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Bernie Stevens, of PowerNet Global, hoists heavy hardware at Medical Mutual 2011 Pillar Awards, Cincy v1.0: joined by Englander, Ginsburg, Rugless, Spitler and Wrassman

Posted in Smart Business Cincinnati/NKy on 01/25/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Bernie Stevens, winner of the 2011 Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award

Bernie Stevens of PowerNet Global Communications took home the heavy hardware at tonight’s Medical Mutual 2011 Pillar Awards for Community Service, presented by Small Business Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and the Small Business Network.

Allison Stevens, Bernie’s daughter and COO of PowerNet Global (www.PowerNetGlobal.com) accepted the award on her father’s behalf. Bernie Stevens was out of town on business.

David Ginsburg - Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI).

The Smart Business Pillar Awards, hosted by Smart Business Cincinnati/NKy. Executive Editor Dustin Klein, honor companies and individuals who exhibit a stellar commitment to community: leadership by example, and helping to improve the quality of life for all in Greater Cincinnati.

God put companies in business to give back. My father has always believed that,” said Allison Stevens.

Stevens was joined by a host of other award winners such as Owen Wrassman, the Non-Profit Board Executive of the Year from The Miracle League of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and four Non-Profit Executive Directors of the Year:

Shepard Englander, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati;

David Ginsburg with Downtown Cincinnati Inc.;

Sean Rugless with the African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; and

Sean Rugless - African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati/NKy.

Doug Spitler with Episcopal Retirement Homes.

The event was sponsored by the Smart Business Network (www.SBNOnline.com), Medical Mutual, the Duke Energy Center, CVS/Caremark and Hughie’s Audio-Visual.

Table sponsors were the Cincinnati Reds; Clark-Theders Insurance Agency; CVS Caremark; Downtown Cincinnati Inc.; Duke Energy Center; dunnhumby USA; Episcopal Retirement Homes, Fifth Third Bank; Frost Brown Todd; iSqft/Construction Software Technologies; the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati; Medical Mutual of Ohio; Messer Construction; Robert W. Baird & Co.; Smart Business Network; Systems Evolution; The Eisen Agency and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.

This year marked the first year that Small Business Network has held its Pillar Awards in Cincinnati; the program began in SBN’s hometown of Cleveland, and recently expanded to Columbus.

“If this is the way Cincinnati does it,” Klein told the crowd, estimated at 300-350 professionals, “we can’t wait to be back.”

Doug Spitler, Episcopal Retirement Homes.

The Medical-Mutual Share Award was given to Clark-Theders Insurance Agency.

The winner of the CVS Samaritan Award was Messer Construction.

live blog from Smart Business Pillar Awards: Anne Hydock, John Lotenero and Jessica’s crabcakes

Posted in Smart Business Cincinnati/NKy on 01/25/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Smart Business Pillar Awards

The Smart Business Pillar Awards are live!

We’re blogging from the Duke Energy Center, where the local edition of the Smart Business Network, Smart Business Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, is holding its first inaugural Medical Mutual 2010 Pillar Awards program in the Greater Cincinnati market.

Anne Hydock with Smart Business welcomes the crowd.

Pleasure to meet two of the organizers from the Smart Business Network (www.SBNOnline.com), Anne Hydock (Event Sales Assistant) and John Lotenero (Director of Marketing).

Tonight’s event runs from 5-8 p.m. and recognizes the critical ties between the for-profit and non-profit worlds by honoring organizations and individuals for theirphilanthropic achievements, and for positively impacting the region.

So far, Jessica’s crabcakes are stealing the show.

Jessica and her crabcakes.

Members of the 2011 Class of Honorees are:

– Aurora Casket Company;

– Cincinnati Bell;

– dunnhumbyUSA;

– Horan Associates Inc.;

– iSqft/Construction Software Technologies;

John Lotenero: networker par excellence at Smart Business Pillar Awards

– PowerNet Global Communications;

– Systems Evolution Inc.;

– The Eisen Agency;

– TriHealth Inc. and

– Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Thanks for the invite, Anne …. stay tuned for more of the festivities!

The Smart Business Pillar Awards - live from the Duke Energy Center.

The Awards await …. stay tuned for more pics!

The Awards await ....

Smart Business Cincinnati/NKy. launches inaugural Medical Mutual 2011 Pillar Award tonight at Duke Energy Center downtown – 5-8 p.m.

Posted in Smart Business Cincinnati/NKy on 01/25/2011 by @CincinnatiPR

Smart Business Cincinnati/NKy. gig tonight - Duke Energy Center

The inaugural Medical Mutual 2011 Pillar Award, sponsored by the Smart Business Network of Cleveland – dba in The ‘Natti as a monthly business-oriented magazine, Smart Business Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky – is scheduled to draw between 300-350 professionals this evening at the Duke Energy Center.

Tonight’s event runs from 5-8 p.m. and recognizes the critical ties between the for-profit and non-profit worlds by honoring organizations and individuals for their philanthropic achievements, and for positively impacting the region.

Smart Business Network ~ http://www.SBNOnline.com

Smart Business Network can be followed on Twitter at @Smart_Business. The company’s announcement regarding tonight’s event can be read at:

http://www.sbnonline.com/Local/Article/21094/69/0/The_Pillar_Awards.aspx?Category=124

The Medical Mutual 2011 Pillar Awards is sponsored by the parent of Smart Business Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, the Smart Business Network (www.SBNOnline.com)

Besides Smart Business Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, the Smart Business Network publishes 18 other regional Smart Business titles.

The media company brands itself as “the nation’s fastest-growing publisher of local management journals and a diverse multimedia company, rooted in bringing senior executives together in each of the 19 markets we serve.”

Members of the 2011 Class of Honorees are Aurora Casket Company; Cincinnati Bell; dunnhumbyUSA; Horan Associates Inc.; iSqft/Construction Software Technologies; PowerNet Global Communications; Systems Evolution Inc.; The Eisen Agency; TriHealth Inc. and Frost Brown Todd LLC.


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