Michael Lamoureux (AKA: The Doctor of Sourcing Innovation) is coming to Chi-town later next week and we’ve decided to hold a blogger get together on Friday night, July 11th. Lisa Reisman will also be coming along as well to prove to the world that women in the metals business can hold their own at the bar. Ha! Join us for a pint of Guinness or whatever quenches your thirst at Wilde (3130 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il 60657), a local Irish pub in the East Lakeview section of Chicago (don’t get me started on what they charge for a pint of that dark stout, but I promise it’s about as good as it gets in this country). We’ll be in the back-bar area (quieter than the front).
There’s plenty of street parking and inexpensive lots around. It’s about 10 minutes North of the loop without traffic. This is an open invitation: bloggers, practitioners, consultants, vendors, etc. In general, anyone with an interest in Spend Management ” be it as simple as getting a real pint of bitter more cheaply ” is welcome. The one rule of thumb is that if you’re a technology or services vendor and you’ve come to pitch us, we expect you to buy the group one drink. Or you also have the option of doing two shots of Jager yourself (in front of us) before starting your pitch. We would prefer the latter option given the entertainment value. In all seriousness, all are invited, and most important, we look forward to debating various procurement and supply chain topics with anyone that shows up. Drop me a line (jbusch (at) spend matters (dot) com) if you think that you can make it.