Fall Forum 2018: King Records Studio

In 2018 more than 350 people enjoyed an insightful and inspiring presentation by former
President/CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Terry Stewart.
We were also honored that members of the King Records family joined us for this year’s Fall Forum.

Sherry Glover Thompson, King Records; Margaret Valentine, CPA Trustee and Fall Forum Chair; Otis Williams, King Records; Terry Stewart, Former President/CEO Rock and Roll Hall of Fame;
Philip Paul, King Records; Kent Butts, King Records LegacyKing Records has been in the news in the past few years and, at the 2018 Fall Forum, our guests heard about the extraordinary roll the studio played in the development of several styles of American music.  King’s location in Cincinnati, a crossroad of both Appalachian and African American migrations of the early to mid-twentieth century made it the perfect place to combine musical traditions.  The Cincinnati location enabled King Records to launch the careers of such diverse legends as James Brown and the Stanley Brothers.   The guests also heard the story of saving the facility from demolition, an effort that included an unprecedented unanimous vote by city council to use imminent domain if necessary.

Thank you to our 2018 Fall Forum sponsors:
Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation; Lisa Sauer/John Moeller; Margaret & Michael Valentine; MSA Design; Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP; Martin & Maribeth Rahe; Thomas R. Schiff; HGC Construction; A friend of CPA; Cincinnati Development Fund; Crapsey & Gilles Contractors; Eagle Realty Group; Frost Brown Todd LLC; GBBN Architects; Grandin Properties/Denis L. Back Architects; Hicon, Inc.; Jackson Street LLC; Lair and Anna Kennedy; Luminaut; Mellott & Mellott/John Mellott; H. C. Buck Niehoff; Phillip J. Nuxhall; Karen & Ken Segal; River West; Clark Sole; SSRG; AIA Cincinnati; Mr. & Mrs. J. Leland Brewster; Cincinnati Historic Homes + Sanregret Team; Jeckering & Schneider Architects Inc.; Jenni McCauley – Sibcy Cline; 1919 Investment Counsel; Muller Architects; RWA Architects, Inc.; Towne Properties; US Bank Private Wealth Management; Rebecca Weber – Huff Realty