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Business Recognition Awards to Honor G. Michael Schopmeyer, Berry Plastics

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This week, the University of Evansville’s chapter of the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity will present its annual Business Recognition Awards to local attorney G. Michael Schopmeyer and Berry Plastics Corporation.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon at noon Friday, February 8 in Eykamp Hall (Room 251 in the Ridgway University Center). Members of the media are welcome to cover the event.

“The recipients of the Business Recognition Awards are chosen each year by the student members of Delta Sigma Pi,” said Stephen Standifird, dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration. “The program honors local business leaders and businesses that exhibit transformational leadership in the community and serve as role models to future business leaders.”

Schopmeyer, named Business Leader of the Year, is co-managing partner of Kahn, Dees, Donovan, and Kahn law firm and a 1980 graduate of the University of Evansville. He has 30 years of experience practicing as a business attorney, and his skills center on resolving and closing business, construction, environmental, and real and intellectual property disputes and transactions. His career includes service as a private practitioner, government attorney, arbitrator, and civic leader.

Berry Plastics Group Inc., named Business of the Year, provides plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY. Randy Hobson, the company’s executive vice president, commercial development and a 1988 graduate of the University of Evansville, will accept the award.

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote a closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

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