NOCA One Industry Forum This Week

Where did I go last week?

1. Tuesday – Cleveland Social Media Club at the Cleveland Play House. Interesting to hear Play House PR rep talk about its social media presence and how it really needs help. Met some more people.

2. Wednesday – Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch. Compared to last year, disappointed about contacts I met at assigned tables; mix was not right for me. Maybe two to three I want to contact again.

NEOUPA Usability and SEO presentation: It was held at Fathom SEO in Valley View. Good munchies. Did not get as much good info as I thought I would. Attended to learn; not much mixing.

3. Thursday – Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland Afterhours Mixer. Last minute change because some contacts were attending. I arrived before them. Some mixing.

Industry Events

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.

04/07 Case Western Reserve Journalism and Media Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, free, www.case.edu/artsci/engl. Guest speaker: Paul Steiger.

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.

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, www.spj.org/cleveland.

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, www.akroncantonama.org. Networking event. Possible stop for me.

04/13 American Marketing Assoc. Cleveland Chapter: Target Marketing Through Data Analytics, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Doubletree Downtown, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, cleveland.marketingpower2.com. I have attended events of interest to me.

04/14 Case Western Reserve Journalism and Media Lecture Series, 7 p.m., Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, free,www.case.edu/artsci/engl. Guest speaker: Harold Evans

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, www.lakecommunicators.com.

04/15 Cleveland Social Media Club: TweetUp for Tax Day, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., The Pub, Rocky River, free, clevelandsmc.ning.com. Cohosted with Direct Marketing Assoc.

04/16 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, akronprsa.org. Possible for me.

Nonindustry Events

03/30 Cleveland Green Drinks Event, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Table 45, Cleveland, RSVP greendrinkscleveland@gmail.com, greendrinks.org/OH/cleveland. 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, www.clevelandconnexion.com. This is an umbrella group for area YP organizations. Collaborative happy hour for Cleveland’s young professionals (YP) community.

04/01 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Around Town, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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. So far, appears to be small group; not like other LinkedIn networking events. Check attendee list to learn if it’s worth going.

04/01 VelocITy: Connecting IT to the business, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland, free?, found on LinkedIn events section. Young IT professionals networking group.

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, www.cleveland2030.org. 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, www.localfoodcleveland.org.

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

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.

04/08 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners Cleveland Chapter Membership Rally, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, $10, limited seating, RSVP, www.nawbocleveland.org.

04/08 NAWBO Networking Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., Vacarro’s Trattoria, Bath/Akron, free, RSVP, www.nawbocleveland.org.

04/08 Playhouse Square Young Professionals Night, 6 p.m., Idea Center, Cleveland, limited space, RSVP, www.playhousesquare.org /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, http://bit.ly.6kDQjk. 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, www.cleveland2030.org. 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, www.cose.org. 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,www.clevelandbucketlist.com.

04/14 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Weekly Networking Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Club at Key, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers/$25 door, www.cleveland2030.org. Guest speaker: Cleveland State Uni. President Ronald M. Berkman.

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

04/14 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Cleveland Chapter Anniversary Party, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Touch Supper Club, Cleveland, free, www.ynpn.org /chapters/chapters in your area.

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

04/16 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.

04/16 My Women’s Business Network Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Williams On The Lake, Medina, $35 nonmembers/$45 door, mywomensbusinessnetwork.com. Guest speaker: Heather Taylor, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.

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2 comments so far

  1. Pat Ropchock on

    Check out this week’s Crain’s Cleveland Business for article on Cleveland Bucket List, pg. 12. A business owner mentions he found a new employee by attending this group’s events.

  2. Sean Williams on

    Hi Pat – thanks for mentioning my Lake Communicators gig! Take care —
    Sean


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