NEOSTC Lunch This Week

Where did I go last week? I dragged fellow networker Debbie L. to an event Tuesday by National Assoc. of Women Business Owners Cleveland Chapter and Women In Sports and Events Cleveland Chapter. It was held at an interesting venue – Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Walford Industrial Park, Cleveland westside.

The park is actually three to four courses, constructed of wood, for those into X Games-style biking.

Even though it was touted as a joint event, I did not meet any WISE members, and it appeared only one attended. If your group announces it’s cohosting an event, group members need to attend.

For me, it was an OK event in an interesting location.

Industry Events

03/18 NEO Society of Technical Communicators (NEOSTC) Networking Lunch, noon-1:30 P.M., Bronte Bistro/Joseph Beth Booksellers, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, free RSVP, www.neostc.org. One of my “Go-To” events.

03/22 Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) of Cleveland Networking Luncheon: Marketing A Minor League Team, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Windows on the River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers, www.smecleveland.com.

03/23 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Cleveland Chapter Chili Cook-off, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Blind Pig Speakeasy, Cleveland, $10, www.aafcleveland.com.

03/23 Cleveland Social Media Club March Meeting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, free RSVP and BYOB, clevelandsmc.ning.com. Breakout sessions by Play House staff.

03/23 Web Association: Put The Spring Back In Your E-mail Marketing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Windows on the River, Cleveland, $25, www.webassociation.org.

03/25 AAF Cleveland Chapter: How Multi-Cultural Marketing Can Impact Your Business’ Bottom Line, 8:30 a.m., Virginia Marti College of Art and Design, Lakewood, $25 nonmembers, www.aafcleveland.com.

03/25 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG): InDesign CS4’s Tips, Tricks and Time Savers For Everyday Use, 6 p.m., Dodd Camera and Video Downtown, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers, cdpug.org. Possible stop for me.

03/25 International Assoc. of Business Communicators Cleveland Chapter: Take 5 With Shonali Burke: Nonprofit Communication in The Digital Age, noon-3 p.m., Wyndam at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, $100 nonmembers or $65 members in transition, iabccleveland.com.

03/25 SME Cleveland Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Brothers Lounge, Cleveland, free, www.smecleveland.com.

03/31 Northeast Ohio Communication Advocates (NOCA) One Industry Forum: Social Media and Interactive Marketing, 7:30 a.m., The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $20, http://www.plaindealer.com/noca, mynoca.com.

04/09 Press Club of Cleveland and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Cleveland Chapter: Making Your Best Morning Pitch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Terrace Club/Progressive Field, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers, www.pressclubcleveland.com and www.prsacleveland.org. Panel discussion on how to pitch to Cleveland morning TV and radio shows.

Nonindustry Events

03/16 Entrepreneurs For Sustainability (E4S): Biomimicry: Sustainable Design and Innovation, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, $30 nonmembers, www.e4s.org. Change in plans for group’s usual 3rd Tuesday event.

03/16 Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast: Social Networking Panels, 7:30 a.m., Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Brecksville, $14 nonmembers,www.cuyahogavalleychamber.org.

03/16 Professional Women’s Networking, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Brecksville, free, found on LinkedIn events section. Sponsored by area Mary Kay sales directors; give two to four-minute elevator speech about yourself. Bring business cards and brochures.

03/17 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Happy Hour at Saucy Bistro, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saucy Bistro, Westlake, free and don’t need to be a member, www.cleveland2030.org.

03/18 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce 103rd Annual Meeting, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., John S. Knight Center, Akron, free(?), www.greaterakronchamber.org/events calendar. Future members interested in learning more about the Chamber are also welcome.

03/18 Young Nonprofit Professionals Cleveland Chapter Night at Dobama Theatre, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Heights, $17,www.ynpn.org/chapters/chapters in your area. Reception and tour of Theatre’s new home + latest production.

03/19 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.

03/19 My Women’s Business Network Networking Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., LaCentre, Westlake, $35 nonmembers, mywomensbusinessnetwork.com. Guest speakers: Irene Hatziantoniou and Nancy Mulle.

03/22 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. I’ve been to this; free munchies.

03/23 Young Professional of Akron Networking Mixer, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Barley House, Akron, $5 nonmembers, www.ypakron.org.

03/24 Beachwood Chamber Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Beachwood Community Center, $20 nonmembers, limited seating,www.beachwood.org. I went to this last year; good networking opportunity. Will try to go again.

03/24 Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals Assoc. (NEOUPA): Usability and Search Engine Optimization, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Fathom SEO, Valley View, $10 nonmembers, www.neoupa.org. I need to go to this!

03/24 Northeast Ohio Software Assoc. (NEOSA) Networking Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hoggy’s, Valley View, $10, www.cose.org. I attended this March 2009. Good place to go and mingle if  in Tech.

03/24 Otterbein Alumni of Greater Cleveland Networking Event, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free and open to non-alums as well. Thanks to my contact Jeff S. for this; he’s the club coordinator.

03/24 Playhouse Square Partners Speed Networking Event, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, free, limited seating, RSVP partners@playhousesquare.org, www.playhousesquare.org /Give Your Support/Young Professionals/Partners. The second networking event for this young professionals group. I went to the first one in November/December. Good opportunity to practice networking.

03/24 Sprout Connections Networking Event, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., A.J. Rocco’s Expresso Bar, Cleveland, $5 Advance/$10 door, www.sproutconnections.com. I attended this group’s January speed networking event.

03/25 Cleveland Claims Assoc. Monthly Meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Del Sangro’s, Brookpark/Cleveland, $15, www.clevelandclaims.com . Guest speaker: Robert Gartner.

03/25 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Speakeasy/Bier Market, Cleveland, www.cleveland2030.org. Learn about the group’s perks and benefits.

03/25 Greater Akron Chamber Coffee, Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera, Fairlawn/Akron, free, limited seating, www.greaterakronchamber.org/events calendar. Monthly networking opportunity.

03/25 NAWBO Brown Bag Lunch/Networking, noon, Dollar Bank Conference Room, Galleria, Cleveland, free, www.nawbocleveland.org.

03/26 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.

03/26 Society of Urban Professionals (SOUP) Lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marriott Downtown at Key Center, Cleveland, $25, www.thesoupnetwork.com. Guest speaker: April Miller Boise, Partner-in-Charge, Thompson Hine.

03/27 Women Making Moves Afternoon Tea and Financial Planning Soiree, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Remember When Tea Room, Kirtland, $25 nonmembers by 03/23 or $28 after, www.nirvanamarketing.biz. Found on LinkedIn events section.

04/01 Linked Local Cleveland Spring 2010 Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, $5, found on LinkedIn events section. LinkedIn group’s face-to-face event.

04/06 Working Women Connection Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., A.I. Root Candle Co., Medina, $25 nonmembers, joinworkingwomen.com. Joint event; also check out area chapters for weekly meetings. Female, small business owners.

04/13 COSE Swap 25/Networking, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant, Twinsburg, $10, limited seating, www.cose.org. Held quarterly; speed networking. Sell yourself as a small business. I went to the September event.

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