See why Ohio’s most successful entrepreneurs connect through EO.

Top 10 Reasons You Need EO:


Every EO member belongs to a Forum, a member-led, confidential peer program, that gives you the ability to tap into a group of 7-10 fellow business owners who can offer you direction based on their experiences.

Executive Education

Whether you are looking for fresh ideas, new skills, a toolkit of resources or a solution to challenges you face in your business, EO has the executive education to meet your needs.

EO Marketplace

Members have access to EO Marketplace, which allows EO members and nonmembers to offer exclusive product or service deals.

EO Connect

Leverage 10,000+ EO members around the world to learn and grow in business and life.

Global Events

Beyond your local chapter, EO members also have the opportunity to attend EO Global events that combine valuable learning programs with social and networking opportunities.

Chapter Events

Local chapter events bring all of EO Cleveland together for education, comradery and connections. EO Cleveland events allow members to connect on multiple levels and share our accomplishments, stresses and defeats.

Healthnetwork Foundation

The Healthnetwork Foundation connects members to the best health care and counseling in the world through alliances with top centers of medical excellence.


Through our EO Mentorship program, members can foster high-level leadership and establish personal development relationship with an assigned mentor or mentee in your area and in your industry.

EO Accelerator Program

For first-stage entrepreneurs, the EO Accelerator Program will help you with the new challenges you will face every day.

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the catalyst that inspires students entrepreneurs to reach new heights.

Strategic Alliance Partners

Thank you to the following organizations who help support EO Cleveland and our mission to bring entrepreneurs together. With their support, we are able to expand our programs and resources and create more opportunities for members to learn and grow.

The core strength of McDonald Hopkins is our 140 attorneys who work individually and together as part of specialized teams to help you strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. Each attorney has the expertise and knowledge to offer you the strongest legal options for your business, the skills and talent to guide you through whatever challenges you face, and the experience and understanding to provide you meaningful advice and recommendations.

2022 Events

Each of EO’s 196 chapters host a wide variety of local events designed to help members learn and grow as business leaders. Throughout the year, multiple chapters band together to create regional events that rival the best business-networking conferences in the world. Upon joining EO, you will be surrounded by entrepreneurs of all stages, all of whom are eager to make their mark.

Tenured Member Lunch with Christine Lobas

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Enjoy a private lunch with Christine Lobas, a 10-year member of EO Cleveland, where she will share her EO journey. Newer members can ask questions, get to know each other better [...]

Back by popular demand, Come connect with EO Cleveland and our Strategic Partners to hear the stories of our brave partners who are each given just 6 minutes and [...]

Moderator Training

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This training is geared toward future Moderators. Open to EO. REGISTER TODAY

Lunch with the CEO

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our Accelerators for lunch at noon and hear from an EO CLE Member/CEO. REGISTER TODAY

The Challenge of Managing Aging Parents

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Early in our lives, our parents were the ones who took care of us and showed us how to do the basic things of life. Now that they are [...]

Tenured Member Lunch with Lou Licata

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Enjoy a private lunch with Lou Licata, an 18-year member of EO Cleveland where he will share his EO journey. Newer members can ask questions, get to know each [...]

In this session, Author Noah St. John reveals what AFFORMATIONS are and why they are necessary. He will teach you how to change your life in less than five [...]

Learning Day: Execution

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Develop a Strategic Advantage Over Your Competitors One common challenge that quietly sneaks up on successful growth companies is the subtle transition from excellent, precise execution to passivity, complacency, [...]

Get ready for a first of its kind event! Representatives from each of the EO Cleveland Forums will battle it out in an epic Scripps National Spelling Bee competition [...]

Breakfast without the CEO

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Our very own Kirk Zehnder started something last year that made an impact on our chapter: He invited members to a breakfast with a prominent CEO on April17th only [...]

End of Year Celebration with our SAPs

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As our year wraps up, join us for an end of year celebration with our SAPs. We will enjoy a evening outside at Shoreby Club overlooking Lake Erie. It [...]

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