Upcoming Holiday Parties

Industry Events

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.

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12/01 Northeast Ohio Communication Advocates (NOCA) OneIndustry Forum: 2011 Marcom Industry Forecast, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $20, RSVP, onenoca.org.

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12/07 American Advertising Federation Akron Chapter: Leveraging Social Media For You And Your Clients with David Bowman, 11:30 a.m., Musica, Akron, $35 nonmembers, RSVP, www.aafakron.com.

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12/07 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) Annual Meeting and Holiday Party, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, $15 nonmembers, RSVP by check or PayPal, www.cdpug.org.

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12/07 Greater Cleveland Writers Meetup Group, 7 p.m., Lean Dog Software, Cleveland, $5, RSVP, www.meetup.com/cleveland-writers-forum.

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12/08 American Advertising Federation Cleveland Chapter Holiday In Cannes, 6 p.m., Capitol Theater, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, www.aafcleveland.com.

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12/08 Cleveland Social Media Group TweetUp: Holiday Tweet at Bodies…The Exhibition, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., RSVP, I have attended past events, clevelandsmc.ning.com.

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12/08 Press Club of Cleveland Holiday Party and Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, $30 nonmembers, RSVP,www.pressclubcleveland.com

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12/08 Public Relations Society of America Akron Chapter Holiday Party, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Greystone Hall, Akron, free (?), RSVP 12/01, akronprsa.org.

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12/09 American Marketing Association Cleveland Chapter Mingle Bells Holiday Mixer, 5:30 p.m., Wolf Lodge, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, $40 nonmembers, RSVP, cleveland.marketingpower2.com.

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12/11 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) and Greater Cleveland PC Users Group (GCPCUG): Third Annual Holiday Tech Gifts Extravaganza, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, free, demos on digital camera, smart phones, tablet computers, etc., I’ve gone to meetings that interested me, www.cdpug.org and www.gcpcug.org.

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12/16 Web Association Holiday Party, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Winking Lizard, Lakewood, $25, RSVP by 12/13, I have attended events that interested me, www.webassociation.org.

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12/17 Northeast Ohio Society for Technical Communication (NEOSTC) Networking Lunch, noon, Creekside Restaurant, Brecksville, free, RSVP to Angie Dianetti, One of my Go-To events, nonmembers welcome, www.neostc.org.

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Nonindustry Events

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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12/01 The Manufacturing Mart Launch Party, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., The Galleria at Erieview Tower, Cleveland, free, register, mfgmartlaunchparty.eventbrite.com,www.capitalofknow-how.com.

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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 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter westside Networking Luncheon, noon-1 p.m., Champp’s, Crocker Park, Westlake, free, RSVP Tina Hamrick, clevelandnawbo.org/cms/.

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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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12/06 International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Cleveland Chapter meeting, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Lean Dog Software, Cleveland, free, limited seating, RSVP, cleveland.theiiba.org

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12/06 Local Food Cleveland Holiday Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland, free, RSVP, www.e4s.org.

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12/06 Women In Networking (WIN) Holiday Benefit Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, $45, RSVP,www.wincleveland.org.

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12/07 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, Went to one long time ago, need to get back, www.beachwood.org.

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12/07 Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Party, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Gambitta’s Party Center, Northfield Center, $5 plus five non-perishable items,www.nordoniahillschamber.org.

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12/07 Working Women Connection Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina, $25 nonmembers, RSVP, unitingwomenblog.com.

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12/08 Warrensville Heights Area Tri-City Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Networking, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., BJ Wholesale Club, Warrensville Heights, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.whacc.org.

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12/08 Young Professionals of Akron Holiday Networking Party, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Akron Civic Theater, Akron, free, RSVP, www.ypakron.org.

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12/09 American Society for Quality (ASQ) Elyria/Lorain Chapter: Total Cost of Quality, 6 p.m., Lorain Community College, $5 nonmembers, RSVP, asq-elyrialorain.org.

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12/09 Canton Chamber of Commerce Stir After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Repository, Canton, $5, RSVP, www.cantonchamber.org.

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12/09 Cleveland Board of Realtors Holiday Party, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Sushi Rock, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers, RSVP, “Join us for food, drinks and networking with peers from around the area.” caborholidaypartyeventbrite.com, www.cabor.com.

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12/09 Cuyahoga Valley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party/After Hours, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Hoggy’s Restaurant, Valley View, $5 donation to Harvest For Hunger, RSVP, www.cuyahogavalleychamber.org.

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12/09 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Akron Networking Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Vaccaro’s, Bath/Akron, free, RSVP Angie Dianetti, clevelandnawbo.org/cms/.

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12/09 Nordonia Networking Holiday Party, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Spennato’s Italian Ristorante, Northfield, $10, RSVP must, on LinkedIn events and group sections. “Wrapping up this year’s last networking event with a holiday party.” I attended some meetings.

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12/09 Northern Ohio Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Holiday Party, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Whirly Ball of Cleveland, Cleveland, free (?), RSVP, neoissa.org.

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12/09 Rocky River Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Party, 6 p.m., Don Umerley Civic Center, Rocky River, $20 RSVP or door, rockyriverchamber.com.

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12/10 American Society For Training and Development (ASTD) Northeast Ohio Chapter Coffee Chat and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Akron General Medical Center Health and Wellness Center, Fairlawn/Akron, other details TBA,neo.astd.org.

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12/10 Canton Chamber of Commerce AultCare Fast Break Breakfast with Christopher Saffici, 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, North Canton, $25 nonmembers, RSVP, www.cantonchamber.org.

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12/10 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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12/10 NEO IT Think Tank and CIO 3.0, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Corporate Plaza I, Independence, on LinkedIn groups and events sections. Topic: Your Future Concerning the Role of Information Technology: Five Major Shifts in IT Value, Ownership and Role of IT.

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12/13 Heights Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Mania, 8-9:45, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, $20 nonmembers, speed networking, hrcc.org.

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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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12/14 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Holiday Party, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Market Avenue Wine Bar, Cleveland, Cost (?) RSVP, clevelandnawbo.org/cms/.

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12/14 Shaker Heights Chamber of Commerce Minding Your Business After Hours: Simply the Best 2010 Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cleveland Skating Club, Shaker Heights, $35, RSVP Debbie, 216-392-8688, shakerheightschamber.org.

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12/14 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Group, 5 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, monthly evening meeting/networking for the group; doubles as restaurant’s monthly networking event; attendance fluctuates; free munchies; www.twinsburgchamber.com.

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12/15 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.

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12/15 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club westide Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Panini’s, Westlake, free, nonmembers welcome, www.cleveland2030.org.

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12/15 Help Desk Institute (HDI) North Coast Chapter Holiday and Planning Meeting, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn, Independence, RSVP, www.thinkhdi.com/chapters/northcoast.

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12/15 Holiday Networking Reception, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland East, Mayfield Village, $25, RSVP 12/10 Gayle 440-229-9901, on Beachwood Chamber of Commerce site, “Enjoy the holiday season with other businesses like yours!”

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12/15 Sprout Connections Eat Drink And Be Very Merry, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Mercury Lounge, Cleveland, $10 advance/$15 door, It’s been some time I’ve listed an event from this group; networking with 10 percent of proceeds going to Shoes and Clothes For Kids, www.sproutconnections.com.

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12/16 Share-a-Christmas, 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Holiday Inn-West, Akron, $24.95 plus tax and gratuity, RSVP, on LinkedIn events, “Do you like to network and meet new contacts? Would you like to do this while enjoying holiday cheer? This event is for you.” If anyone goes to this, please let us know how it went.

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12/17 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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12/18 Web Development Special Interest Group (SIG): If its Free, It’s For You!, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, free, products to share, www.gcpcug.org/websig.

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