COVID took away all of the momentum we’d been building with BRIDGE Local events, and I admit, it was hard to start again from a dead stop. I started to question whether the community even wanted to have events – but thanks to a special visit and encouragement from Robert Berganza, I realized our events are important because they provide a special place for you all to connect in a way that recognizes the impact you make as an entrepreneur and small business owner in our community.

ICYMI, we had our first Meet & Greet last month and it was a huge success. So many new faces and connections were made. You could feel the vibe and energy and see it in the faces of everyone who was there. This is why I love what I do, and it’s why I am excited to be around you all – your energy gives me energy.

While we were at the Meet & Greet, Josh Borem of Borem Fire asked me how to get his business on our Sponsorship Banner. And it was at that moment that I realized this was another thing that COVID impacted! We introduced the banner in July, 2019 when we rebranded LBL to BRIDGE Local and planned to reprint it each year to commemorate our anniversary. But, COVID.

So when Josh asked me, I realized it’s time to reprint the banner and that is why I am writing to you today! Here is the final result!