Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 6 p.m. at the GoggleWorks with poet/writer Jack Cantwell

 Please join Berks Bards at the GoggleWorks for First Thursday with Jack Cantwell with an open mic to follow.

Jack Cantwell is the owner of Lebanon-based SkyLimit Marketing. His company provides a variety of services to mostly Central Pennsylvania Clients, from York to Reading, with the majority in Lebanon County.
Services include marketing planning, project management, and advertising and PR writing for print, broadcast, websites, and collateral materials.
Jack started SkyLimit Marketing in 1999, following a lengthy domestic and international career with major advertising and promotion agencies and corporations. His Clients included McDonald’s Restaurants (U.S., Japan, Europe, Canada); John Hancock Financial Services (nationally); Fleet Banks; Marine Midland Banks; Coca Cola (Japan); Readers Digest (England) and many more. He was a Senior VP for two large agencies. His last corporate job was as VP Marketing for Mail Boxes Etc. (now called the UPS Stores)
He divides his time by:
1. Handling his marketing clients, including writing and editing the Bayer HealthCare employee newsletter and the Reading editions of the weekly Merchandiser.
2. Teaching 3-credit college courses in Marketing and Sales for Elizabethtown College
3. Donating a portion of his professional time to charitable causes like Central Pennsylvania Supports the Troops, Tom Gerhart’s Sports Memorabilia Auction, which helps local kids with cancer and their families; and others.
4. Talks and book signings (like tonight) for his new book Life Expressed in 25 Words or Less.
Jack is an active member of the Lebanon Chamber (Ambassador Committee); and Community of Lebanon Association (Chair of the PR/Social Committee). He is also active in St. Mary’s Church, Lebanon (Lector and marketing consultant).
Jack has been honored as the 2010 CLA Business Person of the Year plus several other local business awards. And last month he was honored by his alma mater, Ithaca College, with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, their highest honor.
Jack and his wife Patricia live in South Lebanon. They have been married for 55 1/2 years.
They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Berks Bards is supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts which is administered locally by the Berks Arts Council. Berks Bards is also supported in part by the Friends of Berks County Public Libraries.