CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cincinnati Bell will continue its “Imagine the Possibilities” campaign this holiday season by giving back to the community it has served for nearly 150 years. It will include creating special “Imagination Destination” holiday experiences, fulfilling wish lists and donating to local charities, supporting small businesses, and providing special “150” themed offers and “holiday relief” sweepstakes for customers and the community. Cincinnati Bell has a long history of supporting community initiatives, small businesses and local charities, and this year, the company will partner with organizations including 3CDC, Findlay Market, Freestore Foodbank and Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati to kick off the holiday season.
“For nearly 150 years, home has been here,” said Christi Cornette, Chief Culture Officer of Cincinnati Bell. “We’re proud to give back to the city that’s given us so much. And as a thank you, we want to help everyone experience the magic of the holidays.”
Cincinnati Bell will support local businesses with the annual digital Small Business Holiday Guide, promoting holiday shopping at area small businesses. Current and new customers of Cincinnati Bell will also see up to $150 in holiday savings on premium TV content, connected home discounts and more. And everyone in the community will be invited to experience new “Imagination Destinations” including free family-friendly activities, chances to win free holiday prizes and gifts, and exciting new interactive holiday window displays to be announced soon.
“We encourage everyone to support the small businesses and great organizations in our community by shopping small and giving what you can,” said Leigh Fox, President and CEO of Cincinnati Bell. “Every time we buy a cup of coffee at a local shop, or donate a coat or can of food to a local food drive, we are making a big difference in the place we call home and in the lives of our friends and neighbors in need.”
Cincinnati Bell and Findlay Market are partnering to bring back the Shillito’s Elves, which will be set up at Findlay Market from Black Friday at 11 a.m. through the end of the year in the old Leader Furniture building. The Shillito’s Elves will be displayed facing out, so market shoppers and visitors can walk around to view them 6 days per week during market hours (Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). They will be animated on weekends.
Cincinnati Bell will also partner with Findlay Market this holiday season to support the nearly 150 small businesses housed at the market with a special event on Shop Small Saturday, which is Saturday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Cincinnati Bell will also sponsor the Holiday Experience in the Leader Furniture space at Findlay Market with a variety of family-friendly activities including: Free raffle prizes, holiday keepsake photos, holiday gift bags for children, and shopping ideas for connected home solutions along with other holiday surprises. The Holiday Experience starts November 27-28 and continues December 4-5 and 11-12. In honor of Cincinnati Bell’s upcoming 150th Anniversary Celebration in 2023, Cincinnati Bell will donate 150 Christmas trees to local families during the Shop Small Saturday event.
Light Up the Square Downtown Dazzle
Cincinnati Bell will partner with 3CDC to bring back Light Up the Square on Friday, Nov. 26, on Fountain Square. The popular holiday tradition will feature the live lighting of the city’s Christmas tree, live music, a special appearance by Santa Claus and a dazzling fireworks display. Cincinnati Bell will also be participating in the return of Downtown Dazzle on Fountain Square on Saturday, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. The popular, family-friendly event features Santa and his elves along with Rudolph rappelling down the 525 Vine Building followed by a Rozzi’s Fireworks show.
“We thank Cincinnati Bell for supporting 3CDC and our focus in making Cincinnati’s urban core a vibrant, dynamic, metropolitan center,” said Christy Samad, Sr. Vice President, Event Management. “The return of our beloved holiday traditions on Fountain Square —the lighting of our city’s Christmas tree and Downtown Dazzle gladly welcome the holiday season to downtown Cincinnati.”
Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati
Cincinnati Bell will partner with Ronald McDonald House Cincinnati to fulfill the Cincinnati Bell Holiday Wish List for over 100 families staying at the House. Additionally, employees of Cincinnati Bell will serve meals over the holidays and help bring the magic of the season to the Ronald McDonald House by transforming common areas to winter wonderland displays and Imagination Destinations. Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House provides a home for critically ill children and their families while they receive life-saving medical care.
“We thank Cincinnati Bell for helping to make the holidays away from home for our families as comfortable and as magical as possible,” said Jennifer Loeb, CEO of Ronald McDonald House.
This holiday season, Cincinnati Bell will donate 150 turkeys to the Thanksgiving food drive for those families served by the Freestore Foodbank.
“Freestore Foodbank believes that every family deserves to share a holiday meal together,” said Kurt Reiber, President and CEO of Freestore Foodbank. “Cincinnati Bell is in the business of connection, and there is no more important connection than family during the holidays.”
To learn about Cincinnati Bell’s celebration of a history of innovation and a future of possibilities, visit cincinnatibell.com/thankyou.
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell Inc. delivers integrated communications solutions to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic network including high-speed internet, video, voice and data. Cincinnati Bell provides service in areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hawai’i. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States and Canada rely on CBTS and OnX, wholly-owned subsidiaries, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com. The information on the Company’s website is not incorporated by reference in this press release.