Posted: February 1, 2016
Garren Colvin, President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare shares sobering statistics about the heroin epidemic at the Covington Business Council’s inaugural Quarterly Issues Forum at the St. Elizabeth Covington location. St. Elizabeth is the generous sponsor of these events.
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ENQUIRER COLUMNIST/AUTHOR PAUL DAUGHERTY HIGHLIGHTS
CBC ANNUAL DINNER AUGUST 6
Covington, KY/June 9, 2015—It takes a village to raise a child with special needs just like it takes a cooperative community to host life-changing events like having the best of the best come to Cincinnati to play baseball.
The need for community collaboration will be the theme as noted Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist and national author Paul Daugherty will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Covington Business Council Annual Dinner Thursday, August 6 at the Grand Banquet Hall, 6 E. Fifth Street. This year’s celebration is significant marking the 25th anniversary of the Council.
Daugherty, author of An Uncomplicated Life, a Father’s Memoir of his Exceptional Daughter, chronicles his life with daughter Jillian. The 25-year old graduated high school, attended four years of college at Northern Kentucky University, has a full time job at the school and was married in June. And oh, yes, Jillian has Downs Syndrome.
Daugherty says his talk at the annual dinner will address, yet transcend the challenges his daughter faced and still faces. “After Cincinnati hosted the baseball all-star game in 1988, I never expected to see another one here. What a glorious moment in time for our city and more importantly our region. (Reds Owner) Bob Castellini expected us to host another All Star Game. He accepted nothing less. Mission accomplished.
“It takes a village to raise a child. Especially a child with a disability. It takes a village to host an All Star Game, too.” said Daugherty. “These are things that can happen when we dream big and work together. They can happen anywhere. Cities like Covington that show so much promise can expect limitless results when you expect them and cooperate.”
Daugherty has been a sports columnist for the Enquirer since 1994. He has covered nearly every major American sporting event, as well as five Summer Olympic Games. He is the author of Fair Game, a collection of his sports columns, and coauthor of books with Chad Johnson and Johnny Bench.
The dinner begins with a cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 with the formal program which includes the awarding of the CBC Founder’s Award, running from 6:30-8:30. Tickets are $100 for CBC members, $145 for non-members. Additional information: 859-431-1500, ext. 2 or go to www.cbcky.com. Proceeds from this charity event benefit programs and activities revitalizing Covington’s Central Business District.
The mission of the Covington Business Council (www.cbcky.com) is to actively promote and build a positive business environment in Covington, Kentucky. Offices located at 50 E. RiverCenter, Suite 160, Covington, KY 41011.