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Business & Beer returns to El Segundo Brewing Co

These photos are from our Business & Beer meetup last night at El Segundo Brewing Company (ESBC), a microbrewery in downtown El Segundo that specializes in great ales. We had a nice turnout of 10, which is pretty good considering that ESBC is the most northern location we visit. Unfortunately, our use of Meetup.com did nothing to strengthen our numbers this time around; but we will give them a try for another month.

If you know of or own a gastropub in the South Bay area that we have not visited and you feel would be a great location for a Business & Beer gathering, please comment below or contact me via my Facebook page and we will come check it out. Our requirements are that you have a wide selection of American craft beers on tap and that you have room to accommodate a group of 10-20 with ease. Plenty of parking would be a plus.

If networking is part of your job description and you live or work in the South Bay area, you might want to check out BusinessNBeer.com; it is the new business networking group with no dues, no mandatory meetings, no restrictions. You do not need a special invitation, just show up when you can. We visit a different microbrewery, brewpub or gastropub in the South Bay area every Thursday night at 6:00 PM. You will have a good time, discover new beers and you might even do some business in the process. Continue reading

2nd Annual Soldiers Supporting Soldiers, Westminster, CA

Saturday the Soldiers for Jesus MC held their 2nd Annual Soldiers Supporting Soldiers Run, as a fundraiser, at the Westminster Elks Lodge 2346, Home of the Beefeaters. The Soldiers for Jesus MC (SFJMC) held the event to collect items to be sent to an Army unit stationed in Afghanistan. They collected things like playing cards, pre-paid phone cards, disposable cameras, and basic amenities like socks. In return for a cash and item donation we were treated to some food and live music provided by the Anonymous. There was also a 50/50 raffle to help generate cash.

There were quite a few clubs represented out there; in fact, now that I think about it, most were in clubs; while I was there anyway. I rode out with my buddy Phil and some of the Original Sinners that I met via Meetup earlier this week. After hanging out for a while, Phil and I headed over to Matsuyama Sushi, because we were just too close to not do it. Continue reading

Business & Beer returns to 1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro

Last night, Business & Beer returned to the 1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro for the second time; and Meetup joined us for the third consecutive week. It seems that Meetup is helping our networking group grow a little at a time, with two or three new attendees as a direct result of Meetup and a couple of them are becoming regular attendees. With the combination of Facebook, Meetup and word of mouth, BusinessNBeer is growing and business connections are being made. It is fun to sit back and watch as our attendees introduce themselves to each other and discover that there are business opportunities available along with the good beer and food.

The last time we brought Business & Beer to the 1321 Taproom was in December and the Taproom was just redoing their kitchen and food menu. It seems that they have made a successful transition as everyone seemed to enjoy a wide variety of foods ranging from Brussels sprouts and crab cakes to pork ribs and sliders.

If you live or work in the South Bay area and enjoy networking with others over a tasty craft beer, you will enjoy Business & Beer. We meet every Thursday at a different microbrewery, brewpub or gastropub in the South Bay. We have no dues, no restrictions and no mandatory meetings. Come when it is convenient and feel free to bring a friend or two; you will have a good time, we have a very nice group. You can follow us on Facebook or Meetup to be kept in the loop, or sign up to the mailing list found on the front page of BusinessNBeer.com Continue reading

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