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The Women's Success Series kicks off their third year with speaker Connie Finton on Nov. 7 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.
Finton was selected as a featured speaker because she is widely recognized and respected in the community as a professional dairy farmer and a consummate volunteer for many organizations, with Union Hospital Auxiliary's Warther's Christmas Tree Festival at the top of the list. She is a member of the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau; the Union Hospital Development and Community Relations Board; Tuscarawas County Job & Family Services Advisory Committee; Got Milk? Got Cookies? Got Books? Reading Enhancement Program; and she is the co-developer and charter member of Fit Youth Initiative. Additional commitments include national and state dairy farming organizations such as the National Milk Producers Federation Animal Health Committee and dairy co-ops. Finton was recognized for her successful and extensive volunteerism in 2008 when she received the Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year Award.
The 2014-2015 Series also features entrepreneur Vickie Lewis, who owns and operates eight McDonald's Restaurants, on Feb. 6, 2015; and Dennison Depot Museum System Executive Director Wendy Zucal on April 10, 2015.
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 November 2014 book selection, Thrive by Arianna Huffington, 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.
Other organizations contributing to the Women's Success Series are Beacon Point Rehabilitation Center, Connolly, Hillyer, Lindsay and Ong, Inc., First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison, Lauren Manufacturing, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Trinity Hospital Twin City, Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce and Union Hospital.
For more information or to register, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740-922-6776 or email email@example.com. Registrations are still being accepting for the Nov. 7 session.