A Fall Welcome at Milano


On the last day of August, a “Welcome to Fall” reception welcomed a nice mix of folks, some of whom had not seen each other in a while, to the second floor of Cafe Milano. Hosted by Intevity’s CEO Ben Elmore and VP Mark Smith and Janet Donovan of Creative Enterprises, the happy get-together boasted fine wines, hearty hors d’oeuvres and a hip playlist from DJ Seyhan a la St. Tropez.

Among the guests: former Mayor Adrian and former Council member Jack Evans, along with Kevin Chaffee, Pamela Sorenson, Sheila Widenfeld  and Larry Leamer, author of “Capote’s Women,” which is set to get the movie treatment. Elmore and Smith, who run a tech company that “helps you make more money,” they said, were happy to be back in D.C. and welcomed all.

Kelsey Valentine, Larry Leamer, Coach Kathy Kemper, Ben Elmore and Mark Smith. Photo by Brendan Kownacki.

Angie Gates, head of the D.C. Film Office, Christiano Terry, CEO NLitemedia, Raymone Bain, Rita Lewis, Marketing and Community Engagement specialist, Mayor’s office of Creative Affairs, Adean King, executive producer of “The Armstrong Williams Show, and Janet Donovan. Photo by Brendan Kownacki.

Emily Goodin, Bill Press, Howard Mortman and Kevin Cirilli. Photo by Brendan Kownacki.

Marc Silverstein, Kathy Fowler and Jack Evans. Photo by Brendan Kownacki.

Kevin Chaffee and former Ambassador Marie Royce. Photo by Brendan Kownacki.

Former Sen. Larry Pressler with Janet Donovan and Rhoda Septilici. Photo by Brendan Kownacki.

Larry Leamer and Sheila Widenfeld. Photo by Brendan Kownacki.

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