Technology Events Rule

Where did I go last week? Monday it was the Lake Erie Moose Society, a bloggers group. It was a large group, about 20.

Thursday I was in Independence for Women In Sports and Events (WISE) Cleveland Chapter’s Summer Networking Event. It was a small group, 10 or less, and smaller than other WISE events I had attended. Young, female professionals and one wise man (How he referred to himself) and a contact.

Industry Events

08/18 SME of Cleveland After Hours, Melange, La Place, Beachwood, free, www.smecleveland.com. After-work happy hour and networking.

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08/19 NEOSTC Networking Lunch, noon, Fox and Hound English Pub, Mayfield Heights, free, RSVP, www.neostc.org. One of my Go-To events. Nonmembers welcome.

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08/21 Skyline Writers Conference, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., November Lodge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, $75 nonmembers, www.skylinewriters.com.

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08/24 Social Media and The American Red Cross, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $10, advance registration, RSVP to 216-431-3284, on Press Club of Cleveland website. Learn best practices from Laura Howe, Vice President of the National American Red Cross .

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08/25 Public Relations Society of America Cleveland Chapter Speed Pitching, 7:30 a.m., NEO Regional Sewer District, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers,www.prsacleveland.org. Pitching story ideas to area media outlets.

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08/26 Akron Bloggers Community, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Mocha Joe’s, Stow, on LinkedIn groups. Bloggers group for the Akron area. I went to July meeting; many newcomers.

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08/26 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group: Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Apps Potpourri For The Graphics Professional, 6 p.m., New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Garfield Heights, $10 nonmembers, cdpug.org. I attend events that interest me.

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08/31 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Akron Chapter SMS and Mobile Marketing Luncheon with Justin Mastrangelo, 11:30 a.m., Musica, Akron, $25 nonmembers, www.aafakron.com.

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08/31 American Marketing Assoc. (AMA) Akron-Canton Chapter Kickoff Social, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Barley House, Akron, $20, www.akroncantonama.org.

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08/31 Lake Erie Moose Society Blogger’s 11th Birthday Meetup, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., location TBD, eriemoose.ning.com. Special meetup to help celebrate Blogger’s start, an important blogging tool. I attend these meetings.

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09/01 Web Association Social Media Analytics, Windows on the River, Cleveland, time and panelists TBA, $25, webassociation.org. I go to events that interest me. This should be one.

Nonindustry Events

08/17 CANCELED Entrepreneurs For Sustainability (E4S) Third Tuesday Network Event, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, free, RSVP, www.e4s.org . I went to one earlier this year; usually well attended and noisy.

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08/17 Linked Local Cleveland Summertime Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Rascal House Pizza Downtown, Cleveland, $8, http://linkedlocalclevelandsummer.eventbrite.com, on LinkedIn events and groups. “Take the opportunity to strengthen your social networks.”

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08/17 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Summer Soiree, 6 p.m., South Euclid, $10/person, RSVP, www.nawbocleveland.org. Great opportunity for networking and socializing.

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08/17 Networking In A Flash, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, Medina, $15,www.specialmomentsbycole.com. “Great night of light appetizers, open networking and a Chinese raffle to benefit a great cause.”

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08/17 Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals Assoc. (NEOUPA) Adaptive Interfaces, Live Video Help And More with Marc Canter, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, $10 nonmembers, neoupa.org. I attended the March meeting on SEO and usability.

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08/18 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Staybridge Suites, Mayfield Heights, $10 nonmembers, RSVP,www.beachwood.org. Networking with small business owners; I went to February edition and need to get back.

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08/18  Cleveland Professional 20/30 Happy Hour at Saucy Bistro, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Saucy Bistro, Westlake, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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08/18 Help Desk Institute (HDI) Northcoast Chapter From Helpless to Helpful – How the Help Desk Can Transform Itself with Jim Horner, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., KForce Professional Staffing, Independence, free,www.thinkhdi.com/chapters/northcoast. Thanks to Giselle H., Vice President-Programming, for providing this.

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08/18 Simplex-IT Third Annual BBQ And Networking Event, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Simplex-IT, Hudson, free, RSVP, www.simplex-it.com. Also demos and tech talk. I’ve been attending this IT company’s lunches on technology topics for businesses.

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08/18 U*N*W*I*N*D Hawaiian Style, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The River Brasserie and Bar, Cuyahoga Falls, $15, on Meetup.com and LinkedIn events. Fundraising event for new networking group.

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08/19 Canton Chamber of Commerce Stir After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Joseph Saxton Gallery, $5, www.cantonchamber.org.

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08/19 Cleveland Business Professionals Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Philomena’s Ristorante, Valley View, register and print ticket to enter, http://philomenas.eventbrite.com. Also bring business card for entrance.

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08/19 Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce Business at Noon: Women’s Brown Bag Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m., Library, Independence, free, RSVP 216-447-0160,www.cuyahogavalleychamber.org. Guest speaker: Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer.

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08/19-20 Midwest Lotus User Group Conference, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Cleveland, free but request $35 donation to a participating user group,www.mwlug.com . Check out the sessions page for topics, such as cloud computing. This looks like a good networking opportunity for those in Technology.

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08/19 NEO IT Administrators meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Winking Lizard, Independence, free, RSVP, on LinkedIn events. Round table meet and greet lunch for technology professionals.

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08/19 Women’s Networking Night, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., United Methodist Church, Brecksville, free, on LinkedIn events. Prepare to talk about your business or service and bring business cards.

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08/20 Canton Chamber of Commerce AultCare Fast Break Breakfast with Dick Maggiore, 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Courtyard By Marriott, North Canton, $25 nonmembers, www.cantonchamber.org.

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08/20 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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08/20 My Women’s Business Network Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Patrician Party Center, Eastlake, $35 nonmembers, www.mywomensbusinessnetwork.com.

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08/20 Ohio Aerospace Institute Industry Roundtable: Growing Northeast Ohio’s Advanced Energy Industry with David P. Karpinski, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Brook Park, $6, RSVP, oai.org. On Jumpstart events section.

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08/21 Women In Business Brunch: 250 Questions Every Self-Employed Person Should Ask with Mary Mihaly, 3 p.m., Cleveland, RSVP,www.meetup.com/womeninbusinessnetworking.

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08/23 Akron/Canton Web Meetup Group An Intro to Ruby on Rails, 6:30 p.m., location given once registered, www.meetup.com/akroncantonweb.

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08/23 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant & Tavern, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. After-work networking; Attendance up and down; free munchies.

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08/24 Cleveland Startup Weekend 2010 Kick-Off Happy Hour, 6 p.m., Wonder Bar, Cleveland, free, cleveland.startupweekend.org . For those interested in attending or sponsoring the 2010 edition.

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08/24 EcoTuesday Meetup, 5:30 p.m., The Club at Key Center, Cleveland, $5 advance/$10 door, RSVP, www.meetup.com/Cleveland-EcoTuesday. Guest speaker: Dr. Michael Schoop, President, Cuyahoga Community College Downtown.

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08/25 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Wine Tasting/Speed Networking, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Market Avenue Wine Bar, Cleveland, $30 nonmembers, www.cleveland2030.org. Hour of Power Speed Networking to oversee the networking part of this event.

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08/25 COSE Networking Night, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Wendy Park, Whiskey Island, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers, www.cose.org. Usually big event that’s well-attended. I went to one earlier this year in Parma. Should go.

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08/25 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Coffee Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera Bread, Fairlawn/Akron, free, RSVP, limited seating, current members (so check to see if can attend), www.greaterakronchamber.org.

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08/25 Women Making Moves Networking at Naya, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Naya Bistro and Lounge, Highland Heights, free, www.womenmakingmoves.info. I attend the first one in Shaker Square and need to get back to see how it’s progressing.

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08/26 Cleveland Society For Human Resource Management (CSHRM) Networking Social, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Rocky River Brewing Co., Rocky River, $5 advance registration/$10 door, clevelandshrm.com.

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08/26 Cleveland Sports and Business Alliance Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Wine Bar, Rocky River, free, RSVP, cleveland.sportsandbusiness.net.

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08/26 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Networking Brown Bag Lunch, noon, Dollar Bank Conference Room, The Galleria, Cleveland, free,  www.nawbocleveland.org.

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08/26 Society of Urban Professionals (SOUP) @ Nite, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, free, www.thesoupnetwork.com .

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08/27 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Grumpy’s, Tremont, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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08/30 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Moxie, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RSVP,www.beachwood.org. Networking with small business owners; I went to February edition and need to get back.

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08/30 Cleveland Technical Societies Council Collaboration Forum, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Flat Iron Cafe, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers, RSVP, www.ctsc.org. Umbrella group for scientific, engineering, technical, and educational societies in Northeast Ohio. Gateway to exploring area technical societies.

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2 comments so far

  1. Toni Chanakas on

    Erie Moose Society on blogging was wonderfully attended. Met some new individuals who ended up knowing the same people I do. My point is, when you attend these events you never know who might be able to help you in your future endeavors.

    I recommend being focused and just let your hair down. Networking is building relationships and having conversations about technology, the newest iPad or urban gardening. The key is finding a common thread so individuals will remember you. Have a business card ready and I always end up following a new contact via twitter or adding them on your linkedin. Also, being technologically savvy has its advantages as well.

    There is another event that I am attending tomorrow. YWCA who empower women in transition. It is every other Wednesday. I will give Pat the link. thanks & happy Networking.

    • Pat Ropchock on

      Toni-
      Thanks for your take on the Lake Erie Moose Society meeting and great to see you there. Like Toni, I will be attending the YWCA Career Connection Wednesday. I have been attending the group this summer.


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