Best Of 2018

Husband-and-wife team Susan and Arlen Rissover first bonded over something they would eventually go into business in together: their matching Midcentury Modern dorms at the University of Cincinnati. Now, they have a thriving realty business — Cincinnati Modern — based around buying and selling houses that exemplify Midcentury architecture. The realty dream-team boasts a list of credentials, including Susan having co-authored 50 from the 50s: Modern Architecture and Interiors in Cincinnati, and Arlen’s 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. And, in 2017, it paid off: they made over $13 million in sales and sold 100 percent of their listings within the original listing periods. Their website also has a “Moderns on the Market” tab where you can peruse the duo’s unique and Midcentury listings — if you’re in the market, looking for design ideas or just bored at work. Cincinnati Modern, cincinnatimodern.com.

Shops & Services
Illustration: David Wilson


2. Alliance Integrative Medicine

3. Carole Paine

2. Wooden Nickel Antiques

3. Florence Antique Mall

2. Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

3. Silk Road Textiles


2. Jeff Wyler Honda

3. Kings Toyota

2. CarMax

3. Jeff Wyler Honda

2. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire & Service

3. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Johnny’s Car Wash

3. AAA Auto Wash

2. PNC Bank

3. U.S. Bank