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#Cincinnati @BusinessCourier EXCLUSIVE: The $1 Billion #Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow: introducing #Upshift of Cincinnati, starring Elder HS grad Steve Anevski, Alex Pantich and Nikola Jordanovski

Posted in #Upshift with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/10/2017 by @CincinnatiPR

 

Steve Anevski Upshift in Cincinnati Business Courier PR by Andy Hemmer

Press Release Introducing Upshift The One Billion Dollar Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow – Press Release from Andy Hemmer and Upshift

 link to @BusinessCourier story:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/07/07/exclusive-fast-growing-brandery-grad-expands-to.html

 

Introducing Upshift of Cincinnati

The $1 Billion Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow

West Side lawyer/MBA, meets Akron/Ohio State tech wiz. Commence commerce.

REVENUE PROJECTION: $1 Billion in annual revenues within first five years.

Upshift: The Cincinnati-based startup connects businesses and workers directly. 

New office openings in Dayton and Columbus; 18 total new markets to open in two years.

[Cincinnati, Ohio ~ July 10, 2017] Upshift CEO Steve Anevski got his start on the West Side of Cincinnati in the family business: bars and restaurants. Like every other restaurant/bar owner, his biggest problem was staffing. From Fridays where he couldn’t find enough people, to Tuesdays when he couldn’t find enough hours for his staff, it was always a balancing act. After many years of dealing with these issues, Anevski committed himself to finding a solution.

When Steve met Alex

Enter Alex Pantich.

Alex, a graduate of Ohio State and native of Akron, Ohio, teamed up with Steve to make Upshift a reality.

Alex’s business partner in Kinetiq Solutions, Nikola Jordanovski, also joined as a founder and the three started the business with a bang: being accepted to The Brandery with just an idea on a napkin.

In October of 2016 the trio officially launched the beta of Upshift and have been going gangbusters ever since.

Upshift simply, and conveniently, connects businesses and Upshifters through a mobile and web application.

Businesses can post shifts at the click of a button and Upshifters can make their own schedule working when, where, and how they want.

The partners have set the stage for a dramatic expansion of Upshift, differentiated from the plethora of noise in the marketplace because the Cincy startup:

  • Actually hires people as W4 workers covered by workers’ compensation insurance and payroll taxes;
  • Is Exclusive, all with all hiring done by algorithm and fewer than 30 percent of applicants accepted;
  • Packs a first-rate investor’s pedigree with credentials from The Brandery;
  • Has posted revenue increase of at least 50 percent monthly  every month in 2017, with this growth rate expected to remain steady.

Employers, not just in the restaurant/hospitality industry where Anevski grew up, but in the logistics, transportation, warehousing and light-industrial genres, are all users of Upshift.

And the independent workforce is born: Upshift will enter 18 U.S. markets within two years; within the last three months it has launched in both Dayton and Columbus.

Upshift is just the first step in a movement towards workers’ independence,” says Anevski.

The company counts an A list of clients: Aero Fulfillment in Mason and Fairfield, Riverbend Music Center in Anderson and Miami Valley Gaming among others.

One of the best things about Upshift is that it allows flexibility for both people and businesses,” says Pantich.

Businesses can post shifts at the click of a button and people can make their own schedules and choose which shifts to take from the convenience of their phones.”

Introducing Upshift The One Billion Dollar Upshift to the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow - Press Release from Andy Hemmer and Upshift

Upshift Contacts:

Mr. Steve Anevski, Upshift CEO steve@upshift.work cell: (513) 314-2382

Mr. Alex Pantich, Upshift COO alex@upshift.work cell: (330) 814-7561

Alex Pantich, left, and Steve Anevski - Upshift foto TWO - foto credit Andy Hemmer

#Upshift co-founders Alex Pantich, left, and Steve Anevski were featured in The Cincinnati Business Courier – link: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/07/07/exclusive-fast-growing-brandery-grad-expands-to.html

Upshift Press Contact:

Mr. Andy Hemmer andy@andyhemmer.com (513) 604-5428

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#OTD Holland Advertising:Interactive in Sunday edition Cincinnati Enquirer 11.21.10

Posted in Anniversary PR: The Way We Were (luv ya, Babs!), Holland Advertising: Interactive, Cincinnati's Original Advertising Agency (1937), On This Day with tags , , , , , , , on 11/21/2016 by @CincinnatiPR

Press Release for Holland Advertising:Interactive

[and here it is on Cincinnati.com]

Press Release for Holland Advertising:Interactive

Press Release for Holland Advertising:Interactive

Cincinnati Enquirer feature, Sunday Edition, Business Section 11.21.10

Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday edition feature on Holland Advertising:Interactive

Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday edition feature on Holland Advertising:Interactive

 

20 Years and Counting: Kathy and Bill Kinane celebrate 20 years at The Manor House Banquet and Conference Center in Mason, serving corporate America during the work week while hosting weddings, bar/bat mitvahs, birthdays/anniversaries and social events on the weekends

Posted in Manor House Banquet and Conference Center (513) 459-0177 ManorHouseOhio.com with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 03/29/2016 by @CincinnatiPR
Manor House in Cincinnati Enquirer PR by Andy Hemmer.com PR

link to Enquirer/Cincinnati.com story online –>> http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/228293

Two decades down the road, Cincinnati natives Kathy and Bill Kinane are celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their owner/operator labor of love, the Manor House Banquet and Conference Center in Mason, with the same blend of exquisite decor, excellent food and first-class service offered in 1996.

We sought to create the perfect place for the business world to meet, while offering high-end, restaurant-quality food and all the amenities that the corporate world needs, in the closest place to corporate heaven that Greater Cincinnati has to offer,” said Kathy Kinane.

The Atrium room (interior) at The Manor House

The Atrium room (interior) at The Manor House

The decision to open in Mason was crucial.”

With 20 years of experience as restaurant owners, we weren’t exactly new to the party, but we also knew there was a tremendous opportunity: a luxurious banquet and conference center, designed with plenty of space and parking with a distinct, Southern plantation concept, which would fit the bill for Procter and Gamble and Kroger during the week and your neighbor’s wedding on the weekend,” Bill Kinane said.

Manor House in The Cincinnati Enquirer -- link: http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/228111

Manor House in The Cincinnati Enquirer — link:
http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/228111

All antebellum alliteration aside, The Manor House exudes aforementioned hospitality for corporate titans, business leaders and bar mitzvahs alike, spanning every industry and all generations.

Interior shot at The Carriage House, located at The Manor House in Mason, OH.

Interior shot at The Carriage House, located at The Manor House in Mason, OH.

Tucked off of a bustling section of Mason-Montgomery Road, the Kinanes have steadily expanded their family-owned, family-run Manor House to the verge of perpetual sell-out – day-to-day and week-by-week – nestled amidst one of Greater Cincinnati’s fastest-growing and most dynamic business markets.

The Kinanes built a mini-service industry mecca on the West Side years ago with the Fore and Aft Restaurant, the Cabana Bar and Mariners Inn off River Road in Sayler Park.

They sold those properties in 1994 in search of their next adventure, winding up with The Manor House in Mason, where their 18-acre complex flexes along with the corporate elite of Mason, the shopping centers of Deerfield Township, and the plethora of new homes and subdivisions in Warren County.

For more information about The Manor House, please contact Kathy or Bill at (513) 459-0177, visit www.ManorHouseOhio.com, or send an e-mail to info@manorhouseohio.com.

For media inquiries regarding The Manor House, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.

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20 YEARS AND COUNTING: The Manor House Banquet and Conference Center http://www.manorhouseohio.com

20 YEARS AND COUNTING: The Manor House Banquet and Conference Center http://www.manorhouseohio.com

#tbt: did Van Halen breakup go down in Cincinnati?

Posted in #TBT with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 10/15/2015 by @CincinnatiPR

According to The Rolling Stone ….

Van Halen were the biggest hard-rock band on the planet in March 1984; the hit single “Jump” was in heavy rotation on MTV, and their sixth studio album, 1984, was on track to sell 17 million copies. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth exchanged their usual ribbing when Rolling Stone writer Debby Miller caught up with them at a Cincinnati tour stop. “I‘m a musician, Dave’s a rock star,” said Van Halen, who would bring studio equipment on the road, and told a story about climbing into the closet of his hotel room at night to hum song ideas into a tape recorder. (He also talked about his uneasiness at being a guitar idol: “I am so much geekier than any of those kids dreaming about being me.”) Roth, for his part, belittled Eddie’s recent star cameo on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” (“He went in and played the same f****** solo he’s been playing in this band for 10 years. Big deal!”) Less than a year later, Roth was out of the band, replaced by singer Sammy Hagar.

Here’s the pic from The Rolling Stone story (below) ….

BONUS POINTS:

At which Cincinnati hotel did the photo shoot take place?

Did the breakup of Van Halen start in Cincinnati - Rolling Stone 424

The @CincinnatiPR Minute for Wednesday 7.1.15: spotlight on the office/commercial component at Rookwood Properties in Cincinnati and Tri-County

Posted in AndyHemmer.com PR with tags , , , , , , , on 07/01/2015 by @CincinnatiPR

The @CincinnatiPR Minute for Wednesday 7.1.15 from Andy Hemmer PR

 

@Keurig CEO Brian Kelley, Elder High School Class of 1979, in The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/articles/keurigs-new-coffee-brewer-is-test-for-ceo-1408658445

Posted in Elder High School, Wall Street Journal with tags , , , , on 09/09/2014 by @CincinnatiPR

Cincinnati made The Times today. Thanks for the visit, and the story, Keith!

Posted in Cincinnati with tags , , on 06/06/2012 by @CincinnatiPR

Highlights:

“On a bright blue afternoon, just the sort of day that prompted Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831 to describe this part of the Ohio River as ‘one of the most magnificent valleys in which man has made his stay,’ the full sweep of Cincinnati’s new development, clearly designed as the city’s gateway, comes into full view.”

“The shoreline of this Ohio River city, which in the 19th Century hummed with 30 steamboat visits a day but faded into the 20th as pollution and industrial disinvestment pushed people and businesses inland, is emerging again as a hub of civic and economic vitality.”

“Cincinnati is experiencing a strong revival in urban core business and residential growth, much of it prompted by development along a scenic river that state and federal water quality data show is cleaner and more ecologically vital.”

“The Mets still suck.”

[jk with that last one]

Thx to Keith Schneider, aka @modeshift, and The New York Times (@nytimes)!

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