Fight for Air Climb

On February 20, get huffing and puffing for lung health.

The American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb at Carew Tower is an annual walk/run up the Carew Tower's stairwell, for a total of 45 flights and 804 steps. It started six years ago with a couple hundred participants and is expected to balloon to more than 500 this year. The daylong event ends with a reception at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, inside the Carew Tower, with food, music and massages.

There is a $100 fundraising minimum that must be met by the morning of the climb. All participants that raise at least $100 will receive an official event T-shirt and a climber medal when they complete their climb. For more information, visit, call the local ALA office at (513) 985-3990 or e-mail

Tristate Success Awards

Join Cincy for the second annual Tristate Success Awards on April 26. The event seeks to recognize the most consistent private, public and emerging companies in the Tristate.

The award recipients are determined based on the overall history of revenue, profit and employment. They are selected by their peers in the fields of business and economic development. The event will not only give out the awards, but will also serve as a forum to discuss the issues and objectives that the region shares. Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, visit or contact Sean Garza at (513) 297-6202.
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Keynote Speaker, Bob McDonald of P&G

Unsung Hero Award & Scholarship

On February 18, Cincy Magazine and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will recognize workers in the Tristate that rarely, if ever, receive the recognition they deserve at the inaugural Unsung Hero Award. The awards also create a substantive scholarship fund for unemployed and under-employed workers with financial need to access Cincinnati State's Workforce Development training.

The 2011 Unsung Hero Award recipients are: Linda Baas, The Christ Hospital; Scott Bagley, The Matrix Companies; Stan Carter, Resident Home Corporation; Connie Hampton, Neal's Design Remodel; Carolyn Hill, Franks Adult Center; Susan Kroner, Ascendum Solutions LLC; Amy Luechauer, Cincinnati Eye Institute; Vetta Miller, UC Health; Lisa Slutsky, Great Oaks Career Campuses; Edward Sunderhaus, Cincinnati State; Tamara Thrasher, Society of St. Vincent de Paul; and Roger Zellars, Prospect House, Inc.

The keynote speaker is Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre, and the emcee is Paula Toti of the Local 12 News team. Reserve seats by calling (513) 297-6218 or visit the Events & Nominations section at