Strictly Business is a lot of fun!

Last night I attended Strictly Business, a networking event presented by WYDaily, 107.9 Bach FM and 92.3 The Tide at the Williamsburg Winery. What a classy event! The food was great, the wine fantastic, and the people loads of fun.

I met the owners of a new, custom furniture store called Lock & Key (3705B Strawberry Plains Rd). They have only been opened 6-7 months, but are excited to share their story. I can’t wait to go see the shop.

Chesapeake Bank was out in full force with a fun group that really knows and cares about their customers. I was pleased to find that I had Montessori in common with a few of them (one as a parent and others as bankers).

Learning about the Peace Operations Training Institute opened my eyes to another side of serving (vs my own Air Force experience). Many countries take advantage of the skills offered with POTI to prepare them for Peace Operations around the world. Keep it up!!

The Melting Pot of Peninsula is having ladies’ night on 24 and 25 April. It should be worth the drive to Newport News (12233 Jefferson Ave) to try their fondues.

I have worked with Williams Landscaping and Design in the past and have always been impressed with their professionalism. This gentleman was so kind that he emailed me today because our conversation got cut off yesterday and he wanted to hear the rest of what I had to say. That made a great impression!

Near and dear to my heart, I met the special projects coordinator from the Williamsburg Regional Library. I love to talk about books anytime, but I especially love to hear about new and exciting plans to get people interested in reading. Make sure to sign your kids up for the summer reading program! My girls looked forward to it every year.

I never knew there was so much that goes into making the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market such a huge success. I will look at it with a whole, new appreciation when I attend the next one–tomorrow, Sat, Apr 15 from 8-noon. And now I have been challenged to come up with a story that involves a farmers’ market. I’ll let you know how that goes.

The point of this post is to encourage you all to go out and meet someone new. Exchange cards. Don’t do it just to buy or sell something. It’s a great way to meet new people in the community and learn what wonderful things Williamsburg has to offer. I can’t wait for the next one!