Last night I attended another city-sponsored event.

This was a wine and hors d’oeuvres affair at Tyler Florence’s shop in downtown Mill Valley put on by the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce.

It was the November mixer for the Chamber and, as a new business member I felt it was my civic duty to attend and participate in our business community to both network with other business owners and contribute to the retail vibrancy of our city.

Actually, they had me at wine.

But no matter what got my tired feet through the door, I was glad I went.

Here are all the good things that happened:

1. I remembered to bring our business cards.

2. I knew four people there! Two of them happened to be the parents of one of our employees and I got the chance to gush about her a little bit.

3. The wine was wonderful.

4. I allowed myself to be peer-pressured into standing up in front of the crowd to say a few words about Once Around.
No one boo-ed when I introduced myself and I remembered to mention our free coffee.

5. I won a prize! In the raffle! The first winner of the prize had already left, so I was the grateful runner-up recipient of 2 tickets to the Marin Singers’ holiday concert!

I felt very grown up.