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


March 7, 2018


Great Lakes Theater
Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director

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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!

Charles earned his BA from University of Pacific and MFA from University of California, San Diego. He and his wife, Lidia, and their 16 year-old daughter, Alexa, live in Boise, Cleveland and Lake Tahoe—quite a feat that is made possible by the support of his family and the communities represented!


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

When successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon awakes in a secluded home, rescued from a car crash by his "number one fan," Annie Wilkes, fiction quickly becomes stark reality. While he semi-consciously convalesces under her "care," Annie secretly reads the unpublished manuscript of his new novel, Misery, and becomes enraged upon discovering that he has killed off her favorite character. When Annie demands that he rewrite his novel, Paul quickly realizes that the only way to avoid his own personal unhappy ending is to outwit the sociopathic bibliophile who seems bound and determined to keep him permanently bedridden.


  • 5:45 - Registration and lite supper
  • 6:30 - Discussion with Charles Fee
  • 7:30 - Misery, with dessert at intermission


Hanna Theater
2067 E. 14th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
(If you haven't seen the renovated Hanna, you will be amazed.)


Registration includes a ticket to the show. If you have your own ticket, please send us an email to let us know and we will reduce the registration fee by $30 before we process the charge. Dinner is included in the fees below.

  • HBS Patrons - $30
  • Members and Spouses - $60
  • Non-members - $75

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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 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
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.

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.


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