Where in The World Will You be Nov. 18?

November 18 is the date when every Northeast Ohio organization, in the communications industry or not, is having a networking event.

Where did I go last week? On Tuesday, it was the Greater Digital Markers Meetup Group, once I understood my Akron directions and got to the location. Lately, I have been getting lost in the Akron area. Too Cleveland oriented.

Andy Halko, the owner of Insivia, was the guest speaker on Pay-Per-Click marketing and analytics. Great to see and hear him.

What is your best tip for networking at holiday parties?

As you peruse the list this week, you’ll note the start of the holiday party season. So, what is your best holiday party networking tip? Let us know by Nov. 24. I want to use them in the Nov. 29 post.

Industry Events

11/17 American Advertising Federation Cleveland Chapter Marketing through Change – The CMO’s Perspective, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Lakeside, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, www.aafcleveland.com.

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11/18 Cleveland State University Noon at Nance: B2B Marketing Lead Generation, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., RSVP, www.csuohio.edu/business/noon. Panel discussion. You don’t know who you will bump into at this year-long series.

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11/18 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland Chapter Boomer, Gen X, Millennial Networking Mash-Up, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Table 45, Cleveland, $8, iabccleveland.com. “Everyone’s welcome to attend the first-ever IABC Cleveland “inter-generational” speed-networking event. You may find a mentor, expand your network, get career tips — and more!” I go to events that interest me and this one does.

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11/18 Northeast Ohio Society For Technical Communication (NEOSTC) Networking Lunch, noon, Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, nonmembers welcome, RSVP Angie Dianetti, www.neostc.org. This is one of my Go-To events and its in my neighborhood this month!

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11/18 Northeast Ohio WordPress Meetup Group, 7 p.m., Office Space Coworking, Cuyahoga Falls, RSVP, www.meetup.com/NEOWordpress. Since I use both the .com and self-hosted versions for different projects, I need to go to this.

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11/18 Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) of Cleveland After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Market, Rocky River, free, www.smecleveland.com. I went to one earlier this year. Need to go back.

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11/18 Web Association: Marketing In Action at the Taylor Institute, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Taylor Institute For Direct Marketing, University of Akron, Akron, $20,webassociation.org. Tour facility and presentation by Institute directors. I go to events that interest me.

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11/18 Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Cleveland Chapter Team Behind The Team, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers, RSVP, www.wisecleveland.com. Panel discussion featuring female executives from the Cavaliers and Indians. I have attended events of interest to me.

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11/20 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Cleveland Chapter Final Cut Pro II, 9:30 a.m., Lorain Community College, Elyria, free if attend first session/$20 nonmembers and did not attend first session, limited seating, RSVP Tom Moore, www.spjchapters.org/cleveland. Follow-up workshop; also open to new participants. I have attended events that interested me.

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11/23 Akron-Canton Web Meetup Group, 6:30 p.m., Blue Frog, Akron, RSVP, www.meetup.com/akroncantonweb. Guest speaker: Marc Canter. Several of my contacts are interested in this event.

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11/23 American Marketing Association Akron/Canton Chapter Local Marketing With Chipotle, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., The Winery at Wolf Creek, Norton, $40 nonmembers, RSVP, www.akroncantonama.org.

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11/20 Web Development Special Interest Group (SIG) WordPress with Heidi Cool, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, free, www.websigcleveland.org.

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11/29 Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland Networking Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Windows on The River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers, RSVP, www.smecleveland.com. Speaker: Umberto Fedeli, President/CEO, The Fedeli Group, on Relationships And The Power of Networking.

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12/01 Communicators Holiday Party, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., City Club, Cleveland, $30, 2010communicatorsparty.eventbrite.com. THE holiday party for communications industry. This year, Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Cleveland chapters are coming together for this annual event. The annual planner/host is Jerry Masek, who had a health scare before the event last year. I hope there is a better turn out this year than 2009.

Nonindustry Events

11/16 Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce Joint Chamber Networking Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Valley Inn Restaurant, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, free, RSVP 11/10 Bridget 440-746-8127, www.cuyahogavalleychamber.org.

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11/16 Eco-Tuesday Meeting, 5:30 p.m., The Club at Key Center, Cleveland, $5, RSVP, www.meetup.com/Cleveland-EcoTuesday. Guest speaker: Donita Anderson, Executive Director, North Union Farmers Markets.

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11/16 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Coffee, Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera Bread, Fairlawn/Akron, free, limited seating, members only, so contact ahead to learn of can attend,  www.greaterakronchamber.org.

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11/16 McGladrey 2010 Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Executive Summit: Power Up – The Resurgence of Manufacturing, 7:30 a.m.-1o a.m., Lockkeepers, Valley View, free, register, mcgladrey.com/events. Hang out with CFOs, CEOs and tax professionals to go over its latest survey.

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11/16 Rockside Road Area Young Professionals Social Networking Event, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, RSVP 216-573-2330, www.walthall.com/news/news_and_events. “Have fun meeting people who can help you personally and professionally.” Organized by young professionals of Walthall Drake and Wallace LLP, CPA.

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11/16 ‘Tini Tuesdays After Hours Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn West, Akron/Fairlawn, free, register, tinituesdaysafterhours.eventbrite.com. “Great cocktails…Great appetizers…Great networking” Some of my contacts are interested in this. Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce and Holiday Inn organized it.

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11/17 Business Professionals Networking Event, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, Independence, $10 door, on LinkedIn events. Sponsored by Exclusive Events and Travel Planning. Guest speakers are Jeff Malarik and Donna Dabbs.

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11/17 Canton Chamber of Commerce Stir After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Canton, $5, RSVP, www.cantonchamber.org. Member Thanksgathering at the Millennium Center. Free with food donation or money to Stark County Hunger Task Force.

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11/17  Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Eastside Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., The Boneyard, Mayfield Heights, free, nonmembers welcome,  www.cleveland2030.org. Now a happy hour for this group’s Eastside young professionals.

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11/17 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Westside Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Panini’s, Westlake, free, nonmembers welcome,  www.cleveland2030.org.

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11/17 COSE Art Network Roundtable, noon-1 p.m., Gypsy Bean and Bakery, Cleveland, free, nonmembers contact Matthew Charboneau to attend, www.cose.org. Artists/entrepreneurs discuss topics affecting their daily lives.

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11/17 Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce Networking Before 9, 7 a.m.-9 a.m., Montrose Ford, Fairlawn/Akron, free, nonmembers phone ahead to see if allowed, RSVP Polly Riffle, www.fairlawnareachamber.org.

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11/17 Help Desk Institute (HDI) Northcoast Chapter, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., COMSYS, Independence, free, RSVP, www.thinkhdi.com/chapters/northcoast. Is the Service Desk the Rodney Dangerfield of IT? Does Your Service Desk Gets the Respect It Deserves? with Charles Cyna.

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11/17 Warrensville Heights Area Tri-City Chamber of Commerce Business Update Forum, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Marriott Cleveland East, Warrensville Heights/Highland Hills, $20, RSVP, www.whacc.org. Leadership and economic development teams for the cities provide updates/forecasts. Also mentions networking.

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11/18 EO24 Entrepreneur Week Happy Hour and Networking, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., House of Blues, Cleveland, free(?), on LinkedIn events. Cleveland chapter of entrepreneur’s organization celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week. Looks interesting.

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11/18 Linked Local Cleveland Fall Networking Event, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Philomena’s Restaurant, Valley View/Garfield Heights, $10 pre-register/$12 door, on LinkedIn events and check out LinkedIn group.

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11/18 Ohio Aerospace Institute: A Comprehensive Assessment of Aerospace Industry Supply Chain, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, $30 nonmembers, www.oai.org, http://www.jumpstartinc.org. Indicated networking opportunities.

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11/18 University Circle Annual Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, $25, RSVP 11/11, www.universitycircle.org.

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11/19 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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11/19 Coffee With COSE: Powerful and Productive Networking, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Cleveland State University East Center, Solon, free, www.cose.org.

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11/22 Cocktails and Contacts Networking Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Pieces Fine Furniture Consignment, Cuyahoga Falls, free(?), on LinkedIn events. Appears to be last of these events, as the organizer has secured employment.

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11/22 Get Lit! Light Up The Night Happy Hour, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, free, clevelandplayhouse.com. Happy hour for young professionals.

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11/22 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Night at Blue Canyon, 5 p.m.-6p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant and Tavern, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Evening networking for small business owners. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies. I have been to this. Need to get back.

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11/23 Greater Akron Business For Breakfast (GABB) Networking, 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Panera Bread, Fairlawn/Akron, free, on LinkedIn events. Topic: Strategy and Vision for the New Year with Rami Awadallah. Networking group for Akron-area business professionals. Some of my contacts are interested in this event.

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11/30 COSE Arts Network Holiday Social, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Zygote Press, Cleveland, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.cose.org.

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11/30 Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Claddagh Irish Pub, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, $20 nonmembers, RSVP Karen, hrcc.org.

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12/01 COSE: Sales and Marketing: Powerful and Productive Networking, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Cleveland State University East Center, Solon, $20 nonmembers, www.cose.org. Learn the right way to network and attend events. Question – what makes this different from the free Coffee event Friday on networking?

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12/02 Fairview Park Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Gemini Center, Fairview Park, $20, fairviewparkchamber.com.

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12/02 Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA) Networking Night, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Blue Canyon Restaurant and Tavern, Twinsburg, $10 nonmembers, www.cose.org. I went to one of these a long time ago. Good if you are in Tech. It’s right in my neighborhood this time; should go.

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12/03 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Around Town, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Bar Room, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org. Happy hour and networking for young professionals. Also Stuff The Stocking Annual Charity Event.

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12/03 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, nonmembers welcome, www.cleveland2030.org.

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12/03 My Women’s Business Network Third Annual Holiday Event, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Acacia Country Club, Beachwood/Lyndhurst, $40 nonmembers, RSVP, www.mywomensbusinessnetwork.com.

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12/03 The Chipotle Networking Group: Final Carnitas and Connections 2010, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chipotle, Hudson, free, on LinkedIn events. This is the Chipotle event I went to at the start of Summer. Not to be confused with the Cleveland-area one that recently surfaced. Networking with small business owners, job hunters and financial services types.

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12/14 COSE Swap 25/Power Networking, 4:30 p.m., Bucci’s, Middleburg Heights, $10, limited seating, RSVP, www.cose.org. The last COSE speed networking event for this year. Only 25 spaces available to network with small business owners. Fills up quickly. I went more than one year ago and need to get back. Just act as a small business owner with a message and you are in the club.

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