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    March 11, 2014

    Women and the art of business

    WESpeak2014_spanosharkavyWE Speak on April 2 will feature two women who have taken their passion for art to extraordinary levels by created thriving businesses – Litsa Spanos, owner of ADC, Art Design Consultants and Tamara Harkavy, CEO and Artist Director of ArtWorks. 

    Tamara Harkavy founded ArtWorks in 1996. Since its launch as a job-training and employment program for talented teens, ArtWorks has become a leader in employing artists of all ages, creating public art and initiating innovation arts programming for the city of Cincinnati. Under her leadership, ArtWorks has employed more than 2,500 teens and over 500 professional artists to work on countless arts projects. Many of these works of art remain, in public and private venues, as testaments to the artistic talents of the participants. Tamara and her team were also the creative force behind both the 2000 and 2012 Big Pig Gig. Since 2007, the ArtWorks team has created 57 murals in 32 Cincinnati communities and 7 nearby cities. 

    Litsa founded ADC, Art Design Consultants in 1992 out of her lower level basement and with only two customers, but was determined to take her passion for art and bring beauty into as any homes and offices as possible. Her goal was to create comfortable and energizing environments for everyone to live and work in. Her vision continues to grow with a new 10,000 sq ft art gallery and framing facility, numerous residential, corporate and commercial clients, and various prestigious industry awards, including the Cincinnati Chamber's WE Celebrate 2014 Award for Woman-Owned Business of the Year. 

    A program of Women Excel (WE), the WE Speak luncheon series provides an interactive forum for distinguished women leaders to share their personal and professional stories with other business women. Join the Chamber on April 2 for an intimate conversation with Litsa and Tamara about their personal experiences, career pathways and lessons learned. 

    Wednesday, April 2
    11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

    Register here or call 513.579.3111.

    WE Speak, a program of Women Excel, presented by:

    Fifth Third Bank

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