CLE-BEE Corporate Spelling Bee

September 8th, 2016 was our inaugural Corporate Spelling Bee, sponsored by KeyBank and Lubrizol. 24 teams from Northeast Ohio competed against each other to see who would be the spelling champion. It was a great night, full of fun and raising awareness about the importance of literacy.


  1. This event would not have been possible without the support of The Lubrizol Corporation and KeyBank. We just want to say thank you for sponsoring this great event!
  2. To prepare for the bee a number of the teams had mini-bees to find their team members!
  3. In July Ciuni &Panichi Inc. had a fun mini-bee in the beautiful weather to find their team members.
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  7. We were very lucky to have some great people involved with the spelling bee! Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling from WKYC was our celebrity Emcee! A big thank you to her for helping us make the event a great one!
  8. The word list was kept secret and hidden away until given to our readers, Mike Snyder Sports Director from WTAM 1100 and Monyka Price, Chief of Education for the City of Cleveland, a few days before our bee.
  9. A few weeks before the big event we had some fantastic volunteers help us rehearse.