The Indians have the best record in the Major Leagues, there has been no sign of snow for two weeks and the sailboats are back on Lake Erie. This is the type of activity to make your creative juices flow. In the Guest Drinkers chair is Mark Filippell, the founder of Western Reserve Partners. They specialize in Investment Banking Solutions for Mid Market Companies. After a few jobs at some of the larger public firms around Cleveland, Mark’s entreprenurial spirit led him to start his own investment bank. That is not too shabby of a way to get out from under the thumb of The Man.
On the Hot Seat this month is Nora Egger. In the midst of the recession, Nora decided to pursue her
first entrepreneurial venture in Cleveland (her first venture was investing in,
renovating and renting real estate in Budapest over the years). Inspired by her
travels and the exotic flavors in libations she encountered, she started her
own company, in January 2009, The Lounging Gourmet, to produce a line of
natural floral cocktail mixers, the ELIXiR. Nora currently resides in Little
Italy and still spends time between Europe and Cleveland and will be at The Gorilla Group on June 7th.
Tuesday June 7th