NOCA Nites Event Thursday

If you attend one of these events, please follow up with a comment. Contact me if there’s a networking event readers should attend.

Industry events

11/11 American Marketing Assoc. Cleveland Chapter: Buzz Marketing: Converting The Buzz Into Sales, 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Downtown, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, I have to some of this chapter’s events.

11/11 NEO STC Networking Lunch, noon, Fat Fish Blue, Cleveland, One of my “Go-To” events; don’t have to be a member to attend.

11/12 American Marketing Assoc. Akron-Canton Chapter: Social Media 101 and What It Means To The B-to-B World, 5:30 p.m., Mustard Seed Market, Akron, $40 nonmembers, I have not yet attended this chapter’s events.

11/12 International Assoc. of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland Chapter: What Skills Communicators Need Now and in The Future, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Akron General Health and Wellness Center-West, Akron-Fairlawn, $15 nonmembers, I went to the first session last week at Corporate College East.

11/12 NEO STC monthly meeting: Why Publishing Is No Longer The Last Step In The Process, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Parker Hannifin, Mayfield Heights, $20-meeting, $35 with dinner, nonmembers, I have been to monthly meetings that interested me.

11/12 NOCAnites Networking Soiree, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Taxel Image Group, Cleveland, $20, Has been one of my “Go-To” events this year. NOCA is a group that brings together all NE Ohio communications and marketing trade groups.

11/16 Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) Cleveland Monthly Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Windows on the River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers, Speaker: Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President, Cuyahoga Community College. I have not attended these lunches.

11/17 Cleveland Social Media Club: Social Media and Security, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Falls Communications, Cleveland, pricing:TBA, I attended some SMC events this summer.

11/18 American Advertising Federation Cleveland Chapter: Seven Secrets to How Advertising Really, Truly, Actually Works, 8 a.m., Taylor Institute, University of Akron, Akron, $25 nonmembers,

11/19 American Advertising Federation 32 Below group Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m., R.J. Bolands, Cleveland, Young professionals unit of Cleveland chapter. Attended Halloween party this group cohosted and bombed mixing and mingling.

11/19 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group monthly meeting: Winning With One, 6 p.m., Dodd Camera and Video Downtown, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers, Attended one meeting.

11/19 SME After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Flying Fig, Cleveland, Have not attended this event, yet.

11/19 Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) Cleveland Chapter: Entrepreneur Journalism in The Digital Age, noon, Doubletree Inn Downtown, Cleveland, $25 nonmembers, RSVP to Tom Moore at, I have attended events that interested me.

Non-industry events

11/09 Pamper Me Pretty – Professional Women’s Networking, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Solstice Salon, Lakewood, $5 donation to Purple Lights Nights, found it on LinkedIn events; some of my connections indicated an interest, “Meet plenty of new business contacts while being pampered.”

11/10 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Home Office Link: Technology Stress Reduction, 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Beachwood Business Development Center, Beachwood, $5, Thanks to Sherri H. for alerting me to these events.

11/10 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After Five, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Homewood Suites, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, I need to attend at least one.

11/10 CLE Tech Night 2.0, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Market Avenue Wine Bar, Cleveland, some of my LinkedIn connections are interested in this; on LinkedIn events section. Open social event for Cleveland’s technology community.

11/10 Cleveland Professional 20/30 monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Club at Key Tower, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers, This month cohosted with National Society of Hispanic MBAs; guest speaker: Andrew Jackson, Greater Cleveland Partnership Sr. VP and Executive Dir., Commission on Economic Inclusion. I have not attended this lunch series.

11/10 Linked Local Cleveland’s 1st Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Rockside, Independence, $5, Face-to-face event for one of the latest LinkedIn networking groups.

11/10 Small Nonprofit Series: Social Media for Nonprofits, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., Ideacenter at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, free but register, contact Stephanie Reed, Speaker: George Nemeth, one of Cleveland’s pioneer bloggers. Speaker series for Ideastream.

11/10 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects networking group evening event, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, Also doubles as the restaurant’s monthly networking event. I have attended this; small turnout and hoping attendance improves.

11/12 Cleveland Professionals Group weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., One Cleveland Center, Visit as guest, contact Bob Nemeth or Christopher Ernst, I have not attended these meetings.

11/12 COSE Home Business Network Social: My Ugly Home Office Finale, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Today’s Business Products, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers,

11/12 NEO Usability Professionals Assoc. Celebrates World Usability Day, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Corporate College East, Warrensville Heights, free but register, Local chapter’s events for 5th anniversary of World Usability Day. Interested in attending because one of topics is web writing.

11/12 Noon at Nance: Broadcasting, Content Creation and Branding, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, free (?) double check, Speakers include Editor-in-Chief and Dan Hanson, “Great Lakes Geek.” Lunch series for CSU’s urban affairs school. Have not attended, yet.

11/12 PHriends Group Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Bier Market, Cleveland, free, Network and learn about Providence House, one of nation’s longest operating crisis nurseries.

11/13 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Weekly Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., West Side Market Cafe, Cleveland, free and don’t need to be a member, Good excuse to go to West Side Market.

11/16 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Browns Monday Night Football, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Barley House, Cleveland, food and drinks, then on to the Stadium to watch the Browns battle the Baltimore Ravens, $60 nonmembers,

11/16 Drew’s Next Big LinkedIn Networking Event, Gray’s Historic Armory, Cleveland, $10, Found on LinkedIn events. Hosted by Drew Grdina, who threw the last LinkedIn event I attended in July at Shaker Heights Country Club. Will have breakout sessions and door prizes.

11/16 Young Nonprofit Professionals Movie Night, The Capitol Theatre, Gordon Square Arts District, Cleveland, time and price TBA,, chapters button, Cleveland.

11/17 NetWorks Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Houlihan’s, Southpark Mall, Strongsville, $5, found on LinkedIn events, “Fantastic networking with half-price wine specials.” Another networking organization setting up shop in NE Ohio.

11/17 Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Group Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Winking Lizard, Independence, a LinkedIn group, found on LinkedIn events section; to attend, send request to join group.

11/18 Northeast Ohio Accounting and Finance Professionals Happy Hour Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Corner Alley, Cleveland, found on LinkedIn events section, register there to attend.

11/18 Northeast Ohio Software Assoc. Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Pilla Center, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, $20 nonmembers, Held quarterly; I attended the Spring event in Independence. A “Go-To” event if involved in Tech.

11/18 First Networking Social, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Cyrano’s Northfield, free, “Any business owner wanting to network, share ideas and grow their business.”

11/19 Cleveland Professionals Group weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., One Cleveland Center, Visit as guest, contact Bob Nemeth or Christopher Ernst, I have not attended these meetings.

11/20 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Weekly Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., West Side Market Cafe, Cleveland, free and don’t need to be a member, Good excuse to go to West Side Market.

11/20 Cleveland Professional 20/30: Explore the Q, 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Pricing and more TBA,

11/20-22 Cleveland Start up Weekend, 10 a.m., Ideacenter at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, $75, Devote an entire weekend to getting a business or project off the ground with help. Love to go; I think this is the same weekend I have a computer class.

11/20 Key4Women Forum and Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Embassy Suites Rockside, Independence, $20, Speaker: Barbara Stanny, fee benefits YWCA of Greater Cleveland, Key4Women Forum “provides financial education and promotes financial independence for women.”

11/23 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant, Twinsburg, free, I have attended this; free munchies and attendance fluctuates.

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2 comments so far

  1. Kavita Sherman on

    Thanks for all this information, Pat, and for mentioning the upcoming 11/12 IABC Cleveland event in Fairlawn.

  2. Sherri Henkin on

    I attended Beachwood’s Home Office Link (HOL) today, 11/10. Phil Setnik ( de-mystified technology and provided great information and guidelines about storage, tools (from phones to netbooks), back-ups, and firewalls. Wonderful presentation with useful information for the home office and small business. HOL meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Beachwood Chamber of Commerce office.

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