Slim Pickings For Post Holiday Networking

Happy holidays to all readers!

The list is short this week because there are not many networking events scheduled after the holidays. I tried to keep it to those scheduled until Jan. 15.

This is a good time to let us know if this list has helped you to connect to a group.

I’m in a rough patch now. This is my third Christmas without paying writing work. I’m still looking to connect to someone with information that will lead me to work as a web writer/editor.

Industry Events

01/07/2010 Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Cleveland Chapter Masters Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., La Strada, Cleveland, nonmember pricing not listed, Sharing goals and aspirations for 2010.

01/13 American Marketing Assoc. Cleveland Chapter: Social Media at Work: Success Stories From Everyday Users, 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, I have been to events that interested me. Nonmember price always steep.

01/14  Northeast Ohio Society of Technical Communications (NEOSTC) monthly meeting: Using WordPress for Your Professional Website, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Bar Louie, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, nonmember cost TBA,

01/14 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter: Navigating Through The Changing Media Landscape, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Martin Center, University of Akron, Akron, $30 nonmembers, Did not know that Akron had its own PRSA chapter.

Nonindustry Events

12/28 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant, Twinsburg, free, Free munchies; I have attended this; attendance fluctuates.

12/30 The Entrepreneurs Club of America Lake County Chapter Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., LaMalfa, $23, Guest speaker: George Nemeth on social media. I have not attended any of this group’s functions.

01/05/2010 Jewish Business Alliance Speed Networking, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Huntington Green Meeting Room, University Heights, $5 and registration, First such event for this group.

01/12 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Night, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, The networking group’s evening event; also doubles as the restaurant’s monthly networking event. I have been to this; free munchies.

01/13 Cleveland 20/30 Professionals Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Club at Key Tower, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers, Guest speaker: Reggie Stover, Chief Talent Officer for the Cleveland Clinic. I have not attended these monthly lunches.

01/14 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners Networking Lunch, noon, Vaccaro’s, Bath/Akron, nonmember price TBA,

01/14 Young Professionals Akron Annual Kickoff Meeting and Networking, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Akron-Summit County Main Library/Crave, Akron, nonmember price not listed,

01/15 TGIF Alumni Night Out, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Reddstone, Cleveland, free, RSVP to 216-687-2078 or Found it on LinkedIn events section. Monthly evening event for Cleveland State Uni. Alumni Assoc.

Pat Ropchock is a Writer/Editor who provides online and/or print content. Her background includes content to business-to-business magazines, including their e-newsletters and websites, newsletters and newspapers. If you need website copy, blog posts, articles, e-newsletters, or other materials, contact Pat at or go to


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