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


May 14, 2018


HBS Club of NEO 2018 Leadership Award
Recipient: Richard W. (Dick) Pogue

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Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio is proud to announce the selection of Richard W. (Dick) Pogue as recipient of the 2018 Leadership Award.

For nearly six decades, Dick Pogue has positively influenced the course of events in Northeast Ohio. Referred to as the most powerful man in Cleveland in the late 1980s, Dick Pogue has been on Inside Business Magazine's Power 100 list every year since the magazine's inception.

Whether as,

  • Managing Partner of the Jones Day law firm,
  • Senior Advisor at Dix & Eaton,
  • Chairman of the Cleveland Foundation,
  • or prominent leader of the Cleveland comeback,

Dick Pogue has been the consummate builder of businesses, of the region, and of civic engagement. Join the Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio as we honor Richard W. (Dick) Pogue with the 2018 Leadership Award.

Date: May 14, 2018


The Union Club
1211 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Dinner with Open Bar:

6:00pm - Cocktails
6:45pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Program

Tickets* (spouses and guests are welcome):

$125 per person
$1,100 - table of 10

* Patron members are entitled to prepaid admission.

Dress: Business Attire - Spouses and Guest Welcome

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May 21, 2018


Oatey Company
Gary Oatey, Executive Charirman, and Neal Restivo, CEO

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Oatey CompanyGary Oatey and Neal Restivo will welcome us to their award-winning headquarters building!

Founded in 1916, Oatey Co. is the "choice of plumbing professionals" for both the residential and commercial construction industry sectors. Employing 800 people worldwide, Oatey has a presence in Canada, China, and Mexico, and distributes more than 6,000 products.


Oatey Headquarters
20600 Emerald Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44135


5:30pm - Registration and staggered tours
6:30pm - Dinner followed by presentation


  • Patrons - No Charge
  • Members and Spouses - $45
  • Non-members - $55

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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.

February 7, 2018


At Case Western Reserve University


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.

February 13, 2018


Young Alums Happy Hour
At the Winking Lizard


Winking LizardIn Independence, Ohio.

February 28, 2018


Lincoln Electric Company
Christopher L. Mapes, Chairman, President & CEO


Lincoln ElectricA tour of Lincoln Electric's brand new $30 MM Welding Technology Center followed by a discussion with Lincoln's CEO, Chris Mapes.

March 7, 2018


Great Lakes Theater
Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director


Great Lakes TheaterCharles Fee—as artistic director of a unique collaboration between three fully independent, eographically diverse regional theater companies in Cleveland, Boise, Idaho, and Lake Tahoe—has created a groundgreaking model for the industry. And resulting in the success of the three companies involved. Hear about this—"another first for CLE" —as well as the joys and challenges of managing performing arts organizations and directing this production of Misery!


Stephen King's unforgettable thriller, adapted by William Goldman and directed by Charles Fee.



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.


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