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‘Undercover Boss’ from CBS at SMPS today – Roto-Rooter’s Arquilla and ‘Lessons in Leadership’

Posted in Greater Cincinnati SMPS on 03/17/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Roto-Rooter Prez hard at work on CBS' 'Undercover Boss'

The corporate ladder is worth climbing.

This is the passion, and the motto, of Roto-Rooter President Rick Arquilla, star of the CBS Television Series “Undercover Boss.”

Whatever business you are in – whatever field you choose – does not matter; how you choose to run that business does.

This and other “Lessons in Leadership” are the agenda for the March monthly luncheon of Greater Cincinnati SMPS, to be held today from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the original Montgomery Inn in Montgomery.

Added incentive: bosses of SMPS members are invited to attend at the SMPS Member level ($25). Normally, the cost would be $45.

Roto-Rooter President Arquilla

Arquilla is the President and COO of Roto-Rooter Services Co., North America’s largest provider of plumbing repair and drain services. He is based at the Roto-Rooter corporate HQ on Vine Street in Downtown Cincinnati.

In 1989, Arquilla joined Roto-Rooter as a Vice President.

In 1996, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations.

Three years later, in 1999, he was named to the post he holds to this day.

Arquilla’s tenure has been marked by landmark sales and operating profit growth, both of which doubled from 1999 to 2009.

Rick was on the CBS Television series twice, airing in the U.S. and Canada in April and July of last year.

Beforeduring – and most assuredley after his SMPS gig, Rick will undoubtedly have his mind on his Ohio State Buckeyes, as well.

The Buckeyes play their first-round March Madness game against the Roadrunners of Texas-San Antonio tomorrow.

Rick earned his B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Arquilla lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three daughters.

Roto-Rooter Prez Arquilla hard at work on 'Undercover Boss'

SMPS Cincy holding Holiday Party, 5th Annual Threshold Awards tonight at Maketewah

Posted in Greater Cincinnati SMPS on 12/09/2010 by @CincinnatiPR

Maketewah Country Club in Bond Hill, site of tonight's SMPS Threshold Awards dinner.

SMPS will be holding its Holiday Program and Fifth Annual SMPS Thresholds Awards Gala tonight at Maketewah Country Club in Bond Hill, starting with a reception at 4:30 p.m.

The speaker for the event will be Willie F. Carden Jr., Director of the City of Cincinnati’s Park Board. The rest of the event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a dinnerprogram and awards.

Cost for the event$75 for members, $95 for non-members, tables of 8 for $550.

Online Registration:


Top Official: President Diana Bauknecht, Burgess & Niple – (513) 579-0042 –

Contact: Sarah Polo, Process Plus – (513) 618-4786 –

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is the premiere resource for educationinformation and support inmarketing professional services for the built and natural environment.

Willie F. Carden Jr., Director of Cincinnati Park Board, Keynote speaker at SMPS Threshold Awards tonight.

The 7,000+ national members of SMPS are marketing and business development professionals in architecturalengineeringplanning,interior designconstruction and specialty consulting firms located throughout the U.S.

The event benefits the Freestore/Foodbank, with additional proceeds going to the SMPS Scholarship Fund. SMPS will be recognizing:

– Client of the Year;

– Flying Pig Award;

– Marketer of the Year;

– Threshold Award.

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