NEO Rising – Sold Out

When: October 7, 2021 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

NEO Rising: Celebrating Today. Building Tomorrow.

This event is at full capacity.

Join us to celebrate economic development professionals and achievements accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region.


4:30 – 5:30 pm: Registration/Networking with heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits

5:30 pm: Program Begins

  • Bill Koehler, Team NEO CEO
  • 2021 Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champions
  • A conversation with United states Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and Bill Koehler

7:00 pm: Adjourn


United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves

Team NEO regional economic development champion awardees:

Business Leader: Kimberly Riley, President, Hylant Cleveland

Economic Development Leader: Brad Whitehead, Past President and Senior Advisor, Special Projects: The Fund for Our Economic Future 

Community Leader: Lee Friedman, CEO, College Now Greater Cleveland

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