Spring 2022 - Inside this issue:

  • Congrats to the Blue Ash Fast 55 winners!
  • Cerkl to add 125 jobs
  • Two Blue Ash companies make the Inc. 5000 regionals
  • Summit Park DORA and more news
  • the BLUE development at Kenwood/Cooper corner
  • Take the Hamilton County broadband survey
  • Part-time employees now eligible for Rec Center membership
  • HAM-Plainfield Roundabout project update
  • Business highlights

CONGRATS TO THE BLUE ASH FAST 55!
Seven Blue Ash-based companies have made the Fast 55 list for 2022!

Congratulations to the following companies for seeing the highest percentage of revenue growth from 2019 to 2021, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier:

  • Callibrity
  • Club Essentials
  • InfoTrust
  • Kinettix
  • Precision Staffing Services 
  • River City Mortgage
  • Stack Construction

TWO BLUE ASH COMPANIES MAKE THE
INC. 5000 REGIONALS LIST
Two Blue Ash-based companies are on the Inc. 5000 Regionals list that ranks the fastest-growing companies.

Kinettix, an IT management firm, jumped from #794 in 2021 up to #42 this year, with 243 percent growth.

InfoTrust, a digital analytics and data governance tech firm, moved up the list from #122 to #82 this year, with 131 percent growth.

Only five companies in the Cincinnati region made it on the Midwest list, with two of them in Blue Ash. Read more.
CERKL TO ADD 125 JOBS
Cerkl has announced it will add 125 jobs in the next two years at its Blue Ash headquarters.

The fast-growing tech company experienced 140 percent growth from 2020 to 2021, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.

SUMMIT PARK NEWS
In February of last year, Blue Ash City Council approved a 180-unit townhome development to be located at the Neighborhoods at Summit Park. 

The project, now dubbed Arabella, will be nestled between the rehab hospital and Daventry.

The development will include attached and detached townhomes as well as flats in three condo buildings.
City Council has approved a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) for Summit Park. It is set to open on June 1. Read more.

Higher Gravity, a craft beer and wine shop, is now open at the Neighborhoods at Summit Park.

In addition, Chick'nCone and Sugar n' Spice are currently building out their spaces in the Approach.
the BLUE DEVELOPMENT AT
KENWOOD/COOPER CORNER
Circle Development has presented plans for a mixed-use development at the Kenwood/Cooper corner.

The project, dubbed the BLUE, will have an inviting, modern façade of ground-floor restaurant/retail, a plaza, a center park, and upper-level office space at the corner and along Kenwood Road, with the residential units, amenities, and parking tucked behind.

Specs:

  • 65,000 sq. ft. of restaurant/retail space
  • 35,000 sq. ft. of office space
  • 250 residential units
  • A center park
  • A corner plaza
  • 650 parking spaces

Circle is currently conducting a traffic study of the area surrounding the proposed development. Read more.
TAKE THE HAMILTON COUNTY
BROADBAND SURVEY
How's your broadband?

Take this survey to help shape where Hamilton County spends $10 million in ARPA funds on local broadband improvements.

Business owners and residents are being asked to take part. Fill out the survey here.
PART-TIME EMPLOYEES NOW ELIGIBLE FOR RECREATION CENTER MEMBERSHIP
All employees who work in Blue Ash, part-time and full-time, are now eligible for membership at the Blue Ash Recreation Center

At the time of purchase, applicants must present a valid driver’s license or state I.D., and a current pay stub showing the payment of Blue Ash City tax.

For more information about joining the Recreation Center, click here.
HAM-PLAINFIELD ROUNDABOUTS
PROJECT UPDATE
The HAM/Plainfield Roundabouts Project is underway in Blue Ash.

This project will consist of three roundabouts at Hunt/Kroger, Plainfield/Hunt, and Plainfield/Peppermill.

The first roundabout at Hunt and Kroger is now open (pictured left).

Meanwhile, crews have started construction on the Plainfield/Hunt roundabout. Traffic will soon be routed onto the new lane shown above (pictured right).

The roundabouts, which will greatly improve safety and ease traffic congestion, are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.

Questions about the project can be emailed to PlainfieldRoundabout@primeeng.com.  

BLUE ASH BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS
Fast-growing Blue Ash-based company, Payload, announced that it has secured $1.5 million from investors. Read more.

Waibel Energy Systems has announced plans to open an office in Blue Ash. Read more.

Insight Enterprises, is combining Cardinal Solutions and PCM, Inc., into one office space in Blue Ash. Read more.

The Fox Corporation will relocate a technology division and remain in Blue Ash. Read more.

Blue Ash-based Feintool recently celebrated the company taking home the celebrated Ford Q1-Award. Read more.

Blue Ash-based Protiviti received the James A. Wuenker Growth Award from REDI Cincinnati on March 10. Read more.

TruBlue has won a slot on the “Franchise 500” list from Entrepreneur. Read more.

Standard Bariatrics has secured $7 million in loans to accelerate commercial efforts for its flagship surgical stapler. Read more.
BLUE ASH WELCOMES YOU
Find out why Blue Ash is the perfect location to establish or grow your business by exploring the Blue Ash Advance website, and through this interactive economic data website from REDI Cincinnati.
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