This morning, at an un-mentionable hour to wake up in the summer, my grandmother and I went to a Networking Meeting for businesses in our area. We were the first people at the adorable meeting place, Birdie's Cafe on Main Street, in our growing town of Westminster. We both got steaming cups of delicious, rich coffee. It really wakes you up! Eventually, about 30 people poured in the unique cafe, and it got very busy. All over, you could see smiles and bunches of happy people - and tons of tasty coffee drinks. When everyone settled down, we started the 1-2 minute speeches about our businesses. You say a little bit about your business, and what you want for it. Some people said they wanted more customers, or more people helping out in the community. A very kind lady brought in an amazing Raven's quilt to raffle off. Being a Raven's fan, and an even bigger fan of comfortable, warm blankets for Fall/Winter, I had to enter! The tickets were $2 each, or 3 for $5. (I went for the three for five deal!) Can't wait to see who gets it! You can read more about it on our Face Book page. I thought it was great that all of us got together and shared about our businesses to promote ourselves. I really think it's a good idea for new or small businesses to really "get out there". At the end of the meeting, we all got together for a big group shot. You can look for us in the Carroll County Times! Sometime soon!