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2019 Women Who Mean Business honorees

The Cincinnati Business Courier has chosen the honorees for its 2019 Women Who Mean Business Awards. In its fourth year, the program recognizes women whose accomplishments in the past year have had a big impact. From organizations large and small, these women stood out in Greater Cincinnati's business community in 2019. This year's honorees are: Sarah Anderson, fund manager at Cintrifuse – Anderson spearheaded the investment of Cintrifuse's $57 million first fund, which resulted in multiple successful exits. She followed that this year by closing the startup catalyst’s second fund with $56 million, surpassing its $50 million target. Kelley Downing, president and CEO of Bartlett Wealth Management – Downtown-based Bartlett closed the biggest deal in its 121-year history this year when it bought Chicago investment firm Lodestar. The acquis...

Britney Ruby Miller Hopes To Master Fear Of Flying

By Nikki Kingery  – Projects Editor, Cincinnati Business Courier  May 15, 2019 Britney Ruby Miller, 36, is president of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment Group. What was your first job? Hostess at El Coyote. Favorite vacation spot? Anywhere in the Caribbean. What’s your hidden talent? I’m a basketball balla shot calla. What’s the simplest thing you never learned to do? I’m a jack of all trades, master of none. Where would we find you on a typical Saturday? Being a soccer mom. What’s the most recent experience you’ve crossed off your bucket list? It sounds really cheesy but enrolling for my MBA. I’m a life-long learner. Best podcast, movie or TV show you’ve enjoyed recently? Any “Housewives.” At the end of the day, I need a good br...

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Lexington NOW OPEN!

LEXINGTON (WKYT) - After more than 11 years in the making, the first businesses in City Center officially opened Monday.  Starbucks and Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse are the first two businesses to open in the heart of downtown.  City Center coordinator Ralph Coldiron said Starbucks will be different than stores people are used to. It will feature a new menu, as well as different flooring and seating. Employees trained for a week ahead of the opening. Jeff Ruby's is a 10,000 sq. ft. steakhouse offering special rooms designed to give customers an unforgettable experience. In addition to those businesses, a massive underground parking garage also opened Monday.  Other businesses expected at City Center include a Keeneland store, Marriott and Residence Inn hotels, condos, a fitness center, and office buildings. Work on what was originally called "Center Pointe," sta...

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Louisville - Travel + Leisure's Top 100 Restaurants in America To Splurge On

Sure, it’s always a good idea to live within your means and save for the future. But every now and again, it’s important to treat yourself to something special, too. Be it a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or a hefty tax refund, splurging on a good meal every so often can be good for your soul. And thankfully, Yelp has parsed out 100 places around the country where those dining-related splurges should take place. “To determine Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Treat Yourself for 2019, we looked at the reviews received by three and four dollar sign businesses in the restaurant and food categories,” a Yelp representative explained. For the rankings, Yelp considered both the rating and the volume of the reviews, as well as accounted for the overall volume of reviews in each business's area so as not to “disadvantage businesses in areas with relatively low revi...

All 3 Of Jeff Ruby's Restaurants Named To Best In Cincinnati List

Restaurant writers are expected to have lists of "bests" at the ready, preferably ranked and ruthlessly rated. After a couple of decades of eating out in Cincinnati, reviewing and writing about restaurants, I do believe that some restaurants are better than others. But I don't think that means one is the best of all. But the urge to list persists, as does the urge to help people find somewhere they'll like to eat. So, what I've made here is my favorite 14 of the best Cincinnati restaurants.   I have selected this list from the local restaurants that hit the high-quality mark. These are not just options for home meal replacement. They are full service, offer a wine list and cocktails, take reservations and serve a varied menu. (We'll need another list for my favorite pizza joints, chili parlors, no-reservation hipster haunts, strip-mall Chinese and...

Jeff Ruby's Precinct Named Best Steakhouse In Cincinnati

Best Of Cincinnati 2019   Have you ever sat around wishing there was a publication that would list all of the best things in Cincinnati, as determined by a group of your peers as well as a handful of select staffers at your local alt-weekly paper? Well, your wish has been granted. CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than two decades, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections in Eats, Arts & Culture, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife, Sports & Recreation and City Life. And the responsibility of selecting these exceptional entities is divided between our readers and staff. This year, more than half a million votes were tallied to determine our Reader Picks. Readers logged on to the ballot site to vote for their favorites in broad categories like Best New Restaurant, Best Bar...

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse Aims to Up the Entertainment Value with Lexington Location

March 21, 2019 The restaurant business is no big thing. It’s thousands of little things, and all of those little things—each one of them—have to be addressed,” said restaurateur Jeff Ruby. “And then things change all the time—they get redesigned, or at least I do. I keep reinventing myself. I keep re-evaluating what I’ve done, and I say, ‘you know what, I think I’ve got a better idea than that other idea.’” Dressed in a Kentucky-blue sequined blazer decorated with symbols of the state, wearing a black fedora and smoking one of his signature cigars—his hand adorned with a diamond-encrusted University of Kentucky basketball championship ring—Ruby is seated on the patio of Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in Cincinnati, discussing his namesake restaurant brand’s most-recent location in Lexington, whi...

Jeff Ruby Prepping For Grand Opening In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Despite years of setbacks, failed financing and frustration, Lexington’s City Center is taking shape. One of the first to sign on when it was Centre Pointe, has kept its commitment and is almost ready to open its doors for what’s billed as more than a restaurant…it’s the Jeff Ruby experience. Ruby first developed his brand in Cincinnati, Ohio, and expanded to four other cities. But one market remained elusive. “I’ve wanted to do Lexington more than any other city, I’ve never been as excited as I am,” Ruby said. As the first big name to say yes to Dudley Webb’s vision of Centre Pointe, the company had to exercise patience and set aside some pride to endure delay after delay, and resist the urge at times to call it quits. “As much as I love Dudley and I love Lexington, this was a challenge...

Peek inside the VIP tent at Turfway’s Jeff Ruby Steaks

By Erin Caproni  – Digital Producer, Cincinnati Business Courier  The VIP tent at Turfway Park’s annual Kentucky Derby prep day was sold out on Saturday as Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment played host to the event for the second year of a three-year agreement. Guests in the sold-out VIP tent were treated to a grand buffet prepared by Jeff Ruby’s culinary team along with premium open bar service. The heated, enclosed tent was set up alongside the homestretch of Turfway’s 1-mile track and held 1,500 guests to view the day’s 12 races. The Jeff Ruby Steaks was one of several races throughout the day and serves as a qualifier for the Kentucky Derby. Other undercard races run at the event include the Bourbonette Oaks, a points race for the Kentucky Oaks; the Rushaway Stakes; the Latonia Stakes and th...

Cincinnati businesswomen get inspiration, advice during Mentoring Monday

By Nikki Kingery  – Projects Editor, Cincinnati Business Courier  Feb 25, 2019, 1:56pm EST Updated Feb 25, 2019, 3:25pm EST The Cincinnati Business Courier hosted its annual Mentoring Monday event at Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash on Feb. 25. The morning began with a networking breakfast and a keynote address by Britney Ruby Miller, president of Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment. The attendees then broke into one-on-one sessions for seven-minute "speed coaching" conversations. The Courier was one of 43 Business Journals that simultaneously hosted casual, fast-paced coaching sessions featuring local business leaders. More than 200 women received coaching in every market from more than 40 mentors in every market, adding up to roughly 10,000 women across U.S.
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