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Speaker Series

Join us for our speaker series, usually taking place on the third Tuesday of the month, excluding December. Networking begins at 11:30 am.

Speaker Series Program

Upcoming Program

January 16, 2018


Beginning at 11:30

Cleveland Skating Club, 2500 Kemper Road, near Shaker Square

Cost: $30

Farmer Lee Jones of The Chef’s Garden and The Culinary Vegetable Institute will share how a once struggling family farm in Milan, Ohio, found entrepreneurial success in a new market: chefs seeking specialized vegetables, micro greens, herbs and edible flowers.  Today the farm supplies top chefs and restaurants across the country and beyond. Moreover, those chefs regularly visit Milan to learn, share and test new recipes.

Sign up today, as space is limited. 

You may register by using the Pay Now button above or by calling 216.426.2053. Deadline for registration is noon on Thursday, January 11th.

2017 Schedule

January 17, 2017 Judy Payne, founder of Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank

March 21, 2017 Terese McGroarty, franchise consultant from FranNet of Northeast Ohio

April 18, 2017 Michael Huff, dean, Hospitality Management Center of Cuyahoga Community College

May 16, 2017 Special Pinnacle Awards Luncheon honoring worthy Business Advisers of Cleveland clients

June 20, 2017 Lute Harmon, Sr., chairman of Great Lakes Publishing

August 15, 2017 Challenges and Rewards of  Mentoring, two seasoned Business Advisers of Cleveland Mentors

September 19, 2017 How We Brought to Market 1,500 Food Products…And Still Counting, Tim Skaryd, Hospitality Sales & Marketing

October 17, 2017

Cleveland’s Resurgence and Entrepreneurial Spirit: A Must See for Entrepreneurs, David Gilbert, president and CEO of Destination Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the 2016 Host Committee for the RNC

November 14, 2017 Bioscience in Cleveland – A Vision for the Future, Jim Weisman, CEO-in-residence, BioEnterprise

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