I LOVE the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce yearly business soirée. It's a great chance to network with professionals all over central Maine. Do I care about that? Nahhhhhh. For me, it's all about seeing familiar faces I haven't seen for a long time, giving hugs and kisses to my lady friends and following my nose to the Augusta Civic Center's always delicious mini-buffet....

This year, they had Veggies and dip. Hugs from Cathy, Laura, Joy and Dawn. Meatballs. Hugs from Sue, Sally, Melissa and Jackie. And delicious, cheese and bacon stuffed, potato skins. And hugs from Nicole, Julie, Wendy and Donna.

Not sure if I mentioned it, but there were some others there who were using the occasion to network. Me? I'll take a bunch of girls with their arms out and a plate of meatballs any day. THAT'S my kind of networking!