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 Kristine McDonough at (513) 297-6218.



Nonprofits can get a roadmap for future success, including tips on what motivates sports stars in Cincinnati to partner with local charities, at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce "Securing the Future 2011" event April 6 at the Cintas Center.

"Star Power for Non-Profits: A Backstage Pass to Success" spotlights Rosetta Thurman, author and nonprofit expert on the benefits of working collaboratively across generations and Paul Carttar, director of the Social Innovation Fund, on the role of social innovation and entrepreneurship in the new economy.

Engaging celebrities and sports stars will be discussed by a panel including Chad Williamson, director of philanthropy for Dhani Jones and CEO of Bow Ties for a Cause; Charley Frank, executive director of the Cincinnati Reds Foundation; and Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent DePaul. Betsy Ross, president and founder of Game Day Communications, will moderate.

The conference will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Xavier University's Cintas Center, 3800 Victory Parkway. The cost is $79. For information, call (513) 579-3111.

Economics and finance in the classroom are far from dry and uninspiring lectures with the right teacher at the head of the class. The best and the brightest of the bunch get a pat on the back at the University of Cincinnati Economics Center Annual Awards luncheon April 13 at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

The keynote speaker will be William R. Burleigh, former president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, who will speak on Priorities for Community Growth: Education and Regionalism.

Five awards will be given to teachers and community leaders for accomplishments in economic and financial education, including the Economics Teacher of the Year, Financial Teacher of the Year (Cindy Donnelly, Mason High School), Economics Teacher of the Year (Greg Cole, Sycamore High School), Financial Education Teacher of the Year, the Valentine Leadership Award (Thomas Boggs, principal of Bond Hill Academy) for excellence in the Student Enterprise Program, the Ohio National Financial Services Award for the winning team in the Stock Market Game, the Community Service Award to an organization for incorporating economic research into business practices and a Founders Award for the keynote presenter.

The luncheon will be noon-1:30 p.m. April 13 at the Hyatt Regency, 151 W. Fifth St., downtown. Cost is $75. For information, call (513) 556-2986.