Tuesday evening was a quiet one in New York but none the less exciting.
Courtney sent me to the Cocktail Club event on Tuesday, July 19. As we
shared a cab to the East Side she entertained me with the fascinating
stories from the beginning days in the Alley. Before I knew it we were in
front of the Onion Bar and the second official meeting of the "Cocktail
Club " hosted by Patty McDonough. As I climbed the stairs I was
graciously greeted by the Stoli representative, Ben, who quickly handed me
a ticket to redeem my free Stoli drink. Although he was unaware about the
details of the event, he sure knew his vodka drinks. (Now thatís what I
call good employee training!)
As I approached the bar, Michael Reeves and Steven Krammer of
Implementation Specialists, Inc. kindly made room for me so I could order
one of the many fruity drinks offered. We began chatting about their
company and work. Can you believe Michael lives in Michigan and Steven
lives in Washington and both commute to New York weekly?
I soon was introduced to the hostess for the evening Patty McDonough. She
began telling me about the history of the Cocktail Club and how it was
started. As I was talking to her, a lively soul gave me a sneak peak of
the WebDive T-shirts (very cool!) and then quickly we realized we met in
previous cyber lives. Peter Shankman of Geekmeet.com, is currently
heading up the Alley shake-up web dive. We began giving each other a bit
of support because jumping out of a plane from 10,000 feet above makes me
queasy. I then moved onto the next event in order to provide you with the
fullest knowledge of the Internet networking industry.