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Inaugural Beers and Careers Meetup: Fairfield County Creatives

Onward Search was very excited to sponsor the inaugural Meetup event for Beers and Careers: Fairfield County Creatives this past week. Home to over 1800 advertising and marketing firms and nearly 8000 marketing professionals, Fairfield County is also home to Onward Search’s corporate headquarters, which made it the perfect opportunity to get our drink on and introduce ourselves to the area’s local marketing talent.

Job growth, population, and education statistics have made the “Gold Coast of Connecticut” a thriving market for businesses and job seekers, so it’s no wonder that the community was so receptive to the group’s inception. Over 110 digital marketing and creative professionals attended the event, including art directors, web designers, social media marketing managers, SEO and web analysts.

The launch party, held at Black Bear Saloon in South Norwalk, CT, acted purely as a social affair for new members to network, talk shop, kick around ideas for future gatherings, and of course throw down some beers. We were happy to supply the food and drinks for the evening and help encourage everyone’s creative juices by providing tons of flair for attendees to create their own nametags. Plenty of Instagram pictures were shared on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin!

Emails and raving reviews of the evening’s events poured onto the Beers and Careers Meetup discussion board, the Facebook Group Page and the Linkedin Group :

Dear Angela, Jennifer and Matt,

Just wanted to say thank you once again to you and the whole Onward Search team for organizing the Beers and Careers Meetup last night.
I had a great time, appreciated the complimentary beverages, and really enjoyed connecting with a few of the Fairfield creative folk.
Onward Search rocks!
– Wayne
Copywriter/Content Marketer
P.S. Will be sure to recommend Onward Search to all the key “Hire-and-fire” decision-makers that I know.
It was great and a lot of fun. Glad I was able to network a little and possibly find a job out of it.
– Tami B
I’ve been to “freelance” mixers before, and they are generally full of out-of work freelancers looking for work. This one was completely different. I met Recruiters from Onward Search as well as other freelancers who weren’t so much out-of-work, but genuinely looking to meet other freelancers for networking purposed.
– Robert S.

Due to the overwhelming success, Beers and Careers is looking forward to creating chapters in neighboring New York and Boston in the coming months! We’ll make sure to keep you updated so you can join us for a pint of your favorite beer and kick it with like-minded professionals in your community.

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