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7:00pm EDT November 25, 2010

Born: Cincinnati

What was your first job?

My first job, I was 16, and I got a job at United Dairy Farmers scooping ice cream.

What did you learn from the experience?

I learned the value of showing up on time and getting a paycheck.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Chocolate chip

What is the best business advice you’ve ever received?

Probably the best business advice I ever received was from my father, and that was basically, ‘Watch the cash.’ All he meant by that was you can’t run a business without making a profit and you can’t run a business successfully without watching your cash. I’ve watched the cash flow of this business every day for 40 years.

What is your favorite baseball team?

I’m part owner of the Reds so that’s my favorite, but it’s always been my favorite baseball team.