This Monday, Dec. 9, will be the 14th Insiders Meetup. And after three months-plus, we’re going back to our original free-form format of mixing and mingling, seeing and being seen.
After 13 Insiders Meetups, we’ve learned two things … insiders like a good free-form, no-pressure get-together, and Vincenzo’s master bartender Joe Riggs is a magician with bourbon, Campari and Dubonet.
Or in the words of Insiders Meetup regular Matt O’Brien, with InsuraMax, we’ve perfected the “short-burst networking” format.
Last week, we went waaaaay over our “limit” of 50 guests … again. About 75 people turned out to hear Pip Pullen from XstremeMedia/Mightily and Jason Falls, social media pioneer and now CafePress executive, talk about the convergence of advertising, marketing and social media.
This week, it’ll just be you as we give our speakers bureau a bit of a break.
Later this month, absent any blizzards, we’ll have Green pioneer/developer Gill Holland and Nancy Church, executive director of Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council.
Will it be our best one yet? That’s our insider joke because that’s what we say after every Insiders Meetup. (In fact, the best was Mayor Fischer. Well, a tie between the mayor and Bill Weyland and the real estate experts. No, wait, it was the Shine Contracting guys. Though Pip and Jason kept the conversation going … oh, hell, they’re all great.)
So, now you know our secret agenda: Grab a drink, meet other Insiders and have fun.
Monday Insiders Meetups are from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Vincenzo’s offers free valet parking (beginning at 5 p.m.) and drink and bar menu specials.
Barkeep Joe Riggs, left, and events manager Jonathan Tarullo keep the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres coming.
The event is open to the first 50 Insiders who register at Eventbrite here.
Vincenzo’s is located at 150 S. Fifth Street. But you knew that.
Previous Insiders Meetup guests include:
Metro Mayor Greg Fischer
Venture capitalist Bob Saunders, who helped found XLerateHealth accelerator for digital medical startups
Mark Palmer, co-founder, Oohology digital design and marketing firm
Bill Weyland, CITY Properties Group, who has developed The Henry Clay, Glassworks building and other major downtown projects
Nicki Sibley, Poe Companies. Poe Companies currently is developing RiverPark Place and other residential projects, as well as an Aloft Hotel on Main Street
Tyler Allen, co-founder of 8664
Terry McWilliams and Justin Brown, Real Estate Venture Exchange co-founders
Shine Contracting partners Matt Gilles, Gregg Rochman and Jonathan Bevan
Insider Louisville sports guru Mark Coomes