OVA Luncheon Meeting Announcement

OVA Luncheon Meeting Announcement

Herbert C. Smith, PH.D

Founder and Chairman

HC Smith Companies

Monday, January 10, 2005

11:30 Networking/12:00 Lunch Served/1:30 Adjourn

The Union Club – 1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio

Member: $25 with reservation/$38 without reservation

Non-member: $38 with reservation/$40 without reservation

Herbert C. Smith is a Northeast Ohio serial entrepreneur with investments in three successful global companies. He travels extensively and has a worldwide network of resources to draw upon to support his business and civic activities. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Herb served in a variety of leadership positions in higher education, local government and community based human and social services.

Herb is Founder and Chairman of HC Smith Companies, a retained executive search firm located in Shaker Heights, OH. In business for more than twenty-five years, the company uses a “Rapid Change Recruitment” model.

He is owner and Chairman of Smith International Enterprises, Inc. a product sourcing manufacturing and trading company with offices in Hong Kong and the USA for over 15 years. In 2002 he was selected by the US Chamber of Commerce as a delegate on its first “Investment and Trade Mission China”.

He and his wife Rebecca are co-owners of The Bagsmith a three-year old enterprise that creates, designs and markets a unique line of products to yarn shops across the USA and Canada.

Mr. Smith serves on various civic and professional boards, among them: The Peter F. Drucker School of Management at The Claremont Graduate Universities (Claremont, CA.); JumpStart, Inc. (NEO): The Cleveland Playhouse; Students in Free Enterprise (Springfield, MO.); Advisory Board of the National Black MBA Association Cleveland Chapter; and President, The First Tee of Akron.

Herb holds a Bachelor’s degree from George Williams College in IL, a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago, and a PH.D from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Ohio Venture Association is a group of northeast Ohio business people dedicated to providing an atmosphere for the interchange of ideas on entrepreneurship, new ventures and venture capital. The Association provides a scheduled forum for this interchange.

Reservation Form – Luncheon Meeting – 1/10/05

Uncancelled reservations will be billed

Name: ____________________ Company: ____________________

Guest: ____________________ Company: ____________________

Phone: ____________________

Enclosed is $____ (____members @ $25; ____ non-members @ $38)

Make check payable and mail to: Ohio Venture Association

1120 Chester Avenue, Suite 470

Cleveland OH 44114

Phone 216-566-8884/fax 216-696-2582/e-mail admin@ohioventure.org


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