Byron BAH at 1st Alliance
The First Alliance team really pulled out the stops with the event and the crowd reaction showed it worked.
Then there were the Byron power brokers – Mike Thom of HIP, Tim Shea of Somerby Golf Community (He was telling some interesting hockey stories. I'll be nice and leave it at that.), Alan De Keyrel of CWS and LuAnn Buechler of BNI (she has a cool project underway with the Booker Mini Band. I'll have more on that later) among many others. Byron is a community worth watching.
The folks at Byron Marketplace catered and brought in a wide selection of food and drink that people were not shy about going back for seconds.
There were gadgets in the form of the video teller stations and automatic change counting machine. Even though I can't use gadgets like a digital camera well, I find these kind of things cool.
And I got to meet Troy Brenhaug of First Alliance.
This young guy was really enthusiastic about his job and the new branch. The cool thing about Troy was that he is the guy who called into 102.5 The Fox last week while I was in the studio with the morning crew there. When he identified himself as working for First Alliant, I made a mental note (scribble really). Anyway, when I saw his nametag that scrap surfaced in my brain. The bottom line is that Troy seems excited about working with First Alliance (He's been on staff for a couple weeks) and he didn't win the radio station's High-Low Game. While he may not be lucky, he is friendly. Say hi to him if you see him at any other business events.