Way back in 2002/2003, NewPath networking meetings were held at the Starbucks at Yonge and Davisville. Supposedly this is Toronto's oldest Starbucks, or at least one of the first ones. The upstairs meeting room was a perfect place to hangout and get to know each other better. So this month, NewPath returned to that location last night and packed Upstairs @ Starbucks.
Usually our networking meetings have about a 10% no show rate. A few registered people didn't show last night as well, but instead we had many more come out that had not registered on the formal invite. So instead of the usual 10 we had 18 -- and that's always nice to see. I hope we keep up the trend, as we always have the nicest and most experienced people come out to have a good time.
Here's a sketch of a few of the independent business people who came to the event last night -
Doris from Organic Mechanic brought lovely scones that she makes which are made without wheat! They were a yummy treat, made with 100% Canadian organic spelt flour. Thanks Doris!
Tom Otvos has started a website to help indie bands get some buzz online at mybandsite.ca. Tom is a terrific programmer - I hadn't seen him in almost 10 years - we worked at EveryWare Development when I first immigrated to Mississauga from the U.S.
Erika Bailey runs The Clic Effect -- facilitating change management through constructive human interaction. Thanks for coming out to your first event Erika!
Terry Mutuku from World Association for Christian Communication came out. She is the Communications Coordinator and Web Manager for this social change organization. Check them out at www.waccglobal.org
Check out the full list of invitees and their websites at http://newpathnov2008.eventbrite.com. If you want to add a plug to your organization feel free to add them to the comments below.
Hope to see you at the next event!