Thursday May 14, 2020

Cleveland Leadership Prayer Breakfast

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Akron Leadership Prayer Luncheon


A unifying, uplifting event (in 2 locations) providing great networking with local leaders and an inspiring message of hope.

This is a can’t miss event for business and professional people.

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Keynote Speaker Michael Franzese

Mafia, Money, Love, Loyalty, & God


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For anyone who has ever felt like they were in a “no way out situation,” Michael Franzese has a powerful story to share for you.

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Celebrate with Us

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30th Annual Cleveland Breakfast

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20th Annual Akron Luncheon


Thursday May 14, 2020




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Network and be encouraged

People are always amazed at how many friends and business contacts they meet at these events. Join us to connect with a diverse group of local business and community leaders.


Listen to key leaders pray for our city & nation

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Before the presentation from our keynote speaker, three leaders from the business and community sector will briefly pray for the leaders of our nation, city, and all of us.

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Dr. Rachel Talton – CEO of Synergy Marketing Strategy and Research Inc. praying for our mayor, state, and local leaders.


Hear a powerful message of hope

Every year attendees say, “that was the best speaker yet”. Our keynote speaker, Michael Franzese will surely satisfy your curiosities and leave you feeling inspired.

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Be a friend – invite a friend

Countless local business and professional people have been surprised to find greater hope and life-changing purpose at one of these events. So, why not share this good news with others?

44,000+ Attendees

30 Years of Prayer

Countless Connections

Two Events You Don’t Want to Miss



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30th Annual Cleveland Breakfast

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1200+ people attended last year’s breakfast in Cleveland, OH. New and old friends alike joined us for a message of hope for our city and nation. Join us this year at the Cleveland I-X Center.


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20th Annual Akron Luncheon

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400+ people attended last year’s luncheon in Akron, OH. New and old friends alike joined us for a message of hope for our city and nation. Join us this year at The Tangier Event Center.



Cleveland Breakfast Schedule

Thursday May 14, 2020

I-X Center
One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, Ohio


7
Networking

Take a few minutes to find your seat, grab a cup of coffee, and chat with some like-minded business and professional people.

7:30
Welcome and Breakfast

You will be welcomed by our MC and then given some time to eat breakfast while you get to know the people around your table.

7:45
Prayer for Local and National Leaders

Join our diverse group of executives, business owners and community leaders as we pray for our city, state, nation and the officials that serve us in government and the military. We invite you to pray silently with them.

8
Keynote Speaker Michael Franzese

Hear Michael’s story about Mafia, Money, Love, Loyalty and God.

8:50
Wrap Up

We will officially dismiss at 9am but you will have time to continue networking until 10am. We encourage you to continue to make important connections before you head back to work.


Akron Luncheon Schedule

Thursday May 14, 2020

The Tangier Event Center
532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313


11:30
Networking

Take a few minutes to find your seat, grab a cup of coffee, and chat with some like-minded business and professional people.

12
Welcome and Lunch

You will be welcomed by our MC and then given some time to eat lunch while you get to know the people around your table.

12:15
Prayer for Local and National Leaders

Join our diverse group of executives, business owners and community leaders as we pray for our city, state, nation and the officials that serve us in government and the military. We invite you to pray silently with them.

12:30
Keynote Speaker Michael Franzese

Hear Michael’s story about Mafia, Money, Love, Loyalty and God.

1:20
Wrap Up

We will officially dismiss at 1:30pm but you will have time to continue networking until 2:30pm. We encourage you to continue to make important connections before you head back to work.

About Us



Leadership

Our events are made possible by our generous sponsors, hardworking volunteers and dedicated steering committee members.

The Cleveland Leadership Prayer Breakfast event is co-chaired by:

  • Anthony M. Ciepiel – CEO, Step2 Discovery

  • Joe DiRocco – Regional President of Northeast Ohio, Fifth Third Bank

  • Fred Koury – President and CEO, Smart Business Network

  • Brenda Leisinger – President, Right Team, Inc.

  • Mary Messuti – COO, TestOil Corporation & CBWC, Founder & CEO

The Akron Leadership Prayer Luncheon event is co-chaired by:

  • Roger Emerson – Intellectual Property Attorney, Emerson Thomson Bennett, LLC

  • Steve ConzamanArea Director, CBMC NE Ohio

  • Brenda Leisinger – President, Right Team, Inc.

  • Mary Messuti – COO, TestOil Corporation & CBWC, Founder & CEO

  • Stacey Zahoranski – Wealth Advisor, Zahoranski Wealth Management, LLC & CBWC Akron

Getting Involved

If you’d like to get in touch with our staff or help us work behind the scenes, please email us at neohio@cbmc.com.

Mission

  • To provide a community gathering event that includes an encouraging message from a guest speaker, scripture readings, and prayer for our city and nation given by a diverse group of local business and community leaders.

  • To convene a yearly breakfast/luncheon emphasizing the importance of invoking the direction and blessing of God on NE Ohio, offering an invitation to all who would desire to attend.

  • To foster goodwill between the various facets and groups of our community, encouraging mutuality of trust by the acknowledgement of the higher authority and leadership of God.

Organizers

Our breakfast and luncheon events are organized by Northeast Ohio’s Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC) and Christian Business Women’s Connection (CBWC). We also have a volunteer steering committee, consisting of a variety of business and community men and women.

History

Based on past attendance, we are expecting over 1400 people at this year’s Cleveland breakfast, and over 400 at the Akron luncheon. Past speakers have included well-known movers and shakers in the community, such as Adolph Coors IV, Elizabeth Dole, Cal Thomas, Chuck Colson, Pat Williams, Sam Rutgliano, Ken Blanchard, and many others.

Don’t Wait!

Registration Ends May 7, 2020


Reserve your seat today to attend the premiere gathering of local business leaders in Northeast Ohio. Seating is limited.

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Cleveland Breakfast

Thursday May 14, 2019
International Exposition Center
One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135

Akron Luncheon

Thursday May 14, 2019
The Tangier
532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303