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.

Ribs and Roast: Larry Boyer

Ribs and Roast is back!

Save the date for February 11, 2016 — the Press Club of Toledo will be hosting Ribs and Roast 2.0, a roast of Larry Boyer.

Ribs and Roast 2.0

As a long-time Press Club member and community banker, Larry is the perfect person to help the Press Club of Toledo bring back the Ribs and Roast tradition. Join us at The Premier on February 11 for this special event. The Press Club will be offering some of our favorites for your dining pleasure, including the famous Broadcaster Sandwich and the Club’s Original Chili. We will of course have our favorite cocktails for your enjoyment as well, including Neil Carmean’s famous margaritas!

Since this is such a memorable tradition for the Press Club of Toledo, we will have videos of past Ribs and Roasts to share with attendees—there will be quite a few laughs! So save the date for Ribs and Roast 2.0! We will be sharing more details as we get closer to the event, so stay tuned!

Ribs and Roast


Attend the Spring Meet and Greet Event

Don’t miss the media networking event of the season!


The Press Club of Toledo Spring Meet and Greet

When: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 1

Where: Toledo Club – Sports Grill & Tavern

No charge, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar

All Press Club members and non-members are welcome!

Whether you make news or cover it, join your colleagues for the Press Club’s quarterly social event — next Thursday from 5 to 7 pm. in the Toledo Club’s newly renovated Sports Grill and Tavern. Attire is business casual, parking is plentiful and free, and your favorite beverages will be available at the Grill’s fully-stocked cash bar.

The mixer has become a great place for journalists and sources to build relationships

and younger professionals to connect with more seasoned pros.  Whether you make news in business, government or the community … or cover it as a reporter, editor, producer or photographer … this is the place to network in a fun and relaxed environment.

The mixer is one of a number of Press Club activities designed foster fellowship in the Toledo

news community while promoting the advancement of ethical journalism.

Spread the word among co-workers and make it a point to stop by next Thursday!

Kurt Franck

President, Press Club of Toledo