6th Annual Customer Appreciation and Holiday Gift Idea Expo

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Aug 012011

Wednesday October 5th, 2011

Time: 11-1pm

RED the Promotions fish, Mascot of Lighthouse Promotions has great things in store for attendees including the latest product showcases from our top suppliers, holiday marketing ideas, food, fun, and freebies!  He would love it if you would join him!

This FREE luncheon will be held at the Indoor Pavilion in Falls River Square, downtown Cuyahoga Falls on Wednesday October 5th from 11-1pm.

Please RSVP With us at 330-475-0350 or Beth@LHpromo.com

RED and all of us at Lighthouse Promotions hope to see you there!

Stephanie Ruggles
Your Personal Shopper!
RedFish Branding Blog
The Promotions Gal, Lighthouse Promotions
Home of RED the Promotions Fish
cell- 330-283-6672, fax- 330-475-0351

Amy Nixon Events presents the “I Do Bridal Soiree” Bridal Shows!

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Aug 012011

If you would like to advertise your products or services to local brides-to-be, our upcoming bridal shows are the perfect place to reach your target audience! We have two fall shows and two winter shows scheduled at four different venues! Vendor booths are limited for each show, and booths are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your booth or have your information included in the bridal bags, please contact Amy Nixon at (440) 320-3255 or amy@amynixon.com.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 :: 6pm-9pm – “The Wedding Reception”

100th Bomb Group & Restaurant

20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland

Vendor Fee: $50

Bridal Bags: $35

Sunday, October 30, 2011 :: 1pm-4pm – “I Do Bridal Soiree”

La Villa Banquet & Conference Center

11500 Brookpark Road, Cleveland

Vendor Fee: $199

Bridal Bags: $35

Sunday, January 22, 2012 :: 1pm-4pm – “I Do Bridal Soiree”

Wagner’s Country Inn

30855 Center Ridge Road, Westlake

Vendor Fee: $249

Bridal Bags: $35

Sunday, January 29, 2012 :: 1pm-4pm – “I Do Bridal Soiree”

Deluca’s Place in the Park

6075 Middle Ridge Road, Lorain

Vendor Fee: $299

Bridal Bags: $35

*Our show at Deluca’s is the longest running bridal show in Lorain County!

Amy Nixon Events, LLC
Best of TheKnot :: Best Wedding Planner 2010
Fox 8 Hot List :: Best Wedding Planner 2010
Event Planning & Event Design
Serving Ohio and Destinations
Vermilion Studio: (419) 357-0804
Avon Lake Studio: (440) 320-3255

Corporate Club at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven

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Mar 072011

Next up at Corporate Club

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

11:30am Registration | 12 noon Luncheon and Program


DAVID GILBERT, President & CEO, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission & Positively Cleveland
BAIJU SHAH, President & CEO, BioEnterprise
IVAN SCHWARZ, Executive Director, Greater Cleveland Film Commission

Chris Tye, Emmy Award-Winning Reporter, WKYC TV 3

$35 per person / $270 per table of (8) eight.

Click Here for More Information & Registration

DAVID E GILBERT is President & CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, whose goal is to make Greater Cleveland the nation’s foremost destination for amateur sporting events and activities. The organization is responsible for attracting, promoting and managing major amateur athletic events and to create sporting opportunities for youth and amateur athletes.

Since refounding in 2000, the Sports Commission has had significant success by attracting and creating more than 100 events to the Greater Cleveland area including the NCAA Women’s Final Four, National Senior Games, NBC Gravity Games, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, U.S. Gymnastics Championships, International Children’s Games, McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Game, and U.S. Olympic Trials Box-Offs. These events have contributed to more than $300 million in local economic activity.

Beginning January 1, 2011, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission formally launched a coordinated alliance with Positively Cleveland. While each organization will remain separate and continue to fulfill its individual mission, they will both be managed by David as he assumes the role of President and CEO of each organization. Under joint executive leadership, the two organizations and staffs will be able to work more closely together to share ideas and resources to enhance each other’s effectiveness.

Prior to his current role, David served as Director of Community Affairs and Special Projects for the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland where he was responsible for advancing Cleveland’s travel and tourism service standards and related developments. Highlights of his tenure with include funding and development of two new, full-service visitor information centers and spearheading the funding, creation and operations of the Spirit of Hospitality Career Training Program, an innovative, new welfare-to-work initiative that received national recognition and acclaim.

Prior to his work with the CVB, David served as executive director of North Coast Harbor, Inc., a local development corporation responsible for the master planning and marketing of Cleveland’s downtown lakefront development district. He also held the position of director of corporate development for The Cleveland Play House.

David also serves as Vice President on the board of the International Children’s Games, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and sits on the board of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission and various other local boards and committees. He is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2001, has been named by Crain’s Cleveland Business as one of Cleveland’s 30 Influencers of the past 30 Years and one of Cleveland’s 40 under 40, honored with the 2004 Pillar Award as the Non-Profit Executive of the Year and the 2006 Anthem Impact Award. David has a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Ohio State University and an M.B.A from Cleveland State University.

David resides in Solon with his wife Faith, daughter Emily (13) and son Bradley (10). He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and marathon running.

BAIJU R SHAH is President and CEO and a Founder of BioEnterprise, a partnership of Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, Summa Health, and University Hospitals.

BioEnterprise is a business acceleration initiative to support the growth of bioscience companies. Since 2002, it has helped more than 100 Cleveland companies that have collectively attracted more than $1 Billion in new funding.

Prior to BioEnterprise, Shah was with McKinsey & Company, where he played a leading role in the Growth and Business Building practice. In the community, Shah is a Founder and has served as Chair of Global Cleveland, TIE (The International Entrepreneurs) Ohio, and Summer on the Cuyahoga. He also serves on the Boards of Great Lakes Science Center, Saint Luke’s Foundation, Cleveland International Fund, and Sustainable Cleveland 2019.

Shah has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and has been recognized as one of Cleveland’s most powerful and influential leaders by several publications. Shah, a Cleveland native, received a J.D. from Harvard and his B.A. from Yale.

IVAN SCHWARZ is a 20-year veteran of the film industry with rich experience. Ivan has worked on significant productions, such as HBO?s hit television series Band of Brothers and Entourage, and has worked alongside top industry professionals, such as Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

Ivan was recruited to join the leadership of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission as Vice President in October of 2006, and took over as Executive Director in August of 2007. Upon joining the Film Commission, Ivan became a lead advocate in the effort to pass a statewide film tax incentive to promote filming in Ohio and support the local film workforce. In July 2009, the state passed the Ohio Film Tax Credit, which provides $30 million in credits to film,television and other media productions.

Ivan leads the Film Commission in three main areas of work: Workforce Development; Business Attraction and Media Development; and Public Policy and Advocacy.

The Film Commission?s Workforce Development Programs are designed to provide local talent with the tools they need to succeed in the industry and are created in consultation with industry experts and in partnership with local colleges and universities to yield relevant, employer-driven curricula, training and networking opportunities for the local film community.

The Film Commission aggressively pursues Business Attraction and Media Development opportunities that can make a significant impact on the local economy and serves as a onestop-shop for local, national and international filmmakers and producers to ensure great filming experiences. The organization’s work in Public Policy and Advocacy focuses on creating a positive environment for film and media production and has resulted in the passage of a competitive film tax incentive in 2009.

Ivan believes that Cleveland is a great place to make movies and he is dedicated to strengthening the film industry and helping to build a strong, experienced and competitive local workforce.

Executive Caterers at Landerhaven – Mayfield Heights

Sharon Smutak

6111 Landerhaven Drive

Mayfield Heights  Ohio  44124

Work Phone: 440.449.0700
Work Fax: 440.449.3834

New Hudson Chapter Meet-and-Greet

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Feb 142011

WWC is proud to announce the grand opening of its 10th Chapter in Hudson!

Ladies, come to the first official Chapter Meeting and learn how WWC can help you grow your business!

Friday, March 4th at 9:30 a.m.

9:30 am. Begin Chapter Meeting
10:45 am Questions & Answers

WHERE:  HATTIE’S CAFE, 164 North Main Street, Hudson
(Continental Breakfast will be served)

RSVP BY 2-28 to bgladish@joinworkingwomen.com

WWC Networking Luncheon

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Feb 072011

Women’s Networking Luncheon

Ladies, come and network with the 80+ members of Working Women Connection at our March Luncheon:

Tuesday, March 1st
Rustic Hills Country Club
5399 River Styx Road
Medina, OH 44256
From Route 71 to Route 18, turn left on River Styx Road. 
RHCC is on the left.

11:30-1:30 p.m.
$20 – WWC Members
$25 – non members  

Luncheon Format

11:30-12:15 Networking
12:15-1:30 Announcements & Speakers*

*A few words from our corporate Sponsor, Women’s Journal

*Keynote Speaker:
Shelley Solomon
President of NexStep Strategy


“Prioritize ’til it Hurts. Plan Tomorrow Today”

March 1st Luncheon

March 1st Luncheon

P.O.W.E.R* Networking Event

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Jan 242011

P.O.W.E.R* Networking Event

Turn Business Cards into Business Customers
(Powerful On-Target Women Expecting Results! )

Have  you ever gone to a networking event and failed to turn your new contacts into new customers?
Let that be the last time!!!  Learn strategies for success from two powerhouse women:
Mary Felton, Lawyer’s Title &  Laura Carpenter from Exceed it Now

Learn how.. try it NOW. 

(Scroll down to sign up!) 

Join us at Sweetbriar’s Legacy Restaurant for a POWER luncheon and Sparkle Sooner!
Facilitated by WWC partner and Member Business Advisor, Shelley Solomon Cull.
Ladies, come and network with the 80+ members of Working Women Connection at our:

“February Speed Networking Event:”

Express Yourself & Sparkle Sooner!
“Learn to network like a pro and turn business cards into business customers.”

 Thursday, February 24th
Sweetbriar Country Club, Legacy Restaurant
750 Jaycox Road 
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012   
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$20 – WWC Members
$25 – Non Members 

Event Format
11:00-11:30: Registration & Announcements
11:30-12:30: Introductions, Lunch and Speakers
12:30 – 2:00: Speed Networking

Members ($20.00)

Non-Members ($25.00)

Administrative Professional Day® Celebration

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Jan 172011

Working Women Connection will be a vendor at the Administrative Professional Day® Celebration
Stop by our table and ask for more information on how WWC can help grow your business.

Hosted by:  The International Association of Administrative Professionals, Medina County Chapter
Date:  Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Theme:  Passion and Purpose
Speaker:  Norbert (Nobby) Lewandowski
Presentation:  Leadership, Integrity and Success
Location:  Blair Center, Westfield Group, One Park Circle, Westfield Ohio 44251 

Registration & Vendors 4:30pm – Dinner: 6:30pm
Approximate end time:  9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Entertainment, Light Dinner, Door Prizes 

Registration:  $16 for non-members
For More Information on Event email: Kathy Tabor at Ktabor@ccf.org
Registration form is available at: iaap-medinacounty.org
Registration deadline is April 6, 2011 

Event Sponsorships Still Available at Different Levels:
Chapter Corporate Sponsor: Friends Business Source 

Vendors Included:  

  • Medina County Women’s Journal
  • Westfield Insurance
  • Medina County Chapter of IAAP
  • Working Women Connection
  • Mighty Auto Pro
  • MTO Clean
  • Basket Galore
  • University of Akron/Medina County University Center
  • Thomas Limousine
  • Joy of Wellness-Melaluca
  • PrePaid Legal Services –Elizabeth England,SPHR
  • and many more!

Speaker Information:  

Nobert “Nobby” Lewandowski 

From his career as a professional baseball player to founding one of the largest accounting firms in Northeast Ohio to his successful entrepreneurial ventures, Nobby’s life experiences, both successful and challenging, result in humbling and inspiring presentations.  www.nobbyspeaks.com

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January 30 Second Commercial Workshop

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Dec 262010

January Workshop

Marketing Matters
Developing Your 30 Second Commercial
Come meet our members, plus guests, and learn how to develop
a POWERFUL 30 SECOND commercial designed to get your
marketing message HEARD and REMEMBERED!
Come to this workshop to develop a professional & powerful 30 second commercial to be prepared for our February SPEED NETWORKING EVENT!
Thursday, January 20th
Rustic Hills Country Club
5399 River Styx Road
Medina, OH 44256
From Route 71 to Route 18, turn left on River Styx Road.
RHCC is on the left.
6:00 p.m.
$20 – WWC Members
$25 – non members