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Chris Ortleib – My GETDOT Success Story

20121112-090752.jpgI have always considered myself an outgoing person; my own mother paints me to have come close to running off with a stranger a time or two when I was little. I have always enjoyed being around people. When I booked GETDOT for a networking event at a past job in the bar business, I truly had no idea of what I would experience.

My first experience was with Paul Rockwell, owner of Average Joe’s Pub & Grill and Allison Lemaster who was then Sales Manager at an Easton-area restaurant. Both were laid back and easy-going. What struck me is how much FUN these people seemed to have in helping GETDOT achieve their goals. We booked the event and had GETDOT out in March.

At the event, I got to know Chip Ramsey and Scott Boles, both co-founders of GETDOT. What amazed me was the culture they purveyed to the entirety of GETDOT’s membership. Each and every last person that I met was fun, smiling and gregarious. I knew I would fit in quite well.

I started attending GETDOT events afterwards and was honored when Chip asked me to serve on the board as Hospitality co-chair along with Paul Rockwell. I have thoroughly enjoyed helping to plan events for GETDOT and reaching out to new bars, restaurants, and event spaces to spread the GETDOT gospel.

My business has grown from my experiences with GETDOT as well; I write and host a trivia league called THE MUSIC SHOW and have expanded to both of Scott Boles’ Yabo’s Tacos restaurants in Upper Arlington and Westerville and to all four of Paul Rockwell’s Average Joe’s locations in New Albany, Hilliard, Polaris and Henderson Road.

I began frequenting GETDOT for the fellowship and the charity. I continue to go back and serve on their board of directors for those reasons but have been able to benefit from a business standpoint as well. I thoroughly enjoy my time once a month with my GETDOT friends.

 

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