SFGN Launches Mixer: The networking event, OutSocial, will be held monthly

SFGN's OutSocial gathering in May. Photo by J.R. Davis.

Most of the networking events Rob Bullock attends are very specific in who they’re tailored for.

That’s why Bullock said he goes to SFGN’s OutSocial.club Monthly Networking Mixer.

Bullock, director of development for Broward House, said OutSocial.club provides an opportunity to network with a wide variety of individuals. Most of the networking events he’s been to are for a specific non-profit or are business-orientated. “It’s got a much wider appeal.”

He compared it to the former Mack Mixer. “I’m glad to see SFGN pick up the ball. I think it’s important to bring people together.”

Marcia Chaves Tyndall, owner of Lirios Massage, said OutSocial.club is more laid back than other chamber and networking events she attends. “I’ve met a lot of people that I’ve never seen before . . . Just come, relax, and meet somebody.”

Mike Trottier, director of sales and marketing, said the purpose of OutSocial.club, which is held every third or fourth Thursday of the month at different locations, is to “try and bring our advertisers together with our readers.” There is no cost to attend. The first one was held in April at Bull Market in Fort Lauderdale. The May event was held at Rumors Bar & Grill in Wilton Manors.

It’s also an opportunity for each host restaurant or bar to network through its culinary offerings.

“We try to showcase their food,” said Trottier.

“This is always an opportunity . . . it lets people come in here and try new things,” said Robyn Almodovar, chef at Rumors. Almodovar, who owns the food truck Palate Party, has won the Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Cutthroat Kitchen” reality TV shows and was a finalist on Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen.”

Almodovar, who donated appetizers for OutSocial.club, also considers it part of her goal of giving back to the community and supporting events that bring people together. “I always want to make sure I put something positive out there.”

The next OutSocial.club event will be Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Himmarshee Public House, 201 SW 2 St., Fort Lauderdale. 

For more information, visit OutSocial.club on Facebook or OutSocial.club.


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