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Sunday, 06 January 2013 15:44

Cincinnati Culture by the Original Makers Club
Discover how this visually striking not-so-typical guide will help Cincinnati natives and new residents alike learn more about the Queen City's culture.



Are you a newbie to Cincinnati desperate to find the best restaurants, bars, and boutiques? Or are you a local who enjoys keeping up with the area's best hotspots and hubs? No matter who you are, the Original Makers Club (OMC) will be your guide to staying trendy in the Tri-State.


Originating in Louisville in 2011, the Original Makers Club travels to cities across the country to highlight a city's culture in their annual print publication and online. "When we started in Louisville, we wanted to unite all the small, young business owners and promote them so their city can fully experience them," says Mike Brady, OMC Cincinnati Managing Partner.


Louisville had a cultural revitalization downtown similar to Cincinnati's own revitalization, which makes Cincinnati the perfect city OMC. From Over the Rhine, to Clifton, to Ludlow, to Downtown, OMC has taken Cincinnati by storm to create a guide fitting of the city.


OMC's process to culturally define a city is quite grand. Once invited into a city, OMC invites businesses to join its cultural ranks. They must be design conscious, forward thinking, and fun. This process usually takes six to eight months, after which groups are given a page on OMC's website and are included in their yearly print publication. Some of the Cincinnati favorites that are part of the club include Nada, Queen City Cookies, Via Vite, 3CDC, Sloane Boutique, Japps, and the Cincinnati Museum Center.



"The businesses we target range from bohemian to high end," Brady says of their diverse membership. "We have artists and politicians in the same room."


These diverse businesses are highlighted in their annual print publication, which strengthens their cultural movement. The magazine includes social recognition of the business owners. "We are all about promoting the aesthetics," says Brady, "our publication uses visually striking photographs to show a city its local talent." These books are placed all around the city at OMC events for people to enjoy. When glancing through the photographs, residents will feel the uniqueness of their city, which has been captured by OMC.


Apart from their publication, OMC hosts events to promote its members. These events carry over the aesthetics displayed in their publication and reflect the culture of the city. A recent event held at 21C Museum Hotel in Cincinnati had a local rapper, a tattoo artist, models painted in white with animal masks, and other obscure elements that attendees were drawn to. By focusing on the visual in all of their promotion techniques, Brady says, OMC separates itself from other city guides. They become a visual voice for local businesses.


"We are all about promoting our members," explains Brady. "We hold no limits to making sure they are known." OMC has great media partners, including GQ and Esquire, and are willing to offer its pictures and video to other publications. The thorough detail OMC puts into promoting a client helps solidify them into the city, and reinforces their cultural relevance in the city's landscape.


In the new year, OMC plans to further promote the members in its Cincinnati club. "We are planning more events to endorse our members, including a black market social and holiday event for select members" says Brady. Additionally, OMC is working with local artists to design a mural on 12th and Vine Street near downtown. OMC is expanding their visual appeal all around Cincinnati, keep your eyes open and don't miss out on this cultural revolution!


For more information on the Original Makers Club, visit their website at

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Rachael Rose is the Marketing/PR Intern at Cincy Chic. Send her an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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