Halloween is just about here.
The day in its own way is full of fun and festivity. Be it younger people (and a few older people) dressing up in costume knocking on peoples’ doors, ringing their doorbells, and asking the customary “Trick or Treat” question, or the theme events, haunted houses, and other related happenings, the day and night has a life of its own.
However, just before the big day on Friday, ATLBizChicks has something different in mind, and it is far from the ghoulish happenings associated with the day; well, there’s some of that, but more of getting people together to “mix it up” with some business sense, savvy, and some fun to go with it.
Starting at 6:30pm on October 30th, this dynamic group of Metro-Atlanta based business owners are serving as the hosts for their 3C Networking Mixer. One of the more “must-attend” events of the season (and the year), it takes place at D-1 @ Park Central (2520 Park Central Blvd in Decatur). Under the mantra of collecting connections instead of collecting candy, the Halloween-themed event provides small business owners from multiple arenas to come out for a great way to cross-reference and create connections, which in turn can lay the groundwork for collaborative business efforts and opportunities.
Tickets for the event are $15, but by using the special code of atlbizchicks, there is a $5 discount off of regular admission.
Attendees may dress in costume, but it is not required. However, for those who decide to arrive in costume, there is a cash prize for recipient of the “best costume” award.
Ben Alexander, the CEO and Founder of Balloon Distractions, is the featured special guest for the evening. His company is recently featured and profiled on the ABC series Shark Tank.
Through the lenses of social engagement, networking, and educational events, the Facebook group is a growing presence in getting small business owners connected with each other. As founder Lori Mann notes, “It’s an exciting way (to spend your evening) and helping better build your brand and network of fellow business owners”.
With the backdrop of Halloween weekend, combined with a mature yet festive venue for the community to come together, the team of AtlBizChicks is doing their part in providing platforms for small businesses in sharing their stories of impact, as well as working with others in doing some larger scale projects and collaborations that are not only mutually beneficial (to the respective companies), but for their audiences served within the framework of the immediate and larger community. Any constructive effort to stimulate and encourage business growth is far from ghastly or ghoulish; instead, it’s a creative way to foster development needed for continued growth and sustainability.
Thursday (October 30th) is a day that clearly can be more happy than hellish, especially for those in or thinking about business; consider making it your business in being there.
Don’t be scared!