Communications Industry Events This Week

This is a good week for communications professionals to network. Cleveland Social Media Club, NEO Society for Technical Communicators, Press Club of Cleveland, and Ohio Professionals Writers are holding events this week.

Last week, I went to an after-hours event for the Hudson Chamber. It was held at St. Mary Catholic Church because of its recent addition, a grotto worship area. I met the church’s staff and parishioners more than small business owners.

If you missed it, check out the listing for COSE’s quarterly speed networking event. Because there are only 25 spaces, seating quickly fills. I attended this in September in Valley View. If you want to attend, register yourself as a small business and act as one.

Industry Events

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 CANCELLED 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,


05/25 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter: Taylor Interaction 2010, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Union, University of Akron, $50,, A one-day event by Taylor Institute For Direct Marketing for direct marketers to learn how to interact with individuals. Key speaker is Gary S. Laben of KnowledgeBase Marketing.


05/26 Northeast Ohio Communications Advocates (NOCA) One Industry Forum: You’d Have To Be Crazy To Live In Cleveland, 7:30 a.m., The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $20,, Usually go to the group’s networking events. I need to go to one of these forums.


05/27 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG): Ignite Your Career: 6th Annual May Show, 6 p.m., Kalman and Pabst Photo Group, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers, Members showcasing their businesses using Ignite presentation system. Thinking about doing this.


05/27 Web Association: Social Media Real World Case Study: Akron-Canton Airport, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Akron-Canton Airport, $20, I attend meetings of interest to me.

Nonindustry Events

05/18 Cleveland Young Arts Professionals Network Building Bridges Mural Project, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., meeting site TBA, $5-10 donation, on Linkedin events section, has Facebook page. Young professionals group for the Arts and Culture set.


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.


05/21 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free,


05/21 My Women’s Business Network Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Acacia Country Club, Lyndhurst, $35 nonmembers advance or $45 door, Guest speaker: Teresa Simons.


05/21 Playhouse Square Partners: Grease Young Professionals Night, 10 p.m., $10, /give your support/young professionals-partners. After performance networking event hosted by Playhouse Square’s young professionals group.


05/24 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant, Twinsburg, free, Monthly after-work event for small business owners. I have attended; attendance fluctuates with free munchies.


05/25 EcoTuesday Meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Club at Key, Cleveland, free(?), Monthly meeting, with guest speaker, of the sustainability-social networking group.


05/26 The Cleveland Bucket List, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Terminal Tower, Cleveland, $36, limited seating, Tour the Greenbrier Suite, private apartment of Terminal Tower complex builders, the Van Sweringen brothers. The Bucket List is partnering with Zealous Schools on this outing.


05/26 NEO IT Think Tank meeting, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Corporate Plaza I, Independence, free(?), on LinkedIn events section. Face-to-face meeting for LinkedIn group. Topics include how we can save Cleveland top tech talent, covering virtualization and impacts on disaster recovery and aligning IT and corporate strategy.


05/26 Young Professionals of Akron Summer Kick-Off Networking Event, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Northside Bar and Grille, Akron, $5 nonmembers,


05/27 Linked to Hudson Relay For Life Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Country Club of Hudson, Hudson, $20, on LinkedIn events section. Proceeds to go to Hudson’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Face-to-face event for LinkedIn group.


05/27 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Networking Brown Bag Lunch, noon, Dollar Bank, Galleria, Cleveland, free, Monthly FREE event that usually includes guest speaker.


05/27 SOUP At The Museum, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, free, RSVP, Guest host: Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Curator of Physical Anthropology.


06/01 Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., $12 nonmembers, RSVP,


06/01 Working Women Connection Combined Teams Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina, $25 nonmembers, RSVP, Regional businesswomen’s networking group; check out chapters’ lists for their meeting days and times.


06/03 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Pajama Party, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, $10 donation or one pair of girl’s or boy’s pajamas, Networking event co-hosted with Ohio Women’s Bar Assoc.


06/08 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Red Lobster, Beachwood/Woodmere, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, Attended this in February; after-work schmoozing for small business owners.


06/08 COSE Swap 25/Power Networking, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Sweetwater Landing, Rocky River, $10, limited seating, RSVP, Represent yourself as a small business for speed networking. Held quarterly; I went to the September edition; small business owners. Sign up now if you want to attend; only 25 spots.


06/09 Cleveland Green Drinks Best Green Networking Event, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Stone Made Pub, Cleveland, free, RSVP,, Co-hosted with North Union Farmers Market, social networking group with sustainability edge.


3 comments so far

  1. Maria Shine Stewart on

    Comprehensive, informative listing! Thank you.

  2. Pat Ropchock on

    Thanks for the comment and it was great to meet you Monday at the Press Club After-Work event. I hope to see you at other events

  3. Pat Ropchock on

    Here’s a comment on the list from the LinkedWorking Cleveland LinkedIn group:

    “Thanks, Pat. This is fab!!”

    –Marilyn C., APR, Marketing & PR Consultant

    Thanks Marilyn for commenting and allowing me to post it here.

    This is one of the LinkedIn groups I post the list; in the Discussions section.

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