Northeast Ohio Chapter

2017 Winter Social, sponsored by Littler Mendelson

At first blush, the storefront for the event venue was a bit deceiving. It was, after all, just a tiny donut shop. Ah, but a secret entrance (password: Littler) took us through a narrow hallway that opened into to a club with a sprawling bar that held court over a dance floor and cozy seating areas.

Many of the 61 attendees—ACC NEO members, their guests and the Littler team—marveled at the space and said that it must be where the Beautiful People spent their evenings socializing when not being used for private events.

No one dared kick up their heels on the dance floor, but guests enjoyed sampling delicious cocktails and delightful small plates of seafood sliders, hummus and more as they caught up with old friends and made new ones, too.

Thank you again to the Littler team for sponsoring and hosting this year’s Winter Social!

ACC NEO Sponsor Appreciation Event

On Wednesday, October 11, we hosted our first Sponsor Appreciation Event at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Over 50 members, sponsors and their guests braved the rain and World Series’ home game traffic to join us in celebrating the firms and vendors that have made our chapter’s 2017 programming and events possible.

In addition to lively conversation with each other, attendees enjoyed live music, a comedian and a magician. A professional photographer not only took candid pics throughout the evening, but was also took professional head shots.

2017 Fall Social at Lago, sponsored by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

This year’s Fall Social found us on the EY Building rooftop patio. The sky was clear and the wind was sassier than usual, but no one seemed to mind, as we had breathtaking views of Lake Erie and downtown.

The over 50 attendees—ACC NEO members, their guests and the Vorys team—mingled as they nibbled on hot hors du oeuvres and sipped cocktails. The evening’s highlight was when a Professional Wine Geek (his term, not ours!) educated guests on the special selection of wine and cheese pairings provided by Lago, which is on the first floor of the same building.

Special thanks again to the Vorys team for sponsoring and hosting such a wonderful event!

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2017 Summer Social, sponsored by Jackson Lewis

When guests stepped into the second-floor event space at ACC NEO’s Annual Summer Social, they were greeted with grand views of downtown and Lake Erie from the room’s massive windows on three sides.

Hosted by Jackson Lewis, this year’s party was held at Nuevo, a one-year-old tequila bar in downtown Cleveland that is a mere stone’s throw from the lake on the north side, and the Rock Hall to the south.

The 76 attendees enjoyed delicious Latin-flavored hors du oeuvres (those spicy meatballs!), cocktails and live music. Outside the room, a wraparound balcony provided tables and chairs for attendees to relax and people-watch from.

2016 Winter Social, sponsored by Littler

The dark wooden stairs that led to the Society Lounge definitely gave the new downtown club its intended speakeasy air. 

However, once inside the venue, the atmosphere transformed into the perfect place for this year’s Winter Social, sponsored by Littler Mendelson.

Over 60 attendees—ACC NEO members, their guests and the Littler team—spent the evening enjoying the wonderful selection of cocktails, delicious hot and cold hors du oeuvres, and of course, each other’s company.

Thank you again to the Littler team for sponsoring and hosting such a wonderful event!

Tours n Tastings at Market Garden Brewery, sponsored by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

The weather outside wasn't so delightful the evening of ACC NEO's 2016 Fall Social, but the 50+ attendees—ACC NEO members, their guests and the Vorys team—didn't seem to mind at all.

The event was hosted at Market Garden Brewery's shiny new brewing facility, located across the parking lot from its namesake brewpub.

Upon being welcomed in the two-story entrance area, guests were nametagged, given four wooden coins and then directed to the upstairs bar area, where each coin could be traded for a tasting of draft beer. After their coins were used up, guests could also enjoy full-sized pints of their favorite brews. 

Attendees were pleased and impressed with the wonderful refreshments provided by Magnolia Catering, which included turkey meatballs, soft pretzels with warm beer cheese dip, and mini open-face beef tenderloin sandwiches. Nobody wanted to leave!

And for a while, we didn't have to: guided tours of the facility were offered throughout the event. While strolling through the brewery, sipping their Prosperity beers and nibbling on hors d'ouevres, more than a few people implied they could live there, especially close to the giant cooler. In fact, a black and white cat did live in the brewery, having "adopted" the place a few years back. Lucky cat.

Special thanks again to the Vorys team for sponsoring and hosting such a wonderful event!

2016 Jackson Lewis Summer Social at Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Terrific views, great music and a good time were had by all when Jackson Lewis hosted our Summer Social on June 28th at Zack Bruell’s Alley Cat Oyster Bar, which overlooks the Cuyahoga River on the bank of the East Flats.  

Over 60 guests enjoyed delicious seafood hors du oeuvres inside the restaurant’s second-floor private event space and chatted over cocktails on the adjacent open air patio, where the Cleveland Pops Orchestra Jazz Band played old and new favorites.

In typical Cleveland style, the early evening weather wasn’t as summer-y as some might have hoped, but the breezes were plenty and the clouds occasionally offered peeks of the sun.

Thank you again, Jackson Lewis!

2015 Jackson Lewis Summer Social at AZURE 

On June 18, 2015, more than 80 Northeast Ohio Chapter members and their guests gathered on the new rooftop sun lounge, Azure, at the Metropolitan at the 9 for our Jackson Lewis Summer Social.  In typical Cleveland tradition, the evening went from sun to rain and back to sun … but nothing dampened this party.  A jazz combo set the mood as people enjoyed conversation and sushi, crab cakes, an array of gourmet meats and cheeses, spreads, dips and desserts – too much to mention.  A great time was had by all!  Thank you JACKSON LEWIS!

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