Henry and Tom Bloch - Many Happy Returns
Father and son Henry and Tom Bloch discuss the founding of H&R Block and explain how the company transitioned from a Kansas City-based bookkeeping business to the “Nation’s Largest Income Tax Service” on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Henry Bloch and his brother Richard Bloch co-founded H&R Block in 1955. Tom Bloch is the former CEO of the company and author of a new biography, Many Happy Returns: The Story of Henry Bloch, America’s Tax Man.
Barely able to eke out a living as a budding entrepreneur, Bloch’s hard work, vision, and pioneering spirit helped establish the company as an industry leader. Many Happy Returns details the family’s thorniest challenges, gut-wrenching defeats, and greatest triumphs and offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.
The event serves as a kickoff to Global Entrepreneurship Week, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available at the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.