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#OTD in 2005 Capital Investment Group busts out SouthShore #OTD2005 luxury condos approved for #NewportKY props Alec Bastos, David Bastos, Michael Copfer

Posted in #OTD with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 08/23/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

SouthShore Capital Investment Group CIG cover Cincinnati Enquirer PR by Andy Hemmer


SouthShore condos launch PR handled by Andy Hemmer PR



“SouthShore Sets Sail

original SouthShore Press Release for Capital Investment Group CIG of Cincinnati PR by Andy Hemmer


#CINCINNATI @ENQUIRER #Sunday #Business: new ERS CEO Laura Lamb, ‘CEO Chat’ – Sunday, January 29, 2017

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/31/2017 by @CincinnatiPR


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ERH, $110 Million and the future of senior care: Episcopal Retirement Homes celebrates 65 years in 2016, offering person-centered care

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/26/2016 by @CincinnatiPR
Doug Spitler CEO of Episcopal Retirement Homes, featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer -->

Doug Spitler CEO of Episcopal Retirement Homes, featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer –>

Press Release – ERH $110 Million and the Future of Senior Care – Press Release from Episcopal Retirement Homes – 1.26.16

Online: ERH Press Release on

ERH, $110 Million, and the Future of Senior Care

Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) is a much bigger player in this market than you might think. After 65 years of compassionate, quality care, a massive, regional expansion campaign ensues.

Renovating and adding innovative services, building a regional network.

ERH covers the gamut: high-end senior living to low-income apartments at the YMCA.

Person-Centered Care: at the heart of it all, the ERH way.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Jan. 26, 2016] Doug Spitler has heard the buzzwords, call it jargon, bantered about forever: taking care of seniors is a “people-first business,” requires a “people-friendly” environment, woven into a “people-centric” tapestry of care and concern.

We put our money where our elders are,” said the president and CEO of a fast-growing senior-services organization expanding throughout the Tri-State area, Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH).

And today, in 2016 numbers, that’s thousands of seniors in our care, to whom we are committing $110 million.”

In the big picture, ERH projects its 27-community portfolio to grow by almost 40 percent over the next several years with the addition, construction and/or expansion of another 10 senior-care communities.

ERH (, founded in conjunction with the Episcopal Diocese in Cincinnati in 1951, has grown far beyond its Episcopal roots to embrace persons of all faiths.

Celebrating its 65th year in business in 2016, this (formerly) small Cincinnati not-for-profit has grown to a network of senior-care communities and services located across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

This story is about the future of health care, which is starting now, for a fast-growing segment of American society – our elders, who are living longer and are more active than ever before,” said Spitler, “and it’s also about a Cincinnati senior-services agency – steeped in faith, history, tradition and experience – investing  more than $110 million to lead the way.”

ERH envisions a comprehensive approach to the future of health care, a powerful palette of partnerships including for-profit and non-profit organizations, hospital systems, real estate developers, government agencies, and even other competing retirement communities.

This innovative approach covers upscale retirement communities, home health services, and the fast-growing affordable housing market for lower-income seniors, plus a mix of social services to cover everything else in between.

The $110 million expansion campaign is targeting:

  • The $23 million renovation of the flagship ERH community, the upscale Marjorie P. Lee as well as Deupree House in Cincinnati;
  • A $17 million expansion and renovation campaign partnering with another non-profit senior services organization, also in Cincinnati;
  • An average of almost $10 million to be spent on seven other affordable living communities throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana such as a complete renovation of the top floors above a YMCA called Central Parkway Place ($11.8M), Thomaston Woods ($10.9M), Knowlton Place ($10.7M), Marlowe Court, ($10.5M), Green Hills ($9.8M), Trent Village ($8.8M) and Walnut Court ($7.7M).

In addition, ERH has led in the formation of the Post-Acute Care Network (PACN), partnering with other retirement communities and a home healthcare company and offering hospital systems and insurance providers a cost-efficient solution for quality outcomes across a wide array of rehabilitation scenarios, and already participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) national bundled payment pilot program.

Since 1951, ERH has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative environments, and in-home and community-based services. ERH owns, manages or is currently developing 27 senior living communities, including two premier communities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, and 25 affordable housing communities.

ERH also operates Living Well Senior Solutions, a service that provides guidance to elders and their families on issues related to aging, Deupree Meals On Wheels, and Parish Health Ministry, which supports church 77 health ministries through advocacy, education and wellness programs.

For more information about ERH, please contact Mr. Bryan Reynolds, Integrated Marketing Director at (513) 979-2243 or For media inquiries, please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or

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Episcopal Retirement Homes ERH in Cincinnati Enquirer Saturday 1.23.16 Andy Hemmer PR

Episcopal Retirement Homes ERH in Cincinnati Enquirer Saturday 1.23.16 Jump Page PR by Andy Hemmer


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Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , on 01/26/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

1 press release, 2 papers

Posted in Robert Lucke Group with tags , , , , , , , , on 02/05/2015 by @CincinnatiPR

Robert Lucke Group in your Cincinnati Enquirer today, yesterday and on the App:

Cincinnati Enquirer story on the app (above – how about that photo credit!) and online at here:


Cincinnati Enquirer story online and on the app:



Online press release posted on


….. and on Local 12 WKRC-TV the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati ….

Bright!Tax Goes! Boom! ~~ featured in your Cincinnati @Enquirer today ~~ Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky entrepreneur Greg Dewald of {@BrightTax} lifts anchor in search of new international HQ ~~ thx @BowdeyaTweh and Cincinnati @Enquirer!! ~~

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 10/16/2014 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release as a PDF – For Immediate Release: Bright!Tax goes! BOOM! Cincy startup U.S. expats tax prep scouts international sites for new HQ – Press Release 10.16.14

link to Cincinnati Enquirer story

Enquirer page as PDFNKy native Dewald grows Bright!Tax international tax prep – Cincinnati Enquirer – Business – 10.16.14 – PR by Andy Hemmer

Bright!Tax goes! BOOM!

Cincy startup Bright!Tax assisting U.S. expats worldwide lifts anchor in NYC, scouts international sites for new 50-man (and woman) HQ

Greg Dewald’s latest entrepreneurial win, and FATCA.

Last year: 50 countries, 500% growth: This year: 110 countries, 500% growth.

Multi award-winning online entrepreneur Dewald, an UpTech! Finalist.

6.5 million Americans overseas, more and more becoming targets of the IRS.

[NEW YORK, NY and CINCINNATI, OH ~ Oct. 16, 2014] Trust?

In whom do American expatriates trust?

No longer their Swiss bankers.

Nor bankers from any other country, for that matter.

Not since U.S. regulators have begun targeting every bank account worldwide maintained by Americans living and working overseas. And these are highly professional individuals: diplomats, scientists, physicians and corporate executives, as well as missionaries and military contractors.

Just this summer, the U.S. Treasury Department unleashed a regulatory tsunami upon U.S. citizens living and working abroad, the Foreign Accounts and Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Uncle Sam and President Obama haven’t exactly spelled out “FATCAT,” but they’re only one letter off. And though their initial interest was to target the 1 percent with significant “quiet” offshore holdings, the average American expat has, unfortunately, been caught in the crosshairs.

At Bright!Tax, we feel that American expats, for the most part, are American heroes,” said Greg Dewald, principal and founder of Bright!Tax (, a cloud-based income tax prep service serving U.S. expatriates.

In the era of globalization, they represent the best of what the United States projects onto the world stage. At the very least, they deserve to be treated fairly and with a respect that reflects the contributions they make for the greater good.”

Bright!Tax exists solely to assist American expats with their U.S. tax filing obligation by providing simple, secure and reliable online U.S. tax preparation services that heretofore were simply unavailable,” Dewald said.

There are about 6.5 million Americans living and working overseas, most of whom are still on the hook for filing federal taxes every year, and many of them are simply unaware of their obligation to do so.

They’re assessed on worldwide income, and unless they haven’t renounced U.S. citizenship and returned their passport, expats must file federal taxes every year, as if they lived in Blue Ash or Covington. The IRS penalties for not filing taxes range from $10,000 to $100,000.


With his visionary brand of entrepreneurialism, Dewald is a lifelong achiever who previously owned and ran Opera Inc., an nationally renowned designer of trade show exhibits based in Erlanger, Ky.

While leading Opera, Dewald and his staff of over 50 engaged clients nationwide in a cloud-based design and production process, a platform that singed the potential of web commerce and its commercial potential on his frontal lobe, and thus, led to Bright!Tax.

Bright!Tax is a virtual company, save for its data center in New York, which will be relocated early next year to the first international headquarters. An international site search has narrowed the company’s options to office facilities in London, Belgium, Singapore or Hong Kong.

We anticipate making a decision sometime this fall, with the goal of opening the first international headquarters for Bright!Tax in January of 2015,” Dewald said.

All employees currently work remotely; all BrightTax front-office, back-office, communications and infrastructure originate in the company’s cloud-based architecture. Dewald currently lives in Argentina and Covington.

The first international headquarters will house the Bright!Tax data center as well as Dewald’s HQ offices and an as-yet undetermined number of staff. Currently, Bright!Tax employs 10 CPAs working remotely from their individual office facilities across the U.S.; expansion plans call for 25 CPAs over the next two years, and as many as 50 over the next five years.

This is what we’re preparing for, that’s the growth that we’ve seen and the future potential of Bright!Tax is amazing,” Dewald said. “Our goal is to come to scale and to grab a major chunk of this burgeoning industry. 

“It’s an opportunity for us to introduce excellence into this space, and to display our true passion, which is our near-fanatical commitment to client happiness and satisfaction.”


Far beyond satisfied – which we are – Greg and his team at Bright!Tax were a tremendous relief,” said Lauren Cleaver, an American expat who owns and runs The Iguana Lodge ( in Costa Rica with her husband Tom.

Bright!Tax was timely, informed, and friendly. We were frightened at what the IRS could do to us. We no longer have that fear.”

Bright!Tax is poised to provide immediate relief to the complicated headache that U.S. expat taxes have become. For more information, please call Bright!Tax at (212) 465-2528, visit or send a message to

For media inquiries regarding Bright!Tax, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer aka TheWritingFiend@Large, President of PR, at (513) 604-5428 or

Thanks to Reporter Bowdeya Tweh and The Cincinnati Enquirer!

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 Mr. Greg Dewald

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Folchi’s Formal Wear in The Cincinnati Enquirer, Sunday Business Section Cover Story: ‘Cincinnati Wedding Business Is Booming’ ~~ ~~ ‘Gray Is The New Black at Folchi’s Formal Wear’ ~~ thx, @VPrevish @LeeAnnHamilton @Enquirer!

Posted in Folchi's Formal Wear in Kenwood Anderson Township and West Chester with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 06/18/2014 by @CincinnatiPR

Folchi’s Press Release – For Immediate Release: Formally, For Him – Shades of Gray at Folchi’s – Gray Is The New Black – 6.18.14 Press Release – PR by Andy Hemmer

PDF Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday Business section featuring Folchi’s – 6.15.14: Folchi’s Formal Wear in The Cincinnati Enquirer – Sunday Business Cover Story – 6.15.14 – PR by Andy Hemmer


 Formally, for him: Shades of Gray at Folchi’s Formal Wear

Gray is the New Black for the 2014 wedding season – for rentals and sales – amidst a rebound in the Cincinnati business of getting betrothed

Gray Matters: Family-owned Folchi’s selling 2x as much in Groom Gray threads.

In biz for 40+ years, first outlet in NKy. next up for hi-end tailor/retailer.

After a flat 2013, Cincinnati wedding industry bounces back!

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ June 18, 2014] With all the slush, grime, soggy boots and somber gray days from a brutal winter, it’s fair to say the fashion-forward color of choice for the 2014 wedding season in Greater Cincinnati – gray – is having a banner year.

Gray is the new black,” for a booming 2014 Cincinnati wedding season, says Mike Folchi of Folchi’s Formal Wear and Fine Men’s Apparel (

Mike and his brother, Mark Folchi, are second-generation owner/operators of Folchi’s.

We really picked up on the gray options after the Twilight collection, which was introduced in 2012, but after seeing what we did last year in Gray, and what we saw in the first month of this year, we decided to double our Gray selections,” said Folchi, president and owner of Folchi’s (

The Allure line at Folchi’s, with whom Folchi has an exclusive arrangement to sell Allure formal wear within a 100-mile radius of Cincinnati, features Heather Gray and Steel Gray, and also offers Tan and a new color this year, Slate Blue.

Folchi’s added an additional flavor in the industry-standard black, an Onyx Black selection.

EXCLUSIVE FROM ALLURE: at Folchi’s only in Cincinnati

Besides the Allure Men line, Folchi’s also offers premium tuxes such as Ralph Lauren, Klein, Joseph Abboud, After Six and Jean Yves, amongst others.

The Allure Men line ( has been one of Folchi’s hottest, Tuxedo rentals average about $160 (with shoes); for-purchase outfits cost about $800.

What the gray palette provides, as offered by Folchi’s, is a direct response to what the market has demanded.

This generation tends to be a lot more casual, and what this particular Allure collection offers is a more casual approach, offering a hybrid of sorts,” Mike Folchi added. “This is actually a cross-over between a tux and a suit.”

Founded in 1973, Folchi’s is a Cincinnati-made icon in the formal wear industry, serving clients for more than 40 years with stores in Kenwood, West Chester and Anderson Township with men’s fine formal wear, custom clothing, expert tailoring and alteration services.

Mike Folchi represents the second-generation ownership, along with siblings Mark Folchi and Marisa Folchi Strickland, accommodating weddings, special events and occasions. For more information, please call Folchi’s in Kenwood at (513) 891-9930, in West Chester at (513) 755-9930 or in the Anderson Towne Centre at (513) 231-9930.

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