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ImageThe holidays are coming at us full speed which means we only have ONE MORE SMLunch before 2013 is in the review mirror!

We’re ending the year on a high-note by hosting a festive and fancy SMLunch event thanks to our friends at the World Trade Center Seattle. With stunning panoramic views of the Elliot Bay and the Olympic Mountains and freshly inspired cuisine, the World Trade Center is sure to be one of our most impressive venues yet.

For the price of your ticket, not only will you walk away with dozens of new contacts to connect with on and offline, but you will all be feasting on some of the best cuisine the WTC has to offer – check out the menu!

Vegetarian Tomato Alfredo Bisque

Grilled Chicken with Cranberry Chutney and Gorgonzola Cream OR Vegetarian White Bean and Red Garnet Yam Medallion, Cranberry Chutney and Gorgonzola Cream

Chocolate & Raspberry Tort

As an added treat, co-sponsor TalkingRain will be on hand serving up complimentary creative holiday mocktails made with their supremely popular Sparkling ICE beverages.

To top it all off, we have a few prizes to giveaway to some lucky attendees:

  • A night at the beautiful Edgewater Hotel
  • A bottle of DeLille Cellars D2 Bordeaux Style Red – 92 points from Robert Parker
  • Lunch for four at the World Trade Center Seattle

But what is lunch without a little networking? We encourage all veteran SMLunch attendees to bring a friend and introduce them to this fun and uniquely engaging event. To register, please visit Eventbrite and get your ticket today!

We hope to see you there,


It’s Monday. Let’s be honest – it’s not the most popular day of the week for most. So what would make this Monday any different? Because today is the Monday before the return of SMLunch of course!

This Thursday SMLunch returns to Seattle, breaking a nearly two year hiatus. This time around we have the supremely awesome @CenturyLinkSea to thank for hosting us all at CenturyLink Field. With just over 100 local social media savvy networkers gathering, it is bound to be a great event. 

To get everyone just as pumped as we are, we thought we’d share a list of just some of those who will be in attendance at this Thursday’s SOLD OUT event. 

Also, for those of you asking about when the next schedule SMLunch will be, details will be announced this week, so stay tuned.

Hope to see you all there!


#SMLunch Attendees 


The next Social Media Lunch has been scheduled and is set to occur at Ray’s Boathouse in Ballard. For information and/or to RSVP, click here.

My theory is that you should never eat lunch alone. Why? Well, you just never know what things you can do or discuss that can change the world during lunch. This theory combined with a Tweet that @JJtweets, @CityofRenton and @BMW shared with me last November is how started. In January about 30 of us met up at Five Guys in Renton for a social networking lunch. In March about 30 of us met up at Seastar at 2200 Westlake in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The next social media lunch meetup is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 23rd at noon.

And we’re lunching it with @FairmontOlympic. Why there? Well Heather Fernandez, the gal behind the Fairmont’s Twitter handle, is doing a fantastic job and we had lunch last month to talk about this idea. And did you know that The Georgian (the restaurant in the hotel where we’ll meet up) has an Express Lunch for $15?!?!?! High class gourmet food for only $15 and it includes soup, salad, sandwich and dessert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Four courses for $15!?!?! AND…for our lunch… they’ll comp your VALET PARKING!!

Who is in?
I know that @SeattleBlank and @fairmontolympic are in for sure!

If you are in, send me a Tweet @SeattleBlank to hold your spot. I’ll list Tweeter RSVPs below.

RSVPs to date:
@AlexPietsch (aka @CityofRenton)
@Ed Boyle