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Date: Feb. 26, 2001
By: Carey Hoffman
Phone: (513) 556-1825
Archive: General News

Cincinnati - Cincinnati business leader Otto M. Budig, Jr. will be presented with the Carl H. Lindner Medal for Outstanding Business Achievement at this year's Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards Banquet, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration Alumni Association. This year's banquet is set for Tuesday, March 6 in the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Hotel, with a 6 p.m. reception and dinner and program at 7 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Robert J. Herbold, a 1964 UC graduate and the just-retired executive vice president and chief operating officer of Microsoft Corporation.

Budig, a 1956 UC graduate, is president of Budco Group, Inc., an organization with multiple interests in the transportation industry. He also has an extensive history of community involvement. In 1994, he organized The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, which has provided more than $15 million in support of the arts in Greater Cincinnati.

The Lindner Medal is presented to an individual who best represents outstanding achievement in the field of business as represented by the recipient's entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to business and community, and achievement of the highest level of success within his profession.

Also being honored is Kent P. Friel, who will receive the Distinguished Service Award. Friel is the senior vice president of client services for the Cincinnati region for Lee Hecht Harrison. He is past president of the CBA Alumni Association and a member of the CBA Advisory Council.

The CBA Alumni Association Carl H. Lindner Scholarship will be presented to Dustin D. Stolly, a fourth-year student in finance. The emcee will be Rob Braun of WKRC-TV.

For more information or to make reservations, contact CBA special events coordinator Betsy Reid at (513) 556-7188 or e-mail

Reservations are requested by March 1. Proceeds benefit UC scholarship programs.

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