Local Entrepreneurs Virginia Marti Veith and Anna Dey to Speak at July 25, 2019 Breakfast Speaker Series

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Local Entrepreneurs Virginia Marti Veith and Anna Dey to Speak at United Way of Lake County’s July 25, 2019 Speaker Series Breakfast

Mentor, OH (JULY 1, 2019) –United Way of Lake County’s Women’s Leadership Council will feature local entrepreneurs Virginia Marti Veith and Anna Dey at their July 25th Speaker Series Breakfast. The breakfast will be held at the American-Croatian Lodge in Eastlake from 7:30 am – 9 am.

Virginia Marti Veith is founder of the Virginia Marti College of Art & Design in Lakewood, Ohio and currently serves as Emeritus President of North Coast College. She began studying fashion in New York City before moving to Paris to study haute couture. After returning to the states several years later, she opened a bridal salon where she struggled to find expert staff and began training students to fill positions. This led to Marti Veith’s establishment of the Virginia Marti College of Art and Design, which she opened in 1966 in Lakewood. Marti Veith is a mother of eight who ran the college for decades until selling it in 2015 to focus on her missionary work. In May of 2018, the college became North Coast College, where Virginia currently serves as President Emeritus.

Anna Dey is the owner of Anytime Fitness in Concord and Clean Eatz in Mentor. Dey is a health and fitness enthusiast who worked in outside sales for a few years following college before following her passion. After ten years of competing in bodybuilding, power lifting and triathlons she opened Anytime Fitness in 2012 in Concord. Six years later, she opened Clean Eatz, a healthy lifestyle and meal planning franchise.

Both Marti Veigh and Dey will share the challenges and triumphs they faced while turning a passion into a business. The Speaker Series Breakfast will be moderated by Women’s Leadership Council chair Michele Johnson of Lighthouse Advisors.

The Speaker Series is open to both men and women with advance registration. The registration fee is $35 per person, which includes breakfast, and $15 for United Way of Lake County Women’s Leadership Council members and Emerging Leaders. Registration can be completed online at www.uwlc.org/july25breakfast or by calling 440.639.1131.

United Way of Lake County’s Women’s Leadership Council is based on the recognition of women as a powerful philanthropic force. The council works to positively impact the lives of women and girls through the philanthropic efforts of giving, advocating, educating and volunteering. Over the past five years they have awarded grants totaling over $115,000 to non-profit organizations for programs that closely align with their mission of uplifting girls and women. The WLC’s most recent grant awards ceremony took place June 5, 2019 where nearly $30,000 was awarded. Grants are funded from money raised at the WLC’s annual Women’s Winterfest & Holiday Food Tasting Fundraiser. The event will be held this year on Thursday, December 5, 2019. If you are interested in becoming a member you may call 440.639.1131 or email tlewis@uwlc.org for information.