Our First Mixer – Woohoo!
Last night we hosted our first Evanston Made Members Mixer. It was so great! We had a room full of creatives introducing themselves to each other, catching up with each other and celebrating each other! A Trader Joe’s run supplied us with wine, sparkling water, pretzel, M&M’s, and other random goodies. We were surrounded by the soft glow of Darren Oberto’s beautiful backlit artwork.
Lisa did a short welcome to the group, talking about the vision for the future of EM (Watch out Santa Fe!). She announced that these mixers will be a monthly event for now and that we’ll change things up by hosting them at various venues. Then she asked me to say a few words about our upcoming photography presentation by Jordan Scott. I think I blacked out at that point but I remember rambling and a lot of hand gestures.
Joerg Metzner did his marvelous thing by taking gorgeous photos of the event which I share here. It’s always handy to have a professional photographer at your party. I highly recommend it.
The energy in the room was so positive. Everyone is clearly very exciting about where EM is going. And for Lisa, who has been raising this baby for 6 years, and me, who has been helping elevate it for the past year, it was exceptionally gratifying to get the good wishes. Even the few concerns are welcome, as we need the feedback to keep finessing the new model.
Thanks to all who came. Thanks to all who wanted to come but couldn’t. This is just the start!