Here is a list of locations that all OfficeKey members have access to:


Westlake Center
4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242


Scripps Center
312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209


Turfway Ridge Office Park
7310 Turfway Road, Suite 550
Florence, KY 41042


Union Centre
9078 Union Centre Blvd,
Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069

Month: August 2015

"Blue Ash Economic Development Update From The Expert"

Blue Ash Economic Development Manager Visits OfficeKey

blue-ash-ohio-economic-development-300x169Attendees of our Key Connections Lunch in July got the inside scoop on upcoming projects being planned in Blue Ash, and how the Summit Park development is being phased in at a cost of $10M/yr!

The Blue Ash Economic Development Director, Neil Hensley, was insightful and enthusiastic about the future of Blue Ash.

What is the present state of Blue Ash, Ohio?

Blue Ash is home for 2,300 businesses and 11,000 full-time residents. About 40,000 people come to Blue Ash to work each day which means that “earnings” taxes enable Blue Ash to flourish.
Kroger is currently the largest employer (with retail stores and corporate offices in the area), but IT is the fastest growing business sector followed by Biohealth, Market Research, and Advanced Manufacturing. Right now there is only a 2% vacancy in the light industrial zone and office space is running low as well.

What’s in-store in the coming months?

  • Milacron plans to move their headquarters from Oakley to Blue Ash and bring 43 more jobs to the area.
  • P&G – 50 acres on either side.  Planning mixed used development after P&G vacates in 3 years.
  • Kroger is opening two new distribution warehouses on Creek Road very soon.
  • Advanced Pierre Foods is adding 120 new jobs.
  • Ohio National Financial Services is expanding.
  • Summit Park is adding unique, non-chain restaurants like the Brown Dog Cafe, which is moving from its current location near Bob Evans.
  • Summit Park is also going to bring more residential and office space opportunities at the corner of Reed Hartman and Glendale Milford Road.
  • “Downtown” Blue Ash will be renamed  the “Village Center.”

As Blue Ash economic development continues at full-force, OfficeKey is ready to help businesses get off to a great start. Our facilities in Blue Ash currently support 87 businesses. We are excited to be a part of the Future of Blue Ash!


"How to BE a Great Networker"

Five Tips for Networking Success

tips-for-networking-300x300One piece of advice that you’ll often get as a small business owner or leader is to network. And, that is a great piece of advice if you follow it. But, to make it work, you actually have to “be” a networker.

What does that mean? Often, people will join a networking group or event and show up once and expect the magic to just happen – that contacts and business will just come flooding in. That won’t work. To “be” a star networker, = follow these steps:

Be in Attendance

They say, “80% of success is just showing up.” This is very true in networking. We all have busy schedules but to be a successful networker, you have to make the time to regularly attend your networking groups and events. Strive for perfect attendance. If you have a conflict you just can’t avoid, send a coworker in your place.

Be Active

Once you make the time and commitment to attend networking events, the next step you need to take is to become an engaged participant. If you just stand in the corner or sit enjoying the snacks and drinks, you’ll never make the connections that will help you grow your business. A wallflower rarely gets asked to dance. Make an effort to meet and talk with a new person at each event.

Be Likeable

At the risk of sounding obvious, make every effort to be likeable. Friendliness goes a long way in networking. Make yourself approachable and be the kind of person to which others enjoy talking. Try to find common interests and topics to discuss. Don’t make every conversation revolve around your business, but rather show interest in what the other has to say and ask questions about their line of work, family, hobbies and more.

Be Helpful

Everyone knows that the reason people join networking groups is to expand their connections and ultimately grow business. However, you should approach networking with the Golden Rule as your guide. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Do whatever you can to help someone else out, whether through an introduction, sharing a helpful tip or tool or referring a customer. When you help others, that goodwill tends to come back round to you tenfold.

Be Intentional

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never get there. You need to go into your networking meetings and events with your end goals in mind. What is it you would ultimately like to accomplish, learn and/or contribute? Are you just interested in gaining customers? Would you like to meet like-minded people? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain leadership experience? Networking groups can provide all of that and more, but you need to set your intentions and follow through to make them happen.

Follow these tips and you can become an outstanding networker!

About Dimalanta Design Group

DDG functions as your off-site, adjunct marketing department. We partner with you to provide up-to-the-minute, multi-channel solutions in this fast-paced, media-hungry world. As a branding and marketing firm trusted by over 200 clients in a variety of industries, we’re well-versed at connecting customers with unique messages that prompt action in a world crowded with competing voices.

Whether we’re consulting on the effectiveness and consistency of your brand or designing a new logo, sales brochure, public relations campaign or website, we’re one marketing firm that makes certain that your message is never lost in the crowd.


"Where are You Holding Your Important Meetings?"

The Alternative to Coffee Shops for Important Meetings


Have you become used to meeting your clients and/or prospects at a coffee shop or out to lunch?

Perhaps you think you can’t afford an office and meeting at restaurants is a cost effective way to run your business. Take a look at these reason why public places might not be the best place for your important meetings:

Do you feel obligated to make a purchase?

It’s worthwhile to consider the monetary cost of meeting at a coffee shop. If you hold six of your important meetings a week at restaurants and you spend an average of $10.00/meeting (if you purchase your guest’s drink or meal also) you are spending around $240/month, not including driving time to random locations.

is-someone-listening-150x150What about the cost incurred by the environment?

Privacy is a serious issue these days. Are you asking your client or prospect for personal information?

Did you consider the person you are meeting?

You might be perfectly comfortable holding important meetings in a bustling café but someone else may not.  Worse yet, if that’s the case they may not even tell you.  Or perhaps you invite someone for coffee but he/she isn’t a coffee drinker.

Is this meeting location a comfortable place to have a conversation and not get interrupted by others?

Is it good for your business when there’s always a chance that a whiny 2-year old could happen to be sitting within “Cheerio-throwing” distance of you?

Is the atmosphere and technology at this meeting place up to par and secure?

You have very little control over what is going on at a public meeting place. Restaurants were not built primarily for important meetings. They don’t have the proper set up for a productive meeting, like conference tables, whiteboards and HDMI hook up.  What if you could meet somewhere that was designed specifically for meetings?

There is another option besides meeting at random coffee shops and when you are ready to move to the next level a shared office is an excellent alternative to camping out in a coffee shop.

A shared office provides:

  • One address (or more) for you to meet clients and prospects, which will cut down on eating out and driving expenses
  • Private areas so you don’t have to worry about keeping your guest’s attention or compromising confidentiality during important meetings
  • Essential technology like Wi-Fi, flat screens, & video conferencing that work well and are readily available
  • Free coffee and water
  • Quiet, individual work spaces
  • A kitchen area with a refrigerator, sink, microwave and basic dining needs like paper plates and napkins
  • Standard office supplies available for purchase
  • A comfortable environment to call YOUR SPACE
  • Friendly faces (other clients and the reception staff) who know who you are

Coffee shops and restaurants are great place to have a friendly meeting, but when you are growing your business, having a professional office for your important meetings can make a huge impact on your growth. It sends the message to your clients that you are serious about your business and will give them confidence in working with you. If you have any questions, we are glad to give you tour of our shared office space. 

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