Networking

Spring Networking Events Around Columbus

Enjoy the warm weather while networking with like minded professionals in Columbus, Ohio

Being stuck in your office all through the Columbus winter can have you feeling stuck in a rut. As Spring emerges you can finally get out and enjoy the warmer weather and an opportunity to connect with your professional peers. Networking is a crucial element to expanding your business and networking events are a great way to make vital connections. We’ve compiled a list of some great networking events in Columbus to check out this Spring.  

Women’s History Month Ohio MPE Networking Reception

A meetup in celebration of Women’s History Month

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Lincoln Cafe

740 East Long Street

Columbus, OH 43203

March 20 | 4:30 am-6:30 pm

Tickets: $5

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This Networking Reception for the Ohio Minority Business Enterprise group is an exciting event with food, friends, and fellowship that’s an ode to Women’s History Month.

Ohio CCS Networking Dinner at OCTA

A career networking opportunity to meet and greet over dinner

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

5141 Tuttle Crossing Boulevard

Dublin, OH 43016

March 13 | 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Free Registration

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The Ohio Association of Comprehensive and Compact Career-Technical Schools (OCCS) represents 42 Compact and Comprehensive career-technical planning districts. They are hosting a networking dinner which is cover the cost of your meal and non-alcoholic beverages. You must RSVP to reserve your spot at the dinner.

NetworkNite Speed Networking

Meet new people in a fast, exciting way

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Palle by Moretti

1021 W 5th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43212

April 15 | 7 pm – 9 pm

Tickets: $21.50-$26

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Speed Networking works takes the concept of 'Speed Dating' with a networking twist. You may not leave with a new love interest, but you should make some new business connections. This events offers a structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, allowing one on one connections in rounds. No matter your industry or position, this event offers the perfect opportunity to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts.

Bloc-O Networking Happy Hour

A great way to meet some business leaders in a casual environment

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Dave & Buster's

3665 Park Mill Run Drive Hilliard, OH 43026

April 29 | 6 pm-8 pm

Tickets: $9

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Take full advantage of the BLOC-O network event and meet up with some of the area’s leaders and entrepreneurs and grab a drink. Your $9 ticket purchases your first cocktail or beverage.

Network After Work Columbus

Networking at one of Columbus’ local eateries

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Julep

1014 N High Street Columbus, OH 43201

April 23 | 6 pm-9 pm

Tickets: $15-$300

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Network After Work hosts regular networking events for local business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, and career-minded professionals to mingle. As America’s leader in networking mixer events, they facilitate introductions and conversations after work in a casual environments. It’s a great chance to meet new people to exchange ideas, make connections, explore partnerships, find employees, and socialize.

Columbus Tipclub Business Networking Event

An early-morning networking event that offers a twist with the “lightning round” network style

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Sandler Training

April 4 | 7:30 am-9 am

6660 Doubletree Avenue Columbus, OH 43229 | Suite 7

Free Registration

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This is a powerful business networking event that comes with a unique twist. It’s a structured meeting that starts promptly at 7:30 AM in order to allow time for spotlight introductions, followed by their famous "lightning round" so connections are made instantly! For first time guests, there is no cost to attend. Register early before the event closes out, and feel free to forward this invitation to an associate!

Lessons over Lunch

Sharing stories and networking over lunch

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Dublin Entrepreneurial Center

April 10 | 11:30 am-1 pm

565 Metro Place Dublin, OH 43017 | Suite 300 | 3rd Floor

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Share a free lunch over stories and fellowship at the Lessons over Lunch event. Each event features a world class presenter like Andy Stanley, Patrick Lencioni and John Maxwell. Join this popular networking event for great food, great knowledge and great people. The April 10th event will feature DATA for leaders: Robert Kiyosaki.

Fifth Annual Innovation Hop by Rev1 Ventures

A massive meet-up with Columbus’ up-and-coming startups and spin-outs

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Rev1 Ventures

1275 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH 43212

April 4 | 4 pm-7 pm

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The Innovation Hop provides business leaders and entrepreneurs the chance to show-off their upstart companies and network all at once. As the buzz about Columbus’ startup scene continues to grow, more tech-enabled, high-growth companies are thriving here. On April 4, they will be opening their doors to showcase more than 50 startups, spinouts, and corporate innovation teams. Plus, the food and local brews/spirits will be top-notch.

Cbus Spring Fling 2019

A spring-themed, realtor networking meetup

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The Bogey Inn

6013 Glick Road Dublin, OH 43017

May 23 | 4 pm-10:30 pm

Tickets: $20-$100 | Free for Realtors

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Get your tickets now to the ultimate networking event of the year. This year the theme is all about Jimmy Buffett, so grab your flower shirt and get ready for margaritas. The 2019 event will be held at The Bogey Inn on May 23 beginning at 4 p.m. for a night of agent appreciation with live music by Aaron Wright. Enjoy a 50/50 Raffle, Food, Drinks, and Fun!

After all of this networking you’ll hopefully make some smart connections and may be even need a new office space for your growing business. If you’re looking for commercial property in Columbus, check out our current listings!

Lani Redinger

Lani Redinger is a professional writer, editor, and bibliophile from Pittsburgh, PA