Akron: The Place For Web Events

Let us know if you attend any of the listed events.

Any good connections as a result of this list? Tell us about it!

Industry Events

06/22 Akron-Canton Web Meetup: Beginning Photoshop, 7 p.m., Office Space Coworking, Cuyahoga Falls, free(?), RSVP, www.meetup.com/akroncantonweb. Also on Facebook. If involved in web in this area, good social networking opportunity.


06/22 Cleveland Social Media Club Summer Picnic, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Goldstein Caldwell Associates, Cleveland, free, RSVP, clevelandsmc.ning.com. Bring local food goodies. I have been attending these events this year. If you are interested in working with social media, you should be attending this group’s events!


06/23 Young PRos Happy Hour, 6 p.m., Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland, free, www.prsacleveland.org. Social networking for PRSA’s young professionals group.


06/24 Akron Bloggers Community meeting, 11 a.m, Mocha Joes, Stow, on its LinkedIn group. “Informal group of folks who use social networking.” Good opportunity if want to work in social media. I usually go to Lake Erie Moose Society, one of Cleveland’s bloggers’ groups. Need to check out.


06/24 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG): Exploring Photoshop and Adobe Bridge, CS5, 6 p.m., Dodd Camera and Video Downtown, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers, cdpug.org. I did a presentation at group’s annual May Show. Good stop if interested in web and graphic design and photography.


06/24 Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland Business After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rocky River Wine Bar, Rocky River, free, www.smecleveland.com. After -work networking for marketing and sales types. Attended March edition; good attendance.


06/25 Greater Cleveland PRSA Healthcare Special Interest Group: Straight From The Source: Seasoned Healthcare Pros Share Their Keys To Success, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers,www.prsacleveland.org . I should go to this.


06/29 Web Association: SEM (search engine marketing) and SEO (search engine optimization) For Enhancing Online Reputation – What, Why and How, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Windows on the River, Cleveland, $25, www.webassociation.org. I need to go to this.


06/30 Cleveland Social Media Day Celebration, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., R.J. Boland’s, Cleveland, RSVP on Facebook, found on Cleveland SMC events. Help Mashable celebrate Social Media Day 2010.


07/08 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter: Discover The Rebirth Of The Akron Zoo, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nature’s View, Akron Zoo, Akron, $30 nonmembers, RSVP, akronprsa.org.

Nonindustry Events

06/22 Eco Tuesday Meetup, 5:30 p.m., The Club at Key, Cleveland, free(?),www.meetup.com/cleveland-ecotuesday. Monthly meeting for sustainability-social networking group. Usually there’s a guest speaker.


06/22 Meet the Champions Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Trinity Commons, Cleveland, free, e-mail info@civicinnovationlab.org with “register for breakfast” in subject line, civicinnovationlab.org. Looks like something to attend. If anyone goes, provide a round-up for us.


06/23 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Coffee, Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera Bread, Fairlawn/Akron, limited seating, RSVP, members only, so check if  can attend, www.greaterakronchamber.org. Monthly networking over breakfast.


06/23 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Courtyard By Marriott, Orange Village/Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.beachwood.org.  A second round; Attended this in February; after-work schmoozing for small business owners.


06/23 COSE Arts Network Forum The Ingenuity Engine: Cleveland Creative Community In Art, Business and Technology, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., smARTspace at 78th St. Studios, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.cose.org.


06/23 On Target With Your Professional Image?, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dress for Success offices, Cleveland, $10, On Crains Cleveland Business events section. Networking and fundraiser for Dress for Success. Sponsors include Tee McBee Image Consulting and Innovative Fundraising. The Ripple Effect Cleveland networking group also involved.


06/23 U*N*W*I*N*D Stars and Stripes Kick-Off Event, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., BW3, Medina, $17.76 advance/$20 door, RSVP, tina-t@teamthelin or 330-604-7144. Opening event for new networking group. “Great opportunities to network, great providers, great prizes, and an abundance of good will!”


06/24 IT Martini Hour 11: Summer IT Pro-mance, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Velvet Dog, Cleveland, $30, register, www.jumpstartinc.org. Connects IT pros in the community with fun and innovative events. Previous events in Columbus and Cincinnati.


06/24 Networking Power Hours, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Champps Americana, Valley View, $5 on Meetup.com and LinkedIn events section. Open networking event hosted by a contact.


06/24 North East Ohio Technology Group Meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Winking Lizard, Independence, free, RSVP ejones@panzica.com. First meeting; “Are you a technology professional looking to connect with other professionals in the same field?”


06/24 Young Professionals of Akron Networking and Nonprofits Opportunities, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Whiskey Dick’s, Akron, $5 nonmembers, www.ypakron.org. Besides the networking, some representatives from nonprofit groups will be there with information about their groups.


06/25 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.


06/25 Cleveland Young Arts Professionals Network Night at Something Dada, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Tower Press Building, Cleveland, $10,  for info contact alarosa at alumni dot iu dot edu or check out Facebook page. Social networking event with improv troupe.


06/25 National Assoc. of  Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Brown Bag Lunch, noon, Dollar Bank Conference Room, Galleria, Cleveland, free,www.nawbocleveland.org. Usually have a speaker.


06/28 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Monthly, free, after-work event with free munchies. I have been to this; attendance fluctuates.


06/30 Women Making Moves Networking at Naya, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Naya Bistro and Lounge, Highland Heights, free, www.womenmakingmoves.info. I went to the first one at Shaker Square; usually female, small business owners.


07/01 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Around Town, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Ponte Vecchio Restaurant, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org. After-work networking for young professionals.


07/02 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.


07/06 Working Women Connection Monthly Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina, $25 nonmembers, unitingwomenblog.com. Monthly event for this regional networking organization. Also check out dates when area teams meet individually. Female, small business owners.


07/07 Networking Night, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, free, maviswinkles.com. Monthly event for this location. I went to one of the first and was not impressed. I go to the one at the Twinsburg location because its cosponsored by Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce’s networking group. Could be good for practicing networking skills. We need a report on this.


07/08 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Networking Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., Vacarro’s Trattoria, Bath/Akron, free, RSVP, www.nawbocleveland.org.


07/24 T3CHn!C, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., St. Sava’s Picnic Grove, Parma,T3CHnic.wordpress.com or 216-469-1163. Summer picnic for NE Ohio technical community.


07/28 Northeast Ohio Software Assoc (NEOSA) Networking Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bahama Breeze, Beachwood, $20 nonmembers, www.cose.org. Held quarterly; a major networking event for those in Tech. I went to one in 2009 and need to get back.


2 comments so far

  1. Toni Chanakas on

    Wonderful attendance at last night’s Social Media Picnic Event. I met a few new individuals who are beginning new careers, a start-up or new in town. They stated that Cleveland is wonderful compared to other cities. Plus, I have reconnected with twitter and facebook followers. I highly recommend this group to anyone who is interested in social media or not. Everyone is happy to connect and meet new people in Cleveland. Enjoy the Summer.

    • Pat Ropchock on

      Thanks for your take on the Cleveland Social Media Club Picnic. I also attended and met some new people, as well as reconnected with some followers. A well-attended event.

      I hope others who follow the list tell us about their experiences attending listed events.

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