Special Events

Encore NEO Partners with Geauga County Public Library to Host Encore 50+ Expo, May 31, 2019

Encore NEO is partnering with Geauga County Public Library to host Encore 50+ Expo for all things related to later-life careers and lifestyles. The Expo also commemorates Encore NEO's 5th anniversary.

May 31, 2019, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Geauga County Public Library Newbury Station Branch
14775 Auburn Roado
Newbury, OH  44065

Check back for details!


We're Moving to a New Location Starting April 22, 2019

Encore NEO has partnered with the Geauga County Public Library and starting Monday, April 22nd, all regularly scheduled Encore NEO Programming will be hosted at

Geauga County Public Library Newbury Station Branch
14775 Auburn Rd
Newbury Township, OH 44065.


FIRE Group (Financial Independence Retire Early 'Or Eventually') – New Group starts April 24, 2019

The FIRE movement is about maximizing savings by making smart spending decisions and investing the savings. The goal is to accumulate assets that produce enough passive income to provide for your living expenses. At that point you no longer need to work for money – your money will work for you! FIRE promotes a lifestyle that provides financial independence, flexibility, and balance. Join us to see how you can be part of the FIRE movement.

The group meets every Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

This group is open to all members of the public regardless of age at no charge. Encore NEO Members will have access to additional resources as well as access to a SLACK Channel to enable remote online participation at the weekly sessions and private conversations with other members between sessions.

Other Program Changes

  • Legacy Writers Write Again - Starting Wednesday, June 5, 2019  

After blazing the trail and self-publishing three books, Legacy Writers will begin another session of "Blogging Your Way to a Book" on June 5th. In this session the group will also learn how to podcast.

  • Encore Career Mastery Group – Every Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 p.m.  (New time)  (Online with SLACK)
    (formerly the Self-Employment Brain Trust)  

No stopping allowed! Maybe you found a job—full- or part-time. Maybe you're independent and got your first client or two. Maybe you're starting a business. This is no time to relax. This group will help you hone professional skills, manage challenges, and take your Encore Career to the next level. Become a Master at what you do!

  • The Legacy Toastmasters Group
    We plan to launch our very own Toastmasters Group by the end of 2019. Let us know if you are interested. Contact us at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com.


Our Regular Program Schedule includes:

  • Monday Morning Career Transition Speaker Series - addresses all areas of the age 50 + career transition.  CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Encore Career Accelerator Courses (ECAPs) - 8-session courses that focus on charting a new course, getting to financial independence, exploring self-employment, winning clients, principled negotiation, and more;
  • Weekly discussion groups for a deeper dive into the 50+ job search, Encore career mastery, and money management endeavors;
  • Advanced courses for those who want to start a new business, blog their way to a book, and/or become a public speaker; and
  • One-on-one coaching.

See the overview of programming schedule HERE!


Starting a Business: What Is It Like To Be An Entrepreneur

This ongoing program provides one-on-one support for those interested in starting a new business.  CLICK HERE for more information.


Consultative Selling Skills Workshop - Held Saturday, January 26, 2019

Owen Foster of Sustainable Growth Consulting presented a 1/2-day overview course about the four key elements that comprise the selling process. Participants learned how to establish trust, define needs, create a partnership approach, and close the sale – valuable skills to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business development efforts.


Encore NEO Lake County Open House - Held Wednesday, September 12, 2018

We introduced our new programs and services at our Lake County Open House on Wednesday, September 12.

CLICK HERE to see Tawana Roberts' article in the The News-Herald September 13, 2018.

Common Ground 2018 - Held Sunday, June 24, 2018

In partnership with Lakeland Community College, Encore NEO hosted a Cleveland Foundation Common Ground Conversation at Lakeland's new HIVE Center on June 24th. After an introduction by former Congressman Dennis Eckart, participants discussed ways local members of the "Baby Boomer" generation can use their experience, expertise and wisdom to help make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic. The conversation was just a beginning - we invite you to join our weekly Encore NEO programming (check the calendar!) and other future events.