Socially Distant Hike & Picnic

Evan Miller, Greater Cleveland Film Commission

Evan Miller, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Film Commission

Miller returns to Cleveland after 15 years in the Los Angeles area working with film and television talent for two agencies. Evan has represented talent on Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and other shows.

He grew up in Orange and graduated from Orange High School and Ohio State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration and marketing.

CANCELLED- MetroHealth


The HBS Club of Northeastern Ohio continues to monitor the public health response to and guidance about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The board of directors, in cooperation with our staff team, is following appropriate state and national guidance about managing business events.

As Governor DeWine announced on March 12, 2020, all events larger than 100 are banned and, on recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control, events larger than 10 should be cancelled or postponed.

Please contact HBS NEO administrator, Joan McCarthy, via email at with questions.

The health and safety of all those in the HBS Northeastern Ohio community is very important to us and we wish you continued health and wellness in the coming months.

McMaster Carr

McMaster-Carr is one of the country’s oldest and largest privately held industrial distributors. 

Founded over 100 years ago, the company sells in excess of 500,000 unique items out of only five locations around the country, including a major full service facility in Aurora, Ohio.

The company distributes to tens of thousands of businesses without employing a sales force or advertising.  McMaster-Carr combines Amazon’s reputation for execution and delivery speed (same day or next day delivery throughout the US and Canada) with customer service and a return policy that is unique to just about any industry.

This is a company that rewrites the book on many of the lessons we learned in business school.

Please join Traci Rourke, Vice President & Branch Manager, of the facility, and her colleagues, for a tour of the state of the art distribution and call center.     

“Chef’s Table Dinner”

Patron members and a guest are invited to a “Chef’s Table Dinner” at The Union Club with Master Chef Arnaud Berthelier.

The “Chef’s Table Dinners” are the talk of the town and sell out months in advance — this culinary experience has been scheduled specifically for the HBS Club Patron Members  and is an event you don’t want to miss.

Please bring a favorite bottle of wine to share during the evening of socializing and amazing food. We will email the menu to those registered a week ahead of time so you can choose a good match.

Not a wine expert or don’t have a favorite?
You can purchase a bottle of wine recommended by the chef during the dinner.

Not a wine drinker?
Come as you are and enjoy the meal.

Not a patron member?
Email and ask for information on upgrading your membership.

Due to the special nature of this event, we regret to inform you that patron guest passes cannot be accepted for this event.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

“Economic Forecast and Trends in Digital Currency”

TOM DOCKMAN is executive vice president of the eGovernment Department at the Cleveland Fed. Mr. Dockman joined the Bank as vice president of ecommerce strategic initiatives in 2015, and before that time he held senior leadership positions at financial services and technology companies such as Mitek Systems, Ally Bank, and Intuit. He has more than 20 years of product development and delivery experience in the financial services, insurance, and retail markets.


GUHAN VENKATU is a group vice president in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He leads the department’s regional analysis and outreach group. He joined the Bank in 1998 as a research analyst. In his tenure with the Bank, he has held positions of increasing responsibility including economist and vice president and senior regional officer of the Bank’s Pittsburgh Branch. His research and analysis have been a resource for the public, and he has advised and informed the Bank’s president and boards of directors.

Holiday Party

5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio invites you to the Fifth Annual Holiday Social for business school alums in NEO! Celebrate the start of the holiday season at Cedar Creek Grille in Beachwood with great friends, food, and libations.

HBS / Tufts / Booth / Darden / Kellogg / Wharton / Stanford / Columbia

Admission fee includes first drink and hors d’oeuvres

Blockland, Blockchain, and the Future of Technology in Northeast Ohio

Bernie Moreno is a native of Columbia who moved to Cleveland from Boston 15 years ago to buy a struggling Mercedes Benz of North Olmsted. He turned it around and built the Bernie Moreno Family of Dealerships which peaked at 15 dealers with annual sales over $1B.

Having recently sold off all but two of his dealerships. Moreno has turned his passion and energy to building the high technology industry in Northeast Ohio. He launched the effort in 2018 to make Cleveland a global hub for blockchain. He recently announced plans to turn Tower City into City Block – a $100MM+ technology hub. He backed up his civic efforts by starting Ownum, an incubator for applying blockchain to such every day applications as car titles and birth certificates. As if that wasn’t enough, he has served on many community boards including Destination Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland State University , and MetroHealth.

Please join us to hear from the person Cleveland Magazine named the “Most Powerful Person” in Cleveland for 2019!

Dively Entrepreneur Award 2019

Join HBS NEO as we honor the recipient of the 2019 Dively Entrepreneur Award:

Joe Kanfer, Venturer – GOJO
Skin Health and Hygiene Solutions from the Inventors of PurellTM

Joe Kanfer took his family company from a product to a household name known worldwide as the gold standard – Purell.™ On the journey from manufacturing at home to a worldwide presence, Joe used his entrepreneurial spirit and education to overcome customer objections, product false starts, and more to grow to the amazing success story GOJO® is today.

Joe holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and is the recipient of humanitarian awards for his philanthropy.

GOJO®, the inventor of PURELL™ Hand Sanitizer, is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing, skin care formulas, and surface sprays under the GOJO®, PURELL™ and PROVON® brand names. GOJO® formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO® is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability, and functionality. GOJO® programs promote healthy behaviors for hygiene, skin care, and compliance in critical environments. GOJO® is a family enterprise headquartered in Akron, Ohio with operations in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, Mexico, and Canada.


Global Networking Night

Get on your mojo with local northeast Ohio alums as HBS alums around the world gather on one night. Experience the power of the HBS network, make new connections, see old friends.

Enjoy a relaxing evening of networking at the home of Kim and Sam Hartwell ‘88 who have graciously agreed to host this event!

Weather permitting we will be gathering around the pool so a light jacket or sweater is suggested.

Parking is available on the north side of the street. Please use the circular drive for dropoff/pickup only.