Dinner at a local pub is another way to wind down with colleagues and clients. “One of my favorite new places to chill is Brown Truck Brewery on Main Street. The craft brewery has a house label, and dogs are welcome! It also has a nice selection of wines and a live band. There’s a different food truck every day, and one features the best burgers you will ever eat,” said John Iasiello, Sr. VP, Strategic Planning and Business Development at Riverside Furniture. “I have met Market visitors from Asia, Saudi Arabia, and Russia while spending time there catching up on family news with dealers I have known for years.”
Acclaimed New York designer Anthony Baratta has firm rules for nighttime behavior. “I’m not a bar person, so I create a moving party with a posse of younger associates. I tell them, ‘look cool whatever you do’ and never forget, even in the wildest situation, it’s still work. You need to look and act a certain way to be successful. Keeping it under control is a competitive advantage. Don’t get drunk or be seen with drunk people. Being sloppy is not good for your career. Our business partners depend on us to be professional. We always have a blast, and there’s never regret in the morning!”
Whether you take tips from our cool kids or create your own after-hours adventures, start your planning by checking out all the social events – and more – offered at www.highpointmarket.org/events.