Annual Lunch

Annual Lunch

Join fellow Chamber members, business leaders and colleagues for an overview of the year’s regional business accomplishments at our annual lunch held Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at the Horseshoe Casino. We’ll salute and recognize the key volunteers and organizations in Cincinnati USA celebrating their centennial anniversaries. Register now. 

John Barret and WS logo lock up Keynote this year is John F. Barrett. Chairman of the Board, president and Chief Executive Officer of Western & Southern Financial Group. 

John F. Barrett is one of Ohio’s most determined supporters of economic development, healthcare, education, and the fine arts. He is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Western & Southern Financial Group, a Cincinnati-based diversified family of financial services companies.

A recognized leader in business and the financial services industry, Barrett serves on the boards of Cintas Corporation and Convergys Corporation. He has taken an active leadership role in many local and regional business organizations and non-profits, including former chairman of the Ohio Business Roundtable, the Cincinnati Business Committee, and the Association of Ohio Life Insurance Companies; co-chairman of The Greater Cincinnati Scholarship Association; 3CDC; and REDI Cincinnati. Nationally, he is on the American Council of Life Insurers board (former chairman) and a member of The Business Roundtable, The Financial Services Roundtable and Americans for the Arts – all in Washington, D.C.

In 2012, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Cincinnati named its annual Vision Award after him.

In 2005, he led Ohio’s first statewide tax reform in over 75 years as then-chairman of the Ohio Business Roundtable. As a result, Ohio’s business tax competitiveness improved to third nationally, and Cincinnati ranked among the lowest-cost major cities in which to do business in the United States. Prior to that, on behalf of the Cincinnati Business Committee, he arranged the private financing for the expansion of Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center.


11:30am Registration

12:00pm Opening Video/Welcome by President/CEO

12:15pm Lunch                      

12:40pm Chairman’s remarks/Centennial members Recognition

12:43pm Centennial Video/Photo                      

12:50pm Keynote address

1:15pm        Q&A

1:30pm           Event ends

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