– Mike Albert Leasing kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration last month with company founder Robert Betagole’s acceptance of the Greater Cincinnati Auto Dealer’s Association President’s Vanguard Achievement Award. The award is given to leaders who have made significant contributions to the Cincinnati automotive business – not only as outstanding small business owners, but also as citizens dedicated to community service and the betterment of the industry within the community. Betagole, the award’s fourth recipient, began buying and selling cars for his uncle, Mike Albert, at the age of 13. In 1957, the used-car dealership entered the leasing business and Mike Albert Leasing was founded with Betagole at the helm. Fifty years later, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary and recognized Betagole for 50 years of outstanding leadership. Mike Albert Leasing plans to commemorate the historic year. Further details will be released as they become available.