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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…
Inclimate weather is a reality in Central Ohio. Our policy is that if the Columbus Public Schools are closed for the day, so are we.
Matt Byrne, MyHealthQuoter.com — alternatives for COBRA insurance
Marc B. Dielman, Ph.D., President and Owner of Center for Solutions in Brief Therapy, Inc.
Friends of Career Transition Institute:
Sharon Hamersley of The Resume Coach
Katie Swinehart of The Social Media Project
Bryan Sirak of Local Internet Leads
Central Ohio Professional Education Council (COPEC)
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Employment for Seniors
Grandview Chamber of Commerce
Grandview Public Library
Human Resource Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)
Jewish Family Services
Networking Leaders Alliance
Upper Arlington Public Library
Coach Kevin Tucker
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
Who: Westerville Public Library – RSVP
Where: Meeting Rm. A
126 S. State Street, Westerville OH. 43081
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.
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.
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
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
Who: Westerville Public Library – Recurring every 2nd Tuesday of the month
Where: Tutor Room 1, 126 S. State St. Westerville OH. 43081
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.
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.
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
Where: Main Branch, Meeting RM 2A
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.
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.
Who: OSAE – Ohio Society of Association Executives
Where: Hilton Columbus Downtown
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!
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.?
Who: Network After Work Columbus – RSVP staring at $20
629 North High Street, 4th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
What: Pro Speed Networking
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.
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
When: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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.
Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Branch
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.
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
Where: Meeting Rm A (Event), 126 S. State St. Westerville OH. 43081
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
Who: Otterbein University – RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
What: Resume Review
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
Where: Main Library, Meeting Rm 2A
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
When: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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
Where: Harry Buffalo
6150 S. Sunbury Street, Westerville, Oh 43081
What: YP Happy Hour
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.
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
When: 9:300 AM – 11:00 AM
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!
Who: Reynoldsburg Chamber of Commerce – RSVP
What: Networking Lunch
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
Who: ABC 6
Where: Grand Event Center – Grandview Yards
820 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
What: Job Boot Camp
When: October 10, 2018
HireOhio Alumni Job Fair
Thursday, November 8, 2018
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Ohio Union
Where: Main Library
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
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
Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library – Several throughout the month – RSVP
Where: Hilltop Branch
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