Being Bruce -: North Brunswick Young Professionals - Mistletoe Event 12-02-09

Thursday, December 3, 2009

North Brunswick Young Professionals - Mistletoe Event 12-02-09

For my third networking event Wednesday I stopped by the North Brunswick Young Professionals Network Mistletoe party held at Franklin Rouse's State Farm Insurance agency office in Leland.

As I drove up I saw Hertz Local's David Merrill and attorney Eric Altman talking outside.

Also outside was State Farm Financial Services Rep Peter Larson.

Inside I immediately saw Ronnie Grooms of SunTrust Bank and the man himself, Franklin Rouse.

I'm sure she wasn't aware of the framing with the garland and bow in the background, but looking quite festive herself was Jackie Willse of Port City Candles. Jackie is also the president and founder of the Wilmington Young Professionals Network.

Mike Phillips of UNC-W.

These next two photos are irresistable. Two of my very good friends, Dr. Sheila Hanby of Capeside Animal Hospital and Erin Alderman of Nationwide Insurance were sitting at a table with some other folks Sheila and Erin are both fabulous story tellers and really get into it when they're telling stories. In the first photo below Sheila is the animated one.

And here Erin takes a turn.

Franklin and David.

Frank Williams of Pioneer Strategies and Rick Paxton of Safe Surrooundings.

Kate Carter of State Farm.

Erin, Jackie, and Mike.

A bunch of grapes and cheese.

Bridget Ross and Kate Carter, both of State Farm Insurance.

Thanks again to Franklin and all the State Farm folks for this nice event. And thanks to Erin to making sure I was invited.

For those interested in business networking in the greater Wilmington area, be sure to check David Merrill's Wilmington Networking Events calendar regularly.