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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

University of Cincinnati Honors Cincinnati's Leading Entrepreneurs

Submitted: 4/16/2010 14:15:29
  • CINCINNATI, OH. ? The University of Cincinnati's College of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research will present the 2010 Entrepreneurial Stars on the Square Awards on Thursday, May 13, during a 5:30 p.m. reception and dinner at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Downtown Cincinnati.

The University of Cincinnati's College of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research will present the 2009 Entrepreneurial Stars on the Square Awards on Thursday, May 14 during a 5:30 p.m. reception and dinner at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Downtown Cincinnati.

The Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director Charles Matthews will serve as emcee for the11th Annual event and College of Business Dean Will McIntosh will also share in the program on behalf of the College of Business.
               
The annual awards were established in 1999 to honor excellence in entrepreneurship from those who will celebrate a lifetime of Achievement in Entrepreneurship to students just beginning the entrepreneurial journey throughout Greater Cincinnati. Community and Faculty Awards will be given in four categories ? Lifetime Achievement, Entrepreneurial Excellence, Emerging Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement, and Established Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement.


The 2009 awards program will also recognize a number of student achievements in entrepreneurship including recognition of the student entrepreneurs participating in the Spirit of Enterprise Business Plan Competition and Small Business Institute® Case of the Year Competition award honorees. Several scholarships will also be awarded to students at the ceremony.

"These awards are a testament to the vision, skill, and efforts of literally hundreds of people who have devoted their professional lives to fostering entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurship in all its forms - individual, social, and corporate," notes Center Executive Director Charles Matthews.

The awards given out at the ceremony will be:

Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship
Thomas H. Humes, Founder & CEO, Great Traditions Land & Development Company

Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Nancy Shellhous Conner, Founder, Promark Company
Clifford A. Bailey, Founder, TechSoft Systems

Established Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement Award
William J. Vanooij, Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Emerging Faculty Entrepreneur Achievement Award
Chong H. Ahn, Professor of Electrical and Computing Engineering

For more information on the Thursday, May 14 Entrepreneurship Stars on the Square program, please visit www.ecenter.uc.edu and follow the Annual Banquet links. Information can also be found on the web at www.business.uc.edu by following the events calendar links. Reservations for the program are $95 per person and may be made by calling UC Conferencing at (513) 558-1810 or by e-mail at ecenter@uc.edu. Special rates are available for University of Cincinnati Faculty, Staff & Students. Phone or online registration is available.