Grand Slam Networking Set

Checkout the Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland website because it has posted information for its sixth annual Grand Slam Networking event. This big event will be August 11 at Progressive Field. The price is usually high for nonmembers, this time $70. But it gets you access to the Club Lounge and a club seat to the Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles game.

If you can afford to network at this event, go.

Where did I go last week?

Tuesday – Cleveland Social Media Club Picnic

Checkout a report on this by Toni C., who is a long-time member of this group, compared to me. It was well-attended; even contacts I normally don’t see at this group’s events.

Thursday – Akron Bloggers Community

I mistakenly showed up at the meeting’s end. It usually starts at 9:30 a.m. Small group, about 10.

Friday- Healthcare Special Interest Group of Public Relations Society of America Cleveland Chapter.

This was a panel discussion of healthcare pros; representatives from a medical device manufacturer, crisis communications, hospital system and health insurance. I did some networking.

Industry Events

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,


07/20 Society For Professional Journalists Cleveland Chapter Cleveland Journalism Nostalgia Night, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Johnny’s Little Bar, Cleveland, $5, RSVP to Tom Moore, I attend group events that interest me.


07/21 Cleveland and Akron Social Media Clubs, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Akron-Canton Airport, free, RSVP, Legal ramifications of social media and how legal shapes social media policy in-house. I attend meetings.


07/23 Northeast Ohio Communications Advocates (NOCA) Summer Social, 5:30 p.m. A.J. Rocco’s, Cleveland, pregame party, 7:05 p.m., Indians vs. Devil Rays, Progressive Field, Cleveland, $30, all you can eat seats,

Nonindustry Events

06/30 Women Making Moves Networking at Naya, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Naya Bistro and Lounge, Highland Heights, free, 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, 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,


07/06 Working Women Connection Monthly Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina, $25 nonmembers, 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, 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 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Networking Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., Vacarro’s Trattoria, Bath/Akron, free, RSVP,


07/08 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Group Event, 5 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, Monthly evening networking for the group; doubles as the restaurant’s networking night. Attended June edition. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies.


07/09 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free,


07/10 Greater Cleveland PC Users Group: Genealogy In The Internet Age with Ken Bravo, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, free,


07/13 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Classic Lexus, Willoughby, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, I went to the February edition; small business owners.


07/13 Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library, $20 nonmembers, Speed networking event.


07/14 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking at Noon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Club at Key, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers advance/$25 door, Guest speaker: Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna IV, President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Ohio.


07/14 Cleveland Sports and Business Alliance Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m, Morton’s-The Steakhouse, Cleveland, $25, Guest speaker: Len Komoroski. Business-to-business networking group uniting area’s top companies and their love for sports. By ESPN Cleveland and 212 Capital Group.


07/15 Professional Women’s Networking, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Methodist Church, Brecksville, free, LinkedIn events section. Give five-minute speech and have business cards. Change in organizer, now Send Out Cards.


07/16 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free,


07/16 My Women’s Business Network Luncheon: Take Your Thanks To The Bank with Lisa Ryan, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Silver Lake Country Club, Stow/Cuyahoga Falls, $35 nonmembers, RSVP,


07/20 Entrepreneurs For Sustainability Networking and Sustainable Economy Product Displays, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, free, RSVP, I went to one such event; well-attended and noisy.


07/20 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Coffee Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera Bread, Cuyahoga Falls, free, limited seating, RSVP, says members only, so check if can attend, /event calendar.


07/20 Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals Assoc. (NEOUPA): Designing For Table Users: The New Paradigm with Dan Young, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m, Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, $10 nonmembers, I went to the March meeting.


07/24 T3CHn!C, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., St. Sava’s Picnic Grove, Parma, 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, 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. Susie Sharp on

    Great work, Pat! And glad to see you at the Social Media Club cookout. In the article above your refer to an article about the party that Toni wrote somewhere. I can’t find it. Can you provide a link?



    • Pat Ropchock on

      On the blog right and down, recent comments are posted. Or, Toni’s comment is under the Akron: The Place For Web Events post.

      It was great to see you at the cookout that you organized. Thanks for the question.

      Are you aware of any events readers could be interested in? Please let us know.

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