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 This morning we all woke up to another cold and rainy morning in Kyle, Texas.  It’s unusual to have so much rain and the 40-degree weather is a reminder that summer is behind us, which is weird as just this past weekend it hit the 90-degree mark. So one day in flip-flops and the next day in boots.

In any case, even though the bed is feeling awfully warm and snuggly in the early morning, we all got up and headed to our weekly Wednesday mornings at IHOP.  The only difference today was that a few of us, myself included, took a bit more time to dress and put on makeup. We were going to have a new group photo.  And it was about time as the old photo was a few years old. In fact, front and center is Jaime Sanchez. Now Jaime is clearly pregnant in the photo. No problem, however, we realized that her baby was born a few years ago and since then Jaime has gone on to have another child, a set of twins!  Where had time gone???  Obviously, it was time to update our photo.

So we called in the big guns, a photographer by the name of Andy Bloxham. He met a member of the group recently and while this isn’t his usual type of gig, he agreed to help us out with a group shot and some headshots.  After looking at his website AndyBloxham.com it became obvious this kind of job is definitely not his norm.  He specializes in “Photographic storytelling for families, artists & companies”. I think he called it a “movie in a photo”.  I wasn’t sure what that meant so when I got to the office I checked out his website and was blown away. I’ve never seen photos like his. Actually to call them photos doesn’t begin to describe them.

You have to check out his work, it’s amazing! Then contact him and let him help you tell your story in a photo, or discuss some ideas. His email is AndyBloxham@icloud.com and again his website is AndyBloxham.com.

Upcoming meetings and Member Spotlights:


24th   Meli Van Natta  Texas Reverse Mortgage                       Education Moment:  Rob Oskins

31st    Joe Wargo   Joe Wargo CPA                                               Education Moment: Trish Wilder


7th:   Terry Lee      Raymond James Investing                            Education Moment: Celeste Messer
14th: Virginia Kekahuna    Acuity Eye Care                                 Education Moment:  Irene Melendez

21st: No Meeting – Thanksgiving                                                  Education Moment:  Rob Oskins

28th: Vanessa Zelitt   Rodan & Fields                                          Education Moment: Trish Wilder


5th      No meeting  Evening Christmas Party

12th    Jim Collins   Firelight Lazer                                                Education Moment:  Irene Melendez

19th    Everend Thorne  ET’s Home Repair                                Education Moment:  Rob Oskins

26th  No meeting Christmas holiday


2nd  No formal meeting, group-one-on-ones free breakfast  Education Moment: None




Come check us out. We welcome you to join us on Wednesday morning and meet some great local business owners.  What have you got to lose? Your first breakfast is on us! Dues are $60/quarter or $200/year. If you’re not ready to commit or can’t manage to come every Wednesday but you would still like to connect? We have an option for you. You are welcome to come any time you’d like and pay $10.

The group meets every Wednesday morning at Kyle IHOP  5401 Kyle Centre Dr, Kyle, TX 78640 (I35 Southbound Access Rd, just South of Kyle Expressway and I35 intersection).  Informal networking begins at 8:15, Meeting begins at 8:30 and ends promptly at 9:30.

You can find out more about our group at: https://hometownnetworking.org

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