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Proof once again that I do get out from time to time, here are a few photos from last night’s “Drop-In” party at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, where I met many very smart, talented people – some of whom are already on Twitter, and others… well, soon will be. I should have taken more photos, but I was too busy yapping my mouth, as always.

First up (above, right to left): Liquid Highway‘s @BigJonEvans (John Evans), @benchmarkngbabe (Jessica Smith), and with the bottle of coke and the gray dinner jacket, Ken Flournoy (The picky people’s plumber).

Below (left to right this time): John (again) and G-Magazine‘s Jack Bacot? (Is that right? I met a dozen peeps from G and – maybe it’s the wine – but I am getting them all mixed up in my head. Sorry about that, but that’s what happens when you don’t wear a name tag.)

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And further below, some young handsome lad drinking blush wine out of a plastic cup while wearing diagonal stripes (two more reasons he may have gotten kicked out of France) and the ever present Jon Evans – whose quasi empty beer cup was in desperate need of a refill. (Someone please buy Jon a beer.)

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As a bonus, check out this photo of the Liquid Highway setup. I have absolutely no idea what was going on there. The best I can figure is something along the lines of coffee kung-fu. Oh, and yes, a team of pretty ladies to make sure no one got to jacked up on caffeine.

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Okay, that is all.

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On the agenda for today: About 8 hours of strategery, meetings and real work, fueled by coffee, the occasional chocolat chaud, and maybe even a few croissants.

Some suggested reading while I get some work done today:

Dean Donaldson’s piece on building strong brands in an economic downturn

Chris Brogan’s thoughts on cafe-shaped conversations

Hajj Flemings’ bit on passion and identity

Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek’s article on why entrepreneurs love an economic downturn

BEL’s piece on the contextual disconnect between traditional advertisers and social media channels

Mark True’s post on brands who go off-track with their messaging and tactics

Welcome to a whole new week! 🙂

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Today is November 4th 2008. If you are a registered voter in the USA and haven’t voted already, go talk to your boss and find out when would be a good time for you to run to your precinct to exercise your right to participate in the democratic process.

If you manage people and some haven’t had a chance to vote yet, ask them what you can do to help them find time today to go perform their civic duty.

If you have already voted and have some free time, find out of you can help drive an elderly or physically impaired neighbor or co-worker to the polls.

I know businesses still have to run and make money today, but with a little bit of good will, giving everyone the flexibility and opportunity to vote today shouldn’t be too hard to fit into our busy schedules.

For those of you who have some free time on your hands once you’ve made your mark on the elections, swing by Starbucks or Liquid Highway to share free coffee with many of your closest friends and neighbors. (Bring your “I voted” sticker for that free cup.) Update: As it turns out, federal election laws prohibit this kind of promo, so everyone can claim their free cup regardless of whether or not they have voted.

Nb: While I dig the Starbucks, I’ll be getting my latte fix at Liquid Highway (Downtown Greenville). See you there.

Have a great election day, everyone! 🙂

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