Season Ending Event --Bring the Kids to This One!

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Rocky Boiman to Headline Event!  Brian Thomas to Emcee!

Chris Monzel, Christopher Smitherman & Bill Seitz to Attend and Speak

This event will be held outside, weather permitting at the Frame USA building, 225 Northland Blvd..  If Weather is bad we will move inside the studio.

–Dinner is from 5:45 PM-6:45 PM, dinner will be outside weather permitting.
–Program Starts at 6:45 PM.  Program will be inside the studio.
–Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  
–EmpowerU will provide burgers, and hot dogs

Bring your lawn chair and experience the meaning of our motto, “Educate, Enjoy, Engage.” 55KRC radio personality Brian Thomas will serve as master of ceremonies and gang leader of the “Rat Pack” including Christ Monzel and Christopher Smitherman.   Christopher will be discussing the City and Commissioner Chris Monzel will discuss the County. On this very special evening we will celebrate the end of EmpowerU’s 15th semester. Empowered Citizen awards will be handed out. Will you receive one?

One of Empoweru’s favorite speakers and guest lecturers Bill Seitz will also join Empoweru’s season event and tell us about what is going on in the Ohio Statehouse.  Currently, the State Representative for the 30th district and a former State Senator, Bill is always informative, and always on top of the subject.   Join the incredibly entertaining Bill Seitz and and our huge cast of speakers on Wednesday night!

EmpowerU will be grilling the burgers and hot dogs as well as providing water and soft drinks. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share at the potluck table. Adult attendees are welcome to BYOB.

There is no charge for this event, but your donation is gratefully accepted. We look forward to seeing all our friends at this great annual event.

Keynote speaker for the evening will be the great Rocky Boiman who will discuss Leadership.   Dinner is from 6:00-6:45 PM.   The event will be from 6:45-8:00 PM.    Also joining the event will be “The Rat Pack”, Brian Thomas, Christopher Smitherman and Chris Monzel will attend.

Rocky Boiman

LEADERSHIP “My experience from the NFL”

Who better to discuss Leadership and Teamwork than one time pro football player who played in a SUPERBOWL – the amazing ROCKY BOIMAN????

Rocky will share his 2 Theme winning approach

Habits of Great Players, Habits of Great Teams. Rocky will walk us through each aspect of his winning theory formulated from many years of varied experiences on and off the field!

Can you stand up to the “No excuse, No Explanations mentality? Can you focus on building a CULTURE?

Rocky will explain these and many other of his winning habits and how you they can be applied to our everyday life. Are you ready? Are you prepared to be challenged and Empowered to win the Super Bowl in your life? Don’t miss this opportunity to have ROCKY ROCK your world!!

Speaker Bio:

Rocky Boiman is the co-host of the “Eddie and Rocky Show” 3-6pm on 700WLW as well as a College Football analyst for ESPN. Prior to this, Rocky was eight year veteran linebacker of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He was also a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. Rocky played college football for the University of Notre Dame and served as team captain his senior year. Boiman graduated in 1998 from St. Xavier High School in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH. Boiman also served as Green Township Trustee from 2011-2014.

Rocky Boiman

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In the Garden with Ron Wilson

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, April 26, 2018

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“In the Garden”…with Ron Wilson Your Personal Yardboy

Join ‘yardening expert Ron Wilson (your Personal Yardboy) for this informal open formatted session as he takes a look at new  plants and products, shares timely ‘yardening tips, works thru what’s hot and what’s not in the ‘yarden, addresses your personal ‘yardening issues, and who knows what else?  Bring your ‘yardening questions as we try to cover as much ‘yardening as time will allow! 

You can feel it – you know It’s Time to get your hands back in the dirt and bask in the smells and beauty of the glory of Mother Nature in Bloom!  Come join us to be Empowered to Yarden away!!

Speaker Bio:

Ron Wilson is Natorp’s Nursery Outlet Marketeam Mgr., wearing many Natorp hats!

He attended the University of Kentucky / Graduate of The Ohio State University / Landscape Horticulture

Past ONLA President / Awarded the ONLA Distinguished Contribution Award

Radio Host: “In the Garden with Ron Wilson” -Sat. 6-9am on 55KRC (550AM) – nationally syndicated ‘Yardening’  -Sat. 10-12pm on 610WTVN (Columbus) – Central Ohio ‘Yardening’

Ron Wilson

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Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire / Mike Gibbons Event

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Republican Senate Candidate Mike Gibbons added to EmpowerU Event.  Cleveland native Mike Gibbons will address EmpowerU from 7:00-7:20 PM and give you information on his candidacy.  Gibbons will run in the May 8 primary against candidate Jim Renacci.  Come meet Mike before the Beverly Hills Supper Club program and ask him questions.

On May 28, 1977, the Beverly Hills Supper Club with its fabled chandeliers, gold flocked white wallpaper, acres of plush red carpets, a sweeping spiral staircase with ornate golden railings and the opulent Cabaret Room that was featuring John Davidson that evening, was the “Showplace of the Nation.”  Forty one years ago a fire swept through this beautiful building on the hill like an unstoppable freight train.  There were 2500 people in the club that evening, 165 and two unborn babies would lose their lives that night.  The once famous club was now in smoldering ruins with the dead and dying lying on the hillside, some not to be found until the fourth day, inside not able to escape.  Tragedy had struck Northern Kentucky and was felt throughout the Tri State.  What caused this beautiful place once billed as “Las Vegas on the Ohio River” to suddenly go up in flames and leave the area devastated.  Was it faulty wiring?  Was it arson?  Was the mob involved?  You’ll hear firsthand from a survivor the nightmare of that evening, and the theories surrounding the cause.  Some call it a conspiracy to cover up the most deadly crime in Kentucky history, but is it a conspiracy?  Many in the Tri-State today remember the fire as if it were yesterday, many knew people that were there and survived, and many survivors are stuck in the past.  Wayne Dammert has a compelling story and evidence of the happenings leading up to that eventful tragic evening when the final curtain fell on the Beverly Hills Supper Club.

Speaker Bio:

Seventeen year old Wayne Dammert entered the Navy in 1954, returning home in 1957.  Unable to find work he became a dealer at the Southgate, Ky. Club when it was an illegal mob casino.  He worked there until 1961, when reformers cleaned up Northern Kentucky and shut it down.  In 1965, he went to work with AM Harris as a Design Draftsman where he was working when the club re-opened in 1971 as Cincinnati’s classiest nightspot.  Wayne returned to the club to work part-time while still working at AM Harris.  He met his former Rockette wife, Betty, there.  As captain (maître d’), he collected autographs and pictures from many Hollywood comedians, singers, dancers, etc.  He was at the Beverly Hills Supper Club the Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend, 1977, when he saw a fire “roar through like a freight train” killing 165 guests.  He led more than 100 to safety through cave-dark, smoke-clotted hallways on the second floor, and he prayed over dozens of the dead and dying.  Before finding his way out Wayne was trapped on the second floor, he still remembers a vision that flashed before him in that dark hallway choked with smoke and frantic people, a sudden bright picture of his wife and children in a meadow.  It only lasted a second, but he felt it was God telling him to get out of there.

Wayne retired at the age of 48 giving him time to spend with his wife and family.  He and his wife Betty have done extensive traveling, babysit for their grandchildren and live life as fully as possible.  Today there is a monument on the site erected by Wayne.  He still goes back to the site of the fire often to ensure the grounds are being taken care of, and remember those who lost their lives and being thankful that he survived and was able to help others.

 

Wayne Dammert

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Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist
6196 Tylersville Road
Mason, Ohio 45040
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bring out the artist in you! Join EmpowerU at Painting with a Twist!

Maybe you thought about giving this a try! Here is your chance to do just that, and best of all you will be part of an awesome group of people from EmpowerU.

A professional artist will instruct our guest step by step through the 16×20 painting pictured  (Cincinnati), all materials need for the project are included with the fee.

This event is located on Tylersville road in Mason.

Doors will open @6:30 for Happy ½ hour.

Class instruction begins promptly: 7:00 – 9:00

This is a fun and unique way to socialize! Empower U will provide the munchies!

BYOB- Wine & Beer and soft drinks ONLY! No hard liquor.

Must be 21!

There is a cost of $35.00 per person for materials.

Class is limited to 25

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Morgan's Great Raid Around Cincinnati: America's Longest Cavalry Ride

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, April 12, 2018

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This Class is being sponsored by Diane Landi

From July 2-26, 1863, while the great battles at Gettysburg and Vicksburg captured the attention of the American people, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led nearly 2,500 cavalrymen on a daring raid into the North. Morgan’s objective was to distract the Union forces under Major General William Rosecrans and Major General Ambrose Burnside from building up enough momentum to wrestle the mostly pro-Union East Tennessee region from its Confederate occupants, and push General Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee beyond its supply base at Chattanooga. Morgan’s incursion into Indiana and Ohio would produce the effect he desired, but it would end with disastrous results for his famous division. Mowery’s presentation will discuss Morgan’s Great Raid as it passed through three Union-held states and circumvented Cincinnati, which at the time was the seventh largest city in the United States and which served as the headquarters for Burnside’s department. Morgan’s special-forces operation represented the pinnacle of Morgan’s strategic and tactical skills and the best of his division’s raiding capabilities. No other American mounted infantry division on horseback would ever achieve what Morgan’s raiders accomplished on the Great Raid of 1863.

Speaker Bio:

David Mowery has been studying the Civil War for over 35 years, and during the course of this time, he has researched, visited, and site-documented over 500 Civil War battlefields across the United States.   David has been a member of the Cincinnati Civil War Round Table since 1995, joining the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission in 2001 to represent Hamilton County’s Civil War sites to the state of Ohio. As a member of this volunteer group, he designed and historically validated the 557-mile John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio. David has published two books on the subject of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio, including its first campaign study, titled Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio, as well as the official guidebook of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, titled Morgan’s Raid Across Ohio.  David currently serves as the Chairman of the non-profit Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation, the all-volunteer group working to save Ohio’s only major Civil War battlefield.

David Mowery

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Sexual Harassment: What you Need to Know!

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

To view a complete recording of this class click here What Can Businesses and Employees Learn From Hollywood’s Sexual Harassment Problem?

 Harvey Weinstein . . . Al Franken . . . .Kevin Spacey . . . Aziz Ansari . . . .Louis CK . . . . Garrison Keillor . . . the #MeToo Movement . . . These stories and countless others like them have caused an enormous change in how sexual harassment is viewed in America, and how it is addressed by employers and employees. What can the rest of us learn from Hollywood’s Harassment Problem?

 This course is literally as timely as today’s headlines! We will be discussing in detail the implications of the recent explosion in sexual harassment allegations against prominent celebrities, businessmen, politicians, and judges – yes, Judges. Attendees will learn what each of us can do to make sure that we and our companies are not in the news ourselves – six weeks, six months, or six years from now.

Among the specific topics we will analyze and discuss are:

  • How can an employer best protect itself from sexual harassment claims in the Harvey Weinstein era?
  • What are the implications of the #MeToo movement for the modern workplace?
  • What is “sexual harassment”? What does that term actually mean in the law, as opposed to what it means in ordinary conversation?
  • When is a company or employer legally responsible or liable for sexual harassment committed by one of its employees?
  • How does the term “hostile work environment” relate to sexual harassment?
  • What differences exist between sexual harassment committed by a supervisor or manager, and harassment committed by a lower-level employee?
  • Can an employer be held legally responsible or liable for sexual harassment committed against one of its employees by an individual who is NOT an employee of the Company?
  • What written policies should an employer have in place regarding sexual harassment, and how should those policies be communicated to its employees?
  • What does a proper internal investigation of a sexual harassment complaint look like?
  • How is sexual harassment analyzed when the alleged harassment involves people of the same sex?

Speaker Bio:

Steve is a native of Cincinnati, and earned his law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He has been in private practice since 1987, beginning his career with the Cincinnati firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister.  Before joining the Finney Law Firm in 2016, Steve was a Partner at Katz, Greenberger & Norton in Cincinnati, where he was in charge of the firm’s labor and employment law practice.

Steve is an experienced trial lawyer who has conducted more than 60 jury trials in numerous State and Federal Courts, involving discrimination, harassment, and other employment issues.  He has also won several cases at the highest appellate levels that have helped to shape the current state of employment law.

Steve lives in the Mt. Washington section of Cincinnati, and has three children.

Stephen E. Imm

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The History of Fake News

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, April 5, 2018

To view a complete recording of this class click here Peter Bronson, who has worked his entire career in the news business, at The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincy Magazine, and on TV and radio, is here to tell you that “fake news” is real—and has never been worse. He will offer examples and describe the Decline and Fall of the Daily Newspaper, caused by many factors—not least among them, dishonest fake news.

Speaker Bio:

Peter Bronson was editorial page editor and columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer for nearly 20 years. Under his leadership the Enquirer was judged Best Editorial Page in Ohio four years in a row.

Before coming to Cincinnati in 1992, he was editorial page editor and columnist at The Tucson Citizen in Tucson, Ariz. He started his career in Michigan after graduating from Michigan State University in his hometown of East Lansing, Mich.

He has served on several non-profits, including Casa de los Niños home for abused children in Tucson; Northern Kentucky Children’s Home; Leadership Cincinnati; and Cincinnati Right to Life.

He was a regular panelist/producer on the Channel 9 WCPO TV show Hotseat, and also on the weekly Tucson news show Arizona Illustrated.

He’s now a contributing editor and columnist at Cincy Magazine, and owner of Chilidog Press LLC, which offers publishing, writing, editing and consulting. He has authored two books: Cincinnati For Pete’s Sake, and Behind the Lines: The Untold Stories of the Cincinnati Riots. He is co-author of Legacy of Courage: True Stories of Honor Flight Veterans, and Legacy of Courage II. In addition to those, Chilidog Press has published a dozen books, including Judge Z: Irretrievably Broken, Dance When You Can and From Salesperson to Superhero.

He is active as a Bible study participant and leader at Horizon Community Church. He enjoys working on his vintage British roadster, playing golf and travel.

He is the father of two, and lives with his wife, Kathy, in Loveland.

 

Peter Bronson

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A Honey of a Bee

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

To view a complete recording of this class click here The familiar honey bee Apis mellifera is a vitally important agricultural pollinator threatened by many human activities.  It is also a behaviorally fascinating insect.  This talk celebrates honey bees’ sophisticated social organization, intimate association with flowers, and past and present relationships with humans.  We will also explore the wonderful ways honey bees sense their world and communicate with nest mates including their astonishing waggle dance language. 

Speaker Bio:

Speaker – Randy C. Morgan, Emeritus Curator-Insectarium, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Randy holds an M.S. in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin.  He worked at the Cincinnati Zoo Insectarium for 32 years and is now retired from his position as Curator of Invertebrates, Reptiles & Amphibians.  At the Zoo he managed a diverse collection of live insects and other small animals for public educational display and developed world-class exhibits.  Randy has been a beekeeper for nearly 40 years, is active in the South Western Ohio Beekeepers Association and loves to share his passion for honey bees and the other little animals that propel and shape our living world.

Randy Morgan

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Net Neutrality + The Library School Levy

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 29, 2018

1) From 7:00-7:40 PM We will be having a discussion about the Hamilton County Library’s Levy request which will be on the ballot on May 8.  Elaine Fay and Libby Stock from the Hamilton County-Cincinnati Library will be talking about the proposed Library Levy on the ballot.  Cincinnati’s library board is asking Hamilton County taxpayers May to double what they contribute each year on this upcoming tax levy. 
At 7:15 PM Matt Wahlert, a City Councilman from North College Hill will discuss why he does not think the levy request should be voted for.    We will make sure to leave some time for your questions about this important levy.   An interesting discussion will come up about how an unelected board (Library board) has the ability to add a levy to the ballot with going through the County Commissioner’s normal levy process.
Elaine Fay * Libby Stock * Matt Wahlert
 2) Around 7:40 PM Net neutrality will be discussed.   Net Neutrality is the principle that governments should mandate Internet service providers to treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, or website. It has become one of the hot topics of 2018 with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC voting 3-2 on a party-line vote to repeal Net Neutrality oversight regulations for internet service providers (ISP). This decision allows ISP to open up different speed and buffering options to large internet content companies like Netflix which could impact consumer’s service speed and cost. The repercussion of this decision by the FCC (overturning a previous Democratic FCC decision in favor of Net Neutrality) is important and has caused a groundswell of criticism among millennials and others. The decision has led many States to propose legislation to keep Net Neutrality in place event though the FCC has ruled that States have no authority in this area.
Is Net Neutrality one more area where competition will lead to a better internet? Is this a libertarian, free-market issue? With the importance of the internet do we risk ISP’s controlling content and changing the way the internet works? Will certain websites be blocked from your use if those websites don’t pay ISP’s to show their web pages?
As we move forward, what will provide the best user experience for the internet? EmpowerU Managing Board Member Dan Regenold will simplify this topic and take us through this important issue as we examine the pros and cons of Net Neutrality. This session will include plenty of time for your thoughts, discussion, and questions.
Speaker Bios:

Elaine Fay is the Community and Government Relations Coordinator at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County acting as a liaison between the Library and federal, state and local government agencies.    Libby Scott is the Internal Communications Coordinator at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.     Matt Wahlert currently serves as a member of North College Hill Council and is President Pro Tem. He also is a member of teh Board of Directors of Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, Life Skills High School, and Riverside Academy.

Dan Regenold, is the Managing Board Member and Founder of EmpowerUOhio.org. He runs www.frameusa.com a American-Made picture frame manufacturing company that relies on selling their products on the internet.

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Empower U partners with the Ohio Attorney General to present Sunshine Laws State Certification Training

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 29, 2018

**THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT** Sorry!  We are trying to arrange a 2nd Session for this Class, but this is left up to the Attorney General.   Please check back on this website.

Empower U partners with the Ohio Attorney General to present Sunshine Laws Certification Training

If you are interested in obtaining this certification Empower U is providing an opportunity for you to do so locally.   

The Sunshine Laws Certification Training, provided by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, is a three-hour certification training session provided to all elected officials, and/or their appropriate designees, as well as members of the general public.

Ohio Revised Code Section 109.43(B) states:

The attorney general shall develop, provide, and certify training programs and seminars for all elected officials or their appropriate designees in order to enhance the officials’ knowledge of the duty to provide access to public records as required by section 149.43 of the Revised Code.  The training shall be three hours for every term of office for which the elected official was appointed or elected to the public office involved.

Each session includes an in-depth analysis of Ohio’s Public Records Act, with a brief discussion of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act.

You can also find more information about the class by going to:

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Briefing-Room/Events/Legal-Events/Sunshine-Laws-Training/2018-Sunshine-Laws-Certified-Training-Springdale

Speaker Bio:

Renata Y. Staff joined the Attorney General’s Office in September 2010 and represents state agencies and statewide officeholders in both state and federal court.  Renata has orally argued in front of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Renata’s current clients include the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Judicial Conference, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the Treasurer of State of Ohio.
Renata is also a member of the office’s Public Records Unit.  As a member of the Unit, she counsels state agencies and state employees on compliance with Ohio’s Public Records Act and travels throughout the State presenting CLEs on Ohio’s Public Records and Open Meetings Acts. Renata is also a member of the office’s Diversity Committee and volunteers with the Office’s Pro Bono Seniors Program.

**Renata Y. Staff works in the office of Mike DeWine(pictured)**

Mike DeWine

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Self Defense with LOVE. Let no one confuse your KINDNESS… as WEAKNESS

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Self Defense with LOVE. Let no one confuse your KINDNESS… as WEAKNESS

Courage Coaches Debbie and Mike Gardner are motivation speakers/authors who teach LOVE-based crime survival skills, drawing upon their personal mistakes and successes during their law enforcement careers. Their absolutely new approach to the timely subject of self-defense dares to emphasize “LESS is more, when less is RIGHT!” The Gardner’s instill Courage, Rights and a proven effective “ONE Word Safety Plan” you’ll easily understand.

In this class learn how to:  1) Control your Fear, 2) Prevent crime set-ups, 3) Understand when you have a legal right to fight back and 4) Learn Your Best Chance to survive.  This is a class for your entire family!

We are requiring a $10 contribution to this session to defer expenses of the speakers travelling from Texas. You may pay this fee online when registering or you can pay at the door.

Speaker Bios:

Debbie and Mike met at the Cincinnati Police Academy in 1973.  Mike is a 28 year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department serving as the legal liaison expert witness for use of force issues and academy instructor.  Debbie retired from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department after 8 years as Deputy Sheriff.  She was one of the first women in the US to be assigned patrol duty alone in the mid 70’s.  She is also certified by various national and international self-defense training programs. Debbie founded the Survive Institute on February 4, 1981 as a result of letters she and Mike received after a regional TV appearance.
Debbie and Mike conduct their realistic crime survival workshops for corporations, conventions, and colleges in almost every state in the US and in Canada, Central and South America, New Zealand, Australia and Central Europe.
This Class is Not Being Presented Virtually!  (Be Here!)

Mike and Debbie

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Rules Just For Radicals?

Holiday Inn
7905 Freedom Way
Florence, Kentucky 41042
Thursday, March 22, 2018

To Download Dan’s Powerpoint Presentation Click Here

To view a complete recording of this class click here. “Alinsky is this country’s leading Hell-Raiser.   No one has more experience or has been more successful than Saul Alinsky.”—The Nation    

Join EmpowerU Managing Board Member Dan Regenold who will be speaking at the Northern Kentucky Tea Party Meeting starting about 7:15 PM–all are welcome.  You will be immersed in a lively discussion as he repeats his Fall 2017 class on the much talked about Saul Alinsky in Kentucky.  Alinsky is generally considered the founder of modern community organizing and is often cited for the success of the Democratic Party under President Barack Obama. In the course of his lifetime Alinsky has received much praise and criticism for improving the living conditions of poor communities across America. William F. Buckley, Jr. said in 1966 that Alinsky was “very close to being an organizational genius.”

Dan Talks About Saul Alinsky–Click Here

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Specifically we will look at Alinsky’s 1971 book Rules for RadicalsRules for Radicals was written as a primer for how the “Have-Nots” could take away power from the Haves. What are the 13 rules Alinsky outlined? How can Alinsky’s rules be used to accomplish goals that you or your organization have? Are they just rules for Radicals and the European Socialists or do Alinsky’s rules apply to Conservaties and others? Join us for our great discussion and video on what Alinsky refers to as “A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals”.   Be ready…you are going to have to work hard at this class!

Dan Regenold, first became active in Government in 2003 when he became involved fighting Eminent Domain and helping stop it in  Evendale and in Norwood, Ohio. In 2006, he was one of the founders of WeDemandAVote.com which successfully fought and stopped, by ballot initiative, a sales tax increase in Hamilton County, Ohio. Later WeDemand stopped Red Light Cameras in Hamilton County. Regenold spoke at the CPAC Convention in 2008 to discuss major Grassroots initiative actions across the United States.   In 2010 Regenold was of three leaders of the initiative to End Ohio’s Estate Tax which happened in 2011. The Tax Foundation called the repeal of Ohio Estate Tax one of the most important Tax accomplishments of 2011. In 2011 Regenold founded EmpowerUOhio.org (now in it’s 14th semester), a Free University offered in the Greater Cincinnati area with the goal of “empowering” citizens.   Regenold is CEO of Frame USA, Inc. in Springdale.

Dan Regenold

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**Class Cancelled**Early Warning Signs of Drug Addiction and what we can do to stop the tide of drug trafficking

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

This Class Has Been Cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Early Warning Signs of Drug Addiction and what we can do to stop the tide of drug trafficking…. What are the early signs of addiction? How should you respond to them? How can you be instrumental in help stemming the tide of this drug epidemicDo not miss this opportunity to learn from Chief Synan, Police Chief of Newtown, as he shares his experience and expertise with us.

In 2014, after watching the last of an entire family die from drugs, the last two from heroin, Mr. Synan met with other members in Hamilton County and helped form the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition where he sits on the Steering Committee and Chair Interdiction. Mr. Synan coordinates law enforcement efforts to reduce supply and works with other members to help reduce demand.

Chief Synan will address many issues including:

What does addictive behavior look like, and what are the early signs of addiction in teenagers? 

What can parents do to stop the behavior before it becomes a full blown addiction?

What does the drug dealer gain from synthetic drugs, how strong is addiction, is incarceration the answer for the addicted abuser? 

Why Chief Synan believes there should be no limit on the number of times Narcan is administered, understanding the drug abuser is not the villain in drug addiction. 

You’ll leave this class with a better understanding of addiction, why this epidemic is out of control, and just what our law enforcement and first responders are dealing with.   What can you, the average person, do to assist reducing the damage this epidemic is causing in our society?

Speaker Bio:

Mr. Synan’s wide experience has allowed him to have a unique look into the heroin crisis. Mr. Synan is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a 24-year police veteran with the Newtown Police Department. For the last 10 years he has served as Police Chief and as a SWAT Team Leader veteran.

Mr. Synan was asked to testify in Washington D.C. at a U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee giving testimony on synthetic opiates and the impact Fentanyl and Carefentinal have had on the country. Mr. Synan was a speaker with President Clinton and other distinguished panelist for the Clinton Foundation discussing the opioid crisis. His work with the Coalition has been used in national and international publications and media outlets. Mr. Synan has spoken internationally on the heroin issue. Mr. Synan has been able to see all the ways that heroin touches lives and all the efforts it takes to help individuals, families struggling with addiction and the impact on communities; and has an in-depth understanding of the complexity of this issue.

 

Chief Thomas Synan Jr.

Appalachain Dawn, the Movie

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Join EmpowerU for a night at the Movies as we watch the 2010 riveting documentary “Appalachian Dawn”. The town is Manchester, in Clay County Kentucky. It is nestled in the mountains of Central Appalachia where Clay County has long been at the nexus of history. Daniel Boone left plenty of footprints here. For over 200 years, the people who followed him generated headlines of heroism and infamy.

Unfortunately, by the early 2000’s, the situation in Clay County was so bleak with vicious feuds, crushing poverty, massive pervasive government corruption and epic drug abuse (many people calling it the most drug infected County in the United States) that any family that could was trying to flee to greener pastures. Those who stayed behind fought a running battle with hopelessness as illicit drugs threatened to consume an entire generation.

And then it happened–when a desperate band of believers cried, “Enough!” Could a Community make the decision that it was going to work together for the common good and change?  Would it work? What happened when the Community asked God to descent into the town of Manchester to help? Was the result God’s work, the people’s work or a combination? Learn about the incredible story of hope and transformation on the town of Manchester, the City of Hope. Could such a transformation happen in your community? Others? Join us for an important lesson to be learned by all—with time to discuss after the movie*.

EmpowerU Will Provide the Popcorn!

*We will be watching a little over half of the movie.

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The Robot Next Door

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 8, 2018

To view a complete recording of this class click here Human activity is, or soon will be, assisted, monitored or replaced by evolving technology.  Both fear and wonder accompany the rapid development of artificial intelligence. Greg Lawson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Buckeye Institute and Joe Platt examines the vast changes we can expect in jobs, society and public policy as America transitions to an automated economy where the labor of humans has an ever decreasing role. The needs of American workers and millions hoping to become Americans through amnesty are merging as we experience the greatest economic and societal transformation in our history? RSVP today and look ahead with EmpowerU. The future is now! 

Speaker Bios:

Greg R. Lawson is the Senior Policy Analyst at The Buckeye Institute.

In this role, Lawson works with all members of the Buckeye research team with a particular focus on local government and education issues. He is also Buckeye’s main liaison to the statehouse where he educates policymakers in both the legislative and executive branches on free-market solutions to Ohio’s challenges.

Prior to his position at Buckeye, Lawson served in the Ohio General Assembly as a Legislative Service Commission Fellow. He then went on to several government affairs roles focusing on numerous public policy topics, including Medicaid, school choice, transportation funding, and Ohio’s Building Code. He also has a background in PAC fundraising, grassroots organizing, and communications and served for five years on the boards of two Columbus-based charter schools.

Greg Lawson

Joe Platt, a self-employed attorney, is a father of four and husband to one. He is keenly interested in societal change and its impact on liberty and freedom of citizens of  America, the greatest nation on Earth.

Joseph Platt

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An Airman’s Perspective of a Desert Deployment

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

To view a complete recording of this class click here. This class shows and discusses the culture of the people who are located near bases where our military are serving in Kuwait.  Not all locals are terrorists and many are quite willing to show off and share their pets – particularly the Camel.

This is a class you won’t want to miss, hear from the speaker’s firsthand experience what it’s like to live in the desert.  You’ll learn about the land, climate, business customs, economy, government, voting, health plans, education, language, dress, customs, courtesies, recreation, hobbies, why Camels are in Kuwait, and much more.

Speaker Bio:

Major Timothy A. Anglin deployed as the Director of Operations, 387th Air Expeditionary Squadron, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait.  He provided administrative and operational control to over 350 Joint Expeditionary Tasked (JET) Airmen and Individual Augmentees (IA) serving at numerous locations throughout the Levant and other Gulf Coast Countries (GCC) in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.

As an Ohio Air National Guardsman, Major Timothy A. Anglin is the FSS Director of Operations in Columbus, Ohio.  As the Director of Operations, he administers and supervises the FSS staff in their support of the 121 ARW to ensure mission readiness of over 1,200 personnel that serve our communities, state and nation for both homeland defense and federal missions.

Major Anglin entered service in 1985 and has served in various operations and command positions in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard and was acting commander of the 123rd Air Control Squadron and served as the J-1 for the State Headquarters Ohio Air National Guard.

Major Timothy A. Anglin

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Breaking Chains and Sterotypes - The Life of Frederick Douglass

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 1, 2018

To view a complete recording of this class click here. Join Americans for Prosperity and Empower U as we partner to dive into the life of Fredrick Douglass. Participants will learn the story of Fredrick Douglass, how education led to his freedom, and how he became one of the wealthiest Americans during his time. We will break down the life-empowering values of Fredrick Douglass that helped him not only break the literal chains binding his freedom, but also break the stereotypes of his day and ours.

Speaker Bio:

Grassroots Leadership Academy Strategic Director, Midwest

A native Hoosier and Indiana University alumni, Ryan joined the Grassroots Leadership Academy from the Indiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation. In 2015, Ryan was recognized for his tremendous efforts, earning AFP’s Liberty Guardian Award. With over a decade of experience in grassroots organizing, Ryan has served in previous roles as Regional Field Director for Educational Choice School Choice Indiana where he worked organizing support for educational school choice and education reform. Ryan has also worked as Field Director for the Indiana House Republican Campaign Committee, as well as Club for Growth President, David McIntosh. Most importantly, Ryan is an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.

6:30 – 7:00    Social meet and greet with food and drinks.

 

Ryan Black

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Live Life to the Fullest: Bring Balance to Your Life

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

To view a complete recording of this class click here. Are you living a full life today? Do you feel alive and passionate about what you are doing? Do you know what you want more of in your life? In this presentation, Life Coach Jennifer Blair talks to you about life, balance, fun and happiness— and how you can make choices to have the life you want.

Using an interactive life balance exercise, Jennifer examines what a full life is and provides practical perspectives, guidelines, and examples to help attendees think about their lives— what is working, or not working, and ultimately, what matters most.

By examining where people are in eight different areas of their lives, participants will explore how to add more balance, focus and joy, as well as gain practical tools to make empowered choices, create inspired actions, and get their lives moving forward.

Speaker Bio:

Jennifer’s passionate commitment to her work focuses on personal and professional life coaching, creative and entrepreneurial consulting, inspirational speaking, writing, and occasionally, teaching salsa dancing. Extensive coaching skills and personal experiences allow Jennifer to create compassion and trust with her clients to move them forward to envision and embrace their definition of success. She assists them in creating life balance, unearthing their strengths and values, overcoming fears and limiting beliefs, setting goals and integrating sustainable change not only in what they do, but in who they are becoming. Her lifelong leadership experiences, extensive coaches training through the Coaches Training Institute and public speaking are making a difference in the lives of clients, audiences and readers all over the country. As a native Texan, Jennifer graduated from Southern Methodist University and served in various communications roles for EDS, Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s office and the Louisville Bar Association. Her numerous volunteer activities have allowed her to mentor women, especially her roles as President of The Junior League of Louisville, co-chair of the Race for the Cure, Co-Director of Greater Louisville Outstanding Women (GLOW) and President of the International Coaches Federation (ICF) Ohio Valley Chapter. From 2007-2012, she wrote a monthly column focusing on in-depth life coaching issues for Underwired Magazine. A compilation of this work, The True You: Tools to Excavate, Explore & Evolve was published and released in January 2012.

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Jennifer Blair

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I Won't Back Down - Celebrating the Life of the Great Tom Petty

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Friday, November 17, 2017

The great Tom Petty passed away on October 2, 2017 and EmpowerU cannot think of a better way to end its 14th Semester than to celebrate his life and music at our semester ending event.   Tom Petty’s impact over 40 years in rock and roll will never be forgotten.  

Tom is best known as the legendary frontman of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.   Born in 1950, his career began with a group called Mudcrutch.   After that, he and other members, including Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench re-formed as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.   A string of hits including “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Don’t Come around Here No More” and “Learning to Fly” helped make Tom one of the most successful musicians in Rock and Roll.  In 1989, Petty embarked on a successful solo fun delivering music videos in the early MTV heydays like “Free Fallin” and “Running Down a Dream”.   Petty’s career of over 40 years included his co-founding of the supergroup the Traveling Wilbury’s (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison)  and reforming his band Mudcrutch,   His collaboration with other legendary rockers including Stevie Nicks, and Johnnie Cash is well known. 

Dan Talks About Tom Petty–Click Here

Petty’s career will be looked at on this special night through listening to his music, his interviews, and comments from many of his peers.   Petty, a student of his music form will discuss in video his own views on music and the art form known as Rock and Roll.   Tom Petty throughout his career has sold over 80 million records.

When Tom was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 2002 with his band the Heartbreakers Tom said, “The music overcame me at a very early age and consumed my life.”   What a life it was…   EmpowerU you promises you a BLOW OUT for this last event of the year!     We are requesting a $5 donation at the door which will be donated to Musicares, a group that honored Tom in 2017.  Musicares is meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal or medical crises.

–We are limiting registration at this event to 1 ticket + 1 Guest

–Sign Up Now –Registration is Limited

–Beer and Wine will be served at this event.

–Join Us early at 6:30 PM as Daniel Regenold will be playing some of Tom’s Hits on the Acoustic Guitar

 Daniel Regenold is to open the show

 

 

Biography of Dana W. Gore, our Presenter

Dana was born January 28, 1953 in Shreveport, LA. His father was in the military and we moved many times in the early years.  They lived in Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, North Carolina, and then finally in 1962 they settled in Falls Church, VA.  This is where music started to change his life forever.

Next door to him lived a boy who was much older than him, but despite the age difference they still became very good friends, initially through their love of sports.  This is where it happened.  He vividly remembers the boys record player in his living room and the day he pulled out this album with a huge wave on the front, with a surfer on his board.  It was the Beach Boys “Surfin’ U.S.A”.  The title cut opens the record, and that was it, he was hooked.  Then he showed him a record by someone named Chuck Berry titled “Chuck Berry is on Top”, and played the song “Johnny B. Goode”. He couldn’t believe my ears.  It was truly a magical moment.

The final piece of the puzzle fell in to place on February, 9, 1964 when the Beatles made their 1st appearance on Ed Sullivan.  Like so many others, this was a defining moment for him. From that day on, until today 50+ years later, music was the one constant in his life.  From elementary school through high school, college, marriage, children, grandchildren, and lifelong friends, music has been with him for the entire ride.

Starting with his 1st concert in the spring of 1969, with Led Zeppelin opening for The Who, and up until his last concert on May 6, 2017 in Tampa, FL when Joe Walsh opened for Tom Petty, he has been blessed.  But of the hundreds of bands and concerts he has seen, none brought him back again and again more than Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

On October 2, 2017 his world as he has known it, became a much sadder place.  He would never see Tom Petty and his amazing band again. Dana had a long career in the record business with Penguin Feather Records in Virginia and served for 29 years as the President of Posterservice, Inc, a sister company of Frame USA.

Dana W. Gore

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***Class is SOLD OUT***The story of international broadcasting comes alive

VOA Museum
8070 Tylersville Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

**This Class is SOLD OUT**”Tell the truth and let the world decide”. This simple eight word sentence captures the very essence of the Voice of America. It was guiding principle when it was founded more than 70 years ago and it serves today as the core mission of this venerable institution. The can-do, pioneering spirit of journalists and engineers of the 1940s made VOA a powerful voice of truth and fact during a time of propaganda, hate mongering and lies. Engineers based in Cincinnati designed and built a radio transmission facility, thought not possible by their peers. The facade of the classic Art Deco style building has been restored and the interior is being constructed as a museum highlighting the important accomplishments both yesterday and today. The museum also holds one of the most complete inventory of radios dating back to the Marconi era. After the speaker there will be a tour, participants will have the opportunity to see the new Powel Crosley Exhibit which opens in September. For more than 70 years, an iconic building has dominated the landscape on a plot of land located just north of Cincinnati, in West Chester Township, Ohio.  For thousands of area residents, the Art Deco façade has been a landmark.  More significant is that for many, living in foreign lands, it remains a source of inspiration.  It was from this site that millions of people in thousands of cities and hamlets worldwide first learned about the United States.  Our culture, values and dedication to freedom and the democratic process became bright beacons of hope and aspiration as the Voice of America beamed its broadcasts from this rural hill top in Ohio to millions around the world.

Jack Dominic has served asExecutive Director the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting since March 2014.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati teaching in the eMedia Division of CCM and formerly served as an adjunct professor at NKU. He spent more than 38 years in public broadcasting retiring as VP&CET Station Manager CET, Cincinnati’s public TV station. Dominic writes and blogs about technology and media and has served on several national committees and working groups for public TV.  He was one of five participants in a project based at the Smithsonian Institution in the 1980s that investigated the use of computer technology to map, photograph the entire United States and to freely distribute this information electronically.  This project was undertaken well before the advent of Google Earth and other services now taken for granted.

Jack Dominic

**Class Postponed**Change The World**Class to be Rescheduled.

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

This Class has Been Postponed–Will be Rescheduled in the Spring–Sorry for Any Inconvenience!

Judge Heather Russell’s CHANGE Court treats people caught up in the web of human trafficking as victims rather than criminals. Learn how this CHANGE court is literally saving lives by helping rather than incarcerating these less fortunate among us! Judge Russell addresses the trauma, homelessness, mental and physical health of CHANGE prostituted persons, most of whom are also fighting addiction.  During the two year program, CHANGE Court graduates gain housing, jobs, self-esteem and sobriety, they re- connects with their families and reclaim their lives. CHANGE court is a judge-supervised treatment program for those changed with prostitution and related offenses in Hamilton County.  It is voluntary and includes regular court appearances before the CHANGE court judge.  The participants work with a team of professionals to improve like and work skills to successfully stay out of the criminal justice system.

Judge Heather Russell attended Walnut Hills High, Miami U and UC College of Law.  She was an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney from 1984-2001, where she was the first female team leader in the major crimes division.  Heather prosecuted many adult and child sexual assault cases and homicides, including 6 capital murder cases. In 1999 she was appointed Chief Assistant of the Hamilton County Grand Jury and was also elected to Loveland City Council. In  2001 she was elected to the Hamilton County Municipal Court, where she has continuously served since then.  Throughout her judicial career Judge Russell has been involved in domestic violence issues on the city, county and state levels, serving at Chief Justice O’Connor’s appointment for 6 years on the Ohio Supreme Court Domestic Violence Advisory Committee.   Her peers have twice elected her to serve as presiding and administrative judge, acting as the voice of the 14 judges of the Hamilton County Municipal Court.  She presided over a Mental Health specialty docket until 2015, when she turned that docket over to another judge so that she could devote more time to CHANGE Court. In 2014, two Cincinnati police officers asked Judge Russell to create a program for the heroin addicted prostitutes around West McMicken St, in Cincinnati, which led Judge Russell to combine her experiences in a victim-centered career and a Mental Health Court to create CHANGE Ct.  Judge Russell has been married for 32 years; she and her husband have raised two grown sons.  She enjoys scoring baseball and speaking French (tho not at the same time,) travel, reading, gardening and aerobics.

Judge Heather Russell

Robert "Bob" Doolan - American Hero

Sharonville VFW 4369
3318 East Sharon Rd.
Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Thursday, November 9, 2017

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America Hero Bob Doolan turned 100 in March, 2017.  He will tell you he isn’t a hero, that he didn’t do anything anyone else wouldn’t do, you decide for yourself if you agree. Did Bob get his St. X ring back? Come and hear his story of war and survival. Bob’s unit went to England where they flew missions over Germany.  On Bob’s last mission (8-12-1943) his plane was severely crippled and had to land in a field in Holland.  Members of the crew, who were able, left the plane in groups of two or three and they scattered.  The first night Bob and his companion were able to stay at a Dutch farmer’s barn.  Here they were given civilian clothing that made them appear to be poor workers trying to get to a work area.  Bob had one item he treasured dearly “his St. X ring”.  He gave it to the farmer because it would be a dead give away that he was an American.  Bob hoped to get to Spain (over 500 miles to the south) with the help of the Dutch Underground.  Unfortunately, he was captured by the Germans, after which he was questioned by the Gestapo and later put in prison for several days.  Finally, he was sent to a POW camp run by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force).  This camp was the same one on which the movie “The Great Escape” was based.

Bob Doolan grew up in Price Hill, attended Holy Family Grade School, and graduated from St. Xavier High School.  He attended the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. An early interest in flying led to Bob’s traveling to the West Coast where he earned a pilot’s license just before WWII.  After Pearl Harbor, Bob re-entered the Army Air Corps and became a navigator of a B17 bomber.  While training in Kansas, he met a girl who would become his wife for over 70 years. After being liberated by units of General Patton’s Third Army, he returned home to Cincinnati where Bob and his wife raised their family, a son and two daughters.  He served 25 years as a Scoutmaster of a troop St. Antoninus Church was sponsoring. Bob has always been active.  He has been a member of the Dunham Choraliers and has given various presentations for the Lifelearn Program.

Robert "Bob" Doolan

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Small Business is Big Business In Ohio

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Monday, November 6, 2017

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Join Roger R. Geiger, Vice-President and Executive Director of Ohio National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Roger will explain to us just how important Small Business is to the livelihood of Ohio (you’ll be surprised!). As the Director of Legislative Affairs in Columbus, Roger will also discuss the many issues that are currently impacting the State of Ohio and business in Ohio. With over 300,000 members across the United States, and 1,000 members just in Hamilton County the NFIB has been an incredibly strong force in representing businesses, their attitudes and beliefs.    Come and let Roger know your thoughts on many issues and how we are tackling them in the State of Ohio.   The Economy, Health Care, Taxes, the Governor’s Rae.  What does the political landscape look like with the Ohio Governor’s race.? We hope for a good showing of business owners to hear what is important to you and how we can make Ohio even stronger.

Roger Geiger

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**THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT***Queen City is Haunted!!!

Vine St - Near Washington Park
1332 Vine St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Friday, October 27, 2017

 

Do you dare investigate the fables of Cincinnati?  Join forces with Empower U and together fearlessly face the myths, legends, and superstitions of the Queen City.   Ready yourself to confront these fictions….. or are they facts?  You decide…..

Discover stories of grisly murders, ghastly deaths and other disturbing tales buried deep within Cincinnati’s storied past. Linger in the shadows of an abandoned cemetery teeming with paranormal activity. Walk the grounds where human remains have recently been unearthed and learn the truth about the Witch of Washington Park!

American Legacy Tours makes history entertaining, enlightening and engaging through well-researched and witty storytelling.  Since their original tour “The Newport Gangster Tour” debuted in 2009, as an immediate success, they have expanded tour offerings to include specialized tours on a variety of themes.  These “Historically Entertaining” walking ours are available through Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Visit www.americanlegacytours.com.

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Maintaining a long and happy relationship with your car

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Cincinnati’s favorite car expert, Dale Donovan joins EmpowerU for an evening of relationship building with your car. 

Listeners to The Car Show on 55KRC on Saturdays appreciate Dale’s wealth of knowledge for maintaining your vehicle to ensure years of dependable service. Americans are keeping vehicles longer than ever, so proper care is essential. 

Get advice on what to look for when buying a used car and learn tips on choosing your mechanic and avoiding unnecessary repairs. Dale will also share those simple maintenance items every car owner can do on their own.

Dale Donovan is the second generation owner of Donovan’s Auto and Tire Centers, a family owned business started in 1958 by his father Don in Pleasant Ridge. Dale learned about business and automobiles as a teen working with his dad and oldest brother, Denny. After attending UC, Dale quickly became the driving force for growth, bringing new ideas and innovative technology into the business. Over the years, Dale has expanded Donovan’s by moving to a larger location, opening an oil change facility and recently, acquiring a second auto repair business in Blue Ash. Donovan’s also managed the rare feat of bringing the third generation of family into the business as Dale’s son, Dane and brother Denny’s son, Kyle work side-by-side with the same focus on customer service as their parents and grandfather.

Dale Donovan

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Life Balance

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Bring Balance to Your Life. Are you living a full life today? Do you feel alive and passionate about what you are doing? Do you know what you want more of in your life? In this presentation, Life Coach Jennifer Blair talks to you about life, balance and happiness— and how you can be more empowered as a person and a leader. Using an interactive life balance exercise, Jennifer defines and clarifies what a full life is, and provides perspectives, guidelines, and examples to help you think about how you are living your life, what is working, or not working, and ultimately, what matters most. By examining where people are in eight different areas of their lives, attendees will explore how to add more balance, focus and joy, as well as gain tools to better manage the stress and distractions. Jennifer offers practical ways to make empowered choices, prioritize inspired action items, get life moving forward and make lasting changes.

Jennifer’s passionate commitment to her work focuses on personal and professional life coaching, creative and entrepreneurial consulting, inspirational speaking, writing, and occasionally, teaching salsa dancing. Extensive coaching skills and personal experiences allow Jennifer to create compassion and trust with her clients to move them forward to envision and embrace their definition of success. She assists them in creating life balance, unearthing their strengths and values, overcoming fears and limiting beliefs, setting goals and integrating sustainable change not only in what they do, but in who they are becoming. Her lifelong leadership experiences, extensive coaches training through the Coaches Training Institute and public speaking are making a difference in the lives of clients, audiences and readers all over the country. As a native Texan, Jennifer graduated from Southern Methodist University and served in various communications roles for EDS, Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s office and the Louisville Bar Association. Her numerous volunteer activities have allowed her to mentor women, especially her roles as President of The Junior League of Louisville, co-chair of the Race for the Cure, Co-Director of Greater Louisville Outstanding Women (GLOW) and President of the International Coaches Federation (ICF) Ohio Valley Chapter. From 2007-2012, she wrote a monthly column focusing on in-depth life coaching issues for Underwired Magazine. A compilation of this work, The True You: Tools to Excavate, Explore & Evolve was published and released in January 2012.

 

Jennifer Blair

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Ohio Sunshine Laws With Brian Shrive

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Attorney Brian Shrive teaches you how to get the information from governments you need through the public information request process.    You must know this important Ohio law to let the sunshine in!  If you need information from your Government(s), this class will tell you how to request the information, what information they are required to give you and when are they required to give you the information.   We will also touch on the important Open Meetings Act which holds elected officials accountable to a series of procedures they are required to follow whenever they meet. Find out why these two Ohio laws have been called “the Great Equalizer.” This is a foundational EmpowerU class–SIGN UP!

Brian Shrive is an attorney with the Finney Law Firm where he focuses his practice on civil litigation including public interest and civil rights litigation. Brian recently helped bring about change to the Cleveland MetroPark’s unconstitutional “First Amendment Activity” policy, and has brought suits against public bodies for violations of the Open Meetings Act. Brian has advised local elected officials, candidates, and activists on Ohio’s Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act. Brian is a former board member of COAST, the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes, having recently stepped down in order to accept an appointment to the Cincinnati Election Commission.

Brian Shrive

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**Cancelled**Simpson vs Cranley

The Farm
239 Anderson Ferry Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
Monday, October 23, 2017

 

Yvette Simpson cancels debate with less than 24 hours notice.  Click here for press release and  Click here for facts.  

With the election right around the corner, please join us for an important debate between the two candidates running for Mayor of Cincinnati—Current Mayor John Cranley and challenger and current City Councilperson Yvette Simpson. At 5:45 PM join us at The Farm for the Best Fried Chicken in Cincinnati (for purchase).   The debate will run from 7:00-8:30 PM and include prepared questions we have given to the candidates, with rebuttal opportunities, and live questions submitted to the candidates from you the attendees.   To send debate questions to us please email them to:   jill@www.empoweruohio.org. There are many many issues on the table for the City of Cincinnati including The Streetcar, current budget problems, making the city more attractive, jobs growth, the neighborhoods, the transit system, safety in the City and the hospital deal in Avondale.   Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions about The City of Cincinnati.   To see Debate Rules Click Here.

Yvette Simpson is a Cincinnati native who graduated from Princeton High School.   After graduating,  she attended Miami University where she earned degrees in Political Science and Mass Communication.   She received the President’s Distinguished Service Award from Miami, the highest honor given to a student.  She attended law school at The University of Cincinnati and became a lawyer. Simpson was elected to council in 2011 (the second election in 2015), one of four new faces that year. She’s known as a defender of the streetcar.   But as far she’s concerned, it is her work on combating human trafficking that most defines her time on council. In the primary this year in May, Simpson received a greater percentage of votes (45%) than her top competitors, Mary Cranley (35%) or Rob Richardson, Jr. (20%–not running for Mayor).   She is currently the President Pro Tem of the Cincinnati City Council. *Information taken from the Cincinnati Enquirer story

Yvette Simpson

John Cranley is the current Mayor of Cincinnati.   He graduated from Harvard Divinity School with a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. In 2001, Cranley was appointed to the Cincinnati City Council and has since been elected three times. In 2005 election, John was voted the top vote getter in a field of 31 candidates.When John Cranley became Finance Chairman, he inherited a city deficit of $35 Million. In addition to his work on City Council, Cranley co-founded the Ohio Innocence Project at the Rosenthal Institute for Justice at the University of Cincinnati Law School, where he served as administrative director.   Cranley won the September 2013 primary election for mayor of Cincinnati, defeating Roxanne Qualls in the November 2013 mayoral election.   He was sworn in as Mayor on December 1, 2013.   During his tenure, Cranley has been the most outspoken and effective leader in getting more cops hired and on the street to fight crime.

John Cranley

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Festive Pumpkin Stacking Fun!

White Oak Garden Center
3579 Blue Rock Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Feeling the Spirit’s getting restless? Getting ready for Goblins and Ghosts to descend upon your front porch? Bewitch these little creatures with entrancing, enthralling and enchanting pumpkins and gourds. Join Jeff Webeler and Empower U at White Oak Garden Center as we join forces in creating unique pumpkin/fall decorations! Your entire family will have a great time using available materials, pumpkins, gourds, dried leafs and twigs.  Create a unique and welcoming focal point that will thrill anyone who ventures upon your doorstep or joins your table for a festive fall feast!  Your will learn how to paste and stack pumpkins, use leaves for hair – the only limit is your imagination!

You can watch and make one with White Oak staff’s help or make your own later– whatever you choose!  The cost will vary from materials you choose, small pumpkins and gourds to larger pumpkins ($3 to $15).

Owner,  Jeff Webeler,  was born and raised on Cincinnati’s west side. Graduated from Western Hills H.S. Spent 4 years out west and received B.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Utah State University.

Jeff began working at White Oak Nursery in 1978 and bought the business shortly after. Still to this day, he believes doing business is about more than offering a plant or product for a price. It’s about building relationships, growing together and cultivating a community of gardens and gardeners. White Oak Gardens has a great team of plant enthusiast that love sharing their passion with others. After almost a year of demolition and construction, April of this year they open a new state of the art 12,000sq. ft. greenhouses.  These glass covered, open roof structures are climate controlled provide the best place for plants…. and people. Jeff is committed to educating the community and sharing his knowledge with others. Each year White Oak offers, Seminars and “Make & Take” workshops (check their website for more info).  Active in many Trade organizations and locally the Colerain Chamber of Commerce and Montfort Heights/ Weight Oak Community Association.

Jeff Webeler

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Latest Cyber Security Threats

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, October 19, 2017

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It’s hard to miss the headlines about the increasing frequency and severity of Cybercrime and it seems that no organization or individual is safe. In this seminar, we’ll bring you up to speed on the latest cyber security threats and what you can do to mitigate your risk, including:

Physical Security,  Personally Identifiable Information (PII),  Email / Phishing, Malware, Updates / Patches, Social Media, Mobile Security, Website Security, Data Security / PCI, and Cloud / loT

Dave Hatter has 25 years of software development, business analysis, project management and consulting experience delivering custom software solutions for business.  He has earned numerous industry certifications, and a BS in Information Systems from NKU.  Dave is especially good at bridging the gap between business and technology earning nearly 60 testimonial letters from former clients.  Additionally, he has written or contributed to 12 books and has written more than 100 technology related articles for various publications including the Cincinnati Business Courier, the Boston Business Journal and the Kentucky Post.

Dave is a regular contributor on WXIX (Fox19) as the station’s tech expert, and he can be heard every Friday morning at 6:30 AM on 55KRC’s “Tech Friday” Segment with host Brian Thomas.

Dave

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Inventive Problem Solving for Business

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Herbert Roberts presents systemic innovations methods for use in modeling business and technical trends that are used to forecast emerging trends to identify solutions in advanced problem solving.  You will learn how to develop stronger solutions, develop a better alignment with you products and services to meet emerging needs, and lower your development cost by identifying opportunities to adapt proven solutions from outside of your industry to address your business needs.

Herbert (Herb) Roberts is a Principal Engineer for advanced material repairs at General Electric Aviation where he has worked for 18 years in a range of R&D, design, management, and strategy roles for developing next generation jet engines. As a Six Sigma Black Belt focused on innovation training, Herb severed as an Innovation Strategist and a TRIZ trainer across a range of GE businesses located in the US, Germany, India, and China. Herb currently sits on GE Aviation’s patent evaluation board and helps screen and shape GEA’s intellectual property.

Herb previously worked at Pratt and Whitney’s military product division for 11 years.  He holds 20 US patents and is a registered Professional Engineering consulting on intellectual property claims.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

Herbert Roberts

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5 Universial Concepts Every Gun Owner MUST Understand

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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  Do you know that just touching a gun might be considered lethal force … that “stand your ground” means something different in every state … that you may be judged by a “reasonable man” standard?

Attorney and gun law expert Sean Maloney from Second Call Defense will review the basic concepts of lethal force, how they are interpreted by the legal system, and what it all means for you as a gun owner.

Sean Maloney is a defense attorney and member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers who practices in all areas of firearm-related law, including 2nd Amendment rights, criminal defense, federal and state restoration of gun rights, and federal NICS appeals. He has appeared as an expert witness in a variety of civil lawsuits related to firearms.

As a Leader of Buckeye Firearms Association, Sean has been traveling throughout Ohio, and the United States; meeting with School Boards, and assisting them in implementing F.A.S.T.E.R.  A program launched by Buckeye Firearms Foundation to provide “active killer” training to teachers and administrators. Sean Maloney serves as legal counsel for Buckeye Firearms Association. Sean is also co-founder of Second Call Defense (www.SecondCallDefense.org), a national organization that provides complete legal protection for armed self-defense, with thousands of members in all 50 states.

Jim Renacci, Governor Candidate for Ohio will speak from 7:00-7:15 PM

EmpowerU is pleased to announce that candidate for Governor of Ohio Jim Renacci will start off this Tuesday’s session from 7-7:15 pm.   EmpowerU is trying to bring all the Governor candidates to our sessions to allow our class attendees to meet the candidates.   (This visit by candidate Renacci does not mean that EmpowerU endorses or favors Renacci’s candidacy).

 

Sean Maloney

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How to be an Investment Winner $$$$$

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Structuring a portfolio to “Win by not losing”. Confused about investing in single stocks vs globally diversified funds? The differences and pros/cons of active vs passive investing? Selling high and buying low? Joins us to learn a disciplined and unemotional re-balancing strategy and a review of “all-in” costs any investor may face. Join Rob Siegmann, partner of Total Wealth Planning, and learn about the investment philosophy he and many professional financial advisors utilize.  He will talk about the Modern Portfolio approach to investing and how the approach, based on Nobel Prize winning research, structures an investment portfolio to “win by not losing” by keeping costs and risks low, while not sacrificing long term returns. 

Rob will discuss investment strategy to structure a portfolio and diversify across different asset classes. He will compare the use of diversified funds to stock of a single company (or multiple companies), and pros and cons of employing active managers versus a pure index (passive) approach. 

Since money is emotional, he’ll show how the Modern Portfolio approach aims to rebalance portfolios without emotion to capture profits and take advantage of lower priced, out of favor investment opportunities.  Lastly, it’s often not what you earn, but what you keep, so a comprehensive and transparent review of all costs an investor may pay on their own, or when working with an advisor will be covered.  There will also be time for Q&A after the presentation. 

Using his innate talents for organization and understanding the value of money earned, spent and saved, Rob found his calling in the financial planning business and has enjoyed guiding clients’ financial plans over the past 20 years.  He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer with Total Wealth Planning, and constantly strives for operational excellence in all areas of the business.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in Finance, then promptly earned his MBA from Xavier as well.  He is a series 65 licensed Investment Advisor and Fiduciary and member of the fee-only professional advisor community of NAPFA.

Rob Siegmann

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What Really Counts For Getting Promoted

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Have you ever wondered why colleagues who are not top performers get promoted ahead of those who are?  Are you a top performer who has been passed over for promotion and want to know why? This course will discuss the hidden factors beyond excellent job performance that really matter to managers when it is time to decide who is ready for promotion.

Ed Burghard is the founder and CEO of The Burghard Group LLC, a company focused on educating elected officials and economic development professionals about the American Dream.  Prior to this role, Ed had a successful 33-year career at Procter & Gamble in brand management.  He was considered one of the company’s top Marketing Directors and in 1999 was 1 of the first 3 globally awarded the title of Harley Procter Marketer by the CEO.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

Ed Burghard

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Ohio Issues 1 & 2 Confused Yet? Empower U to the Rescue!

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Take this opportunity to get the facts about the issues you will be deciding on in November –  Be An Informed Voter!

Most of us are confused from all the conflicting advertising we have seen on these issues.  Empower U will be hosting a presentation to help get through the maze.   We will have experts explain their reasons for supporting or opposing.  We have assembled a very distinguished panel who are well informed and will share their knowledge with us.

Issue 1 – Victim Rights Initiative also known as Marsy’s Law –  A law to enhance victims’ rights:

Marsy’s Law for Ohio amends Ohio’s state constitution to grant victims of crime equal rights to those of the accused.  The amendment updates the 1994 victims rights constitutional amendment by giving crime victims the ability to enforce their rights in a court of law if they feel have been infringed upon during the criminal justice process.

Pro – Chris Albanese of “Vote Yes on Marsy’s Law” will explain why this law is necessary as victims have shared how their needs have not been met by the current laws.

Con –  Barry W. Wilford of Kura, Wilford & Schregardus Co, LPA will take the opposing view on this and explain the reasons.

Is this law a good thing at the expense of victims of serious crimes?  Does it favor the victim and not allow an even playing field for the defendant?

Issue 2 – Drug Price Ballot Issue:

Issue 2 would require that the state, including the Ohio Department of Medicaid, pay the same or lower prices for prescription drugs as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — which currently negotiates drug prices 20 to 24 percent less than other agencies.

A “yes” vote supports this measure to require state agencies and programs to purchase prescription drugs at prices no higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays for them.

Pro – David P. Little, Public Affairs Consultant and active in Media Relations, Speechwriting, Research, Management and Strategic Communications will explain how this initiative will save taxpayers about $400 million a year if the state pays VA prices.

a “no” vote opposes this measure to require state agencies and programs to purchase prescription drugs at prices no higher than what the VA pays for them.

Con – Greg Lawson,   Research Fellow the Buckeye Institute, will explain how this initiative will actually raise drug prices for the majority of Ohioans.

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Unmasking the Crime of the Century

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, October 5, 2017

When their first child was kidnapped from their home in 1932 and found murdered in the woods, Charles and Ann Lindbergh were the most famous couple in America, and the case would become the most publicized crime of the 20th century.  Eventually suspect Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted and executed for killing “Baby Charlie”.  But this delayed justice did nothing to halt the questions and controversies that still surround the case and confound armchair detectives 80 years later.
Join  Queen City Gothic author JT Townsend as he takes a fresh look at the Lindbergh Kidnapping.  As one of the rare writers to actually tour the Lindbergh house in Hopewell NJ, he combines contemporary photographs of the crime scene with archival images from 1932 to create a unique perspective on this notorious crime.  And by interweaving forensic analysis and psychological profiling, Townsend laces the evidence into a shockingly rational theory that will forever close the book on the death of the Lindbergh baby.

J.T. Townsend

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Lean Six Sigma Overview Course

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Learn How Lean Six Sigma Can Drive productivity, efficiency and profitability at every level of your organization! 

This overview class brings exposure to principles, terms and applications of Lean & Six Sigma, discussing the concepts and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma as well as some of the more common tools and applications.

You will learn what Lean Six Sigma is, how it was developed, and the tools it uses to  streamline and improve both manufacturing and service organizations. Learn how Lean Six Sigma fits into an organization’s quality programs, how customers are retained, and how costs are driven down using Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

Tasos Georgopoulos, MBA, CSSBB has over 25 years of professional business experience working with organizations in the food, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and medical device industries. He has held management positions in corporate finance, global brand management and product platform development for Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held organizations, including Gibson Greetings, H.J. Heinz, Ossur, Maple Leaf Farms and AdvancePierre Foods. Tasos has over 15 years of consulting experience having worked with over 16 client companies improving effectiveness and profitability.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

Tasos Georgopoulos

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The Man Behind The Uniform

Historic Train Tracks At Glendale Square
30 Village Square
Glendale, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Join us for a what promises to be a unique experience.  You will think you are with the General Himself !

Curt Fields – a living historian  will transport us back in time with his uncanny ability to  the audience feel  they are with the General himself.   He’s the spitting image of U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant,  In his cavalry-style slouch hat, blue wool sack coat, mud-splattered boots, dark beard  and ever-present cigar, he’ll make a  believer out of anyone. “I’m not a re-enactor. I don’t appear in combat at staged skirmishes,” he said. “I’m what’s known as a living historian. I talk to folks in first person.” To channel Grant’s philosophies, manner of speech and life experiences ,he  pores over Grant’s memoirs and consults secondary source material left by those who personally knew the general, who also became the 18th president of the U.S.

Fields’ life-long interest in the American Civil War and his admiration for General Ulysses S. Grant is the background for his dramatic portrayal of the famous general to groups all over the United States as well as foreign audiences.  Fields is the same height and build as General Grant and his presentation is given in the first person, quoting from Grant’s memoirs and letters.

We will meet at the Historic Train Tracks in Glendale to start the program and then walk about 1/2 block to the H.W.B. Scout House where the rest of the program will take place.  The H.W.B. Scout House is located  west of Bob Ronker’s Running Spot at 267 E. Sharon Road, 45246 and right next to the small Glendale chapel.

 

 

Curt Fields

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Social Security on the Hot Seat

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Whether you are 25, 55 or 75, this session is for you. Longtime public affairs specialist Sue Denny will provide an overview of Social Security programs and benefits. When most people think about Social Security, they think about retirement. In reality, Social Security is with you through life’s journey, securing today and tomorrow. Sue will briefly discuss Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI), Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and then will open it up to questions from members of the audience. This is your opportunity to find out what you need and want to know about Social Security.

Sue Denny has been the public affairs specialist at the Social Security Administration in Cincinnati since 2001. Every year she gives hundreds of speeches, presentations and training sessions about Social Security’s programs and benefits to a wide variety of audiences. She also staffs booths at conferences and community events. Sue serves as the Social Security liaison for professionals and media in the Cincinnati area and is a regular guest on WKRC’s Simply Money, a popular drive-time radio program, and WMKV’s Medicare Moment. Her passion is public affairs.

Sue is a recipient of the Regional Communicator Award and a Deputy Commissioner’s Citation.  She previously completed a six-month assignment in the Office of Electronic Services at SSA’s headquarters in Baltimore.

 

Sue Denny

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Canine Companions

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Learn just how true “A Dog is a Man’s Best Friend” is!!!

Meet these amazing Canine Companions and learn firsthand how they enrich and bring love into the lives of children, adults and veterans with a disability.  Do not miss this very special Empower U!

Canine Companions for Independence is a national nonprofit with six regional training centers across the country. The North Central Region is located in Central Ohio and supports 14 states. Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans who have a disability. The dogs, their training and all follow up services are provided free of charge to each recipient. The value of each human and assistance dog team is $50,000 based from the birth of the dog through the retirement of the human and assistance dog team. The dogs complete task based commands, such as picking up dropped items or opening and closing doors to increase the independence for the recipient. To learn more about Canine Companions please visit www.cci.org

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is the national signature event for Canine Companions. It is a family friendly event that includes a walk and activities to engage all ages and pet dogs too! DogFest Cincinnati will take place Sunday, October 8 at the Voice America Park from 1 pm – 4 pm. To learn more about DogFest Cincinnati please visit www.cci.org/dogfestcincinnati

As a Registered Advocate with Senior Standing, Cynthia has over 29 years of experience working in the field of victim advocacy, child abuse/neglect and crisis response. She served as the Program Coordinator and Forensic Interviewer of Michael’s House Child Advocacy Center, in Greene County, for 6 years and introduced the first facility dog in Ohio, working within the criminal justice system, during her tenure there.

Cynthia

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Presented by EmpowerU, Building Blocks for Liberty & Americans for Prosperity

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Building Blocks for Liberty present their 33rd Constitution Boot Camp at the EmpowerU studio with lunch provided by American’s for Prosperity.

The Boot Camp is a six-hour workshop, with a break for lunch, which outlines the key concepts and ideas of the Constitution in simple, easy to understand terms. It is appropriate for teenage students and older.

Topic to be covered include:
How did the Founders view government?
What are Natural Law and Natural Rights?
What is the difference between a Republic and a Democracy?
How do you use the Federalist Papers to understand the U.S. Constitution?
What is Nullification?
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Boot Camp participants receive a binder with the presentation, 2 handbooks, The Federalist Papers and The Handbook For We the People, plus a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution.
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This Constitution Boot Camps equip people with the tools and resources necessary to enable them to be confident in their abilities to understand and apply the U.S. Constitution to all facets of government.
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Who should attend our  Boot Camp? Senior Citizens, Home School Students, Teachers, Law Enforcement Officials, Government Officials and anyone who just wants a refresher on the Constitution!
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 Lunch will be provided by

Jim Lewis & John Hindery

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EmpowerU Season End Celebration & Cookout with Mike Dewine & Brian Thomas

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The event is will be held outside, behind the Frame USA building, or in the studio if needed
Keynote speaker for the evening is Attorney General Mike DeWine
Dinner is from 6:00-7:00 PM –The Event is from 7:00-8:00 PM
 
Thomas, Monzel, Smitherman
The “Rat Pack” to Attend Closing Event
 

Brian Thomas

Chris Monzel

Christopher Smitherman

 

Bring your lawn chair and experience the meaning of our motto, “Educate, Enjoy, Engage.” 55KRC radio personality Brian Thomas will serve as master of ceremonies and gang leader of the “Rat Pack” including Christopher Smitherman and Chris Monzel. Christopher will be discussing the City and Commissioner Chris Monzel will discuss the County. On this very special evening we will celebrate the end of EmpowerU’s 13th semester. Empowered Citizen awards will be handed out. Will you receive one?

EmpowerU will be grilling the burgers and hot dogs as well as providing water and soft drinks. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share at the potluck table. Adult attendees are welcome to BYOB.
There is no charge for this event, but your donation is gratefully accepted. We look forward to seeing all our friends at this great annual event.

Making their EmpowerU debute is

Divine Steel

Attorney General Mike DeWine

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What is Uncontained Container Gardening???

Greenfield Plant Farm
6840 Clough Pike
Anderson, Ohio 45244
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Join EmpowerU as we enter through a quaint covered bridge to enjoy an evening in the beautiful old historical Anderson Township Homestead.

Relax in the splendor of nature brimming with buds and blooms!
Jennifer Radcliffe, of Greenfield Plant Farm, explains how you can “branch out” by introducing the principles of container design, color strategies and the use of perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees, as well as annuals.
Jennifer will have some hands on as part of her presentation and products available for you to take home so you can get started on you own uncontained gardening venture!

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Partnering 2 Winners – Price Hill Chili & Todd Portune!

Price Hill Chili
4920 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Fasten your seat belts and join Empower U as we take  a ride down the path of   Hamilton county’s transportation future!
 
Will we fall off the Western Hills Viaduct or will it be saved?  This and many other questions concerning the state of our roads, infrastructure and Southern Ohio Regional Agency (SORTA) will be discussed.  This is your chance to hear plans first hand and to ask pertinent questions!
Hamilton County is trying to attract new jobs to our region.  What role does public transportation play in this?  Metro  is viewed through many different lenses.  Some see it as a social service providing transportation to help people out of poverty and others see it as a means to attract millennials who prefer public transportation to private car ownership.
Will Hamilton County be able to provide transportation from urban job centers, Sharonville, West Chester and others where middle-income jobs and services are located?
Todd Portune will share his vision on this and many other issues confronting our county!

Todd Portune

Todd Portune

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The Beautiful Life of Justice Antolin Scalia

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Empower U is pleased to have attorney Matthew Byrne join us to expound on the life and influence of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Justice Scalia served on the United States Supreme Court from 1986 until his sudden death in 2016. He is perhaps best known for his stirring dissenting opinions, which  he wrote in order to influence generations of law students. But Justice Scalia was more than just a frequent dissenter: he was the intellectual leader of the legal movements in favor of originalism and textualism in constitutional and statutory interpretation.
Those on the right and left agree that Justice Scalia was one of the most important legal minds of the last hundred years.  When she was still dean of Harvard Law School, Justice Elena Kagan stated that “[Justice Scalia’s] views on textualism and originalism, his views on the role of judges in our society, on the practice of judging, have really transformed the terms of legal debate in this country. He is the justice who has had the most important impact over the years on how we think and talk about law.”
In discussing Justice Scalia’s work, liberal political philosopher Ronald Dworkin-perhaps overstating things a bit-stated that “We are all originalists now.”
In the end, though, Justice Scalia was also more than his work: he was a devoted husband and father, a man of character and deep religious faith, and a man with a deep capacity for friendship.
 
Mr. Byrne will discuss Justice Scalia’s work and some of the major threads of his legal thought, as well as why Justice Scalia has been so influential. He will also use the discussion of Justice Scalia’s work to highlight some of the issues that likely will be discussed in the confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Do not miss this most timely and important class.

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Weight Control

Weight Control – Diets, Fads, Surgeries & Facts

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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After having educated Empower U on how to live longer, and how to Reduce Stress- we now look at the scourge of modern life- Obesity.  From larger portions, to larger clothing, larger seats and skyrocketing diabetes; we all see the evidence of the fattening of America is wherever we look.  Now, what we can do about it!

Dr. Jay Rissover will explore the different methods currently available for weight control.  Some recent and some older fads for weight loss can be quite humorous, as you will discover.
 Join us for all the facts- and even some fun- with weight.

Dr. Jay Rissover

Dr. Jay Rissover

Social Media in the Workplace

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wright State Professor of Law, Thaddeus Hoffmeister, discusses one of the most important Business Topics – Social Media in the Workplace. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Social Media Policies
  • Using Social Media to Hire/Fire
  • Requesting Passwords
  • Ownership of Social Media Content
  • Restricting Employee use of Social Media

Be careful – don’t let Social Media get away from you and your staff.

Join EmpowerU Business for this important session.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

The Cincinnati Enquirer - Bias in the Media

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last semester, EmpowerU discussed Bias in the Media in detail and it was one of the most popular, watched classes ever.
EmpowerU’s MediaAccountabilityProject.com, was an effort to look at whether Bias in the Media existed at the Cincinnati Enquirer for two weeks up to the Presidential Election in 2016. The results of EmpowerU’s research have been much discussed and reviewed.
Now it is time for the Cincinnati Enquirer to give us their thoughts about Bias.   Does it exist?  Does it exist at the Enquirer?   Was the Media Accountability Project accurate or just a one-sided look at facts?   
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Peter Bhatia, who will discuss one of the most important topics on people’s minds….and one that is sure to continue to be important for many years to come.
As a prelude to Mr. Bhatia, Brian Shrive, an attorney,  will tell us about transparency and the important legal settlement of the City of Milford and their closed-door meetings.   EmpowerU has always been concerned about Ohio’s Sunshine Laws and we feel this case is of the utmost importance to the public.
Brian Shrive, Attorney

Peter Bhatia, the newly named Editor and Vice President of Audience Engagement at Enquirer Media, poses in the Enquirer Studio in Downtown Cincinnati, on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Networking 101

Mount St. Joseph University, The Recital Hall (easy parking in the West Lot)
5701 Delhi Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45233
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This class has been cancelled due to a problem with the Venue.   We hope to reschedule at another time.

Most think networking is the casual conversations we have at social or professional gatherings.  True networking is much more than this and crucial to building your career network and business.

Networking is working.  When you are networking your goals should include teaching people who you are, what you do and what kind of opportunities to send your way.  It is building relationships on the foundation of trust and involves give and take with others in your network.

In this class, we will discuss the need and planning that must be done to effectively network to achieve your goals and build your professional identity.  Strategies and tips for maximizing your networking time will be shared.

The class will include a panel conversation and sharing by those who know and use networking to accomplish their business goals.  The group will include a member of the MSJ Career Center, the Founder of H7, the fastest growing business networking group in the U.S. and Joe Saylor, an area insurance agency owner who has built his agency on the power of networking to locate quality clients. The time will also include question and answer time with the class attendees.

6:30 – 7:00    Social meet and networking opportunity.

Invasive Species

Invasion of the Resource Snatchers: Invasive Plants & Animals of the Cincinnati Region

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Join us to learn what invasive species are and how they are one of the leading threats to biodiversity, imposing enormous costs to agriculture, forestry, fisheries and human health.
Biological invasions are going on all around us.  Our forests, waterways, parks, and even backyards are being invaded by plants and animals from around the world.
In the U.S., invasive species cause billions of dollars in damage each year, and threaten native plants and animals.
The Cincinnati Museum Center’s Zoology staff will discuss the species that are out of place and out of control in our region.  How did these species get here?  What makes a species invasive?  You will learn how invasive species arrive in new locations and spread rapidly, and what effects they have on our native ecosystems.
The class will include case studies of common local invaders as well as significant biological invasions worldwide.  We’ll also talk about invasive species that are likely to appear in our area in the future.

Photos and specimens will be shown to help you identify invasive species in the wild and in your own backyard.

 
Information will be provided about organizations that work on invasive species eradication, and how you can take can action yourself in your own backyard and community.

Heather Farrington

Heather Farrington

Emily Imhoff

Emily Imhoff 

Open Mic Night at EmpowerU Studio

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, April 13, 2017

This Class Has been Cancelled!   We did not receive enough band submissions to allow us to have the competition we were hoping for.   We love this idea and will keep trying.  Sorry!  

Calling Cincinnati Musicians! EmpowerU will present its first ever Open Mic night on Friday, April 13, 2018. Come and hear from some of Cincinnati’s top local musicians for what is sure to be a fun night as we choose 10 great musicians to play 2 songs each. We’ll make sure to have some great Cincinnati Craft Beer on hand to double the pleasure—making it a GREAT Cincinnati event. At stakes for the winner is a $100 prize with the 2nd place musician receiving $50

To be considered for our initial Open Mic Night challenge artists must submit an audition video of your performance—preferably on YouTube (other arrangements can be worked out via a dropbox).  We prefer at least one of the two songs be an original composition from the musician.  (If you don’t have any original songs please still apply).    An AMP-PA System and Microphone will be provided for musicians to plug into. Email us your audition video to info@www.empoweruohio.org by April 9. You will be notified of your acceptance into the Open Mic night by April 11.

We look forward to a great night of live music and fun. You are welcome to BYOB and drinks and some snacks will be available at the venue. Seating for this event is limited to 120 people so make sure to sign up for this FREE event early.

Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science

Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dr. Jeff Meldrum will share with you his investigation of the mystery of Sasquatch.
Using scientific training in zoology and biological anthropology he has gathered clues associated with Sasquatch, a creature which has intrigued people for centuries.  
Dr. Jeff Meldrum will share an informative and thought-provoking presentation which will intrigue all audiences with the evidence of relict hominoids globally. He will join us via the power of video conferencing.
“Dr. Jeff Meldrum investigates the mystery of Sasquatch through the lens of his scientific training in zoology and biological anthropology. This background gives him unique insight when interpreting the various clues, and hoaxes, associated with Sasquatch, a creature that has faced people for centuries. Dr. Meldrum’s presentation is intriguing, and at its conclusion you will certainly find yourself in a much better position to understand the controversy associated with this piece of Americana.”, Robert Schmidt, Utah State University.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum

Dr. Jeff Meldrum

Harnessing Ohio Energy

The Farm
239 Anderson Ferry Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
Monday, April 10, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE

****Join us for dinner starting at 5:45****

This evening promises great food, fellowship and an opportunity to hear from our own “home grown great orator” Representative Bill Seitz. In 2016, Columbus Monthly Magazine ranked Bill #1 out of 132 legislators as Ohio’s best speech maker, most knowledgeable, and savviest lawmaker.

Representative Seitz, who has championed fiscal responsibility and government efficiency, will share his views on how Ohio energy policy will be crafted and will impact our business and homes.

As the state legislature prepares to review the 2008 law that created current “renewable portfolio” mandates, Seitz, who compared the mandates to Stalinism, will have a seat at the head of the table this year when debate around the future of Ohio electric policy flares up.
Mr. Seitz chairs the House Public Utilities Committee and the Speaker’s Energy Task Force, having previously served as Senate Public Utilities Committee Chair and as a member of the Joint Legislative Energy Mandates Study Committee. His interest in these complex issues is simple: “Well, I care about utility rates.” “The folks in northwest Ohio, who have a couple operational wind farms say, ‘Look at the benefit it’s bringing to our counties.’ I say, yeah, it’s all being paid and subsidized by people in my neck of the woods getting no benefit.” Meanwhile, the “Clean Power Plan” promulgated by the Obama USEPA threatens to cause Ohio electricity prices to jump by 39% by 2030 unless the courts or President Trump and Congress step in to dismantle these looming federal mandates.
Mr. Seitz is also a proponent of U.S. shale production. “Why not use resources we have in abundance in the state,” Seitz said, “instead of trying to fit a round peg in a square hole to more extensively rely on wind power, when all data suggests it’s not practical?”
This year promises to give Seitz’s committee plenty of important work, including electric utilities’ push to re-regulate the state’s power market.
Also, take advantage of the chance to ask Representative Seitz questions about other pressing issues in Ohio. His position as House Majority Caucus Policy Chair affords him a comprehensive view of all that is occurring before the General Assembly.

Bill Seitz

Bill Seitz

Strategies to Overcome the Education Opportunity Gap

Ten Leadership Strategies to Overcome the Education Opportunity Gap

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, April 6, 2017

We are sorry, but this class has been postponed to the Fall Semester!

Hear from Dr. Thomas Tucker, Superintendent of Princeton City Schools who was named the National Superintendent of the Yearby the American Association of School Administrators in 2016.

Dr. Tucker will discuss in great detail his partnerships with the PrincetonBoard of Education, staff, and business community to provide opportunities to close the achievement gap for students.
He strongly believes in order close the achievement gap you must close the opportunity gap.
You will be Empowered to hear Dr. Thomas Tucker speak and to learn the leadership strategies we need to overcome the education opportunity gap!

Soaring Dreams into a High Flying Business

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Butler County entrepreneur and Drone Camp CEO, Matt King invites dreamers of all ages to join the adventure as he describes the transformation of an idea into a viable business that ignites the imagination while embracing hands-on learning, innovation and adventure.

Matt will share his story of launching a business venture, offering lessons learned and tips for entrepreneurs growing and marketing a business startup. This presentation will also feature a drone flight and opportunity for EmpowerU business attendees to hear about the activities young aviators will enjoy this year.
Please visit this link to learn more about Drone Camp.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

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George Washington

Bad Things that Led to Good in the Life of George Washington

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Many things did not go well for our first president in his early life.  Yet surprisingly, losses, disappointments, and tragedies positioned Washington and gave him skills he would need to lead later on as general and president.

If any of these very negative events had not happened, he would not have been the George Washington we know, who was in the right place, at the right time, with the right skills needed to play his part in history.
This talk covers his life up to the point his public life began as he became Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775.
 
Everyone will be interested – it’s not just for history buffs!

Join us in welcoming Millie Henley as she shares the interesting twists of fate of the Life of George Washington.

Honor Flight

Legacy of Courage – the Story of Honor Flight

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Join us to learn how the veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam shaped our country and how the Honor Flight honors them.

Our veterans are a national treasure, an American legacy of history and wisdom. Discover why Honor Flight takes them to see their memorials in Washington D. C., on an all-expense paid trip.

Our gift from a grateful nation. Look down the long hallway of history and learn how to put their service into perspective.

Honor Flight veterans have inspired the writing of two books by local authors Cheryl Popp and Peter Bronson, hear their stories of heroism in a way you never could before.

 

Cheryl Popp

Cheryl Popp

Peter Bronson

Peter Bronson

Healthcare

Can We Get the Bureaucrats Out of Our Doctor’s Office?

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Join us at 6:30 for our 2nd Annual FREE Throw Shooting Contest for March Madness.  You’ll get to shoot 10 Free throws and you have to play to win!

Grace-Marie Turner is one of the most knowledgeable and sought after speakers on the topic of healthcare.  She will join us March 28 via the power of video conferencing to offer a detailed update on the fight to get federal bureaucrats out of our doctors’ offices.  Grace-Marie will discuss where we’ve been and the direction she believes we need to head.

Where does the repeal effort stand now?  What should healthcare in America look like as we move forward?  How can we move back toward the power of free markets and innovation that has served America so well?  How can we each be part of this vital discussion and make sure our elected leaders get it right this time? Join EmpowerU for a unique opportunity to hear from Grace-Marie Turner, who will answer these and other questions.

Grace-Marie will discuss what a revitalized world class healthcare system should look like, address difficult issues including how to help people in financial need and those with preexisting medical conditions, and reserve time to answer our questions.

Grace-Marie Turner

Grace-Marie Turner

Tri-State Trails

Tri-State Trails:Connecting Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio

Symmes Township Branch-Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
11850 Enyart Rd
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Learn how Cincinnati Connects with people  through walking/hiking trails and bike lanes.  Hear how you can enjoy our Tri-state local trails which makes our  region a great place to live, work and play!

Join us as Empower U and Wade Johnston team up to help you discover the opportunities and positive  effects as Cincinnati Connects through Tri-State Trails.  Not only is it fun but will create healthier people and a better environment!

Discover the many trails that connect Cincinnati, where they begin and where they meet. There are also new proposed trails that will further enhance this ever growing network.

Share in the vision of trail advocates and their plans to connect our region through a physical network of trails.

Spring is on the way and this could make for a great family outing!

Wade Johnston

Wade Johnston

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Based on the book “Crucial Conversations-Tools for Talking when Stakes are High” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler. Jane Steinmetz will share with us theseven basic principles of successful dialogue. Participants will learn the tools to make it safe for all those involved in a conversation to add their thoughts, ideas, and opinions, and to explore all sides of an issue without retreating into awkward silence or embarrassing violence.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

Jane Steinmetz

Jane Steinmetz

Brewing Up A Dream

Brewing Up A Dream–Handcrafting a Tenacious Culture

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Join Lindsey Roeper, Dream Facilitator at Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House, as we touch, taste, feel and learn about all the ingredients that go into making beer.

In addition to the physical ingredients, like malt, hops, water & yeast, we will also learn about the more intangible ingredients that go into making beer, tasting beer, varieties of beer and building a business from the ground up.
Included at the end of the presentation will be a tasting of 3 craft Rivertown beers (bring your ID’s).

Discover the art and appreciation of Craft Beer

Lindsey Roeper

Lindsey Roeper

Save Lives Faster

Save Lives Faster

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Active Killer events are not a new phenomenon, but too often we are training to deal with the last event, not the next event.  This discussion will cover past active killer events which did (or should have) changed how law enforcement and society responds.

Be Prepared – Knowledge is the best protection! 

Businesses, Churches and families can prepare themselves should they experience a violent attack.  Joe Eaton, Program Director of FASTER will share the knowledge he has gleaned from, studying past active killer events.

Be Prepared — Save Lives FASTER

Joe Eaton

Joe Eaton

Why is Cincinnati a Sanctuary City

Midway Elementary School
3156 Glenmore Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

To View a Complete Recording of This Class Click Here

Mayor John Cranley recently made it his initiative to make the City of Cincinnati a Sanctuary City.

When you heard this news recently, maybe you turned your head and asked why?

Why is Cincinnati a Sanctuary City? What is a Sanctuary City? How does a Sanctuary City interact with the Federal Government? What are the ramifications of immigration on a Sanctuary City? How is the Federal Budget involved? Are Sanctuary Cities less safe that other cities?

At every level of Government, the issue of Sanctuary Cities is one of the most important debates going on. Join Vice Mayor of Cincinnati, David Mann, as he explains the City’s decision to become a Sanctuary City. Will other neighboring cities be close behind? Is this the right decision for the people of Cincinnati and Hamilton County? Get your questions answered at this important EmpowerU session.

Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction and Re-Entry into Society

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Brandon Swinehart will share his experience with heroin addiction, life on the streets, recovery and his re-entry into society.

The first half of the class will focus on the progression of the disease of addiction and how a young man from a good home in Cincinnati ended up on the streets of San Francisco a homeless heroin addict.

The second part of the class will be Brandon’s journey into recovery and gradual re-entry into society. He will discuss the fears, stigmas and barriers (real and perceived) he faced along his journey putting his life back together.

Twelve years later, Brandon Swinehart is a loving husband and father, a helpful son, a great sales rep, business owner and very strong believer in 2nd chances!

Brandon Swinehart

Brandon Swinehart

Right to Work

Seizing the Moment: Implementing the Policy Solutions Ohio Needs in an Age of Fierce Competition

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 9, 2017

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Join Empower U and Greg R. Lawson from the Buckeye Institute who will enlighten us on policy issues including local Right to Work. In 2014, Greg wrote an editorial, Ohioans have earned the right to work. He gives a compelling argument for joining states like Michigan and Kentucky in passing Right-to-Work.

Has Ohio Earned the Right to Work? 

Greg will explain policy priorities that shape Ohio’s economic and regulatory environment and will make our state attractive to businesses and jobs that secure a brighter future for all Ohioans. This year, Ohio has an opportunity to make great strides enacting legislation that will help us compete with neighboring states.

Greg will discuss recent policy “wins” as well as the reforms currently moving through Ohio’s legislature, including the massive state budget. Jobs, education, energy policy and business regulation are among several areas ripe for reform.

We may never know all the companies that exclude Ohio from consideration for a new location since forced unionization can keep the Buckeye state off the locations list entirely.

Greg R. Lawson

Greg R. Lawson

Increasing Sales

Sales & Performance Improvement for Your Business

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mark Faust is the author of Growth or Bust: Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business.

In his book he offers several strategies for how companies can grow their business, including Offer Options and Go Big, Begin a Continuous Innovation Process, Consistently Conduct Depth Interviews, and Prioritize and Manage the “three Target 20’s”

Join Empower U and Mark Faust for an in-depth discuss Sales & Performance Improvements.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

Mark Faust

Mark Faust

Growing Up Under Hitler

Growing Up Under the Swastika

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Thursday, March 2, 2017

To View a Complete Recording of This Class Click Here

Sonja Stratman shares her captivating story of growing up under Hitler’s regime.

During his reign many German cities were destroyed, and the country was worse off than before Hitler came to power. At age 10 she and her classmates joined the Hitler youth not understanding the meaning of their participation.

As the war continued and her family’s safety was threatened, her father was forced to reveal the true nature of Hitler, changing Sonja’s world forever. For the next several years, the Bochmann family struggled for survival in a war-torn, devastated city.

Sonja Stratman

Sonja Stratman

Special Class January 16, 2017

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Martin Luther King–“I Have A Dream” –54 Years Later

To Watch this Class Virtually Click Here at 6:50 on Monday Night

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Monday, January 16, 2017

This is FREE Ticketed Event –You Must Register!

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Fifty-Four years after the delivery of one of the most important speeches in American History, EmpowerU will examine and celebrate Martin Luther King’s I have a Dream Speech.  This important speech delivered by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom happened on August 28, 1963 in which King calls for an end to racism in the United States and calls for civil and economic rights.   We encourage attendees to bring their children for the chance to see and learn from this important event.

The Speech will be shown in its entirety at EmpowerU studio (18 minutes) and then important community leaders will discuss the impact the speech has had on them and what messages and lessons we can take from this speech and King’s teachings. We will also encourage members of the audience to take the floor and give their thoughts and reflections on King—time permitting.

Partial List of Guest Speakers Attending

Warren Davidson—is a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio’s 8th congressional district and a rising young star of the Republican Party.   He is the congressman who replaced John Boehner when Boehner retired from the House.  Davidson, who was sworn in on January 4, is a member of the important Financial Services Committee.    davidson

Ron Maag—Ron has been a member of the Ohio House of Representatives since 2008, representing the 62nd district of Ohio since 2013.   Maag serves on key committees at the State House of Energy, Finance, Health and State Government.  maag

Thaddeus Hoffmeister—a Wyoming, Ohio resident and Democrat, he is a professor of law at the University of Dayton, where he teaches courses related to criminal law, technology and the jury.  He also directs the UDSL Criminal Law Clinic where his students represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses. courtroomJeff Pastor—Lives in Cincinnati Ohio and works at King Academy Community School.   Jeff has studied finance at Wright State University and is a Republican Candidate for Cincinnati City Council.  jeff-pastor

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Martin Luther King, 1963

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FC Cincinnati — Come Celebrate Pro Soccer In Cincinnati!

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EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Tuesday, September 20, 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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Courage Based Self Defense

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:00 -9:00 p.m.

One of EmpowerU’s most popular classes.  Courage Coaches Debbie and Mike Gardner are motivation speakers/authors who teach LOVE-based crime survival skills, drawing upon their personal mistakes and successes during their law enforcement careers. Their absolutely new approach to the timely subject of self-defense dares to emphasize “LESS is more, when less is RIGHT!” The Gardner’s instill Courage, Rights and a proven effective “ONE Word Safety Plan” you’ll easily understand.

In this class learn how to:  1) Control your Fear, 2) Prevent crime set-ups, 3) Understand when you have a legal right to fight back and 4) Learn Your Best Chance to survive.  This is a class for your entire family!

We are requiring a $10 contribution to this session to defer expenses of the speakers travelling from Texas.    You may pay this fee online when registering or you can pay at the door.   If you don’t pay the fee online when registering we will only be able to hold your reservation until 6:40 PM at which point we will turn your reservation over to another person attending

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A Brighter Future for Children at Risk!

Link to JFS Presentation–Click Here

Click Here to View a Recording of the Entire Class

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.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Libertarian?

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     + A Visit from Sheriff Candidate Gary Lee

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. 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 EmpowerU Board Member who has been a Libertarian for over 40 years and has written on Socio-political theory and 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.  

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Gary Lee

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Hamilton County Commissioner’s Debate

The Farm
239 Anderson Ferry Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238

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Monday, October 3, 2016 6:30 -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 https://www.empoweruohio.org/ for a link to watch the class.

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How to Read Your Customers & Negotiate to Win! and How to Influence People…

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Bill Gladwell is a Thought Reader, Mentalist, Actor and Consultant.  He will read your thoughts! He has focused his attention on the field of Social Dynamics for over 25 years, and he is able to teach what he knows in an understandable and usable way. Social Dynamics is the study of how people interact within a group (2 or more people). Individuals in a group are influenced by one another’s behavior making them more predictable and suggestible, and Bill teaches you how to take advantage of this phenomenon. He teaches you how to influence others.

In this particular presentation, Bill illustrates how the process of dating is the same process you should be using in the business world to network (pick-up), structure your 1st meeting (1st date), negotiate (fall in love), and seal the deal. When you learn how these processes are essentially the same, sales techniques are no longer needed; and the relationship you build with your client is the priority.

For over 27 years, Bill Gladwell has studied and mastered the unique art of reading and influencing people, and he demonstrates his skill in a thought-provoking performance for intelligent audiences.

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Cheers! To the Fine Art of Wine Making!

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EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Cheers! To the Fine Art of Making Wine!!  Join Empower U and Tom Deutsch as he leads us through the Art of Wine Making.

Tom’s heritage and formative years were filled with Italian traditions including making wine in the fall. This conjured up thoughts of the rich and flavorful aromas of fruit and visions of age-old vineyards in their homeland of Fuscaldo Italy.  He developed a love and passion for wine making which he will share with us.

He will take the mystery out of this sometimes  intimidating process and walk us through step by step how, we to, can place our own wine on the table!

Tom uses wine making equipment that his family kept from the 1930’s.  Most wine enthusiasts are not lucky enough to have such treasures so Tom will address what equipment is available.  Also the many steps included in the process from knowing when to harvest the grapes, fermenting, pressing and kegging or bottling then aging the wine.

Tom will take us from the vineyard to the pouring of our own wine for friends and family!

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Networking Boot Camp

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Understanding the referral process will help you to understand how to develop meaningful and sustaining relationships. The better the relationship the better the opportunity to sustain your business and increase its value.

The best way to get people to help you grow your business is to educate them about you, your product or service and how they can get involved with your future success. Whether the people are referral sources or your possible clients they respond better to education than selling to them We will cover the concept of sales without selling. It will include understanding the sales process and what makes people buy. We then will help you how to understand how to engage educate and motivate potential referral sources.

Duane Plapp author and nationally recognized speaker, feels that people today do not want to be sold they want to the opportunity to buy.  He feels that creating a buying environment allows you to “Sell Without Selling”.DSC_7673

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The Death Penalty In Ohio

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
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

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The Constitution for Kids + An Understanding of the Federal Election Process

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EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12 Noon

Let’s get our youth involved in our Country. Denise Waterman from American Spirit Education Alliance walks your children through the basic foundations of our country. This hands-on session and handout will leave you and your children confident in the foundations of the United States. (Recommended for kids age 10+ including adults). You will receive a document at the class that you can take home and discuss with your children over the next months to come. Plan now to bring a few kids from the neighborhood for this important session.

The first Hour and One-Half will be on the Constitution with the last half-hour devoted to the Federal Election Process, including the Electoral College.

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Denise Waterman

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Taxpayers set to get Run Over by OmniBUS Spending Bill!

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EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Are you aware of the dreaded OmniBUS Bill and what is headed your way?

Join Dave Williams, President of Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) as he explains

  1. Why Congress dysfunction leads to these bills.
  2. How the process works
  3. Why these bills lead to higher spending
  4. How the outcome of election will impact this bill
  5. What we can do to educate and affect this practice some view as “anti-democratic”

This Empower U class will enlighten you on how Taxpayer Protection Alliance (TPA) is working to protect taxpayers and enable you to become involved in issues affecting your community!  This is a most empowering class you do not want to miss!

Dave will illustrate how many of these small bills go unnoticed until we are personally impacted by them, i.e. Health Care, EPA, Gun Control and Education. He will also discuss economic impact and consequences of out of control government spending and excessive regulation. Keep your blood pressure under control and join us for this very important EmpowerU class.

David Williams

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How to Be a Successful Public Speaker

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:00-6:30 p.m.

7 Proven Steps to a Meaningful and Memorable Speech

See Mike Davis Speak–Click Here

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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

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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.

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Active Shooter

Nathanael Greene Lodge at Veterans Park
6394 Wesselman Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45248

Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to the way their victims are selected.

While active shooter situations are relatively rare, the devastation caused by several recent incidents makes preparing for such an event seem prudent.

How should you react if you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter situation?

This session will provide guidance on how to respond to an active shooter at work, the mall, a movie theater or at your school. Everyone should be prepared to make an informed decision whether to run, hide, or fight if confronted by an active shooter.  Responding correctly could mean the difference between life and death.

During this session, attendees will learn about the ALICE program which is being taught in most of our schools, as well as the Run, Hide, Fight program which was developed by the Department of Homeland Security.  We will also will discuss the many lessons learned from active shooter incidents at places such as Virginia Tech and Columbine High School.

Chief Bart West

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Liberal Bias and the Media by Jack Atherton

Click Here to See a Complete Recording of this Class and the MediaAccountabilityProject.com

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

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Jack Atherton has been cited by The Online Urban Dictionary as the inspiration for Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s character in the Anchorman movies.  Jack’s response: “If you were a man, I’d punch you.  But at least you spelled my name right.”

After anchoring and reporting in San Antonio and Miami, Jack helped start The Ten O’Clock News on Cincinnati’s FOX19.  During his 15 years there, it was among the highest-rated primetime newscasts in the country.  Jack also contributed columns to Cincinnati Gentlemen magazine and taught a course on the history of electronic media at the University of Cincinnati.   Jack will be discussing why most news is a distraction from crucial issues we all face, including:

  • the true causes of crime
  • how government is rigging the economy against the poor and middle class
  • Alexis de Tocqueville’s warning about politics and pop culture
  • establishment Republicans and the rise of Donald Trump
  • the Clinton scandals and Hillary’s record

To show how liberal bias came to pervade most media, Jack will survey the history of journalism in America since 1800.   But most of all, he hopes to hear from you.  Stay classy.

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OMG I’m Doing a Presentation!

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:00-6:30 p.m.

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Whether you’re designing your first (PowerPoint or Keynote) presentation or your hundredth, Janet shares tips to show you how to grab and hold the attention of your audience and deliver a message that people remember.

Tips include effective techniques such as highlighting, integrating visuals and text, visual and oral pacing, plus attention getting animations and transitions. Before and After examples demonstrate the impact of well designed slides.

The ideas presented apply to any PowerPoint/Keynote presentation, whether you are preparing a quarterly business report, teaching a concept in mathematics, addressing a national convention, or showcasing slides from a recent trip.

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Janet Dieman is a teacher, media specialist, instructional designer, professor, author, lecturer, and visual editor who brings all her experiences in communication to share with you.

There is a $10 Fee for EmpowerU Business Classes

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Climate Hustle– The Movie

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
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.  You 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 78 minutes. Discussion will follow. Don’t miss this important look on Climate Change.


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Pumpkin Decorating for Kids (and Big Kids!)

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Saturday, October 29, 2016 10:00–11:15

Join Frame USA’s store talented artistic staff as we teach you how to Decorate Pumpkins right before Halloween.   Don’t get scared you can do this!    Included in your $5 material fee you will receive a basic Pumpkin Decorating kit (like the one shown in the picture) and a good size 9-12″ pumpkin.    You bring your creativity with you and we pretty much guarantee a good result.  Snacks will be included for all–and this will be fun!

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The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions

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EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Exploring One of Lincoln’s Most Important Speeches Right Before Our Election.

This class will be a unique learning History experience for many but especially for our younger people.  Pat Maloney’s knowledge of History and his dedication and love to the Republic result in a much-felt, passionate presentation that is sure to be kept in your memory for quite a while!

Is this time in history really the most threatening to our Republic or have we survived similar conditions?  This class will provide an in-depth look into our past, how it is similar to our present, and how Abraham Lincoln advised Americans to overcome these dangers.

Join us as our Empower U Board Historian, Patrick Maloney, explores a speech given by Abraham Lincoln in 1834 at the Young Men’s Lyceum Museum of Springfield, Illinois.  He will explore the context and meaning of this most magnificent, but largely forgotten address (which many consider one of Lincoln’s most important speeches). What can it reveal about the current state of American politics and how to proceed?

Can we once again unite as a people to prevent what many see as an inevitable fracture in or Republic?  This class may give you hope to draw on from the past.

Patrick Maloney

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The Death Penalty In Ohio

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
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

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**This session has been postponed to the next semester!  Sorry.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,  A Guide to College Savings

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Christopher Smitherman believes not only should parents talk to their children about going to college but they should have a plan to pay for college. Encouraging youth to study hard do well in school but parents have no savings sends the wrong message.  Smitherman will discuss college savings strategies.

We will also ask Christopher to give us his analysis of the election which will be just completed with we meet for this session and also give us a brief update on the Cincinnati City Council. EmpowerU welcomes Christopher Smitherman.

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Christopher Smitherman

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Beatles Blast from the PAST!

Price Hill Chili
4920 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

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An incredible trio of speakers will provide us a Beatles–Blast from the Past.  Gary Jeff Walker, Dusty Rhodes, Jim LaBarbara, at Price Hill Chili.  The Election is over – Time to Celebrate!

Whether you are celebrating or commiserating what better way to kick back, relax and enjoy an historic musical interlude!

This class will be a night to remember for all.  Young People will enjoy a great history lesson in rock ‘n’ and  others will relive the golden years of this music genre.  We will enjoy Beatles mania from the unique perspective of those involved up close and personal!

Join Empower U with Gary Jeff Walker, Dusty Rhodes, and Jim LaBarbara  at one of our favorite venues Price Hill Chili for this BEATLES BLAST from the PAST!   Dusty Rhodes (part of the Good Guys DJ.s) will share the behind the scenes story of how Cincinnati managed to land a much coveted Beatles Concert. Gary Jeff Walker (once dubbed “The Hardest working man in Tri-/State Radio) will reminisce about the Breakfast with the Beatles Tour.   Jim LaBarbara, The Music Professor will share hist thoughts.

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Take a walk down Memory Lane!

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH  45225

Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Celebrating the rich history of American signage through preservation and education, the American Sign Museum opened its doors in 2005, moving to its Camp Washington location in 2012.  Come and spend an evening with us and experience the visual delight of America through the years at the American Sign Museum.  The museum is the premier institution preserving historic signs and promoting the contributions the sign industry makes to commerce, culture, and the American landscape.

This will be a fun tour, join EmpowerU as we visit The American Sign Museum.   There is a mandatory $5 charge for this class which you can pay for at Registration.   EmpowerU will then pay for your admission.

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2016 Spring 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.

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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.

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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.

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Cyber Security with Dave Hatter
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

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It’s hard to miss the headlines about the increasing frequency and severity of Cyberattacks so it’s not surprising that Infosecurity magazine has named 2014 the “Year of the Data Breach” 2015 came in with only 2 less known breaches than 2014 and 2016 is off to a bad start! In this seminar, we’ll bring you up to speed on the cybersecurity threats lurking out there and what you can do about them, including
  • Physical Security
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Email/ Phishing
  • Malware
  • Updates/ Patches
  • Social Media
  • Mobile Security
  • Web Site security
  • Data Security/ PCI
  • Cloud / IoT

The class is suited for professionals whose computer is their lifeline.  Learn the tricks you need to know to keep your equipment safe. 

Feel free to bring your children to this class!

Dave Hatter

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Lunch & Learn Series: Women in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Museum Center, Reakirt Auditorium
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Monday, March 14, 2016 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Throughout Cincinnati’s History, its women have contributed a great deal to the well-being of their community and beyond. This presentation recognizes many very prominent people, some still relatively well-known, but also others who are no longer much remembered. 

In addition, you’ll hear the story of the hard work performed by many thousands of common women to raise and support their families and the increasing opportunity that has fortunately become available to them.

It becomes apparent why the iconic Tyler Davidson Fountain, featuring a women supplying the vital life element of water to the people of the city, makes such an appropriate community centerpiece.

These lectures are free and open to the public. You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch in the Gateway Cafe in the Rotunda, featuring a new menu. We encourage you to reserve for the class. All lectures take place from noon-1 p.m.


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How to Respond to an Active Shooter
EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA, Inc.
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:00-5:00 PM

Tell your boss that you need an hour off for this class.   Important for Managers, Owners and Employees and Individuals.   EmpowerU is pleased to partner with the Management of Frame USA, Inc. and the Springdale Police Department to bring this important class to the public.

Active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Most of these cases have occurred in locations where the shooter has been undeterred and unobstructed from carrying out their attack. The incident locations have often been described as soft targets with limited active security measures or armed personnel to provide protection for members of the public. In most instances, shooters have either taken their own lives, been shot by police, or surrendered when forced with a confrontation by law enforcement.
 
All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, owners, managers and  and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.   Who will be the point person at your company to train workers about an Active Shooter possibility.   Are you ready?   This session will be Presented by Sargent. Andy Davis, Springdale Police Department

You will not be admitted to the building for this session unless you have a FREE ticket.   Please register below.

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Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Thursday, March 17, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

What role do hormones play in human development and how does it affect adults as we age? How does optimal hormone balance help men and women maintain good health and a great quality of life?
Judy Couch, FNP will discuss how optimal hormone balance reduces the frequency of chronic illness, hot flashes, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.
She will also explain how hormone therapy can promote a healthy weight and strong libido while replacing the loss of muscle mass or the advancement of conditions like osteoporosis.
Vitality and robust health can be a partner on the journey through every stage of life.
 EmpowerU asks you to RSVP and bring your questions to this highly informative, possibly life-changing session.

Judy Couch

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****Grand Opening****EmpowerU Studio
Sign the Wall (for all time)
Arrive Early and Shoot Baskets To Win!
Big Prizes ** Treats ** Fun**
One of Our All-Time Favorite Speakers!

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Don’t get Tense, Don’t get Hyper—Its just life and Death

EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

Grand Opening of EmpowerU’s New Studio!

Dr. Jay Rissover will explore the connection of stress, tension and health.  What does stress and tension do to you? Does stress cause hypertension, or any other disease?  And what can you do for yourself, for stress and tension?

(Besides turning off your TV to avoid the news and political ads.)

If time permits, we will also astound you with revolutionary changes in blood pressure research. Tune in for more answers including plenty of time for questions about your own health issues.

For those of you experienced EmpowerU attendees you might remember Dr. Rissover’s incredibly entertaining and informative class on Ten Ways You Can Live Longer. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your personal health and commit to ways to keep your stress level down.

 

Dr. Jay Rissover

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Leap into Spring with Cool Container Gardening
White Oak Garden Center
3579 Blue Rock Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45247

Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

The days are getting l o n g e r, the weather warmer and fingers itching to dig into the dirt!
Leap into spring by joining us at White Oak Gardens for an engaging, friendly, informative session on growing cool plants in containers. Experience the magic of being surrounded by 3 acres full of flowers, trees, shrubs, houseplants, and happy people!
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Jeff Webeler and his staff will help with container gardening tips on annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and anything else you can grow.  Reunite your senses with the fragrances of spring blooms, growing herbs and vegetables.
Get ready to start digging, blooming and creating indoor and outdoor spaces you love!

Jeff Webeler

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Over Testing, Opting Out, and High School Graduation
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

Unclear what opting out is all about and whether it will compromise your child’s promotion, class offerings or HS Graduation?   Come learn the details you won’t hear from your school or from Columbus.    You can safely protect your child but you must first be armed with the facts.

Heidi Huber is a devoted advocate for conservative principles and policy. She has worked tirelessly the last ten years for numerous issues as well as candidates, including joining forces with liberty leaders around the state to pass Ohio’s Health Care Freedom Amendment and end the Ohio Estate Tax.  As leader of Ohioans for Local Control, she has authored legislation to protect children and restore local control. She has worked with fellow activists and think tanks from across the country and has served as a policy advisor for the Tenth Amendment Center’s national conference call with state legislators.

Heidi Huber

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Smart Ways to Turn Everyday Property into Cash
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

Wondering what to do with that “stuff” in your attic and garage you’ve been vowing to clean out for years? Join us as we team up with Everything but the House (EBTH) to give you some helpful tips on how to not only “clean out” but also “cash in”.
Join EmpowerU and get acquainted with Everything But The House. Learn why it is one of Cincinnati’s fastest growing companies and a unique American success story. Hear why EBTH is revolutionizing the way property liquidation is being handled and how they can make money to put in your pocket!
EBTH representative, Tricia Salem Lapp, will demystify how to downsize property that is keeping you from breathing.  During this presentation, she will talk about decluttering everything from the kitchen cabinet vintage items, Pyrex to the beautiful fire engine red Porsche in the garage that’s no longer your style.
Whether you’re relocating, downsizing, decluttering or dealing with the estate of a loved one, this session is for you!

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Ohio roots of the Union’s Greatest Hero
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

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

Join Luke Stedke and learn about the major role Ohio played in the pivotal Battle of Shiloh. The men and material of the Buckeye State not only save the day on the second day of battle, but this victory propelled one Ohioan in particular, to General in Chief of the Army and ultimately to the Presidency of the United States. Gen Ulysses S. Grant will be a focus of the course along with other notable Ohioans-Gen. William T. Sherman, Gen. Alexander M. McCook.
Enjoy an engaging discussion of the American Civil War and learn how the State of Ohio saved the Union!

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Dollars Down the Drain:  The Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District
Price Hill Chili
4920 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

If you’re a ratepayer within the Metropolitan Sewer District, the future is both obvious and unpleasant. Sewer rates are projected to continue increasing throughout the foreseeable future. 

As a result of improvements mandated under the federal consent decree with the Ohio EPA, ratepayers bear the burden of compliance with the Clean Water Act. Hamilton County Commissioner, Chris Monzel will explain what is required of our community to meet our obligations, why is it so expensive and what strong County leadership can do to hold down the cost.

Come and learn about the big decisions facing our county in the coming years and the role empowered citizens will play in protecting your dollars from flowing down the drain.

Chris Monzel, is the Hamilton County Commissioner. As President of the Board, he has been the driving force for right-sizing government while keeping taxes low and improving our economy by cutting the red tape for businesses planning to expand or relocate in Hamilton County. 

Chris Monzel

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The Cincinnati Strangler—50th Anniversary
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

50 Years ago it happened. The first strangler murder was 12/2/65…..the 7th and final murder was 12/9/66.
A conservative Midwestern city in the 1960s confronts a mysterious serial killer and its own escalating racial turmoil. No, not the latest John Grisham novel-this is the unknown legend of the Cincinnati Strangler.
Join Queen City Gothic author J.T. Townsend as he takes a fresh look at the serial killer who stole Cincinnati’s innocence…

J.T. Townsend

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This Class has been Cancelled.  We hope to re-position and offer it in Fall 2016.

Things to Consider when buying, selling or Investing in Real Estate
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

There are many things to consider when buying a house, selling a house, or investing in real estate. You will hire a real estate agent to guide you in each step of the home buying/selling process, to assure the contract and negotiation components are handled to your specifications, and to protect your interests.
A mortgage loan advisor will pre-qualify you for the right home loan. An inspector will assure the home selected is structurally sound and within applicable codes. And a title agent will assure the house you selected, inspected and financed is cleared from all other claims and liens.
In many ways then, even a repeat home buyer/seller is a first time buyer/seller. It is important that the agents and professionals you select represent you and your best interests. The average person is in their home for more than a decade.
EmpowerU is pleased to present a panel of subject matter experts to explain their roles and provide tips in preparation and completion of buying your dream home.   Click through more info tab to find out the backgrounds on Lisa Williams, Garret Gerard, Aaron Binik-Thomas and Drew Stacey.
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Earth Day—A Great Idea Turned Into a Mess

HWB Scout House and Outdoor Pavillion
34 Village Square
Glendale, Ohio 45246

Friday, April 22, 2016 6:00-7:30 PM

Rain or Shine–Inside Venue Next Door if It Gets Wet!

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Class Sponsored by Dr. Jay Rissover, Blue Ash Internal Medicine, 4260 Glendale-Milford Rd, Blue Ash, OH  45246, 745-9993

Like so many Government initiatives, Earth Day started out as a great idea but has turned into a mess.   Come celebrate Earth Day with EmpowerU as Blaze Radio Network’s Doc Thompson returns to Cincinnati.    Learn the good, the bad, the ridiculous.
Has what begun with lofty good intentions turned into an avenue for the Government to have more control over our lives?  Has the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts helped us on balance, or caused more problems?    Has Earth Day been hijacked and the original intent forgotten or taken over?
Join us for Happy Hour in Glendale, feel free to bring adult beverages and lawn chairs as we will be outside if the weather is nice. Wear your best Earth Day costume (Optional–Winner gets a prize(s)) and join the always fun Doc Thompson from Blaze Radio to reflect on Earth Day 2016.  Let’s take a candid look at this and other Earth Day issues at a fun-filled Earth Day Event sponsored by EmpowerU.   Happy Hour starts at 6:00 PM, and the event starts at 6:30 PM.

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The Economics of Milton Friedman—Still Relevant Today?
EmpowerU Studio
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

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Class Sponsored by Creative Therapy Associates, Inc.  Go to www.ctherapy.com

Join EmpowerU Managing Board Member Dan Regenold in a follow up class to last semester’s lively discussion on Is the U.S. the next Greece Dan looks at the great Economist and Noble Laureate Milton Friedman, perhaps the first libertarian.  Friedman’s approach to economic policy in the face of different views caused a revolution when he published Capitalism and Freedom in 1962 (sold over 500,000 copies). Friedman’s simple thesis: There cannot be political freedom without economic freedom.
EmpowerU will compare economic systems of capitalism and look at what the tools are to lead us to greater prosperity. Ah but that messy big Government seems to get in the way, by hindering the efficient handling of the Economy.   We’ll try not to get too complicated here and about 1/2 the class will be Friedman in his own words.
Join Dan as he discusses Friedman’s work and puts it into simple context.  This is a hands on class–be ready to work as EmpowerU analyzes the economics of Milton Friedman and if it is still relevant today.

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We are Sorry Tonight’s Event is Cancelled Due to Threat of Severe Weather Tonight in the Cincinnati Area

EmpowerU Season Ending Event

Glendale Lyceum Outdoor Pavillion
865 Congress Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Thursday, May 12, 2016 Dinner starts at 6:15 PM, Program 7:00-8:30 PM

Class Sponsored by Ted Day, Mutual of Omaha Insurance, 3284 E Sharon Rd, Sharonville, OH, 45241, Phone : (513) 793-0393

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 Bring your lawn chair and experience the meaning of our motto, “Educate, Enjoy, Engage.”   Keynote Speaker and Cincinnati’s own Rocky Boiman will join us as our key-note speaker for our season ending event.
Rocky is a night time radio hos for 700 WLW and a radio and color commentator for both College and pro football.   Rocky, a super-bowl champion,  will share with us all he has learned about “Team Building” during the rough and tumble football years and how those same principles work to build positive, successful relationship in all walks of life.   Whether it be friends, family, community, political activities or business Rocky’s message will work for all of them.   Bring the kids for this special event.
Joining Rocky is 55KRC radio personality Brian Thomas will serve as master of ceremonies for the night and will help us pass out awards to Empowered citizens.   Brian, will be joined by other “Rat Pack” members of the gang including City of Cincinnati’s Christopher Smitherman who will be will be discussing the City and Commissioner Chris Monzel who  will discuss the County.
On this very special evening we will celebrate the end of EmpowerU’s 11th semester and we will be awarding Empowered Citizen awards.  Will You Win?
 
EmpowerU will be grilling the burgers and hot dogs as well as providing water and soft drinks. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share at the potluck table.
Executive Chef James Riley from the New Restaurant J. Austin’s American Eatery located 11568 Springfield Pike in Springdale
Cincinnati, OH 45246 will help lead the cooking efforts at the event this year.  Don’t miss James and the treats he will bring from the restaurant. jaustinsjamesriley
There is no charge for this event, but your donation is gratefully accepted. Adult attendees are welcome to BYOB and bring your lawn chairs. We look forward to seeing all our friends at this great annual event.

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Lunch & Learn Series: The Story of Porkopolis
Cincinnati Museum Center, Reakirt Auditorium
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Cincinnati was once known by the nickname “Porkopolis.” Visitors to the city often had walk down the streets that were crowded with pigs being herded to the city slaughter houses.

Pigs slaughtered in Cincinnati not only fed our country but also helped to revolutionize the country’s industries.

From pig pens to dinner plate, learn how “pigs” helped builds Cincinnati.

These lectures are free and open to the public. You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch in the Gateway Cafe in the Rotunda, Featuring a new menu. We encourage you to reserve for the class. All lectures take place from noon-1 p.m.

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Double Header: Education, Healthcare, Monopoly & other Games of 2015
Sycamore Township Trustee Room
8540 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Empower U begins their Fall schedule with a Double Header!!

Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst at Buckeye Institute, Greg Lawson and Secretary of State, Jon Husted come together for this educational session.

Greg Lawson will discuss some of the major principles that Ohio policymakers must keep in mind if they are to help return Ohio to its previous position of economic greatness. 

He will speak on major policy sections of the state budget including: education, healthcare and tax reform. 

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will speak about what voters in Ohio will be deciding upon in the 2015 ballot.  The Secretary will explain the confusion regarding Issue #2 and Issue #3 and the monopoly issues that will exist if Marijuana legislation passes.  Voter integrity issues will also be discussed. Learn why the Secretary of State was recently recognized by the Association of the United States Army and Ohio was deemed an All-Star State by the Military Voter Protection Project. 

Make sure that you know the issues so that you can make this election a more run!

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Lunch & Learn: Cincinnati and The Prohibition Period
Cincinnati Museum Center, Reakirt Auditorium
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Monday, September 21, 2015 Noon-1:00 PM

Find out how the Temperance Movement and theAnti-Saloon League pushed through the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor in the United States.
Find out why the new law was impossible to enforce and how bootleggers such as George Remus and organized crime flourished over the 10 years that the law was in effect.
Learn how the consequences of Prohibition affect our society today!
These lectures are free and open to the public. You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch in the Gateway Cafe in the Rotunda, Featuring a new menu. We encourage you to reserve for the class. All lectures take place from noon-1 p.m.

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Ancient Hatred: Sunnis VS. Shiites—The Never Ending War
Ronald Regan Lodge VOA Metro Park
7850 VOA Park Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Thursday, September 24, 2015 7-8:30 PM

This session is timely and vital to understanding the conflict that has reached its tentacles into the United States. As Westerners, it is difficult to understand cultures where religion is Governmentscripture is law,  and the past defines the future.

In a country where, history is measured in hourly news cycles and sound bites it seems incomprehensible that this conflict between Sunni and Shiite is the work of centuries that began with the death of Prophet Muhammad in 632.

This session will be presented by Former Representative and incredible public speaker and patriot, Bob McEwen, who will help us understand such things as:

What is the difference between the Sunni and Shiite philosophies and their ultimate goals? Who comprises the armies of ISIS and ISIL? How do we succeed in defending and defeating those dedicated to this “never-ending war”?

Join us and find out!

Bob McEwen

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Why Liberals Always Win and Conservatives Always Lose–Hero’s—Victim’s—Bullies!
Sharonville Public Library
10980 Thornview Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45241

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Each day, millions of Americans remain silent on important issues that affect their freedoms and their future.

Polished advocates in government, media, non-profits, unions and academia have mastered the art of promoting a compassionate narrative to advance their public policy agenda at all levels of government and education.

Hardworking citizens and taxpayers are often unprepared to face harsh criticism in the public square when they try to compete.

Rich Youngblood will bring every concerned citizen the skills to confidently assert their view, change the narrative and offer a winning strategy when faith, finances or freedom are under assault.

This class will provide you with the language and tools to protect your freedom and make you the hero in your community.

Richard Youngblood 

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A Storm is Coming: Preparedness Planning for Family and Community
Symmes Township Library
11850 Enyart Road
Loveland, Ohio 45140

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 7-8:30 PM

A storm is coming…are you ready? Is your county ready? The Fact is, Most American families are not prepared for even a 3 day power outage or local disaster in their area. Empower U would like to change that! 

Jim Beck, a Major and Disaster Relief and Emergency Services Officer with the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol will guide you through this interactive program. This program will show you how to plan for a disaster that might affect you, and how to keep your family safe, fed, and sheltered for 30 days or longer.

Nick Crossley, Director of Hamilton County Emergency Management & Homeland Security will discuss the scope of Emergency Management and how it works within Hamilton County and the State. He will discuss how our communities can be better prepared by planning for large scale disaster as well as testing their plans and procedure.

How much water will we really need? How do we keep warm and safe in our homes? What kind of disasters will affect us? Why should we prepare all of of our family members?—Join us and find out the answers to these questions and many more! 

Nick Crossley

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Modernizing the Ohio Constitution
Evendale –Shelter House–(Up Hill–Follow Signs)
10500 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45241

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Ohio’s first District Court Judge, Patrick Fischer joins us for this important session.  Fischer is a member of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission. He will lead us through the issues being considered by thisbody of scholars. The “Constitution” is the bedrock of our republic. We as citizens need to be aware of and be able to guard changes to it carefully!

Judge Patrick Fischer 

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The Trial of the Century — Taft versus Remus — A Travesty of Justice
College Hill Presbyterian Church
5742 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Thursday, October 8, 2015 7-8:30 PM

Mark Plageman, a Professor Emeritus at Miami University, is back to explain how infamous bootlegger George Remus shot and killed his wife Imogene.

The ensuing Trial brought national attention to  Cincinnati, with the prosecution being led by Charles Phelps Taft II,son of former President William Howard Taft. Despite the testimony of numerous witnesses, Remus was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

This presentation deals with the mistakes and lack of clarity on the part of the prosecution and defense. The result was as Charles Phelps Taft said: a gross miscarriage of justice. 

Mark Plageman

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Common Mistakes in Estate Planning
Sycamore Township Trustee Room
8540 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

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The average Will is almost 14 years old at the date of death, and 55% of adult Americans don’t even have a Will.  Successful people often fail to have succesful estate plans. Estate planning mistakes are common, and often there are some easy fixes. Many do not understand the nature of the mistakes, nor have been educated on the various solutions. We want to fix this. 

Empower U presents estate planning attorney, Isaac T. Heintz of  Finney Law Firm and registered investment advisor, William F. Lyon, CFP, MSFS of The Lyon Group for this important session in which you will learn the 10 common mistakes in estate planning.

“everything you have, is everything you have.” so join us to learn how to navigate the complex legal tax and financial planning issues.

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Before the Doors Opened-An American Success Story
Scene75-Cincinnati
876 State Route 28
Milford, Ohio 45150

Thursday, October 15, 2015 7-8:30 PM**

**Attendees are encouraged to stay afterwards and play!

The Chief Entertainment Officer of Scene75, Jonah Sandler, opens up the doors of the Cincinnati location to talk all about how he turned an empty warehouse into the largest indoor entertainment center in the United States using Facebook. He managed to gain 23,000 likes on the center’s Facebook page in just three months all before the business actually opened and before anyone knew Facebook Marketing was even a thing. 

Come and Join Empower U for this engaging event and stay afterwards to let your inner kid shine. 

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Lunch & Learn: The Sad, Steamy, Sinister Side of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Museum Center, Reakirt Auditorium
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Monday, October 19, 2015 Noon-1 PM

Serial murderers, grave robbers, epidemics,personal tragedies and even slime are all part of Cincinnati’s history.
Spend an hour hearing stories about some of Cincinnati’s most notorious citizens and their nasty deeds. Listen to details about a few of Cincinnati’ssaddest stories. Tragedies and crime abound in this program.
Come prepared to be shocked and saddened. Appropriate for adults.
These lectures are free and open to the public. You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch in the Gateway Cafe in the Rotunda, Featuring a new menu. We encourage you to reserve for the class. All lectures take place from noon-1 p.m.

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What You Need To Know To Reclaim Your Child’s Education
Christ Fellowship Church
5000 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45211

To Access Heidi Huber’s Documents Passed Out Click Here

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To View a Recording of October 20 Class Click Here

To Reach Jim O’Connor Email this address:   jfpoc@icloud.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

In this session you will learn how our local schools and teachers have been coerced into compliance, why communities must join in restoring local control and most importantly what parents can do to reclaim their authority over their children’s education and future.   An update on what is going on with Common Core in Ohio will also be discussed.
This session is for everyone; parents, teachers, administrators and taxpayers. Each of us participates in our locally funded education system.
If you’re not fighting this takeover, you’re feeding it!

Heidi Huber

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Citizenfour–The Movie
Glendale Lyceum Pub (Downstairs)
865 Congress Avenue
Glendale, Ohio 45246

Friday, October 23, 2015 6:30-9:00 PM  (We are limited to a FIRM attendance of 75 for this event)

Is your Government Spying On You?   What is the Proper role between National Security and Privacy?   Citizenfour is one of the most highly acclaimed and awarded films ever and the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary.   Watch as Edward Snowden is interviewed one week after releasing information on the US’s massive data mining efforts.   The results you need to know.
Join EmpowerU at the movies to discuss one of the most important issues and important movies of our time.  (Just ask Rand Paul and Chris Christie!).

We’ll supply the popcorn and soft drinks and you bring the brain-power and we’ll discuss this important issue of privacy after the movie!
 
If you can bring a dessert to share and BYOB is allowed.
(See Dan’s Blog Post “Outrage” on the top right side of this page)

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The Sociopathic Mind: A Look Into the Dark
Price Hill Chili
4920 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Travel into the dark world of sociopaths with Author Jack Kerley, just in time for Halloween. Learn about what happens in the minds of sociopaths: are all of them killers, and where exactly do they come from. Jack Kerley a writer of psychological thrillers guides you on the journey into a world lacking conscience or  remorse, a place where lies replace truth, deceit is the rule and the quest for power replaces humanity. 

Learn whether that person you know is really a sociopath after all. 

Twelve time novelist, Jack Kerley has been published in eleven languages and in over twenty countries. He currently lives in Newport and despite the often-dark topics of his novels, collects colorful and whimsical Southern folk art. 

Jack Kerley 

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Monopoly Money–Is the U.S. the Next Greece?   EmpowerU Attendees to Decide.

Frame USA
225 Northland Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Thursday, November 5, 2015 7-8:30 PM

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EmpowerU managing board member, Dan Regenold invites you to what will surely be a roll-up-your sleeves and get to work class.      Is the United States really the next Greece?

EmpowerU will investigate this very important topic and learn whether the United States is on a downward spiral to irrelevance or if good ol’ USA still has a chance.   Learn more about the driving factors of this debate and learn more about your Country–including useful handouts to take with  you.

An Overview of the Budget of the United States
An Analysis of where we are at based on the Facts & Numbers
How Exactly does the United States Compare to Greece?
The military, entitlements, Social Security, The Debt — how does it all fit together?  Does it fit together?

How close is the USA to Greece?  EmpowerU Attendees will decide and sent the results to our elected officials (do they care?).    The goal of this class will be to let you walk away with simple documents to help you understand where we are at as a County and what our options are.

Dan Regenold

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The Truth about the Deal with Iran
The Farm
219 Anderson Ferry Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238

Monday, November 9, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Join EmpowerU as we welcome Representative,Steve Chabot, for this enlightening session. Steve Chabot will walk us through the Iran Nuclear Deal. 

 
During this session, he will disclose major concessions and explain why the agreement has huge dangerous gaps and historic implications!
Join us for this session and become informed about this important topic. 

Steve Chabot

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Remember on Veterans Day: The Forgotten Veterans and Gold Star Mothers of World War I
Covington Library
502 Scott Blvd
Covington, Kentucky 41011

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7-8:30 PM

Author, John Graham leads us on a pilgrimage filled with great sorrow and great history of The Gold Star Mothers of World War I.

During the first World War, a flag with a gold star identified families who had lost soldiers. Grieving women were “Gold Star” mother and widows.

Between 1930 and 1933 the United States government took 6,654 Gold Star pilgrims to visit their sons’ and husbands’ graves in American cemeteries in Belgium, England, and France.

This session is about these pilgrimages from their launch to the present day, beginning with an introduction to the war and wartime burial.

Remember on Veteran’s Day the Gold Star Mothers with this EmpowerU Session.

John Graham

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Warm Apple Cider, Colorful Goodies and Smiling Faces!
Christ Fellowship Church
5000 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45211

Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

During this session, Brian will demonstrate to kids (of any age) how to prepare and decorate their own treats, and create their own crafty masterpiece at their work stations. Be ready to eat some goodies, get a little dirty, and have a blastBring your cameras to capture the memories!  

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Federalist 51
Frame USA, Inc.
225 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246

Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00-11:30 a.m.

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this; you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself”, –James Madison, 4th President of the United States–1809-1817

Professor Emeritus of EmpowerU, Bob Galbraith returns to Cincinnati to teach us about Federalist 51 written by James Madison.  Federalist 51 is the fifty-first of The Federalist Papers first published on February 6, 1788.   One of the most famous of the papers, it addresses appropriate checks and balances which can and must be created in government.  Also,  learn about the key importance of the Separation of Powers.   Federalist 51 is very much in the news and discussed throughout Mark R. Levin’s #1 Best Selling book Plunder and Deceit. Re-visit the fundamentals of our Republic and find out what we seem to have forgot.
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Lunch & Learn: Cincinnati’s Winter Holiday Traditions
Cincinnati Museum Center, Reakirt Auditorium
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Monday, November 16, 2015 Noon-1 PM

If you enjoy reminiscing about the holidays, come along with us to celebrate the many joyful times and faces of the winter holiday season. 
You can’t see the holiday spirit, but its there in the many traditions of Cincinnati around this festive season.
These lectures are free and open to the public. You’re welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase lunch in the Gateway Cafe in the Rotunda, Featuring a new menu. We encourage you to reserve for the class. All lectures take place from noon-1 p.m.

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What to Do About the Brent Spence Bridge
Holiday Inn Eastgate
4501 Eastgate Blvd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45245

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Which road do we follow? Brent Spence Bridge or By-Pass? Explore options pertaining to the current bridge dilemma. Is the bridge the only way? Is a by-pass a feasible alternative? Join us at this session to be informed on the pros and cons of both options.

The plan $3.6 billion plan offered by Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments is known as theBrent Spence Bridge Corridor Project.  

The heated discussions and resulting impasse allowed the private sector time to develop an alternate plan to build a68 mile, four lane expressway on the east side of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky at a cost of $1.1 billion and make more moderate improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge.
Jason Kershner discusses for the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce the importance of moving forward with the Brent Spence Bridge Project.   Greg Fischer discusses the innovative possible alternative called the Cincy Eastern Bypass.   Joe Meyer will be speaking for Northern Kentucky United–which opposes tolls for all alternatives.
Years of study and millions of dollars spent and Empower U has it all in one hour and a half session.
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Fight Against Cultural Terrorism: Disrupting the Trade in Blood Antiquities
Cincinnati Museum Center, Reakirt Auditorium
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:00-8:30 PM

EmpowerU has teamed up with the Cincinnati Museum Center to bring a crucial session
Islamic State’s calculated use of cultural destruction as a tool of terror—punctuated by the brutal murder of archaeologist Khaled al-Assad for his refusal to lead ISIS to hidden Palmyra antiquities– has SHOCKED the world
Even more antiquities from the Middle East are finding their way to American Buyers, who unqittingly become complicit in funding terrorism and thedestruction of heritage sites throughout the region.
International Cultural Heritage lawyer Marion F. Werkheiser will discuss the exponential growth of cultural racketeering and offer solutions that would protect priceless cultural heritage for future generations
This session will teach you the following things: The dynamics of the international trade in antiquities, the international legal regimes that protect cultural property and the role that Americans can play in disrupting Islamic State’s ability to profit from looted antiquities.

Marion F. Wekheiser

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Cincinnati During the Civil War
Reakirt Auditorium
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Monday, February 16, 2015 Noon-1:00 PM

Enjoy a side of history with lunch at the Cincinnati Museum Center. This free docent led seminar will take you back to Civil War era. It is late 1862, and a Confederate Army is marching toward Cincinnati. The city is in a panic! Less than a year later, Cincinnati is threatened again – this time by the dashing General Morgan and his raiders. Find out how Cincinnati responded to these emergencies in this fascinating program. Bring your brown bag lunch or grab a bite in the rotunda and feed your brain a little local history.

EmpowerU is a co-promoter of this event,

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Feb 24 Property Taxes

How to Reduce Your Property Taxes
Connections Christian Church
7421 East Galbraith Road
Madeira, Ohio, 45243

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

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.

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3_3 Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft
Evendale Recreation Center
10500 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:30pm* – 7:30 pm

*Note the early start time for this class.

National Consumer Protection Week is March 1-7 and the Ohio Attorney General’s office is educating citizens about identity theft. Eastern Hills and Western Hills Community Action have joined forces with EmpowerU to host an expert from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division who will lead this important session. Bring your college student and your senior parent to hear about the most prevalent scams spreading across Ohio and learn how to protect yourself and your family.

The presenter for this seminar is Lindsey Wilson with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection Division.

Disclaimer: “This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General’s office. The Ohio Attorney General’s office does not endorse or recommend EmpowerU Ohio or any products of services affiliated with EmpowerU Ohio.”

 

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America’s Christian Heritage-Class Cancelled
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
2718 Dixie Highway
Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017

Class Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather!

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This lesson uses America’s founding documents, monuments and quotes from the Founding Father’s to prove that America did start as a Christian nation. In addition, it examines multiple examples of the Biblical basis of the Constitution.

Dr. Lee Watts is the founder of God and Country Ministry and currently serves as the Kentucky State Chaplain. Dr. Watts is an evangelist, author and hosts a weekly radio broadcast called “Take America Back.” He currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky where he teaches at Tabernacle Baptist Bible College.

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Kasich’s Budget: The Good, The Bad
and The Ugly
Sycamore Township Trustee Room
8540 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30* – 8:30 p.m.

*Please note the early start time for this class

Governor Kasich has proposed a budget for the next two years to fund the functions of Ohio’s government. This budget suggests some controversial changes in how the state raises revenue and alters the distribution formulas for Ohio’s schools. The first half of the evening will bring members of two area school boards to address the redistribution of funds to school districts. The second half addresses several tax and policy proposals by the Governor including a one-half percent increase in the state sales tax, new taxes on oil and gas extraction in Ohio and planning ahead for the long term financing of Ohio’s Medicaid expansion which has recently added 465,000 new adults to the roles.

Ohio State Legislators Lou Terhar, John Becker, Jonathan Dever and Princeton School Board member Steve Moore will offer wide ranging opinions on the budget as well as offering possible changes that would protect the taxpayers while still growing Ohio’s economy.

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Important Handouts From Ohio Budget Session (click on handout)

Steve Moore Handout| Lou Terhar Handout | Jon Dever Handout | List of Sales Tax Possible Increases

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April 22Seitz_Educate

You’re A Criminal and Don’t Know It
The Farm
239 Anderson Ferry Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Monday, March 16, 2015 7:00-8:30 PM*

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. for the Best Chicken Dinner in Town!

The Roman historian Tacitus observed, “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” Yes, my fellow citizens, it seems that we are all criminals now.

In his lively manner, Senator Bill Seitz will discuss a pervasive problem and outline one of his latest successful endeavors. There have been many media reports of citizens being penalized with fines and in some cases incarcerated for behaviors that were seemingly harmless, but discovered they were breaking an obscure law that they had never heard of much less INTENTIONALLY intended to break. Despite their protest, many have had to pay fines and in some cases, go to jail.

This presentation is guaranteed to enlighten citizens struggling to comply with a burgeoning regulatory state. Senator Seitz will also give an overview of the steps he’s taken to remedy the situation and detail Ohio’s other legislative efforts to rein-in the maze of laws and regulations.

State Senator Bill Seitz is a lifelong resident of Western Hamilton County and an alumnus of University of Cincinnati, where he also earned his Juris Doctorate from the U.C. College of Law. His reform efforts have been acknowledged with an award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.

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Ohio Open Records & Open Meetings Act
Francis R. Healy Community Center
Chamberlin Park
7640 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:00-8:30 PM

Attorney Curt Hartman teaches you how to get the information from governments you need. You must know this important Ohio law to let the sunshine in! If you need information from your Government(s), this class will tell you how to request the information, what information they are required to give you and when are they required to give you the information.

Find out why these two Ohio laws have been called “the Great Equalizer.” This is a foundational EmpowerU class–SIGN UP!

See Dan Discuss The Power of Sunshine–Click Here!

Tonight’s Powerpoint Presentation Click Here

Request Ohio Attorney General FREE Sunshine Laws Publication–Click Here!

Jay Janus Blog Post About Ohio Sunshine Book from Attorney General

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Curt Hartman

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America's Queen

America’s Queen: A Queen City Native
Cincinnati Museum Center
Reakirt Auditorium
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 7:00 PM

The best known celebrities of this century might find it difficult to match the glamorous life and social standing of Kate Chase. This famous Cincinnati native, born in 1840, commanded the attention of Americans and captured the eyes of powerful men, both during and after the Civil War era. Kate Chase was the daughter of Supreme Court Chief Justice and President Lincoln’s Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase. Kate possessed beauty, charisma and political savvy that launched her ascent to the highest echelons of society. Her celebrity rivaled Mary Lincoln and her marriage to dashing young Rhode Island Governor and Textile magnate William Sprague made her the Belle of Washington during the Civil War. Kate enjoyed a life of virtual royalty until it all came crashing down after an economic depression, a scandalous affair with a powerful senator and a sensational divorce. She lived her final years in poverty in DC, but never lost her independent spirit. Today, Kate lays at rest near her father in Spring Grove Cemetery. He will elaborate on her turbulent life, with particular attention to her and her family’s many Cincinnati connections.

The lecture will be conducted by lawyer and author, John Oller. He’s a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University and received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University in 1982.

Following the lecture, Mr. Oller will be signing copies of American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague, Civil War “Belle of the North’”and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal.

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March 26 Human Trafficking_Educate

Human Trafficking:
What Becomes of the Victims?
The Lakeview Room
Ronald Reagan Lodge
7850 VOA Park Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30*-8:00 p.m.

(*Note the early start time for this class)

 

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Each year, throughout the United States, thousands of people become victims of human trafficking, abducted or coerced into activities that destroy their future. Victims may be forced into sex slavery, prostitution illegal drug sales or working as unpaid laborers. When offenses bring them into contact with the court system, society has an opportunity to help the victims escape a destructive life. Judge Paul Herbert, of the Columbus Municipal Court will explain how his program attempts to help these victims and provide the resources to change their circumstances and prospects for the future. Judge Herbert will also bring a former victim to present her compelling story, detail her struggles and ascent to a better life.

Speaker Bio

Judge Paul Herbert is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio and has practiced law for the past 27 years. His CATCH (changing actions to change habits) program, started in 2009 is focused on Human Trafficking victims who have been charged with the misdemeanor offense of solicitation.

Judge Paul Herbert

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Great Ideas for Your Spring Container Garden
Benken’s Florist
6000 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Spring is in the air and all our favorite early season plants are in bloom. Shake off the Winter blahs and prepare to be dazzled as Michael Benken presents some great tips and ideas for early Spring gardening with annuals and vegetables. The highlight of his presentation will be a variety of fun and cool container gardens. This session will remind you why we love the aroma of tulips, daffodils and many of the most beautiful Spring blooms. Nature will surround you and lovely container designs will start your creative juices flowing as you prepare to dig into the warm soil and plant your own bit of paradise.

Mike Benken, third generation owner of HJ Benken Florist is acknowledged as one of Ohio’s most successful growers. He takes great joy from helping others experience his love and success with greenhouse plants and gardening.

This is a FREE Class!

 

 

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A Fair and Balanced Look
at Shared Services
Price Hill Chili
4920 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes and Greg Lawson with the Buckeye Institute square-off on shared services, a solution offered as a way to ease tight municipal budgets. The questions raised at this session demand frank discussion and evidence that communities will see savings without losing dependable services. Does every community need their own fire and police department? Can residents depend on a timely response in an emergency? Does sharing public services always save money for the taxpayer? These are important questions when your health or home are at risk!

Mr. Lawson and Auditor Rhodes offer opposing views on a number of possibilities for shared services, providing examples from communities where combining services offered more efficiency and quality service as well as those communities where the service or cost failed to deliver the promised savings and quality. This presentation will help citizens and elected officials make wise choices when combining services is suggested for their communities.

Dusty Rhodes has served as Hamilton County Auditor since 1990 and was reelected to a 7th term in November of 2014. Greg R. Lawson is the Statehouse Liaison and Policy Analyst at the Buckeye Institute.

Auditor Rhodes Handout On New Levies Due to Local Government Fund Reductions

Greg Lawson Handout #1 on Local Government | Greg Lawson Handout #2 on Local Government

Dusty Rhodes and Greg Lawson

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Tax Day 2015

Cincinnati Tax Day Event
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM

Cincinnati area liberty groups annually host one of the region’s premier Tax Day events. Over a thousand citizens will descend on Sharonville Convention Center to hear inspired speakers discuss the ongoing battle for more accountable representative government. Matt Kibbe from FreedomWorks, Jenny Beth Martin from Tea Party Patriots, Ben Swann, Commissioner Chris Monzel and a number of elected officials and local grassroots leaders will sound the clarion call for fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. So, send off that tax check then join your friends and neighbors as motivated Americans come together to create the change they wish to see.

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EmpowerU is a sponsoring vendor for this event

Tickets may be purchased

at CincinnatiTeaParty.org or at the Door

EmpowerU is not accepting reservations

for this event

 

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Baseball Revolution
Birth of The Professional Game
Reakirt Auditorium
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Thursday, April 23, 2015 7:00 -8:30 PM

The evolution of baseball and all professional sports took a huge leap in Cincinnati in 1869 when the Cincinnati Base Ball Club decided to support a professional team, signing all players to contracts and guaranteeing them a salary. A change in the rules in 1869 permitted clubs to employ pro players for the first time, and the Cincinnati club was the only one in the country to take advantage of the opportunity. The Cincinnati team, the Red Stockings, played coast-to-coast (the first team to ever do so), defeated every opponent (57-0), broadened the popularity of the game and established the superiority of the professional system. The first pro league formed two years later and professional team sports have been a part of the American landscape since.

Presenter:

Greg Rhodes is a former Executive Director of the Reds Hall of Fame and co-author of six books on the Cincinnati Reds.  A true fan with boundless baseball knowledge, Greg hosts the Reds Hall of Fame highlight moments heard prior to each Reds game on the Reds Radio Network pregame show while also serving as team historian and speaking to groups throughout the region on the history of Reds baseball.

 

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Five Ways to Live Longer
Blue Ash Branch Library
4911 Cooper Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:00 – 8:30 PM

What is “real” and what is hype among the products, diets and exercise regimens that promise to keep us living longer. We will explore some of the science behind living longer and some of the misconceptions. And I promise that we’ll have some fun while we do it.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Jay Rissover is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has practiced in Cincinnati since 1989. He is currently practicing at Blue Ash Internal Medicine, affiliated with TriHealth. Dr. Rissover is one of the few remaining Internists who still has hospital privileges and sees his own patients who are admitted to Bethesda North Hospital and the TriHealth Evendale Hospital.

Dr. Rissover has done numerous public speaking engagements, including co-hosting “Take Charge of Your Health” on 55KRC in 2013 and 2014 and has appeared frequently on WKRC, WGRR, WLW, WKRQ, and Channels 9, 12, 5 and 19.

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April 29 Police community relations

Police-Citizen Interaction
Midway Elementary School
3156 Glenmore Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:00 -8:30 PM

This interactive and informative class will be presented by Steve Adams, criminal lawyer, and Captain Russ Neville, Special Services Section of the Cincinnati Police Dept. This program is designed to give basic information about the appropriate behavior and response to a police encounter. Scenarios addressed will include:

Traffic Stop – When is a search of the vehicle warranted? Consequences of taking, or not taking a breathalyzer test? Additional responsibilities when a conceal/carry permit and weapon are involved?

Knock on the door – What are your responsibilities to be in compliance with the law before asking for a search warrant or invoke right to representation?

Encounter on the street – What information are the authorities obligated to divulge before asking for identification and what are the citizen’s responsibilities in response?

Speakers:
Russ Neville. The Neville family has had a long tradition of law enforcement so it was not surprising that Russ Neville would become a police recruit in 1987. He has worked undercover in narcotics, liquor violations and prostitution and also served on the “Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission.”

Steven R. Adams has been in the private practice of law since 2000. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the Greater Cincinnati and National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Hamilton County Bar Association.

Russ Neville and Steve Adams

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Overtesting date

Are We Overtesting Our Students?
Frame USA, Inc
225 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 7:00 – 8:30 PM

The growth of standardized testing in our public schools should concern every parent, student, educator, business leader, and policy maker in our country. It’s mandated assessments on steroids as the number of tests by the Ohio Department of Education increased by two, three and four-fold in just one year!

Powerful testing companies seized the day and $380,000,000 from the federal government to develop standardized assessments for Common Core states. Virtually no vetting took place before contractors and their products were approved. Our students, teachers, and school districts are paying the price. Over-testing generates mountains of “data” used to label, judge and threaten, yet fails to provide 21st-century learning skills students need to attain.

This session will show why timely action and advocacy for taking back control of our curriculum and classroom is necessary for America’s future.
Jim O’Connor is the Chair of the Social Studies department at Princeton High School.

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House Intelligence Briefing, Grill-Out
and Empowered Citizen Awards
Glendale Lyceum
865 Congress Avenue
Glendale, Ohio 45246

Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. until dusk

EmpowerU celebrates the end of another successful semester by inviting all our friends and supporters to hear an important briefing from Congressman Brad Wenstrup as we grill-out and acknowledge all who attended 10 or more sessions during the Spring with an Empowered Citizen Award. This evening always brings a big crowd and most assuredly, several notable officials friends of EmpowerU to say a few words and greet engaged citizens from throughout the region.

Be sure to RSVP so we may plan plenty of grilled items for all our guests.

With the rise of ISIS and increased cyber-attacks, global stability and American security are important topics of conversation. How is America responding to this new century of threats? Congressman Brad Wenstrup, representing Ohio’s 2nd District, is an Iraq War Veteran and member of the House Intelligence and Armed Services Committees. He will speak about today’s evolving threats, the state of our military, and America’s capabilities in responding to current and future threats.

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Fall 2014

Student Loans:–Cincinnati

Hampton Inn

3024 Vine Street

Cincinnati Ohio, 45219

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30 -8:00 PM*

Lauren O’Brien, the Southern Ohio Field Director for Americans for Prosperity, will teach you about the types of student loans, the repayment options, and how to prepare for the future. She will outline the dangers of holding too much debt and the threat it creates for the future. Resources and tools to start planning for college will also be provided to parents and future college students. This class is for everyone: parents of children of all ages, parents planning to have children, high school students, and current college students. With a plethora of resources, we hope to help everyone. We look forward to seeing you there! *Light refreshments will be served from 6:30 until 7:00 PM, session will begin at 7:00 PM

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Protecting Seniors from Financial Exploitation–Green Township

Green Township Senior Center

3620 Epley Lane

Cincinnati, OH 45247

Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:30-8:00 PM

Green Township and Colerain Township Partner with Empower U to inform us of the rise of senior financial exploitation, recent and common cases, and prevention; strengthening protections through law; and Senior Advocate Fraud Education (SAFE) education for caregivers, social workers, seniors and their families about frauds and scams, AND MORE!

Amy Kurianksy, Fellow for the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson 
                             Legal Fellowship for the Prevention and Resolution 
                            of Financial Exploitation of Seniors

Danielle Murphy, Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine*

Local Law Enforcement Representative

 

*This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The Ohio Attorney General’s office does not endorse or recommend Empower U Ohio or any products or services affiliated with Empower U Ohio

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Shakespeare’s Influence on Abraham Lincoln–Cincinnati

Cincinnati Library, Huenefeld Tower Room

800 Vine Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Saturday, September 20, 2014 2:00 -4:00 PM

Meet and Greet with lite Refreshments from 1:00-2:00 PM

Abraham Lincoln was a well-read president who was very familiar with Shakespeare’s works. Whether in tragedy or comedy, Shakespeare’s characters faced a tumultuous world, as did President Lincoln with a bloody Civil War. What lessons did President Lincoln draw from Shakespeare to face his Herculean challenges? Learn about this little-known aspect of Abraham Lincoln in a fascinating and lively presentation by Dr. Peter Schramm, professor of political science and well-known scholar at Ohio’s Ashland University.

Dr. Peter Schramm

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Immigration:How and Why Laws Matter–Erlanger

Kenton County Library, Erlanger Branch

401 Kenton Lands Rd

Erlanger, KY 41018

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 PM

This class will feature two speakers: Kenton County Sheriff, Chuck Korzenborn and Joyce Mucci from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Chuck Korzenborn, along with various members of his staff to explain the large influx of “unaccompanied youth” in the Covington school system. Learn what problems this causes for the school system, the community and the students. Joyce Mucci, will present a true immigration reform policy using the 7 principles that have been developed by FAIR.

Prior to the 2014/15 school year, Covington, with a total enrollment of about 3,800 has 122 unaccompanied youth in pre-school and 270 in K-12, or about 10% of the population

Written questions will be collected during presentations and our moderator for the evening Tyler Hull, Esq. will select questions for the panel of speakers.

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Joyce Mucci Sheriff, Chuck Korzenborn

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Constitution for Kids–Glendale

Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, Scout House

34 Village Square

Glendale, OH 45246

Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Let’s get our youth involved in our Country. Denise Waterman from American Spirit Education Alliance walks your children through the basic foundations of our country. This hands-on session and handout will leave you and your children confident in the foundations of the United States. (Recommended for kids age 10+ including adults). You will receive a document at the class that you can take home and discuss with your children over the next months to come. Plan now to bring a few kids from the neighborhood for this important session.

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Shattering America’s Trance–Dayton

Event Cancelled Due to Speaker Sickness *Sorry*

Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

How many times have you wished you were able to talk to someone with different political views in a non-conformational manner? This subject is often “off limits” at family functions and friendly gatherings This workshop will teach people how to speak to others (friends, co-workers, family, etc.) to get truth/facts/ideas across but in a non argumentative way. It will also cover how we should speak, question and address government officials to get real responses instead of the typical political replies.

*There is a $35.00 fee for this class to cover associated costs.

John Anthony

 

 

Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?–Cincinnati

In conjunction with the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Insights Lecture Series

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

Reakirt Auditorium

1301 Western Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45203

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 7-8:30 PM

The lecture distinguishes science from religion, clarifies various meanings of evolution, and presents the evidence for evolution and the mechanisms by which it occurs. Beyond the fossil record, distinguished lecturer, Dr. Patricia Kelley also examines the Biblical creation accounts and creationist approaches such as Intelligent Design to assess the compatibility of evolution with faith-based perspectives. What you’ll learn: The difference between science and religion, differing definitions of evolution, evidence supporting evolution, the implications of intelligent design and implications of biblical creation accounts

 

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Cookie Decoration for Kids and “Big Kids”–Cincinnati

Joy Community Church

5000 North Bend Road

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM

All you need is Love…AND cookies! Join Torie Hancock for a cookie decorating course for little kids and big kids (who doesn’t love cookies!) She will teach attendees cookie decorating skills especially designed for all kids. The techniques taught can be used as a brag-able dessert or a fun summer project with the kids. And don’t worry if you mess up…you’ll just have to eat it and try again. Perfection never tasted so good. Torie owns the bakery, go ahead Bake My Day, and believes with a little bit of instruction and the desire, anyone can learn the art of cake decorating! She strives to share that passion with children and adults alike!

Go ahead Bake My Day

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Courage Based Self Defense–Cincinnati

North Avondale Recreation Center

617 Clinton Springs

Cincinnati, OH 45229

Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Courage Coaches Debbie and Mike Gardner are motivation speakers/authors who teach LOVE-based crime survival skills, drawing upon their personal mistakes and successes during their law enforcement careers. Their absolutely new approach to the timely subject of self-defense dares to emphasize “LESS is more, when less is RIGHT!” The Gardner’s instill Courage, Rights and a proven effective “ONE Word Safety Plan” you’ll easily understand.

We are asking for a $10 contribution to this session per person and $15 contribution per family of four to defer expenses of the speakers.

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Courage Based Self Defense–Liberty Township

Van Gordon Elementary

6475 Lesourdsville Rd,

Liberty Township, OH 45011

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM

Courage Coaches Debbie and Mike Gardner are motivation speakers/authors who teach LOVE-based crime survival skills, drawing upon their personal mistakes and successes during their law enforcement careers. Their absolutely new approach to the timely subject of self-defense dares to emphasize “LESS is more, when less is RIGHT!” The Gardner’s instill Courage, Rights and a proven effective “ONE Word Safety Plan” you’ll easily understand.

We are asking for a $10 contribution to this session to defer expenses of the speakers.

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Digital Citizenship Night for Parents & Kids–Cincinnati

Houston Elementary School

3310 Compton Road

Cincinnati, OH 45251

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Empower U and Cincinnati Bell partner to bring this presentation to people who wish to be informed on this most vital subject. This one-hour course is taught by Cincinnati Bell’s Director of Relationship Marketing, Stephen Smith. Mr. Smith launched the program in 2011 when tragic stories of teen bullying and suicides linked to sexting were first making news. In the presentation, Mr. Smith presents facts and anecdotes focused on three common technology issues confronting young people: sexting, online privacy and cyber bullying.

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George Remus:King of the Bootleggers–GlendaleFollowed by an optional Bourbon Tasting at Cock & Bull

The Cock and Bull Public House (upstairs)

275 East Sharon Road

Glendale, OH 45246

Thursday, October 21, 2014 7-8:30 PM**

George Remus, originally a pharmacist and later a lawyer, is known as the king of the Bootleggers. He Used his knowledge of pharmacy and law to circumvent the Volstead Act to buy distilleries that had gone out of business due to prohibition, on the pretext of selling it for “medical purposes”. He became the largest supplier of quality booze to folks like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Arnold Rothstein, and on the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire”: Nucky Thompson.

He made millions. There are many interesting stories about his life, including originating the “temporary insanity” defense. Come for a spirit-filled Session!

**Following Professor Plageman’s presentation there will be a Bourbon Tasting presented by The Cock and Bull. Five Bourbon Samples will be tasted for a cost of $20.00 (paid directly to The Cock and Bull). At EmpowerU we believe in participation! Please join us for this fun after-event.

Professor, Mark Plageman

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Cincinnati Enquirer–How We Pick The News!–Covington

How to Get Your Group the Exposure they Need.

Covington Library

502 Scott Blvd

Covington, KY 41011

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6-8:30 PM

Julie Zimmerman, opinion writer for Cincinnati.com/Enquirer, will discuss how the region’s biggest media outlet decides what to cover. Learn more about the news process and how to make your voice heard, especially on the opinion pages via letters to the editor and op-eds. We’ll talk about how to decide what topics to write about, how to make a submission, how to write for a news audience and how to work with journalists effectively.

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Julie Zimmerman

Opinion Enterprise Writer,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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The Bricca Family Murders…And Nobody is Talking….–Cincinnati A Halloween Fright Night at Price Hill Chili

Price Hill Chili

4920 Glenway Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45238

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

There is something sinister at the heart of these murders. Questions abound. Why will no one go on the record about a brutal triple homicide? What skeletons lurk within the closely guarded files? And how could such a tenacious investigation uncover a killer without capturing him? Join EmpowerU at the world famous Price Hill Chili for a real Halloween Fright Night as local author and true crime historian JT Townsend lifts the curtain of secrecy that surrounds this notorious of all west side cold cases–The Bricca Mystery.

Author J.T. Townsend Queen City Gothic

www.jttownsend.com

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Do’s and Don’ts If Stopped by Law Enforcement–Glendale

Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, Scout House

34 Village Square Rd

Glendale, OH 45246

Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement officials and attorneys will discuss traffic safety and the do’s and don’ts when you are stopped by law enforcement. What are the expectations of you? What should you expect from the Officer? How do we recommend you act or respond? What if you have a weapon in the vehicle? Do you have your CCW license? What are your legal rights? What happens in the Court process? Every day citizens might not come in contact with law enforcement on a regular basis (hopefully not). Come here from Sheriff Neil and professionals who work in the field every day what you need to know to be better educated and prepared.

Speakers will include:

Jim Neil, Hamilton County Sheriff
Sgt. Mike Tarr, Oversees the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit
Gwen Bender, Cheif Assistant Prosecuting Attorney overseeing 
                           the Municipal Division of the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office

Sheriff Jim Neil

 

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History of Jazz Part I:Late 1800’s-1940’s–Cincinnati

Followed by an optional Free Jazz Concert at HWB Scout House

New Princeton High School “Grid Room” (Enter at Door #30)

11157 Chester Road

Cincinnati, OH 45246

Friday, November 7, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM**

This class will examine the development of jazz music from its beginnings through the 1940s. Geo-political and social issues associated with Jazz music will be explored through listening to and discussing music from different eras, styles and artists. The class will include audio and video recordings to illustrate the stylistic differences and development of field hollers, spirituals, early American folk music, blues, piano styles, traditional jazz (i.e., Dixieland), and swing. The course is designed to foster an understanding of the social conditions that contributed to the history of Jazz music in the first half of the 20th century and to develop a greater appreciation of this original American art form. The incredible Timothy Smith travels back to Cincinnati from the greater Washington D.C. area. From 2001 through 2011 Mr. Smith served the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati Ohio as a band director, Director of Jazz Studies, and High School Music Department Head. His knowledge of music and jazz is legendary and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

**Following Timothy Smith’s presentation, at 9:00PM there will be a Free Jazz Concert located at The HWB Scout House (see listing below). You must register for this event but it is a free concert.

 

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History of Jazz Part I: Late 1800’s to 1940’s is also a Virtual Class. Join us in person at the class, or online. Click Here at 6:15 PM on November 7, 2014 to access this class virtually.

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History of Jazz….Free Jazz Concert–Glendale

Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, Scout House

34 Village Square Rd

Glendale, OH 45246

Friday, November 7, 2014 9:00-10:30 PM

Come and enjoy a night of entertaining Jazz Music with this Free Jazz Concert which will combine parts of The History of Jazz-Part I & Part II to help bring Jazz to life!. This concert is in conjunction with the two EmpowerU History of Jazz courses–Part I and Part II. You must register for this event to attend the concert.

Registration is required to attend this concert.

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History of Jazz Part II:1940’s to Present–Cincinnati

New Princeton High School “Grid Room” (Enter at Door #30)

11157 Chester Road

Cincinnati, OH 45246

Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

This class will examine the development of jazz music from the 1940s through the present time. Geo-political and social issues associated with Jazz music will be explored through listening to and discussing music from different eras, styles and artists. The class will include audio and video recordings to illustrate the stylistic differences and development of bebop, hard bop, Latin jazz, third stream, cool, avant-garde, free jazz, fusion, and beyond. This course will conclude with a discussion of the roles jazz plays in American society today. The course is designed to foster an understanding of the social conditions that contributed to the history of Jazz music in the second half of the 20th century and to develop a greater appreciation of this original American art form. The incredible Timothy Smith travels back to Cincinnati from the greater Washington D.C. area. From 2001 through 2011 Mr. Smith served the Princeton City School District in Cincinnati Ohio as a band director, Director of Jazz Studies, and High School Music Department Head. His knowledge of music and jazz is legendary and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

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Conquering the Holiday’s and Beyond–Blue Ash

Sensible Fitness

11145 Luschek Drive

Blue Ash, OH 45241

Thursday, November 13, 2014 7-8:30 PM

Come to this empowering workshop taught by Personal Trainer, Doug Gibson, to learn strategies you can easily implement into your daily life that will result in permanent weight loss and a skyrocketing quality of life. Simple day to day strategies will be presented that will eliminate the apprehension of holiday weight gain and add zest to your energy levels, but more importantly give you your life back. This is the real deal folks…there will be no trendy weight loss gimmicks or false promises at this presentation. Even learn how you make the Affordable Health Care Act work for you, by paying for your weight loss programs in a tax-free way!

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Israeli Impact and the Dishonesty of Divestment–TBA

Center for Holocaust and Humanity

Rockwern Academy Campus

8401 Montgomery Road

 

Cincinnati, OH 45236

Thursday, November 18, 2014 7-8:30 PM

Cincinnati’s Emissary from Israel, Maia Morag, will discuss Israel’s global accomplishments and global impact. She will also discuss the current divestment movement and the dishonesty – and impossibility of it. Most major pharma companies, a significant number of technology firms, and a growing number of international firms have a large presence in Israel.

Divesting from Israel would mean no cell phones, no internet search engines, no back-up cameras in autos, fewer generic drugs, fewer snack foods, fewer green energy options (pioneer in solar, wind, and biodiesel), less effective electric cars, flash memory (including usb). Medical findings for spine victims, SIDS/crib risks, and hands-free nursing would also be gone. Military achievements in helicopters and ballistic defense, used by the USA, would also be prohibited under this approach.
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Maia Morag and Family

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EmpowerU –FREE Saturday Matinee–Just in Time for Thanksgiving–Monumental!

Joy Community Church

5000 N Bend Rd,

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Saturday, November 22, 2014 1-3:00 PM

Just in time before Thanksgiving. Join EmpowerU at the movies where we explore the value and selfless motivations of our Nation’s beginning and the fact our nation is predicated on the quest for individual liberty. EmpowerU’s historian Pat Maloney will guide us through the struggles of the Pilgrims and their quest to make America great! Long regarded as “the land of opportunity” there’s no question the tiny band of religious outcasts who founded this country hit upon a formula for success that went way beyond what they could have imagined. How else can you explain the fact that they established a nation that has become the best example of civil, economic and religious liberty the world has ever known. Take your family on a new adventure to discover the true national treasure of America… just in time for your own family Thanksgiving celebration

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An Introduction to Bitcoin

Harry Whiting Brown Scout House
34 Village Square
Glendale, OH 45246
(Click here for map of exact location–a little hard to find)

Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Launched in 2009, Bitcoin is a rapidly evolving open source technology that is revolutionizing the world as we know it. Bitcoin is a digital, global, secure, decentralized payment network and a new kind of money designed for the internet and the 21st century. No signle entity controls Bitcoin.

Come learn about what Bitoin is, how it works, and how you can use it in commerce as both a consumer and business owner. Hear from Andy Schroder and Jerry Felix members of the Cincinnati Bitcoin Initiative, a collection of individuals interested in promoting, and adopting bitcoin in the Greater Cincinnati area. Be there for this cutting edge class, and learn.

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Learn About Bitcoin the New Electronic Currency

Major Bitcoin News–2/24/14 Click Here

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What Every Student Needs to Know About Business, Free Markets and Capitalism — You’ve seen this book covered on the news….

Connections Church
7421 E. Galbraith Road, Cinti, OH 45243

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

From the book, this course will cover how capitalism and free markets fund our schools, our government and our charities, while providing our jobs and opportunities. Youth, please join us and get an education on free enterprise and learn a dozen things every student and adult should know about America’s Economic System and how to get ahead, instead of being left behind.

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How to Reduce Your Property Taxes

Anderson Library
7450 State Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

Are you feeling like your house is not yours? Attorney Chris Finney tells us what you have to do NOW to lower your Property Taxes.

As many of you have seen on your real estate tax bills that just came out the valuation of your property may not be accurate. You only have 1 month to do this as all appeals need to be filed by March 31, 2013. Don’t miss out on the chance to have your home properly valued.

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To Download Chris Finney’s Powerpoint Presentation Click Here *For Class Handouts Click Here

(Unfortunately, this year’s class did not record. You can access last year’s class–Click Here. Contact Chris Finney at: chris@finneylawfirm.com)

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Health and Fitness for the Modern World–Get in Shape for the Summer!

Cincinnati Fit Body Boot Camp
7923 Blue Ash Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Thursday, March 6, 7:00-8:30 PM

With all the different workout and diet systems available it can become very confusing to know what is healthy for you and what is not. This EmpowerU class will show you how to put together a simple, but effective workout that you can do anywhere. After taking you through a workout that will give you the best results we’ll show you how to supplement your exercise with an effective diet. A healthy diet starts with the basics , such as how to read a food label. We’ll get you to look past the surface, learn what you are putting in your body and be ready to Get in Shape for the Summer.

Trisha DeHall will work us through the nutritional aspects of this session. Trisha holds a Masters in Nutrition and is also a Master Certified Personal Trainer. Jeff Ackerman has been training people for 6 years and has received his Personal Training certificate from the American Council on Exercise. Jeff’s common sense approach will set your workout plan on a new path for 2014.

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Trisha DeHall and Jeff Ackerman from Cincinnati Fit Body Boot Camp

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Ohio Innocence Project

Joy Community Church
5000 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

Professor Godsey will discuss the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) including known problems with our judicial system, success storis, and future plans. He will be joined by a man who was wrongfully convicted and later freed through OIP’s work.

Just last year more than 30 people were exonerated through OIP’s efforts. Don’t miss this interesting class today.

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Professor Mark Godsey

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An Introduction to Bitcoin

Covington Library

502 Scott Blvd.

Covington, KY 41011

Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Launched in 2009, Bitcoin is a rapidly evolving open source technology that is revolutionizing the world as we know it.Bitcoin is a digital, global, secure, decentralized payment network and a new kind of money designed for the internet and the 21st century.No signle entity controls Bitcoin.

Come learn about what Bitoin is, how it works, and how you can use it in commerce as both a consumer and business owner.Hear from Andy Schroder and Jerry Felix members of the Cincinnati Bitcoin Initiative, a collection of individuals interested in promoting, and adopting bitcoin in the Greater Cincinnati area.Be there for this cutting edge class, and learn.

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Recording of Presentation: Click Here to Watch

Major Bitcoin News–2/24/14 Click Here

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Human Trafficking on the International, National & State Level

The Farm

(239 Anderson Ferry Road

Cincinnati, OH 45238

Monday, March 17, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Optional Dinner Available (Best Fried Chicken) starting at 6:00 PM

This EmpowerU class will shine a spotlight on a most troubling subject and little known epidemic, Human Trafficking. Most would think trafficking is a third-world-country problem. If we think close to home at all, border states come to mind. This session will confirm that yes, this problem is right in our own community.

Join Melinda Haggerty of the Ohio Attorney General’s office and Congressman Steve Chabot who will give us insight into how this problem is impacting our communities. A preliminary report on this problem cited 13 YEARS OLD AS THE MOST COMMON AGE IN OHIO FOR YOUTH TO BECOME VICTIMS! Can you afford not to learn about what might be happening under your very eyes?

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Congressman Steve Chabot and Ohio Attorney General’s Office’s Melinda Haggerty

Recording of Presentation: Click Here to Watch

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What Every Student Needs to Know About Business, Free Markets and Capitalism — You’ve seen this book covered on the news….

Washington Heights Baptist Church

5650 Far Hills Avenue

Dayton, OH 45429

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

From the book, this course will cover how capitalism and free markets fund our schools, our government and our charities, while providing our jobs and opportunities. Youth, please join us and get an education on free enterprise and learn a dozen things every student and adult should know about America’s Economic System and how to get ahead, instead of being left behind.

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Student-Centered Schools for the Future

Evendale Recreation Center

10500 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:00-8:30 PM

To See a Recording of this Class–Click Here

Thirty kids in a classroom listening to a teacher five days a week with summers off to help with the crops? Sounds like the 19th century, but it’s not.That’s today. No wonder too many of our kids aren’t doing well in school.Fortunately, new school models are emerging which allow kids to learn at their own pace.And that’s just the beginning.After just three years, the KIPP Empower school in inner-city Los Angeles is the 10th highest- ranked public elementary school in the entire state of California.That’s not by accident. Come join us on Thursday, March 20th, but fasten your seat belts.We’re looking at the future, and it’s exciting!

Dan Peters is president of the Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation in Cincinnati. The foundation focuses its efforts nationwide on creating great K-12 education options for parents and their kids.

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Dan Peters

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Veterans Benefits, Obamacare & You

Paul Vail VFW Hall

3318 E. Sharon Road

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Join us when Nathan Martin and other representatives from Concerned Veterans explain why you should care about the problems in the VA system and how it relates to Obamacare and you. Learn about Single payer healthcare and why this is the goal for the Government for all Americans. The VA is notoriusly slow and its service is sub-standard. See how this slow pay and service relates to what will happen with Obamacare and you.

This issue threatens to cripple not only our economic and national security, but also the spirit of opportunity and liberty veterans fought to defend. A don’t miss session!

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Nathan Martin from Concerned Veterans for America

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Reservations are required for all courses. Reserve your spot now by clicking on the REGISTER button below each class description. Act now, before your class fills up!

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Queen City Gothic–Uncovering Cincinnati’s Most Interesting Cold Cases

The Rail House

40 Village Square at Glendale Square

Glendale, OH 45246

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Cold cases fascinate us because of the endless possibilities. What if Alice Hochhausler hadn’t driven her daughter home from work while a strangler was running loose? What if Oda Apple’s wife hadn’t sent him to the corner drugstore? What if Linda Bricca hadn’t been so beautiful–and her husband not a workaholic? J.T. Townsend takes us on a sinister journey through thirteen cases, which took place in Cincinnati between 1904 and 1971. What do these cases have in common? Somebody literally got away with murder. Learn about the most interesting crime cases in Cincinnati’s history.

J.T. Townsend is a freelance writer and lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He is the former true crime historian for Snitch Magazine and his work has appeared in the Cincinati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine, Word Magazine, and Clews. He will be signing his book Queen City Gothic at the event. Enjoy the beautiful setting of The Rail House with their great food and drink. Join us–Limited Seating at this event!

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Has the NSA gone Rogue? Join Doc Thompson!

Voice of America Metro Park–Lake View room

7850 VOA Park Drive

West Chester, OH 45069

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

All about the NSA. We will discuss the recent attempt by the White House to quell our growing concern about the over-reach of the NSA and its associated intelligence-gathering practices. How the NSA deflects criticism of their collection of activities. Learn about metadata and how it is used to assimilate information about the sender and recipient(s). Can this stuff really happen to the people? Is anything we do private and safe from government scrutiny?

Will shifting this NSA operation to a third party and raising the level of judicial approval do anything or will it just be business as usual? Join Doc Thompson, from the Blaze Radio Network, a conservative, freedom fighting, radio talk show host at what promises to be an ardent, highly-charged and informative EmpowerU. Are you being spied on? Click Here to find out (thanks to Wired Magazine!).

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Doc Thompson, Radio Host from The Blaze

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Cigar Tasting!

House of Cigar

4010 Hauck Road

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM

Join us for Cigar Tasting at the newest Cigar Lounge in Cincinnati–House of Cigar in Sharonville, Ohio. We’ll have our own private lounge on this night and we will sample three cigars chosen for us. We’ll have a cigar representative go through the basics of cigars with us–how to cut, what to choose, how to smoke and sample. We will also look at part of a video from Rocky Patel’s company that shows how cigars are made from when they are grown, to when they are harvested to how they are rolled. This will be kind of an introductory class to Cigars from a representative that works in the industry every day.

There is a $15 material fee for this class which includes three cigars you will be sampling. You are free to bring your own beverages–beer and wine– to the lounge. We will have our own special room for this event which will seat 25 people. Afterwards feel free to enjoy the large screen TV’s and comfortable seating. Are you ready to smoke some cigars???

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An Evening with Jim LaBarbara, the Music Professor

Price Hill Chili

4920 Glenway Avenue

Cincinnati, OH45238

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM

Join Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame Inductee Jim LaBarbara at legendary Price Hill Chili.Learn about the making of some Great 50’s and 60’s music and the Stars who performed them.An evening with a true Living Legend.

Jim will be signing copies of his book The Music Professor.You listened to him for 40 years on Cincinnati Radio on WLW, WCKY, and WGRR. Don’t miss him at EmpowerU on April 8.

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Ohio Open Records & Ohio Open Meetings Act

Symmes Township Branch Library

11850 Enyart Road

Loveland, OH 45140

Thursday, April 10 from 7:00-8:30 PM

In this important class EmpowerU will teache you how to get the information from governments you need. Learn this important Ohio law to let the sunshine in! If you need information from your Government(s), this class will tell you how to request the information, what information are they required to give you and when are they required to give you the information. Find out why these two Ohio laws have been called “the Great Equalizer”. This is a foundational EmpowerU class–SIGN UP!

Attorney Curt Hartman, is an expert on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, and has litigated many, many Ohio cases. This will be comprehensive overview of the very important Open Records and Open Meetings act and you will receive a handout to take with you to use as a reference guide. If you don’t know this law you must take this class.

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Attorney Curt Hartman

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Courage Based Self Defense–Kenwood

Connections Church

7421 E. Galbraith Road, Cinti, OH 45243

Tuesday, April 22, 2013 7:00-9:00 PM

Courage Coaches Debbie and Mike Gardner are motivation speakers/authors who teach LOVE-based crime survival skills, drawing upon their personal mistakes and successes during their law enforcement careers. Their absolutely new approach to the timely subject of self-defense dares to emphasize “LESS is more, when less is RIGHT!”

The Gardner’s instill Courage, Rights and a proven effective “ONE Word Safety Plan” you’ll easily understand. We are asking for a $10 contribution to this session to defer expenses of the speakers.

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“The People’s Attorney” Maurice Thompson to speak on Ohio Constitution and How We Can Protect It!

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Lakota High School West Freshman Campus

5050 Tylersville Road

West Chester, OH 45069

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00-8:30 PM

Maurice Thompson is “The People’s Attorney” He is the Executive Director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law in Columbus which is a non-profit, non-partisan legal center dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of Ohioans from government abuse. 1851 litigates constitutional issues related to property rights, voting rights, regulation, taxation and search and seizures.

Many of the protections of individual rights and limits on government in the United States Constitution have been eviscerated. How did this happen; and what is responsible for it? The same thing is in danger of happening here in Ohio, even hought (1) the Ohio Constitution is more protective of rights and restrictive on government than the federal constitution; and (2) Republics claiming an interest in limited government have controlled the Court for a decade. What does the Ohio Constitution say? And how can we protect it?

In this unique session Maurice will “flash teach” on three important topics (20 minutes each) that are impacting the Ohio Constitution: 1) What are the Unique protections of the Ohio Constitution?, 2) Are the judges shredding these protections and 3) How can you judge Ohio’s judges.Don’t miss this important EmpowerU Session.

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Find out why the Ohio Education Association has Placed the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law on its Enemies List–Click Here!

Watch a Recording of the Presentation — Click Here

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April 26

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! SORRY!

Union Conservatives

American Legion Hall Hugh Watson Post

1100 Winton Road

Cincinnati, OH 45218

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 AM-Noon

Terry Bowman is pro-union dedicated to bringing union leadership back to the middle to represent all workers.He believes you cannot serve the interests of members by making enemies with politicians.Understand the idea that “Forced Solidarity” is no solidarity at all.Only through complete voluntary unionism will there be real solidarity.

Find out why after 13 years of being dissatisfied with union politics and associated propaganda, UAW member Terry Bowman decided in 2010 to start organizing union members that disagree with political activities of their union officials.Find out what you need to know and how to get involved.

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Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio

Westwood Towne Hall

3017 Harrison Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 PM

 

View Recording of This Presentation HERE

Learn why Marijuana might be re-legalized from the President of Ohio NORML–The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. This session will cover the historic, medical, industrial and social use of Cannabis also known as Hemp or Marijuana. We’ll discover Marijuana’s use for medical purposes.

NORML’s goal is to legalize Marijuana for personal, industrial and medical use. The world is changing in front of our very eyes with the State of Colorado being on the forefront of legalization. Will Ohio be next–the answer might surprise you!

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Rob Ryan, Leader of Ohio Chapter of NORML and three-time Cancer Survivor

Is Medical Marijuana the New Wonder Drug? Read this article from Oprah.com (thanks Oprah!)

Parents Move to Colorado for ‘miracle’ pot–Read USA Today Article–Click Here

Casual Marijuana Use May Damage Your Brain–Read Article Click Here

Former Supreme Court Justice says “Legalize Marijuana”–Click Here

 

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The Holocaust story of a Star Child

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

8401 Montgomery Road

Cincinnati, OH 45236

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Free Admission to the Holocaust Museum from 6:00-7:00 PM on May 1

Dr. Henry Fenichel, Holocaust survivor and Professor Emeritus of physics at the University of Cincinnati, will recount his story as a preschooler forced by Nazis to wear a yellow star signifying his religion. Fenichel who did not speak openly about his experiences until the early 1990’s is now sharing his life story. What prompted him to break his silence on his past was the opening of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.

Do not miss the chance to hear Dr. Fenichel’s incredible story and learn about the Holocaust by visiting Cincinnati’s incredible Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Join us on May 1.

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Dr. Henry Fenichel, Professor Emeritus of physics at the University of Cincinnati

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