Thanks to COVID-19, many of us have been spending much more time with our families than we ever have before. Keeping plates spinning in the air isn’t easy for acrobats, and the same can be said for the challenges parents are facing as they try to keep their kids engaged while also trying to grow their own careers.

That’s why I’m particularly excited to be launching the Greater Cincinnati Family Choice Awards this year. Finding places and new things to do is an ever-occurring task in households, and it’s our hope that this feature can help. In fact, we all know some really good hangs, and it’s your thousands of votes that determined this year’s winners. We’re excited to share them with you in this issue. The feature is about honoring your trusted service providers, favorite restaurants and most fun attractions. From air conditioning repair companies and local colleges to tourist attractions and pizzerias, we list them all.

The time to show your support for these local businesses is also timely and crucial. Many of our go-tos have had to reduce hours and capacity to keep everyone safe. As a result, their revenues are down significantly. Undoubtedly we will all make decisions as we see appropriate, but looking for ways to engage with those you see featured here can afford them a shot to continue serving us for years to come.