Being Bruce -: Strictly Business at Caprice Bistro - November 4th 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Strictly Business at Caprice Bistro - November 4th 2009

It wasn't just Strictly Business at Caprice Bistro last night, it was a lot of fun. The group upstairs at the popular downtown establishment was elbow-to-elbow and notably energetic.

The Big Talker FM weekly business networking event at various area restaurants keeps getting better - and better in this case means that people are finding the Strictly Business events an excellent place to make new business contacts. When something works people like to share the story and I've had several regular attendees tell me during the last month or so that these events are the most productive for them in making useful business contacts.

Steve Haughey of Worldwide Express and Jackie Willse of Port City Candles and the Wilmington Young Professionals Group (another hugely successful networking organization).

ACTIONCoach Reggie Shropshire, Jeff Harvell, publisher of Cape Fear Business News and Lighthouse News Online, and Paul Whitehouse of Loper Media.

These two folks are great examples of people who you'll see at most Strictly Business events, because they know it works. Mark Evans of Green Cleaning Technicians and Mary Bennies of TownPlanner local events calendars online and in print (Mary has recently started her Wilmington calendar after successfully launching the North Brunswick county version).

Wilmington Downtown, Inc.'s Executive Director John Hinnant with Orton Plantation's Event Coordinator and Marketing Director Abi Blackerby, Alex and Anna Hoggard of icwifi (intracoastal wireless internet) , and Lee Padgett of

Elaine Huston of PrePaid Legal, smiling between Jerry Ellis of Telcom Communications and Rick Huston of U-First.

Scott Ball of Coastal Document Systems and Curtis Wright, the Big Talker FM morning guy and host for all Strictly Business networking events.

James Arnold of South-Eastern Commercial Servies, Anna Schraff of Boys & Girls Homes of NC, and Steve West of N2 Publishing.

Stylist Melissa Kinnamon of Nsalo Salon.

Pat Herrmann of Morton Shull Advertising and incomparable floral designer Djenana Ninkovic of Moxie Floral Studio.

Kimberly Ott Brumsey of KB Aesthetics Organic Skin Care and Waxing.

Fred Krumpel of Strickland's Window Coverings and Doug Kymer of ADT Small Business.

While Curtis was busy announcing drawing winners, Lee Ann Haggerty of Wilmington Downtown, Inc. had the real power, controlling the card bucket!
Jo Howell of Luxe Home Interiors at Mayfaire Town Center, Tanya Hall of Cape Fear American Red Cross Donor Services, and architect Gordon Hall.

Photographer Paige Freeman and Stephanie Williams of Edward Jones.

OK then, it was another great event. Click on this sentence to find out where next week's Strictly Business event will be held.