As a business professional you realize the value of networking.  And there’s no law that says you can’t have a good time while doing it!  Which brings me to the upcoming Business Card Exchange and Poker Night.

Hosted by networking guru John Giotta of BDE Computers, these Texas Hold ’em tournaments are a great way to meet other business owners and entrepreneurs while having a good time.  And let me point out:  You do NOT, I repeat, NOT need to know how to play poker to have a good time!  The professional card dealers at each table will walk you through what you need to know and since you’re playing for prizes and not real money it’s more about the fun and socializing then winning the game. 

So as a favor to my friend John, here’s the “deal” (pun intended) for the next event:

Tuesday, February 12th 2008 6PM

Bel Vedere Restaurant

247 Piaget Ave.

Clifton, NJ 07011

Come to Bel Vedere in Clifton for a fun night of Business Networking and Texas Hold’em!

Build new relationships and win prizes! Only 50 seats so register today!

Tournament will have 5 tables of 10 players each.

Each table will have only one representative per industry if possible and a best effort will be made to seat players with other players with whom they can easily do business (Real Estate Agents with Mortgage Reps for instance).

Each player will get to give a one minute commercial about his company to the rest of his table. When a player is eliminated from the tournament he will address the whole room for 3 minutes and the player who eliminates him will speak to the room for 2 minutes.

The top 3 players will win prizes:

o Third Place: 1 GB Thumb Drive

o Second Place: 4 GB Thumb Drive

o First Place: 250 GB External Hard Drive

Registration is $30 (includes Buffet w/ cash bar) if received by Feb. 2nd, $35 if received by Feb. 9th or $40 up to Feb. 11th, the last day to register. Registration the day of or at the door will be $50 and subject to seat availability. Registration and Payment in advance is required to guarantee a seat. Please call 973-772-8507 to register.