Women's Success Series - Featuring Vickie Lewis
Entrepreneur Vickie Lewis will be the featured speaker for the Feb. 6 Women’s Success Series event at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia. The event is held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost to attend each session is $10, which includes a continental breakfast.
Lewis will discuss her restaurant background and her related experiences as an entrepreneur. Her first experience in the restaurant industry began at a young age when she worked in her parents’ restaurant. Her career with McDonald’s began in 1977 when she and her husband joined the local McDonald’s owner, who was looking for assistance with his franchise so he could start his road to retirement. Today, she is owner operator of eight McDonald’s Restaurants in Tuscarawas and Harrison counties, and employs 456 people. Her professional experience includes having served as the national president of McDonald’s Women Operators Network; chairperson of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio and presently serves on their Board; and is on the Northeast Ohio Advertising Board.
Originating in November of 2012, the Women’s Success Series is designed to inspire women of all ages to succeed personally and professionally. Each year, the leadership series features three dynamic women who have enjoyed a measure of success in Tuscarawas County. The sessions also include networking opportunities and a book discussion. The February 2015 book selection, Money Rules by Jean Chatzky, is available at any Tuscarawas County Public Library.
The series premier sponsors are the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Kent State University at Tuscarawas in collaboration with Dominion East Ohio, Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County and Tuscarawas County Public Library System. Planning committee members include Kelli Baker, administrative assistant, Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County; Michelle McMorrow Ramsell, director of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System; Pam Patacca, public relations coordinator, Kent State Tuscarawas; Tracy Stevens, external affairs manager, Dominion East Ohio; and Wendy Zucal, director, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.