Let’s Communicate!

Most of the events I attended last week were for professional development, such as the Society for Professional Journalists Google 101 for Journalists.

And everywhere I went, I met a contact who had a story about an event they attended thanks to the list.

But while it was great to hear about how great an event was or about the flops, I always asked why they did not comment on their experiences here!

While it’s great to get the comments that you love I put this list together, I almost never see any interaction between you the readers.

I usually have one or two people who report on events they attend.

There is a comment box at the end of each post. It is important that we relate our experiences at listed events; so we know where we can get the biggest bang for our gas or networking buck. It also lets me know what events to continue listing. I want to list events that lead to the next job or business networking contact.

Please let us know why you don’t tell us about your networking experiences.

Industry Events

10/06 Northeast Ohio Communication Advocates (NOCA) One Industry Forum: Marketing Community Assets, 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m., The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $20, onenoca.org.

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10/09 Healthcare Journalism Workshop, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library, Cleveland Heights, limited seating, RSVP, Eileen Beal, eojb@visn.net. Found this in Society of Professional Journalists e-newsletter. “Learn how to proficiently cover healthcare news with senior staffer from National Library of Medicine.” Looks interesting.

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10/12 Greater Cleveland Digital Marketing Meetup Group, 7 p.m., Sarah’s Vineyard, Cuyahoga Falls, free, RSVP, www.meetup.com/Greater-Cleveland-Digital-Marketing. Went to my first meeting of this group earlier this month. Social networking this meeting for expanding group. Bring munchies because it is being held at a winery.

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10/13 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Cleveland Chapter: Generic To Genius with Eric Ryan, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Lakeside, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, www.aafcleveland.com. With some help from COSE.

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10/13 Independent Practitioners Group: Nontraditional Social Media Marketing with Howard Zoss, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.ipgcleveland.org. This a trade group for independent public relations professionals. I went to my first event earlier this month when a good business contact spoke.

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10/13 Lake Communicators: Marketing For Nonprofit Organizations with Ann Fairhurst, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Lake Metroparks Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe, $25 nonmembers, RSVP, www.lakecommunicators.com.

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10/14 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Akron Chapter Mixed Social, 5:30 p.m., 3 Point Restaurant, Akron, free, www.aafakron.com. With Northeast Ohio Craftsmen Club.

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10/14 American Marketing Assoc. (AMA) Cleveland Chapter Beer and Movie Night, 5:30 p.m., Parnell’s Pub/Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland Heights, $35 nonmembers,cleveland.marketingpower2.com. I have gone to events that interest me.

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10/14 NEO Society For Technical Communication (NEOSTC): Technical Communication Project Tracking and Metrics Using Sharepoint, 5:30 p. m.-8 p.m., Rockwell Automation, Mayfield Heights, nonmembers $20 meeting/$35 with dinner, www.neostc.org. I attend events of interest to me.

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10/14 The Press Club of Cleveland: Breaking News-How The Media Covered The Arrests of Russo and Dimora, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, $30 nonmembers, www.pressclubcleveland.com. Panel discussion.

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10/14 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter: Knowing Your Audience Gets The Results You Want with Julius C. Dorsey Jr., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin University Center, University of Akron, Akron, $30 nonmembers, RSVP,akronprsa.org.

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10/19 Akron-Canton Web Meetup HTML5 For Fun and Profit with Parag Jagdale, 7 p.m., Blue Frog, Akron, RSVP, www.meetup.com/akroncantonweb.

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10/19 International Assoc. of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland Chapter University Hospitals Case Medical Center Video Studio Tour, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Lerner Tower, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, $30 nonmembers/$8 members in transition, limited seating, www.iabccleveland.com. I attend events that interest me.

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10/20 NEO Society For Technical Communication (NEOSTC) Networking Lunch, noon, Geisen Haus-German Pub and Eatery, North Canton, free, RSVP, www.neostc.org. Usually one of my Go-To events. Since its North Canton, could pass on distance.

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10/21 Cleveland Social Media Club Social Media and Family: Finding Balance, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Pickwick and Frolic, Cleveland, RSVP, clevelandsmc.ning.com. I usually go to these events.

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10/21 Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) of Cleveland Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Ritz Carlton, Cleveland, free, www.smecleveland.com. I went to one earlier this year. After-work networking for marketing/sales professionals.

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10/23 Society of Professional Journalists Cleveland Chapter Learn Final Cut Pro with Dennis Ryan, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Lorain Community College, Elyria, $15 nonmembers, limited seating, www.spjchapters.org/cleveland. I go to events that interest me.

Nonindustry Events

10/05 CANCELED NEO Software and Systems Process Improvement Network (NEOSPIN) Event, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., www.neospin.org. To get more info, register on the site.

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10/05 STEM Out Outreach Social, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., House of Cues, Cleveland, RSVP appreciated, www.stemout.org. Casual networking for those involved in outreach to those interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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10/05 Women In Networking (WIN) On The Water Networking Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Edgewater Yacht Club, Cleveland, $25 nonmembers, RSVP, limited seating, wincleveland.org. I attended some meetings on free basis when I first began networking. Now, the group charges to attend its events. Female small business owners.

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10/05 Working Women Connection Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina, $25 nonmembers, unitingwomenblog.com. Also check out times and dates for individual group meetings for this regional networking group. I went to one meeting of the Nordonia group.

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10/06-09 Association of Midwest Museums 2010 Conference, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, www.midwestmuseums.org. Check out the volunteering section of registration information. If you volunteer half day to help out at this conference, you could attend sessions for free when done. Possibly useful for those interested in working in museums.

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10/07 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Around Town, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Zdara, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org. Happy hour and networking for young professionals.

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10/07 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Westside Networking Lunch, noon-1 p.m., Champp’s Americana, Crocker Park, Westlake, free, RSVP Tina 440-356-3636, clevelandnawbo.org. Westside version of this group’s Akron-area lunch.

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10/07 Together Everyone Earns More (T.E.E.M.) Networking and Business Building Meeting, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, $10 advance RSVP/$15 door, teemonline.com. Lots of my contacts indicated an interest in this event. Deborah Chaddock Brown on how social networking can expand your business.

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10/07 Y-Stark Monthly Meetup: Learn ‘n Burn, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hoover Park, North Canton, free, www.ystark.org. Walsh University alumni and associates invited this young professionals unit and the Jaycees for networking.

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10/08 Canton Chamber of Commerce AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Courtyard By Marriott, North Canton, $25 nonmembers,www.cantonchamber.org. Topic: Change What You Think and Improve Today with Phil Meschanko.

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10/08 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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10/09 Greater Cleveland PC Users Group: Microsoft Windows Home Server, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, free, www.gcpcug.org.

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10/12 Cleveland Sports and Business Alliance Lunch with Cleveland State University Basketball Coach Gary Waters, 11 a.m-1 p.m., Wolstein Center, CSU, Cleveland, $20, RSVP, cleveland.sportsandbusiness.net.

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10/12 Cleveland Web Standards Association Art Direction On The iPad with Brad Colbow, 6:30 p.m., Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, register, www.clevelandwebstandards.org.

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10/12 COSE Swap 25/Power Networking, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., The Boneyard, Mayfield Heights, $10,RSVP, limited seating,  www.cose.org. I went to this September 2009. Speed networking with small business owners; held quarterly. Promote yourself as a small business. Only 25 spots, so fills up quickly.

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10/12 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Membership Rally, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Jones New York, Tower City, Cleveland, $10, clevelandnawbo.org.

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10/12 3 Guys Present: People You Should Meet, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Club At Hillbrook, Chagrin Falls, $40, 3guyspresent.com. Looks interesting and close by; I missed out on this group’s summer networking event.

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10/12 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects evening meeting, 5 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Monthly night meeting for the Chamber’s networking group. Doubles as the restaurant’s networking event. Attendance fluctuates; usually free munchies.

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10/13 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking at Noon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Union Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, $35 nonmembers, RSVP, www.cleveland2030.org. Guest speaker: Howard “Hoby” Hanna IV, President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Ohio.

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10/13 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Coffee, Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera Bread, Fairlawn/Akron, limited seating, members only (so contact to see if can attend), RSVP, www.greaterakronchamber.org.

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10/13 Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce Fall Mixer, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cedar Green Wine, University Heights, $20 nonmembers, RSVP,hrcc.org.

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10/13 Hudson Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, 8 a.m.-9 a.m., Bishop Financial Advisors, Hudson, RSVP, www.explorehudson.com

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10/13 Mergers and Acquisitions Young Professionals of Cleveland Networking Event, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., House of Blues, Cleveland, RSVP ma.yp.cle@gmail.com. Check out LinkedIn group; meet and greet event for those involved in M and A.

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10/14 Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking After Hours, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Yours Truly, Valley View, $7 nonmembers, RSVP, www.cuyahogavalleychamber.org.

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10/14 Medina County Young Professionals Assoc.: Show Your Team Spirit Social and Networking, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Panini’s, Brunswick, RSVP,www.medinacountyypa.com.

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10/14 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Akron Networking Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., Vaccaro’s, Bath/Akron free, RSVP Angie 330-650-4777, clevelandnawbo.org. The original networking lunch for this group.

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10/14 National Assoc. of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Cleveland Chapter #156: Discover The Treasures of NAWIC, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hilton Cleveland-East, Beachwood, free for guests, register, www.nawiccleveland.org. Membership meeting, networking, dinner, raffles, for trade group for women involved in any part of the construction industry.

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10/15 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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10/15 My Women’s Business Network Networking Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern, Twinsburg, $35 nonmembers,www.mywomensbusinessnetwork.com. This month, right in my area; possible.

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10/18 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Costco, Mayfield Heights, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.beachwood.org. I went to one earlier this year.

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10/18 Chipotle Networking/Cleveland, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chipotle, Independence, free, LinkedIn events. I think this a separate group from the Chipotle networking group I visited in Hudson, but same premise.

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10/18 International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Cleveland Chapter Using Project Management To Drive BA Success with Lynda Carter, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Baldwin Wallace Center For Innovation, Berea, free, members get 1st priority seating, RSVP, cleveland.theiiba.org.

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10/19 Entrepreneurs For Sustainability (E4S) Decade Of Doing: Putting Sustainability To Work!, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, free, RSVP, www.e4s.org. I went to one meeting earlier in the year.

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10/19 YStark CEO Meet and Eat After 5: Mullebration, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Karcher Group, North Canton, free, RSVP, www.ystark.org.

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10/20 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Westside Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Panini’s, Westlake, free, www.cleveland2030.org. Happy hour and networking for young professionals.

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10/20-21 COSE Small Business Conference, IX Center, www.cosesmallbusinessconference.com.

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10/20 Help Desk Institute North Coast Chapter Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – Change Management with Don Kirkwood, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Remington College, North Olmsted, free, www.thinkhdi.com/chapters/northcoast.

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10/20 Rocky River Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.,WineStyles at Westgate, Rocky River, free, rockyriverchamber.com.

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10/20 Simplex-IT Lunchinar Big Business Disaster Recovery For Small Biz Price, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hattie’s Cafe, Hudson, free, RSVP, BizBlog.Simplex-it.com. I went to some of these earlier this summer looking for freelance clients.

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10/20 Society of Urban Professionals (SOUP) at Nite, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., House of Blues, Cleveland, free, www.thesoupnetwork.com.

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10/21 Canton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Stark County Encounter Bus Tour, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, $59, RSVP, www.cantonchamber.org. Network with community leaders and business professionals while learning about the county.

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10/21 Networking Power Hours, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Champp’s Americana, Valley View, $5, LinkedIn events or www.meetup.com/networkingpowerhours. Latest edition of professional networking headed by a business connection, Liz L.

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10/21 NEO Usability Professionals Assoc. (NEOUPA) The Worst Practices In Web Usability with Ben Woods, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Metrics Marketing Group, Westlake, $10 nonmembers, www.neoupa.org. I went to one presentation earlier this year.

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10/21 Tech Savvy Women Food and Wine Pairing, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Viking Store, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, $34, check LinkedIn events and groups. Networking group for those involved in Tech sector.

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10/22 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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10/23 Web Development Special Interest Group (SIG) Good Web Design Practices, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Notre Dame College, South Eucild, free, www.websigcleveland.org.

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3 comments so far

  1. Giselle Hornsby on

    10/3/10: Hello, just an FYI that the Oct. 5 NEOSPIN event is canceled, so there will be no meeting, even though the website lists it. This is per Barry Downing, an officer with the NEOSPIN group. I attended the 9/22 NEOSA tour of NASA-Glenn Research, but only the tour. I did not stay for the meeting/networking. There were maybe 50 folks on the tour, so a great chance to meet others; introduce yourself to a new person and chat them up. I also attended the IT Think Tank meeting with Gwen Walsh speaking (Two weeks ago). About 35 in attendance from across many industries. Lots of Q/A and audience participation. Before the speaker and during a break, there was time to introduce yourself and meet and greet folks. ~ GH

    • Pat Ropchock on

      Giselle-
      Thanks for the update on the NEOSPIN event and for your insights on some of the events you have attended.
      This is exactly what we need. I hope you or someone else will update us on the upcoming HDI North Coast meeting.

  2. Pat Ropchock on

    Thank you to the representative from the Cuyahoga County Public Library Career Center who gave a “shout-out” Monday in a job search meeting for my work communicating networking events.

    The counselors at the center are Jim Hansen, who has helped me in job searches, Beth Wilson, and Maureen Paulette. They have had a lot of work the last two years.

    Check out the System’s job groups on its website, http://www.cuyahoga.lib.oh.us

    This report came from a contact.


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