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CTI in the News

Here is some of the media attention related to our services and the overall success of those that have passed through our program.

Steve Stetz and Many Other Job Help Orgs Interviewed on WOSU

CTI (Forty Plus) In the News: COLUMBUS – August 2, 2010. Steve Stetz of Forty Plus and many other organizations discuss how age can make a huge difference in how you approach your job search. Listen to Audio…

Jeff Young and Wade Meyer are Interviewed on ONN

CTI (Forty Plus) In the News: COLUMBUS – February 2, 2010. Jeff Young and Wade Meyer discuss how networking groups like Forty Plus can help people who are job searching. Forty Plus assists with resume writing, interviewing, skill set development. View Full Video…

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Networking Events

Columbus Networking September 2018

Monday 09/10/2018

Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Grants for Nonprofits

Learn how to use the library’s resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization.

Topics include the Foundation Center and its research databases

When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1049722

 

Who:     Westerville Public Library – RSVP

Where: Meeting Rm. A

126 S. State Street, Westerville OH. 43081

614-882-7277

What:   How to Start a Business: Branding

When:   7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Learn techniques to take your brand from nothing to something for the least amount of money possible with brand experts from Wonder Jam. Make your own logo and discover how to select strong, simple brand elements that will resonate with your ideal audience.
About Wonder Jam
Wonder Jam is a strategic branding studio founded by husband and wife team Adam & Allie Lehman with a heart for helping small business owners. They provide services such as branding, photography, website design, development and small business coaching.

Learn more.
About This Series
Get your business off the ground with this series of events covering the basics, branding & paperwork. View all events.
About Career Week
Get tips for how to dress for an interview, discover the power of OhioMeansJobs.com, gain skills to get your business off the ground and more with a variety of events hosted by the library during Career Week. View entire schedule.

Source: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=31664

 

Tuesday 09/11/2018

 Who:     Westerville Chamber of Commerce

Where: Crown Plaza North Worthington

6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Oh 43229

What:   Quarterly Member Luncheon

When:   11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

Contact Information: Courtney Bailey, 614-882-8917, Send an Email

Fees/Admission:

Early Bird Lunch Price Until September 5th: $30 for Chamber Members, $40 for the General Public

Regular Lunch Price After September 5th: $40 for Chamber Members, $50 for the General Public

State of Columbus Developments – Featuring: Amy Taylor, Chief Operating

Officer of Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

Source: https://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/quarterly-membership-luncheon-september-2018-2973

 

Who:     Westerville Public Library – Recurring every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Where: Tutor Room 1, 126 S. State St. Westerville OH. 43081

614-882-7277

What:   Resume Evaluation

When:   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sign up for a 30 minute, one on one session to have your resume evaluated by Adult

Services Librarian Erik Johansen. Registration required. We will contact you the Friday

before your session to let you know which 30-minute time slot has been reserved for you.

Source: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=33046

 

Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Starting a Small Business

Learn how to use the library’s online resources to write your business plan choose

industry codes and research companies and competitors.

When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1049795

 

Wednesday 09/12/2018

 Who:    JobNewsUSA.com

Where: Aladdin Shrine Center

1801 Gateway Circle Grove City, OH 43123

What:   Columbus Job Fair

Whether you are a seasoned executive-level professional, just beginning your career, or

anywhere in between, JobNewsUSA.com Job Fairs can connect you with as many employer

contacts in four hours as you would make in weeks of job searching on your own.

Here’s how it works: We will welcome you and get you signed in. You’ll receive a directory of

employers and their job opportunities. You will then be free to meet with hiring managers

from each company that has attracted your interest. At the same time, you will be able to

network not only with various employers, but also with other professionals.

When: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jobnewsusacom-columbus-job-fair-tickets-49043648874?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Branch, Meeting RM 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Grants for Individuals

Learn how to use the library’s resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from

foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.

When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1049873

 

 

Who:     Grandview Heights Public Library

Where:   Conference Room A

1685 W. First Ave. Columbus, OH

What:    1 on 1 Career Coaching

When:   5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Explore career options & make effective career decisions. Call Fred Points, of the Career

Center at Jewish Family Services, at 614-559-0118 to reserve a free 30-minute session in

Conference Room A.

Source: http://ghpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=3345&df=list&et=78&nd=300&backTo=List&startDate=2018/08/26&endDate=2019/06/22

 

Who:     OSAE – Ohio Society of Association Executives

Where:   Hilton Columbus Downtown

Columbus, OH

What:    OSAE After Hours

When:   4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

OSAE hosts “After Hours,” a series of free networking events, for all our current and

prospective members throughout the year in various locations. These informal events

feature no reservations or programs.

We simply want to give you the chance to catch up with your peers after a long day in the office, endless travel or a hectic schedule. The key to a successful After Hours event is to relax and bring a friend! We want to meet new people while networking with old friends.

Please join OSAE staff and your peers Wednesday, September 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, located at 401 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 

Prior to the event is a CEO Dialogue, for any OSAE member who happens to be the CEO or Executive Director of their organization. To learn more, please select this link.

 

Valet parking at the hotel is $15. There is also a public parking garage just around the corner on Vine Street (45 Vine Street),  and also at the Arena Crossing Garage (Convention Center Drive). There are meters on High Street in the area, as well.

We hope to see you there!

Source: http://www.osae.org/aws/OSAE/pt/sd/calendar/72846/_PARENT/layout_details/false

 

Thursday 09/13/2018

Who:     Tri-Village Chamber of Commerce (Upper Arlington, Grandview, Marble Cliff)

RSVP: $20 Member, $30 Guest

Where: Figlio Arlington

3712 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Oh 43229

What:   Member Luncheon

When:   11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

“We all want to make a difference, to be involved in making the world a better place.” But where do we start? My schedule is packed, my kids are young, my budget is tight, I’m scared. Volunteering doesn’t have to be time-consuming or scary. Learn practical first steps for you to get involved as well as how to engage your employees and clients who value community-engagement.?

Source: https://business.chamberpartnership.org/events/details/monthly-luncheon-09-13-2018-3111

 

Who:    Network After Work Columbus – RSVP staring at $20

Where: Industrious

629 North High Street, 4th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Pro Speed Networking

Learn how to use the library’s resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization.

Topics include the Foundation Center and its research databases

When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Pro Speed Networking by Network After Work improves on the raw efficiency of speed networking. Each attendee indicates what industries they are most interested in connecting with when registering. Throughout the evening they are then seated at a stream of tables of 4 stacked with attendees from those industries. This fusion of speed networking and roundtable discussions result in meeting three times as many potential contacts while having to move around and repeat introductions significantly less often. The group discussion dynamic this creates also helps attendees, including introverts, break the ice more easily.

The evening concludes with an open networking mixer where everyone mingles together. This provides a great opportunity to circle back with contacts from earlier in the evening or forge new ones not previously encountered at the tables.

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pro-speed-networking-by-network-after-work-columbus-tickets-49203603302?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Friday 09/14/2018

Who:     Techlife Columbus – Every 2nd Friday of the month

Where: Rev1 Ventures

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Oh 43212

What:   WakeUp StartUp

We have hot brew and some doughnuts, then…Startups are given a 5-minute pitch

with 5 minute of audience questions. Every company uses the same format to make it

easy for the audience to digest the Problem, Solution, Market, Team and Ask being

presented.

When:   7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Source: https://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/events/253273112/

Saturday 09/15/2018

Who:     Westerville Public Library – RSVP

Where: Meeting Rm. A

126 S. State Street, Westerville OH. 43081

614-882-7277

What:   LinkedIn: Boost Your Career

When:   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Jobseekers, build your network, engage with potential employers and manage your professional identity using LinkedIn.com. Presented by résumé consultant Sharon Hamersley.
Bring the login information for your existing LinkedIn account, or request assistance from a librarian to create an account before attending. Schedule an appointment.

Source: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=33041

 

Sunday 09/16/2018

 Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Branch

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Resume for Job Hunters

Learn strategies and tools for creating and updating your resume. Familiarity with basic

Computer skills, including mouse and keyboard, is required.

When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Source: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/events/413840

 

Monday 09/17/2018

Who:     D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – Recurring every 3rd Monday of every month

Where: Rusty Bucket

6726 Perimeter Loop Dublin, Oh 43017

What:   Business Networking Luncheon@ Rusty Bucket – RSVP

When:   11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Source: https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Area-Networking-Group/events/chvrcpyxmbwb/

 

Who:     Westerville Public Library – RSVP

Where: Meeting Rm A (Event), 126 S. State St. Westerville OH. 43081

614-882-7277

What:   Presentation and Communications Skills Workshop

When:   6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Improve your self-confidence, practice impromptu speaking and get tips on self-introductions

in a safe space with mentors and members of

Franklin 524 Toastmasters Club of Westerville.
Whether you’re looking to advance in your career or are simply wishing to improve your

community connections, this diverse group of professionals, stay-at-home moms,

consultants and entrepreneurs can help with an evening of “ice breaking” including food, fun

and prizes

Source: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=30237

 

Tuesday 09/18/2018

Who:    Otterbein University – RSVP: Email debbie@rossleadership.com

Where: The Point at Otterbein University STEAM Innovation Center

60 Collegeview Road, Westerville OH. 43081

What:   Ross Leadership Hour

When:   7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Source: http://rossleadership.com/http://rossleadership.com/leadership-hours

 

Who:     Westerville Public Library – RSVP Recurring 3rd Tuesday of the month

Where: Tutor Room 1

126 S. State Street, Westerville OH. 43081

614-882-7277

What:   Resume Review

When:   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Schedule a 30-minute session to have your resume coach Sharon Hamersley for tips to take

your resume to the next level. Registration required. We will contact you the Friday

before your session to let you know which 30-minute time slot has been reserved

for you.

Source: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=33041

 

Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Library, Meeting Rm 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Market Research for Entrepreneurs

Learn how to use the library’s online resources to identify potential customers, target your

market and find industry reports.

When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Source: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/events/413845

 

Thursday 09/20/2018

Who:     Pickerington Chamber of Commerce RSVP: $15, Members, $20, Non-Member

Where:  Zion Pickerington

5780 Reynoldsburg Baltimore Road, Pickerington, Oh 43147

Theresa Byers, 614-837-1958, contact for additional details

What:     Membership Luncheon 4th Annual Nonprofit Showcase

When:   11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018, for the 4th Annual Non-Profit Showcase!  This event offers members and guests a great opportunity to connect with the many non-profit agencies that work tirelessly to help our community.  Non-Profit members will have the chance to set-up a display table in a “tradeshow” type of setting where members will visit with them to learn about who they are, what they do, and maybe even how to get involved. This event is also a GREAT chance to connect with your fellow members as there is NO set agenda and plenty of time for lunch and networking

Source: https://www.pickeringtonchamber.com/events/details/membership-luncheon-4th-annual-non-profit-showcase-9612

 

Who:     Westerville Chamber of Commerce – RSVP, Free Members, $5 Non-Members

Where: Heartland Bank

450 S. State Street, Westerville, Oh 43081

What:   Business After Hours

When:   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Join your fellow chamber members at the Business After Hours, complete with light

Appetizers, beverages, door prizes and valuable networking.

Source: https://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/business-after-hours-august-2018-2941

 

Friday 09/21/2018

Who:     Columbus Business First  

Where: Quantum Health

7450 Huntington Park Drive, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43235

What:   Breakfast with Business First

When:   7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/event/162351/2018/breakfast-with-business-first-quantum-health

 

Who:     Hilliard Chamber of Commerce – RSVP, $19 Members, $22 Non-Members

Where: Heritage Golf Club

3525 Heritage Club Drive, Hilliard, Oh 43026

What:   Chamber Luncheon – citizenAID

When:   11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

               Bob Otter, Founder and CEO of citizenAID will be our guest speaker at our luncheon on

Friday, September 21st.  As the President & CEO of citizenAID North America, Bob works

with schools and organizations teaching them how to act effectively after serious injury from

an accident. We discuss what to do in situations involving active shooters, bomb blasts, and

vehicle attacks — actions that save lives.
Source: http://business.hilliardchamber.org/events/details/september-chamber-luncheon-4360

 

Saturday 09/22/2018

Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Hilltop

511 S. Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204

What:   Job Help Lab

Get hands on help in Life Skills Lab. Join us for help with job searching applications and

resumes with staff available to offer assistance. No reservations are necessary.

When: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1050291

 

Tuesday 09/25/2018

Who:     Ability Professional Network – LinkedIn Training 4th Tuesday of each month

Where: 565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Oh 43017

What:   Ask the Expert

When:   9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Source: http://www.abilityprofessional.com/linkedin-training/

 

Who:  Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Grants for Nonprofits

Learn how to use the library’s resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization.

Topics include the Foundation Center and its research databases

When: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1050364

 

Who:    AMA – Columbus, American Marketing Association

Where: Improving Enterprise

One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219

What:   Job Transition Strategies: Uncover and Rediscover How to Sell YOU!

When: 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-transition-strategies-uncover-and-rediscover-how-to-sell-you-tickets-49293309616?aff=ebapi

 

Wednesday 09/26/2018

Who:     Westerville Chamber of Commerce – RSVP, Free Members, $5 Non-Members

Where: Harry Buffalo

6150 S. Sunbury Street, Westerville, Oh 43081

What:   YP Happy Hour

When:   5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Join us for a Happy Hour put on by Westerville’s Young Professionals at Harry Buffalo –

Westerville! Have a beer, network and meet some of Westerville’s YP’s.

​             If you like craft beer and networking, this is the event for you! Networking is a really powerful

and valuable way to expand your business while making meaningful connections.

Source: https://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/yp-happy-hour-september-2018-3043

 

Thursday 09/27/2018

Who:     Transition Café of Central Ohio RSVP – $10 Preregister, $15 at the door

200 Campus View., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43235

What:     Monthly Networking Meeting

When:   8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Source: http://columbus.transitioncafe.com/

 

Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Grants for Individuals

Learn how to use the library’s resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from

foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.

When: 9:300 AM – 11:00 AM

Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1050511

 

Friday 09/28/2018

Who:     Pickerington Chamber of Commerce – Buy your own lunch

Where:  Olde Village Diner

43 E. Columbus Street, Pickerington, Oh 43147

Teresa Byers, 614-837-1958, for additional details

What:     Lunch Mob

When:   11:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Join us on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Olde Village Diner for Lunch Mob!  What better

way to meet new members, as well as those that have been around for a while! So, come

enjoy a great lunch while connecting with your fellow members and guests at this no-

agenda lunch event!  We hope to see you there!

Source: https://www.pickeringtonchamber.com/events/details/lunch-mob-september-28-2018-9636

 Who:    Reynoldsburg Chamber of Commerce – RSVP

Where: TBD

What:    Networking Lunch

When:   11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Source: http://www.reynoldsburgchamber.com/events/details/networking-lunch-1602

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Future:

 Who:     Columbus Metropolitan Club – Use link below to get the specific details

Where: The Boathouse at Confluence Park

679 W. Spring Street, Columbus OH 43216

What:   Various Topics Concerning Columbus

When: July and August calendar

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Source: http://www.columbusmetroclub.org/upcoming-events

 

Who:     ABC 6

Where: Grand Event Center – Grandview Yards

820 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212

What:   Job Boot Camp

When:  October 10, 2018

Source: http://abc6onyourside.com/on-your-side/job-boot-camp/job-boot-camp

 

HireOhio Alumni Job Fair
Thursday, November 8, 2018
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Ohio Union
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Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library

Where: Main Library

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What:   Online Job Hunting

Learn the basics of looking for a job online. We’ll look at online classifieds, job search sites,

company sites and talk about how to avoid scams. Familiarity with basic computer skills

including mouse and keyboard is required.

When: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Source: http://www.columbuslibrary.org/events/397102

 

Who:     Network with Purpose! – Every 1st Wednesday of the month

Where:   Upper Cup

122 Mill Street, Gahanna, OH

What:     Cup ‘a Joe Networking – Gahanna Version

When:   8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join us for an exceptional networking experience at a new location, Upper Cup Coffee in

Gahanna. Upper Cup has all the right ambiance, excellent coffee and exceptional

entrepreneurs. Plenty of parking in the city garage right below and a stimulating atmosphere

for networking as well. Come enjoy this cordial and intimate format where one-to-one

relationships flourish.

Source: https://www.meetup.com/Network-With-Purpose/events/lwvnspyxlbcb/

 

Who:    Columbus Metropolitan Library – Several throughout the month – RSVP

Where: Hilltop Branch

511 S. Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204

What:   Book a Librarian

Need help with a gadget? Confused by computers? We can help! Reserve a 60 minute one-

on-one session with a librarian for answers to your technology questions! Register online or

by calling 614-645-2275.

When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Source: https://www.columbuslibrary.org/events/411315