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Two from CVG Concessions are Nation's Best

Two Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Concession Managers were named Manager of the Year by their respective national headquarters, The Paradies Shops and Corey Airport Services. 

The Paradies Shops recognized Tim LaRocque as Manager of the Year in 2014. Paradies manages 13 operations at CVG Airport including: PGA Store, Brooks Brothers, Heritage Bookstore, Marketplace, News and Gift Express and multiple CNBC stores and Travel Mart news and gift locations. LaRocque and his entire team at CVG were also awarded Best News Operation.

LaRocque began his career with Paradies at CVG in 2007. During his tenure, Tim has led his CVG team to many accomplishments including Paradies Public Relations Award, 2007 – 20014; PGA Store – Best 100 Golf Shops by Golf World Magazine; and was named Best Places to Work in Greater Cincinnati in 2010 and 2011.

Additionally, Corey Airport Services named Bill Batty its Nationwide Manager of the Year. Corey Airport Services is a provider of advertising services in airports and transportation hubs across the country.  Batty began his career with Corey Airport Services in 2007.

“Due to the dedication, teamwork and positive attitude’s exemplified by Tim LaRocque and Bill Batty, our passengers experience a positive, professional and friendly travel environment,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, in a statement. “Tim and Bill lead by example. I’m proud and honored to have them and their companies as part of our team at CVG.”

-Staff report

Photo: Tim LaRocque accepts a plaque in recognition of the Paradies Manager of the Year Award from Dave Kellerman, Senior Manager Concessions, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport