The George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic today at Western Hills Country Club ~~ proceeds to benefit Bayley Place and Eldermount Adult Day Program ~~ This time, our 12th, WITH FEELING !!!

Posted in Bayley Place with tags , , , , , , on 05/18/2015 by TheWritingFiend@Large
Western Hills Country Club in Green Township, Ohio, site of today's 12th Annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic -->

Western Hills Country Club in Green Township, Ohio, site of today’s 12th Annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic –>


One more time – this time an even dozen – and with FEELING!!!!

The George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic will hold its 12th edition at that West Side palace on Cleves Warsaw Pike, the Western Hills Country Club, where more than 100 golfers, sponsors, family and friends will reconvene.

At stake: a major fundraiser to benefit residents of Bayley Place and members of Eldermount Adult Day Program.

12th Annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic today at Western Hills Country Club --

12th Annual George Knittle Memorial Bayley Golf Classic today at Western Hills Country Club —

Here’s The Schwag:

Golfer’s Dream Raffle: $10 per ticket or 3 for $25

Features two rooms (four people double occupancy) for two nights at the luxurious West Baden Springs Hotel plus a Day of Golf on the Donald Ross Course and a Day of Golf on the highly-acclaimed Pete Dye Course. West Baden Springs is in the western portion of Indiana near French Lick.

Hilton Head Condo Raffle: $10 per ticket 3 for $25

One week stay in the beautiful Palmetto Dunes resort section of Hilton Head, South Carolina, featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, 3.5 miles of oceanfront beach, close to golf and tennis courts, restaurants and pool.

Coolers of Cheer* Raffle (The Booze Wheelbarrel) $5 per ticket or 6 for $25

*Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Split The Pot: $5 per ticket or $6 for $25

Drawing held today after the tournament, winners of raffles need not be present to win, proceeds benefit residents of Bayley Place and the Bayley Adult Day Program. Sponsorship opportunities are available at

For more information about Bayley Place, please contact Kathy Baker at (513) 347-4040 or

Bayley Place in Cincinnati offers life options for all stages of the aging process, from independent living cabana life to full medical care -->

Bayley Place in Cincinnati offers life options for all stages of the aging process, from independent living cabana life to full medical care –>


HCMM Inc. opens new national HQ in Mason, staffing up Cincinnati Call Center ~~ SMB specialist nationwide ~~ business owners boost bottom line in a short time at inexpensive cost

Posted in HCMM Inc. with tags , , , on 05/11/2015 by TheWritingFiend@Large
HCMM Inc. opens new national HQ in Mason, staffing up new Cincinnati Call Center -

HCMM Inc. opens new national HQ in Mason, staffing up new Cincinnati Call Center –

What matters to the business community?

Job creation. Just talk to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

What’s important to the business owner, in the small-business and medium-sized business world(s)?

Professional efficiency, profits, growth. And the economy is cooperating, albeit “more like a turtle than a hare,” so sez the National Federation of Independent Business. (

At an integral juncture along its own corporate growth path, the Cincinnati business consultancy HCMM Inc. – renowned for helping thousands of small businesses and medium-sized business owners nationwide – is pleased to announce its own new chapter.

Earlier this month, HCMM Inc. completed a relocation and expansion campaign to open a new HQ office and its Cincinnati Call Center in Mason at The Triangle Office at Kings Mills.

HCMM Inc. is a family-owned, second-generation small-biz booster based in suburban Cincinnati, specializing in helping owners make more money. Featured in a recent Cincinnati Enquirer profile, HCMM Inc. is run by President Julie Maguire.

And now, HCMM Inc. is poised to grow. Individuals with call center and professional telemarketing experience are preferred.

We have at least a dozen available, professional positions in our call center that we would like to fill today,” said Ms. Maguire

For more information about services offered by HCMM Inc., please call toll-free (877) 796-9874 or (513) 677-5900 (rates apply). For employment information, please send your resume to

The power of the ride, by jamie hoffpauir, creator of the pauir Workout Top and pauir athletic apparel: Because when I’m moving, I’M ALIVE.

Posted in pauir athletic apparel with tags , , , , , on 04/21/2015 by TheWritingFiend@Large

The power of the ride

It’s time. NOW. To stop talking, quit whining and start moving. Where some hear “time is up”, I hear the crack of a pistol. Head down, eyes straight, not looking left or right. NEVER BACK. Even when I’m flirting a boundary or venturing off the grid, I am always on the track of never backing down or quitting.

Meditating on goals I’ve visualized, methodical in my pursuit, my mantra steers me towards my reality. Negative, self-defeating thoughts = loser. I’m thriving, not surviving, fuck you very much.

Hills, wind, heat, exhaustion … none are reasons for turning around. Draw a line in front of me and I’ll roll, run, jump, climb or crawl over it … whatever it takes.

I welcome pain, letting it knock up against me and rebounding into the brush. My body is and was never my enemy — it’s a vehicle I’m building to carry me forward.

My spirit does the real work, churning through a race I didn’t sign up for but I’m sure as hell gonna win.

Jamie Hoffpauir of Bellevue, Ky., presents the pauir Workout Top by pauir athletic apparel -

Jamie Hoffpauir of Bellevue, Ky., presents the pauir Workout Top by pauir athletic apparel –

You’re either with me or I don’t know you. Naysayers, yoga pants and sad-eyed ribbon wavers, just … don’t. I don’t need an assist. I graciously leave you and all resentments by the roadside (not so graciously: eat my dust).

I forge pacts with conquerors. Via gritty determination, intelligence and a love for all that seems “wrong,” we beauties laugh without restraint, cry when we want and marvel at our imperfections. We are raw, real, graceful and forever fearless.

I wear a face of perseverance, not a mask of fear. My soul is tattooed with vigilance. My veins are wrought iron. My gaze is unblinking. I’ve earned what you see on me, and what I choose to wear is my armor, my badge.

jamie hoffpauir

jamie hoffpauir

I breathe in the poetry of sidewalk chalk, exhale graffiti spray can fumes and bask in the noon and neon light.

I am stronger than I ever imagined I could be and I’ll figure out what I need to do.

And it will always be revolve around motion.

Because when I’m moving, I AM ALIVE.


ATC (Advanced Technology Consulting): outta the basement in Mason, into the cloud everywhere ~~ starring David Goodwin Jr. and Darren DeMartino ~~ featured in your Cincinnati Business Courier ~~ ~~ @ATC_telecom

Posted in ATC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/15/2015 by TheWritingFiend@Large

David Goodwin Jr.’s take on the site search for his first office (outside of his Mason home) where he’s setting up the new ATC headquarters ~

Press Release – For Immediate Release: ATC Advanced Technology Consulting outta the basement in Mason into the cloud everywhere – 4.15.15 press release

Business Courier story from yesterday:


Outta the basement in Mason, into the cloud everywhere

Fast-growing Mason telecom ATC (Advanced Technology Consulting) to expand, relocate at new Greater Cincinnati office.

Two consecutive years of record revenue + influx of new clients = space demand.

[MASON, Ohio ~ April 15, 2015] David Goodwin’s never had far to get to work.

The managing partner and co-founder of ATC Inc., a fast-growing telecom consultancy offering professional expertise in cloud technologies, voice and data networks, contract negotiation, expense management and business continuity, has built a successful company literally in his own basement.

The home-cooked launch has given way to tremendous growth over the years, bolstered by the signature ATC mantra: provide clients with carrier-neutral, solution-agnostic expertise, while packing the highest levels of customer service and support.

Often clients, such as Jeff Wyler Automotive and Trustaff of Cincinnati, realize five- to six-figure savings over the term of their voice, data and/or cloud contracts. In the last 12 months alone, ATC has negotiated approximately $10 million in total telecom service contracts.

Earlier this year, ATC launched a Greater Cincinnati-wide site search for 5,000 square feet of office space to accommodate the company’s first office facility, more than doubling the space in use since Goodwin opened ATC in 1999.

Employing a half-dozen, ATC is looking to hire at least two new employees now, with possibly another two new hires when the office opens.

The new space will feature a telecom “showroom,” showcasing the latest technology. A target date hasn’t been set, but ATC expects to finalize its location and move into its new office in 2015, targeted for late summer/early fall.

We’ve looked at a number of locations, at some very attractive spaces and properties, with an emphasis on northeastern Cincinnati,” said Goodwin.

Goodwin launched the company with partner, Darren DeMartino, who operates an ATC affiliate office in Hartford, CT. “This new space – within our first traditional office environment – will allow us to host more clients, conduct more in-depth demos, and carry on simultaneous but separate meetings.

“We will be bigger, stronger, and best-equipped to help organizations navigate what can be a particularly nuanced and complicated telecom-cloud industry.”

ATC (Advanced Technology Consulting) on the Cincinnati Business Courier app -- story -->

ATC (Advanced Technology Consulting) on the Cincinnati Business Courier app — story –>

What ATC does is help clients such as Graeter’s, Jeff Wyler Automotive, Sheakley, St. Elizabeth Physicians, Mike’s Carwash, Lykins Energy and Trustaff, all well-known names in Cincinnati business, cut through all the clutter in the ever-evolving information age.

ATC specializes in VoIP, bandwidth and cloud services, all critical IT items clamoring for the attention of mid-market business owners and their IT personnel, not to mention enterprises that spend thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, monthly on telecom services.

And here’s the thing: your everyday business owner – as well as the major corporations – absolutely KNOW they are not getting the full value out of their voice and data services, whether it be cost savings or simply the right products and services to meet their goals. And, they are not sure how to approach the situation with a comprehensive strategy. As a result, everything gets piece-mealed together or purchased in silos,” Goodwin said.

At ATC, strategic tech and telecom decisions are all we do, catering to our holy trinity of three powerful converging forces: VoIP, cloud and bandwidth.”

We have 41 auto franchises spread across 14 locations. We’re in the business of selling cars,” says Jeff Wyler, owner of Jeff Wyler Automotive.

With ATC acting as a single point of contact, conducting the upfront legwork, and providing budgetary projections, we have been able to make informed decisions regarding our voice and data services. ATC has taken a tremendous load off of us. It has been a huge time savings.”

For more information, please visit, call ATC at (513) 234-4778 or send an e-mail to

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Mr. Louie Hollmeyer, ATC Director of Marketing

(513) 323-1131

2015 krohn conservatory butterfly show opens friday april 3: press release, pix ~ ‘butterflies of the philippines,’ courtesy cincinnati parks (@cincyparks) ~

Posted in International Butterfly Show at Krohn Conservatory with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/01/2015 by TheWritingFiend@Large

Release: 2015 Krohn Conservatory Buttertfly Show opens this Friday 4.3.15 ~ thx to Amanda Hurdelbrink, Kamen Creative and Cincinnati Parks

The Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show turns 20

On Friday, April 3, 2015, the Butterflies of the Philippines will open and continue through June 21, 2015. Since 1996, Krohn Conservatory has been presenting this amazing exhibit of local and international species of butterflies that have delighted visitors of all ages, and over the years this show has become a family tradition as winter gives way to spring in Cincinnati.

This year’s exhibit features the colorful and exotic Butterflies of the Philippines, and they will preside over a majestic tribute to the marvelous Filipino culture. The showroom will be filled with butterflies soaring among bold displays that will immerse visitors in a sumptuous tropical environment.

A large, dramatic mural of an erupting volcano and a wildly cascading waterfall will provide a striking backdrop for many tropical plants such as ornate orchids, brilliant bromeliads, delicate anthuriums and dramatic dracaenas.

Many exciting events have been planned throughout the 12-week Butterfly show to allow visitors to experience the free-soaring butterflies and to discover even more about the vibrant, engaging and gracious Filipino culture.

There will be something to delight everyone! Special programs will include: Photography Nights where photographers will have access during extended evening hours; all generations will enjoy the Family Nights; Pista sa Nayon: Philippine Heritage Day; and even a Filipino-style marketplace –– as well as many more family-fun events.

Find out more about the scheduled events and programs at

The Krohn Conservatory is pleased to have the Greater Cincinnati Filipino community be a part of the Krohn Conservatory 2015 Butterfly Show!

(FREE with admission to Butterfly Show except where noted)

Sunrise with the Butterflies

Sunday, April 5 – 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Purchase refreshments and enjoy the butterflies and the flowers. Regular admission applies. Regular Butterfly Show closes at 5 p.m.

Photographer Nights

April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 – Monday Nights 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours. $12 (price includes unlimited admission pin).

Earth Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The first 300 visitors will receive a free tree seedling sponsored by the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Friends of the Krohn.

Ladies Night

Sponsored by Chico’s

Thursday, May 7 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Drinks and dessert with the butterflies! A presentation of fabulous spring fashion from Chico’s will make this a very special evening (Regular admission applies and refreshments will be available for purchase).

Palengke: “A Filipino Street Market”

Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Local vendors and artists will be selling a variety of Earth-friendly products and many Filipino products and foods will be featured.

Mother’s Day
Sponsored by Macy’s
May 10 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mothers get in free (Regular admission for everyone else).

Family Nights
Sponsored by Huntington Bank

Wednesdays, May 20, June 3, June 17 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Visit the butterflies after-hours for family fun activities and crafts for all ages and learn about carnivorous plants (Unlimited admission pin not valid at this event).

Memorial Day

Special activities sponsored by the Cincinnati Fire Department

Monday – May 25 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

All active military and veterans get free admission.

“Staycation” with the Butterflies

June 8 –11 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come celebrate the kick-off of summer 2015 with traditional Filipino games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk and sprinklers for the kids.

Breakfast with Butterflies

Saturday, June 13 • 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Adults $12 Children $6 (5-12 years-old) (4-and-under free). Enjoy a continental breakfast while getting a sneak peek of the butterflies for the day. (Pre-registration at is required. No purchase at the door. Unlimited admission pin not valid at this event).

Philippines Independence Celebration

Saturday, June 13 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Celebrate Philippine-American Friendship and their shared histories.

Pista sa Nayon: Philippine Heritage Day

Saturday, June 20 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Pista sa Nayon” will feature samples of Philippine foods, heritage, crafts, culture, music and dance. The event will bring together the local Filipino community to share their sense of pride of their heritage and culture.

Father’s Day – Sponsored by Macy’s

Sunday, June 21 • 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Dads get in free (Regular admission for everyone else).

The Krohn Conservatory is a nationally-recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Throughout the year, the Krohn Conservatory features a variety of special exhibits and programs, including the annual Butterfly Show, the Holiday Show, and the floral Spring, Summer and Fall shows, as well as a unique collection of plants in the Palm, Fern, Desert, and Orchid houses.

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Posted in Modo Hot Yoga on 03/17/2015 by TheWritingFiend@Large

take a nice deep in-breath …. just a gentle spinal twist, here, awakening down the spinal column: MODO Hot Yoga (MODOHotYoga) at CityLink Center in #Cincinnati today.

Posted in Modo Hot Yoga with tags , , , , , , on 03/12/2015 by TheWritingFiend@Large
MODO Hot Yoga Cincinnati Clifton and Northern Kentucky ~

MODO Hot Yoga Cincinnati Clifton and Northern Kentucky ~

MODO Hot Yoga took its weekly roadtrip to CityLink Center in Cincinnati’s West End today.

Together at CityLink, Greater Cincinnatians are:

Working together.

Reducing poverty. And,

Changing lives.

CityLink Center ( ) is a Cincinnati city-wide initiative started by a group of social service agencies who recognized the need for integrated services. The founding partners reached out to the faith-based community for support in realizing their vision.

CityLink leverages the strengths of various social service agencies in Cincinnati, and continues to build support from a broad base of faith-based, corporate, foundation and individual supporters.

CityLink opened its doors in October of 2012 and officially launched in January of 2013. CityLink serves adults and their families from throughout Greater Cincinnati. The collaboration brings together the city’s top social services, volunteers from throughout the community, and community and church partners, all focused on working together to impact lives.

Partner Agencies: CityLink partners with over 15 different area agencies to bring best-in-class services to CityLink clients under one roof. Core Service Partners include Cincinnati Public Schools Adult Education, Cincinnati Works, Per Scholas and SmartMoney Community Services, all of whom are resident partners at the center.

MODO Hot Yoga at CityLink Center Cincinnati 3.12.15

MODO Hot Yoga is open in Cincinnati at Columbia Square, U-Square in Clifton and in Crescent Springs, NKy. ~~


ChangingGears and Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio are also resident partners providing Supporting Services along with visiting partners that include BeechAcres, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, The Eve Center, The Adam Center, FreeStore Foodbank (Ohio Benefits Bank), 4C for Children, PREP, and St, Vincent DePaul.

Churches partner to connect clients, volunteers, and support to CityLink Center. Churches comprising our Spiritual Advisory Council are: Bright Star Baptist Church, Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship, College Hill Presbyterian, Compass Community Church, Consolation Baptist Church, Corinthian Baptist Church, Crossroads, Horizon Community Church, Landmark Baptist, Mariemont Community Church, Montgomery Community Church, New Life Temple Church, Northminster Presbyterian, Peoples Church, Revelation Baptist Church, River of Life, Tryed Stone New Beginning and Zion Bethel Missionary West.


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