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First Thursday Networking Happy Hour @ VENUE (To Be Determined)
Kick-Off 2018.... I invite you to join us for a drink and appetizers at another Buffalo favorite and First Thursday Networking! Group/Event Details: First Thursday Networking Happy Hour at TBD Thursday, ,[masked]:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. More details as the become available......... First Thursday Networking is hosted by Randolph Bianchi: Managing Partner - Lakelet Capital, LLC ( . Many thanks to this month’s appetizer sponsor Lakelet Capital & Summer Street Capital Partners ( ) . I encourage you to mark your calendar, on the “First Thursday” of every month, for an evening of networking and relationship building with regional business professionals. I posted this event to share with the members of this group to come find your next great business connection at Western New York's high-end B-2-B networking function! This is a strictly business networking designed for Buffalo area entrepreneurs, small business owners, community/civic leaders, doctors, attorneys, bankers, technology and sales professionals, non-profit administrators, career executives, especially for those in transition, to make valuable connections in a casual, relaxed setting. Brad Hannel and I will be in attendance to personally welcome you and introduce you to other members of our networking groups. This is a multi-group function and we have seven (7) other Meetup Groups that are participating. The number of RSVP's reflect only a portion of those attending. You can expect, on average, 150 to 250 people ages 20's - 50's+ in attendance. Dress is business casual, stylish and sometimes, guests dress to impress. The goal for our events is to offer an intimate, focused and productive networking environment. We encourage candid conversations. No agenda, no hard sell presentations, simply networking...please bring plenty of business cards and you will have no difficulty navigating through an overwhelming crowd to find like-minded connections. First Thursday Networking may be the friendliest and most social After Work Happy Hour you will every experience! Forget about crowded rooftops, long lines to get in and people with attitudes. We have the whole space to socialize, network and connect in a fun and friendly atmosphere. We encourage you to stop in for a drink or stay a bit longer, and you'll be sure to meet other fun and interesting people. Come alone or bring a friend, either way you will be glad you did. This is a great event for new members to come out and find out what our group is all about plus mix and mingle with long time members and their friends. We want to make sure that this networking function is a party and that it is exactly what you are looking for so that you'll invite others and come out again and again! The night will feature... FREE Admission Complimentary Appetizers and Buffet Drink Specials My associates will be on hand to welcome you and introduce you to others at the event Music played at conversational levels Can I come alone? Yes, 95% of those attending come on their own. Our staff will be on hand to welcome you and introduce you to others in the group. Why should I come? To make new friends, meet people from other groups, learn about our meetup’s development programs and future events, find out about other things going on with similar groups, network for business and/or make a personal connection, check out a new place or just get out of the house to enjoy a night out on the town. Do I need to RSVP? The direct answer is….No. Please R.S.V.P with integrity as it does help us to see how many to expect and send any special messages that may need to go out. If you have any questions before you register your RSVP please feel free to contact me, preferably by phone, (716)[masked] or via [masked] and of course you can message me via meetup. We want to make sure that this networking function is a party and that it is exactly what you are looking for so that you'll invite others and come out again and again! Respectfully Submitted, I am Guy G. Patterson, Jr. Managing Partner: Rust-Belt Marketworks, Inc. Publisher: Lakecrest

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The 716 Entrepreneur Business Exchange is a virtual community of like-minded people who develop mutually rewarding collaborative partnerships that will stimulate the economy of Western New York.

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, a novice in your own small business, or a seasoned corporate executive in the area of business development, there is a leadership and personal development community for you in Western New York that you should utilize. The 716 Entrepreneur Business Exchange is a moderated online community for individuals who wish to start businesses or wish to expand their existing ventures.

The 716 Entrepreneur Business Exchange is an organization dedicated to growing business opportunities that stimulate the economy and create well-paying jobs in Western New York. We network to introduce business owners, executives, mentors, consultants, business experts, non-profits, cultural influencers and trendsetters, market observers, members of the creative class and - of course - entrepreneurs together.

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