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The 2nd incHUGHbator Networking Event

In 2013 I had an idea to bring my friends in the Media and PR for a party in hopes of collaborating on projects, as well as get tips on pitching the media.

The first event was more of a networking panel event. I spy Danielle Triplett, Kristyn Aldrich, Kory Aversa and Kristen Johanson. (they were at Monday nights event as well) It was a great success, many of those folks did collaborate on future projects, as well as made connections with the media.

I’ve always wanted to do another one, but time was not on my side until last night. Capital Grille (Broad and Chestnut) and I partnered on my 2nd InHUGHbator. This time I decided to do a less former get together, but still invite media, PR (many of whom have hired me my entire career.) I didn’t do a panel, or speak this time, but I did take everyone around and made introductions including the backgrounds of people, and potential story ideas. It’s fun to connect people.

Thanks to Capital Grille’s Taylor Orsini, Sales Manager and Chef Y Moore for a delicious night. Did you know they have 5 event spaces you can host your own event. Also thanks to our server Tamara. Ask for her when you stop in for a bite to eat. I recommend the sirloin steak with a wedge salad.

Gloria Esposito, PR, Miguel Martinez-Valle, NBC10/Telemundo and Drew Smith, NBC10
Bill Gehrman, Enroute Marketing and Lisa Stephano, PHS

Danielle Triplett, AACR, Marilyn Russell, WOGL and Lisa Stephano, PHS

Leslie Patterson-Tyler, Kimmel Center, Cari Feiler Bender, Relief Communications and Kristen Johanson, KYW1060

Although Capital Grille was generous with the size of my event, I wanted to keep it manageable at 30 – 35 people. I invited about 75 people and deleted the FB invite as soon as I hit 35 people.
Michelle Miller, Alex Holley, Fox 29, Leslie Patterson Tyler, Kimmel Center and Marilyn Russell, WOGL
Karin Copeland, Create X Change and Skip Massengill
My Fox29 TV Family – Alex Holley, Shaina Humphries and Mike Jerrick. I did invite friends from CBSPhilly (they were preparing for the telethon today and couldn’t make it. Go support them please) and 6ABC but they weren’t able to make it.
Hey Sheila Hess, City Rep, Thanuja Hamilton, M.D., Justin Pizzi, Visit Philly, Kristyn Aldrich, experimental marketing
Thanks everyone for coming. Camera shy Rachel Vigoda Eater Philly, Michelle Conron, Cashman & Associates, Nichole Maher, Philly Style Magazine, Amanda Wozniak, Hoopla PR, Nick P (T’s Boyfriend),
Natanya DiBona, Diner en Blanc, Lauren Lipton, KYW106 and
Emmanuel Capó, Telemundo
If you want to be considered for the next incHUGHbator, you don’t have to be a client, just in media, a business and or a PR person. I’ll add you to the list HughE @ PhillyChitChat.com. Also if you want PhillyChitChat in your email box everyday, subscribe at the top of the page. Thanks and have a great day!!