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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.

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.

Holiday Party Networking Tips

Happy Thanksgiving! With the holiday party season starting next week, it gave me an idea – holiday party networking tips.

So, I contacted some of this area’s networking experts and master networkers and ask them to provide their top tips. This is what I received back:

Toni J. Chanakas- A master networker (compared to myself), Independent Marketing and Nonprofit Consultant and volunteer at Seeds of Literacy:

“When you have collected all those business cards, what do you do with them now? Send holiday cards. It’s a nice way to remind the individual you met that you’re still looking, plus adding a festive touch. This works. A few people appreciated the gesture.”

Jeff Nischwitz – Founder & Chief Question Officer at Think Again and one of the Three Guys of Three Guys Presents, “Hosting unique events with a focus on interesting people, their passions and the power of relationships”:

“Thanks for your note. My top tip is similar to my non-holiday event tip, which is to plan ahead with different questions that will take the conversations to a deeper, more meaningful level. Networking is about beginning relationships, and relationships are based upon connections. Different and deeper questions allow the opportunity for these connections to take place. One of my favorite questions is ‘What do you like to do when you’re not working?’ Specific to a holiday event, I’d modify the question to ‘What do you like most about the holiday season?’ or even better, ‘What’s your favorite holiday memory?’  Creating a dialogue that’s more meaningful is one of the clear paths to relationships.”

Susie Sharp- Social Media and Online Content Diva at Social Zense Media and master networker:

“Better to have a ho-ho-ho time than to be the party ‘hoe. Ladies, dress conservatively, showing a minimum of cleavage, scent and makeup. You want folks focused on your face, not other ‘assets.’  Avoid the dreaded Christmas sweater and leave the giant bag at home. If you need holiday frou-frou, stick to some themed, non-glowing, non-blinking earrings. Remember to carry plenty of business cards, work the crowd and don’t monopolize conversations. Oh – and girls – DON’T travel in packs. Show your confidence by circulating solo. And whatever you do, stick to a one to two alcoholic-drink limit.”

Industry Events

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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11/29 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.

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


Nonindustry Events

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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12/01 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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12/14 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.

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.

Many Chambers of Commerce Events

Friday I went back to the main campus of Kent State University for its Entrepreneurship Extravaganza. It was different from the event I went to the previous week for JumpStart.

First, there were a lot of high school kids! I did not know students from area high schools are invited to this event. Second, there were not as many entrepreneur and innovator booths for me to visit and chat up my services. Third, the lunch portion, besides listing which tables the funders, entrepreneurs and business people were at, the planners should have listed their organizations/businesses as well.

I did make some contacts. But the best thing about the event was Chris Brown’s presentation on networking. Brown, who heads Marketing Directions, a marketing communications agency in Hudson, and a contact, gave some pointers I would like to pass along to you in a later post.

Where else have I been?

Oct. 28 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) meeting. The second one I’ve been to since becoming a member to be editor of the group’s blog.

Oct. 26- JumpStart Entrepreneur Fair and Community Meeting at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center. I went working for projects (work) and made some contacts. Also met up with other contacts (they were looking for clients as well).

Oct. 21- Networking Power Hours in Valley View. This event is organized and hosted by one of my contacts, Liz L. It was a good event and a good mix of people in different professions. This was my first opportunity to check out this event. Go to the next one when it’s scheduled.

Don’t forget to tell us about your experiences at listed events and pass along the list via the various social media buttons at the end of the blog.

Industry Events

11/09 Greater Cleveland Digital Marketing Meetup Group, 7 p.m., The Spaghetti Warehouse, Akron, $5 bi-annually, www.meetup.com/Greater-Cleveland-Digital-Marketing. Topic: Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Google AdWords. I have been to one meeting so far.

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11/09 Sales and Marketing Executives International Akron Chapter, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., The Tangier, Akron, nonmembers workshop $30/workshop and dinner $70 RSVP, www.smei.org /locations. Speaker: Katherine Miracle on The Power of Leadership – Problem Solving and Positive Attitude.

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11/10 American Marketing Association (AMA) Cleveland Chapter Heinen’s: Local Company Success, 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Lakeside, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, RSVP, cleveland.marketingpower2.com. I go to events that interest me.

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11/10 Independent Practitioners Group Employers Facing Difficult Questions About Social Media with Robert Gilmore, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.ipgcleveland.org. I have been to one meeting so far. Independent PR people.

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11/10 Northeast Ohio Communications Advocates (NOCA) One Industry Forum: LeBron Returns, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $20, RSVP, plaindealer.com/noca, onenoca.org. ”PR professionals advise community strategies for dealing with LeBron’s December return.” I have been to this group’s networking events.

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11/11 Cleveland InDesign Users Group: The Ins and Outs of Preflighting and Printing with InDesign, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, RSVP, cleveland@indesignusergroup.com,  www.indesignusergroup.com.

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11/11 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter Accredited P.R. Professionals: A League of Their Own, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin University Center, University of Akron, Akron, $30 nonmembers RSVP, akronprsa.org. Panel discussion on what it takes to get the APR credential.

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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 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.

Nonindustry Events

11/09 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., McCormick and Schmick’s, Beachwood Place, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RVSP,www.beachwood.org. I went to one in February; small business owners.

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11/09 Canton Chamber of Commerce Fall Network, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ales D. Krassas Event Center, $25, RSVP 11/02, www.cantonchamber.org. Sales master Jeff Zalewski will lead attendees through activities and new ways to think about in the field sales.

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11/09 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook 2011, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, $40 nonmembers, RSVP, www.greaterakronchamber.org. Presented by Jack Kleinhenz, Principal, Kleinhenz and Associates.

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11/09 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Night, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Evening networking for Chamber’s networking group; doubles as restaurant’s networking night. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies. I have been to this.

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11/10 Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Portage Country Club, Akron, free, nonmembers phone ahead to see if allowed, RSVP Polly Riffle, www.fairlawnareachamber.org.

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11/10 Hudson Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Suncrest Gardens, RSVP 330-650-0621, www.explorehudson.com. Networking with small business owners. I have been to one earlier this year.

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11/10 Human Resources and Benefits Professionals Networking Event, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Grotto Wine Bar, Shaker Square, Cleveland, free (?), on LinkedIn Events, organized by Behavioral Health Systems.

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11/11 Akron APICS and WERC: Warehouse Management: Leading The Way to Performance and Profitability, John S. Knight Center, Akron, $50 unemployed members/$150 nonmembers, akronapics.org . For those who work in Supply Chain.

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11/11 American Society For Quality (ASQ) Elyria/Lorain Chapter: Global Supply Base, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Lorain Community College, $5 nonmembers, RSVP, asq-elyrialorain.org. Also conducting food drive.

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11/11 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Akron Networking Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Vaccaro’s Trattoria, Bath/Akron, free, RSVP Angie 330-650-4777,  clevelandnawbo.org.

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11/11 Networking…My Cup of Tea, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Akron Woman’s City Club, Akron, $15.45 plus Eventbrite fee, http://networkingmycupoftea.eventbrite.com,  www.greaterakronchamber.org. “Meet the area’s best professional businesswomen for a special night out!”

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11/11 Northeast Ohio Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Chapter Meeting, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma South, Parma, free, register, neoissa.org. Topics: A Day in the Life of a Secured User with Ryan Archer and Regulations and Standards For Business Resiliency with Ted Kozenko. Also on LinkedIn events.

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11/11 Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals Association (NEOUPA) World Usability Day Celebration, 1 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Independence, $40 nonmembers,neoupa.org. An entire afternoon dedicated to UX education and training. Presenters from various companies, including Land’s End, Medical Mutual of Ohio and NASA. Check out the schedule. I went to one presentation earlier this year.

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11/12 ASTD Northeast Ohio Chapter Coffee, Chats and Contacts: Corporate Universities, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Fairlawn/Akron, price (?), neo.astd.org.

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11/12 Canton Chamber of Commerce AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Courtyard By Marriott, North Canton, $25 nonmembers, RSVP, www.cantonchamber.org. Speaker: Ray Hexamer, CEO, First Communications.

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11/12 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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11/12-14 Cleveland Startup Weekend, $75 and various prices,cleveland.startupweekend.org. Developers, business managers, marketing people, and graphic artists come together for 54 hours to build companies, projects and communities. Sounds interesting.

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11/13 Greater Cleveland PC Users Group Digital Photography with Charles Burkett, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cleveland State University, free, www.gcpcug.org. Meeting after meeting, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Student Center.

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11/15 Chipotle Networking, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Chipotle, Independence, free, on LinkedIn events. I believe different group than one I visited this summer at Hudson location. “People who want to fill their bellies with good food and their networks with good people.”

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11/15 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking at Night, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., The Union Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, $35 nonmembers, RSVP,  www.cleveland2030.org. Guest speaker: Dan Klimas, CEO, Lorain National Bank.

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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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11/19 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 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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Industry Events

11/05 CANCELED Medical Capital Bus Tour, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Embassy Suites, Independence, $80, RSVP, limited seating, on LinkedIn events. Cleveland Plus hosting third annual Healthcare Communicators Summit. Learn about NE Ohio’s healthcare assets.

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11/08 Society For Professional Journalists Cleveland Chapter, 7 p.m., Cuyahoga County Public Library, Fairview Park, free, www.spjchapters.org/cleveland. Guest speaker: Dan Coughlin, WJW-TV, promoting his book. I have been to events that interest me, such as Google 101 for Journalists.

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11/09 Greater Cleveland Digital Marketing Meetup Group, 7 p.m., The Spaghetti Warehouse, Akron, $5 bi-annually, www.meetup.com/Greater-Cleveland-Digital-Marketing. Topic: Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Google AdWords. I have been to one meeting so far.

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11/09 Sales and Marketing Executives International Akron Chapter, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., The Tangier, Akron, nonmembers workshop $30/workshop and dinner $70 RSVP, www.smei.org /locations. Speaker: Katherine Miracle on The Power of Leadership – Problem Solving and Positive Attitude.

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11/10 American Marketing Association (AMA) Cleveland Chapter Heinen’s: Local Company Success, 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Lakeside, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, RSVP, cleveland.marketingpower2.com. I go to events that interest me.

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11/10 Independent Practitioners Group Employers Facing Difficult Questions About Social Media with Robert Gilmore, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, www.ipgcleveland.org. I have been to one meeting so far. Independent PR people.

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11/10 Northeast Ohio Communications Advocates (NOCA) One Industry Forum: LeBron Returns, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, $20, RSVP, plaindealer.com/noca, onenoca.org. “PR professionals advise community strategies for dealing with LeBron’s December return.” I have been to this group’s networking events.

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11/11 Cleveland InDesign Users Group: The Ins and Outs of Preflighting and Printing with InDesign, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, RSVP, cleveland@indesignusergroup.com,  www.indesignusergroup.com.

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11/11 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Akron Chapter Accredited P.R. Professionals: A League of Their Own, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin University Center, University of Akron, Akron, $30 nonmembers RSVP, akronprsa.org. Panel discussion on what it takes to get the APR credential.

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

Nonindustry Events

11/04 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Around Town, Velvet Dog, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org. Supplies drive with Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Cleveland Chapter to benefit Cogswell Hall.

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11/04 NAWBO Westside Networking Luncheon, noon-1 p.m., Champp’s Americana, Crocker Park, Westlake, free, RSVP Tina Hamrick,  clevelandnawbo.org.

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11/04 Cleveland Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) Networking Social, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Boneyard, Broadview Heights, $5 preregister by 10/29/$10 door, clevelandshrm.com.

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11/04-05 2010 Entrepreneurship Extravaganza, Kent State University, free, RSVP by 11/02, www.jumpstartinc.org. Includes workshops and panel discussions on minority and not-for-profit businesses, Also Innovation showcase with exhibitors and internship fair.

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11/05 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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11/05 Cleveland Sports and Business Alliance A Food, Fun and Friendraiser, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, Beachwood Place, Beachwood, $25 proceeds going to A Kid Again, RSVP, cleveland.sportsandbusiness.net.

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11/05 NEO United States Green Building Council (NEO USGBC) Collaborative Social Networking, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., location TBA, free, RSVP, www.neogbc.org. Combined networking event for this group and AIA Cleveland, ASID Northern Ohio, CSI Cleveland, and more.

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11/08 American Society For Information Science and Technology Northern Ohio Chapter Tour of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum Library and Archives, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus, Cleveland, free (?), nonmember RSVP sfensore@kent.edu 10/28-11/5.

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11/09 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., McCormick and Schmick’s, Beachwood Place, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RVSP,www.beachwood.org. I went to one in February; small business owners.

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11/09 Canton Chamber of Commerce Fall Network, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ales D. Krassas Event Center, $25, RSVP 11/02, www.cantonchamber.org. Sales master Jeff Zalewski will lead attendees through activities and new ways to think about in the field sales.

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11/09 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook 2011, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, $40 nonmembers, RSVP, www.greaterakronchamber.org. Presented by Jack Kleinhenz, Principal, Kleinhenz and Associates.

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11/09 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Night, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com. Evening networking for Chamber’s networking group; doubles as restaurant’s networking night. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies. I have been to this.

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11/10 Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Portage Country Club, Akron, free, nonmembers phone ahead to see if allowed, RSVP Polly Riffle, www.fairlawnareachamber.org.

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11/11 Akron APICS and WERC: Warehouse Management: Leading The Way to Performance and Profitability, John S. Knight Center, Akron, $50 unemployed members/$150 nonmembers, akronapics.org .

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11/11 NAWBO Akron Networking Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Vaccaro’s Trattoria, Bath/Akron, free, RSVP Angie 330-650-4777,  clevelandnawbo.org.

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11/11 Networking…My Cup of Tea, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Akron Woman’s City Club, Akron, $15.45 plus Eventbrite fee, http://networkingmycupoftea.eventbrite.com,  www.greaterakronchamber.org. “Meet the area’s best professional businesswomen for a special night out!”

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11/11 Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals Association (NEOUPA) World Usability Day Celebration, 1 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Independence, $40 nonmembers,neoupa.org. An entire afternoon dedicated to UX education and training. Presenters from various companies, including Land’s End, Medical Mutual of Ohio and NASA. Check out the schedule. I went to one presentation earlier this year.

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11/12 ASTD Northeast Ohio Chapter Coffee, Chats and Contacts: Corporate Universities, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Fairlawn/Akron, price (?), neo.astd.org.

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11/12 Canton Chamber of Commerce AultCare Fast Break Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m., Courtyard By Marriott, North Canton, $25 nonmembers, RSVP, www.cantonchamber.org. Speaker: Ray Hexamer, CEO, First Communications.

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11/12 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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11/12-14 Cleveland Startup Weekend, $75 and various prices,cleveland.startupweekend.org. Developers, business managers, marketing people, and graphic artists come together for 54 hours to build companies, projects and communities. Sounds interesting.

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11/13 Greater Cleveland PC Users Group Digital Photography with Charles Burkett, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cleveland State University, free, www.gcpcug.org. Meeting after meeting, 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., Student Center.

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11/15 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking at Night, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., The Union Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, $35 nonmembers, RSVP,  www.cleveland2030.org. Guest speaker: Dan Klimas, CEO, Lorain National Bank.

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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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11/17 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. Details TBA.

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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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11/18 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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11/19 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.

Major Events For NEO Communication Groups

Industry Events

09/14 Sales and Marketing Executives International Akron Chapter, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., The Tangier, Akron, $30 workshop, $45 dinner, $70 both nonmembers,www.smei.org /locations. Workshop: Just Say No To Taxes with Scott Shields and Dinner Business Combinations That Get Results with Dan Colantone, President/CEO, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.

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09/14 American Marketing Assoc. Cleveland Chapter SEO: Positioning Your Website For Success with Theresa Simons, 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Downtown, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, cleveland.marketingpower2.com. I attend events that interest me.

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09/14 Greater Cleveland Digital Marketing Group: SEO and Link Building, 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, free, RSVP,www.meetup.com/Greater-Cleveland-Digital-Marketing. If you can’t afford the event above, go to this one.

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09/14 NEOSTC Networking Lunch, noon, Hoggy’s Barn and Grill, Valley View, free, RSVP, www.neostc.org. One of my Go-To events when on the eastside; technical writers. Nonmembers welcome.

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09/15 Public Relations Society of America Cleveland Chapter, Press Club of Cleveland and International Assoc. of Business Communicators Cleveland Chapter: B2B Social Media Marketing-Really! with Paul Gillin, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Windows On The River, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, RSVP,www.prsacleveland.orgwww.pressclubcleveland.comand iabccleveland.com. Big event; I need to go to this.

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09/16 Cleveland Social Media Club Cleveland Indians Present Tribe Social Forum, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Progressive Field, Cleveland, $50, RSVP, clevelandsmc.ning.com. Learn how social media is changing way we communicate in the sports world plus networking. Includes Mark Shapiro and social media panel that includes SMC founder Dominic Litten and Lewis Howes. Pricey for an SMC event? I think it includes an Indians game.

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09/16 Poynter/Kent State University Six Annual Media Ethics Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Franklin Hall, Kent State Uni., Kent, Live events and webinars, $25,jmc.kent.edu/ethicsworkshop/2010.

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09/20 Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland  Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Windows on The River, Cleveland, $40 nonmembers,www.smecleveland.com. Topic: Being a Greater, Greater Cleveland with K. Michael Benz, President/CEO United Way of Greater Cleveland.

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09/21 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Akron Chapter This Speech is Only Half Finished with Eric Kiker, 11:30 a.m., Musica, Akron, $30 nonmembers,www.aafakron.com.

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09/22 Society For Professional Journalists (SPJ) Cleveland Chapter Google Training with trainer Jake Parrillo, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., location TBD,www.spjchapters.org/cleveland /latest Writers Week.

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09/23 International Assoc. of Business Communicators Cleveland Chapter Crisis Communication Lessons For Business Communicators with Bruce Hennes, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland, $39 nonmembers/$12 members in transition, iabccleveland.com. I go to events that interest me.

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09/23 SME Cleveland After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Panini’s, Westlake, free,www.smecleveland.com. I attended one in March.

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09/28 The Web Association: Conversion Analytics, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Windows on The River, Cleveland, $25, www.webassociation.org. Panel discussion. I attend events that interest me.

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09/30 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) Publishing Without Boundaries: What’s on The O’Reilly Radar For The Future, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Garfield Heights, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, cdpug.org. I go to events that interest me.

Nonindustry Events

09/14 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Hilton Cleveland East, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, beachwood.org. I went to one earlier in the year; small business owners.

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09/14 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Group, 5 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com . Evening networking event for the Chamber’s networking group. Doubles as restaurant’s networking night. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies.

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09/15 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Westside Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Panini’s, Westlake, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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09/15 Help Desk Institute North Coast Chapter, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, free(?), www.thinkhdi.com/chapters/northcoast. Topic: Lessons Learned During The First Year Of A New Service Desk Implementation.

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09/15 Hudson Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Shanaberger Financial Services, Hudson, RSVP, www.explorehudson.com. I went to one in May at area church; met more church members than local business people.

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09/15 International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals Forest City Chapter: Workplace Diversity with Emily R. Dettmer, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Independence, $24 check/$25 PayPal, forestcityiaap.org.

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09/15 Medina Networking and Referral Event, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, Medina, $6 advance/$10 door register, limited seating, medinareferralnetwork915-linkedin.eventbrite.com. Produced by Send Out Cards.

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09/15 Simplex-IT Lunch: When Is IT Obsolete?, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hattie’s Cafe, Hudson, free, RSVP, 234-380-1277, bizblog.simplex-it.com I have gone to some of these this Summer because they were about blogging (trying to pick up business).

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09/15 Society For Urban Professionals (SOUP) Lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyatt Regency, The Arcade, Cleveland, $20, www.thesoupnetwork.com.

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09/16 Alzheimer’s Assoc. Cleveland Area Chapter Young Professionals Group Start-up Meeting, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Old Angle Tavern, Cleveland, RSVP, 216-231-1466 or Facebook page.

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09/16 Association For Fundraising Professionals Cleveland Chapter Donors Speak!, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, Independence, $40 nonmembers,www.afpcleveland.org. Panel discussion from three donors on what motivates them to give.

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09/16 Ladies Who Launch Cleveland Chapter Negotiating For Success with Barbara Danforth, President/CEO Greater Cleveland YWCA, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Greater Cleveland YWCA, Cleveland, $15, www.ladieswholaunch.com/cleveland.

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09/16 Playhouse Square Partners Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Waterstreet Grill, Cleveland, free, nonmembers welcome, RSVP partners@playhousesquare.org. After-work socializing for Playhouse Square’s young professionals group. I went to a speed networking event at the end of last year.

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09/16 Professional Women’s Networking and Meet The Experts, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, Twinsburg, on LinkedIn events. Tina Thelin to talk about building your business through networking. Bring business cards and prepare to give presentation.

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09/16 Rocky River Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Cravings Cafe, Rocky River, rockyriverchamber.com .

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09/17 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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09/17 My Women’s Business Network Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 100th Bomb Group Restaurant, Brook Park, $35 nonmembers,www.mywomensbusinessnetwork.com.

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09/18 Web Development Special Interest Group (SIG), 10:30 a.m.-noon, Notre Dame College, South Euclid, free, www.websigcleveland.org. Topic TBA.

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09/20 Women In Networking: Networking with Regina Olbinsky, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Legacy Village, Lyndhurst, $20 nonmembers, wincleveland.org.

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09/21 Cleveland SAS User Group (SUG) Fall Networking, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, free, RSVP, info@clevesug.org, www.clevesug.org.

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09/21 Entrepreneurs For Sustainability (E4S) SC2019 Green Workbuilding Group, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, free, RSVP,www.e4s.org. I have only gone to one event.

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09/21 National Assoc. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland Chapter Speed Networking, 4 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, Independence, $30 nonmembers,www.nawbocleveland.org.

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09/22 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:10 p.m., Beachwood Community Center, Beachwood, $20, www.beachwood.org. Huge networking event for Beachwood businesses! Held twice a year, I went to the Spring edition, and disappointed compared to the one I went to in 2009. Speed networking with rotations. Seated according to industry. GO!

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09/22 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Executive Networking Workshop, 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m., Fairlawn Country Club, Akron, $25 nonmembers,www.greaterakronchamber.org. By Sandler Training at Ruby Group.

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09/22 Netweaving Breakfast, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Valley Cafe, Akron, free, “bring lots of business cards and positive vibes.” On LinkedIn events. netweave.org

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09/22 CLOSED NEO IT Think Tank and CIO 3.0: The Business of IT and Human Connectedness with Gwen Walsh, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Corporate Plaza I, Independence, RSVP, LinkedIn group and events.

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09/22 Summer’s End LinkedIn Networking Event, 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Champp’s Americana, Lyndhurst, free with business card, on LinkedIn events. Check attendee list before going; see if people you want to meet are attending. Otherwise, an opportunity to practice networking.

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09/22 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4:30 p.m.-7 p..m., Grande Village Retirement Community, Twinsburg, free, RSVP, www.twinsburgchamber.com.

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09/22 Women Making Moves: Nirvana Networking at Abuelo’s, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Abuelo’s, Warrrensville Heights, free, www.womenmakingmoves.info. “Connect with innovative professionals, build new relationships and prosper!” I attended this networking group’s first event on Shaker Square. Need to follow up.

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09/23 Canton Chamber of Commerce Stir After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 356 Fighter Group, North Canton, $5, www.cantonchamber.org.

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09/23 CANCELED Cleveland Professionals Networking For Good, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Anatomy Night Club and Lounge, Cleveland, $40 advance/$50 door,clevelandprofessionals.com. Net proceeds to a Laurel School scholarship fund. It’s been a while since this group has held a networking/fundraising event.

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09/23 Fairview Park Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Donauschwaben German-American Club, Olmsted Township, fairviewparkchamber.org. Joint networking event with chambers of North Olmsted, Olmsted and Westshore.

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09/23 Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Coffee Tea and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Panera Bread, Cuyahoga Falls, free, limited seating, RSVP, members only(so check ahead if can attend), www.greaterakronchamber.org.

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09/23 NAWBO Cleveland Chapter Networking Brown Bag Lunch, noon, Dollar Bank Conference Room, The Galleria, Cleveland, free, www.nawbocleveland.org. Sometimes a speaker.

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09/23 Northeast Ohio Usability Professionals Assoc. (NEOUPA) Autumn Social, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Market Avenue Wine Bar, Cleveland, $5 nonmembers,neoupa.org. I went to one event for this group.

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09/23 The Young Professional Women’s Organization and WestconneXions Oktoberfest, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Aces Bar and Grille, North Ridgeville, $5, on LinkedIn events.

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09/24 American Institute of Architects Cleveland Chapter Joint Association Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., The House of Cues, Cleveland, free, www.aiacleveland.com. Includes ASLA, IIDA, APA and CSI. Celebrating Ingenuity Fest.

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09/24 Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club Networking Breakfast, 8 a.m., Grumpy’s, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org.

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09/24 Pecha Kucha Night, Vol. 9, 8:20 p.m.-10:45 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, Cleveland, enter via County Engineers lot, free(?), www.pecha-kucha.org/night/cleveland/9. Another edition of the popular international presentation series. Presenters will talk about anything. This one is kicking-off Ingenuity Fest.

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09/27 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. I have gone to this; small business owners; attendance fluctuates; free munchies.

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09/28 EcoTuesday Meetup, 5:30 p.m., The Club at Key Center, Cleveland, $5, www.meetup.com/Cleveland-EcoTuesday. Speaker: Nancy King Smith, Founder/Coordinator, Bioneers Cleveland.

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09/29 After Summer Networking Extravaganza, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Open M, Akron, free but bring one canned food item or staple, RSVP, projects@openm.org. Sponsored by Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce; area restaurants providing samples.

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09/29 Northeast Ohio Software Assoc. (NEOSA) Networking Event, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland/Brook Park, $20 nonmembers, limited seating, pre-register, www.cose.org. Behind-the-scenes look at the facility. Held quarterly; go if want to work in IT and Tech in this area. I have attended this.

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09/30 Akron Bloggers Community, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Mocha Joe’s, Stow, free, on LinkedIn groups. I have attended some meetings of this bloggers’ group. It is growing.

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09/30 Cleveland Sports and Business Alliance Speed Networking, time TBA, Mavis Winkle’s, Independence(?), free, register, cleveland.sportsandbusiness.net.

Events List Featured In Networking Article

Last week, one of my good contacts, Julie D’Aloiso, published an article on networking you should read. She provides tips for networking and how to use LinkedIn and Facebook to locate events.

And she mentioned this list for locating events.

Julie is President of SpiderCat Marketing, a media company that helps businesses and people learn to use social media tools. SpiderCat also provides web development.

You can catch Julie in action Sept. 8 at the Independent Practitioners Group, a group for independent public relations specialists, talking about Twitter, Tweetdeck and Hootsuite, and Sept. 15 at the Nordonia branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library with her Social Networking 101 presentation.

Again, thank you Julie for including the list in your article.

Industry Events

08/31 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Akron Chapter SMS and Mobile Marketing Luncheon with Justin Mastrangelo, 11:30 a.m., Musica, Akron, $25 nonmembers, www.aafakron.com.

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08/31 American Marketing Assoc. (AMA) Akron-Canton Chapter Kickoff Social, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Barley House, Akron, $20, www.akroncantonama.org.

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08/31 Lake Erie Moose Society Blogger’s 11th Birthday Meetup, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Goldstein, Caldwell and Associates, Cleveland, eriemoose.ning.com. Special meetup to help celebrate Blogger’s start, an important blogging tool. I attend these meetings.

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09/08 Lake Communicators Luncheon: What Sustains You From Within When Everything Outside Of You Falls Away with Dave Cowen, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Lake Metroparks Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe, $25 nonmembers,www.lakecommunicators.com.

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09/09 Northeast Ohio Chapter Society For Technical Communication (NEOSTC): Strategic Career Plotting with Robert Dianetti, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Compuware, Independence, $35 nonmembers, www.neostc.org.

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09/14 Sales and Marketing Executives International Akron Chapter, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., The Tangier, Akron, $30 workshop, $45 dinner, $70 both nonmembers, www.smei.org /locations. Workshop: Just Say No To Taxes with Scott Shields and Dinner Business Combinations That Get Results with Dan Colantone, President/CEO, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.

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09/14 American Marketing Assoc. Cleveland Chapter SEO: Positioning Your Website For Success with Theresa Simons, 5:30 p.m., Doubletree Hotel Downtown, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, cleveland.marketingpower2.com. I attend events that interest me.

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09/14 Greater Cleveland Digital Marketing Group: SEO and Link Building, 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Independence, free, RSVP, www.meetup.com/Greater-Cleveland-Digital-Marketing. If you can’t afford the event above, go to this one.

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09/14 NEOSTC Networking Lunch, noon, Hoggy’s Barn and Grill, Valley View, free, RSVP, www.neostc.org. One of my Go-To events when on the eastside; technical writers. Nonmembers welcome.

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09/15 Public Relations Society of America Cleveland Chapter, Press Club of Cleveland and International Assoc. of Business Communicators Cleveland Chapter: B2B Social Media Marketing-Really! with Paul Gillin, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Windows On The River, Cleveland, $45 nonmembers, RSVP, www.prsacleveland.org, www.pressclubcleveland.com and iabccleveland.com. Big event; I need to go to this.

Nonindustry Events

09/02  Cleveland Professional 20/30 Around Town, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Reddstone, Cleveland, free, www.cleveland2030.org. Happy hour/networking for young professionals.

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09/02 Nordonia Referral and Support Group, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Panini’s. Sagamore Hills, free, on LinkedIn events and groups. Networking group for small business owners in Northfield Village and Center, Macedonia and Sagamore Hills. The group doubles with every meeting. I have attended.

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09/02 Strongsville Referral and Networking, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, Strongsville, $6 advance/$10 door  based on availability, limited seating, RSVP, strongsvillereferralnetwork.eventbrite.com. Networking event for Strongsville-area businesses.

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09/07 Industrial and Organizational Psychologists of Northeast Ohio meeting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Beachwood Public Library, Beachwood, $5, on Meetup.com and LinkedIn events.

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09/07 Local Food Cleveland Network: What’s News With Local Food, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Brewing Co., Cleveland, free, www.e4s.org.

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09/07 My Women’s Business Network Lunch, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 100th Bomb Group Restaurant, Brook Park, $35 nonmembers, www.mywomensbusinessnetwork.com. Usually female small business owners.

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09/07 Working Women Connection Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rustic Hills Country Club, Medina, $25 nonmembers, unitingwomenblog.com. Monthly get-together for regional networking group’s chapters. Female, small business owners. Also check out times and locations for individual chapter meetings.

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09/08 Women Making Moves Networking at Naya, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Naya Bistro, Highland Heights, free, www.womenmakingmoves.info. Went to first one and need to get back.

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09/09 Networking In A Flash, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Panini’s, Sagamore Hills, $15, networkinginaflash09sept.eventbrite.com. By Moments by Cole Photography that recently held similar event in Medina. Chinese raffle to benefit local family.

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09/09 United Way GeneratioNext Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Zocalo, Cleveland, $20, www.unitedwaycleveland.org /get involved/GeneratioNext. United Way’s young professionals group event to help kick-off annual campaign.

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09/10 ASTD Northeast Ohio Chapter Coffee Chat and Contacts, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Fairlawn/Akron, $18 advance/$23 after 09/03 nonmembers, neo.astd.org. Topic: Avatar in Training with Angie Fickert Paterek.

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09/10 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. Speaker: Dan Flowers, President/CEO, Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank.

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09/11 Greater Cleveland PC Users Group meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cleveland State University, free, www.gcpcug.org. Topic TBA

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09/13 Cleveland CocoaHeads: Meta-programming, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sideways, Keith Building, Cleveland, free, www.cocoaheads.org/us/ClevelandOhio Group for Mac and iPhone developers; programmers of all levels welcome.

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09/13 Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce After Hours Mixer, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Costco, Mayfield Heights, $20 nonmembers, hrcc.org.

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09/14 Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Networking After 5, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Hilton Cleveland East, Beachwood, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, beachwood.org. I went to one earlier in the year; small business owners.

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09/14 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Connects Networking Group, 5 p.m., Mavis Winkle’s, Twinsburg, free, www.twinsburgchamber.com . Evening networking event for the Chamber’s networking group. Doubles as restaurant’s networking night. Attendance fluctuates; free munchies.

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09/15  Cleveland Professional 20/30 Westside Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Panini’s, Westlake, free, www.cleveland2030.org. Happy hour/networking for young professionals.

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09/15 Help Desk Institute North Coast Chapter, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, free(?), www.thinkhdi.com/chapters/northcoast. Topic: Lessons Learned During The First Year Of A New Service Desk Implementation.

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09/15 Medina Networking and Referral Event, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, Medina, $6 advance/$10 door register, limited seating, medinareferralnetwork915-linkedin.eventbrite.com. Produced by Send Out Cards.

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09/16 Alzheimer’s Assoc. Cleveland Area Chapter Young Professionals Group Start-up Meeting, 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Old Angle Tavern, Cleveland, RSVP, 216-231-1466 or Facebook page.

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09/16 Ladies Who Launch Cleveland Chapter Negotiating For Success with Barbara Danforth, President/CEO Greater Cleveland YWCA, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Greater Cleveland YWCA, Cleveland, $15, www.ladieswholaunch.com/cleveland.

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09/16 Professional Women’s Networking and Meet The Experts, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, Twinsburg, on LinkedIn events. Tina Thelin to talk about building your business through networking. Bring business cards and prepare to give presentation.

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09/16 Rocky River Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Cravings Cafe, Rocky River, rockyriverchamber.com .