An Evening of Connection, Collaboration and Celebration at AAF Toledo’s Holiday Networking Event

The Dec. 9 mixer with Toledo’s creative community features holiday vendors, a raffle in support of the Cherry Street Mission and a cashless bar

Toledo, Ohio — Toledo’s creative community is invited for an evening of festive networking and connection-building at the Merry Mixer @ TolHouse, presented by the American Advertising Federation–Toledo (AAF Toledo). The event is set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6 – 10 p.m. at TolHouse, a private social club that caters to the vibrant, city-dwelling creative and entrepreneurial class.

“The Merry Mixer @ TolHouse promises to be an unparalleled experience, bringing together those in the marketing, communications, media and creative fields,” said Valerie Thompson, president of AAF Toledo’s board of governors and owner of Leap Graphics.

Featuring networking opportunities with various creative and media representatives, guests can also immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere with unique holiday vendors, featuring Toledo Soap Co., vintage clothier Muddy Rags and artist Duane Ackley, and participate in a raffle that supports the Cherry Street Mission. Holiday beverages will be available for purchase and light appetizers will be provided. Please note that TolHouse accepts debit and credit cards only. The event is cashless.

AAF Toledo has partnered with the following influential organizations on the event: Film Toledo, The Juice 107.3, Toledo Creatives, Press Club of Toledo, The Sojourner’s Truth, The Stalwart Magazine and the Toledo City Paper.

“The Merry Mixer @ TolHouse is more than just a networking event,” Thompson added. “It’s a celebration of the season, a platform for collaboration and an opportunity to support a worthy cause. Join us for an evening of connection, creativity and community spirit.”

Merry Mixer @ TolHouse tickets are $20 and are on sale now at For more information, visit or @aaftoledo.

Celebrate the Season with Toledo’s Creative Community on Dec. 9

Embrace the magic of the holiday season with the biggest bash of its kind! Open to all, but especially for individuals in the creative, marketing and media community, our Merry Mixer is designed to make new connections and ignite your creative spirit at the vibrant TolHouse social club!

For the first time, several of the most influential creative and media organizations in the city will come together for a night of mingling complete with holiday vendors and raffle prizes. Each organization will have info and representatives so that you can learn more, ask questions, and meet connections that will lead to your next big opportunity!

Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased online at

Event Details

Merry Mixer @ TolHouse

Saturday, Dec. 9: 6-10 p.m.

1447 N. Summit Street

Admission: $20


Merry Mixer Partners

The raffle will support the Cherry Street Mission.

2023 Touchstone Awards Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the 2023 Touchstone Awards are on sale now.

Join the Press Club of Toledo on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Valentine Theatre as we celebrate the best in local journalism and recognize the indelible contributions made by Toledo journalists and community members.

Cocktails and gourmet grazing are available starting at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Pressing Issues: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MEDIA: Covering and Coping

Join the Press Club of Toledo and Communica for a thought-provoking discussion on MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MEDIA: Covering and Coping on Thursday, Sept. 7.

This FREE event is open to all business professionals looking to grow their skill sets and take away actionable items to their workplace.

We’ll be uncovering the two sides of mental health in our world today. Especially how the media covers it, and how those in the media manage their own mental health.

We do ask you to RSVP for the event:…/pressing-issues-mental…

An Anchor from WTOL 11, will be moderating the panel discussion with the following local mental health leaders: Dr. Philip D. Atkins, PhD, Chief Care Coordination Officer, at Harbor, Faith Kelleher, Communications Manager, at the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, and Kelly McGilvery, a freelance writer, editor, and advocate for disabilities and the arts.

The event will be held at 705 Monroe Street Conference Space, Toledo Ohio at Communica. There will be a 7:45 a.m. meet and greet along with a continental breakfast. At 8:30 a.m. the hour-long program is set to begin.


WHERE: Communica, 705 Monroe Street Conference Space

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 7 doors open at 7:30 a.m.

WHY: To better understand ourselves and each other in the workplace when it comes to mental health.

Please RSVP for the event.