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Tuesday – Jan. 15, 2013

Bob Castellini to be Honored Feb. 20

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute today announced that Bob Castellini has been selected as the Master Entrepreneur for the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region for 2013.

A lifelong resident of our community who has been a strong supporter of entrepreneurial education as well as an engine for economic and civic growth and pride, Castellini is chairman of the Castellini Group of Companies and has owned the Cincinnati Reds since 2006.

An exclusive honor, the Master Entrepreneur is chosen by NKU entrepreneurship students after careful due diligence. The students’ choice is then evaluated and ultimately approved by members of the institute’s advisory board.

An important criterion for this award is that the individual has thrived and developed multiple ventures in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area and has solid evidence of giving back to our community. As students performed their research on the many important and successful candidates in the area, Castellini’s success in business, careful stewardship of the beloved Reds and generous philanthropy quickly distinguished him. John McIlwraith, president of the advisory board, said the clear choice for this important distinction belongs this year to Castellini.

The honor will be conferred at the Master Entrepreneur Awards Program on Feb. 20 at the NKU Votruba Student Union Ballroom. This gala, black-tie event will showcase Castellini’s life and contribution to our region and give NKU students the opportunity to meet and network with entrepreneurs as well as business and civic leaders.

About the NKU 5/3 Bank Entrepreneurship Institute…
The NKU Haile US Bank College of Business 5/3 Bank Entrepreneurship Institute provides applied, co-curricular programs, activities and events for students from all majors who have an interest in all things entrepreneurial. The institute works to more fully develop students’ capabilities and generate competent, confident graduates who are ready to work and succeed.

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