Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017: “Communicating with Different Behavioral Styles”

11:30-1 p.m. at The Holiday Inn
Rt. 306 (7701 Reynolds Rd), Mentor, Ohio
 RSVP by FRIDAY Feb. 3 

Lori Gorrell
Lori Gorrell

Lori Gorrell provides solutions to move people forward… and upward… both personally and professionally. She believes that given the proper tools and guidance you can have a better experience doing life.

Lori Gorrell is a certified professional coach with the International Coach Federation and a soft-skills trainer using top notch programs such as the Everything DiSC® suite of products. She is a licensed trainer for the internationally acclaimed Academy for Coaching Excellence – providing business and community leaders with coaching skills to take their professional development to the next level.

When: Wednesday, February 8 from 11:30 – 1 pm. Networking starts at 11:45; lunch and program are from 12 noon to 1 pm. Please register for this event by Friday, February 3 by 5pm.

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Thanks to our sponsor!

Western and Southern Life
James R. Schleicher, Western & Southern Life

March is Photo Month!

Are you a new member and in need of a head shot for our directory? Are you an existing member who would like an updated photo?

Professional photographer Tom Szabo will be offering his services at our March 8th luncheon. Come early, by 11:30 or so, if possible, and Tom will use his extraordinary skills to get a fabulous shot that you can be proud of.

Mark your calendars now for March 8th.

Note, Tom Szabo originally planned to take head shots at our February meeting, but due to a schedule conflict, he will take them at our March 8th meeting.

Recommended Reading: “Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands”

A book recommendation from professional communicator Phil Stella

Kiss, Bow or Shake HandsWhile attending the January meeting about email etiquette, Phil Stella shared a reading recommendation focused on business etiquette as it pertains to other cultures. Phil recommends reading the book “Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands,” to learn more about cultural etiquette.

Thanks for the great recommendation, Phil!

Marketing Committee: Expanded, Energized and Ready to Promote Lake Communicators

Mike Setta, Villa Beach Communications, has accepted the role for 2017 to lead the marketing committee, which will meet formally three to four times per year. The goal of the Marketing Committee will be to work with the board and current LC members to better market and promote Lake Communicators as a viable professional organization. The group will reach out to current members (intra-marketing) and to the outside Lake County community (external).

Gary Caluducan, IBB, has offered assistance in video and social media production to post on social media channels, having experience in doing so with his company IBB. Greg Morgan, Lake County Women’s Journal, will assist in overall messaging and design. The committee will be utilizing current marketing materials, both print and digital, and will make recommendations to construct a more robust marketing program to achieve the overall goals of Lake Communicators.

We welcome any members willing to be a part of this committee to contact Mike at or 216-816-5411.

Save the Date for our March Meeting!

Wednesday, March 8th at 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Inn at Rt. 306 (7701 Reynolds Rd) Mentor, Ohio

United Way Announces Speaker for Upcoming Women’s Leadership Council Breakfast Speaker Series

Liz Ferro will speak at the next Women’s Leadership Council Breakfast on Thursday, February 23rd at Pine Ridge Country Club. Liz is the author of the book “Finish Line Feeling” and Founder & CEO of Girls With Sole (GWS). Liz is a national inspiration and has been featured on The NBC Today Show, in Self magazine, Runner’s World and Family Circle Magazine.

Liz is uniquely uplifting. She has journeyed from foster child and sexual abuse survivor to marathon runner (she completed the 26.2 Marathon in ALL 50 states), 5x Ironman Triathlete, wife, mother, author and speaker, to founder of the nationally recognized non-profit organization GWS. Liz will share the POWER principles of Perseverance, Optimism, Wisdom, Energy and Resilience that guide her and work to empower the minds, bodies and souls of girls who are at risk or have experienced abuse of any kind. Prepare to be moved as Liz describes the “Power of the Sole” and how GWS teaches girls to believe in themselves and Lace Up for a Lifetime of Achievement.

DATE: Thursday, February 23
TIME: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
LOCATION: Pine Ridge Country Club • 30601 Ridge Rd, Wickliffe
FEE: The fee, which includes breakfast, is $35 for guests and $10 for Women’s Leadership Council members
ONLINE REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE to register online or visit our website at

Lake County Development Council’s 2017 Legislative Breakfast is Feb. 27
Attendees will share updates on State and Local initiatives that will affect Lake County

By Kirk Stonebrook
Executive Director, Lake County Development Council

Hundreds of Northeast Ohio business people, community leaders, and committed citizens will gather for the Lake County Development Council’s 2017 Legislative Breakfast on Monday, February 27 at the Holiday Inn & Suites LaMalfa, Mentor.

Distinguished MC, Dr. Brian Posler, President of Lake Erie College, will preside. Newly elected County Commissioner Jerry Cirino will speak in his first major public address since taking office. John Eklund, John Rogers, and Ron Young will be at the head table to share updates on State and Local initiatives that will affect attendees and Lake County. A lively Q & A will follow, as is the tradition.

Event details:
Monday, February 27, 7:30-9:00 am
Holiday Inn & Suites LaMalfa (5783 Heisley Rd, Mentor, OH 44060)
Full breakfast and itinerary for $25 (Members) and $30 (non-members)
Register now at:
(Note – LCDC Members enjoy a discount)

For more information, contact Kirk Stonebrook at

Submissions for the March VOICE newsletter are due February 15.