The Greater Omaha Chamber held another morning networking event at Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market, 14949 Evans Plz., on Thursday, August 3, 2017. It was the first time Fresh Thyme had hosted this popular event, and to say it was a success is quite an understatement. Over 120 Chamber members gathered in that big, beautiful store for delicious coffee, pastries, fruit, and some fellowship. My late father, Rod, was a life-long grocer and my first boss (who remembers Safeway?), so nice grocery stores always get my attention.
Midwest Sound & Lighting is quite proud to partner with the Greater Omaha Chamber to provide clear, feedback-free audio reinforcement for Chamber events. In this very reverberant space, we used a pair of QSC 1KW K-12 powered speakers, with a seven degree downward cant, to put direct sound right into the attendees’ ears for excellent intelligibility. We also employed Shure wireless microphones and an Allen & Heath mixer.
Chamber President and CEO David G. Brown kicked off the morning with a hearty welcome and asked us all, “Who’s selling stuff?”, in an effort to get us all connected and doing business.
Really, all of us are selling our products, services and brands every single day, aren’t we? Networking events only work when we actually do connect with one another, and see what we can do for, and with, each other. David’s encouragement helped prod some newbies into getting their cards out and meeting some new friends/prospects. Smiles were everywhere.
Fresh Thyme store management, including Henry Moreno and Tim Taudt, each spoke briefly about their pride in Fresh Thyme and invited us all to compare prices, products and service with the stores we now patronize. They picked some business cards out of the “hat” and gave out several nice prizes, to the delight of the lucky winners.
I hope to see you at the next Greater Omaha Chamber networking event, where you’ll meet new friends and business prospects.
Peace, love, out-JR