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About Frank Albi

Frank Albi, the voice behind “Just for the Records,” is founder and owner-operator of Business Information Solutions, Inc. (BIS), Cincinnati’s first Records Control company. A native of Denver, he graduated from University of Colorado in Boulder where he earned a BA in 1969 and an MA in 1977.

In 1980, Frank brought the commercial records storage industry to Cincinnati when he opened the region’s first off-site storage facility. Before that, he was the Computer Security Administrator for Federated Department Stores, Data Security Officer at Seattle-First National Bank, and Police Specialist at Battelle Seattle Research Center. Frank’s career began as a police officer in Boulder, where he was a graduate student in sociology.

An outspoken activist for the interests of small business, Frank is often quoted in the press. In 1995, Frank was elected to the White House Conference on Small Business which resulted in U.S. Representative Steve Chabot (a member of the House Subcommittee on Small Business), asking Frank to serve on his Small Business Advisory Committee.

Frank’s volunteer service includes:

  • Professional Records and Information Services Management (PRISM) trade association (since 1983),  Executive Committee and Treasurer
  • Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advisory Group (three years as Chair), Center for Excellence Board of Advisors, Public Affairs Forum, and various other committees
  • Hamilton County Department of Human Services Advisory Board
  • Cincinnati Works Board of Trustees (since 1994)
  • Board of Trustees, Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America (since 2004)

Among Frank’s business awards are:

  • PRISM Volunteer of the Year, 2001 and 2007
  • Progress Award Mentor of the Year, 1998
  • Small Business of the Year Finalist, 1992
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee, 1990
  • Young Entrepreneur, 1987
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