Webgrrls Portland, Maine Networking Meeting
Event date: October 14 2009
Well that was fun! The enthusiasm was palpable and excitement filled the room at the Portland Webgrrls launch meeting last Wednesday evening. Our group was more intimate…just the right size for our kick-off meeting and everyone had the chance to really get to know each other…ready to connect and discover the next great opportunity.

“This was a great initial event…I made some great networking connections and even got some new clients! I look forward to attending more of them.”
Kathrine Farris, Owner/Administrative Professional, Office Solutions ME.

After a few announcements, Katherine Papadopoulos, the Portland chapter leader started the evening introducing Josh Broder, President of Tilson Technology Management, and our sponsor for the evening. Josh then said a few words about the web development services that Tilson offers. Katherine offered brief history of Webgrrls, explained the Webgrrls mission and expressed her vision for the chapter. We then got to the heart and soul of the Webgrrls meetings…the formal introductions
We had entrepreneurs, executives, freelancers and career women, graphic designers, web developers, virtual assistants, writers and bloggers, document and content specialists, marketers and more. And there was a nice balance of people looking for clients and others offering to set up blogs or offering their organizational skills, and life coaches ready to help people identify the next great step in their lives.

“This was a great way to meet good quality professionals that I feel I could trust. [We had] a wonderful array of professionals, services I can use and refer to others I know.”

Dawn Belisle-Marston, Real Estate Broker, RE/MAX By The Bay.

As the formal introduction finished the excitement grew and we launched into the informal networking phase. The room buzzed as people connected with each other and everyone was exchanging business cards until the very end of the night.

“It was a good mix of high quality businesses. It was a great start…Thanks [Webgrrls] for coming to Portland.”

Amy Woodson, Off-line matchmaking, Affinity of Maine

Join us for our next networking event on Wednesday, November 11- this time at 5:30 pm
at the offices of Tilson Technology Management. RSVP ASAP.

Let's get the word out to have more people attend and more opportunities for our career growth!