Montgomery County Small Business Networking with Random House Book Event
Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
An outstanding networking opportunity for you with a
regional business leader's presentation and Q&A
REQUESTED DONATION FOR ADMISSION - $10
Doors open at 7:00 am.
The event occurs from 7:15 am until 8:30 am.
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Topics: Insights from a Hometown Entreprenuer
with book signing presented Random House
Seth's new book entitled, “Mission In A Bottle,” is a graphic novel about entrepreneurism: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/221284/mission-in-a-bottle-by-seth-goldman-and-barry-nalebuff.
7:00 am Doors open
7:15 am -7:30 am Continental Breakfast/Meet & Greet Networking
Random House book signing Opportunity
7:30 am – 7:55 am Welcome
"Media in a Minute" - Merlyn Reineke
Montgomery Community Media Welcome
8:00 am – 8:25 am Seth Goldman, co-founder, president & TeaEO
8:25 am Closing comments
Random House book signing Opportunity
The featured presenter on October 17th is Seth Goldman, co-founder, president & TeaEO, Honest Tea (http://www.honesttea.com/mission/about/seth/).
Seth Goldman is co-founder, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he co-founded in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Since then the company has thrived as consumers have shifted toward healthier and more sustainable diets. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, helping to further the reach and impact of Honest Tea's mission by becoming the first organic and Fair Trade brand in the world's largest beverage distribution system.
An entrepreneur at heart, Seth started with lemonade stands and newspaper routes as a kid, created a non-profit urban service program, and nearly pursued a prize-winning biotechnology idea before he started Honest Tea in his kitchen. Since then, the company has initiated community-based partnerships with suppliers in India, China and South Africa, and has created marketing partnerships with the Arbor Day Foundation, City Year, and RecycleBank. In addition to being named one of The Better World Shopping Guide's "Ten Best Companies on the Planet based on their overall social and environmental record," Honest Tea was also listed as one of PlanetGreen.com's "Top 7 Green Corporations of 2010." In 2010, The Huffington Post ranked Honest Tea as one of the leading "8 Revolutionary Socially Responsible Companies."
In 2008, Seth co-founded Bethesda Green, a local sustainability initiative in Honest Tea's hometown. In its first year, the initiative helped area restaurants convert their grease waste into biodiesel, and has diverted over 200,000 lbs of electronic waste from landfills. Bethesda Green hosts Maryland's first green business incubator, with fourteen start-ups currently in residence. Seth has served on the boards of Bethesda Green, Happy Baby, The Calvert Foundation, the American Beverage Association, Repair the World, Environmental Leadership Program, Pennsylvania Certified Organic, and sits on the Advisory Board of Net Impact. In 2011, Seth was appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley to the Maryland Economic Development Commission.
Before launching Honest Tea, Seth worked at Calvert Group, managing the marketing and sales efforts for the nation's largest family of socially responsible mutual funds. His previous work includes directing an AmeriCorps demonstration project in Baltimore and serving as Senator Lloyd Bentsen's Deputy Press Secretary. He has also worked in Beijing and Moscow. He is a graduate of Harvard College (1987) and the Yale School of Management (1995), and holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from American University. In 2009, Seth was the recipient of Net Impact's Member Achievement Award. He is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Seth, his wife and three boys live near Honest Tea's Bethesda, MD headquarters in an eco-friendly house.
The scheduled networking sessions are on the following Thursdays:
Nov 14th Larry Finkelberg, VP of Sales and Business Development
at Amerihome Lending and Co-Founder at REIS Real Estate
Register at https://access19.eventbrite.com
Dec 19th TBA
Register at https://seasonsgreetings.eventbrite.com
UPCOMING 2014 CALENDAR DATES
January 23rd April 17th
February 13th May 22nd
March 20th June 19th
You can learn more about Kelly Leonard, our facilitator, on LinkedIn at:
Currently, Kelly is a partner in the Taylor-Leonard Corporation, and her previous professional experience includes service as the Vice President, Relationship Manager at GE Healthcare Financial Services and Senior Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Please, read Kelly's blog. Its purpose is to educate and empower Montgomery County business professionals by providing access to relevant information and resources. You can read her blog and participate in the dialogue at http://www.mymcmedia.org/partner/kelly-leonard/.
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