Being Bruce -: Wilmington Downtown, Inc. and The Big Talker - Strictly Business 9/16/09

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. and The Big Talker - Strictly Business 9/16/09

This week's Big Talker FM Strictly Business networking event was held at The Reel Cafe on Dock and Front Street in conjunction with Wilmington Downtown, Inc. These events keep growing in popularity and attendance. Check out the Strictly Business Wilmington networking event schedule.

In the photo below, Wilmington Downtown Inc.'s Operations Manager Lee Anne Haggerty sat at a booth with materials about the organization's many programs and initiatives.

And before we jump into the photos of attendees, here's a short video of Wilmington Downtown's Executive Director John Hinnant, explaining just a bit about what they do (sorry for the background noise, we shot this just around the corner from the table where Lee Anne sat).

So now, here are some folks who were at the event. Feel free to e-mail me at and I'll add names of folks I overlooked.

To start off, here's Erik Gray of UFirst. John Hinnant and attorney Harley Sacks are in the background.

In the center next to the sign are Steve West of N2 Publishing and Marge Brown of SendOutCards.

Taken a bit before it got started, this is where the event took place, one block from the Cape Fear riverfront in downtown Wlmington, NC. The dapper guy sitting at the table with the blue shirt and white collar is Curtis Wright, the Big Talker morning guy and the host for Strictly Business events.

Derek Sellers, Sea-Comm Media sales guy. He shows up, smiles, remembers your name, and has a good product.

Erik Gray, Barbara Gray of PrePaid Legal, and Steve West.

Harley Sacks, Marge Brown, and Terry Sacks. Oh yeah, and uber-networker David Merrill is behind Terry.

Paige Freeman was on hand to shoot photos for Sea-Comm Media.

Patrick Bayley cutting through the crowd with a plate of tacos. Barbara Gray's in the foreground.

Josh Stehno, manager of The Greenlight Lounge on N. Front Street with Hertz Rental's David Merrill.

Curtis Wright and another gentleman whose name I didn't get (a little help, someone?).

Hadn't seen Cheri Huggins of Aaxa Mortgage for a while, but she was here, too.

Here's a better shot off Cheri. Oh yeah, and me.

The crew from C&J's Cleaning. Cindy and Jay Duehring.

Appraiser Amy Witmer of Joseph A. Robb & Associates and Cheri Huggins.
So it was another successful event. Why don't you show up next week when it's held 5-7PM on Wednesday at Port City Chop House on Eastwood Road. Free appetizers, drawings, support for good causes, business networking of course, and a huge helping of positive energy from people doing business they enjoy.