NEO Rising

When: October 22, 2020 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Virtual NEO Rising Celebration

Join business leaders, elected officials and economic development colleagues as we celebrate the power of Northeast Ohio’s economic development network and how it has been helping our region navigate the next normal.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker this year is John Morikis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at The Sherwin-Williams Company. Northeast Ohio has been home for Sherwin-Williams since its founding more than 150 years ago. Morikis will discuss the company’s past, present and future in Northeast Ohio, including its recent decision to build its new headquarters in downtown Cleveland and R&D center in Brecksville.

Morikis will share his perspective on the company’s selection to remain in Northeast Ohio after a competitive review process, thus further committing to the prosperity of the region for many years to come. 

Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champions

We will also recognize four individuals who have advanced the region’s strategy as Team NEO Regional Economic Development Champions: 

Business Leader
Ward J. (Tim) Timken, Jr., CEO, McKinley Strategies

Economic Development Leader
Brian E. Hall, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, GCP Equity and Inclusion

Community Leaders
Mayor Dan Horrigan, City of Akron
County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County

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