May Showers and Spring Spirits: SMPS NY-NJ Affiliate’s Networking Event


Spring showers didn’t deter attendees from the Stage House Tavern on May 30th for SMPS NY-NJ Affiliate’s Spring Spirits. AEC marketers from across the Garden State traveled to Scotch Plains, NJ to discuss best practices over drinks and spinach dip. (And, of course, Game of Thrones!)

Stage House Tavern is conveniently located right off of Route 22 and includes several outdoor patios for entertaining. Unfortunately, mother nature forced our event inside but the bar staff and guests alike were kind and welcoming! Muffled cheers for the NBA playoffs and soothing live music created a relaxing backdrop for the event; the perfect formula for networking! No one enjoys attending stuffy industry events where more business cards are distributed than words…. We’ve all been there, am I right?

A special thanks is due to our event sponsor: Hygrade Business Group and their Vice President, Phil Masiello, who joined the festivities and brought extensive knowledge about available products and services as well as plenty of travel tumblers for attendees to take home! Hygrade comes highly recommended by our members and offers a wide range of promotional marketing services specifically geared towards professional services firms. If your firm needs some new swag, check out Hygrade’s products at the Annual SAAGNY Summer Showcase in New York on June 25th!

We always like to include a charity component to our events and this season we are participating in the New York Chapter’s fundraiser for Tunnels2Towers in support of our military and first responders. Learn more about the upcoming 5K, register to run/walk,  and/or donate to help our team qualify for the run on September 29th!

We would like to thank all attendees that braved the elements to join us for our event – we enjoyed meeting all of you! The next NJ Affiliate Spirits event will be held in October and we hope the fall weather will be more cooperative than spring! Who’s ready for some pumpkin beers and ciders?