Winter 2021 - Inside this issue:

  • Everything but the House adding jobs and expanding
  • The Anthology of Blue Ash takes shape
  • The Coroner's Office nears completion
  • River City Mortgage doubles office space
  • Blue Ash Business Spotlight: Cerkl
  • Blue Ash companies earn prestigious ranking
  • Business highlights
EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE TO EXPAND HQ
AND ADD OVER 800 JOBS
Blue Ash-based Everything but the House (EBTH) announces plans to grow in a big way in the coming years. After receiving incentives from the State and the City of Blue Ash, the company plans to add over 800 jobs and expand its headquarters on Creek Road. EBTH is an online estate sale auction house with bids starting at $1. Read more.
THE ANTHOLOGY OF BLUE ASH TAKES SHAPE
The Anthology of Blue Ash is taking shape within the Neighborhoods at Summit Park. This senior living community provides unique, tiered living options from independent living through memory care. It is expected to open in 2021. Learn more.
RIVER CITY MORTGAGE ADDS JOBS AND
DOUBLES OFFICE SPACE
Blue Ash-based mortgage lender River City Mortgage is seeing impressive growth amidst the pandemic.
The company has doubled its workforce over the last six months and doubled the amount it financed in home loans in 2020 to $1.1 billion, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Due to the growth in employment, the company doubled its office space in the Westlake Center in Blue Ash in January. Read more.
HAMILTON COUNTY CORONER'S OFFICE AND
CRIME LAB CLOSE TO COMPLETION
The new Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and Crime Lab in Blue Ash is nearing completion. The $55 million state-of-the-art building is located at 4477 Carver Woods Drive. The 87,000 sq. ft. facility nearly triples the space of the current office on Eden Avenue in Cincinnati. Read more.
BLUE ASH BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Businesses in Blue Ash have taken extraordinarily creative steps to overcome the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Blue Ash Economic Development Business Spotlight Series, find out what these businesses have accomplished, why Blue Ash is the place for entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive, and why business owners still see a bright future ahead.   
"Now, more than ever, it’s important to listen to your employees and build a culture where innovation and ideas can be heard from those working in any role across the business." - Read the full Q&A with Cerkl CEO Tarek Kamil.
Has your company had to create new products or services to meet your customers’ needs due to COVID-19? Email Economic Development Director Neil Hensley and your company could be featured in a future Blue Ash Business Spotlight.
DUKE ENERGY CENTRAL CORRIDOR PIPELINE UPDATE
Construction on the Duke Energy Central Corridor Pipeline is expected to begin in Blue Ash in March. Work will begin on the north side of the City along Grooms Road and Reed Hartman Highway and will move South. View a larger map outlining the Blue Ash portion of the project here. Some of this construction will impact traffic. One of the most notable road closures will happen in June when Glendale Milford Road will be shut down to westbound traffic at Plainfield Road. Read more.
ICYMI: NINE BLUE ASH COMPANIES MADE THE 2020 INC. 5000 LIST
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Nine Blue Ash-based companies are on the latest Inc. 5000 list, a coveted ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. 

Here are the businesses and their growth percentages as listed in the Cincinnati Business Courier's article about the Inc. 5000:

  • No. 1,401: Windows Direct USA,  317% growth
  • No. 2,168: Precision Staffing Services, 194% growth
  • No. 2,263: SellYourMac.com, 185% growth 
  • No. 2,428: Stack Construction Technologies, 170% growth
  • No. 2,514: Integrity Express Logistics,164% growth 
  • No. 2,573: InfoTrust, 159% growth
  • No. 3,118: Callibrity, 123% growth
  • No. 3,336: CardioSolution, 113% growth
  • No. 3,856: E-Volve Systems, 92% growth

Congratulations!
Blue Ash business highlights
Blue Ash-based ProtectEd has designed and produced disposable masks for children to wear at school. Read more.

Vaco is growing again in Blue Ash. The staffing firm has announced a new digital practice division that is intended to help clients with marketing needs. Read more.

M3COM opened a new office in Blue Ash on August 31 to support their strategic plan for sustainable growth. Read more.

Blue Ash-based Kaleidoscope Innovations, has been acquired by Infosys in a deal valued at $42 million. Read more.

AddUp, Inc. has announced it will establish its North American headquarters in Blue Ash. Read more.

Integrity Express Logistics plans to add 45 jobs at its headquarters in Blue Ash. Read more.

Trusted Rides, a rideshare company with offices in Blue Ash, is assisting parents in the region by offering children safe transportation during the pandemic. Read more.

Payload is eliminating the need for paper checks when homebuyers make a down payment through a product called Earnestly. Read more.
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