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Summer Meltdown: An Unconventional Networking Event Cleveland, Ohio

It’s definitely shaping up to be a HOT summer in Cleveland! The Cavs ended our 52 year drought by winning a championship, cranes are in the sky rebuilding our building and bridges, and Cleveland will be thrust into the political spotlight during the RNC. If there ever was a time to celebrate Cleveland, it’s now. You have been working tirelessly in your business all summer long, take one night off and join fellow COSE members at the Summer Meltdown: An Unconventional Networking Event. Come snack on some delicious BBQ, down a sudsy beer, challenge a new friend to a game of corn hole, and take in the breathtaking views of Lake Erie at Wendy Park. Leave your suit and tie at home, flip flops are strongly encouraged. Oh and your four legged friend? They are invited too! 

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New Member Networking Event Warrensville Heights, Ohio

We invite you to join us for an evening of conversation, connections and cocktails as the COSE Ambassadors and the COSE Expert Network welcome new COSE members to the organization.  Enjoy time with new contacts, learn more about the value of your membership, enjoy good food and drinks, and have some fun at this casual networking event.  

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Building Your Inner Circle: Why Smart Business Owners Choose Smart Advisors Seven Hills, Ohio

As an entrepreneur and leader of your company, you are constantly making important decisions that will drive growth and continue to advance the business toward your strategic goals.  But often times, you likely feel like you are making those decisions on your own and you may question the impact of additional perspectives or experiences.  It may be time to consider how a Board of Advisors may be the right next step for your business.  Join our Strategic Planning Course Alumni as they share their positive (and not so positive) experiences developing a Board of Advisors to help position the company on a positive strategic path.  Learn how to start a Board, how to find the right kinds of participants, how to appropriately use them, how to compensate or show them benefit, and much more.  You’ll walk away with a clear perspective on how a Board could possibly enhance and support your business.

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A Glimpse Into the 10,000 Small Businesses Program Westlake, Ohio

Interested in learning more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program or thinking about applying? This is an opportunity for you to get an inside peek at what the program is about. You will learn about the program, meet lead faculty member Larry Polena, participate in a mini-10ksb session, and engage with a panel of local small business owners who graduated from the program. 

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CIO Symposium Independence, Ohio

Since 2000, The CIO Symposium has offered an exceptional forum for CIOs and IT executives to share insights on critical business issues and make important connections with one another. Through thought-provoking keynote speakers and engaging breakout sessions, the 2016 CIO Symposium offers an invaluable experience for CIOs of any industry, for any size enterprise and at any stage of their CIO career.

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Sales Academy Cleveland, Ohio

Join sales trainers Hal Becker and Marvin Montgomery for a full-day sales training that will take you through every facet of being a successful salesperson. The course will cover everything from how to make the initial call, to using cold calling, in-person meetings or social media to closing the sale. Heavy emphasis will be on qualifying the customer, listening skills, territory management, and what the top 3 percent of all salespeople have in common for incredible execution.

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BizConCLE 2016 Cleveland, Ohio

BizConCLE is a unique education and networking experience exclusively designed for small and middle-market company CEOs, C-Suite, and their employees.  The one-and-a-half-day convention is the coming together of the award-winning COSE Small Business Convention (now in it's 11th year!) and the GCP Middle Market Forum.  It includes national keynote speakers, plenary sessions led by regional business and community leaders, and hands-on workshops in areas like Talent, People and HR; Marketing, Customers and Branding; Business Growth, Sales & Financials; and Owner, Leader and Team Development. There’s also a full exhibit hall, networking dinners hosted throughout downtown Cleveland, and multiple opportunities to connect through industry focused round-tables and networking receptions.   

The Convention will take place October 13-14, 2016 at Cleveland Public Auditorium & Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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