“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hours—his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear—is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle—victorious.”

- Vince Lombardi


It is in this sentiment and with great joy that we announce that last month we were named Best Magazine at the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter Excellence in Journalism awards for 2017. You could say it’s been a quest of ours since we launched the magazine almost 15 years ago.

The “quest” has seen some real characters as a part of the Cincy team, many with talents that far exceeded the salaries we could afford at the time. If you are one of these—and you know who you are—keep an eye out on the Cincy party line as we are looking to hold a soirée to celebrate sometime soon. You are very much a part of this win.

Corinne Minard, our managing editor, should be given much of the credit. I continue to forget whether she started as an intern or hourly, but within her first months with the company she took ahold of responsibilities faster than we could figure out her titles. Five years later, she runs the show and has an awesome team of editors, writers and local freelancers that all make solid contributions each issue.

Guy Kelly is our creative director. It’s the highlight of our week when he presents upcoming cover concepts. To give him credit, he sits with patience as we debate the merits of his work; we usually end up liking his favorites anyways.

Other all-stars that have been with the team 3 years or more include:

- Abbey Cummins

- Laura Federle

- Brad Hoicowitz

- Keith Ohmer

- Katy Rucker

- Eric Spangler

Lastly, I would like to thank you, our readers, who afford us the opportunity to create something, which we believe makes a difference for our community.


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