On September 26th, about 150 people were in attendance at a luncheon held at Pine Ridge Country Club supporting the book launch for Pat Perry’s second business book, Business Lessons Learned Along the Way. Coined as ‘A Book Launch with a Twist,’ the crowd enjoyed a sneak peek into the book’s content along with inspiring words provided by Perry on change in the workplace. Known for pushing the envelope, challenging the status quo and thinking outside of the box, Perry did not disappoint attendees as he presented forward thinking ideas on how to become more successful both personally and professionally. The event was attended by Northeast Ohio leaders who enjoyed Perry’s commentary, networking and a complimentary copy of Perry’s new book.
The new book is a sequel to Re-Shape Re-Define Re-Image (Pat Perry Book). Like the first book, it is intended to be a quick read and offers readers practical ideas and thoughts focused on business, professional and personal success.
The “twist” to the program was a donation of the event’s net proceeds of $1,500 to a locally based non-profit organization. Each attendee entered into the drawing the name of their favorite Northeast Ohio charity. With a dog on the cover of the book and Chapter 26 referencing “Dogs Rule,” it was only fitting that the charity drawn was the Lake Humane Society. “It is truly amazing how many worthwhile charities in Northeast Ohio there are to support, states Perry. I was so pleased that it was a random selection pulled from the entries and not a decision we needed to make to choose our winner, as that would have been a tough choice. Many cast votes for the Lake Humane Society and as a dog lover, I am thrilled.”
Lake Humane Society’s Executive Director, Lee Nesler has earmarked the funds for preparation of a room to be used for dog training to provide enrichment and keep dogs busy with activities while in the shelter. This will help make sheltered dogs more adoptable. Post adoption classes will also be offered providing professional assistance to keep the dogs in the homes. “I was delighted to attend the book launch and of course, agree with Pat Perry that the best place to work is an office that allows dogs in the workplace,” commented Nesler.
If you would like to get a copy of the book visit Pat Perry Book. ‘A Book Launch with a Twist’ was sponsored by ERC, Kristy’s Cookies, Leadership Lake County, Oswald Companies and The News-Herald.
About the Author
With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Pat Perry, ERC’s Chairman, local columnist and business author has published his second book, Business Lessons Learned Along the Way. Pat is considered a leader, risk-taker and great workplace advocate. He was named Northeast Ohio’s “Best Boss” by Inside Business magazine and he is the architect of the nationally acclaimed NorthCoast 99 program, which annually recognizes Northeast Ohio’s 99 best workplaces. In addition, Pat is the co-architect of ERChealth.
Pat is a 2018 Business Hall of Fame inductee – a lifetime achievement recognition, presented by Cleveland Magazine, of business leaders who made an impact in Northeast Ohio throughout their careers. He is a frequent keynote speaker and leadership facilitator. Pat has over 300 business, HR and sales management articles published in a variety of magazines and industry publications. He is also the HR and Business columnist for Community Leader magazine and The News-Herald.
Pictured In Cover Photo: From left to right: Lee Nesler, Executive Director/Lake Humane Society), Pat Perry, author/Chairman ERC and Lori Caszatt, Board member Lake Humane Society