Business Networking Groups in Springfield

Being self-employed or owning a business requires networking skills.  After all, businesses don’t grow themselves:  people grow businesses.  I have recently moved back to Springfield, Missouri after leaving in 2003, and one of the biggest obstacles I have experienced has been my lack of network here in 417 land.  I lived in Malaysia for the…

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Lemon Drop Martini

I know, I know….I get it.  You are probably thinking (albeit sarcastically), “great, another martini-fusion twist…”  And while we do feel your pain, this is, unfortunately, another recipe for a martini-fusion twist.  It cannot be helped! While the original lemon drop rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s, it didn’t contain all the goodies…

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Avon in Springfield, Missouri

Avon, a brand known all over the country, and a quality one at that. Founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell who employed men to sell perfume for women door to door. Soon he was approached by a women named P.F.E. Albee who became the first woman to sell perfume in the United States. Albee,…

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Classic Bloody Mary

The bloody mary is one of those brunch-time cocktails for lushes the world over who simply can’t wait until 5 o’clock to have a cocktail.  In case a mimosa is too sweet or too orangy for you, or if you are hungover from the night before, a fantastic substitute to guzzle with your eggs and…

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Are You A Jealous Spouse

Jealousy is what Shakespeare called “The Green Monster,” and while it can make a partner feel flattered when their lover admits to being a little jealous, it can also destroy relationships if not kept in check….like it did for me so many years ago in Springfield, Missouri. *…..flashback…..* It was the early 2000’s and it…

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Classic Dirty Martini

Personally, I am a fan of the Dirty Martini, possibly because I have a thing for green olives.  While the original recipe is typically made with gin instead of vodka, what makes a martini “dirty” is the olive brine which gives it a delightful salty flavor…unless you don’t like olives, olive brine or that salty…

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