COSE Networking This Week

Where did I go last week? Wednesday, I went to a networking event for Women Making Moves, a small, but up-and-coming women’s networking group. Founder Nirvana St. Cyr told me she is planning more networking opportunities in the coming months at Darna on Shaker Square.

On Thursday, I attended the monthly meeting for the Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group or CDPUG. A past president for the group invited me on a guest pass; the group usually charges $10 for nonmembers. I’m thinking about joining so I can present at its annual showcase, which is later this month.

Did you go to a listed event? Let us know.

Industry Events

05/04 Tweetup, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Progressive Field, Cleveland, $8 bleacher seats, Julie D., one of my contacts and owner of SpiderCat Marketing, is hosting a Tweetup with PoshWork at the Cleveland Indians game with Toronto. Networking before and after the game. Contact Julie for tickets.

05/06 International Assoc. of Business Communicators Cleveland Chapter: Video Tips and Tricks, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cinecraft, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers, I go to events of interest to me.

05/07 Emarketing Techniques Conference, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Corporate College East, Warrensville Heights, $199, Big, annual conference that features the biggest local names in social media. Should I go? The price is steep.

05/11 American Marketing Assoc. Akron/Canton Chapter: Come Revel In Food, Wine and Friends, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Fairlawn/Akron, $40 nonmembers, Celebrating the chapter’s programming year, as well as past presidents and sponsors.

05/12 Lake Communicators: eMarketing Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Metroparks Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe, $30 nonmembers by 04/30, $35 after, Workshop by Brad Kleinman and lunch speaker will be Connie Dieken. This must be the third or fourth event I’ve listed that she is the guest speaker.

05/13 American Marketing Assoc. Cleveland Chapter Bowling Night, 5:30 p.m., Winking Lizard, Lakewood, $35 nonmembers, I go to events that interest me.

05/13 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter: Great Personal Brands Lead To Great Organizational Brands, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Martin Center, University of Akron, Akron, $30 nonmembers,

05/14 PRSA Cleveland Chapter: Building Community With Social Media with Katie Morse, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Windows On The River, Cleveland, $50 nonmembers, BIG event cohosted with Cleveland Social Media Club and IABC Cleveland Chapter. Should go to this.

05/17 Press Club of Cleveland Afterwork Party and Hall of Fame Alumni Reception, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, $10 nonmembers,

05/18 Cleveland Social Media Club Meeting, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Sales/Sportstime Ohio, Cleveland, RSVP, Some breakout sessions.

05/19 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Cleveland Chapter: MadMen Yourself: A Social Media Case Study, 11:30 a.m., Windows on the River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers,

05/19 NEO Society of Technical Communicators (STC) Networking Lunch, noon, Abuelo’s Mexican Food, Warrensville Heights, free, RSVP, One of my Go-To events; don’t need to be a member.

05/20 Press Club of Cleveland: Web Writing with Ann Wylie, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Corporate College East, Warrensville Heights, $200, Wylie was part of the Press Club’s November writing workshops I attended and she’s back to talk about writing for the web. I have to go to this!

05/20 Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) of Cleveland Afterhours, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Eton at Chagrin, Woodmere, free, I attended the March event; good attendance and usually free munchies.

05/22 Ohio Professional Writers Spring Meeting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., WKSU Radio, Kent, free, limited seating, RSVP, Vivian, 216-289-5138.

05/24 SME Cleveland Networking Luncheon: Real Age and You with Dr. Michael Roizen, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Windows on the River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers,

Nonindustry Events

05/04 Mingling and Jingling – A Networking Night Out For The Ladies, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Potomac Bead Co., Medina, $11.54 (includes Eventbrite fee),, on LinkedIn events section. Social and professional networking opportunity.

05/04 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Means Business Breakfast Seminar Series: Guerrilla Marketing, Panera Bread, Beachwood/Warrensville Heights, free, limited space, RSVP,

05/04 NEO Software and Systems Process Improvement Network (SPIN): Kanban Explained with John Stahl, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., LeanDog Software Studio, Cleveland, nonmember fee?, Rescheduled event.

05/04 NEO United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Professional Networking Session, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant and Tavern, Twinsburg, free, RSVP, Quarterly social networking event for the area’s green building community.

05/05 Cinco In The Valley Business Show: Speed Networking, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., The Family Life Center, Bainbridge, $20, pre-register, on site. Speed networking session during Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce business expo.

05/05 COSE Networking Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Marriott Cleveland Airport, $20 nonmembers, Big networking event. Possible stop for me.

05/05 Working Women Connection Combined Teams Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina, $25 nonmembers, Also check out the area team pages for meeting times and locations for more networking opportunities.

05/05 Key 4 Women Forum, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, Independence, $25, /ohio. Proceeds to go to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

05/06 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Around Town, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Bier Markt/Speakeasy, Cleveland, free, Also annual Executive Board Kickoff party.

05/06 Ohio Fuel Cell Symposium Information Session, 2 p.m.-3 p.m., Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, free, Learn about fuel cells and the fuel cell industry in Ohio.

05/06 Wide World of White Wines and Networking, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Martin’s Corner, Rocky River, $15 singles, on LinkedIn events section. “Wine tasting events are a wonderful way to meet a cross-section of local professionals, support local businesses and sample delicious wines.”

05/07 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free,

05/07 I Day, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., LaCentre, Westlake, $150 nonmembers, if space available, Big property and casualty insurance forum by Insurance Board of Northern Ohio. Ohio governor a scheduled speaker.

05/08 Greater Cleveland PC Users Group, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cleveland State Uni., Cleveland, free, Overview of upcoming release of Microsoft Office 2010.

05/08 Positively Cleveland Volunteer Interest Meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, Cleveland Plus Visitors Center, Cleveland, free, Call Dava for info, 216-875-6632. Recruiting session for Positively Cleveland.

05/11 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Cleveland Chapter: Conversations: Stigma, Social Marketing and Social Media, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland, free(?), /chapters/ynpn in your area. “Discussion of how nonprofits can use innovative marketing strategies to promote causes and change public opinion.” With AIDS Taskforce.

05/12 Hudson Chamber of Commerce Business Afterhours, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, Hudson, free, RSVP,

05/12 Ladies Who Launch Networking, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Stitches, etc., Bay Village, $15,

05/12 Tech Savvy Women: Goal Achievers: Setting and Achieving Your Goals with Lisa Pustlak, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Crown Centre, Independence, $22, RSVP,

05/13 Coffee, Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Don Umerley Civic Center, Rocky River, $20 nonmembers, Featuring guest lecture on networking and speed networking session.

05/13 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Networking Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., Vacarro’s Trattoria, Bath/Akron, free, RSVP,

05/13 Society for Human Resource Management Cleveland Chapter Networking Social, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., House of Blues, Cleveland, $5 advance or $10 door,

05/14 Cleveland Staffing Management Assoc. Spring Conference, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $89 nonmembers, $49 SHRM professionals in transition, Special interest group (SIG) of Society for Human Resource Management Cleveland Chapter.

05/17 Cleveland IIBA: Surprise and Delight Your Customers by Applying Six Sigma Best Practices, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Cole Center, Cleveland State University, free(?), on LinkedIn events section.

05/18 Professional Women’s Networking, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Methodist Church, Brecksville, free, on LinkedIn events section. By Mary Kay independent professionals; prepare an elevator speech.

05/19 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Happy Hour at Saucy Bistro, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saucy Bistro, Westlake, free,

05/19 Society of Urban Professionals (SOUP) Lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Embassy Suites Downtown, Cleveland, $20, Guest speaker: Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President, Cuyahoga Community College.

05/20 Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce After Hours, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Budapest Blonde, Independence, $12 nonmembers, RSVP,

05/20 Financial Planning Assoc. of Northeast Ohio Annual Networking Event, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., The Club At Key Center, Cleveland, free(?), Guest speaker is Michael DeAloia on Networking With Social Media.

05/20 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Coffee, Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera Bread, Fairlawn/Akron, free, limited space, current members only (so check can attend), /event calendar.

05/20 YNPN Cleveland Chapter Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Table 45, Cleveland, free, /chapters/ynpn in your area. With Cleveland Clinic young professionals unit.


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