Connecticut Small Business Social
Recently, I was flattered to be invited to a Connecticut small business social at Hogs River Brewing company in Hartford.
The event host was Sammy (@pigtailsandpowertools), an amazingly talented woodworker out of Northford, CT. The vibe of the event was very laid back included a really great array of different types of business people. There were woodworkers, leatherworkers, tattoo artists, lawyers, artists, naturopathic doctors, metal fabricators/welders, digital marketers, realtors, bakers, make up artists, boutique owners and more!
Everyone who attended the event got raffle tickets and there were really amazing prizes that were donated. I was very excited to win tickets to the Durham Fair which my husband and I will be taking our kiddos to in the fall!
There was a professional photographer there doing free head shots, a cool virtual reality booth set up, delicious food samples from some local catering and baking companies, and of course the atmosphere of the old factory, turned brewery definitely made for a fun filled evening of mingling and chatting.
I have to give Sammy D some serious kudos for putting this event together. It is a lot of work reaching out to people and organizing an event like this. I had never met her in person, only followed her on social media (which I recommend you do because her work is IMPRESSIVE to say the least) but she is a total sweetheart, and so enthusiastic about promoting and creating connections between other local business people.
If you know my background or follow me on social media you may know that I come from a family of small business owners and also like supporting local retail. I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for small business people. I was so happy to be invited to this event and meet such talented and skilled people.
Sammy says due to the success of this event she is planning on more in the future! I can't wait! PS. If you are a small business owner, message me and I will give Sammy your contact info so she can include you on the next invite.