Women’s Success Series Features Dee Grossman

Dee Grossman, longtime executive director of the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kent State University at Tuscarawas adjunct faculty, is the featured speaker for the next installment of the Women’s Success Series on Friday, Feb.7. The event is held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Kent State Tuscarawas. Cost to attend is $15 when paid in advance and $20 if paid at the door. The fee includes a continental breakfast.

The session also includes networking opportunities and a book discussion. The February 2020 book selection isBrave Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani and is available at any Tuscarawas County Public Library.

The Women’s Success Series is designed to inspire women of all ages and all walks of life 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 2019-20 Women’s Success Series kicked off in November with Carmel Haueter, executive director of Rainbow Connection. After Grossman’s February presentation, Sarah DiFazio, registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, will be the featured speaker on Friday, April 3, 2020.

“Each year we select three outstanding women who will make a positive impact on our audience by sharing their own success stories,” said Wendy Zucal, director of Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and one of the Women’s Success Series organizers. “In doing so, they inspire our audience to move forward in their own lives and careers. Our audience is comprised of women of all ages and from all walks of life, which creates an interesting mix and leads to dynamic and thoughtful discussions. The women encourage each other, and everyone learns something new during the program.”

As this year’s February speaker, Grossman will share her inspirational story. She has been “selling” Tuscarawas County as a visitor destination for 33 years through her position with the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Currently, Grossman is the longest tenured CVB director in the State of Ohio. She sees the great strides regional tourism professionals have made to bring awareness of tourism’s economic impact and importance to residents, stakeholders and local government officials. Grossman also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State Tuscarawas, an adult instructor at Buckeye Career Center, and she teaches pottery at the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts. She has served in a leadership capacity on numerous boards and state organizations. Grossman was recently nominated to serve on the Governor's TAC committee—Technical Advisory Council for Gas and Oil resources. In her spare time, Grossman has taken on the arduous task of completing cross stitch projects left unfinished by her mom who died in 2018.

The Women’s Success Series is sponsored by Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Kent State Tuscarawas in collaboration with Carlene Farms, Tuscarawas County Public Library System and the Tuscarawas Economic Development Corporation.

Other organizations contributing to the Women’s Success Series are: Claymont Health and Rehabilitation; Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital; Dominion Energy; First Federal Community Bank; First National Bank of Dennison; Rodriguez’s House of Stones; Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; Trinity Hospital Twin City; Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce; and What’s Cooking Café.

In addition to Zucal, planning committee members include Adria Bergeron from Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Debbie Ellwood from Kent State Tuscarawas, Connie Finton from Carlene Farms, and Michelle McMorrow Ramsell from the Tuscarawas County Public Library System.

Registrations are limited to the first 100 participants. To register and purchase tickets, visit www.facebook.com/womenssuccessseries and click on Events to register.

Registration deadline for the Feb. 7th session is Jan. 31. For more information, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740.922.6776 or email

womenssuccessseries@dennisondepot.org. Visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WomensSuccessSeries.

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POSTED: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 3:38pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 4:15pm