Where Do I Network Next?

As an Editorial Assistant for American Machinist magazine, I was in charge of compiling industry events for the magazines and the website.

This summer, I have fallen back into this, sending alerts out via LinkedIn to a small group of writers and other communications professionals who are looking for work.

So now, instead of sending out individual alerts, I will be using this to let them know about these events, industry and nonindustry. I don’t why I did not do this sooner.

Industry events

9/17 NEO Society for Technical Communicators monthly networking lunch, noon, Hoggy’s, Valley View. www.neostc.org. This is one of my “Go To”events because you don’t have to be a member to attend.

9/21 Sales and Marketing Executives Cleveland networking luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Windows on the River, Cleveland, $40 nonmember. www.smecleveland.com. I have not been to this yet.

9/24 Sales and Marketing Executives Cleveland Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Moxie, Beachwood, free. www.smecleveland.com. I have not been to this yet.

9/24 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Dodd Camera & Video, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers. www.cdpug.org. I went to a meeting last year because it previewed Adobe Creative Suite 4, including InDesign, which I still need to learn.

Nonindustry events

9/18 COSE Coffee with COSE, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Corporate College East, Warrensville Heights, free. www.cose.org I have not been to this yet.

9/18 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club weekly Networking Breakfast Club, 8 a.m., West Side Market Cafe, Cleveland, www.cleveland2030.org. I would like to go to this.

9/21 Women In Networking (WIN) meeting+Guest Day, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., 5885 Landerbrook Dr., Mayfield Heights, two meetings free, www.wincleveland.org. I did check this group out. Eastside, female, small business owners.

9/22 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects networking group, 7:30 a.m., Twinsburg Fitness Center, contact Tim Edgington, 330.425.1269. It is looking for members who also want to be part of the Chamber. I have dropped in.

9/23 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m., Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Woodmere,$10 nonmembers, www.beachwood.org. Definitely go to this! Good networking opportunity.

9/24 Young Professionals of Akron Bonfire & Hayride, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 3486 Riverview Rd., Akron, www.ypakron.org. Saw this on the Cleveland Business Connects magazine calendar.

9/25 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club weekly Networking Breakfast Club, 8 a.m., West Side Market Cafe, Cleveland,www.cleveland2030.org.

9/28 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m., Blue Canyon restaurant, tavern, Twinsburg, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Free munchies. Monthly event that I have been to. The first time I went, a good turn out. Later trips, not so good. It fluctuates. Small business owners.

9/29 Northeast Ohio Software Assoc. (NEOSA) Networking Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hyland Software, Westlake, $20 nonmembers, www.cose.org. Definitely go to this if you want to work in tech. This group is part of COSE and I went to one of these in March.

9/30 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Beachwood Community Center, Beachwood, $20 nonmembers, www.beachwood.org. Another “Go To” event for job or business networking. Held quarterly; I went in the spring and collected a lot of cards. Seats by industry, so try to get them to put you with industry you want to work in.

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1 comment so far

  1. Toni on

    This is a great idea! It keeps all the networking events in one place.


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