This Is The Week For Holiday Parties

Editor’s note: A short one this week due to Monday’s storm.

Please let us know how your holiday party networking is going. Give us your tips for successfully working the crowd.

If you need help, check the Nov. 22 post, where networking experts and master networkers shared their networking tips.

Industry Events

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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12/13 Lake Erie Moose Society bloggers group meeting, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Barking Spider Tavern, Case Western Reserve Uni. Campus, Cleveland, free, RSVP on Facebook page. Rescheduled after this week’s storm. I have been going to this since the start of the year. Good way to get your feet wet about blogging. Important people in Cleveland social media in this group.

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12/14 American Marketing Association Akron-Canton Chapter Annual Mingle Bells Event, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Mustard Seed Market and Cafe, Fairlawn/Akron, $25, RSVP, www.akroncantonama.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

12/08 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, $23 nonmembers, RSVP, 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 It’s For Free, It’s For Me!, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, free, products to share, I have been to only one meeting so far, www.websigcleveland.org.

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12/20 Chipotle Networking-Cleveland area, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chipotle, Independence, free, on LinkedIn events section. This is a different group than the one that usually meets at the Hudson store. You may find a mix of small business owners, financial services types and job hunters.

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