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Had a couple of afternoon meet-ups at Stratenger's this summer, and general thought was that we might get better attendance if we had an evening meeting in the fall -- maybe one of the meeting rooms at the Ralph Thornton Centre, maybe have a speaker in to talk about a topic for a half-hour, followed by coffee and networking.
Is there interest? Let me know. We could shoot for an evening near the end of September.
Ben was involved in a small business association before he moved to Leslieville, and there are definitely some things that would be beneficial: we could have speakers in on a regular basis, network regularly, and start to take advantage of each other's skill set.
Sounds like a great idea and if I'm available I would definitely attend!
Thanks for putting it out there.
Great to meet you, and hi to Jenn - love this idea of connecting with people in the 'hood. It's a great thing. I'm going to be posting some workshops shortly - and have some great news from a little tiny client of 9 who just won the Rising Star competition and $1500... rather proud of her!
I do public speaking coaching and singing performance coaching as well. More information at Voice Empowerment - www.voiceempowerment.com. I work offsite a great deal, in the Annex, and in the hood, depending on the project.
Looking forward to meeting with you all!
Mary Michaela Weber
That sounds like a wonderful idea; I'm in. I've been hoping for an opportunity to connect with other small business owners in the area. September may be a bit tough for me too, but please do keep us posted!
Hope to hear from you soon.
Reesa Del Duca
I would be interested in this, I'm new to Leslieville and just getting started up.
Bowman Law Office (www.bowmanlawoffice.ca)
I've gotten us pencilled in on the Ralph Thornton calendar for Wednesday, September 29th, 7pm-8:30pm.
It's tentative until I go over there on Monday and fill out forms and get approval :-)
Please pencil the date and time on your calendar!
Love this idea. Everything I pruchase I try to keep as close to home as possible in order to keep a propsperous neighborhood with thriving business'. I'm in 100%!