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Busy networking Tues.

Busy networking Tues.
Busy networking Tues.

Was anybody at home Tuesday evening?

It seems like everybody was out networking or enjoying Rochesterfest.

The Rochester Area Builders Association was heating things up at Northern Lights and Furnishings at 511 Northern Hills Drive N.E. with its "sizzlin' summer beach party" networking night.

The crowd was pretty large and active. The pic is from the prize giveaway part of the night.

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Some of the folks I chatted with included:

• Peggy Woodring and Mary Abeln of Trust Security.

• Bob Vogt of Rochester Market Square

• Matt Salerno of the Home Design Studio

• Jorrie Hansen of Rochester Women magazine

• Thomas L. Duxbury of Nature's Way Landscape Nursery

• Tessa Olive of Community Connection Media

After the Builders, then I popped by the networking event sponsored by Grapevine Network affiliate Minnesota Business Partners at Glynners Pub, 1643 N. Broadway.

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Some of the folks I talked with there included:

• Sharon Bradley of Merchants Investment Services

• Laura Boardman of Help-U-Sell Real Estate

• Gilmore of GS Home Buyers Home Builders and Help-U-Sell

• Dan Hughes of Grapevine

• Ed Hudson of Venture Computer Systems

• Amy Lantz of Coldwell Banker Burnet real estate

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce also had its legislative recap running at the same time as all of the networking.

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I know going to two events where I ate appetizers and chatted with folks sounds tough, but thats the life of journalist. Heh. Actually, after I went to both events I came back to the office and wrote two stories. So I had something to show for the night instead of just of a lot extra calories.

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