Spring 2016 Classes

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2016 Fall Schedule (Click Here to Download Printed Copy)

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EmpowerU tried to organize a candidate interview for the Ohio Congressional District 8 primary where about 15 candidates have applied for the position formerly held by Speaker of the House John Boehner.   EmpowerU wanted a substantive discussion with 5 or 6 of the top leaders with a separate introduction of the other candidates.    The two presumptive candidates Senator Bill Beagle and House Member Tim Derickson were unable to attend the interview.   It is possible that they didn’t want to attend the interview–read letter here.   Because we couldn’t get the candidates to participate we made the decision to cancel the forum.   Several of the candidates submitted information about themselves.   That information is attached–click the name of the candidate to read their information as follows:

Bill Beagle

Scott George

Eric Haemmerle

Terri King

John Robbins

Jim Spurlino

Kevin White

J.D. Winteregg

George Wooley


The Quintessential American Dream Story
Oakley Recreation Center
3882 Paxton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45209

Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month!

Come and join us as Alan McIntyre, of the Frederick Douglas Foundation, chronicles the life of Frederick Douglass and elaborates on the fact that in Douglass’ life and writings, the solutions to America’s current crisis were revealed and the Frederick Douglass Movement in conjunction with the Exodus Project is an effective offensive strategy for saving America.
He will empower attendees to become involved in saving their country from a fundamental transformation.


Debate Rules Announced **Click Here**

Ohio Representatives Republic District 27:  Tom Brinkman V.S. Heidi Huber
Anderson Township Center
7850 Five Mile Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45230

Monday, February 29, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

On February 29, 2016, EmpowerU will host a debate to end all debates.

Tom Brinkman V.S. Heidi Huber 

Thomas Brinkman in one corner, Heidi Huber in the other will face off in the Primary Election for the 27th District of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Brinkman, the well-known co-founder of COAST, and anti-tax advocate will square off against Huber, the well-known education expert and leader against the Common Core Movement.

Monitoring the debate will be someone who knows more about Ohio than almost anyone, Ron Alban, the successful leader of the Initiative to End Ohio’s Estate tax.


Heidi Huber

Thomas Brinkman

Ron Alban

Ron Alban


How to Reduce Your Property Taxes in 2016
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

Attorney Chris Finney reprises a popular EmpowerU seminar on reducing your property taxes. This is like money in the bank! Property taxes finance our schools and fund numerous levies for public services and civic desires. As property owners, many people find taxes a significant burden on the family budget. Chris Finney will take you step-by-step through the process of determining how to pay the lowest possible tax on your home or business. His tips will be worth your effort to attend this great session.

Chris Finney is the owner of Finney Law Firm, LLC, where he concentrates on commercial transactional and litigation projects as well as complex real estate matters.

Chris Finney




To attend this class virtually click here after 6:50 pm the night of the class.  (Technology does not work on iphones or ipads).


FC Cincinnati — Come Celebrate Pro Soccer In Cincinnati!

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Join us for a behind the scenes look at the amazing success of FC Cincinnati – our new professional sports team! 

 The President and General Manager of our new soccer franchise, Jeff Berding, will lead us through why he believed FC Cincinnati would be successful and what it took to make it a reality.     

Young People – Please make it your GOAL to bring your parents to this exceptional, entertaining and informative class!

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Jeff Berding


To attend this class virtually click here after 6:50 pm the night of the class.  (Technology does not work on iphones or ipads).


Climate Hustle The Movie

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Join EmpowerU at the Movies as we examine the important subject of Climate Change.  Your bring the brain-power and we’ll supply the popcorn. Scorching temperatures. Melting ice caps. Killer hurricanes and tornadoes. Disappearing polar bears. The end of civilization as we know it! Are emissions from our cars, factories, and farms causing catastrophic climate change? Is there a genuine scientific consensus? Or is man-made “global warming” an overheated environmental con job being used to push for increased government regulations and a new “Green” energy agenda?

CLIMATE HUSTLE answers these questions, and many, many more. Produced by CFACT and CDR Communications in the one-of-a-kind entertaining and informative style that has made CFACT’s award-winning ClimateDepot.com one of the world’s most sought after sources for reliable, hard-to-find facts about climate issues, this groundbreaking film tears the cover off of global warming hype, and exposes the myths and exaggerations of this multi-billion dollar issue.

Run Time is 1 Hour. Discussion will follow. Don’t miss this important look on Climate Change.



The Death Penalty In Ohio

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Learn about the death penalty in Ohio and its implementation. 2016 is the second year without any executions in Ohio and death penalty foes are about to claim victory. What is the Ohio Supreme Court doing to enforce the law?   Is the law being enforced?

Opponents around the state are looking to support reforms, by exempting people from the execution laws. 17 people on Ohio’s death row have been there for over 20 years. With legal drugs to induce death becoming harder and harder to find is it worth keeping the death penalty in Ohio?

Learn about the tragic case of Anthony Kirkland who is an American serial killer. Between 2006 and 2009, Kirkland murdered a woman and three girls in the Cincinnati area following a 16-year prison term for the 1987 murder of another woman. Why did the Ohio Supreme Court grant a motion for a new sentencing hearing for Kirkland?   How did Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters become involved in this case? Is the Court carrying out the will of Ohioans?

As the election draws near find out what you need to know about the death penalty in Ohio and what you need to know about the judges that are running for the Ohio Supreme Court.

Michael K. Allen


To attend this class virtually click here after 6:50 pm the night of the class.  (Technology does not work on iphones or ipads).


What Does It Mean To Be A Libertarian?

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

*Also:  An appearance for 10 minutes by Gary Lee, Candidate for Hamilton County Sherriff see note below at the beginning of the presentation.*

A very Timely and vital subject as Libertarian Candidate Presidential Candidate, Gary Johnson, cleared a major hurdle to get on the ballot in Ohio. If he has the signatures and makes it on will you know enough about the Libertarian platform to make an informed choice?

  • What is a Libertarian?
  • What are the Differences between Libertarian’s and the other political parties?
  • Are their local candidates that are running as Libertarians?

Join Bill Moore, an Empower U Board Member who has been a Libertarian for over 40 years and has written on Socio-political theory an libertarianism.  Do not go into the voting booth uninformed!

*Gary Lee--is a candidate for Sheriff for Hamilton County.  As Police Captain, Gary served as commander of the Special Services Section, the Inspections Section and was the first Commander of the Information Fusion Section, which focused on Homeland Security and Real Time Crime technology.  In 2011, while assigned to the Community Policing Section, Gary received a commendation for his leadership on the Department’s successful 6.8 million dollar COPS grant acquisition, which saved 25 police officer jobs from imminent lay-off.  Gary’s most recent command assignment was as District One commander.

*Note:  EmpowerU does not support any single candidate.   We invited Sheriff Jim Neal and Candidate for Sheriff Gary Lee to debate on October 10, 2016.  This invitation was sent over 4 months ago.   Sheriff Neal has decided not to debate his candidacy.  

Bill Moore

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Gary Lee


To attend this class virtually click here after 6:50 pm the night of the class.  (Technology does not work on iphones or ipads).


How to Be a Successful Public Speaker

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EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

7 Proven Steps to a Meaningful and Memorable Speech

Public speaking is one of the most valuable business skills you can learn. Contrary to popular belief, excellent public speakers not born, they’re made.  What successful speakers know are the seven secrets to crafting and delivering a speech that inspires, persuades and entertains.

If you give presentations of any kind, or want to learn these secrets, there is good news for you. The program is called: How to Be a Successful Public Speaker.  In this class, you’ll learn the foundations of exceptional public speaking from a Certified World Class Speaking Coach.

When you walk out of this class, you’ll have the foundational tools that enable you to:

  • Become Better Known in Your Industry
  • Attract More Clients
  • Free Up Your Time
  • Increase Your Income
  • Reduce Your Stress Levels


Michael Davis is the founder of Speaking CPR, and also serves as a faculty member of Stage Time University. He is a Certified World Class Speaking coach, and continues to study and work with some of the best professional speakers, humorists and screenwriters to hone his speaking and storytelling skills.



There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes


To attend this class virtually click here after 6:50 pm the night of the class.  (Technology does not work on iphones or ipads).


A Brighter Future for Children at Risk!

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Join Empower U to learn what Hamilton County Job & Family services are doing for our at risk children and how ProKids can enable you to positively impact a child’s life!

Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services Director Moira Weir joins ProKids Executive Director, Tracy Cook, Esq., Tax Levy Review Committee member (and Levy Opinion Writer) Dan Unger and Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel for a discussion of the Services provided for our County’s children at risk.

Hamilton County JFS directs federal, state and county resources that provide for the safety and well-being of abused and neglected children. Foster care, child support enforcement and child protection along with temporary financial assistance are the tools employed to enhance young lives today and offer hope for a better quality of life tomorrow.

Moira Weir

Tracy Cook

Chris Monzel

Dan Unger


To attend this class virtually click here after 6:50 pm the night of the class.  (Technology does not work on iphones or ipads).


Hamilton County Commissioner’s Debate

The Farm
239 Anderson Ferry Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238

Monday, October 3, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

With the election right around the corner join us for an important debate between the four candidates running for Hamilton County Commissioner.

At 5:45 PM Join us for the Best Fried Chicken in Cincinnati (for purchase)

6:30-7:25 PM Commissioner Todd Portune(D) will debate challenger Andrew Pappas(R)

7:35-8:30 PM Commissioner Dennis Deters(R) will debate challenger Denise Driehaus(D)

If you aren’t up-to-date with all the issues going on in the County like Jobs and Family Services and the Metropolitan Sewer District you need to attend this event to help you make important decisions.

To see our Debate Rules Click Here

To see our Informational Flyer Click Here


Please email us your questions in advance by sending them to info@empoweruohio.org.   This will be a virtual class and you will be able to watch it live on the internet.   Go to http://www.empoweruohio.org for a link to watch the class.




To attend this class virtually click here after 6:50 pm the night of the class.  (Technology does not work on iphones or ipads).