Mission of Professionals with Impact

Mission Statement

Professionals with Impact is a show about
professionals that don't just have a job or
business in the market place but a mission
in life to make the world better whether it be
just their own back yard or for international
impact. On a "need to know" basis, everyone needs to
know when an outstanding individual stretches
to create a resource that enhances their
environment or the lives of others.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

EPISODE 14 La Vette Smith, Volunteer and Voyager, November 13, 2007


Cherished Journeys is a Travel Concierge Service that serves all categories of travelers to destinations all over the world. We specialize in Family & Group Leisure Travel, Special Events & Charity Cruises with a special focus on tropical destinations. Our unique Concierge Service offers the perfect recommendations and makes all the necessary arrangements from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

LaVette Malloy Smith an early transplant to Pittsburgh from Camden New Jersey completed her Undergrad and Graduate Studies at Duquesne University.

LaVette’s extensive business background is diverse and includes: 11 years as the cofounder and President of A&L Rentals a real estate investment co, 5 years as the Executive Director of UMOJA African Arts Company, 5 years as the Manager of the Multimedia Dept. with ANSYS, Inc. and a lifetime of experience as an entrepreneur.

Passionate about children, LaVette has dedicated her time to organizations such as: Court Appointed Special Advocates and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. A graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, LaVette knows the importance of civic involvement and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners and Court Appointed Special Advocates.

LaVette has been married for 13 years to Alvin Smith, and she is the mother to her three boys - Soleil, Amari and Landis.

On Professionals with Impact, we discussed La Vette’s work with non-profits to help them organize cruises and earn money. We also discussed La Vette’s niche specialization of group and family travel and her pod cast “Family Chatter.” La vette also is in planning phases for: The Burgh’s Family Cruise for June 2008
Wishing you Blissful Travels & Cherished Journeys,

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