My First Hosting of a Fall Meetup 2016 - Kenosha, WI

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My First Hosting of a Fall Meetup 2016 

Kenosha, WI


Charcoal Grill

November 2, 2016 - 12 pm


I attended my first-ever meetup on August 5th in Evanston, IL hosted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker in Chicago, IL -- it was held at the Prairie Moon Restaurant.  I had such a great time and met so many wonderful people.


In a phone conversation with Bob Crane of Woodland Management Service in Stevens Point, WI he inquired if I would sponsor a Meetup in my area.  I decided to give it a try.


So I scheduled my first Meetup and planned to do lunch at the Charcoal Grill & Rotisserie in Kenosha, WI.  I made a number of invitations to local real estate agents and a few lenders.  


Fall Meetup at Charcoal Grill

 Chris Ward (left)   Diana Dahlberg (center)   David Lawrence (right)


Two people attended:


Chris Ward Senior Loan Officer of Mortgage Master in Park Ridge, IL  Chris's Website    Note:  Chris became an Active Rain member in August of 2016  after we met for our initial introduction meeting 3/17/2016 -- we originally met through LinkedIn .


David Lawrence of Better Credit For Me Credit Repair, Education and Document Preparation Services  David's Website  


The food and fellowship was fabulous and we talked about every subject from A to Z.  A good time was had by all and we plan to get together again at a future Meetup where we are hoping for more people to come and join us.


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Comments (7)

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Diana Dahlberg - Sounds like you had a great meetup and met two wonderful ARers in person. I try to go to them, but only managed one so far hosted by Kathleen Daniels Maybe next year I will be more successful. Hey, maybe host one in Hawaii?

Dec 04, 2016 10:59 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Hawaii might be located a little bit out of my locale!  But wishing you the best and hopefully you will schedule one in the future.  Its fun!


Dec 05, 2016 08:48 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Diana, I attended my first Active Rain Meet-up last month, too. It was fun.

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® , our meett-up had a Hawaiian theme. I have always liked the quaintness of Carmel-by-the-Sea, great place for a getaway from San Jose area.

Dec 05, 2016 06:06 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Steffy Hristova It sure sounds like you hit it big with your first meet-up.  Fun, Food and Fellowship -- a sure thing!

Dec 05, 2016 08:49 AM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

How exciting.  Since I work online, one of the things I like best is being able to meet my clients in person.  It gives each of us a sense of who we really are as people.

Dec 05, 2016 10:34 AM
Diana Dahlberg

So true.  It's one thing to see a picture with a name and then being able to speak "live" and get to know one another.

Dec 05, 2016 11:24 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes meet ups can be fun when you meet someone for the first time and find out that the Internet Persona is the same as the Live Version... it is like meeting old friends... now if you did not connect before and you have a meet up it could be a bit awkward, Endre

Dec 06, 2016 11:59 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thanks for your comments Endre Barath, Jr. In most cases I would not feel awkward meeting for the very first time because the slate is blank and there are so many things to find out about one another!

Dec 07, 2016 09:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

You took on a big initiative and it was a success! I hope there will be many more meet-up between AR friends!

Dec 13, 2016 07:31 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you Patricia Feager ... I had a nice meeting.  Sometimes small is better -- more intimate conversation and getting to know each other.  Thanks for "Following" Me!

Dec 13, 2016 07:48 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I've been going through old posts to amuse myself today a little bit. I think we had a pretty good 2016!

Feb 07, 2017 11:11 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Hi Laura Cerrano Wow! You are on a roll.  I am honored that you would choose to read three of my blogs.  Yes, Yes, Yes!  2016 was a great year.  Ended on a slow note in November and December but it's all good! Thanks again for checking me out!  

Feb 08, 2017 03:48 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It looks like this one was a great success and I hope the next one is an even greater success!

Apr 01, 2017 11:30 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thanks Laura Cerrano I am looking forward to the next one.  I will host another one.  It was worth the time and effort.

Apr 01, 2017 11:48 PM