Locations

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

BLUE ASH

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

DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI

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

HYDE PARK

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

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

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

WEST CHESTER

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

networking

"Meet Drew Dinkelacker of Marketing Accelerator"

Drew Dinkelacker, Marketing AcceleratorQ: Tell us about Marketing Accelerator.

A: Every business needs strategic marketing help…they just don’t need it five days a week.  I’m the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for a handful of business owners on an as-needed basis.  I’m on your team, not your payroll.

Q: What type of clients do you like to work with?

A: My clients cover multiple industries, are B2B and B2C, some retail, some wholesale and some are franchises.  The common denominators I look for are growing companies and business owners that are frustrated with their marketing effort.  Often they have spent plenty of time and money on marketing tactics and advertising but aren’t getting the ROI.  My perspective in these situations is that the company needs an outside voice to look at their marketing effort for the strategic perspective, not tactical.

Q: What inspired you to begin reviewing Super Bowl commercials?

A: For the last five years, I have been a voting panelist member of USA Today’s AdMeter Ratings for Super Bowl Commercials.  I’ve probably watched more of these ads than anyone else you know, and I write about them on my Hot Marketing Tips blog and in the Cincinnati Business Courier.  The best talent from around the world develop the Super Bowl spots. I figured that there was something that I could learn from dissecting them.  I quickly realized that these spots often set the standard for new marketing techniques.  Often, I observe the underlying strategies being used and share them with my clients.  It is a good benefit for them even though they may not be using TV advertising.  Strategies are that way.  That’s why I focus on them.

Q: What is your all-time favorite Super Bowl commercial or campaign?

A: Choosing an all-time favorite Super Bowl commercial is difficult.  However, I would say that my all-time favorite product introduction was Deathwish Coffee…“Awaken your inner rebel with the world’s strongest coffee.”  From the Superbowl spot to the tagline and overall campaign, it was very well done.  Just this week, their cold brew nitro coffee in cans got recalled due to a botulism concern.  The news headlines read” ‘Death Wish’ coffee recalled because it can literally kill you.”  For most companies, this would be bad PR but somehow I think it will work in Deathwish Coffee’s favor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_3H_Y5QUWw.

Q: How do you send time when not at work?

A: Tennis, gardening and cooking

Q: What do you like most about working with OfficeKey?

A: The staff at West Chester,  Blue Ash and Hyde Park where I spend the majority of my time.  Friendly, accommodating and very professional representation of my business.  I look forward to going to my OfficeKey locations.

Q: What is your favorite singer or band?  

A: Bob Seger / Bruce Springsteen

"Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association"

Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association
UCBMA - Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association

Mike Peters is one of our newest clients and a Board Member of The Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association. The UCBMA has around 100 members and meets once a month to network and learn about other businesses in the area. They also host a summer event you won’t want to miss…right on Union Centre Boulevard! (Keep reading.)

Q: Tell us about the Union Center Boulevard Marchant Association

A: UCBMA is an organization that exists to promote business in the Union Centre area. It is a dynamic, fast-growing group, full of professionals interested in seeing Union Centre businesses thrive. The organization meets monthly at various local businesses; the meetings are fast-paced, fun and include a happy hour after the meeting adjourns. Each year, UCBMA hosts the annual Food Truck Rally. This year’s event happens on Friday, Aug 11 – there will be 35 food trucks, lots of live music, beer, wine and the only fireworks show in West Chester. Go to www.UCBMA.com for more information or check out this video.

Q: Who should join UCBMA?

A: Anyone interested in promoting business in the Union Centre area. You need not have a business there, you need not reside there, you simply need to have an interest in seeing Union Centre continue to thrive. Annual membership is a mere $50.00. For that, you get your logo scrolling across the website and you gain access to the 100+ membership base.

Q: What do you enjoy most about the organization?

A: Great value, great mission, great potential. Check out this video to learn more about the potential of the I-75 Corridor

Q: What do you like the most about OfficeKey so far?

A: We initially joined for the multi-location resources, the professional environment, and the welcoming staff. Since joining, we’ve learned that other tenants are entrepreneurial, friendly and approachable – it is a great work environment.

Q: How do you spend your time outside of work?

A: I am a recent empty-nester, so I am still adjusting to that. I am an avid networker, I give away a lot of my time in volunteering and I spend a lot of time researching nutrition and non-traditional medicine.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?

A: “You miss 100% of the shots you do not take.”

Q: If you could stock the OfficeKey fridge with anything you wanted, what would it be?

A: Avocados (organic), bacon (uncured, nitrate free), coconut oil (non-GMO), Pellegrino

Q: Which OfficeKey Location do you think has the best dining options close by?

A: West Chester; the President of UCBMA owns Uno Pizzeria and Grill – see me for special discounts, and don’t forget about the Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association Food Truck Rally, with more than 30 food trucks! You can get more information about this year’s event on our website.

"Let’s Celebrate Reds Opening Day"

Opening Day in CincinnatiDid you know that The Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team has history as early as 1876? Their first name was the Cincinnati Red Stockings. They were a charter member of the first national baseball league.

In 1881 they played their first game under new leadership, O.P. Caylor, then the sports editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. They played against St. Louis and won 12-3. They are the oldest baseball team in the country with the longest running history without any disruption. They played as the Cincinnati Red Stockings until 1889 when they shorted their team name the Cincinnati Reds.

Each year opening day brings thousands of people into the city to welcome another year of Red’s baseball. Many people take the day off of school, work and other commitments to attend the day-long event. The 95th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade starts at noon on Monday.

Sources: Wikipedia, Cincinnati.com

OfficeKey has had an office location downtown since opening in 1984 and we enjoy taking part in the opening day celebration each year by hosting a lunch for our clients. Although parking can be tricky on opening day, we enjoy being a part of this yearly Cincinnati Tradition. If you are in Cincinnati on Reds Opening Day, join us for lunch on 04/04/2016 the 16th floor of the Scripps Building. Contact Justin at myers.justin@qhug9.hosts.cx to RSVP.
"Survey Results: Preferred Networking Format"

officekey-surveyWe surveyed our clients and contacts to find out what kind of networking events they prefer to attend. Here are the results of the survey. If you are planning a networking event, these results might help you decide on a time and format. 42.9% of those surveyed said the prefer networking event with lunch and a speaker. 23.8% said they prefer happy hour events. Click here to participate in our next survey: What Social Media sites do you specifically use for business? If you have a question you would like us to use for the survey, send an email to staff@qhug9.hosts.cx with the subject line: Survey Question.

 

"Planning An After Hours Event?"

So you’d like to invite clients or associates to meet after hours?

After Hours EventsWe know business doesn’t stop at 5:00 pm. Our facilities are available to our clients after hours. Our online reservation service accommodates reservations on any day of the week; we just need notice during business hours so that we can arrange for access and prepare the space for your group.

 

 

Some events our clients schedule after hours:

  • Presentations
  • Client meetings
  • Strategy Sessions
  • Focus Groups
  • Interviews
  • Conference Calls
  • Depositions
"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.

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