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No Tickets Remain for Featured Speaker Jerry GreenfieldPosted Apr. 7, 2010
Update: We're Sorry, No Tickets Remain for Featured Speaker Jerry Greenfield
Kent State University at Stark is proud to host Jerry Greenfield, as he presents An Evening of Social Responsibility, Radical Business Philosophy and Free Ice Cream. The third and final event in the 2009-10 Featured Speakers Series will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall, located in The University Center at Kent State Stark.
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall, beginning March 29 at 8 a.m., while supplies last. Only four (4) tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.
Jerry Greenfield met his best friend, Ben Cohen, in junior high school while growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Following Greenfield's graduation from Ohio's Oberlin College as a pre-med student and several unsuccessful applications to medical schools, he and Cohen decided to fulfill their mutual dream of running a business together. Research and a $5 correspondence course in ice cream making led them to open a small parlor in Vermont in 1978. Today, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. is a $300 million ice cream empire and a model for American business success. Greenfield and Cohen have been recognized for fostering their company's commitment to social responsibility and creative management with several national honors, including the Corporate Giving Award by the Council on Economic Priorities and the U.S. Small Business Persons of the Year Award. In 1997, the partners co-authored a guide entitled Ben & Jerry's Double-Dip: Lead with Your Values and Make Money, Too. The best-seller addresses the promises and pitfalls of values-led business and serves as an inspiration for the growing influence of socially conscience corporations.