A local businessman had a front row seat to President Obama's address to congress and the nation Thursday night.
Dr. Albert Green, CEO of Kent Displays, was a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.
The invitation apparently stemmed from a visit by President Obama to Cleveland for the Winning the Future Forum in which Obama highlighted the company's success.
"I think that that was still on their radar screen and I received a call earlier this week inviting me to this speech," says Green.
The company attracted notice, Green suspects, due to their innovative new products that are manufactured in the United States, as well as new job and revenue growth, all things that not only politicians but all Americans like to see.
Green says being there was cosier there than it looks on TV and the experience was exciting and invigorating.
As for what he thought of Obama and his address? He answered short and sweet with "the guy is a great orator, no question about it."