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Preparing for speaker

March 30, 2014
The Herald-Star
The Bayberry House Bed and Breakfast at 741 N. Fourth St. in Steubenville will be the location of the VIP reception before Capt. Richard Phillips speaks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Steubenville High School auditorium. Among those helping to plan for the presentation, which is part of the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series are, front, from left, Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times; Sara Yingling of WTRF-TV; Renee Contumelio of Em-Media; and Suzanne Kresser of Tri-State Financial: and back, Mike Florak of the Franciscan University of Steubenville; Scott Dressel, owner of the Bayberry House Bed and Breakfast; Jim Emmerling of Em-Media; Rich DeLuca, president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; John Cucarese, chamber chairman; and Ann Koon of Eastern Gateway Community College. The VIP package is priced at $150 per person and includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; a picture with Phillips; the choice of either an autographed copy of the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea” or a DVD of the film “Captain Phillips;” transportation to and from the Bayberry House and Steubenville High School; and premiere seating for the presentation. Reserved seat tickets for the Thursday event cost $20 each. For information about the VIP package or to purchase tickets for the presentation, contact the Herald-Star at (740) 283-4711 or the Chamber at (740) 282-6266. The series is sponsored by Eastern Gateway Community College, the Franciscan University of Steubenville, the Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley, Trinity Health System and WTRF-TV. Special support is being provided by the Bayberry House Bed and Breakfast, Piergallini Catering, Newbrough Photo, Hertz-Thrifty Car Rental and Steubenville City Schools. — Mark J. Miller

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