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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 November 2018

Wednesday 11/07/2018

Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Northside Branch – Study RM 1

1423 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

What: Ohio Means Jobs – Jobs Mobile
When: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Jobs Mobile visits the Northside branch to connect with job seekers and share how OhioMeansJobs can assist with their career journey.


Who: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Where: Southeast Branch

3890 South Hamilton Road, Groveport, OH 43125

What: Ohio Means Jobs – Jobs Mobile
When: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Jobs Mobile visits the Southeast branch to connect with job seekers and share how OhioMeansJobs can assist with their career journey.


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

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

foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.


Thursday 11/08/2018


Who: Dublin Chamber of Commerce – $10 members, $35 non-members
Where: Kinetics Noise Control

6300 Irelan Place, Dublin, OH 43017

What: Dublin YP Lunch Bunch
When: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Let’s break up the work week and make the most of your lunch hour!

Bring your lunch and join us to meet other area young professionals and learn a little about a local business. You might gain new business connections, hear about a lead, or a new insight to help you in your career.

This casual event is hosted by a different business every other month to allow you the opportunity to meet a seasoned professional from that business and get a behind-the-scenes tour.

Invite your friends and RSVP for this free Dublin Young Professionals event.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Company Background and Tour


Who: Tri-Village Chamber of Commerce – RSVP: $20 Member, $30 Guest
Where: The Boat House at Confluence Park

670 W. Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Member Luncheon
When: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us this month to hear from guest speaker Alexis Perrone, Senior Visitor Services Manager at Experience Columbus.  Alexis is a fun, energetic speaker and will escort us into the busy holiday season with a talk about the importance of shopping local.



Who: Network After Work Columbus – RSVP staring at $20 – $40
Where: Industrious

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

What: Pro Speed Networking
When: 6:00 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.


Who: Hire Talent
Where: Ohio Union – Archie Griffin Ballroom, The Ohio State University

1739 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

What: HireOhio Alumni Career Fair
When: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM


HIREOHIO Fall 2018 offers job seekers the ultimate opportunity of finding their next career. Whether you’re looking for a new career in accounting, consulting, education, engineering, finance, health-care, government or non-profit, investment banking, marketing, media, sales or technology, you will find all the best employers at HIREOHIO.


The Ohio State University (Host), Capital University, Case Western Reserve University, Franklin University, Miami University, Ohio University, Ohio Northern University, Otterbein University, Wright State University, University of Cincinnati and University of Mount Union.


Who: American Marketing Association (AMA) – Columbus Luncheon, $15 – $40
Where: Franklin University, Ross Auditorium

301 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

What: Data Essentials: Finding the Competitive Advantage
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

While marketers understand that data is an important part of today’s media and marketing landscape, all data opportunities are far from equal.

Gain a competitive advantage – and get better results with your media plans – by understanding the variety of data offerings and how best to apply them.

Learn about:

·       How marketers should be thinking about 1st and 3rd party data

·       The variety of data opportunities advertisers can apply from the 3rd party data world

·       The opportunities and tactics that can be leveraged to accumulate, organize, and activate audiences with their 1st party data

·       How a DMP (Data management platform) can be used to achieve greater media personalization and improved media efficiencies


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

99 Commerce Park Drive, Suite A, Westerville, Oh 43082

What: Chamber Open House – Thankful Thursday
When: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Not yet a Member?  Come join us at our “Thankful Thursday – Open House” to learn more about the Chamber and the benefits of membership.  We are appreciative of our members and thankful for all they do to support the Chamber, its members and business community.  Come meet and mingle with some of them and hear first hand, what they value from their membership.  We invite you to stop in for coffee and a light breakfast on your way to work and be part of our “Thankful Thursday”.


Friday 11/09/2018

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


Rev1 Ventures

1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Oh 43212

What: WakeUp StartUp
When 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

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: WakeUp Startup



659 High Street, Worthington, Oh 43212

What: WakeUp StartUp
When 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Have a product or service (in any sector) that has the potential for high growth?

Ready for some real feedback and committed support?

WakeUp StartUp is an entrepreneur-driven movement to bring together people committed to creating, building and growing high growth companies. WakeUp StartUp (#wusu) is a monthly morning pitch event where founders pitch their companies to a group of entrepreneurs, investors, students, and the community.

The event is designed for specific and candid feedback.

All are welcome!

Event format:

– coffee, networking, introductions

– announcements, 1 minute cameos or asks, and event notices

– pitches (2-4)

– networking

Pay it forward people, help a startup today!