Global Business Leader Rebecca Herwick Named Hero Sponsor of HopeFest, February 19, 2011, Annual Event Benefiting HavenHouse St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO–HavenHouse St. Louis today announced the sponsorship and participation of Global Business Leader Rebecca Herwick, who became a HavenHouse Hero Sponsor for HopeFest, joining Burger King and Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. as one of the largest sponsors of their signature fundraising event. Being one of the world’s most successful women in business, a board member of the National Women’s Business Council and featured in Bloomberg Business, USA Today, Women Entrepreneur and many other international media outlets hasn’t changed this serial entrepreneur’s passion for making investments in the community she calls home. When Herwick, president and CEO of one of St. Louis’ largest woman-owned businesses was asked to support HavenHouse St. Louis by her marketing agency, The Devin James Group, which is also managing the brand and public relations for HopeFest, Herwick made it clear that she wanted to participate at the highest level.

“As a leader in the St. Louis area, we strive to influence our employees and local businesses to adopt practices that contribute to the greater good of the community they serve. It is an honor and especially gratifying to make this contribution to HavenHouse,” said Global Products Inc., President/CEO Rebecca Herwick. “I am committed to helping others in need and closing the gap on the disparity of individuals who are unable to afford and or travel for medical attention they need and deserve. I believe this event will further showcase to the St. Louis area and the rest of world how great of a cause supporting HavenHouse is."

HopeFest, the signature annual fundraising event benefits HavenHouse St. Louis and will take place on February 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at Crowne Plaza in Clayton, MO. Each year, this sell-out, 350-guest dinner is planned by committee members of HavenHouse St. Louis and includes a live auction hosted by local celebrity auctioneer J. Kim Tucci of the Pasta House Co., dinner, luxury opportunity raffle packages and a chance to Experience Hope in Action, which is the theme of this year’s fundraising campaign. Last year's fundraiser raised net proceeds of nearly $80,000.

“Because we love changing people’s lives, it is important for us to have business leaders who share our vision and are willing to make an investment in it like Rebecca Herwick. This partnership is a win-win for everyone involved and Rebecca is definitely one of our heroes,” said Kathy Sindel, Executive Director of HavenHouse St. Louis. “




About HavenHouse St. Louis and HopeFestHavenHouse St. Louis provides the comfort of home and a community of support to families who travel to St. Louis for medical care.

HopeFest for HavenHouse will take place February 19, 2011 at Crowne Plaza in Clayton, MO. Tickets for HopeFest are available for $100 per person or $1,000 per table of ten. For tickets or more information on HopeFest benefitting HavenHouse St. Louis, please go to, or call Lindsey Gibson, Director of Community Development at 314-434-5858.

About Rebecca Herwick and Global Products Inc. - Rebecca Herwick worked hard to build the multi-million dollar international business she has today, Global Products Inc. (GPI) which manufactures and distributes Harley-Davidson novelties, giftware, head wear and custom products worldwide. GPI is the only official dealer-exclusive licensee for these products that are sold to over 750 domestic dealers and 600 international dealers. Under Herwick’s leadership, Global Products has expanded its international distribution capabilities through the addition of wholly owned subsidiaries located in Munich, Germany and Burlington, Canada. A Pacific Rim subsidiary is being formed to effectively service GPI's Asian customers.

Media Contact for Rebecca Herwick and HavenHouse/HopeFest:
The Devin James Group
877.905.5300  x311

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