Business Networking in Seattle for Sept 21st (aka Networking Wednesday!)
Always a good time meeting and interacting with businesspeople in different sectors around Seattle. At this month’s Social Media Club event – http://www.smcseattle.com – they teamed up with the WOMMA (Word of Mouth Marketing Association) for their afterhours at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, a top venue.
Social Media Club of Seattle
Caught up with one of our panelists for October, Jess Estrada of Banyan Branch and http://www.freshjess.com fashion and lifestyle blog. Chatted with some other really cool people in SEO research, CRM research, web platform design, photography, marketing and promotions, and of course the greater social media wing. Typically this event features top notch panelists and about 200-250+ in attendance, however this month was a bit light due to the time change (4-7pm instead of 6-9pm) and being paired with the WOMMA conference, but always quality connections in the greater media industry to meet and mingle with in a casual atmosphere.
Coolest new contact goes to Terri Johnson who handles social media for ‘Bill the Butcher’ shops around the greater Seattle area – http://www.billthebutcher.com – as I always like to hear how SM is working for a variety of businesses. Follow her @theonlymeat
Seattle Chamber’s All-Chamber Afterhours at Herban Feast
What a spectacular venue with super high, exposed ceilings, intimate lighting, several sitting areas and the catering to match! Barely made it over after spending a couple hours at Social Media Club and of course Sodo isn’t always 5-10 minutes like it should be (took me 20+ to get over there from the waterfront!).
Best new contact goes to Elise Roberts, Event Manager at Urban Light Studios in the Greenwood area of Seattle. Their facility is open for studio rental, photography set rental, private events including weddings and corporate gatherings, and available to rent as a gallery….pretty cool! I wish they weren’t so far from downtown but the idea sounds terrific and I look forward to touring/using their facility in the coming months. And…they have a 5-foot lion and tiki room in their 4,000sqft space!! – http://www.urbanlightstudios.com
Business Networking in Bellevue for September 21st
Since there were five…yes FIVE..large events happening all on the same night – 3 in Bellevue and 2 in Seattle – we were fortunate to get out to four of them in all. Lots of great energy at the Bellevue events held at the Bellevue Galleria and locally at business event venues.
Eastside Networking Event by LeadTech and Andrew Vest
One of the things you can always count on is about 150-250 professionals (with a larger tech industry element) to canvas the upstairs at Rock Bottom in Bellevue every month. This event is very consistent and features an open space with awesome appetizers provided and open bar (for the thirsty camel inside you). Expect to meet a fairly good caliber of professional in this relaxed afterhours business networking atmosphere. http://www.leadti.com. Events are very open format and there is a $5 admission that you can pay online beforehand.
Schmooze & Booze at Sky Ultra Lounge
Kreate was very excited to sponsor the appetizers and nibbles this month at this very new event for the eastside backed by ProVision Coaching and ThinkSpace support. Funny thing about this event is that you’re not allowed to talk about ‘business’ per se, but you’re supposed to start and maintain conversations with other business professionals about other random subjects. If you choose to break this tradition then you’ll be suggested to buy that person a drink! So far they’ve been getting a new mix of attendees and people are enjoying a different twist on an evening out networking. Open format, lots of loud club-style music, good food and drinks on white couches (we thought we were back in Vegas for a second!). Make this a new stop on your list.