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New HCDC award named after Albice

Sunday, May 10, 1998

BY LISA BIANK FASIG
The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Hamilton County Development Co. Inc. has created a new award named after its former chairman, Larry Albice.

The Larry Albice Entrepreneurship Award will be presented annually to recognize those who build a business and then share their success and skills with the community. The board presented the award for the first time at its April board of trustees meeting to its honoree, Mr. Albice.

"He's really an inspiration," David Main, HCDC president, said. "He would epitomize an entrepreneur as far as spirit and drive."

Mr. Albice, who served as HCDC chairman from 1994 to 1996, founded ProActive Health Services, which conducts health screenings in offices.

Also at HCDC's monthly meeting, members named Thomas Gerdes trustee emeritus. Mr. Gerdes, who served as chairman at HCDC from 1992 to 1994, is president and chief executive of Plastic Moldings Corp.

Workflow Dynamics earns certification

Workflow Dynamics Inc., a Norwood designer of improved material and information processes, received city certification as a Women Business Enterprise.

WBEs have the chance to bid on set-aside contracts for construction and professional services and gain access to preference programs for supplies and non-professional services.

WBEs must be majority owned and operated by women.

Applications due for regional reunion

Just one day left to get applications for merchandise and food vending into the planning committee of the Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion -- and take note: Space is limiting the number accepted.

The reunion is Aug. 13-16 at Sawyer Point. Call 568-8288 for an application. The deadline is Monday.

Chamber schedules pair of seminars

The Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce this week is hosting two events, one a seminar about undocumented workers and the other a preview of a management program.

The seminar Wednesday, reviews how undocumented workers can end up at a business and what employers can do to head off legal problems. It will be led by lawyers from Frost & Jacobs and Thompson, Hine & Flory and by William Ring Jr., officer in charge of the Cincinnati office of the Immigration & Naturalization Service.

It runs 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 300 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., downtown. Admission is $40. Call 579-3162.

The free preview of Strategic Eight team-based management planning program will be 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday. It also will be at 441 Vine St. Call 579-3128.



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