Meetups and More

The Excelsior Institute sponsors the Anderson Business Roundtable (ABR), the longest running weekly networking event in Cincinnati (since 1997).  


The ABR is unlike most networking meetings as it is all about having time to actually meet and talk with others at the meeting.  We have a casual atmosphere and we serve lunch.  There is a meeting fee that includes the lunch.  Every other Friday we grill out hamburgers, hot dogs, Mets, and Brats.  We also do not do 30 second elevator speeches.  We do not time you and we do not want a description of your business condensed to 30 seconds.  It takes longer to talk about your business and what makes it and you unique so we allow whatever time is needed (within reason of course).  Often the group will ask questions as you explain your business.  We actually get to know everyone and what they do better this way and you have a better chance to connect with the other attendees.  If you have announcements, information about other events, or success stories we would love to hear them.


We meet every Friday at noon until 1:30 pm.  After the ABR everyone is invited to stay for the Excelsior Institute's business meeting to learn more about what we do, and hopefully become a member to join us in our efforts to help start-ups and small businesses to succeed.  We are listed on MeetUp® and appreciate it when people sign up, but it is not necessary to register in advance.  If it is a last minute decision to attend, you are still welcome.


We have guest speakers from time to time.  If you have a business or topic that is of interest to a broad and diverse group of people we would like to hear from you.  There may be an opportunity to make a presentation at an ABR.


Meeting time:  Every Friday 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM

Location: 8425 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45255  We are in Anderson Township on Beechmont Ave. just east of 8 Mile Rd.