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April 1, 2010

Speed networking at Milan tonight

milan baltimoreIf you're out of work or looking to explore your options, grab a stack of business cards and get to Milan (pictured) tonight.

HeidnSeek Entertainment is hosting a free business mixer called Schmooze or Lose (I love that name). 

The night begins with an hour of mingling from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then the speed networking starts.

The way I understand it, each participant gets a couple minutes at a prospective employer or recruiter's table. Then folks switch tables ...

Appetizers are complimentary, parking will be valeted, domestic beers are $3 and house wine is $5. I like that. A little booze will help break the ice. Just don't drink too much -- instead of schmoozing, you'll be losing! Hee hee.

It's a cool idea. HeidnSeek did something like this at VIN in Towson not too long ago, if I remember right.

If any Midnight Sunners go, report back to me about how it was.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:30 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Hmm Sam, up to something on this glorious first day of April?

Actually, no, I'm quite serious. As much as I'm tempted to post something silly and April Foolish, all the posts you'll see on Midnight Sun today are 100 percent fool-proof.

Sam couldn't fool his own mother on the foolingest day of his life if he had an electrified fooling machine.

After you schmooze, come out to Red Maple for the Org party and get your dance on! Some great DJs (including myself) will be spinning all night. Starts at 9, $5 after 930. It's gonna be fun!

That's why I like Heidi - she's trying to help people who are unemployed or underemployed in a positive, respectful way! You go girl. [Note to cynics: no pay/favors were exchanged to say this.]

You should have a post about best bar pranks... such as the popular 'cobra in the cash register', lighting a bartender's clothes on fire after he leans over to sniff your boutineer, or the most heinous: unscrewing the cap off the sugar.

/Okay, maybe one too many Simpsons references for one string of comments...

Sam, I meant to tell you Peter at Milan made good on his promise to make up for the bad experience, me and my crowd of 50+ guests had a great time there last week. thanks again for the forum.

It was cool I went there to network for my IT company and ended up with a bunch of entertainment connects. The ex-mayor and daughter were there, I was going to buy her a drink but... ok enough with the giftcard jokes.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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