Wine & Cheese Networking Mixer
Event date: June 20 2012
Posted by: Amelie Walker-Yung

A sultry night, sumptuous wine, and stimulating conversation perfectly describes the NYC Webgrrls Summer Wine and Cheese Networking Extravaganza Wednesday evening, June 20th. The 90+ degree heat was no match for the warm connections being made and the cooling, soothing, mellowing wine.

With Stella Grizont and Karla Lightfoot of Ladies Who Launch, Nelly Yusupova, chapter leader of the NYC Webgrrls, kicked off the Summer Mixer at WIX Lounge welcoming everyone and they shared information about the two organizations and set the stage for the evening.

All of the attendees were pumped and ready to make new connections and personally, I made some wonderful new connections and each and every one of these new connections is fantastic. Attending a "packed party" is especially fun! Kudos, very well done! I also liked the participating/sponsoring businesses. They were chosen well!
Elke Nominikat - Social Media Consulting

We were treated to two whites--Mothe V.2012 Chablis and Immich Baterieberg 2010 C.A.I--and two reds--2010 BenMarco Malbec and Cornu 2008 Bourgogne Rouge Bari. The wines were provided by FirstCrush Wines and the founders, Yue Zaho and Melody Koh, told us how they work with wine experts to curate high quality, unique, fun wines, tailoring them to your palate, giving you wines you'll love.  Learn more or become a member at

I was delighted to see so many people in attendance truly engaging with each other and seeking new connections. It was a good move to have the sponsors as they added to the atmosphere and created a common ground to begin new discussions. 
MaryJo Gradel - Sales Director, Cloud Computing & SaaS

Our sponsors also got in to the act starting with
  • Jack Welde from, a powerful translation management for websites and mobile apps. Jack is on a mission to make the Web truly multilingual.

  • Lisa Tennyson from One Medical shared with us their philosophy – "build a totally new medical group designed specifically to meet your needs". Lisa offered the entire Webgrrls community a complimentary first-year membership to One Medical Group. To receive your membership go to and enter code OMTENX604.  This offer expires July 5th so please take advantage and sign up soon!

  • Ramon Ray of Infusionsoft, let us in on the all-in-one sales and marketing software built for small businesses.

All of this mixing and mingling was in the setting of WIX Lounge, a great, free co-working space in the heart of Chelsea. Ariele Krantzow told us about all of the benefits and services offered by and WIX Lounge.

This was my first official WebGrrls event. I loved the people that I met…they were all amazing and intriguing! I enjoyed the networking challenge and was happy to meet so many people of diverse backgrounds and careers.
Vita Ng - Web Programmer, JPD Studio Inc.

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