2006 Athena Awards

Cincy Business organized and hosted Greater Cincinnati's first Athena Award event at the Sharonville Convention Center in September. More than 300 guests attended the luncheon in honor of the 11 Athena Award finalists. Marion Allman of the Art Institute of Cincinnati was the award recipient.
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County Commissioner Phil Heimlich with Randi Douglas and Dean Miuccio of Warm 98.

MaryKate Moran, Cincy Business, Laura Pulfer; Lute Harmon Sr., Great Lakes Publishing; Felix Winternitz, Cincy Business; Sister Nancy Linenkugel, president of Chatfield College.

Charlotte Lacey and Jonell Rowan, Oxford Chamber of Commerce; Alison Miuccio, West Chester Chamber Alliance.

Lute Harmon Sr. with Pat Helm and Doug Banburg, Six Disciplines.

Felicia Sorrells, Benjamin Thomas and Athena finalist Shantel Thomas, A Sound Mind Counseling.

Chris '™Donnell, Cincy Business, with Jenny Warr, Michelle Morris, Colleen Stone, Diana Gale and Kim Weist, Platinum Marketing Group (PMG).

Derek Mulch, Cincy Business, with Daniel Woodring, Pat Helm and Burt Young, Six Disciplines.

Sr. Nancy Linenkugel, Chatfield College, with Greg Loomis, Cincy Business; and Sheree Paolello of WLWT News 5, emcee of the event.

LaDonna Bumpus of First National Bank with Athena Award recipient Marion Allman, CEO of The Art Institute of Cincinnati.

Barbara Aras, Aras LLC; Brooke Bunch, event coordinator for Cincy Business, and Suzanne LaChapelle, president of The Women's Circuit.

Eric Harmon, Cincy Business, with Athena finalist Patricia Smitson, Thompson Hine, LLP.

Ad Club's 'Fire & Ice'

Ad2, the Cincinnati Ad Club's young professionals group, held its inaugural Fire & Ice Soirée in September at the Continental Lounge in Covington. The event featured fire-eaters, jugglers, mime and music. Cincy Business was the media sponsor.

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Craig Wales of Barefoot Advertising and Judy Thompson, ADCLUB Cincinnati, with juggler Chad Vahue.

Michelle Brackney and Katie Moore, Northlich.

Charlotte Caldwell, wideeyed.com; Andy Noller.

Mike Donnelly and Michelle Bruegge.

Jack Streitmarter, Sound Images; Melanie Cannon, Anne Cafeo.

Jenny Werff and Essa Anderle.

Youth Opportunities United

Youth Opportunities United (YOU) held its annual gala in September at Coney Island's Moonlight Pavilion. Cincy Business was the media sponsor.

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Marty and Tom Humes, Reba St. Clair, Great Traditions Land Co.

Kinny and Kathi McQuade of Prestige Audio Visual with Carole Rigaud.

Doug Manzler, Tory and Peter LeBlond, Sue Dvorak.

David and Amy DeBrunner, of 5/3 Bank, and Chris and Mark Lewis of Hammacher Schlemmer.

Jeff Dvorak, Pat Slater and Bob Cicero of Aristech Acrylics.

Troy and Angela Vollertsen of Deloitte and Touche; Debbie and Doug Burgess of 5/3 Bank.

Northern Kentucky Homebuilders
The Northern Kentucky Homebuilders Association held its annual elections and awards banquet at the Hofbrau House, Newport, in September. Jason Lett of Wissman Brothers and Brian Jones of C. K. Ash Insurance received the special Spike awards. Cincy Business was a media sponsor.

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2006 Committee Chairs: Paul Bogenschutz, Rob Stone, Mike Kegley, Teresa Kraft, Dave Renchen, Brian Jones, Bill Butt, Dave Oswalt and Mike Eubanks, with Amy Eyre (seated).

Jim Cutter, 2006 HBA President, gives Associate Council President Jason Lett a plaque recognizing Associate's Appreciation Month.

Paul Bogenschutz, membership chair, congratulates Brian Jones for his 300 Spike Award with a purple blazer.

Retiring from the Board of Directors: Jason Lett, Cindy Goetz and Chairman Mike Kegley.

Society of Professional Journalists
The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) held its annual awards banquet in September at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The mission of the Ohio SPJ Awards is to promote the First Amendment freedoms and literacy. Cincy Business was the media sponsor.

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Joe Wessels, Jennifer Nabli, Hagit Limor of Channel 9 with Jeff Sunberg.

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press; Mike Keating, Expansion Management; Joyce Porter.

Tony Kozlowski, Eaton Corp.; Joe Meyer, SNP; Mike Lorz, Lorz Communications; Brian Ball, Columbus Business First.

Mike and Myra Iliano; Jennifer Haliburton, Della and Richard Osborne, Ohio Magazine.

Walter White, Kay and Dan Yount, Jan Michele Kearney, Pamela Mitchell, Cincinnati Herald; Eric Harmon, Cincy Business.

Greg Loomis of Cincy Business and his wife Norrie; Paul Bernish, Freedom Center; Jeanne Bernish and Felix Winternitz, Cincy Business.

National Entrepreneurship Conference

Northern Kentucky University, the University of Dayton and the University of Cincinnati hosted the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC) national conference in October, a two-day event including seminars and a social evening at Great American Ballpark. Cincy Business was on hand to cover the event.

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Chuck Matthews, UC; Rebecca White, NKU; and Reds owner Bob Castellini.

NKU Students Paul Suttmiller, Jennifer Trapp, Saori Ison, Matt Horn and Neo Wang.

Phil Castellini, Jennifer Green and Dave Collins, Cincinnati Reds; Ginger Flowers, Makers Mark.

Rodney D'Souza, Mike Allen, Jeff Varrone, Keith and Laura Schneider, NKU.

Sally Allen and Linda Bickel, NKU; Eric Harmon, Cincy Business.

Springdale Expo

The Springdale Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business and Community Expo at the Springdale Community Center in September. Thirty businesses took part and Cincinnati Reds General Maganger Wayne Krivsky was the guest speaker at the kick-off lunheon. Cincy Business was the media sponsor.

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Peggy Sparks and John McDufford of Dave and Buster's.

(Front) Becky Schulte, Chris Moorman, Julie Matheny and Bryan Stephens. (Rear) John McDufford, Sandra Holzwarth, Trisha Porter and Jeff Tulloch.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 10th Anniversary Dinner in October at the Northwest Mutual Building at Rookwood Commons. Cincy Business was the media sponsor.

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Roberto Peraza and Laston Charrier of P&G with Ruben Contreras of the Hispanic Chamber.

Nune and Yan Krayterman, Santa Maria Community Services, Inc.; Mike Reese and Pat Jude of Darden Restaurants.

Michael Beck of Midwest Latino; Gema Bahns of the Hispanic Chamber; Leo Alexander and Jason Riveiro, The Procter & Gamble Co.; and Kevin Geraci, 5/3 Bank.

Amy Shassere of NKU, Brian Emery of Great Oaks, with Maritza Rodriguez and Luis Campos of P&G.

Simon Sotelo, VP of the Hispanic Chamber, and Alfonso Cornejo, president.

Joe and Dee Calabrese, Sysco Foods; Greg Rhodes, Executive Director of the Reds Hall of Fame; Hallie Kinney of the Reds.
Priscilla Walford, Lisa Quintanilla and Maria McLaughlin, all of the Hispanic Chamber.

The Women's Circuit Golf Outing

The Women's Circuit held its annual golf outing in September at the Bel-Wood Country Club in Morrow. Cincy Business was the media sponsor.

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Tom Clarke and D. Jackson, 3D Conferencing; John Uchaker, Berbee.

Aaron Larkins, Profitability.net; Matt Ostendorf; Bill Stock, Iacono Productions; Justin Bass, Profitability.net.

David Goodwin, ATC, Inc.; Eric Harmon, Cincy Business; Suzanne LaChapelle, Suzanne LaChapelle Design.

Clockwise from bottom left: Suzanne LaChapelle; Carmen Annis, Vertical Solutions; Marsha Steed, TSC; Barabara Aras, Aras Group LLC.