September Network-and-Lunch Report
We had our eighth “Network-and-Lunch” event today. Today, we met at Whitlow’s on Wilson in Arlington, Virginia, which was a good day to go to Whitlow’s because their burgers are half-off on Mondays.
Joining me and David were independent PR consultants Leah Ibraheem and Lorelei Harloe, as well as Arlington County librarian Michael Larose and Washington Business Journal business development account executive Todd Rhoden.
What was funny is that in our small group Todd and Michael both hail from New Orleans! And everyone else had been to New Orleans, so we had fun talking about the area and where to find authentic Louisiana cuisine around here.
We learned some hot business tips today. Todd and Leah both thought the Reston Chamber of Commerce offered excellent networking opportunities. Todd also vouched for Prince William and Arlington Chambers of Commerce. So I will have to check those out. Lorelei told us about an interesting WNG event coming up about digital and traditional media publishing — look for more information on that when the event is posted this fall. I shared about the upcoming Digital East conference in Herndon.
We also discussed whether to continue the Network-and-Lunch events in 2013, and various options, such as making them paid events, or mixing up the times and types of activities. We’ll be surveying participants for their opinions through December.
The time flew by. Looking forward to seeing you at the October Network-and-Lunch event in Washington, DC.