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Old 10-17-2011, 09:54 PM
 
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Carl Henry Lindner: 1919-2011 | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Carl... Very few will ever shine a star across this great city which eclipses yours. A great Cincinnatian all the way. Mourn your loss and wish the family the best.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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Carl... Very few will ever shine a star across this great city which eclipses yours. A great Cincinnatian all the way. Mourn your loss and wish the family the best.
Amen, Kjbrill. Reading and hearing about Mr. Lindner makes me wish I'd grown up in Cincinnati. Even I know how much he'll be missed...
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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My condolences to his family. RIP Mr. Lindner.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Just have to relate a story about my knowledge of Carl. Back when UDF, Thriftway Markets, and Hunter Savings & Loan were growing businesses, the Lindners realized other opportunities presented themselves. Carl's greatest asset may have been how to parlay one business into another. We had a family friend who had a succesful insurance agency in Pleasant Ridge called Dempsey & Siders. The Lindners approached and bought them out, as they needed a licensed operation to begin the insurance business in Ohio. The easiest way to start was to write the fire and casualty insurance on all of their own commercial enterprises. The second was to write the health and group life policies on all of their employees. Scott Siders was made the head of the insurance division and a director of American Financial.

What I remember the most is Scott stating Carl had a vice-grip memory. You could attend a company meeting and someone would offer a suggestion for a business follow-up. Like so many comments it just droipped through the cracks. Scott said a year later, in a similar meeting, Carl would suddenly address the original protagionist and inquire just what have you done to follow-up on your proposal? Scott said the silence in the room could be deafening.

We have lost a great Cincinnatian. He was an astute businessman, and to some may have appeared to be ruthless. Success in business is sometimes harsh. But if you look at the overall manner in which Carl conducted himself in Cincinnati it is obvious he loved this City. Here where I live we have the Lindner Family Tennis Center which brings us world class tennis every year and for a short period of time puts us on the global map. We also have the Lindner Center of Hope, a mental health facility basically on the old Ted Gregory of Montgomery Ribs fame property.

We in Cincinnati have so many things to thank Carl for. We will miss him as a person of vision. We will also miss him as a person of class who never forgot his modest roots.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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Just have to relate a story about my knowledge of Carl. Back when UDF, Thriftway Markets, and Hunter Savings & Loan were growing businesses, the Lindners realized other opportunities presented themselves. Carl's greatest asset may have been how to parlay one business into another. We had a family friend who had a succesful insurance agency in Pleasant Ridge called Dempsey & Siders. The Lindners approached and bought them out, as they needed a licensed operation to begin the insurance business in Ohio. The easiest way to start was to write the fire and casualty insurance on all of their own commercial enterprises. The second was to write the health and group life policies on all of their employees. Scott Siders was made the head of the insurance division and a director of American Financial.

What I remember the most is Scott stating Carl had a vice-grip memory. You could attend a company meeting and someone would offer a suggestion for a business follow-up. Like so many comments it just droipped through the cracks. Scott said a year later, in a similar meeting, Carl would suddenly address the original protagionist and inquire just what have you done to follow-up on your proposal? Scott said the silence in the room could be deafening.

We have lost a great Cincinnatian. He was an astute businessman, and to some may have appeared to be ruthless. Success in business is sometimes harsh. But if you look at the overall manner in which Carl conducted himself in Cincinnati it is obvious he loved this City. Here where I live we have the Lindner Family Tennis Center which brings us world class tennis every year and for a short period of time puts us on the global map. We also have the Lindner Center of Hope, a mental health facility basically on the old Ted Gregory of Montgomery Ribs fame property.

We in Cincinnati have so many things to thank Carl for. We will miss him as a person of vision. We will also miss him as a person of class who never forgot his modest roots.

Ahem....

Made in Dayton, per the story.
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