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I live in Bala Cynwyd, PA. It is a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. Not much happens here. But there has been lots of anticipation for the last year about the “Cynwyd Station Café and Tearoom” that opened today at the Bala Cynwyd train www.cynwydstationcafe.com. This will be a welcome addition to our community as owner Sadie Francis intends to hold seminars and events there. So in addition to a great place to go in the neighborhood for food and drink, it will be a community space as well. ““I want it to be a place where people can come in and find something new or learn something new – a ‘green’ community center,” (Sadie) Francis said, remarking that, in its early days, the Cynwyd Station was also the first Bala Cynwyd post office and a real hub for the community. “We’re trying to get back to that,” she said of the historical society’s goals for the space.” Courtesy of The Main Line Times and Cheryl Allison http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2014/03/11/main_line_times/news/doc531f7908e7d51433490688.txt?viewmode=2

I went to the opening today and there were a lot of people from the community. Some I knew and others I just met today. These type of community events are a great way to get to know your neighbors and the local businesspeople in your community.

You may not think of this as Networking since today is Sunday and it is not a traditional networking event but it IS Networking. As I always say, Networking is just a fancy word for getting to know people. Anytime you go somewhere and meet people and they meet you, that is Networking. And enjoying ice cream samples while doing it just makes it more fun!

What community events have you gone to recently where you met some new folks? Lots of events are scheduled for Spring/Summer in your local community. Take advantage of them 🙂