Job Search Focus Group: 8 a.m. weekly for new member orientation; 9 a.m. weekly regular meeting, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Details: 871-0320.
Cheers Toastmasters: noon weekly, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sixth and Vine streets, downtown. Details: Michele Girard, 688-1625.
Business Network International, Commonwealth chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Holiday Inn, 600 W. Third St., Covington. Details: Tony Gabel, (859) 261-6945.
Cincinnati Toastmasters Club #472: 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, excluding major holidays, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road. Details: Rick Stone, 481-5577.
TV Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. first Monday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road. Details: Rick Davis, 533-8142.
Amelia Business Association: 8 a.m., Abbot's Family Restaurant, 106 E. Main St., Amelia. Details: Sue Riggs, 752-5580.
Allied Construction Industries: 5:30 p.m. Monday and Nov. 17, 1010 Yale Ave. "Construction Process Planning." Cost: $65 members; $95 nonmembers. Details: 221-8020.
American Foundry Society, South Western Ohio chapter: 5:30 p.m., The Bell Event Centre/Verdin Museum, 444 Reading Road. "Strategies in Dealing with Health Care." Cost: $25. Details: Dave Rauen, 421-6550.
Toast of the Town (Toastmasters): Noon weekly, Bank One Towers, 8044 Montgomery Road. "Improve Your Speaking and Presentation Skills." Details: Lorna Zwerin, 791-3224.
Business Network International, Anderson/Eastgate chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Ivy Hills Country Club, 7711 Ivy Hills Blvd. Details: Bryan Vielhauer, 721-3801.
Business Network International, Hyde Park chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Big Sky Bread Bakery & Cafe, Oakley Square, 3012 Madison Road. Details: Tim Hinde, 615-5850.
Business Network International, Kenton/Boone chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, Erlanger. Details: Fred Kibbler, (859) 341-2100.
Business Network International, Middletown chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, 3851 Towne Blvd. Details: Gene William, 539-9581.
Business Network International, Delhi chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Celebrations West at The Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road. Details: Thomas Twilling, 821-9800, ext. 100.
Business Network International, West Cincinnati chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Winton Savings & Loan, 5511 Cheviot Road. Details: Russ Stansell, 741-3805.
Network Professionals Inc., Eastern Cincinnati chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave. Details: Frank Agin, (888) 509-5323.
Greater Anderson Networking Professionals: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Frisch's Restaurant, 7706 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Details: Jim Dunphy, 528-2721.
Seven Hills Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Coldwell Banker, 9600 Montgomery Road. Details: Brian Cambre, 793-6211.
Star Financial Group Inc.: 6 p.m. weekly, 4866 Cooper Road, Blue Ash. "How to Pay for College Without Going Broke - Getting the Maximum Money for College." Free. Reservations: 792-4692.
Speaking at Fourth & Vine Toastmasters chapter: 12:15 weekly, 309 Vine St, sixth floor in the prime rate room. "Improve Communication and Interpersonal Skills." Details: Chris Toney, 763-1693.
IBI Global International: 7 p.m. weekly, Cincinnati Airport, Holiday Inn, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd. Elite Success Support Group. Free. Registration: Darlene Jameison, (859) 643-4412 or (888) 339-0556.
Toast N Talk (Toastmasters): Noon first, second and third Tuesdays, JW Peck Federal Building, 550 Main St., first floor. "Improve Your Communication and Leadership Skills." Details: Ron Manohar, 263-3659.
Milford - T.A.L.K. Toastmasters: 6:45 p.m. first and 3rd Wednesdays, St. Andrews Parish, 552 Main St. Details: Barbara Boles, 722-0975.
Triangle Toastmasters: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Northern Kentucky Sanitation District Headquarters, Eaton Drive, Fort. Wright. Details: Joe Schwerling, (859) 441-0966.
Anderson Hills Toastmasters: 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Anderson Mercy Hospital, 7500 State Road. Details: Joe Schwerling, (859) 441-0966.
Speaking Clear(ly) Toastmasters: Noon first and third Tuesday, room 202, Medical Social Services Building, Clermont Center Drive, Batavia. Details: Diane McCarty, 732-7727.
Mount Healthy Business Association: 6:30 p.m., Just One More (Banquet Room), 7511 Hamilton Ave. Free. Details: Jill Claire, 522-2652.
Allied Construction Industries: 5:30 p.m., 1010 Yale Ave. "Insurance Planning." Cost: $30 members; $45 nonmembers. Details: 221-8020.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, Northern Kentucky chapter: 6:15 p.m., Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron. "Get With It - Get Over It - Get To It." Reservations: 983-9036.
Business Network International, Eastern Hills chapter: 8 a.m. weekly, Constantini's Restaurant, 807 Main St., Milford. Free. Details: Andy Kahn, 321-6499.
Business Network International, Kenwood chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Tri Health Sports Complex, I-71 and Pfeiffer Road. Details: Mark Bever, 621-8210.
Business Network International, Mason chapter: 7:15 a.m., weekly, Sibcy Cline Realtors, 10000 Kings Automall Drive. Details: David Scully, 459-8590.
Business Network International, Tri-State chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Bob Evans Restaurant, 4000 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Details: Lawrence Robinson, (859) 781-4810.
Business Network International, West Chester chapter, 7 a.m. weekly, O'Charley's Restaurant, 7412 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township. Details: Mark Sutton, (513) 939-2170, ext. 17.
Business Network International, Western Hills chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Western Sports Mall, 2323 Ferguson Road. Details: Jason Murray, 574-3333.
Business Network International, Beckett chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Beckett Office Center, 8050 Beckett Center Drive, West Chester Township. Details: Dan Hackett, 777-2084.
Business Network International, Greater Cincinnati chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Bankers' Club, Fifth Third Center, 511 Walnut St., downtown. Details: Tracy Green, 232-2844.
Business Network International, Referrals R Us chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger. Details: Mike Shine, (859) 341-6700.
Business Network International, Central Cincinnati chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Westlake Office Building, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, suite 590. Details: Joyce Rudowski, 791-8920.
Toastmasters of Mount Auburn: Noon weekly, Cancer Family Care, 2421 Auburn Ave. Details: Jan Borgman or Andrea Herzig, 731-3346.
Milford - T.A.L.K. Toastmasters: 6:45 p.m. first and 3rd Wednesdays, St. Andrews Parish, 552 Main St. Details: Barbara Boles, 722-0975.
Downtown Toastmasters: Noon first and 3rd Wednesdays, 105 E. Fourth St., lower level. Details: Mike Lippert, 772-3457.
Montgomery Kiwanis Club: 6:30 p.m. weekly, Swaim Park Lodge, Cooper and Zig Zag Roads, Montgomery. Details: Eugene Stagnaro Jr., 621-8755.
Pioneer Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m., weekly, Holiday Inn South, Dixie Highway at I-75 (Exit 188), Fort. Mitchell. Details: Joe Schwerling, (859) 441-0966.
Tri-County Toast Masters: 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday, Mercy Health Center, 5993 Tylers Place Blvd., West Chester Township. Details: MaryBeth Brown, 777-7832.
National At-Risk Education Association: 7 p.m. first Wednesday, 6836 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township. "Improve Test Scores." Reservations: 779-4100.
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 11 a.m., Clarion Hotel, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. "Health Care Issues in Business." Cost: $25 Chamber members; $50 nonmembers. Registration: 579-3111.
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Chamber's Blue Ash office, 4540 Cooper Road, suite 305. "Roadmap to Excellence Executive Preview." Free. Registration: 579-3111.
Business Network International, Blue Ash chapter: 7:15 a.m. weekly, Minuteman Press, 11105 Kenwood Road. Details: Steve Hawkins, 346-1728.
Business Network International, Bluegrass chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., Covington. Details: Richard Turner, 984-8700.
Business Network International, KOI chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage Inn, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Details: Mark Kinman (859) 282-8343.
Business Network International, Montgomery chapter: 11:30 a.m. weekly, Kids First Sports Center, 7900 E. Kemper Road. Details: Joseph Ventre, 444-2111.
Business Network International, Tri-County chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Kinker-Eveleigh, 7750 Montgomery Road. Details: Denise Farag, 791-9333.
Business Network International, Springdale chapter: 7:30 a.m. weekly, Panera Bread, Tri-County/Springdale Plaza, 405 E. Kemper Road. Details: Wendy Allen, 793-7800, ext. 3008.
Business Network International, West Cincinnati chapter: 7:30 a.m. Perkins Restaurant, 5343 North Bend Road. Details: Ben Brauer, 242-1431.
Northern Hills Toastmasters: 7 p.m. weekly, Fairfield Fire Station No. 2, Ohio 4 at Boymel Drive, Fairfield. Details: Mike Combs, 742-0768.
MELON Group (Milford/Eastgate/Loveland Organization for Networking: 8 a.m. weekly, Clermont Chamber of Commerce, 533 Chamber Drive, Milford. Details: Vicki Mascara, 777-3299 or www.melongroup.com.West Hills Toastmasters: 7 p.m. first and third Thursday of each month, Perkins Restaurant, Monfort Heights. Details: Don Hartley, 481-6608 or Will Atkinson, 574-0396.
Colerain Township Business Association: 8 a.m., Colerain Township Senior and Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road. Cost: $3. Details: Jill Claire, 522-2652.
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Arnold Printing, 630 Lunken Park Drive. "Strategic 8.4 Planning Process." Free. Registration: 579-3111.
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 8:30 a.m. Chamber Blue Ash Office, 4540 Cooper Road, suite 305. "CEO Roundtable Executive Preview." Free. Registration: 579-3111.
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: 7:30 a.m., Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Olympic Blvd., Erlanger. "2nd Annual Diversity Inclusion Workforce Event." Free. Registration: (859) 578-6399.
International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen: 11:45 a.m., Clarion Hotel, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. Reservations: Don Fowls, 984-1513.
TechSolve: 8 a.m., 1111 Edison Drive. "Manufacturing Leadership Series - State and Local Support for Manufacturers Competing in the Global Marketplace." Free. Reservations: Doreen Stanley, Stanley@techsolve.org or 948-2010.
Vertical Solutions Inc.: 9 a.m., Crowne Plaza Cincinnati, Sixth and Vine streets, downtown. "Optimizing Customer Retention Solutions." Free. Registrations: www.vertsol.com/register or (800) 466-0238.
Business Network International, Northern Kentucky chapter: 7 a.m. weekly, Colonial Cottage Inn, 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger. Details: Jim Thelen, (859) 341-6700.
Manufacturers' Agents of Cincinnati: 11:30 a.m., Montgomery Inn in Montgomery. "Current Tax Issues and Strategies for Small Business and Reps." Cost: $20 members; $25 nonmembers. Reservations: 385-8091.
Christian Business Network: 11:30 a.m., St. Paul Village, 5515 Madison Road. Reservations: email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Cincinnati Professional Coaches Association: 11:15 a.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, 729 Jefferson Ave., Reading. "What is Credentialing and What Being Certified Can Mean for You." Free for members and first meeting; $10 nonmembers. Details: Donna Drury, 774-8991.
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. "Regional Business Summit." Presented by the Tri-State Chamber Collective. Keynoted by Margaret Buchanan, president and publisher of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cost: $45. Registration: 579-3111.
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce: 11:45 a.m., Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. "Chamber Annual Business Meeting." Registration: 579-3111.
Palmer & Cay Inc: 8 a.m., Embassy Suites Hotel, 4554 Lake Forest Drive. "Total Rewards: Balancing Your Strategies." Details: 588-2821.
TV Toastmasters: 9:30 a.m. third Saturday, AUCTStudio, 8550 Beechmont Ave., suite 800, Anderson Township. Details: Rick Davis, 533-8142.
Retirement resources: 10:30 a.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive. "How Can You Safeguard Your Money and Sleep at Night?" Sponsored by Senior & Executive Retirement Resources. Free. Reservations: (800) 697-9879.
Career transition: 9 a.m., 11500 Northlake Drive, suite 100. "New Ways to Financially Survive Your Career Transition." Sponsored by Retirement Corporation of America. Free. Reservations: 605-3572.
Home/condo inspection: 6:30 p.m., Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. "How to Inspect a House/Condo Before You Buy or Sell It." Sponsored by Carroll Group Inc. Cost: $19. Registration: 451-3595.
Small business marketing: 6 p.m., room 461 of the BEP Center on the main campus of Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. "How to Develop a Marketing Plan." Sponsored by NKU Small Business Development Center and PNC Bank. Free. Reservations: (859) 572-6524.
Sick house: 6:30 p.m., Conner High School, 3310 Cougar Path, Hebron. "Is Your House Making You Sick?" Sponsored by Carroll Group Inc. Cost: $7. Registration: (859) 282-3314.
Navigator: 7:30 a.m., Queen City Club, 331 E. Fourth St. "Best Practices Create the Best Development Programs." Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. Free. Reservations: 534-0569.
7:30 a.m., Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown. "Hamilton County, Cincinnati Public Schools, and City of Cincinnati Collaborate on Informational Seminar for Small Businesses." Cost: $10. Registration: Bernice L. Walker, 946-4323.
Small business: 8:15 a.m., Scarlet Oaks Instructional Resource Center, 3254 East Kemper Road. "Important Factors You Should Consider Before You Begin Your Business." Sponsored by SCORE. Cost: $40. Details: 684-2812.
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