Networking Events Wednesday And Thursday

It’s hard to decide where to go to this week, especially Wednesday and Thursday. According to the list, there are several great networking events occurring about the same time both nights.

If you attend any, please comment.

Industry Events

3/23 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Cleveland Chapter Chili Cook-off, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Blind Pig Speakeasy, Cleveland, $10,

03/23 Cleveland Social Media Club March Meeting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, free RSVP and BYOB, 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,

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,

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, 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,

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

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

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, and Panel discussion on how to pitch to Cleveland morning TV and radio shows.

04/09-10 Society For Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 4 Spring Conference: Rise Up Cleveland, Marriott at Key Center, Cleveland, pricing includes early birds by 03/27,

04/13 American Marketing Assoc. Akron/Canton Chapter: Making Connections: It’s Not Only What You Know, It’s Also Who Knows You!, 5:30 p.m.-7:30p.m., Mustard Seed Market and Cafe, Fairlawn/Akron, $10, Networking event.

04/13 American Marketing Assoc. Cleveland Chapter: Target Marketing Through Data Analytics, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Doubletree Downtown, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, I have attended events of interest to me.

04/14 Lake Communicators: There’s More To Integrated Communications Than Just Marketing with Sean Williams, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Lake Metroparks Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe, $25 nonmembers,

04/06 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter: Third Annual YouToo Social Media Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Franklin Hall, Kent State University, $129 nonmembers by 03/26 or $149 after,

Nonindustry Events

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

03/24 Beachwood Chamber Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Beachwood Community Center, $20 nonmembers, limited seating, 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, 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, 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, /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, 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, . Guest speaker: Robert Gartner.

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

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

03/25 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Brown Bag Lunch/Networking, noon, Dollar Bank Conference Room, Galleria, Cleveland, free,

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, 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, 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, Found on LinkedIn events section.

03/30 Cleveland Green Drinks Event, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Table 45, Cleveland, RSVP, Networking event for long-time group that combines socializing with sustainability.

03/31 Cleveland Connexion Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., John Qs Steakhouse, Cleveland, free?, Collaborative happy hour for Cleveland’s young professionals (YP) community. Several YP groups participating. This is an umbrella group for area YP organizations.

04/01 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Around Town, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, Cleveland, free,

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.

04/02 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.

04/05 Local Food Cleveland Network Event, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, free,

04/06 NEOSPIN: Kanban Explained with John Stahl, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., LeanDog, Cleveland, fee? nonmembers,

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

04/08 NAWBO Membership Rally, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, limited seating, RSVP,

04/08 Playhouse Square Young Professionals Night, 6 p.m., Idea Center, Cleveland, limited space, RSVP, /give your support/young professionals/partners. Learn about upcoming events.

04/09 The Chipotle Networking Group: Carnitas and Connections, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Hudson, free, On LinkedIn events section.

04/09 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.

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

04/14 The Cleveland Bucket List: Bushwood Open, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Firefly’s Mini-Golf and Houlihan’s, South Park Mall, Strongsville, $40,

04/14 Greater Akron Chamber Coffee, Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera, Fairlawn/Akron, free, limited seating, RSVP, calendar. Monthly networking opportunity.

04/15 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Todd Associates, $10 nonmembers, I went to the February edition.


2 comments so far

  1. Sean Williams on

    Pat, IABC Cleveland is also hosting happy hour Tweetup for @Shonali at Corner Alley Wed. from 5:30-7. Twtvite has been acting up, but the hashtag is #shonalitweetup.

    • Pat Ropchock on

      Thanks Sean for the heads up.

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