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.

Suggest a speaker or event.

Upcoming Events


February 7, 2018


At Case Western Reserve University

RSVP Now Add to My Outlook Calendar Add to my Outlook Calendar

What was intended – what has materialized – how it is being effective.Case Western Reserve University

Tour and panel discussion with founder/dean/student entrepreneurs in this brand new, 50,000 ft sq facility—the largest open access innovation center at any university in the world.


  • Pavel Galchenko - RVS Rubber Solutions
  • Punkaj - Apollo Medical Devices
  • Matt Campagna - Reflexion
  • Felipe Gomez del Campo - FGC Plasma Solutions

Moderator: Larry Sears, Founder of the CWRU Sears think[box

Special Guest: James McGuffin-Cawley, Dean—CWRU School of Engineering


  • 5:30 - Registration, staggered tours, lite supper
  • 6:30 - Presentation and Q&A

Location: CWRU Sears think[box] is located inside the Richey Mixon Building at:

11201 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Metered parking spaces are available in Lot 7, located at 11201 Cedar Ave. The metered spaces are on the right side as you enter the lot. Follow the instructions at the pay station and proceed to the main entrance of think[box]. Please do not park in the parking spaces on the left side of the lot. These are reserved for permit holders and are monitored 24/7/365. Additional parking is available in the Veale Parking Garage, Lot 53, located at 2158 Adelbert Rd. The guest entrance to the garage is on the lower level, by the wind turbine.

Register now.

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.

October 18, 2017


Global Networking Night
At Society Lounge


Global Networking NightCalling all Northeast Ohio HBS Alums!

A night of fellowship and networking in the trendy, "speak easy" lounge in the E. 4th St. District. Socialize and find out what's new with classmates and fellow NEO HBS Alums.

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

October 24, 2017


An Evening with Professors
Warren McFarlan '61
and Lynda Applegate

At Downtown Marriott at Key Center


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

November 1, 2017


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


This event was the must-attend entrepreneurial event of the year! Three fantastic entrepreneurs talked 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 then dida roundtable discussion with investor, Lynn-Ann Gries.

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

December 13, 2017


Holiday Party
At the Noble Beast


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


Lotus Notes Users - Instructions for Opening an .ics File

  • Right-click "Add to my Outlook Calendar" and choose "Save As."
  • Create a new mail memo and attach the iCalendar (.ics) file you just downloaded.
  • Save the memo as a draft.
  • Open the draft memo up and right click on the attachment.
  • Select "View" to see all entries in the file.
  • Select those you wish to import and then click on " Import Selected" or " Import All."
  • Open your inbox and select the imported calendar addition.
  • Select "Add to Calendar."
  • Delete the draft mail memo.

Suggest A Speaker or Program

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.

   I can assist with contact
   I can give you a contact name
   I don't know anyone at the company

Speaker Name:
   I've heard him/her and he/she was terrific
   I can help secure this speaker
   I would like to hear this person but can't help arrange

New Program/Service Idea (provide brief description)


My Name:

My E-Mail:

Please enter above security code: