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Scheduled Guests for January 19, 2018

Atty Brad Blakeman

Bradley A. Blakeman Bradley A. Blakeman most recently was the President of Freedom’s Watch a right of center conservative advocacy 501 C4. Prior to founding Freedom’s Watch, Mr. Blakeman was a member of President George W. Bush’s Senior Staff having served from 2001-2004 as Deputy Assistant to the President for Appointments and Scheduling, Vetting and Research, Correspondence and Surrogate Scheduling. Mr. Blakeman can be seen regularly as a Republican Strategist on FOX News, MSNBC, BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. He had also been published recently in POLITICO, US News and World Report and Newsmax. Mr. Blakeman played a major role in the 2000 Presidential Election as a Senior Advisor and played a critical role in the Florida Recount a role that landed him a part as a character in the HBO Film “Recount”. He has also been an advisor on the ABC TV Drama Series “Commander in Chief”. Mr. Blakeman is an Attorney licensed to practice in that State of New York and the District of Columbia and is currently a Principal with Kent Strategies LLC and Manhole Barrier Security Systems Inc. Mr. Blakeman has been active in Presidential Politics since 1980. He was appointed to serve as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council during the George H.W. Bush Administration.

Dr Eva Ritvo-The Beauty Prescription

Dr. Ritvo is an internationally known psychiatrist, speaker and TV personality. She has been practicing at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach, for over 19 years treating individuals, couples and families. She has written and lectured extensively in the US, and internationally on “The Science and Meaning of Beauty” and on Women’s Empowerment issues, Disruptive Physicians and Family Therapy. Dr Ritvo has written book chapters and articles on topics that include body dysmorphic disorder, managing patient expectations and handling difficult patients. She is co-author of The Beauty Prescription which is available in English and Chinese. She is the lead author of the Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy and has written the chapters on Family and Couples Therapy for leading psychiatric

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MISSION STATEMENT Set the standard, improve each day and have some fun! Principles Create raving fans! Be honest, show respect and have integrity Monitor results not activities Mistakes are a wise persons' education Challenge ourselves, challenge each other, break boundaries Give loyalty - Get loyalty Communication, Communication, Communication Attitude is a matter of choice - you make the right choice. Enjoy the journey - do it with pride! Contribute to the Team

Jeffrey A. Kurz, lawyer/entrepreneur

Attorney Jeffrey A. Kurz has nearly 13 years of experience practicing business, bankruptcy, real estate, personal injury, family, criminal and estate planning law. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Pennsylvania, the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court, the Northern District of Ohio Federal Bankruptcy Court and the Federal Court of Claims in Washington D.C. Attorney Kurz is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University Schools of Law and Business, where he obtained his law degree and an MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and ECommerce. Prior to attending Case Western Reserve University, Attorney Kurz attended Kent State University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 2006, Attorney Kurz was a recipient of the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award, which recognized him as one of the 40 most influential individuals under the age of 40 in the Mahoning Valley. Attorney Kurz is also part owner in SKA Limited, LLC, a northeast Ohio real estate development company, and is a member and co-founder of the Downtown Merchants Association and the Youngstown Arts and Entertainment District Association. Jeff also helped create what is now known as the Youngstown Arts and Entertainment District. In addition to his law practice, Attorney Kurz has taught business and marketing courses at Youngstown State University's Metro College and is a member of multiple non-profit boards.

Bold Beauty Project - Dr.Eva Ritvo

Bold Beauty Project is an innovative visual arts project that showcases 20 women living with various disabilities. Through the photographers’ creative lens, the audience gets a glimpse into the lives of these incredible women and recognizes their beauty, strength and sensuality — their BOLDNESS. The concept is the same in each city. Large billboard-size photographs of twenty women over age 21 with physical and/or sensory disabilities are displayed in an art gallery. The model’s narrative expression is placed next to each photo. Bold Beauty Project (BBP) Mission: Shine the spotlight on 20 courageous women with varying disabilities, and Help them to have a transformative experience Encourage the viewers to discover beauty in unexpected places Expand the definition of who and what is beautiful Appreciate the creativity of established photographers Impact a wide audience via social media, video, coffee-table book Create guidelines to replicate BBP in cities throughout the country Raise awareness and funds for UCP locally and nationally Bold Beauty Project began as Uncensored Life: Raw Beauty, a 2006 photography exhibit designed to put Miami’s Center for Independent Living on the map. Shelly Baer, who has a visible disability, and Vanessa Silberman were involved with Miami’s CIL, and they discussed the attention-grabbing idea of a nude calendar, featuring women with disabilities. They thought that photography seemed the perfect artistic medium, as the portrayal of disabled women has been minimally celebrated in the visual arts and mainstream media. They changed the calendar idea into a photography exhibit, featuring women with disabilities, and Uncensored Life: Raw Beauty was off and running! Ginny Dixon, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, took on curating the show. Ginny brought the idea to the Miami Ad School, and Photography Director Darryl Strawser loved the idea. With Darryl’s approval the Ad Schools’ fashion photography students agreed to work on the project, changing it again into a learning experience for them as well as the models.

Dr. John Vargo

Bekindr - Dr.Eva Ritvo

Eva Ritvo, MD is a Miami Beach psychiatrist with over 25 years of psychiatric experience. She is co-author of The Beauty Prescription, the lead author of the Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy, and has written the chapters on Family and Couples Therapy for leading psychiatric textbooks. She was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year Award for the United Cerebral Palsy foundation. Dr. Ritvo makes frequent public speaking, radio, and TV appearances. She is often quoted in the Miami Herald, and has also been featured in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, WebMD, SELF magazine, Ladies Home Journal, O Magazine, Allure, and many others. Dr. Ritvo actively writes for Psychology Today, and is currently featured in the PBS series TechVersify.

Shelley Baer - The Beauty of Disability

Shelly Baer currently works at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Mailman Center for Child Development as Coordinator of the Emerging Transformational Leadership Program and is Director of Understanding the Family Perspective. Ms. Baer educates audiences about disabled women, body image and sexuality, and is expanding her voice as a woman with a disability to reframe society's narrow definitions of self-esteem and beauty.

Bekindr - The Transformative Power of Kindness by Eva Ritvo, MD

Does it feel as if kindness is in short supply lately? Could your life be enhanced by more kindness? Would you like to feel uplifted and more optimistic about humanity? If your answers are yes, Bekindr is the book for you! Bekindr was compiled and written by Eva Ritvo, MD, a leading authority to help you cultivate a life filled with kindness. Sixty-four contributors, in their own voices, share the ways they were positively impacted by the kindness of strangers. A wide range of stories from the mundane to the heroic were selected: A stranger on a NYC subway whose casual remark shifted someone’s whole perspective. A remarkable love story that came out of the darkest of times, a story so compelling it’s part of a Broadway musical. The author’s own father, the beneficiary of awe-inspiring kindness…a heart transplant. From a photographer’s creative genius, a young woman leaves her cocoon emerging beautifully full of life’s promise. A Purple Heart Recipient’s dreams come true by a stranger’s act of kindness when he meets megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the inspirational Joyce Meyer…and the list goes on. Interspersed, Dr. Ritvo shares research into the science of kindness, with wide ranging examples of kindness by historic figures, scholars and celebrities, practical tips to help you Bekindr plus dozens of inspirational quotes. This beautifully designed book is complemented with photos from many contributors. Created to be read at any pace and in any order, Bekindr is something you can keep by your bedside to come back to again and again.

The 2nd Annual "Swing, Wine, and Dine" The Walnut Grove - A Field of Opportunity

The Walnut Grove presents the 2nd Annual "Swing, Wine, and Dine" sponsored by Komara Jewelers The Walnut Grove is the vision of a group of community members looking to create an outdoor recreational facility where individuals of all abilities will feel safe and accepted while learning, playing and relaxing. The Walnut Grove is a nonprofit organization formed in 2013 and is located on State Route 46 in Canfield. Last year's inaugural Swing, Wine, and Dineraised over $15,000 and sold out! The proceeds from the event helped us to install accessible nature trails that connect to the Mill Creek MetroParks bike trail, a parking lot and the first phase of our accessible playground! We invite you to join us again this year for an even better Swing, Wine, & Dine experience! Guests will sample a variety of wines and enjoy dinner served by Blue Wolf, all while browsing amazing raffle baskets and participating in our auction. We are excited to welcome back Dan Martin, WKBN 27 First News Anchor, and Heather Fronk, Former Mrs. Ohio, to serve as the evening's Masters of Ceremonies for the second year in a row! Tickets are $50 per ticket of $500 for a reserved table, we hope to see you there!

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Networking Event to Help Puerto Rico

You're Invited! Come and Taste some Puerto Rican food, have some fun and meet our local Mahoning Valley non-profits and businesses helping the Hispanic community as well! Each Business and Non-Profit Organization that attends will have the opportunity to share their vision, mission and programs available. Together success is possible! We are counting on your support to spread the word Our Goal= to raise $5,000 How we plan to help: For EACH new, paying customer you refer to our Boardman and Youngstown Liberty Tax offices this tax season, we will donate $50 to Fountain of Grace Temple. Assist Pastor Angel Lopez, of the Missionary Society, with his hands-on work in Puerto Rico in March and September 2018, to rebuild this beautiful island, helping it to Rise and Shine again.

Andrew Paleno


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