October 15, 2019: Chapter Meeting

Keynote Presentation


Keynote Speaker:  Dan Ruminski,  President, Martison – Nicholls, Inc. and Cleveland History Storyteller

Cleveland’s Great Millionaire’s Row

Dan Ruminski is a lifelong resident of the Cleveland area. He is a graduate of Orange High School as well as John Carroll University receiving a B.A. Degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. After graduating college, Dan served in the Vietnam War. Upon his return from the War, Dan began a teaching and coaching career at Gilmore Academy. He left teaching to purchase his company Martinson-Nicholls, Inc.  As President of Martinson-Nicholls, Inc., for the last 25 years, Dan has taken the company from a small local player to a much larger  international force in the area of floor matting and pressure sensitive anti-slip tapes.  Working niche markets and inventing solutions for customer problems has caused sales to grow over 500% in 25 years.

The Cleveland Storyteller began in April of 2008 at Gates Mills Library. Forty people were expected and over 100 attended. Motivated by his passion and the response he is experiencing to his talks, Dan continues to research Cleveland history, specifically the families of Millionaire’s Row and their contribution to Cleveland’s greatness during the years 1875-1929. Join us on October 15 to hear a marvelous story about the “Row” and the day-to-day lifestyles, fortunes and tragedies of its families.

Professional Development Session

Presented by SunTrust Bank

Topic: Reducing Employees’ Financial Stress to Enhance Culture and Performance

Roughly half or Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and 8 out of 10 identify money as a significant source of stress in their lives. We will explore the role companies can play in reducing employees’ financial stress and the positive benefit this can have on company culture and performance.

Speaker:  Drew Egan, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank

Event Details/Registration


Date: Tuesday, October  15, 2019


  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Professional Development Session
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Address


The Union Club of Cleveland
1211 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

Complimentary valet parking available – access by entering the Union Club garage on E. 12th.