, please call (877) 567-5135 or visit https://rab.equipment/us.

EVERESTNEWS/EVERESTGEAR.COM: What started as a small backpacking and climbing gear online retailer has morphed into an international sensation out of Granville, Ohio, now with a retail store. EverestGear.com sells the finest in outdoor apparel and equipment, brands such as Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Millet and Asolo. For more information please call (740) 587-1490 or visit www.everestgear.com.

HORTER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT: Founded by Drew Horter more than three decades ago, Horter Investment Management seeks to secure a better financial future for its clients, whether pre-retiree, retiree or conservative investor. Cincinnati-based, with more than 200 advisors nationwide and $1 billion in assets, Horter Investments can be reached at (513) 984-9933 or by visiting www.horterinvestment.com.

LOVELAND EXCAVATING & PAVING: Founded by UC grad Brennan (Class of 1984) and based in Fairfield, Loveland Excavating and Paving (www.lovelandexcavatingandpaving.com) provides reliable site-development services at a competitive price. Matt Brennan’s company proudly counts more than 80 percent of its business from repeat customers. For more information please call (513) 965-6600 or visit www.lovelandexcavatingandpaving.com.

For media inquiries please contact Andy Hemmer @CincinnatiPR at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.



Mr. Matt Brennan

(513) 956-6600

Owner and President, Loveland Excavating and Paving


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‘OF THE AGENT, BY THE AGENT, FOR THE AGENT’ ~ The Constitution of Keller Williams Advisors Realty, Cincinnati: Building Businesses, Not Salespeeps ~ New office in OTR, Recruiting Campaign lands @KWAdvisors in your #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier

Posted in Keller Williams Advisors Realty with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/11/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
Keller Williams Advisors Realty new OTR office and partners Left to Right Sarah Close Jamie Hurtubise Jerry Garrison Doug Manzler Carol Meadows PR by Andy Hemmer

KELLER WILLIAMS ADVISORS REALTY OPENS NEW OTR OFFICE: Left to right, partners Sarah Close, Jamie Hurtubise, Jerry Garrison, Doug Manzler and Carol Meadows. Link to #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier story: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/12/07/one-of-cincinnati-s-largest-real-estate-firms.html

Press Release: Keller Williams Advisors Realty Press Release – Of The Agent, By The Agent, For The Agent

Business Courier story: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/12/07/one-of-cincinnati-s-largest-real-estate-firms.html

Keller Williams Advisors Realty in Cincinnati Business Courier PR by Andy Hemmer

screenshot from #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier Facebook page ~ story is here: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/12/07/one-of-cincinnati-s-largest-real-estate-firms.html

The growth plan of Keller Williams Advisors Realty: Building Businesses, not Salespeeps.

Recruiting campaign seeks to add 150+ agents to roster of 230+.

From ‘Keller Who?’ to one of the largest realty firms in town; new office opens in OTR.

Over $300,000 in annual profits to be shared, once again, on monthly basis.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Dec. 11, 2017] In the early days, the five partners who launched the original Keller Williams realty rocket in Cincinnati had only themselves to rely upon for the big stuff: budgets, hiring, offices, etc.

Today, thankfully, those days are long gone.

Every decision is made by our agents,” says Carol Meadows, one of the five original partners who opened Keller Williams Advisors Realty in 2005 in Mason. The main office was relocated to Columbia-Tusculum 10 years ago, and most recently was expanded by 50 percent, for a total of 10,000 square feet.

Meadows’ partners then were Sarah Close, Jerry Garrison, Jamie Hurtubise and Doug Manzler. The team remains intact today and is aggressively hiring, particularly targeting college graduates and young professionals.

The usurping of Keller Williams Advisors Realty by its agents is the result of a conscious effort, however; a direct byproduct of the culture wrought by the original partners.

Power to the people, as it were,” adds Hurtubise, “but in a much more business-oriented, profit-centered, ownership mentality.”

This is the Constitution of Keller Williams Advisors Ready: We are ‘Of the Agent, By the Agent, For the Agent,’ ” Hurtubise says.

We are here to help them develop their businesses. We mentor, and we coach. And we both end up learning.”

The partners have at least 100 years between us, but nobody really wants to hear that anymore,” says Manzler.

It just makes good business sense to listen to our people, regardless of their tenure in the business. Not just to determine where to open an office, but for the overall direction of the entire company.”


We have always done business downtown, of course, but the decision to drop anchor and open our first OTR office came from the same place as all of our other key decisions: our agents,” says Garrison.

As Exhibit A, the partners point to their new OTR sales office, located in the historic Car Barn at Sycamore and Liberty, in one of America’s hottest sports for development: Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati.

An official ribbon-cutting and Open House will be scheduled for the new OTR office later this month or in early 2018.

Keller Williams Advisors Realty has steadily grown from the original partners, and a handful of agents, to more than 230 REALTORS serving Greater Cincinnati.

The growth plan calls for hiring at least another 150 new agents, for a staff of 400, within the next two to three years.

Along the way, we’ve kind of gone from, ‘Keller Who?’ to ‘Keller Wow!’ ” adds Garrison.


A unique twist to the equation: Keller Williams Advisors Realty cuts a check to qualified agents, every month, as part of its profit-sharing program.

This year, more than $340,000 has already been distributed to the KW Advisors agents enrolled in the program.

With time still on the clock for 2017, the partners expect to increase the amount invested into the profit-sharing program this year; final financial details will be made available at the conclusion of the 2017 campaign.

Yeah, Merry Christmas to Keller Williams Advisors, and let’s do it early,” Hurtubise says.

We share an estimated 48 perfect of our total profits with the office, and as far as I know, and have researched this is unique to the industry. Last year, that was $290,000 being sent directly back to the agents.

That’s what is different about Keller Williams Advisors. That’s Keller Williams Who!

There is still time left in the profit-sharing program for 2017, and we have already surpassed 2016 profit share,” says Manzler.

We take our responsibility to grow our agent’s wealth through profit share very seriously, and we are anticipating agent profit share to increase by 20 percent in 2018.”


We are a training and technology company that, just so happens, to be in real estate,” Hurtubise adds.

This is the company for agents who are looking for more than just another job in sales. We answer to stakeholders – our agents – not shareholders.

Because of this, our primary purpose is to provide cutting-edge training and tools, so our agents are the best equipped professionals in the marketplace.”

That’s why people come to us. That’s why agents are flocking to us, because of our energy, and the potential that they see,” said Meadows. “We have a business plan for them. We have a roadmap for them, for how to become a Millionaire Real Estate Agent.”

ABOUT KELLER WILLIAMS ADVISORS REALTY: Keller Williams Advisors Realty (www.cincyadvisors.com) is the first and still fastest-growing Keller Williams franchise in Greater Cincinnati. Owned and operated by a five-member team of original partners, KW Advisors Realty is based in Cincinnati’s historic Columbua-Tusculum neighborhood, with two satellite offices in Mariemont and Over-the-Rhine.  KW Advisors is actively recruiting new agents and can be reached at (513) 766-9200 or at www.cincyadvisors.com.


Sarah Close, Partner (513) 766-9200 sarah@getclosetohome.com

Jamie Hurtubise, Partner (513) 766-9200 jamieh@kw.com

Jerry Garrison, Partner (513) 766-9200 jerrytgarrison@gmail.com

Doug Manzler, Partner (513) 766-9200 dmanzler@kw.com

Carol Meadows, Partner (513) 766-9200 carol@meadowsteam.com

For media inquiries regarding Keller Williams Advisors Realty please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.


Press Release, Page One ~ link to #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier is here: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/12/07/one-of-cincinnati-s-largest-real-estate-firms.html


Page Two of Press Release – Link to #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier story is here: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/12/07/one-of-cincinnati-s-largest-real-estate-firms.html

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VOICE OF HISTORY: U.S. Airman Tom Craig of Cincinnati, resident of @ERSCincy and Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community and former 28-year WLWT-TV Channel 5 reporter, on Pearl Harbor memories. Two years later, he was bombing Okinawa.

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 12/07/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
Thomas J. Craig of Cincinnati, resident of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, “adjusted” his birth certificate – with full knowledge of his parents – to enlist in the U.S. navy at the age of 16, one year before federal law permitted voluntarily joining the U.S. Armed Forces (17). “A lot of volunteers did that, and we were forgiven by the Navy after the war,” says Mr. Craig. Born and raised in NYC, Craig was sent to Boot Camp in Providence, R.I. From there, he was sent to technical training and Air Gunners School in jacksonville, Fla., after which he was sent to the naval air station in Fort Lauderdale. Craig was a radio operator and tail gunner, a U.S. Navy Airman, who became part of Torpedo Squadron 44, flying a Grumman Avenger Torpedo Bomber. Craig was based on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Langley near fleet anchorage at Ulithi in the Caroline Islands. He flew 35 missions off the carrier in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and participated in the Battle of Okinawa. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Air Medals. Mr. Craig worked for 28 years in Cincinnati television at WLWT-TV, the local NBC affiliate in The Queen City.

#CINCINNATI @ENQUIRER: Executive Chef Chris Prince and Primavista Restaurant celebrate 25 years together

Posted in Primavista with tags , , , , , , , , , on 11/25/2017 by @CincinnatiPR



Primavista Restaurant and Executive Chef Chris Prince in The Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday Edition - PR by Andy Hemmer







Cincinnati Enquirer story on Chris Prince and Primavista:


Press Release – For Immediate Release: Chris Prince and Primavista celebrate 25 years together – Press Release

25 Years an Executive Chef:

Chris Prince, Primavista … and That View

‘The greatest thing to happen’ to Primavista Restaurant, Cincinnati’s renowned eatery, started with a young chef from Beavercreek, working at WrightPat, and a story in Playboy Magazine 

First hired as Pasta Chef, Chris Prince was promoted to Executive Chef six months later.
Loyalty, and tenure, such as that of Chris Prince at Primavista, is unheard-of in the biz.
Resident of Northside and a father of two, Prince anchors perennial Cincy favorite.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Nov. 25, 2017] Perhaps Joan and Frank Lenkerd, husband-and-wife owners of Primavista, owe the late Hugh Hefner a thank-you card.

Chris Prince and Primavista celebrate 25 years together

Chris Prince, executive chef at Primavista Restaurant since 1992. Link to Cincinnati Enquirer story: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2017/11/24/rarity-restaurant-business-primavista-chef-25th-year-its-kitchen/865972001/

Twenty-five years ago, a young man from Beavercreek named Chris Prince, freshly graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), was reading Playboy magazine. Specifically, he had picked up on a story about the most romantic restaurants in America. On that list: Cincinnati’s own finest-in-dining legend, the nationally renowned Primavista Restaurant (www.pvista.com).

Just the week before applying for the Primavista job, Prince had graduated. His love for cooking and the kitchen began at home, and bloomed while working as a student at the officer’s lounge at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

I just loved it. Still do. I don’t think I was made for the 9-to-5 world,” says Prince. “The beauty of what we’ve been able to accomplish at Primavista is, in actually, very simple. We don’t do overly complex things, but we do execute extremely well. We make everything ourselves. We don’t take any shortcuts.”

Hands-On Executive Chef

Many people know about Primavista, and it’s true, people come for the view, but they come back for the food … and that’s all Chris Prince,” Ms. Lenkerd added.

He personally prepares all the food for our private parties. We hit the jackpot when Chris joined us 25 years ago. He’s the greatest thing to happen to this restaurant, and the reason we’re still flourishing. Doesn’t matter if it’s Saturday night, Tuesday night or New Year’s Eve: Chris stays calm, and keeps his head in the game.”

The advantage to working at a place like Primavista is the owners really have skin in the game. Joan is here every day; it’s her job too,” says Prince. “It’s not like we’re in a corporate setting with some GM who may, or may not really care about what they do. Primavista has always dedicated itself to the best interest of its employees and their guests.”

Still doing business at 810 Matson Place in Queen’s Tower, Primavista is a regular on the “Best Italian Restaurant” list from Cincinnati Magazine’s Reader’s Choice, and continues to win numerous public popularity categories such as “Best Dining with a View,” “Best Date Spot,” “Most Romantic,” etc. The restaurant can be reached at (513) 251-6467; for menu items, private-party information, and additional details on the food, the wine and The View please visit www.pvista.com.

Primavista Contact:

Ms. Joan Lenkerd, Owner

(513) 251-6467

For media inquiries regarding Primavista, please contact andy@andyhemmer.com or (513) 604-5428.

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#Cincinnati @BusinessCourier on RejuVeination today: ‘New Medical Practice Launches in Kenwood, Plans to Expand Nationally’ ~ here’s the press release

Posted in RejuVeination - The Vein Restoration Group with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/21/2017 by @CincinnatiPR
Cincinnati Business Courier link:

It Came from Cincinnati: RejuVeination Nation

RejuVeination: The Vein Restoration Group

New National Vein Treatment Clinic sets up in Kenwood, plans regional/national expansion, with life-changing treatments for the cosmetic and the clinical

First clinic opens at Kenwood Crossing; up to seven new markets in five years.

RejuVeination: The Vein Restoration Group, from longtime healthcare pros at UASI.

The Leaders: Medical Director Marios Panayides, physician Don Duke, COO Nick Snider.

Radiofrequency Ablation: Higher-quality outcomes, more appealing results, less recovery time.

physician Don Duke LEFT and Medical Director Marios Panayides of Rejuveination

Dr. Don Duke, left, with RejuVeination Medical Director Marios Panayides.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ November 21, 2017] The spirit of Cincinnati-based entrepreneurial success – innovation, pioneering processes, and an intuitive, customer-based ethos – has been earning the Queen City mucho props at the national and international levels.

With today’s launch of RejuVeination, The Vein Restoration Group (www.rejuveination.com), yet another Cincinnati startup takes aim at a national business model, by incubating its first endeavor with extensive research, clinical experience, and the underpinnings of a nationally-based leader in the health care industry: United Audit Systems Inc. (UASI) of Cincinnati.

UASI, based in Evanston (www.uasisolutions.com), is a leading national provider of revenue-cycle solutions designed to help healthcare facilities achieve correct reimbursement in the quickest possible time.

Founded over three decades ago, UASI processes enormous amounts of healthcare billing data, collating practices, procedures and cost platforms for hundreds of hospitals, physicians and clinics.

Amidst this cacophony of data, UASI executives noticed a dearth of procedures performed locally to treat patients with spider veins, varicose veins, i.e., Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

Compared to similar metropolitan markets, one outcome of the data analysis was crystal-clear: the number of adults afflicted with CVI is off the charts in Greater Cincinnati,” said RejuVeination COO Nick Snider, “which begs for a smart, convenient, customer- friendly solution.

First Cog in National RejuVeination Network Opens in Kenwood

Enter RejuVeination: The Vein Restoration Group, which opened this Fall at the Kenwood Crossing office complex near Galbraith and Kenwood roads.

The launch of RejuVeination (www.rejuveination.com) marks the first step in a national, multi-market expansion journey for a team of health care professionals committed to changing lives in a positive and significant way, by providing compassionate and personalized vascular care.

The difference between RejuVeination, and every other vein treatment clinic out there?

The brains behind RejuVeination, at UASI (www.uasisolutions.com).

Both will be celebrating an upcoming grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Details to be announced soon.

RejuVeination will provide immediate improved quality of life for our patients,” adds Medical Director Marios Panayides, MD, FACS.

Dr. Panayides will be leading the medical teams employed by RejuVeination.

Dr. Panayides has more than 40 years of experience treating CVI patients, as well as an extensive background as a general, thoracic and vascular surgeon, primarily in the Dayton/Springfield market.

With our tools, and advances in technology, our patients can avoid the later stages of this disease altogether,” Dr. Panayides says.



Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation

Our objective is to provide the best CVI treatment available, to impact positive outcomes. We’re the best at treating vein disease, because that is our exclusive specialty and practice,” adds Dr. Duke, a physician with 30 years of practice in the Greater Cincinnati region.

This is all we do. I am proud to be part of a caring team of professionals specializing in the most advanced and minimally invasive treatment option for vein disease,” said Dr. Duke.

Rejuvenation primarily uses Radiofrequency Ablation that allows its physicians to:

–  Affect higher-quality outcomes than common commercial laser techniques;

–  Deliver more visually appealing results;

–  Allow patients to heal and rejoin life with significantly reduced recovery times.

The core values that earned United Audit Systems Inc. its role as a national leader in health care are embedded within RejuVeination.

The team of professionals at RejuVeination headquarters, 8251 Pine Road in the popular Kenwood section of East-Side Cincinnati, seek to educate people suffering from venous disorders in order to provide comprehensive vein care in an exceptional, service-oriented environment.

Grand Opening – Ribbon-Cutting Details TBA

Details for the official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for RejuVeination are forthcoming. Representatives of the media are invited to attend. An official ribbon-cutting will take place and tours of the clinic, interviews with RejuVeination physicians and officials, will be available.

For more information, please visit the RejuVeination page on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @Reju_Veination, visit www.rejuveination.com, call (513) 873-9700 or send an e-mail to info@rejuvenation.com. For media inquiries, please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.


RejuVeination Contact:

Mr. Nick Snider
COO, RejuVeination
(513) 975-1212 nick.snider@veinrg.com

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