Hello Again! I want to
start out by congratulating BBQ Co-Chairs, Don Nippard of Skyline Technology
and Karen +Sutter of The Sutter Group, as well as Kris Shock and Gretchen Snow
of the CRTC and the rest of the BBQ Planning Committee. Thank you for all of
your time and effort planning and executing such a seamless event!
Where to begin? The day
was a little nerve wracking – it looked like the skies would open up at any moment,
but Mother Nature decided to play nice and give us the perfect backdrop for the
To all of my fellow
attendees – how did you get to the BBQ? Who rode the water taxi? Did you end up
on the party bus compliments of Mother’s? And who docked their own boat? Feel
free to leave a comment – I’m sure we’d all love to hear fun stories!
Wow – time flew by - didn’t
it? I barely felt like I was working! There was such a variety of professionals
from as many different industries that it was hard to end one conversation and
start another. Everyone seemed to really embrace the spirit of the event; everyone
I met was friendly, willing to share ideas and best practices, and if a little
schmoozing happened, all the better! I couldn’t believe it when I started
noticing other sponsors packing up their tables – I wasn’t ready for the night
How good was the food?
Sausage with peppers, meatballs, pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, veggie
skewers, and a ton of other mouthwatering options I can’t remember. Did anyone else notice the amazing spiral
Our night at the HRi
table was well worth it. I would like to say that people stopped by to speak
with us about Human Resources and learn more about our company,
but I think the BBQ Bingo card, and rumors of silly putty and my crab basket
ended up being the main draw. By the way, my crab basket was a huge hit – I
received so many compliments and was even told to open up a side business –
imagine that! Congratulations to Rich Mittleman (and his wife) of Convergence
Technology. He was our big winner!
A special thank you to
Wendy Hickock for beautifully capturing the event. I was looking at the BBQ Album on Facebook and was thinking that I can’t wait to go again
Speaking of next year,
it’s a big one – the 10th Annual CRTC BBQ on the Bay! I can’t wait to see what will happen – maybe they will have
Cocktail with Tom Cruise playing on the TVs in the fancy port-a-potties.
P.S. Stay tuned for the
BBQ video – it will be online soon…