HBS-NEO Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio HBS-NEO

Programs: Dinner Meetings

The following events are open to all members, spouses and guests. Times and locations vary.

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Upcoming Events


October 18, 2017


Global Networking Night
At Society Lounge

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Global Networking NightCalling all Northeast Ohio HBS Alums!

Please join us for a night of fellowship and networking in the trendy, "speak easy" lounge in the E. 4th St. District. Come socialize and find out what's new with classmates and fellow NEO HBS Alums.

On this night HBS alumni throughout the world come gather in their respective venues for an evening of networking and HBS memories.

Make new friends—explore new opportunities. We promise no cold calls!


Wednesday, October 18th - 5:30 to 7:30pm


Society Lounge
2064 East Fourth St.
Cleveland, OH
(Valet parking is available in the E. 4th St. lot just north of Prospect on E. 4th.)


  • $0 - Patrons
  • $10 - Members
  • $20 - Non-members/Guests

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October 24, 2017


An Evening with Professors
Warren McFarlan '61
and Lynda Applegate

At Downtown Marriott at Key Center

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HBS NEONoted HBS professors impart their global non-profit wisdom into the local scene following an in-depth learning experience with leading local non-profit executives.


  • 5:30 - cocktails with SPNM Class Participants
  • 6:30 - dinner
  • 7:00 - presentation from professors


Downtown Marriott at Key Center (Marriott Ballroom)
2064 East Fourth St.
Cleveland, OH


  • $0 - Patrons
  • $45 - Members
  • $45 - Non-members/Guests

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November 1, 2017


Dively Entrepreneur Event & Award
Sustaining Explosive Growth - The Insiders' Views
At the Ritz Carlton

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This event is the must-attend entrepreneurial event of the year! Three fantastic entrepreneurs will talk about growing their companies at different stages.

  • Lanham Napier, former CEO of Rackspace
  • Paul Schumacher, founder and CEO of Schumacher Homes
  • Michael Keresman, co-founder and chairman of Cardinal Commerce

The three innovators will then do a roundtable discussion with investor, Lynn-Ann Gries.

We'll end our evening by awarding Paul the 2017 Dively Award for his success growing a great company in Canton.

For more information on the speakers and winner. visit our Dively Entrepreneurship Award page.


Wednesday, November 1st - 6:00 to 8:30pm


The Ritz Carlton
1515 W. 3rd St.
Cleveland, OH 44113 


  • $55 - HBS Club Member or spouse
  • $75 - Non-members
  • $40 - Entrepreneurs*
  • $650 - Table of Ten

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December 13, 2017


Holiday Party
At the Noble Beast


Noble Beast Brewing Co.Celebrate the season with hops—in downtown's brand new brewery—with Booth / Columbia / Darden / Kellogg / Stanford / Wharton.

February 7, 2018


Think Box
At Case Western Reserve University


Case Western Reserve UniversityTour and panel discussion in this brand new, 50,000 ft sq facility—the largest open access innovation center at any university in the world.

February 13, 2018


Young Alums Happy Hour
At the Winking Lizard


Winking LizardIn Independence, Ohio.

February 28, 2018


Lincoln Electric Company
Open to Paid Members and Their Guests


Lincoln ElectricTour the new Welding Tech Center with Chris Mapes, Chairman.

March 7, 2018


Great Lakes Theater
Charles Fee, Artistic Director


Great Lakes TheaterA unique collaboration between three fully independent, geographically diverse regional theater companies.

Play: Misery – Great Lakes Theater presents Stephen King's unforgettable thriller.

April 24, 2018


American Greetings
Open to Paid Members and Their Guests


American GreetingsTour and discussion with management in the company's brand new $250 million headquarters, designed to foster creativity and collaboration.

May, 2018


HBS Club of NEO 2018 Leadership Award



May 21, 2018


Oatey Company
Open to Paid Members and Their Guests


Oatey CompanyTour the new headquarters with Gary Oatey, Executive Chairman, and Neal Restivo, CEO


Past Events


August 23, 2017


Cleveland Metroparks
At the new Edgewater Park Beach House


Cleveland Metroparks"The Architectural Hit of the Summer" (PD) which has transformed Edgewater Park into a fun, exciting, "hot" destination. Dan Moore, '66 (Commissioner) and Brian Zimmerman, CEO, speak on the Metroparks' Centennial and their profound influence on the region.

September 28, 2017


SPICE Acres Farm
At Spice Acres Farm in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park


HBS-NEO Dinner MeetingSustainable agriculture/dinner with owner chef Ben Bebenroth and Mary Holmes, '79.


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As we look towards the 2016-2017 program year, we ask that you let us know of any company, speaker or new program or service that you would like to see featured.

If you know the company or speaker well and feel that it would be of interest to other alums, please indicate if you can furnish us with the name of a contact.

If it is a company or speaker of which you are aware but don't know much about, we will research the potential speaker for a dinner event.

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