Networking Time Again

The upcoming COSE Power Networking is listed below. Because there’s limited seating, usually 25 and quickly fills, I try to post this early.  It’s held quarterly. I went to one in 2009; its speed networking with small business owners. To attend, act like a small business owner.

Where did I go last week? Thursday I attended the first meeting of the Nordonia Referral Networking Group for small business owners in Macedonia, Northfield Center and Village and Sagamore Hills. There were about 10 attendees, which makes it a successful start. One of my contacts, Julie D., set up its LinkedIn presence. It’s scheduled to meet again July 22.

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Industry Events

7/14 NEO Society for Technical Communication (NEOSTC) Networking Lunch, noon, Don’s Pomeroy House, Strongsville, free, nonmembers welcome,www.neostc.org. One of my Go-To events! Attendance fluctuates depending on location.

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07/15 American Advertising Federation Akron Chapter Thirsty Thursday, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., Akron, free, cash only bar,www.aafakron.com. Join AAF Akron for brewery tour, beer tasting and socializing with local ad professionals.

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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, www.spjchapters.org/cleveland. I attend group events that interest me.

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

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07/22 Cleveland Assoc. of Broadcasters (CAB) Big Shots Behind The Bar, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Barley House, Cleveland, free/buy own drinks or $10/all you can drink + munchies, www.cabcleveland.com . Happy hour to benefit CAB Scholarship Fund.

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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, onenoca.org.

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07/29 Akron Bloggers Community, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Mocha Joe’s, Stow, has LinkedIn group. Bloggers’ group I just found. Almost attended a meeting.

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07/29 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) Dreamweaver CS5: Use What You Already Know To Build Websites with Brian Wood, 6 p.m., New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Garfield Heights, $10 nonmembers, cdpug.org. I attend meetings that interest me. Need to go to this one.

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08/11 Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) of Cleveland 6th Annual Grand Slam Networking, 3:30 p.m., Progressive Field, Cleveland, $70 nonmembers, www.smecleveland.com. SME’s big, annual networking event. Although steep, the price includes access to the Club Lounge restaurant and a club seat to the Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles game. If you can afford it, go. Also checkout SME’s membership offer with free ticket to this event.

Nonindustry Events

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

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07/13 Cleveland Web Standards Assoc. IPhone and Android Apps: Webkit In Your Pocket with Jonathan Penn, 6:30 p.m., Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, free(?), www.clevelandwebstandards.org.

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

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07/13 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Group Event, 5 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Monthly evening networking for the group; doubles as the restaurant’s networking night. Attended June edition. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies.

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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, www.cleveland2030.org. Guest speaker: Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna IV, President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Ohio.

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07/14 Cleveland Sports and Business Alliance Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m, Morton’s-The Steakhouse, Cleveland, $25, cleveland.sportsandbusiness.net. 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.

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07/14 Hudson Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Farinacci Pizza, Hudson, free, RSVP, www.explorehudson.com. I went to the May edition; small business owners.

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07/14 3 Guys Present People You Should Meet, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Olde River Yacht Club, Whiskey Island, Cleveland, $40, register, 3guyspresent.com. I believe this is from the same trio behind the Cleveland Bucket List. “Another group of interesting people will gather for the specific purpose of meeting other people who are truly worth knowing.” A young entrepreneur and E City grad receives a donation from the event net proceeds. Sounds interesting.

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07/14 Women Making Moves Networking at Naya, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Naya Bistro and Lounge, Highland Heights, free, www.womenmakingmoves.info. Up and coming networking group. I attended the first event at Shaker Square.

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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.

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07/16-18 Cleveland Give Camp, LeanDog Software, Cleveland, register,clevelandgivecamp.org.  Only 2 spots left for weekend event for software developers, designers and database administrators to create software for nonprofits. Good opportunity to show off skills and volunteering to potential employers. The Cleveland Web Development Special Interest Group is doing this in place of its monthly meeting.

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07/16 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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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, www.mywomensbusinessnetwork.com.

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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, www.e4s.org. I went to one such event; well-attended and noisy.

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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, www.greaterakronchamber.org /event calendar.

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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, neoupa.org. I went to the March meeting.

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07/20 Professional Women’s Networking Event, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Fairfield Inn and Suites, Beachwood, free, RSVP, on LinkedIn events. By Mary Kay Sales Directors.

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07/21 Cleveland Green Drinks event, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Sergio’s in University Circle, Cleveland, free, RSVP greendrinkscleveland@gmail.com, greendrinks.org/OH/cleveland or Facebook page. “Monthly event for sustainability-conscious community members to socialize and network.”

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07/21 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Happy Hour at Saucy Bistro, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saucy Bistro, Westlake, free, www.cleveland2030.org. Monthly Westside networking opportunity.

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07/21 Simplex+IT Lunchinar Strategically Speaking 2: Blogging For Small to Medium Businesses, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hattie’s Cafe, Hudson, free, RSVP john@simplex-it.com, www.simplex-it.com /blog. Panel discussion featuring trio from June Lunchinar. I went to this and found it well-attended. Produced by Hudson IT company.

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07/21 Society of Urban Professionals (SOUP) Lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Crown Center Plaza, Cleveland, $20 advance/$30 door, www.thesoupnetwork.com. Guest speaker: Randall McShepard, Vice President, Public Affairs, RPM International.

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07/21 Young Nonprofit Professionals (YNPN) Cleveland Chapter and Cleveland Young Arts Professionals Network Downtown Art Walk, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Fountain of Eternal Life, Cleveland, $5 donation, www.ynpn.org /chapters/ynpn in your area. View downtown Cleveland another way with Cleveland Public Art.

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07/22 Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Stir After Hours: 15th Annual West End Block Party, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cuyahoga Valley Railway Canton Station, Canton, $5, www.cantonchamber.org. “A Canton tradition for Summer networking.”

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07/22 NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Assoc. Northern Ohio Chapter Membership Mixer, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Velvet Dog, Cleveland, free, RSVP,www.naiop.org/NORTHERN_OHIO/index.cfm

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07/22 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Networking Brown Bag Lunch, noon, Dollar Bank Conference Room, Galleria, Cleveland, free, www.nawbocleveland.org.

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07/23 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Experience Tremont!, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., BAC Asian Bistro, Tremont, Cleveland, free, RSVP, www.cleveland2030.org.

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07/23 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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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.

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07/26 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, Beachwood Place, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.beachwood.org. I went to the February edition; small business owners.

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07/26 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant and Tavern, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Monthly networking for the group. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies. Need to get back

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07/28 Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce Summer Mixer, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cuyahoga Community College East, Highland Hills, $20 nonmembers, RSVP, hrcc.org. “Delicious and entertaining night of networking at Tri-C East Culinary Program’s kitchens.”

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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.

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07/28 Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Women In Business Breakfast: Harnessing The Power Of Gratitude For Your Ultimate Success with Lisa Ryan, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., AdvoCare, Warrensville Heights, $10, RSVP, www.whacc.org.

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07/29 Business After Hours Networking, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Harry Buffalo, Midway Mall, Elyria, free, on LinkedIn events section. Organized by Montrose Auto Group and Harry Buffalo, with Lorain County Chamber of Commerce.

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07/30 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Chapter/International Interior Design Assoc. (IIDA)/ASLA Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Dragonfly Lounge, Cleveland, free, www.aiacleveland.com

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

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07/30 PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 8, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Hoyt Block courtyard, Warehouse District, Cleveland, free, www.pecha-kucha.org/night/cleveland/8. Japanese for “the sound of conversation.” This event features 14 speakers with presentations on anything ranging from technology to art. It has happened in the world’s top cities. Last one here was in April.

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08/10 Cose Swap 25/Power Networking, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Dave and Buster’s, Westlake, $10, limited seating, RSVP,  www.cose.org. Held quarterly; speed networking with small business owners. Portray yourself as a small business owner. I went to one about one year ago. Register early because seats go quickly.

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4 comments so far

  1. Marilyn Casey on

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks for this great compilation of events. Can’t make the next Social Media Club on 7/21, but looking forward to to those coming up.

    Warm regards,
    Marilyn

    • Pat Ropchock on

      Marilyn:
      Thanks for the note. I hope to see you at future Social Media Club events. Or other area events.

  2. Bill on

    Great list of events. Thanks!

    • Pat Ropchock on

      Bill:
      Thanks for visiting the list. I hope you find it useful.


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