Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another meetup, another happy time

Thanks to those of you who showed up this past Tuesday @ the Royalton Hotel bar.

Companies represented were:

Even though the turnouts are small, it seems that those who can make it are really glad they did. I'll keep this up until either no one shows up or people don't find it useful.

Next month, Tuesday, January 4th might be a little too close to New Years and many of you might not be ready on the 4th, we can schedule it for the 11th instead.

Please Vote (right-hand column) your next date preference: Jan 4 or Jan 11th.

Also, if anyone knows this spot, let me know if it's good for us. The description I read in Budget Travel magazine sounded about right:

Jimmy's Corner @ 140 W 44th St

Or there's Kari's suggestion of The Breslin, I know for dinner it's a bit pricey but haven't been there for drinks. Anyone know if it's a good spot in terms of places to talk and mid-priced drinks, maybe some bar food?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Next DM Meet up: Tuesday Dec 7th 7-9pm

This coming Sunday is the DM alumni/students holiday party @ 6.30pm. I'm sure you all got the email.

This coming Tuesday night is the next DM meetup. Come with your questions, deals for networking, ideas for new businesses, feedback about trends and events, complain about something in business/design/world, or just come have a drink and say hi. Walk straight down that hallway photographed (the lady with the nice legs will probably not be standing there) and go toward the back where the balls of light hanging from the ceiling are. Those are the tables. The first person of our group to arrive, get a table.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Last chance to make a new bar location suggestion

Anyone have any bar suggestions? If not, it's going to be the Royalton Hotel bar -- everyone meet up in the back by the tables.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Need new bar suggestion in midtown

Tuesday, December 7th is our next meetup. Looking for suggestions for a nice spot, not too pricey in midtown that's conveniently located to a lot of trains.

Any ideas? Post them here!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Good turnout for first meetup

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it last night. It was a great chance to catchup.

Since the hotel bar is nice and comfortable, but a bit pricey, I'm open to suggestions for another spot in midtown.

Some of the companies represented last night were:

BLANK SPACE art gallery and

Rubina Design and


VivaDM and


See you all, and more, next month on the first Tuesday night. More details to come!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

DM Meetup #2: Tuesday, Nov 2, 6.30-8.30pm

Location, centrally located and near almost every subway:
Lobby Bar @ Royalton Hotel
44 W 44th St b/w 5th & 6th Aves

There is no set agenda, and there is no hard start or stop on the time.

The time was selected to accommodate when most people get out of work and before many of the non-New Yorkers need to get on a bus/train home.

*Let me know if you have any other locations to suggest that would be good for the group. Generally expecting 5-20 people to chat, have a few drinks, spend not a lot of money, and then head out.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

DM Meetup, November 2nd, 6.30pm-8.30pm

I still need to check out the hotel bar to see if it's a good space for us, in the meantime make sure to keep Tuesday, November 2nd (election day!!) from 6.30pm-8.30pm open for the next DM Meetup.

Since no one came to the first one, I expect a good turnout in November.

Also, please make sure to invite other DM alumnus and others who might be interested in talking DM, networking, needing input on design/business projects and catching up.

Look to this blog for the location!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, First Meet Up

In honor of our first meet up, I suggest we start our monthly meetings to be the first Tuesday of every month from 6.30pm-8.30pm. That means, October 5th is the first Tuesday and will be our first meeting.

In order to keep it centrally-located for everyone invited, I have selected:
Lobby Bar
Royalton Hotel
44 W 44th St b/w 5th & 6th Aves

(If this proves to be an uncomfortable (expensive, inattentive, etc) spot, there's always the BXL Belgian Cafe on 43rd St & 6th Ave, and we can come up with others depending on the turnout.)

Post any legitimate objections to venue, time or date, and we can discuss.

Comment below if you will or will not be attending.

Design Management Monthly Meetups, NYC

In an effort to maintain our relationships amongst each other and with other interested people, we'll use this space to notify about each month's meet up location. It'll be an opportunity for all of us to catch up, network, suggest ideas/solutions, have a drink and a laugh.

I think we should start by meeting the first Tuesday of each month from about 6.30pm-8.30pm at the same location. Location will be posted monthly.

Come if you can, come next time if you can't this time.