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Ohio Venture Association Elects Trustees, Officers

November 1, 2008

The Ohio Venture Association, a group of Northeast Ohio business people dedicated to providing an atmosphere for the interchange of ideas on entrepreneurship, new ventures and venture capital announces the following officer elections for a one year term commencing September 2008: President, Ben Calkins (Moriarty & Jaros, L.P.P.), Vice President-Programming & Vice President-Public Policy, Jonathan Murray (Early Stage Partners), Vice President-Membership/Sponsorship, David Brown (Red Hawk Associates, Ltd.), Vice President-Public Relations, Robert Felber (Felber & Felber Marketing), Co-Vice Presidents-Five Minute Forum, Gary Bowling (Evarts Capital) & Charles Stack (Flashline Capital Partners), Treasurer, Mike Stubler (Draper Triangle Ventures) and Secretary, Lloyd Bell (Meaden & Moore). Other Trustees to the board of directors are: Tarik Adam (Peppertree Partners), Timothy Biro (Ohio Innovation Fund), Howard Bobrow (Taft Stettinius & Hollister), Ray Leach (Jumpstart, Inc.), Clay Rankin (North Coast Angel Fund), James Weisman (BioEnterprise Corporation) and Honorary Trustee, Robert H. Donaldson, Delta Planning, Inc.

The Ohio Venture Association meets the second Friday of the month from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. A complete schedule is available at In addition to timely and high-profile key note speakers, the meeting also features five-minute forums, an opportunity for entrepreneurial business owners to showcase their venture to the attendees with the goal of raising capital, identify customers, establishing distribution and recruiting management. For more information or to make a reservation visit or call (216) 566-8884.

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