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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.

CTI  In the News: COLUMBUS – July 16, 2018, 2010. John Ridge gives an overview of CTI at the July 2018 ABC 6 Job Boot Camp. View Full Video…

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 December 2018

Friday 12/07/2018

Who: Columbus Business First
Where: Brookshire

405 Grief Parkway, Delaware, OH 43015

What: Breakfast with Business First
When: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/event/163408/2018/breakfast-with-business-first-brookshire

While visiting Brookshire at the Business First Breakfast enjoy

  • Unique and beautiful setting both inside and out
  • Private VIP rooms for your speakers and VIP guests to enjoy
  • Top Notch Technology state of the art to compliment any meeting or event
  • A delicious breakfast prepared by Brookshire
  • Network with hundreds of other Central Ohio professionals
  • Enter to win fantastic door prizes
  • Visit with exhibitors: C.G.Boyce Real Estate Co.Experience Columbus and Wright-Patt Credit Union.

 

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Grants for Individuals
When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1052442

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

foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.

 


Who:
Hilliard Chamber of Commerce – RSVP $15 – Members, $18 – Non-Members
Where: Heritage Golf Club

3525 Heritage Club Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026

What: Holiday Open House Reception
When: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Source: http://business.hilliardchamber.org/events/details/holiday-open-house-reception-4377

Please join us for some Holiday Cheer!  We will be having a Holiday Open House Reception instead of a luncheon on Friday, December 7th, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Heritage Golf Club. The cost will be $15 (members) / $18 (non-members) and includes 1 drink ticket and appetizers.  Cash bar will be available.

Reservations are required and need to be made by Wednesday, December 5. Feel free to bring your office colleagues or even a prospective member!

Monday 12/10/2018

Who: Westerville Chamber of Commerce – Early Bird by 12/7 $30 Members, $40 Non-Member, After 12/7   $40 Members, ic $50 Non Members
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Oh 43231

What: Quarterly Member Luncheon
When: 11:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Source: https://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/quarterly-membership-luncheon-december-2018-3037

Join the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday, December 10 as we welcome U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and U.S. Congressman Troy Balderson for a special holiday luncheon and conversation on the future of business in Ohio.

The luncheon moderator will be Colleen Marshall, NBC4 Co-Anchor

 

Tuesday 12/11/2018

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
Source: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=33048

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.

 

Who: Ability Professional Network – Every Tuesday Evening – $15/month fee
Where:

 

The DEC First Floor Training Center

565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017

What: Tuesday Tune-Up Job Networking Group
When: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Source: http://www.abilityprofessional.com/tuesday-tune-up/

 

Wednesday 12/12/2018

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Franklinton Branch

1061 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43229

What: Ohio Means Jobs at the Library
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1300106

OhioMeansJobs staff visit the Franklinton branch to connect with job seekers and share how OMJ can assist with their career journey.

 

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Karl Road Branch

5590 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229

What: Ohio Means Jobs at the Library
When: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1300110

OhioMeansJobs staff visit the Karl Road branch to connect with job seekers and share how OMJ can assist with their career journey.

 

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
Source: http://ghpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=3348&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/12/01

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.

 

Thursday 12/13/2018

Who: Tri-Village Chamber of Commerce – RSVP: $20 Member, $30 Guest
Where: Scioto Country Club

2196 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221

What: Holiday Luncheon
When: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Source: https://business.chamberpartnership.org/events/details/holiday-luncheon-3114
Join us for our (fabulous) Annual Holiday Luncheon!

We’ll have a box to collect coats for the Coat Drive, and entertainment will be provided by the Upper Arlington High School Choir Ensemble

Please be sure to RSVP in advance so that we may properly plan.

 


Who:
Pickerington Chamber of Commerce – Please RSVP, $15 Member, $20 Non-Member
Where: Zion Church

5780 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road, Pickerington, OH

What: Membership Holiday Luncheon
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Source: https://www.pickeringtonchamber.com/events/details/membership-holiday-luncheon-12492

Join us on Thursday, December 13, 2018, for the final PACC Membership Luncheon of the year!  During this luncheon there will be plenty of time for networking, a performance from the Pickerington Central High School Chorale, and a chance to update your headshot for the New Year!

Janet Adams will be on-hand to take your updated headshot for only $25!  Check out all the details and sign-up when you register for the luncheon.

 

Who: Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Where: Brookside Golf & Country Club

2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235

What: Business After Hours & Young Professionals Holiday Party
When: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Source: https://www.dublinchamber.org/events/details/business-after-hours-young-professionals-holiday-party-6935

You’re invited to join area business professionals from around central Ohio for a holiday mixer!

Celebrate the spirit of the season at the beautiful Brookside Golf & Country Club. This annual holiday mixer allows you to lift a glass to 20toast the coming year. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, networking and holiday cheer!

Invite your friends to join you at this FREE event! Post event information on your social media pages.

You must be 21 or older to attend!

Share your blessings by bringing a canned food item or winter coat to benefit the Dublin Chamber and NextGen Dublin Food & Coat Drive. Or, simply make a cash donation at the door.
Thank you event sponsor and host Brookside Golf & County Club!

 

Who: Network After Work Columbus – RSVP staring at $15
Where: Callahan’s

520 Park Street, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Network After Work at Callahans
When: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Source: https://www.meetup.com/Columbus-Network-After-Work-Business-Networking-Events/

Network After Work invites you to an evening out with other local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals on Thursday, December 13th at Callahan’s (520 Park St).

Hosted by America’s leader in networking mixer events, enjoy introductions and conversations after work weekday in a casual environment ideal for networking featuring a 2 story bar with an extensive bar.

It’s a great chance to get out of your office (home or otherwise), step away from the computer, put your phone down, and meet new people who are eager to exchange ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, find employees, get to know you, or just shoot the breeze about movies and sports.

• Color-Connect Name Badge
• Complimentary Appetizers from 6-7pm
• Happy Hour Drink Specials from 6-7:30pm

Whether you have a specific business or career goal in mind, or just see the value in having deeper roots in the local community, this is the event for you.

Premier Tickets (To Purchase click here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/network-after-work-columbus-at-callahans-tickets-51909807632

 

Who: Ability Professional Network – Every Tuesday Evening – $15/month fee
Where:

 

The DEC First Floor Training Center

565 Metro Place South, Dublin, OH 43017

What: Tuesday Tune-Up Job Networking Group
When: 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Source: http://www.abilityprofessional.com/tuesday-tune-up/

 

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library – Karl Road Branch
Where: Karl Road – Meeting RM

5590 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229

What: Starting a Small Business
When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1052684

Learn how to use the library’s online resources to write your business plan choose industry codes and research companies and competitors.

Who: Worthington Chamber of Commerce, RSVP Free – Members, $20 Non-members
Where: Hilton Columbus – Polaris

8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240

What: Business After Hours & Holiday Celebration
When: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Source: http://web.worthingtonchamber.org/events/Business-After-Hours-and-Holiday-Celebration-2239/details

Enjoy networking, door prizes and seasonal foods and beverages from the Hilton banquet staff, along with our Mystery Gift Card Grab Bag, just in time for holiday gift-giving!

Participate in a mystery gift card grab-bag activity that supports Chamber scholarships. Here’s how:

From a line-up of festive gift bags that all look alike, BAH guests may elect to purchase one or more bags for a donation of $20 each. Each will contain a minimum of $25 in gift cards from local and national stores and gift certificates from Chamber members. Just in time for holiday gift-giving, the gift cards will make great gifts for clients, employees, co-workers and friends, or ways to pamper yourself with services, products and meals during the stressful end-of-year season.

To donate a gift card from your business, please contact the Chamber at (614) 888-3040.

Pre-register to be eligible for door prizes. Register before noon on Dec. 13 to be included in the drawings and to receive a preprinted name tag and automatic check-in. To pre-register, click the REGISTER button on this screen and follow the prompts. You will receive a confirmation e-mail if successfully registered.  You may also register by calling (614) 888-3040.

 

Friday 12/14/2018

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

 

Rev1 Ventures

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Oh 43212

What: WakeUp StartUp
When 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Source: https://www.meetup.com/techlifecolumbus/events/ndbkdpyxqbsb/

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.

 

Who: Tri-Village Chamber of Commerce – RSVP: Free Member, $5 Guest
Where: Fortin Ironworks

944 W. 5th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212

What: Morning Perk
When: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Source: https://business.chamberpartnership.org/events/details/morning-perk-3129

Perk up your day with relevant information, while enjoying a light breakfast and great conversation.  If you can’t always make our monthly luncheons, perhaps you can join us early in the morning for a quick cup of coffee!

TOPIC: The Evolution of Small Business Marketing
Presenting Partner: Dispatch Media Group/

 

Monday 12/17/2018

Who: D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – Every 3rd Monday of the month
Where:

 

Rusty Bucket

6726 Perimeter Loop, Dublin, Oh 43017

What: Business Networking Luncheon @ Rusty Bucket
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Source: https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Area-Networking-Group/events/chvrcpyxnbtb/

 

Tuesday 12/18/2018

Who:

Where:

What:

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Source:

Westerville Chamber of Commerce, Free – Members, $5 Non-members

Fairfield Inn & Suites

9000 Worthington Road, Westerville, Oh 43229

Business After Hours

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

https://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/business-after-hours-october-2018-2943

Join your fellow Chamber members at Business After Hours, complete with light appetizers, beverages, door prizes, and valuable networking!

 


Who:
Ability Professional Network – LinkedIn Training 4th Tuesday of each month except Dec.
Where: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC)

565 Metro Place South, Dublin, Oh 43017

What: How to Brand Yourself on LinkedIn
When: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Source: http://www.abilityprofessional.com/linkedin-training/

 

 

Who: Westerville Chamber of Commerce
Where: Westerville Chamber of Commerce

99 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A, Westerville, Oh 43229

What: Chamber Lunch and Learn: Social Media for Your Business
When: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Source: https://www.westervillechamber.com/events/details/chamber-lunch-and-learn-social-media-for-your-business-3022

Social Media – It’s not for you, it’s for your business … and you can’t afford to ignore this marketing resource.

At this Lunch and Learn session BlueLaser Digital, a locally owned and operated digital marketing agency,  will be providing attendees with a look into the world of social media and the importance of creating a social media strategy.  They will review what social media really is, why you need it and its benefits.  You will leave with an understanding of how to make the best use of this tool and the many resources, how to make your customers be your star, and an understanding of the importance of making a plan.

Learn to capture more customers through social media – don’t miss this one.

 

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
Source: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events?event=33044

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.

 

Wednesday 12/19/2018

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Reynoldsburg Branch

1402 Brice Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

What: Ohio Means Jobs at the Library
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1300113

OhioMeansJobs staff visit the Reynoldsburg branch to connect with job seekers and share how OMJ can assist with their career journey.

 

 

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Hilliard Branch – Hilliard Room

4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, OH 43026

What: Ohio Means Jobs at the Library
When: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1300118

OhioMeansJobs staff visit the Hilliard branch to connect with job seekers and share how OMJ can assist with their career journey.

 

Thursday 12/20/2018

Who: D.A.N.G – Dublin Area Networking Group – $10/person Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
Where:

 

Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC)

565 Metro Place S. Dublin, Oh 43017

What: Become a Better Networker! Business Networking 101 Workshop
When: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Source: https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Area-Networking-Group/events/qpcxkqyxpbtb/

This event is perfect for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales professionals looking to refine their skills. Our activities for the evening will be an eye-opening experience that will increase your confidence and competence, and will make YOU a better networker

 

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Main Branch, Meeting Rm. 2A

96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Grants for Nonprofits
When: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Source: https://events.columbuslibrary.org/event/1052941

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

Topics include the Foundation Center and its research databases

 

Friday 12/28/20180


Who:
Reynoldsburg Chamber of Commerce
Where: TBD
What: Networking Lunch
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Source: http://www.reynoldsburgchamber.com/events/details/networking-lunch-1605

Networking Luncheon – – – Come Eat, Network, Go!
Come for lunch, share who you are and what you do, and chat and share with your peers!

 

Saturday 12/29/2018 

Who: Upper Arlington Libraries, Lane Road Branch – Recurring event multiple times
Where: Meeting Room,

1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington, OH 43220, 614-459-0273

What: Tech Assist
When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Source: https://libcal.ualibrary.org/event/4686393

Want to learn how to borrow eBooks or access our other eResources? Having trouble with

your eReader, smartphone or tablet? Stop into our tech help program and a library staff

member will guide you to a solution.

 

Happy New Year!