Frederick Reads: José Andrés

This event is free. Tickets are required and will be available for reservation in February. More details about tickets will be provided in the coming months.

Internationally renowned chef, author and humanitarian José Andrés will serve as the 2018 speaker for Frederick Reads, discussing “Changing the World through the Power of Food.”

Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation and recognized as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, the team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami and Puerto Rico.

Often considered the unofficial Ambassador of Spain, Andrés is the Dean of the Spanish Studies program of the International Culinary Center, the first professional program of its kind that is dedicated to the cuisine of Spain. In November 2010, Spain’s Ministry of Culture recognized Andrés with the prestigious Order of Arts and Letter medallion, honoring his efforts to promote Spanish culture abroad.

In 2014, he was awarded Refugees International McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for his work combating hunger worldwide. In 2010, after traveling to post-earthquake Haiti, Andrés launched World Central Kitchen, which aims to create smart solutions to hunger and poverty. World Central Kitchen and Andrés garnered national attention for their recent work in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. In partnership with local organizations, World Central Kitchen served more than 2.5 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico.

ABOUT FREDERICK READS

Frederick Reads is a collaborative effort among Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Community College and Weinberg Center for the Arts. This partnership aims to bring acclaimed authors to Frederick and foster community conversations, events and a love of reading.

Andrés will also speak at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College on Tuesday, March 20. For more information about Frederick Reads, visit the Frederick County Public Libraries website.

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County: 1st Annual Comedy Night

All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County!

Come laugh with comedians Anita Renfroe and Collin Moulton as they share their humorous perspectives on the highs and lows of parenting. With Anita’s unique brand of estrogen flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on “All Things Female,” audiences at her comedy events enjoy her William Tell version of everything a Mom says. Collin will open with his electric story-telling style: his familiarity and energy engages and relieves the audience before he even speaks.

Learn more about Anita Renfroe: It’s been a wild decade going from “stay-at-home-mom” to “YouTube comedic Phe-mom-enon”…but Renfroe doesn’t mind. With her unique brand of estrogen-flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on “All Things Female,” audiences at her comedy concert tours, viewers of “Good Morning America” appearances, and the YouTube masses would say that Renfroe just tells it like it is. She has appeared on “Dr. Phil”, Sirius XM’s “Oprah and Friends,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” “Fox and Friends,” “Inside Edition,” Nickelodeon’s “Mom’s Night Out,” and many more. Renfroe tours with her own comedy concerts and inspirational women’s conferences where she routinely packs out venues across the United States.

Learn about Collin Moulton: Moutlton is one of the most fun, personable, and sought after headliners today. He has had his own stand-up special on Showtime, and a brand new family-friendly special on Amazon. He’s been on Nickelodeon and was recently featured on “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Touring for over 15 years, Moutltonhas gained an ease and enjoyment on stage that makes every show worth watching.

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Chamber Talks: Wayne Rivers

The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and partner Northwestern Mutual-Frederick will host Chamber Talks, an evening presentation and discussion with the nation’s leading authority in family-owned business matters, Wayne Rivers, co-founder and President of the Family Business Institute.

This Chamber Talks event is open to all, and tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  In addition, Northwestern Mutual-Frederick has purchased a block of tickets, which they are making available to the public for free while supplies last. Please click here to buy tickets.

Wayne Rivers is an expert guest on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN, and is a popular blogger for the Wall Street Journal. He has written four books, and will present some highlights from his bestseller, “The Top Nine Reasons Family Businesses Fail – and the Eight Building Blocks for Creating a Sustainable Closely Held Business.”

Rivers’ expertise spans the myriad issues specific to family-owned businesses, including:

  • How to ensure a family legacy for your business
  • How to do it right: transferring ownership of a family business to the next generation
  • How to successfully integrate a Board of Directors with family members and others
  • What to do when family-owned business owners don’t want to retire
  • How to handle a family member who underperforms
  • How to navigate the difficult but crucial succession planning conversations
  • How family-owned businesses can manage work-life balance
  • Selling the farm:  when the next generation chooses another career path
  • The “and Daughter” evolution of family businesses
  • Beware the third generation: why family-owned businesses seem to die just two generations removed

Rivers’ presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session from attendees. Anyone who owns or is employed by a family-owned business will learn strategies and actionable tools for career and business success.