FreshJess CRAVEs Seattle

As it turns out, wrapping up 2009 meant a tornado of amazing opportunities for 2010. In addition to joining the Banyan Branch team (which I am absolutely LOVING and learning so much from every day) - another chance of a lifetime was presented to me. 

Melody Biringer, startup junkie, founder of The Crave Company and all around rockstar has expanded the CRAVE brand internationally, with CRAVE guides and parties everywhere from Amsterdam to Chicago. Based in Seattle, Melody felt it was time to bring a partner in to run CRAVE in its hometown, to allow her to mentor the other cities and expand to even more great metropolitan centers around the world. I can't tell you how honored and shocked I was (still am) to have been Melody's #1 choice for Seattle, and though I took some time to evaluate my new schedule, this was something I knew all along I wouldn't turn down.

For those of you who haven't heard of CRAVE yet...

CRAVE innovatively connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest, most inspiring

people they need to know in town. Soirees, gatherings and online networking—we're your guide to everything you CRAVE in your city.

I'm so excited to be a part of the CRAVE team, who are among the brightest, most ambitious girls I've ever met. Being Melody's CRAVESeattle partner allows me to hone my event skills from my time at the Chamber and leverage many of the relationships I built with the fabulous women of Seattle. Tomorrow is my first event - the January CRAVE Business Chat - and we've got some incredible plans for a CRAVE party in the spring as well as our annual symposium.

Wanna get involved with CRAVESeattle (or CRAVE in your city)???

One of my favorite things to do is bring women together to do great things. What better way than CRAVE to do that?