Monday, June 27, 2011

Toyota Camry named Most American Car

Congratulations, Toyota!

From United Business Media's PR Newswire:

" announced today that the Toyota Camry once again took the top spot in the site's annual American Made Index. This
is the third consecutive year the Camry has held this position, despite many newcomers to the list including the Ford
Explorer, the Chevrolet Traverse and the GMC Acadia. The Camry, which is assembled in Georgetown, Ky. and Lafayette, Ind.,
is followed by the Honda Accord and the Chevy Malibu, which rank No. 2 and No. 3 respectively."

"'s annual American-Made Index ranks the most-American vehicles based on percentage of their parts that are made
domestically, where they are assembled and how many are sold to U.S. buyers."

You can read the whole story here:
Steve Rindsberg

Friday, June 24, 2011

World Choir Games Kickoff Event - July 11 - Fountain Square

The World Choir Games come to Cincinnati in July 2012.  

To prepare for this amazing event, the World Choir Games planning committee is organizing a one year countdown to the Games,
beginning with a kick-off event:

Monday, July 11
Cincinnati Fountain Square

The committee has nationally signed entertainment acts, various local leadership and a special announcement to make during
the kick-off event. 
We plan to have a booth at the kick-off to represent Japan and Gifu to help create an atmosphere where passers-by and
attendees get a feel for the arts and culture of our Sister City.  

We'd love to have your help. We'd especially like to hear from you if

* You have materials to display 
* You can dress in Japanese traditional attire
* You can write Japanese
If you're interested or have questions, please contact :

Justin Kluemper:

Steve Rindsberg

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sister Cities Needs Your Help

Thanks to a generous grant from Fifth Third Bank to the Cincinnati Parks Board, the 4th of July Fireworks at Sawyer Point
Park have been reinstated.

The Cincinnati Park Board has asked us to provide volunteers to sell beer and soft drinks at booths throughout the venue.
Cincinnati USA Sister Cities will be significantly compensated for this activity. Both people from the Park Board and
Christian Moerlein Beer will be present in each both to assist in monitoring the sales process.

You will have a reserved parking space.

Each volunteer who completes their shift will receive a voucher good for a Cincinnati Reds Ball Game at home.

The money we receive will be used to fund Sister City expenses like insurance and Sister City International dues and for
joint sister city activities such as the Mayor´s Sister City Summit 2012 and educational programs and promotions.

Here's what you need to do:

To sign up, email your contact information to Sue Heidel at :

Be sure to include:

Your name
Your email address
Your phone number
Your street address (including city, state and zip code)

And please indicate whether you're under or over 21 years of age ... you don't need to share the gory details, just let us
know whether you're 21 yet or not.

Sign up by June 28th so that the parking pass can be mailed to you.

Then on July 4th:

Show up at Sawyer Point Volunteer Check In at 5:30 PM
There will be a 20 minute training course on selling alcohol prior to actual sales in the booths.

Volunteers 21 or older will sell alcohol from 6:00 to 9:30 PM
Volunteers 18 to 21 will help sell tickets and provide ID bracelets from 6:00 to 9:00.

Please wear appropriate clothing.

Steve Rindsberg

Saturday, June 4, 2011


July 29 - 31st, 2011
31 Japanese Students
There is an opportunity to host Japanese students in your home who are coming to Cincinnati from Ohio University.
There are a total of 31 boys and girls aged 15 to 17 who would love to spend time with you for the weekend of July 29th to July 31st.
This is a chance for these exchange students to meet and visit with a real American family after staying in dorms on a college campus.
Don't miss out on a chance to change their lives and yours with just one weekend!
If you are interested, please contact :