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2009

Annual Report


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“2009 was a year of visible momentum and tangible growth in the core of our city. From our riverfront to Over-the-Rhine, the downtown landscape continues to evolve and move toward the future every day. Consider the construction of The Banks project and Central Riverfront Park, the emergence of the soon-to-be tallest building downtown, the casino, the progress on the proposed streetcar project, downtown residential

Crowd enjoys free event on Fountain Square

growth—the list continues. The City of Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati Inc., and other civic organizations are partnering for the revitalization of the heart of our region, downtown Cincinnati.”

Mark Mallory, Mayor of Cincinnati

Contents

Mayor Mark Mallory Honorary Board Chair

Letter to Stakeholders . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Safe, Clean & Welcoming. . . . . . . . . 2 Communications & Marketing . . . . 4 Stakeholder Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Financials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Downtown Property Owners. . . . . . 12 DCI Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 DCI Board & Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16


Le tter to S takeholders At a recent meeting of the CEO Roundtable in Cincinnati, GE Chairman of the Board & CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt, described a style of leadership proven to be effective in tough times with three major characteristics— tough-minded, optimistic and pro-growth. Because we believe Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) and our partners embody these same characteristics, we were able to maximize our opportunities in 2009 and are well-positioned for success in 2010 and beyond. In 2009 DCI, along with strong board leadership and partnerships, sharpened our focus on our key roles— safe/clean, marketing and stakeholder services. We significantly strengthened the on-the-street presence of the DCI Ambassadors and their engagement with customers. Our partnerships with the Cincinnati Police and the Hamilton County Department of Human Services enabled us to deal more effectively and efficiently with panhandling and other related issues. Working closely with the City of Cincinnati Department of Public Services, we saw consistent improvement in our litter-index results. Whether it was snow removal or day-to-day issues, DCI worked with our partners in a focused and effective manner. Indeed, we were tough-minded about the downtown environment. Our marketing efforts were focused on improving perceptions about downtown leading to an increase in visits and sales. The “Life Happens Here” campaign used both traditional and new media including Twitter and Facebook to engage residents living within 20 minutes of downtown. Strategic public relations efforts and unique events were also used to draw visitors, many of whom had not visited downtown recently. We continued to engage and assist stakeholders to promote retention and growth in the office, retail and residential sectors. We enhanced the much valued State of Downtown Report. We tested alternate formats for the Tour of Living in response to market trends and aggressively partnered with our colleagues in Over-the-Rhine to promote continued residential development. The successful renewal of the Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District (DCID) by property owners, including the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, for another four years and at a higher funding level, was an exceptional expression of optimism. The phenomenal amount of construction underway including the Great American Building at Queen City Square, KZF headquarters, P&G Childcare Facility and The Banks development are proof of strong confidence in our future. New businesses that opened such as Gilpin’s Bagel and Deli, Lucy Blue Pizza, Hamburger Mary’s, Mynt Martini, The Righteous Room, Mr. Sushi and many others show an optimistic level of investment. Looking ahead, we have multiple pro-growth opportunities including The Banks, the casino, proposed streetcars, bikeways and the new right-of-way guidelines, all of which will pose a variety of challenges. Without a doubt, there will be disagreements and controversies, but the key to a successful future is a pro-growth attitude along with consistent and positive engagement with all of our partners. DCI will continue to play an important role in convening a diverse and inclusive array of stakeholders to ensure effective, ongoing communication. Mr. Immelt has indeed identified a style of leadership which we hope to project and implement in the coming years. In this report you will find details of our accomplishments in 2009. We look forward to working with all of our partners and thank you for your outstanding support and focused direction.

Best regards,

David N. Ginsburg President and CEO

Patricia Mann Smitson Board Chair

David N. Ginsburg, President and Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Mann Smitson, Board Chair

Best wishes to Trish Smitson, our outgoing Board Chair. It has been a great pleasure and honor to work with Trish over the past two years. She has been an outstanding leader for DCI and will remain an asset to our organization as a member of the DCI board.

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Objective:

Maintain and enhance the safe, clean and welcoming environment downtown. DCI invests almost half of its annual budget in these programs.

Safe, Cle an & Welcoming 2009 Results At the core of every successful and vibrant downtown is a safe and clean foundation. In 2009, the City of Cincinnati Police Department released the 2001–2009 decade of crime statistics, which revealed dramatic decreases in both Part 1 and Part 2 crimes for the central business district.  Part 1 crimes, which include homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary and theft, were down 28%. More than 80% of all Part 1 crimes are theft from auto and shoplifting.  Part 2 crimes were down 20%. These crimes consist of arson, non-aggravated assault, fraud, disorderly conduct and other less serious crimes. More than 57% of all Part 2 crimes are non-aggravated assault, which includes panhandling. The significant drop in crime is a reflection of the strategic and collaborative efforts of District One Police under the leadership of Chief Tom Streicher and Captain Teresa Theetge, the City of Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and many other partners working to make downtown safe, both in reality and perception. The DCI Ambassador Program was greatly enhanced in 2009 with increased focus on customer service, quick response and communication. The Program experienced a variety of changes in 2009, which provided an opportunity to better execute core strategies. Through interviews with key partners, research and on-site observations, DCI identified areas for improvement, as well as established, effective practices. John Baker, Director of Ambassador Services, joined the Ambassador Program in July 2009.

DCI Ambassador greets visitor on Fountain Square

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Children enjoy the water feature on Fountain Square


Safe, Cle an & Welcoming

Shopper browses at Fifth Street Gallery

DCI employs twenty-one ambassadors to provide enhanced safety, cleaning and welcoming services within the central business district. The ambassadors spent 45,860 hours in 2009 performing these services: 61% cleaning, 17% safety, 17% beautiful and welcoming, 5% outreach. The ambassador program implemented the use of a new technology, “guard wands,” which improves tracking efficiency. Downtown consistently receives a favorable litter index rating by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. On a scale of one to four, one meaning “no litter,” the 2009 average rating was 1.2. Calls for service per month to the ambassador hotline tripled following a concerted and ongoing effort to build its awareness. DCI also employs a social service outreach coordinator whose primary job is to engage downtown panhandlers and other individuals in an effort to connect them to the assistance they need with the ultimate goal of helping them find their way permanently off the streets. In 2009, DCI’s outreach worker engaged 140 new clients and made 5,526 contacts with these clients, local social service agency case managers and others. There were 51 success stories in 2009. 2,460 occurrences of “sign holding” (passive panhandling) were tracked over the course of the year.

Child gets a “boost” along Fourth Street

In addition, DCI worked in partnership with the Hamilton County Department of Pretrial Services and the County Jail, University Hospital, Summit Behavioral Healthcare and a team of case management heads, to identify the “top 16 high risk” panhandlers, whose cases create the most demands on the systems. An effort was deployed to ascertain their individual problems, develop strategies and coordinate services to address their special needs. To date, 3 of the 16 cases have been thoroughly reviewed and all 3 individuals are now in permanent housing. Efforts continue.

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Objective:

Maintain and enhance the image, awareness and usage of downtown Cincinnati as a vibrant hub of activity where people live, work, dine, shop and play.

communications & marke ting 2009 Results DCI’s marketing program, Life Happens Here, continued to make an impact in 2009. Results from the 2009 Annual Perceptions Survey showed big improvements in key indicators for safety and cleanliness that tie directly to the program’s objective of improving attitudes of downtown leading to an increase in visits and spending. We learned from our first in-depth visit survey, conducted in October 2009, that visitors spend an average of $83.54 and their visit lasts about 3½ hours.

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LIFE HAPPENS HERE

 Cincinnati Bengals

 Hixson

 Cincinnati Enquirer

 Huntington National Bank

 Cincinnati USA Convention

 Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

& Visitors Bureau  Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce  Duke Energy  dunnhumby  Fifth Third Bank  Focus/FGW  Garfield Suites Hotel  Carol Anne and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ US Bank Foundation

 Macy’s Inc.  Market Tools  Millennium Hotel  P&G  PNC  Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP  Tower Place  Westin Hotel Cincinnati  Western & Southern/

Eagle Realty Group

Both traditional media to engage the masses and nontraditional media to engage the individual were used to reach our target audiences with a multitude of messages to experience downtown’s shopping, dining and entertainment venues. A total of 27,700,000 advertising impressions were made between May and December using digital outdoor billboards, television, online banner ads, City Beat and Cincinnati Herald. Facebook fans of Downtown Cincinnati jumped from 272 in 2008 to 2,303 in 2009, and the increase in the number of Twitter followers was equally impressive—from 55 to 1,208. A new design for the weekly email helped boost its open rate from 23% to 30%, and a promotion with Cincinnati.com dramatically increased the number of email subscribers from 2,075 to 5,075. Work also began on DCI’s website redesign.

2009 Annual Perceptions Survey Results Strongly Agrees That… 2008 2009 Downtown feels safe 44% 61% Downtown is clean 44% 65% Downtown has lots of potential 80% 92% 4

Change 17% up 21% up 12% up


Reflecting national trends in gift card sales, the Downtown Gift Card program experienced a slump in its growth in 2009 with sales of $83,783 compared to $109,663 in 2008. With more than 130 participating merchants accepting the Card, including all of the retail anchors, it continued to deliver an effective message to support downtown merchants and destinations. During the holidays, DCI positioned downtown Cincinnati as a destination for free, family-friendly events and as a romantic rendezvous for couples in its media and advertising efforts, and local residents responded. Holiday highlights included:  Macy’s Downtown Dazzle, DCI’s marquee holiday program, attracted

5,000 to 7,000 people per Saturday night for the rappelling Santa and fireworks show.  The Holly Jolly Trolley presented by P&G, Charmin and Oral-B had average

weekend ridership of 1,258.  Free weekend trolley-style carriage rides carried more than 6,000 passengers.  $3.2 million in earned media through public relations efforts included

41 print articles and 422 TV clips, many of which featured downtown as a romantic getaway.

communications & marke ting

DCI partnered with the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Regional Tourism Network, 3CDC, Fountain Square Management, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cincinnati Police and City of Cincinnati to hold two all-retailer meetings in 2009 to inform stakeholders about upcoming summer and holiday marketing plans. DCI also worked with 3CDC and the Cincinnati Police to welcome over 600 P&G employees moving to downtown from Mason with on-site presentations about downtown amenities and goody bags stuffed with retail guides, coupons and free samples.

 For every dollar spent in paid advertising, DCI received an additional $1.06

in added value.  DCI hosted its first “Parenting Blogger” event in November that resulted

in rave reviews for downtown by these six influential mommy bloggers (and their kids!).  DCI commissioned the third annual Rookwood art tile, sold only at Macy’s

Fountain Place. All 600 tiles were quickly sold netting $12,000 to DCI to be applied to 2010 holiday expenses.

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Objective:

Support and advocate for business and residential growth in downtown Cincinnati.

stakeholder services 2009 Results DCI renewed its four-year services plan and budget for 2010–2013 with the Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District (DCID). Renewal of DCID requires signatures from property owners representing 60% of the front footage within the District. Despite the economic slump, downtown property owners renewed DCID with more than a 70% approval rate at an increased budget—an indication of their strong support of their investment in downtown. The growth in downtown residential property owners represented a new dynamic for the renewal; DCI hosted a number of meetings/forums to introduce DCI’s services to this important stakeholder group. Over a four week period in the fall of 2009, the third annual downtown pedestrian count was completed, providing an update and comparison to the previous two years. DCI tracked lunchtime foot traffic at eleven key intersections, and for the second year, added evening counts (6 to 8 p.m.) at five locations. The overall pedestrian counts have continued to increase both during the daytime and evening hours. The evening pedestrian counts increased significantly from 2008 to 2009 at all intersections as downtown continues to be an inviting place to enjoy after work entertainment. The study is available free on DCI’s website downtowncincinnati.com. The DCI Small Business Task Force conducted a survey of small businesses to determine how to better retain and attract women and minority-owned businesses by asking in depth questions about what resources and connections they sought when considering options for locating/relocating their businesses. Survey results showed many business owners consider downtown a great place to do business because of its central location and its unique amenities. Fewer than expected challenges existed with regard to choosing a downtown location; however, it was clear that DCI must continue to play a vital role in gathering and disseminating accurate information about downtown safety and parking during the decision-making process.

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stakeholder services (continued) Collaboration is central to downtown business retention. DCI is a member of the Cincinnati USA Partnership and is represented by the senior vice president of stakeholder services on the Partnership’s Regional Business Retention Committee. The committee reached out to more than two hundred businesses in 2009 and DCI leveraged the activity of this committee to focus on and address downtown business retention, expansion and relocations. DCI’s senior VP also serves on the Over-the-Rhine Chamber’s Retention and Attraction Committee to assist with their efforts to solidify greater downtown’s business vitality. DCI published two State of Downtown reports in 2009, continuing to track trends and statistics of downtown office, tourism, retail, dining, arts and entertainment, access and parking, residential activity and overall safe and clean measures. DCI produced a special edition of the Downtown Tour of Living during the holidays to complement the host of seasonal activities and to create an additional draw for an adult audience. With a sluggish real estate market, a “holiday edition” was chosen to replace the traditional home tour. The tour was free, attracted 250 attendees and included five condo properties decorated for the holidays by downtown retailers.

Fountain Square is a popular lunch destination for downtown workers

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Independent Auditors’ Report Board of Directors Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio We have audited the accompanying statements of financial position of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. (DCI) (a nonprofit organization) as of December 31, 2009 and 2008 and the related statements of activities and cash flows for the years then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Organization’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the combined financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above, present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of DCI as of December 31, 2009 and 2008 and the change in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

April 1, 2010

financials Statements of Financial Position December 31, 2009 and 2008 Assets 2009 Cash and cash equivalents $ 177,520 Contracts and accounts receivable 240,259 Unbilled receivables 282,590 Property and equipment - net 3,807 Total assets $ 704,176 Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses Deferred revenue Total liabilities Net assets – unrestricted Total liabilities and net assets

$ 235,968

$ 303,026

550 236,518

70,050 373,076

467,658 $ 704,176

469,475 $ 842,551

Statements of Activities Years Ended December 31, 2009 and 2008 2009 Unrestricted revenues and support DCID contract: Special Improvement District $ 1,798,781 Donated services 61,738 Service agreements 369,097 Holiday, directory sponsorships 343,298 and special events Memberships 98,500 Other contracts and revenues 9,339 Interest income 720 Total unrestricted revenues 2,681,473 and support Expenses Operating In-kind Total expenses

2008 $ 1,749,184 71,390 372,160 382,493 124,675 31,731 3,531 2,735,164

2,621,552 61,738 2,683,290

2,727,066 71,390 2,798,456

Change in unrestricted net assets (1,817) Net assets – unrestricted, 469,475 beginning of year Net assets – unrestricted, $ 467,658 end of year

(63,292)

See accompanying notes to financial statements

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2008 $ 472,116 187,426 172,374 10,635 $ 842,551

532,767 $ 469,475


financials (continued) Statements of Cash Flows Years Ended December 31, 2009 and 2008 2009 2008 Cash flows from operating activities Change in net assets $ (1,817) $ (63,292) Adjustment to reconcile change in net assets to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 6,828 11,727 Changes in: Contracts and accounts receivable (52,833) (148,544) Unbilled receivables (110,216) 42,299 Prepaid expenses – 5,740 Accounts payable and accrued expenses (67,058) 7,163 Deferred revenue (69,500) 27,481 Net cash used in operating activities (294,596) (117,426)

Unrestricted net assets – Net assets that are not subject to donorimposed stipulations and may be utilized at the discretion of the Board of Directors to support the Organization’s purposes and operations in accordance with its bylaws. Temporarily restricted net assets – Net assets subject to donorimposed stipulations that will be met either by actions of the Organization satisfying the purpose or the passage of time. When a donor restriction expires, that is, when a stipulated time restriction ends or purpose restriction is accomplished, temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the statement of activities as net assets released from restrictions. As of December 31, 2009 and 2008 there were no temporarily restricted net assets.

Cash flows from investing activities Purchase of property and equipment – (5,294) Net change in cash (294,596) (122,720) and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents, 472,116 594,836 beginning of year Cash and cash equivalents, $ 177,520 $ 472,116 end of year

Permanently restricted net assets – Net assets for which the donor has stipulated that the principal be maintained in perpetuity and that only the income from the investment thereof be expended either for the general purpose of the Organization or for purposes specified by the donor. As of December 31, 2009 and 2008 there were no permanently restricted net assets.

Cash and Cash Equivalents The Organization considers all liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Organization maintains its cash in bank deposit accounts which, at times, exceed federally insured limits. The Organization has not experienced any losses in such accounts and management believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk.

Notes to Financial Statements 1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES Nature of Operations Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. (DCI or the Organization) is a nonprofit corporation organized to enhance downtown Cincinnati through safe and clean programs, communications and marketing programs and stakeholder services including assisting small women-owned and minority-owned firms. DCI receives contributions from Cincinnati area companies, foundations and funds from assessments on all downtown properties to take leadership in the revitalization of downtown.

There have been recent changes to federal insured bank account limits (FDIC coverage) and money market account balance guarantees. On October 14, 2008, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced its temporary Transaction Account Guarantee Program, which provides full coverage for non-interest bearing transaction deposit accounts at FDIC-insured institutions that agree to participate in the program. The transaction account guarantee applies to all personal and business checking deposit accounts that do not earn interest at participating institutions. This unlimited insurance coverage is temporary and will remain in effect for participating institutions through June 30, 2010.

Financial Statement Presentation The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for Not-for-Profit Entities that require, among other things, the net assets to be classified based on the existence or absence of donorimposed restrictions. Accordingly, net assets of the Organization and changes therein are classified and reported as follows:

On May 20, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, which extends the temporary increase in the standard maximum deposit insurance amount (SMDIA) to $250,000 per depositor through December 31, 2013. This extension of the temporary $250,000 coverage limit became effective immediately upon the President’s signature and does not apply to the Transaction Account Guarantee Program. The legislation provides that the SMDIA will return to $100,000 on January 1, 2014.

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financials (continued) Contracts and Accounts Receivable Contracts and accounts receivable consist of reimbursements due under contract agreements and general accounts receivable. The Organization provides an allowance for doubtful accounts, which is based upon a review of outstanding receivables, historical collection information and existing economic conditions. Delinquent receivables are written off based on individual credit evaluation and specific circumstances.

Unbilled Receivables Under the Special Improvement District (SID) contract through Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District (DCID) and the Fountain Square Management Group (FSMG) contract, the Organization bills actual monthly expenses the following month. Unbilled receivables represent December SID and FSMG expenses to be billed in January of the following year. Also included in unbilled receivables at December 31, 2009 were December consignment sales of promotional products (Commemorative Rookwood Tiles) billed in January of the following year.

Property and Equipment Property and equipment are recorded at cost or at fair value as of the date of the contribution. Depreciation is provided using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the respective assets. The cost of maintenance and repairs are expensed as incurred while significant improvements are capitalized.

Contributions The Organization records gifts of cash and other assets at their fair value as of the date of contribution. Such donations are recorded as unrestricted support unless explicit donor stipulations specify how the donated assets must be used. Gifts that are originally restricted by the donor and for which the restriction is met in the same time period are recorded as temporarily restricted and then released from restriction. Gifts of long-lived assets with explicit restrictions that specify how the assets are to be used and gifts of cash or other assets that must be used to acquire long-lived assets are reported as restricted support. Absent explicit donor stipulations about how long-lived assets must be maintained, the Organization reports expirations of donor restrictions when the donated or acquired long-lived assets are placed in service.

Donated Service The Organization records donated services as revenues in the period received only if the services received create or enhance non-financial assets or required specialized skills, are provided by individuals possessing those skills, and would typically need to be purchased if not provided by donation. In 2009 and 2008, contribution revenue recognized for donated services was for media and promotions as presented in the Statement of Activities.

Deferred Revenue Revenues from fees for the directory and membership, and Enhanced Marketing Sponsorships are deferred and recognized over the period to which the fees relate.

Income Taxes DCI is exempt from income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and a similar provision of Ohio law. DCI is not considered a private foundation. The Organization’s income tax returns are subject to review and examination by Federal and state authorities. The Organization is not aware of any activities that would jeopardize its tax-exempt status. The Organization is not aware of any activities that are subject to tax on unrelated business income, excise or other taxes. Functional Allocation of Expenses The costs of supporting the various programs and other activities have been summarized on a functional basis in the notes to the financial statements. Expenses have been classified based upon the actual direct expenditures and cost allocations based upon estimates of time spent by Organization personnel.

Use of Estimates The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Subsequent Event Evaluation In preparing its financial statements, the Organization/Company has evaluated events subsequent to the Statement of Financial Position date through April 1, 2010, which is the date the financial statements were available to be issued.

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financials (continued) 2. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

5. LEASE COMMITMENTS

Property and equipment as of December 31 consisted of the following: Computer equipment Office equipment Computer software Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

2009 $ 55,501 13,116 8,566 77,183

2008 $ 55,501 13,116 8,566 77,183

(73,376) $ 3,807

(66,548) $ 10,635

Depreciation expense was $6,828 and $11,727 in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

3. CONCENTRATION/SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT In 2006, DCI entered into a Special Improvement District contract with Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District (DCID) which expired on December 31, 2009. DCI has renewed their contract with DCID which expires on December 31, 2013. DCID is a special assessment of downtown property owners, which purchase the services of DCI. Approximately 68% and 64% of revenues in 2009 and 2008, respectively, and 86% and 39% of all receivables at December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively, are related to the Special Improvement District contract.

4. FOUNTAIN SQUARE AND GOVERNMENT SQUARE MANAGEMENT In 2009 and 2008, DCI had contracts with the Fountain Square Management Group to clean Fountain Square and SORTA to clean Government Square, bus stops and shelters in the central business district. DCI expended $357,842 and $183,805 in accordance with the terms of these contracts in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

The Organization leases office space and various equipment under operating leases that expire on various dates through December, 2013. Rent expense for these leases was $54,095 and $51,960 in 2009 and 2008, respectively. Future minimum payments are as follows: 2010 2011 2012 2013

$ 59,676 54,960 54,960 54,960 $ 114,636

6. 401(K) PLAN DCI participates in a multi-employer 401(k) plan sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Organization contributes 10% of employees’ gross pay to the plan. Participants vest in employer contributions 20% each year and are fully vested after five years. Expense related to plan contributions was $50,004 and $48,329 in 2009 and 2008, respectively.

7. FUNCTIONAL ALLOCATION OF EXPENSES The costs of supporting the various programs and other activities of the Organization have been summarized below. Expenses have been classified based upon the actual direct expenditures and cost allocations based upon estimates of time spent by Organization personnel. 2009 Program services $ 2,404,660 89.6% General and 209,538 7.8% administrative Fundraising 69,092 2.6% $ 2,683,290 100.0%

2008 $ 2,501,499 89.4% 214,358

7.6%

82,599 3.0% $ 2,798,456 100.0%

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The core program areas of DCI are funded in part by property owners within the Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District (DCID), who together contribute $1.9 million annually to implement a services plan that represents their diverse interests.

We thank these downtown property owners for their partnership: 11-15 8th LLC 120 East Eighth Street Partners LLC 125 West Fourth Street LLC 147 Palmer Avenue LLC 200 West Court LLC 209 East Court LLC 225 McFarland Street Ltd. 255 Fifth Limited Partnership 300 Main Ltd. 307 Sycamore Holding Company LLC 312 Walnut Limited Partnership 321 Race LLC 321 West Fourth Project Partnership 324 East Fourth Street LLC 325 West Fifth Street LLC 330 West Fourth Street Partnership 353 West Fourth Street 417 East 7th Street LLC 4J Redevelopment LLC 4th and Race Street Investments 4th and Walnut Center LLC 500 Eggleston Ltd. 525 Vine Street LLC 537 Associates LLC 580 Investors LLC 609 Walnut Limited Partnership 613 Race LLC 625 Main Street LLC 627 Main Street Investments LLC 639 Building on Main LLC 639 Walnut LLC 641 Walnut LLC 654 Main LLC 700 Walnut LLC 801 Riverview LLC 805 Race Street LLC 810 Sycamore Partners LLC 817 Main Street Ltd. 8th & Broadway Limited 9 Main LLC 917 Partners LLC 9487 Dry Fork Road LLC AAA Cincinnati Abraham Messer & Ron Messer Partnership Uwa Agenmonmen AJ&S Limited Partnership Alamin Family Partnership Alea Group Ltd. Morio Alexander Alfred Carrington Inc. American Financial Corp. American Red Cross

Amicus Group Jane E. Anderson Nestor A. & Althea L. Aquino Trust Archbishop of Cincinnati Arena Management Holdings LLC W. Laura Arington Arnolds South Seas Holdings Asset Ohio Fourth Street LLC Krishna P. Athota Aurora Townhouse LLC Automatic Data Processing Sarah W. Avila Azeotropic Partners LLC B W Talgood Realty Co Ltd. Glen A. & Debra L. Babcock Backstage Development Ltd. Liability Trudy K. Backus Geraldine Bagsit Kati A. Bakes Paul Baran John E. Barnes Trust Betina L. Bartels Alan W. Bates BCN Holdings LLC Craig R. Beachler Condy Beavers Donna E. Becker Douglas J. & Marcia P. Beckmeyer Julia Bedell Jason C. Beem Beiderman Properties LLC David H. Berger Harvey Bergman Trust Mark William Bernhardt Julio A. Berrios & Leon Jakovics Erich D. Besmen BG 708 Properties LLC Anthony A. & Nicholas A. Bianco Nathan & Dana Bishop BJ Real Estate LLC Barbara J. Black Eric Blackburn Glenn Blair Leonald A. Bleh Patricia L. Bleh William H. Blessing Trust Robert F. Bloom & Alison H. Kamine Blue Grass Development of Ohio LLC Brent R. Blum Trust Paula Y. Boggs Benjamin Bohache & Aruna Darolia Bohache April L. Bolton

Thomas A. Borcher, Jr. Emily C. Boswell Joe Brannen & David Foote Dan A. Bricker et al George & Kathleen M. Brinkman Brittany Parking LLC Broadway Bldg. Investors Randolph Neal Brooks Brothers Cincinnatian Corp. Erik T. & Meredith L. Brown Robert S. Brown Bucci Pizzeria LLC Kevin T. Buckley George J. Budig Trust Budig Realty LLC Aaron L. Burgess & Dorota Aleksiejuk-Burgess Patrick D. Burns Louis C. & Helen P. Buschle Jeffry Alan Bush & Kyle Lee Merritt Glenn N. Callaway Harvey D. Camins Daniel E. & Gwen Campanello John A. & Mary Jo Campbell Capco Real Estate LLC Cappel Realty Co. Caramel Properties LLC Carell Ohio LLC Peter J. & Carolyn D. Carpenter Jeffrey A. Carr & John E. Danner James B. Carty J. Eric Casey James B. Caskey CBD Holdings Inc. Central Clinic Central Trust Tower Associates CF3 Real Estate Ltd. & DLF Real Estate Ltd. Chai West Ninth Street LLC Jimmy S. Chan Trust Navinder S. Chauley & Joan H. Lim Christian Science Reading Room Church Foundation of the Diocese Church of Scientology of Ohio Philip C. Cianciolo Trust Cincinnati & Suburban Bell Cincinnati Association for the Performing Arts Cincinnati Athletic Club Cincinnati Automobile Club Cincinnati Bar Association Cincinnati Fire Museum Association Cincinnati Freie Presse LLC

Cincinnati Gas & Electric Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Inc. Cincinnati SI Co. Cincinnati Union Bethel Cincy Condos LLC City of Cincinnati City View Equities Inc. Jonna Ruth Clayton Gary L. Clemens William Cline Cokljat Renaissance David S. Collins & Sarah A. Rice-Collins John B. & Sylvia H. Collins Columbia Development Corporation Columbia Motor Sales Co. Columbia Oldsmobile Company Community Law Center Real Estate Company Joseph T. Conklin Robert J. Conlon Trust Consumer Solutions Reo LLC Contemporary Arts Center Conversa Language Center Inc. David A. Cook Robert P. Corman Michelle B. Coronel Trust Court & Elm Street Court Colleagues LLC Court Colleagues II LLC Georgia M. Court Trust John C. Court Trust Court Street Lofts LLC Court Street Center LLC Court Street East Ltd. Court View Building LLC Jennifer Lynn Couser Covenant First Presbyterian Seth Coyle & Natalie Desantis CP-327 W Court LLC CPC Realty LLC CP-Court & Plum Ltd. Partnership Ann Crable Frederick V., Jr. & M. Katherine Crall Terrence M. Crawford CRE Corp. Annette M. Crompton D P 8 LLC D R M & Associates D M Dagiau David A. & Rosemary Danner Aruna Darolia Russell E. Davis Dawson Realty Ltd.


downtown propert y owners (continued) Earl B. Day Jennifer L. Day DCFF LLC Anthony L. & Kathryn A. Deblasio Gary D. & Cheryl M. Decoursey Paul Michael Demarco & Karen Anne Smith Dennis Properties LLC Dennison Hotel Inc. Daniel J. Devito & Jessica R. Yerdon Diamond Mercantile Co. Scott M. Dick Dickens & Crumpet LLC Richard E. Dieringer Teresa Dimarco Dixie Terminal Corporation Justin T. & Brandon R. Dobbs Karl M. Dollard Matthew D. & Mark R. Donahue Sean Donovan Edward D. Doris Downtown Hills LLC Drury Development Corporation DTK Ninth & Main LLC Jessica M. Duarte David Duke Duke Energy Ohio Inc. Duke Realty Limited Partnership Greg Dunkley Alex C. Dunn Jennifer M. & Floyd D. Dye Eagles Way LLC East 7 Ltd. East 8 Ltd. Michael Ebbs Margaret A. Edmiston Elka Real Estate Co. Ltd. Elliott David Partners Elm 411 LLC Elm-4 Associates Ltd. Emery Realty Inc. ENB Partners LLC Katie M. Eng Gary J. Enzweiler Episcopal Society of Christ Church Este Investors Ltd. Thomas David Evans, Jr. & Vicky Lynn Patton Joseph L. & Evelyn M. Everhart Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Cynthia C. Felson Trust Mary Jill Fendrich Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank Trust Fifth Third Company Fifty-One Company Ltd. Phyllis G. Fine Tammy L. Fine Henry J. & Vivian P. Fliman Trust Fort Washington Leasing LLC Gary M. Foster Trust Marta B. Foster Trust Ty L. Foster Trust Fourth and Central Properties Inc. Fourth and Race Tower Ltd.

Fourth National Realty LLC Fourth Street Development Partners LLC Jonathon Blake Fox Erhard & Sara Friedrichsmeyer M. Camille Frye Steve Fugazzi Donald E. Fuller Gabbard Evangelistic Association Inc. Victor L. Gaffin Garfield Associates LLC Garfield House Limited Partnership Gaspare LLC Alejandro Gauna Nancy Gay Trust William M. & Josette L. Gearhart Peter C. Georges Maureen A. Gerner Patricia A. Glass GLS Properties 8 LLC Matthew R. Glucksmann Steven Robert Golan & Monica Marie Seiter Goodall Properties Ltd. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Clifford D. Gookin, Jr. Trust Gilbert L. Gray Greater Cincinnati Foundation Donald Greer Johannes R. & Catherine C. Griffioen David E. Grossmann Shiri A. Grote Nancy K. Gruber Robert L. Grunn George Michael Guidry Gwynne Building Limited Laurence Oliver Haas Kevin S. Hacker Shadia G. Haddad David N. Hall Trust Hamilton County Board of Commissioners Barbara Jane Hammel & Sandra Gail Smith Oh Hyun & Kui Rye Han Suzanne L. Hanners & Patricia B. Fahey Travis Hanser William N. Hardy Derek C. & Jill M. Harris Marcia Linda Hartsock Joseph B. Hascal & Stanley J. Gray Family Trust Hearthstone Co. Joan E. Heckard Kelly & Spencer Heindl Forest Heis & Daniel J. Wenstrup Carol Helle Ryan A. Helzerman Joseph R. Herr Hertz Center at 600 Vine LLC Hertz Textile Building LLC Damien R. Hesler Josh Heuser & Nick Grammas Hilch Partners LLC Karlee L. Hillard

HJH Realty Corp. Peter Reed Hofmann Trust & 84 Investments LLC Avery B. Holden & Jarrod M. Cooper Holland Pen Building Co. Ltd. David G. Holliday & Betsy A. Leigh Holy Congregation of the Child Clara & Frances Homan John M. Hopkins & Jeffrey R. Westermeyer Houdini Properties LLC Charles Craig & Mary P. Hudson Kevin Huey Michael J. & Tobi A. Iacono David O. Imwalle Ingalls Building Co. Ltd. Thomas & Mary A. Ionna Basheer H. Ismail Mary C. Ittner Lynn Patterson Jacobs Erlend Jacobsen Jeffrey M. Januszek Janet B. Jehn William L. & Carol L. Jennewein A. David & Carolyn M. Jimenez JJW Investments Ltd. Carver L. & Algernon V. Johnson Herbert Johnson Melinda R. Jones Ruth J. Jones Julius J. Rigacci Box Co. LLC K & S Ltd. KABG Properties LLC Kaiser Group LLC Richard E. Kait Gerald F. & Geraldine M. Kaminski Kanu Investments LLC Ronald C. & Richard Mayer Kauper Keen Investment Inc. James Keene & Tamara L. Fine Patrick J. Kiggins, Jr. Chong Nung & Kil Jin Kim Yolanda D. Kirschner Kurt Kleinhuizen Burton A. Kleinman Trust Koch Buildings Inc. Aaron C. Kohlhepp Clarence E. Koop Patrick M. Korb Edek & Erna Kornhauser Chris Kotsovos Kreller Group Inc. Michael L. Krienik Kroger Co. Geoffrey H. Kuehn La Caisse Inc. Nadia Laabs Steven E. Lah Lancaster Building LLC Landmark Phoenix LLC Frederick G. Lane The Last Citadel LLC Hilary Lawson Joshua N. Lawson Laz Enterprises Ltd.

Frank Lazarovski Lisa V. Lee Sooncha A. Lee Trust Spencer S. & Cara Y. Lee Jennifer Legeay Susan Lennard Gordon Richard & Kathleen M. Lewis Lezam Inc. Thomas Zoun Lin Li Joan H. Linkletter Literary Club Lloyd Library & Museum David R. Lofland, Jr. Lofts at Fountain Square LLC Lombardy Investments Ltd. Janine P. Lopez Lauren Lovelady LPK Garfield LLC Judith Elizabeth Luneborg Lusain Holding LLC Lusain Holdings II LLC Luscorp LLC Kevin Luttengger Phu Ly Lytle Tower Investors M C R Management Co. M/R Real Estate Holdings LLC Michael R. Magee Mark Daniel, Jr. & Gretchen Elaine Mahan Main Auction Galleries Inc. Russell W. & Janet F. Makepeace Nancy M. Malone Phillip Mandell Trust & Rhea Sue Mandell Trust Stefanos & Panagiota Marinakis April Lynne Martini James & Emily Mathews James A. Matre Trust Carla B. & Robert S. Matteucci Trust Kate L. Mayer Paul McAleese Phyllis L. McCallum Trust & Stephen W. Jemison Trust Terence P. McCarthy McFarland Lofts LLC Kristy S. McKenna Terry McMillan & Melissa Schmidt Megan L. Meconi Megsu Properties Ltd. David S. Meiners Nancy Meiss Mergards Downtown Bowling Lanes Inc. John Merritt Richard J., II & Lori Dee Merz Earl K. & Donna S. Messer Ryan L. Messer Jill P. Meyer Sheryl Lynn Morris Meyer & Richard Martin Meyer John C. & Sherry L. Michell Middle Earth Properties Midwest Enterprises Inc. Mill End Shops of Cincinnati Inc.

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downtown propert y owners (continued) Matthew C. Miller Thomas H. & Carolyn Miller Patrick J. Mitchell & Brenda M. Kloos MMF Realty LLC MMV Properties LLC Montgomery Inn Inc. Matthew J. Moore Steven P. Moore Thomas W. & Dollie Moore Lawana Jean Moroski Stephen John Moser & Heide Hehmann Moser Gerald & Roxanne Motl Anastasia Eileen & John J. Murphy Christopher R. Murphy Terrence P. & Charlotte C. Murphy Thomas E. & Janet D. Murphy Christopher T. Musillo & Kendra M. Cameron My 3 Sons Realty LLC David & Linda Myers Kristen M. Myers NAP Williams Office Building National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Carlos Navarro Navarro Photography LLC New Boston Centennial LLC Susan W. Newmark Neyer Holdings F LLC Nick Nicastro Nieman Investors Ltd. Ninth & Race Associates NLW Properties LLC Kristen M. Nostrand OBX Properties LLC Ohio Book Store Inc. OLJ LLC Morton W. Olman Trust One East Fourth Inc. One Hundred Thirty Three West 4th Partnership One Lytle Place Apartments Partners LP One Twenty Five East Court One Twenty Five Partners Opportunities to Success LLC Ohio Teachers Retirement Edward Owens III & Kathleen I. Hungler E. Dimitri & Susan D. Panayotopoulos Charles Park Park Place at Lytle Investments Ltd. Justin Parker George J. & Betsy Pascal Trust Kali Paskal Patricia N. Pensak Perry Street Real Estate Randy J. Peterson Linda J. Phillips M. Kay Lawrence D. Phillips Trust Photodesign Inc. Piatt Park Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.

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Plum Street Investments LLC PNC Center Associates LLC Pogues Garage LLC & Powell Holdings LLC Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority Power Building Associates Ltd. Lowell G. Powers, Jr. Trust Lee Jones Prem Presidential Plaza Associates LP Princeton Properties Inc. Procter & Gamble Co. Provisional Properties LLC David W. Pruitt Manouso G. & Anastasia Psihountakis Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County QC Properties Ltd. Roxanne Qualls Queen City Club Thomas J. & Barbara G. Quinn Trust Race Street Development Ltd. Rait Old Town LLC Laura S. Randall Raydar Rents Ltd. RC Loft Property LLC Andy Rebhun Frank R. Recker Deval M. & Likith V. Reddy Alexandre S. Regina Paul S. & Maritza P. Reid Patricia R. Reik Timothy P. & Patricia H. Reilly Robert E. & Christine L. N. Slangen Reinerman Deanne R. Reinzan-Lapille Marcus D. Relthford & Amy W. Eddy Irwin Lawrence Rhodes Darian J. Richardson Richter & Phillips Company Christopher Ridenour RKR Communities Ltd. Steven & Melissa Roberts Lee G. Robinson Trust Michael J. Roller Susan M. Rollman & Frances R. Katz Ron Hamilton Photo Limited Mary Katherine Rosack Millard C. Rosselott III Edward Rothenberg Robert G. Rothring Trust O Pierce Rudd, Sr. Trust S B G Properties Ltd. S E A L Properties LLC Kevin D. Sablosky Mark B. & Kathryne D. Sackett Samsar Holdings LLC Kathleen Sands Michael J. & Joanne A. Sanzere Mike Sarow Sarum Race Street LLC William M. Sasser Trust Damian G. & Robin M. Scallon

James I. Scharf, Jr. Louis & Carrie A. Schneider Robert A. Schneider Christine M. Schoonover & George H. Verkamp Eric Charles Schuermann Lucille Schumacher Trust Schwartz & Schwartz H Q Ltd. Robert G., Jr. & Erin Marie Schwartz P. Robert Schwetscheanu Shelley S. Sciborski Scottish Rite Bodies SDM Properties LLC Justin A. Servis Jay Sethi Seven West Seventh Inc. Kimberly S. Severin Rupa Sharma Howard Sharon Robert W. & Brenda J. Shawver M. V. Shetty Kyle K. Shinseki Robert III & Deborrah A. Shropshire SHV North America Corp. SHV Oil & Gas Holding Company Jerome J. & Ann C. Siegel Sixth St. Cincinnati Associates LLC Sky Lofts LLC Andre D. Smith, Jr. Eric M. Smith St. Xavier Church Property Corp. St. Xavier High School Inc. Marilyn V. Staggs Eugene J. Stagnaro, Jr. Mark F. Stahl Trust Nancy E. & Howard K. Starnbach State of Ohio Marsha H. Steed Sterling Phoenix Development LLC Andrew H. Stetson Jerome J. Strauss Donna J. Sturgeon & Chris S. Sterwerf Nique D. A. Swan & Natalie L. Auzenne-Swan Jay Switzer Sycamore & Third Realty LLC Taft Museum of Art James & Pamela Tagliareni Scott A. Taylor & Charles R. Nielson TBMG Properties LLC TCMH Holdings LLC Terrapark II L P Terrapark IV L P Territory Properties Midwest LLC The L & N RR Co. Roger F. & Noel A. Thesing Third and Main Group LLC Third Street Associates Steven M. Thomas Three East Fourth Inc. Tisch Properties LLC TJD Properties LLC Tollbridge Developer Ltd.

Torrence Investment Company Ltd. Thomas D. & Sherry L. Trebes Tri-Net Investment II Tri-State Equities LLC Trustees of Scottish Rite U S Bank NA Trust United Department Stores United States of America University Club Urban Property Management Inc. Urban Sites Limited URS Tower LLC Sharon A. Utendorf Valley View Commons LLC Derek D. Vandeusen Navid J. Varjavandi Vine Street Interests LLC Carl W. Vollman, II Vulcan Property Management Co. Joseph Christopher & Gail F. Waddell Trust Ruth A. Waldeck Walnut Towers Ltd. Watson Enterprises Inc. Vicki J. Webster Adam R. & Amber E. Weeks Betty Jane Weitzman Gil & Erin Weizer West Fourth LLC Raymond West West Third St 10 LLC Marsha K. Weston & Edward J. Felson Western & Southern Life Insurance Company Raymond C. Wetherell Joseph G. White & Christopher Childers Kevin M. & Abigail L. White Michael White & Rachel Rothenbach White White Oak Properties #5 LLC Christopher M. & Rebecca Nicole Wiedeman James M. Wiseman & Latondra K. Newton Robert & Carole Wissman Wit Enterprises LLC WKEM LLC Margaret M. Wolf Charles M. & Mary Lynn Wolff Eric E. Wolterman James M. Womack Allica S. Woods Woods Real Estate Investments LLC Franklin D. Wright, Jr. Trust WWWT LLC Ann L. Xanders Ying Xia Jon P. Yessin Zamichiei Properties LLC Gregory O. Zaun & Jamie L. Thibert Jennifer E. Zell Jeffrey J. & Carol A. Zimmerman


dci members 4J Development c/o Madison Marquette Accel Advisors ACT, Inc. Al Neyer, Inc. Allied Construction Industries Antonelli College Appointments Architects Plus Baker & Daboll, LLC Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. Robyn Bancroft Barnes Dennig & Company, Ltd. Bartlett & Co. Bergman Group Inc. Jim and Mary Anne Berry BHDP Architecture Block by Block Blue Whitespace/A Promotion Execution Partners Company Blue Wisp Jazz Club Boi Na Braza Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. Brashear Bolton, Inc. BRIDGES For A Just Community George and Kathleen Brinkman Bronze Photography Brower Insurance Agency, LLC Kathy Bryant Budco Group Inc. Burgess & Niple Business Courier Casler Design Group, Inc. Castellini Management Company Catholic Health Partners Central Parking Systems of Ohio, Inc. Jay and Janet Chatterjee Chick-fil-A The Cincinnati Arts Association Cincinnati Bar Center Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Business Committee Cincinnati Capital Properties Cincinnati Commercial Realtors Cincinnati Magazine Cincinnati Museum Center Cincinnati Opera Association Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Cincinnati Union Bethel Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency Cintel Federal Credit Union Clark, Schaefer, Hackett Cole + Russell Architects, Inc. Contract Sweepers Convergys Corporation Cooney, Faulkner & Stevens, LLC Cooper and Company/ Dakota Watch Company David Dawson Deloitte Tax LLP Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Duke Energy Duke Energy Center/Global Spectrum dunnhumby Kathleen M. Dupriest Philip and Rita Edlin Emanuel Community Center Enquirer Media Equipment Depot - Cincinnati Fath Properties Fifth Third Bank First America First Valley Corp.; Aurora Townhouse LLC Foxx Construction LLC FRCH Design Worldwide Frisch’s Restaurant Frost Brown Todd LLC G.E. - Aviation Game Day Communications Garfield Capital Ltd. The Garfield Suites Hotel Walter Gay, Jr., D.D.S. GBBN Architects Andrew Gephardt Julius and Coralie Ginsburg Marshall and Enid Ginsburg David and Pamela Ginsburg Global Lead, Inc. Maureen Godshall Gold Star Chili Inc. Goodman & Goodman Attorneys at Law Dirk Goodwin Graeter’s Manufacturing Co. Gray & Pape, Inc. Graydon, Head & Ritchey Great Traditions Land and Development Co. Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce Hart Productions, Inc. Hathaway Stamp Heidelberg Distributing Co. Helmes Plumbing Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Hixson Architecture, Engineering, Interiors Andrew Holzhauser Hoxworth Blood Center Thomas E. Huenefeld Humana Health Plan of Ohio Huntington National Bank Russell Hurley Hyatt Regency Cincinnati Infintech Izzy Kadetz, Inc. Jackson Walker L.L.P. Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate Katz Teller Brant & Hild Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Steven Kenat KeyBank Keys & Simpkinson, LLC Kolar Design LaSalle Bank Corporation/ABN AMRO Legg Mason Investment Council Libby Perszyk Kathman, Inc. Lincoln Maly Marketing Louis Buschle and Associates Macy’s, Inc. Malton Art Gallery Manley Burke Mark Bowen Photography McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Media Sign Mercantile Library Merchants Bank & Trust Messer Construction Metro Michael Schuster Associates, Inc. Midland Atlantic Development Co., LLC Midland Company Millennium Hotel Cincinnati Terry C. Miller The Model Group New Boston Citimark New Horizons Credit Union Newport Television LLC, Local 12 WKRC-TV and The CinCW Nicholson’s Pub LLC North Star Navigators Michael G. Ohmer OKI Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce Park + Vine Paula Norton Photography Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP Pepper Construction Company The Phoenix Restaurant, Inc. Procter & Gamble

Property Advisors Corporation R.G. McGraw Insurance Agency R.M. Kimbler Interests, Inc. Marcus Relthford Restaurants Unlimited Inc. (Palomino Rotisserie and Bar) Rick Dieringer Photography Rippe & Kingston Ritter & Randolph, LLC River City Furniture RiverPoint Capital Management Robeson Marketing & Design, LLC Rock Bottom Brewery Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC Saks Fifth Avenue Sanger & Eby Schiff, Kreidler-Shell Keith and Cynthia Scott Scott Knox Attorney At Law Deborah Simpson Chris Smith Standard Textile Co. Inc. Starboard Strategy Corp. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Stout & Gallant Associates, Inc. Strauss & Troy System Parking, Inc. Gabriel Tavares The Bromwell Company The University Club of Cincinnati The Thesing Companies Conrad Foster Thiede Thompson Hine LLP THP Limited Inc. Tiffany and Company Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky U.S. Bank U.S. Digitial Partners Ulmer & Berne LLP United Way of Greater Cincinnati Uptown Consortium, Inc. Chris and Gail Waddell West Shell Commercial Inc. Western & Southern Financial Group Whitmer & Co. James and Joan Wichman Patricia Williams Willow Creative Group Wood, Herron & Evans LLP World Wide Adventures, Inc.; dba: Marketplex

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DCI board & staff

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E XECUTIVE COMMIT TEE MARK MALLORY – Honorary Chair Mayor City of Cincinnati

DAVID N. GINSBURG President and Chief Executive Officer Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

STEPHEN A. LOFTIN President and Executive Director Cincinnati Arts Association

PATRICIA MANN SMITSON – Chair Partner-In-Charge Thompson Hine LLP

GREG HARTMAN Commissioner Hamilton County Board of Commissioners

JOHN LUKEN Partner Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

BARRY (Chip) W. WOOD – Vice Chair Vice President Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Kentucky DAVID A. ESHMAN – Treasurer Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP KELLEY J. DOWNING – Secretary President and Chief Executive Officer Bartlett & Co. MILTON R. DOHONEY, JR. City Manager City of Cincinnati MONICA DONATH KOHNEN Partner Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

LOUISE HUGHES Director, Ohio Government and Community Relations Procter & Gamble RICHARD M. KIMBLER Managing Partner North Pointe Group STEVEN G. LEEPER President and Chief Executive Officer Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) GARY LINDGREN Executive Director Cincinnati Business Committee

JILL P. MEYER Member-In-Charge Frost Brown Todd LLC WILLIAM J. MORAN Senior Vice President, Corporate Facilities Fifth Third Bank STEVEN P. RICHTER Director, Asset Services CB Richard Ellis JACK ROUSE Founder Jack Rouse Associates, Inc.

BOARD OF DIREC TORS LINDA ANTUS President Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network ERIC P. AVNER Vice President and Senior Program Manager The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ US Bank Foundation TROY BLACKBURN Vice President Cincinnati Bengals WAYNE BODINGTON General Manager The Westin Hotel Cincinnati TONY T. BROWN President and Chief Executive Officer Uptown Consortium, Inc. LAURA N. BRUNNER Executive Vice President of Business Development Al Neyer, Inc. DEBORAH DENT President and Founder Willow Creative Group Martiné R. DUNN Partner Dinsmore & Shohl LLP JAMES T. FITZGERALD Chairman FRCH Design Worldwide QUINTEN L. HARRIS Governor’s Regional Representative Ohio Department of Development SALLIE L. HILVERS Chief Public Affairs Officer Metro

MICHAEL M. KENNEDY DANIEL M. LINCOLN President and Chief Executive Officer Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau DONALD W. MURPHY Chief Executive Officer National Underground Railroad Freedom Center AJAY MURTHY Vice President Global Marketing and Communications Convergys Corporation

LEVON THOMPSON, JR. President and Chief Operating Officer Foxx Construction, LLC ELLEN G. VAN DER HORST President and Chief Executive Officer Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

WILLIAM V. STRAUSS President Strauss & Troy

Judy Bleill (March 2009) Administrative Assistant

COL. THOMAS H. STREICHER, JR. Chief of Police Cincinnati Police Department STEPHEN TAYLOR District Manager and Vice President US Bank

BRIAN L. TIFFANY President Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce

MARK T. REITZES Regional President Huntington Bank Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky

CRYSTAL B. WASHINGTON Vice President, External Relations Scripps Networks Interactive

RYAN M. RYBOLT President and Chief Executive Officer Infintech LLC

KEVIN SHIBLEY General Manager Saks Fifth Avenue

David N. Ginsburg President and Chief Executive Officer

ROBERT C. REIFSNYDER President United Way of Greater Cincinnati

BRIAN A. ROSS Chief Operating Officer Cincinnati Bell Inc.

MARIO SAN MARCO President and Chief Executive Officer Eagle Realty Group

JIM SLUZEWSKI Sr. Vice President, Corporate Communications and External Affairs Macy’s, Inc.

CONRAD FOSTER THIEDE Vice President of Development PHI Delta Theta Foundation

ROD ROBINSON Managing Partner Accel Advisors, Inc.

W. N. (Nick) SANDERS President Tavern Restaurant Group, Inc. Pub Holding Company

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RICK PENDER Director of Institutional Advancement Cincinnati Opera Association

GWEN L. ROBINSON President and Chief Executive Officer Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

SEAN RUGLESS President and Chief Executive Officer Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce

STANFORD T. WILLIAMS, JR. Vice President, Economic Inclusion Messer Construction Company JAMES WISEMAN Vice President, Corporate Affairs Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. MARK P. WOODRUFF Vice President, Market Development Enquirer Media PATRICIA A. ZERBE Manager, Community and Government Relations GE Aviation

John Baker (July 2009) Director of Ambassador Services

Patricia Casey Administrative Manager Lisa Crew (through December 2009) Director of Operations Emilie Johnson Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications Arlene Koth Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Services Ron Mabry Operations Manager, Ambassador Services Mindy Rosen Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing Sandy Straub (through August 2009) Data Manager Brian Stoehr (through August 2009) Operations Supervisor, Clean and Safe


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