DRINKING NOT DRINKING:
The Drinking Not Drinking tour continues! The next stop was Chi-Town where WNW Members #3868 Amy Schwartz, #1210 Jenelle Huddleston, #5602 Jennifer Serafini helped organize and host. Big thank you to WNW Member #597 Lucy Hewett for being our photographer for the evening.
Open to both members and friends, DND x CHI had a strong showing with the consensus that networking is best done in a relaxed way, over beers. Networking not networking, anyone?
The ladies gave us a recap of how it went, getting us even more excited for future events to come.
Drinking Not Drinking Chicago went really well!
It was great to meet people in person that I only really knew from the Internet. I always feel slightly awkward about things like that, but once you get talking you remember how cool and welcoming creative communities are. I'm used to admiring work from afar, so this was an awesome chance to learn about the person behind it.
We had a great mix of skills and backgrounds. Copywriting, photography, Illustration, all forms of design, people who felt strongly about the Wu-Tang Clan, people who apparently don't know enough about the Wu-Tang Clan...everything was represented. I'm so glad we got the chance to pull everyone together though, I definitely came out with a few more friends, and I'm excited to see them around town!
Plus, The Rocking Horse was a fantastic location – I had never been there before but I will definitely be back now. Partially for the back patio, mostly for the tater tots.
Jen Serafini adds, So many people came up to me and said how much fun it was and how'd love to do more of that. Networking can be so overwhelming and expensive, that just getting together for beers is ultimately the best way to do it. :)