The mission of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce is to be the driving force for creating a strong economy while also promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity and celebrating originality. Our vision is for Over-the-Rhine to be a model neighborhood for inclusive urban revitalization.
Over-the-Rhine is the community it is now, because of the strength of its people. Your support can help the Chamber sustain our small businesses that make up this vibrant, diverse and inclusive neighborhood.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OTR’s small businesses have had to navigate and adapt to new challenges on a daily basis. Nationally, small businesses generate 44% of the US economy and OTR is no exception. We have 300 brick and mortar businesses; almost 40% are women-owned and over 20% are minority-owned. We are committed to continuing to increase the % of minority-owned businesses, to create the most diverse business district in our region.
The OTR Chamber stepped up to be a 24/7 resource to all, providing critical connections and programs including the #OTRisOpen Campaign, our Small Business Relief Fund granting almost $400,000 to small businesses in need, and creating Second Sunday OTR, an inclusive socially-distant, masks-on, monthly sidewalk festival. As the holiday shopping season is especially critical to small business survival, the OTR Chamber has created a shop small holiday campaign, including creating unique safe in-person experiences and an #OTRisOnline digital campaign.
It’s incredibly meaningful to receive support from those who believe in OTR and understand its importance to our city and entire region. We couldn’t do this without our dedicated community members like you. #OTRisOpenToAll
Over-The-Rhine Chamber of Commerce
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Address1307 Walnut St