JEFFERSON - State Rep. John Patterson will be the guest speaker at the next Business Compass, sponsored by the Ashtabula County CHAMBERS of Commerce.
The Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting March’s event, with President Patty Fisher saying the Chamber’s normal meeting time and location have been moved to noon, Monday, March 6, at Pueblo Real, for the special event. Guests can order lunch on their own during the event.
The Ashtabula County CHAMBERS of Commerce organizes The Business Compass—an ongoing series for successful business navigation.
State Rep. John Patterson is serving his second term of representing the 99th District, which includes includes portions of Ashtabula and Geauga counties.
A lifelong resident of the 99th District, Rep. Patterson retired in June, 2012, from teaching U.S. history at Jefferson Area High School for 29 years. During his time at Jefferson, Representative Patterson served as the Model United Nations advisor. In addition to winning numerous regional conferences, his teams also placed high at national conferences such as Harvard and the University of Chicago. In 1995, his team competed at the Hague International UN Conference held at Den Hague, Netherlands.
During his time at Jefferson, Representative Patterson was active in the Jefferson Area Teachers’ Association. He was the chief negotiator for his union from the late 1980s until his retirement. Rep. Patterson received his Bachelor’s Degree from Marietta College and his Master’s degree in Political Science, American Government from Ohio University. Rep. Patterson earned his Ph.D. in Education from Kent State University. He has instructed undergraduate courses at Kent State and has also taught at the graduate level for Gannon University.
The Ashtabula County CHAMBERS of Commerce is made up of the Conneaut Area Chamber of Commerce; Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce; Geneva on the Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau; Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce; Orwell/Grand Valley Area Chambers of Commerce; Rock Creek Area Chamber of Commerce; and the Pymatuning Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, visit facebook.com/AshtabulaCountyChambers.