Speakeasy celebrated three years of connecting business owners & executives in a unique environment at Three Sheets in Sandy Springs on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Fedoras were encouraged in honor of the Repeal of Prohibitoin Day in an effort to get the Prohibition-Era vibe going.
"We celebrated our three year anniversary in style with lounge singer Douglas Cameron and the Minette Magnifique Burlesque dancers. We also shot a commercial for Speakeasy and some videos for Cigar Rights of America," Speakeasy founder Chad Massaker said.
Rocky Patel Cigars provided over 100 guests with free cigars upon entering the lounge. Guests were then directed to the mobile cigar lounge where the public service announcement was being taped.
The club is a secret society of Atlanta business executives that meet monthly to network, make new friends and relax. Relaxation includes a fine cigar, favorite libation and great company.
The club is for business professionals who are tired of the often dreaded speed networking conducted at chamber and business association mixers where the goal is to exchange business cards to as many people as possible.
Club member Bill Ramsey explains, Speakeasy is not a Norgi. Norgi: A networking event that feels like speed dating and less about relationship building.
"It's not about the quantity of people you meet but the quality of people you meet." Massaker said.
The club's mission is for its members to get to know people at a holistic level.
Filet Mignon and Three Sheet's award winning grill cheese sandwiches were served. Ladies enjoyed complimentary champagne courtesy of Three Sheets all night long.
Guests who entered the night's raffle won prizes like: a box of 90 plus rated wine, a bottle of Bulleit, 10 Bourbon, five Speakeasy gift certificates and 10 Dining Out trial cards.
When asked what he enjoyed most, "Hard to nail it down to any one thing: Lounge Singer Douglas Cameron, The Burlesque Dancers, Free Rocky Patel Cigars, The Largest Speakeasy Event Ever." Massaker said.
"We blew the doors of every previous event. We had Rocky Patel as a cigar sponsor. Shot videos for Cigar Rights of America and a commercial for Speakeasy: Exclusive Cigar Club for Atlanta B2B Execs on site, it was all pretty epic."
One of the perks of being a Speakeasy member is having access to the Dining Out Card a discount card that provides 25 percent off dinner (food and alcohol) for up to four people at over 60 participating restaurants in Atlanta.
Popular Speakeasy Guayaberas are available on eBay at the official Speakeasy Guayabera site.
The event sponsored by Carceron, Rocky Patel Cigars, Einstein HR, The Kurzen Group, Omega HR Solutions, Three Sheets, Fueled Design and Dining Out Magazine turned out to be the best anniversary celebration yet.
For more information on upcoming events please visit Speakeasy: Exclusive Cigar Club