Evening Event: Dively Entrepreneur Award 2019

October 30, 2019

Location: Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower, 1360 W Mall Dr, Cleveland, OH 44114

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.



6:00 pm — Cocktail Reception
6:45 pm — Dinner
7:30 pm — Award Presentation followed by a Fireside Chat and Q&A

Self Parking is available off St. Clair Avenue under the Mall or Valet Parking is an option.


  • Patrons: $0
  • Members and Spouses: $100
  • Non-Members: $125
  • Entrepreneurs and Faculty: $40
  • Table of 10: $1000

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