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A First Friday experience

A First Friday experience

Posted: 03-02-2012

LINC Up First Friday is the "Monthly Groove for the Professional," offering a premiere networking event for professionals in the Grand Rapids area. The event has grown since the first gathering in November and we have seen a diverse mix of business professionals and community members. Gwen Nathan, LINC News Bureau reporter, shares her experience during February’s First Friday below:

LINC Up First Friday is an event that LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. sponsors every first Friday of the month. On February the 3rd my granddaughter and I attended the First Friday event. This was my third time attending and my granddaughter's second. We set out to have a good evening together. 

The evening’s agenda was to mix and mingle and to share and enjoy. When we arrived the sounds of relaxing music filled the room. Live music was provided featuring THE ISAAC NORRIS PROJECT and they played old and new jazz arrangements.There was a very nice buffet and a cash bar. In keeping with the theme, Mardi Gras 2012, many Creole dishes were prepared by Donald Everette with Sanchel’s. Later in the night, the mic was opened up for some spoken word. Two talented young ladies took the stage, reciting their own poems, and I must say we were in for a very nice treat.

One of the poets was my granddaughter. Her poem was so moving you could hear a pin drop in the room. Syreeta Nelson recited one that she had written, Crack Owes Me Reparations. She had a story to tell for she has lived through it…

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Join us tonight March 2nd at LINC to share a drink, grab some delicious food, and enjoy jazz & spoken word in the company of friends. Doors open at 5:30pm.