Sprout Connections Speed Networking This Week

Please comment if you attend any of the listed events or if you like the list.

Industry Events

01/26 Web Association: Web and Technology Trends of 2010, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Windows On The River, Cleveland, $25, webassociation.org. I have attended events that interested me.

01/27 NOCA One Industry Forum: Selling Cleveland, 7:30 a.m., The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $20, register at http://www.plaindealer.com/noca, mynoca.com. I have attended this group’s networking events.

01/27 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Cleveland Chapter: A Billion Dollars Of Developments And What They Mean To Downtown Cleveland, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Windows On The River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers,www.prsacleveland.org. Panel discussion featuring scheduled representatives from MMPI, casino and Flats East Bank projects. I have been to lunches that interested me.

01/28 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG): The Google Chronicles:CDPUG Edition, 6 p.m., Dodd Camera downtown, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers, http://cdpug.org. I only attended one meeting.

01/28 SME Cleveland Business After Hours, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Cleveland, contact Kristen at 216-621-6200, http://smecleveland.com.

01/29 Press Club of Cleveland Lunch, 11:30 a.m., Terrace Club, Progressive Field, Cleveland, $30 nonmembers, www.pressclubcleveland.com. Meet new Indians Manager Manny Acta. I have attended lunches that interested me.

02/03 American Advertising Federation Cleveland Chapter 32 Below Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Table 45, Cleveland, free, www.aafcleveland.com. Young professionals unit social event.

02/04 Society of Professional Journalists Cleveland Chapter: Toggling From Journalist To Author, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Lakewood Public Library, Lakewood, $5, www.spjchapters.org/cleveland. Three panelists discuss how to they made transition from journalist to author.

02/10 Lake Communicators: Rebranding An Organization’s Name Change, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Lake Metroparks Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe, $25 nonmembers, www.lakecommunicators.com. I have not attended these lunches.

02/11 Public Relations Society of America Akron Chapter: The World’s Most Well-Known Brand And How Public Relations Sells It, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin University Center, University of Akron, $30 nonmembers, akronprsa.org. I have not attended these lunches.

02/11 NEO Society of Technical Communicators (STC): An Overview of Trends, Tools and Technologies In Software User Assistance, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Rockwell Automation, Mayfield Heights, $20 nonmembers for meeting or $35 with dinner, www.neostc.org. I have been to meetings that interested me.

02/16 American Marketing Assoc. Akron/Canton Chapter: Revitalizing And Relaunching Your Brand From the Inside Out, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Mustard Seed Market and Cafe, Fairlawn/Akron, $40 nonmembers, www.akroncantonama.org. I have not attended these meetings.

Nonindustry Events

01/26 Tuesday Morning Talkers Toastmasters Group Open House, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Corporate College West, Westlake, free, www.toastmasters.org .

01/27 Northeast Ohio Software Assoc. (NEOSA) Networking Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Wooltex Gallery, Tower Press Building, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers,www.cose.org. I attended this one year ago; quarterly event. Go if you want to work in Tech.

01/27 Sprout Connections Speed Networking, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Bar Louie, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, $18 advance or $25 at door, www.sproutconnections.com. Ten percent of proceeds usually goes to a  Cleveland nonprofit. Possible stop for me.

01/28 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, www.clevelandprofessionals.com. I have not attended these meetings. Recently denied opportunity to attend as a guest.

01/28 Link to Hudson Kickoff, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Country Club of Hudson, Hudson, $15, Found it on LinkedIn events section; LinkedIn group “for those interested in connecting with other people in the Hudson area.” First face-to-face event; some of my connections indicated an interest. Some proceeds now to go to Haiti disaster assistance.

01/28 Northeast Ohio Young Professional Women, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Champp’s, Crocker Park, Westlake, www.meetup.com/northeast-ohio-young-professional-women. “Networking group for women, 22-35, maneuver the business world and to help foster young professional women’s growth.”

01/29 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Weekly Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., West Side Market Cafe, Cleveland, free and don’t need to be a member, www.cleveland2030.org. Good excuse to go to West Side Market.

02/02 City of Independence Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Shula’s 2, Independence, $14 nonmembers, www.cuyahogavalleychamber.org. Guest speaker: Garry Waters, Cleveland State Uni. Head Basketball Coach.

02/02 NEO Green Building Social Networking Session, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Prosperity Social Club, Cleveland, free, www.neogbc.org.

02/04 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, www.clevelandprofessionals.com. I have not attended these meetings.

02/04 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Around Town Event, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Blind Pig Speakeasy, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

02/05 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Weekly Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., West Side Market Cafe, Cleveland, free and don’t need to be a member, www.cleveland2030.org. Good excuse to go to West Side Market.

02/08 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Cleveland Chapter: Rethinking Philanthropy: Understanding New Philanthropy, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Coffee House, University Circle, Cleveland, free, www.ynpn.org /chapters/ynpn in your area. Highlights Cleveland Social Venture Partners.

02/09 COSE Swap 25/Power Networking, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Moosehead Hook and Ladder, Olmstead Falls, $10, www.cose.org. Quarterly event; speed networking with small business owners. I attended the Fall event in Sept.

02/09 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce: YPN Speaker Series: Networking: Getting Connected To Your Community, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin University Center, University of Akron, $25 nonmembers, www.greaterakronchamber.org.

02/09 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects networking group event, 5:30 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Group’s monthly evening event that also doubles as the restaurant’s networking event. I have been to this; free munchies.

02/11 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, www.clevelandprofessionals.com. I have not attended these meetings.

02/11 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners Cleveland Chapter Networking Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., Vacarros, Bath/Akron, free, www.nawbocleveland.org.

02/12 Chipotle Networking Group: Carnitas and Connections, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chipotle, Hudson, free, LinkedIn networking group, found it on LinkedIn events section.

02/12 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Weekly Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., West Side Market Cafe, Cleveland, free and don’t need to be a member, www.cleveland2030.org. Good excuse to go to West Side Market.

02/18 Networking Power Hours, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Champp’s Americana, Valley View, $5, www.meetup.com/networkingpowerhours/. Some of my connections interested in this event.

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 propchockatyahoo.com or go to www.linkedin.com/in/patropchock.

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