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REDI Cincinnati Powers Three Women-Owned Businesses Through JobsOhio Small Business Grant Adding Jobs and Payroll

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CINCINNATI – October 4, 2023 – REDI Cincinnati announces three businesses that have committed to growth through JobsOhio Small Business Grant (formerly known as Jobs Ohio Inclusion Grant). The program supports businesses that are either serving distressed communities or have ownership from underrepresented populations, such as minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities.

“JobsOhio Small Business Grantprovides financial support to businesses on a smaller scale, driving the ecosystem of communities across Southwest Ohio,” Kevin Donnelly, vice president of project management for REDI Cincinnati. “We have several programs to attract capital, create jobs and grow talent for the entire region, and these women-owned businesses are making a direct impact.”

Below is the list of three companies receiving JobsOhio Small Business Grants:

  • Hosanna Revival (Lockland) – A women-owned publisher of premium custom-designed Bibles, journals, devotionals and other scripture-based content.
  • ConexTalk (Harrison) – A woman-owned business that partners with international ship lines to sell, lease and store shipping containers. From a dedicated depot, the company is now expanding locally, incorporating manufacturing of innovative container-based buildings into its operations.
  • Reserve Squad (Cincinnati) – A woman-owned company that helps top employers redefine their workforce by enabling talented individuals who are temporarily on career pause or seeking more flexible options find work that suits their personal and professional lifestyle. Reserve Squad supports the company by managing an internal pool of freelance talent who can fill project-based assignments and support their various business needs.

The grant is available for all five counties in Southwest Ohio in the Cincinnati region. Interested in learning more about JobsOhio Small Business Grant? Visit the dedicated page on REDI Cincinnati’s website or contact Cierra Clymer, REDI Cincinnati director of international business development & inclusion (; 513.579.3103).


About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 15-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.

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About JobsOhio
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through
Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership, and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.