Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce is to be the driving force for creating a strong economy while also promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity, and celebrating originality.

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Established: 1985

Mission: The mission of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce is to be the driving force for creating a strong economy while also promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity, and celebrating originality. Our vision is for Over-the-Rhine to be a model neighborhood for inclusive urban revitalization.

Serving Our Community:

The OTR Chamber of Commerce provides support to OTR’s small businesses, being a resource to create the OTR we know and love today.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OTR’s small businesses have had to navigate and adapt to new challenges on a daily basis. Nationally, small businesses generate 44% of the U.S. economy and OTR is no exception. We have 300 brick and mortar businesses; almost 40% are women-owned and 20% are minority-owned.

The OTR Chamber stepped up to be a 24/7 resource to all, providing critical connections and programs including the #OTRisOpen Campaign, Small Business Relief Fund, and creating Second Sunday OTR, an inclusive socially-distant, masks-on, monthly sidewalk festival.

It’s incredibly meaningful to receive support from those who believe in OTR and understand its importance to our city and entire region. We couldn’t do this without our dedicated community members like you.

Leadership:

Kelly Adamson, Executive Director

Board Executive Committee
Steve Kenat, Chair
Lann Field, Vice-Chair
Greg Olson, Past Chair
Blaise Kah, Treasurer
Bob Deck
Mike Smith

Other Ways to Help:

  • Support: Become an OTR Backer! Tell our small businesses “I’ve got your back” and help set them on the path to recovery. To commit to being an OTR Backer, please visit our website, www.otrchamber.com/backontherise.
  • Choose Local: Keep our small businesses open. Check out our comprehensive list of small businesses and who is doing carryout, delivery, patio seating, dine-in, shopping appointments, and more at www.otrchamber.com/otrisopen
  • Engage: Be an OTR influencer! Hashtag #OTRisOpen or tag us @otrchamber on Instagram to share your OTR experiences and local purchases! Don’t forget #MasksOnOhio
  • Lead: We recognize that the priority is doing our part to eliminate inequality and injustice in our community, so as we rebuild and reopen, we do so with purpose. Check out our resources including Black-owned businesses to support at www.otrchamber.com/otrisopen#all.

1307 Walnut St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 512-5668
www.otrchamber.com

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