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2015 Annual Luncheon for Neighborhood Housing Services

Our next event for Tuesday was the 2015 Annual Luncheon for Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) which is celebrating 40 years of “achieving, preserving, and sustaining” home ownership. We heard two fine speakers who were Mr. Jonathan Mintz, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cities for Financial Empowerment, a national non-profit organization that supports […]


Painesville Chamber of Commerce

On Wednesday, March 25th, we started the day in the Village of Fairport Harbor where we took a tour of a the JM Performance Products Plant (JMPP) arranged the Painesville Chamber of Commerce. About 10 people got up early to go on this tour including Mr. Tim Manross, the mayor of Fairport Harbor and Mr. […]


Women of Excellence

On Tuesday, March 24th, we attended an Executive Caterers Corporate Club luncheon highlighting “Women of Excellence” attended by about 300 people. Among the people that we spoke to were Ms. Donese Harris, a counselor from Collinwood High School who really appreciated the work that Margaret W. Wong and Associates does. Ms. Harris told about her […]


Human Rights Campaign Fundraiser and Cuyahoga Democratic Party Dinner

A few weeks ago we attended a Human Rights Campaign party at the Bevy in Birdtown on Madison Avenue in Lakewood where were learned that there would be a fundraiser on Sunday, March 22nd, to provide an autistic boy with a service dog. We bought a ticket and decided to make this our first event […]


Cleveland International Film Festival and Liberia Fundraiser

From the City Club we went to Trinity Church on Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights to attend a fundraiser to on behalf of Liberia and the efforts to combat Ebola. We had a pleasant surprise when we encountered Ms. Joan Curran Darkortey, Co-founder of the Liberia Economic Development Initiative, who we have talked to several […]


Coffee and Conversation

Our first event for Friday, March 20th, was a “Coffee and Conversation” with U.S. Congressman David Joyce which was put on by the Mentor Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Inn on Reynolds Road. About 20 people turned up for this event including Ms. Laura Miller Gray, President of the Andy Nowacki Foundation. Ms. Gray […]


The Cleveland International Film Festival

On Thursday night we went to the Cleveland Film Festival to watch a documentary promoted by Plexus titled “Tab Hunter Confidential” about the actor/singer Tab Hunter who was the top box office star at Warner Brothers from 1955 to 1959. The film chronicled Mr. Hunter’s career and the problems that he faced for being gay […]


President Obama’s Speech at the City Club

Our second event on Wednesday involved a visit to Global Center for Health Innovation on St. Clair Avenue because that is where President Obama was scheduled to appear at 3 pm to give a speech on behalf of the City Club of Greater Cleveland centered on middle class economics. As City Club members, we allowed […]


The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cleveland

Tuesday, March 17th, was all about St. Patrick’s Day and so off we went to the East Side Irish American Club that morning to take Lolly the Trolley to the annual parade down Superior Avenue. This was only our second year attending the parade but many of the people who rode Lolly have been going […]


International Business Network

On Friday, March 13th, our first event was a program about international market volatility put on by the International Business Network (IBN) at the KeyBank Campus on Tiedeman Road in Parma. We attended a similar event last year at this location wherein the speakers were KeyBank officials Mr. Greg LaMonica and Mr. David Renta who […]