Being Bruce -: Wilmington Downtown Meet & Greet - June 3, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wilmington Downtown Meet & Greet - June 3, 2009

This afternoon the first ever Downtown Wilmington Meet & Greet. Planned to be a monthly event held at Front Street Brewery on the first Wednesday of each month, from 5-6:30PM, with free appetizers and great chances to network with other folks who live, work, or do business in downtown Wilmington.

Kristen Beckmeyer, part owner of Coastal Cupcakes, and a new intern (a little help with her name, please, I forgot to write it down) displayed samples of the wares from their store located on the corner of 2nd and Princess.

Front Street Brewery certainly broke out the food. Under the banner there was a generous set up of chips and salsa.

And in the back corner there were four hot trays of amazing hot appetizers.

I'll betcha if you thought about going but decided not to, this food alone will get you there next month.

Lori Avery, Front Street Brewery Marketing Director and Brewery Agent Ellie Craig, and Avres Burgess of the Jubilee Snooze & Cruise floating B&B.

Gayle Tabor and Jenn Beddoe of Glynne's Soaps.

Ellie Craig and Elaina Scott, wife of the Front Street General Manager we all know as simply "Scott". They were applying Chapstick with new Front Street Brewery K.I.S.S. dispensers.
Christi Rohde, Front Street Brewery's new Event Planner and Catering Manager.

A crowd shot.

Another crowd shot.


Nancy Bullock, Manager of the nearby Cotton Exchange office and retail complex.
Jacob Schroter and Len Kronfeld of Sign-A-Rama.

A newcomer to town, Patrick Grassi is recently out of the service and just arrived in Wilmington and moved in downtown this week. Welcome, Patrick.

This was a great turnout for the first in what will likely be a long series of Downtown Wilmington Meet & Greets. Thanks to everyone at Front Street - you got this off to a great start. As usual, Wilmington area residents and business folk showed that if you hold a networking event, people will come.
Update - shortly after originally posting this Ellie Craig wrote to tell me that after I left the event got "wild" - in a good way. I guess the crowd got even bigger. Can't wait till next month. Way to go, FSB!!

5 comments:

  1. Man!I couldn't go because I had to run some errands, but my roommate and I went to dinner there later on. I will definitely go next month!

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  2. Sounds like fun, I hate that I had to miss it! I'll be at the next one for sure.

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  3. Shannan and Nicole, I look forward to seeing you both at the next one. According to my calendar that will be July 1st! After the original blog post on www.beingbrucebrown.com Front Street Brewery Marketing Manager Ellie Craig wrote to tell me it got "wild" after I left. I asked and she said it was a good "wild", meaning a great crowd. When I left there was still room to move around. Clearly people want to go to these events for fun and clearly business people find them useful.

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  4. What a great blog and fabulous pics from last night's fun event! Thanks for sending the link :).

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  5. Thanks, Lori. It was great to meet you.

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