Hi I’m Tiff of Tiff in the Morning on Kiss 1071 (heard weekdays 6-10a on iHeartRadio)
I do a lot of things alone…As someone who lived solo in city of Cincy for 4 years I’ve got this down to a science. Join me for tips on how to enjoy experiences alone during various activities…
Tonight I went to a comedy show/dinner at OTR eatery at the DT Kroger. Its centrally located in the city and the atmosphere lends itself to causal conversation, good food, and… grocery shopping if needed.
*Bonus Tiff tip: grocery shopping is a great conversation starter.
For this type of setting my number one recommendation is to sit and chat with the bartender, it’s not groundbreaking, but it’s a great start. Bartender who are not busy are often open to chatting, sharing recommendations, and will often bridge the gap to other people solo in the bar.
Easy questions to start:
“What do you recommend on tap?”
“What’s a typical night here look like?”
“ What else happens at this place, that I might like?”
My second recommendation is; If you find common ground with someone, exchange Instagram handles. This eliminated having to exchanges numbers with someone who don’t really care about (yet.)
*Bonus Tiff tip: FOLLOW UP! That’s my secret sauce, if I meet you and we hit it off, I will reach out and DM within a day or two. I never wait for someone to come to me, its nothing personal, but people get caught in their busy schedules.
My final recommendation is… just do it. You usually wont regret the experience, but it’s natural for your mind to talk you out of it… hell! Our body literally protects us from things that are uncomfortable.
*bonus Tiff tip: I usually tell myself “Stay for 30 mins Tiff, then you can decide.”
Everything Cincy has loads of things to get you started … she does all the research, so you don’t have too, then stop by Tiff in the Morning Tuesday 9:20 for tips of the week.
Rhinegeist Brewery Positions Hiring For: VP of Hospitality & Taproom Experience Rhinegeist Brewery is a regional craft brewery based in the historic Over-The-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. We have built a strong and dedicated team of employees that believe in the power of beer to bring people together, create fantastic ideas, and build a community. Our unique group of employee-owners believes that it is our responsibility to make inspiring beverages and cultivate memorable experiences. We strive to find high-quality, creative solutions with a fierce spirit of independence as we grow. Rhinegeist welcomes all people and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
YMCA Positions Hiring For: Lifeguards, Day Camp and Overnight Camp Counselors YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit organization focusing on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Lebanon Peddlers Mall Positions Hiring For: Cashier/Customer Service Peddlers Mall is a family-owned and operated chain of flea markets with 17 locations across KY, IN, & OH. Peddlers Mall has been in business for over 25 years and specializes in old (vintage, antique, repurposed, thrifted) and new merchandise. Our mall is filled with everything from antiques to uniques.
Crafts & Vines Positions Hiring For: Kitchen Staff Crafts & Vines is located in beautiful MainStrasse Village, Covington, KY. They offer fresh, local craft beers, craft cocktails, and wines on tap with a relaxed atmosphere!
Brighton Center Positions Hiring For: Cook, Financial Wellness Coach, Program Coordinator, Residential Assistant, Lead Teacher, and More. Brighton Center wraps a community of support around individuals and families by tackling the issues that prevent people from becoming self-sufficient, removing the barriers they face, and creating hope so that goals can be achieved and dreams realized. Our mission is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment and leadership.
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Positions Hiring For: Spa and Massage Therapist, Sous Chef, Event Server, Restaurant Host, Front Desk Agent, and More! At 21c Museum Hotels our dynamic team engages in an environment that fosters fun, originality, and genuine hospitality for our guests. Our history of accolades – such as consecutive Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards rankings – and strong performance in guest surveys show that 21c is truly redefining the art of hospitality. 21c strives to inspire our guests, our community and our team through thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions and innovative art, hotel and food and beverage experiences. 21c started with the art, and that is what continues to drive and define the company.
Cincinnati has many wonderful artisan shops and boutiques throughout the area that feature unique handcrafted pieces that are decorative and functional. Support local artists and small businesses by shopping at thoughtfully crafted stores that highlight creativity in the community.
This impressive store is the perfect place to take a step into nostalgia with its wide variety of items that make you feel like you’re on an adventure discovering rare and beautiful pieces that are from the past.
“Whether you are looking for retro clothing, repurposed furniture, antique decor, vintage memorabilia… Peddlers Mall has it all, y’all.”
Explore everything that magic and mystery have to offer with this metaphysical gift shop that offers educational workshops located in downtown Milford!
“We are more than just a brick-and-mortar gift shop. We are a community of like-minded individuals sharing our collective gifts and experiences with our growing family. We have a shared belief centered around the natural world and the Divine Feminine. We know that everyone has their own path to enlightenment, and we welcome and encourage individuals from all paths of lives.”
This creative gem is an amazing nonprofit that sells artwork and secondhand art supplies that is affordable. You can find all the materials you need for your next project at this influential store in the art district of OTR on Main St.
“We aim to make creativity accessible to everyone by offering creative materials to the community with pay-what-you-can pricing.”
“The Little Great One” is a mesmerizing international that sells one-of-a-kind pieces and artifacts from all around the world. Each item tells a story and gives insight to different places and customs. Located near Washington Park, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and tons of restaurants and shops to enjoy.
This funky furniture store is a fabulous spot to check out vintage and local inspired pieces that have a modern flair. They are partnered with Urban Timber Cincinnati and even offer design consulting for the space you’d like to style. Located right down the street from the famous Arnold’s Bar and Grill, which is known for showcasing creatives of all kinds.
This special gallery makes an incredible effort to support and uplift the creative community. They are collaborating with local artists to sell and showcase their work in a welcoming environment. The owners are a friendly and enthusiastic family that is embracing and sharing their love for art and people.
“Let us connect you to local artists to bring the magic of the arts to you.”
If you’re looking for something quirky and a little out of this world you should go to this fascinating oddities and record store located in the historical Mainstrasse Village in Covington, Ky. The shop is humorous and educational, you’ll be sure to laugh and discover something new each and every time.
“You just gotta hop over the river and you’ll be right here! Don’t worry. We heard you’re big jumper.”
Positions Hiring For: Event Sales Coordinator Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
Positions Hiring For: Shift Manager Aglamesis Brothers’ rich, super premium ice creams and deliciously decadent chocolates have been delighting Cincinnatians for well over a century. To this day, our family still uses the same Old World recipes, simple, wholesome ingredients, and traditional confectionery techniques that our ancestors Thomas and Nicholas Aglamesis used when they opened their first parlor here in the Queen City in 1908. Click Here to Apply.
Positions Hiring For: Managing Director Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a resident ensemble theatre company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is always looking for talented new artists for various roles within the organization. These roles are both onstage and behind the scenes. If you love community, theatre, and commitment, we encourage you to apply.
Positions Hiring For: Servers The casual barbeque eatery with live country music and entertainment will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Offering a traditional smokehouse-barbeque-inspired menu, they will have a selection of shareable appetizers, salads, sandwiches, smoked meats & more. There will be a lineup of event programming including live music, line dancing and karaoke. Click Here to Apply.
Positions Hiring For: Package Operator There’s a spot at the bar for everyone at Sam Adams. We’re dedicated to creating a welcoming and safe environment for our coworkers, guests, and partners – free of discrimination and intimidation – where every single person is always treated with respect and dignity. Our people are our most important “ingredient.” We hire the best talent; and we reward, develop, and retain them too. Click Here to Apply.
Positions Hiring For: Communications Game Day Staff FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. FC Cincinnati is an ambitious, disruptive club that is brand and fan focused, that embraces competition with a zeal for winning on and off the field, and where employees are held accountable for excellent execution of plans that build the club and serve the community. Our goal is to put forth an amazing experience to the diverse audiences that pass-through TQL Stadium and followers online. Each and every team member helps us accomplish this goal.Click Here to Apply.
Positions Hiring For: Server Proud to provide a fresh seasonal delicacy. From our store to your home. Come join our family!!! Here at Maki Mono we share a fun, exciting, and disciplined work environment on a daily basis. Click Here to Apply.
Positions Hiring For: Nurse Decrease inflammation, optimize your sleep, boost energy and defy the signs of aging. No matter what your do more goal, Restore Hyper Wellness Hyde Park is here to support you every step of the way. Get guidance from our experts, inform your path forward with data, and access the most cutting-edge modalities in wellness. Create your customized plan today and get ready to meet the best version of you. Click Here for Full Details.
Western Athletic Club’s goal is to provide a clean, safe, and welcoming community for all ages. The professional and dedicated staff promotes fun, positive and social activities to support a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Play tennis and pickleball, take a group-fit class, and work out—do it all!
Positions Hiring For: Group Fitness Trainer/Dancer
AKT is a full-body dance workout that combines cardio dance intervals with strength and toning. Every class works the entire body, from all angles and in all planes of motion for a truly efficient workout. Backed by science, and pulling from dance-based workouts and numerous exercise modalities, all class content works together to focus on results.
Positions Hiring For: Marketing Manager, Line Cook, Sous Chef, Event Bartender, Housekeeping Room Attendant, and More!
Situated in the heart of The Queen City, adjacent to the Contemporary Art Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati- MGallery is a multi-venue contemporary art museum, an award-winning 156-room boutique hotel and home of Metropole restaurant.
A Brewery and Distillery with a historic taproom in the heart of OTR’s Brewery District. Northern Row offers craft beer, craft spirits, cocktails and a chef curated food menu all in a unique, accommodating space.
NYXX is seeking rhythm based indoor cycling instructors who have a passion for group fitness and motivating others! We are a new indoor cycling studio in Cincinnati, reimagining the indoor cycling experience! We are seeking instructors for various class times!
Mercy is conveniently located in East Walnut Hills, near downtown Cincinnati, and enrolls students from over 60 TriState zip codes. They are a vibrant and supportive community that nurtures the whole child … and the whole adult! They’ve been named a Top Workplace for five years running.
Positions Hiring For: Part TimeLicensedEsthetician
We are looking for a licensed esthetician who is passionate about skin care. We are hiring a licensed esthetician specializing in skincare, acne, and spa services, who is enthusiastic about learning and sharing their knowledge with clients. 20 hours per week to start, must be able to work evenings and Saturdays. The perfect candidate will be able to perform derma planes, chemical peels, facials, Microderm abrasion, waxing, with a strong knowledge of skin care. Must be enthusiastic, team player, fast learner, and must be strong in computer skills.
Positions Hiring For: Hiring in Sales, Apparel & Licensing, Service, Parts & Accessories, Shipping & Receiving Bring your resume and stop by their job fair, February 2nd from 6-8PM. Participate in group interviews, facility tours, and a staff meet and greet! Join the fastest growing motorcycle dealership in the tri-state area!
Main Street Ventures is pleased to announce 15 companies that have received funding for their projects through the most recent round of grants. Three of these companies participated in the recently wrapped Launch It: Cincy Summer Program which brings university student founders to Cincinnati for 10-weeks to grow their businesses. The projects funded through this round range from expanding to new markets, adding product lines, and building emerging tech.
Grant Opportunities and Purpose
“The Main Street Ventures grant opportunity highlights why Cincinnati is such an incredible place for entrepreneurship.” Says Nia Baucke, Founder of Thread & Mane. “Starting a business is never without its challenges, but having a community of people and organizations that are willing to recognize and support your efforts along the way makes a huge difference. Designing and creating a beautiful space where women feel celebrated and validated is central to our success and the MSV grant will help us bring that to life.”
Main Street Ventures provides two different types of funding; Launch and Leap Grants. Launch funding provides emerging, pre-revenue businesses at the Prototype or Product stage (showing clear evidence of direct customer engagement validating the business model and product) with $5,000 – $10,000 of equity-free funding to increase the odds of reaching the Market Entry-stage and beyond. Leap funding provides promising, revenue-generating businesses with $10,000 – $30,000 of equity-free funding to scale their community impact and increase the odds of survival.
“Each quarter we see a growing demand for our programs which continuously shows the influx of new ideas in the region. We are excited to be able to support these founders who continue to make the Cincinnati Region an amazing place to live and work.” Main Street Ventures Executive Lead, Brianna Dzuricsko says.
Learn about the 15 companies that received grants in Q3 of 2022:
abba is a platform that connects individuals seeking in-home care to in-home care professionals, while providing the tools and resources to its community to book, operate, and accelerate the in-home care experience. Abba is a holistic approach taking into account the Mental, Emotional, and Physical aspects of care.
Baqette is a small, woman-owned business creating & curating leather pieces to inspire your everyday life.
BlaCkOWned™️ is a community centric brand highlighting Black Stories and promoting ownership through Fashion and Culture.
Bloxsmith empowers developers through our marketplace with the technology and community to sell their 3D model creations cross-metaverse for interoperable use in building games on Roblox, Unity, Unreal, Decentraland, Mutate, The Sandbox, among other platforms.
Bookink makes the tattoo booking experience seamless and convenient for tattoo artists and clients alike.
Cutman Barbershop is a classic barbershop providing traditional men’s grooming services whose mission is to build communities through the art of barbering and acts of service.
Dohjoy is a low-carb, low-calorie, flavorful real bread. Inside every bite is an innovative blend of ingredients that delivers traditional bread flavor and texture with virtually no carb impact or glycemic response.
In the Curious Kitchen is a female owned and founded brand creating ready-to-enjoy Southern classics, inspired by Bluegrass country.
Junebug Jewelry Designs handcrafts timeless, meaningful and unique artisan statement jewelry to honor bold, empowered women who want to walk into a room and make a powerful, lasting impression.
Obscure Euro Parts is a full service parts consignment shop helping shops, collectors and private individuals get their unwanted parts into the hands of enthusiasts who need them most.
Step Up Social is a digital marketing startup that leverages college student labor to disrupt the traditional agency model and offer services to startups typically unable to afford agency work.
Thread & Mane is a one-of-a-kind luxury experience and community space for hair braiding, beauty retail and events.
Toot Suite Press is your wedding stationery fairy godmother — we’re a wedding stationery studio offering modern, customizable designs, made with the highest-quality materials on traditional printing presses, all with an awesome, transparent online customer experience and at a price point you’ll consider money well spent.
Vale Technologies builds and designs carbon dioxide conversion devices through carbon capture to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Wyoming Community Coffee (WyCoCo) is a neighborhood coffee shop serving a well-cared-for beverage to a well-cared-for customer in a well-cared-for space by a well-cared-for staff, and with our new roasting expansion, we have the goal of caring well for women in the local and global coffee industry by creating long-term careers for women here in Cincinnati and sourcing specifically from women farmers and producers around the world.
“To say we are excited to be chosen as an award recipient is an understatement! Says Sara Aschliman, founder and owner of Wyoming Community Coffee. This grant allows us to continuously reach new goals alongside the exciting growth of our company. It allows us to create more careers locally and support women in coffee internationally. Thank you MSV!”
About Main Street Ventures
Main Street Ventures is working to become the community-funded initiative that makes entrepreneurship possible for everyone in Greater Cincinnati, by supporting entrepreneurs with what they need, when they need it: Capital, Connections, and Education. We look to support all good ideas and founders, but with a particular focus on women and minority entrepreneurs who have been historically underrepresented in the startup community. For more information, visit mainstventures.org.
Despite event disruptions and scheduling changes due to the pandemic, the festival creatively continued fundraising for local non-profits in fiscal year 2021-2022. This incredible philanthropic achievement was revealed at a check presentation this evening.
Cincinnati International Wine Festival Fundraising
CINCINNATI – September 13, 2022 –The Cincinnati International Wine Festival announced tonight that it has now raised more than $6.75 million in total for local non-profits since its inception 31 years ago. The festival also presented $261,000 in donations to 31 Greater Cincinnati organizations benefiting from the festival’s fundraising efforts over the 2021-2022 fiscal year, totaling $520,000.
The announcements were made at a private, invitation-only event at the Kenwood Country Club earlier this evening. Leaders from the benefiting organizations were present, and each received a portion of the festival’s donation in the form of individual checks presented to each charity.
“It is such a joy for us to be able to say we have now raised more than $6.75 million for our local charitable beneficiaries focused on our community’s arts, education, health and human services,” said Connie Wiles, Cincinnati International Wine Festival Board President. “Like all non-profits, we struggled through the challenges of the pandemic, but remained dedicated to doing whatever we could to ensure our mission to celebrate the wine industry and give back to our community continued on no matter what. We are grateful for the support of wine lovers near and far, and sincerely thank every single person who attended our amazing festival events this year. Thank you for giving back one glass at a time!”
Cincinnati International Wine Festival Details
The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to celebrate the wine industry and raise funds for charities focused on the arts, education, health and human services. The annual celebration is recognized as one of the Midwest’s largest and most prestigious festivals.
Like many charitable causes, the pandemic has had a significant impact on the festival’s ability to regularly host its events the past three years, making this fundraising achievement even more impressive.
Proceeds from these annual activities translate into significant funds raised which are then granted to the wine festival’s local charitable beneficiaries on an annual basis.
In 2023, the wine festival expects to return to its usual schedule, with the bulk of its events being held in March. Save the date for the 32nd annual festival, which is set for March 9-11, 2023. Learn more at winefestival.com.
About the Cincinnati International Wine Festival
The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a Cincinnati-based 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds for local charities through the celebration of the wine industry. It typically features 700 wines from 100 wineries across the globe, all for a great cause. The festival benefits 30+ Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky arts, education, and health and human services charities, and has been giving back to the community since 1991. The patronage and support of the Greater Cincinnati community enables the festival to continue giving back locally, one glass at a time. Learn more at winefestival.com.