Kitchen Sink Of Events

Last week, I went to only one event, it was for professional development and I learned something!

The event was a Healthcare Journalism Workshop that taught about how to use certain government websites to research medical and health topics. It was an interactive presentation (I got to use my laptop) by a staffer from National Library of Medicine, part of National Institutes of Health.

Now I have a new resource to show perspective clients or employers in medical/health industry.

Two contacts also attended the workshop.

By the way, the event coordinator is trying to start a Cleveland chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Any journalist involved in health/medical writing, should contact Eileen Beal at eojb@visn.net. I would love to include its future meetings on this list!

As always, please let us know your experiences at listed events. It’s a great way for us to communicate and tells me what events to list and what not to.

Industry Events

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 CANCELED 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 Noon At Nance: Target Marketing, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, free, register, http://www.csuohio.edu/business/noon/reg.html, www.csuohio.edu/business/noon. The panel discussion series on trends and best practices is back with business-to-business marketing as its main topic for the 2010-2011 school year. I went to some of these last year.

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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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10/16 Cleveland Bloggers Meetup Group Kitchen Sink Meetup, 10 a.m., Independence Library, Independence, RSVP, www.meetup.com/cleveland-ohio-bloggers. I attended one meeting earlier this year.

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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.

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10/25 Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) of Cleveland Networking Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Windows On The River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers, www.smecleveland.com. Topic: Sharing With The World Why Northeast Ohio Rocks with Tom Waltermine, Team NEO.

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10/26 American Marketing Association (AMA) Akron-Canton Chapter Fall Networking Fling, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Figaro Farms, Uniontown, $20, www.akroncantonama.org.

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10/27 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Cleveland Chapter: The Power of PR Diversity Reception, 4:30 p.m., Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland, free, register, www.prsacleveland.org. I go to meetings I’m interested in.

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10/28 Akron Bloggers Community, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Mocha Joe’s, Stow, free, on LinkedIn groups. Bloggers group for Akron-area residents. I have attended some meetings this summer.

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10/28 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG): The Top 10 Biggest Challenges For Designers Going From Print To Web with Lisa Gruber-Gebby, 6 p.m., New Horizons Computing Learning Center, Garfield Heights, $10 nonmembers, cdpug.org. I’m now a member and will helping with the group’s blog.

Nonindustry Events

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 B2B Clean Engineering Workshop, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Lorain Community College, Elyria, www.greenenergyohio.org. Free part of event is Energy Savings and Financial Incentives For Home and Businesses. There is a wind energy workshop part that costs $35. Check site for more info and registration.

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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 CLOSED 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 American Society For Quality (ASQ) Elyria/Lorain Meeting, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Lorain Community College, Elyria, $5 nonmembers, RSVP,  asq-elyrialorain.org. Topic: Global Customer Base.

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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 Morning with Katherine Miracle, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Hudson Country Club, Hudson, $10, www.miracleresources.com. On LinkedIn events. Claims it’s for professionals in leadership roles, such as business owners and CEOs. Latest It speaker making the event circuit.

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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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10/14 Professional Association For SQL Server Cleveland Chapter IT Security and Your SQL Server with Howard Pincham, 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Microsoft, Independence, RSVP, www.bennettadelson.com /events.

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10/15 Business Networking Social Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Bodega, Cleveland Heights, on LinkedIn events. By Exclusive Events and Travel Planning and Cleveland First Fridays. It is what it is; bring business cards to pass along as you mingle.

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10/15 Cleveland Executives Association, noon-1:30 p.m., Hermit Club, Cleveland, $25, RSVP, www.clevelandexecutives.com. Guest speaker: Len Komoroski, President, Cleveland Cavaliers. One of the area’s oldest networking organizations, founded in 1936.

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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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10/15 Northeast Ohio American Society For Training and Development (NE Ohio ASTD) Expo, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, $98, neo.astd.org. New Realities: Driving Performance Through Learning.

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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 Engineering Society Fourth Annual Engineering Extravaganza, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., La Centre, Westlake, cesnet.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 Association of Fundraising Professionals Cleveland Chapter: How The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations Makes Ohio Nonprofits More Effective, 11:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza, Independence, $40 nonmembers, www.afpcleveland.org.

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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 Institute of Management Accountants: Solving Ohio’s Budget Crisis with David Reape, 6000 Lombardo Center, Independence, $30, RSVP, Honey 216-496-8597, cleveland.imanet.org. Accounting and financial professionals.

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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 American Institute of Architects Cleveland Chapter Joint Association Happy Hour, 5 p.m., Hiroshi’s Pub, Beachwood, free, RSVP, www.aiacleveland.com

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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 Euclid, free,www.websigcleveland.org.

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10/25 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant and Tavern, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Monthly happy hour/networking for the Chamber. Attendance fluctuates; usually free munchies.

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10/26 Eco-Tuesday meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Club at Key Center, Cleveland, $5, www.meetup.com/Cleveland-EcoTuesday. Topic TBA.

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10/26 Jumpstart Community Meeting, 3 p.m.-5:45 p.m., Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University, free, register, www.jumpstart.org. First half is expo of group’s innovators and student innovators; 5 p.m. meeting starts. Interesting.

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10/27-28 Ohio Accounting Show, IX Center, Cleveland/Brook Park, www.ohioscpa.com.

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10/28 Canton Chamber of Commerce Stir After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Akron-Canton Airport, www.cantonchamber.org. Happy hour/networking.

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10/28 Get Connected 2010, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Akron-Canton Airport, nonmember price (?), RSVP, www.greaterakronchamber.org. Big networking event for Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Canton Chamber, Green Chamber, and the Airport.

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10/28 IT Martini 14 Tech or Treat, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Anatomy, Cleveland, $35, register, itmartinihour14.eventbrite.com, www.hyperproductive.com /blog, news and events. Networking event for IT professionals. I believe one was held during the summer. Portion of ticket going to Susan G. Komen For The Cure.

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10/28 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Brown Bag Lunch, noon-1 p.m., Dollar Bank Conference Room, Galleria, Cleveland, clevelandnawbo.org.

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10/29 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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4 comments so far

  1. Kavita Sherman on

    Who knew networking could be such fun! I attended the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Westside networking lunch last Wednesday after viewing it in this list. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the four women who attended, all of whom are longtime NAWBO members. I recommend that anyone interested in NAWBO attend one of these monthly low-cost, no-commitment luncheons. I know I’ll check it out again.

    • Pat Ropchock on

      Kavita-
      Thanks for giving us your take on NAWBO’s Westside networking lunch. I hope more readers check it out, as you did. Sometimes, there are Westside events I want to go to, but the distance is an issue for me.
      It’s an offshoot of the Akron one that I often list. That one is coordinated by Angie Dianetti, an owner and treasurer of Radcom Services, who I know through NEO Society For Technical Communication. And its similar to the monthly NEOSTC networking lunches.

      What did you think of the Healthcare Journalism Workshop on Saturday?

      Let’s hear from other readers about their adventures in networking.

      • Kavita Sherman on

        The Healthcare Journalism Workshop was a good event and the presenter, Rob Logan, patiently went through the intricacies of using PubMed.gov, including what’s free, what’s not, and how to get access to the free information. One neat feature is the tool’s usefulness in learning medical jargon quickly.

        The event organizer could have easily charged for this program. Offering it for free was a great service to the journalists, medical librarians, and others in attendance.

      • Pat Ropchock on

        Kavita-
        Thanks for your thoughts on the Healthcare Journalism Workshop. Did you learn about it from the List?
        Your right, making it a free event, rather than charge, was a great service to us, journalists, medical librarians, and others.
        Society For Professional Journalists Cleveland Chapter (SPJ) has had some free events as well. The most recent was about Google and the resources it has for journalists.
        I can’t wait to use these new tools in my writing practice. Is it the same for you?
        Great to see you again.


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