Wow! We hosted the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's Networking at Noon along with Doreen and Mike Freid of Robecks Fruit Smoothies and Healthy Eats.
An event that normally lasts an hour went from 11:30 am until nearly 2 pm with good food, lots of laughter and a multitude of door prizes. Over 140 people attended the event and spent quality time networking with other businesses. All three of the sales areas in the photographic studio were occupied by people carrying on serious networking - the purpose of the lunches. The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce offers many such opportunities free to their members. Each month there are coffees, lunches and after hours. These are part of the MVPs (Member Value Perks) that you receive as a member of the Chamber. We were amazed at the number of people who came to the lunch and appreciative of the response of the Chamber Community. The lunches are held the third Tuesday of each month and guests are welcome. Call the Chamber for more information. 813-689-1221.
We received the plaque from Jeff Sheffer of IT Solutions. Jeff is co-chair of the Small Business Development Committee at the Chamber. We love Jeff, he has become a good friend over the past three years. We see him everywhere - involved in most everything that happens in Brandon or at the Chamber. Jeff's business was Small Business of the Year in 2007, an honor we were privileged to receive in 2008.