Every month, Fletcher Prince organizes a networking lunch at a different location in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We do this to connect with other communicators and talk “shop” and basically enjoy ourselves. (But everyone is welcome — you certainly do not have to be a communicator to network with us.)
On April 24, we had our third Network-and-Lunch event, this time, at Jaleo in Bethedsa, Maryland. David and I were joined by Leah Ibraheem and Connie Rhind Robey.
We were struck by the fact that we met through Twitter. I had been following Leah’s blog for some time before I met her for the first time this spring. This was my first meeting with Connie; she noticed my profile when I tweeted about the Smithsonian Craft Festival, and decided to sign up for the lunch (She handled public relations for the Festival this year.)
Although we had a smaller number of people this time, it was a delightful lunch, and we had some terrific conversation about fine craft works, public relations, social media, and working as independent consultants. The hour and half flew by.
The lunch was reasonable and the decor of Jaleo was gorgeous. For $12, we had the choice of sandwich and a half salad. We sampled beet and orange salads, and a type of apple slaw with manchego cheese, along with lamb and Spanish grilled cheese sandwiches.
Be sure to join us on May 15 when we will meet at Thai Pilin in Falls Church. The lunch special is $7.95 (in fact, I had it today!) and is really delicious.
- March Network and Lunch Attendees (fletcher-prince.com)
- Event Report: February Network-and-Lunch (fletcher-prince.com)