Community calendar

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Feb. 16: Where Do We Go From Here: The Future of Global Trade
Cleveland Council on World Affairs Foreign Policy Forum featuring Ambassador Tony Wayne. $25, Members $15; Full-time students $5
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | The Union Club

Feb. 16: Akron Roundtable featuring Chief Calvin D. Williams
Akron Roundtable brings speakers to Akron who inform, educate and stimulate listeners on topics of importance to the region, the country and the world. In February, the featured speaker is City of Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams (LC 2017).
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Quaker Station (Akron, OH)

Mar. 2: Fathers’ Night Out
Come meet Tim Farley and Brian Marino and enjoy local Cleveland beers on top, pizza and wings and learn about planning strategies for families with children with autism.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Skylight Financial Group

Mar. 2: COSE Annual Meeting
Featuring a panel of well-known local small business owners –the stars of LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s hit reality TV series “Cleveland Hustles” – sharing their expertise and experiences followed by an interactive reception.
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | House of Blues

Mar. 31: NHS of Greater Cleveland 42nd Annual Luncheon
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Milt Sharp, Jr., President, eHome America.
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Bohemian National Hall

Apr. 8: Strongsville Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
This show will feature artists and crafters selling original handmade items. Full concession stand by locally owned Billy’s Hut. Admission $3, children 12 & under are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Strongsville Ehrnfelt Recreation Center

Apr. 13: Faces of Change Luncheon
This luncheon raises awareness about rape and sexual abuse as well as financial support for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center – the only local agency supporting survivors. Glennon Doyly Melton, New York Times bestselling author will share her inspiring story.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Hilton Cleveland Downtown

May 6: 15th Annual Walk Rock and Run
The Diversity Center’s 5k run/walk and 1 mile family walk will begin and end at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum with free entry into the Rock Hall, the Great Lakes Science Center and USS Cod Submarine Memorial for registered participants. New this year is The Carl & Louis Stokes Corporate Challenge.
10:00 a.m. | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Jun. 3: Grand Illusion: A Magical Odyssey
Guests will be taken on a magical odyssey discovering what makes fiction into reality as they journey through the transformed Allen Theatre complex at the Cleveland Play House Annual Benefit.
5:30 p.m. | The Allen Theatre

Jun. 22-23: The 2017 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality
The Policy Summit is a forum for outside-the-Beltway policy discussions and will highlight the latest research and field initiatives on topics related to equitable development.
Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Jul. 15: CONCACAF Gold Cup
For the first time ever, Cleveland is hosting the CONCACAF Gold Cup! Taking place every two years, the Gold Cup is the region's most popular national team tournament. Featuring the best players from 12 nations, the competition draws capacity crowds and millions of television viewers across the region and around the world.
FirstEnergy Stadium


Other opportunities

Scalerator NEO
Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation are bringing a proven program (Scalerator) to Northeast Ohio for entrepreneurs and leaders that want to deliver immediate growth into their business and are open to learning new ways to do so. The cohort-based educational program is led by world-class faculty from Babson (#1 Entrepreneurship School in the U.S.), Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School and other leading entrepreneurship schools and is a mix of peer-to-peer exercises and faculty-led workshops, which have helped more than 100 companies enter into new, rapid growth. This is not time away from your business; it is time to focus on growing your business with like-minded leaders.

Scalerator NEO’s first program runs from April – October 2017 and is FREE for 15-20 selected companies (of any industry) with roughly $5 million to $15 million in annual sales. There has been a very nice response to this exciting first-time program. To learn more about Scalerator NEO and if it is right for your company, go to for more information.