AUTHOR: linda TITLE: A Study of Oktoberfest: Part 2 of 3 DATE: 7:12:00 AM ----- BODY:

The second edition of my study, the Oktoberfest Networking Reception, is an event in downtown San Francisco that I've been involved with since it's inception three years ago.

Four German-American groups, GABA, GACC, State of Bavaria, and Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP, hosted the event.

Though there was the predictable format of nametags, raffle bowl, literature table, food and drink stations, there was the delightful surprise of live German band, and high-quality German foods.

And, while no lucrative business opportunities were networked, it was a pleasant intersection of familiar faces, like Alexander Imberg, Caroline Raynaud, Susanne Khawand, Carole Granade and EJ Dieterle.

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