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The Alliance Chamber of Commerce, located in Alliance, Ohio, has been a staple in the community for over 90 years, providing leadership to its members, protecting their interests while promoting their businesses.

With a membership totaling over 400, the Chamber's tradition of community leadership continues strong into the 21st century.

One Book - One Community Schedule of Events

One Book One Community (OBOC [2]) has chosen The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Following with the tradition of having the author speak to the community, Mr. Eskens will speak Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at Union Avenue United Methodist Church.

This year the committee has added to the programming discussion groups. These will meet in January at Don Pancho's, February at Papa Gyros and March at Frank's Family Restaurant and be hosted by members of the OBOC committee.

The following are the dates and places for the programs and discussion groups:

  • January 26, 2:00-3:00 at Don Panchos: mini book discussion moderated by Joann Jones
  • January 30, 7:00 at Rodman Library Auditorium: Mike Zerbe reviews The Life We Bury
  • February 2, 7:00 at University of Mount Union in the Brush Performance Hall in the Giese Center: Kerry Magro is a 28-year-old adult with autism who has become an award winning motivational speaker [4] and best-selling author.
  • February 15, 7:00 St. Joseph Church, the Schwartz Center: Jose Torres, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor speaking about the Innocence Project
  • February 22, 11:00-12:00 at Papa Gyro: mini book discussion moderated by Harry Paidas
  • March 14, 7:00 at YWCA: Chuck Gross speaking about "Over and Back: Memoirs of Vietnam"
  • March 22, 3:00-4:00 at Frank's Family Restaurant: mini book discussion moderated by Chris Schillig
  • April 6, 7:00 at Union Avenue United Methodist Church: Author Allen Eskens speaks to the community. Meet the author reception at 5:45 in the church's lower level
  • April 7, in the morning at Alliance High School and West Branch High School
  • April 19, lunchtime lecture at University of Mount Union, the B & B Cafe in the Campus Center: Kristine Turko, director of the university's Spectrum Education Center

"The Life We Bury" is available at the University Bookstore at Mount Union and Rodman Public Library for $10. Several copies also will be available for checkout at Rodman Public Library and the Mount Union Library. Ebook versions are also available for downloading from OverDrive and hoopla.

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