Social networking to personal networking

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - LinkedIn is a social networking tool that helps professionals connect over the internet.

People have used it successfully to help them find jobs or just meet other people they can do business with.

But now LinkedIn members have taken things further - they met in person.

Richtech and a group of business organizations hosted an event Tuesday night to let LinkedIn members meet.

It was held at Legend Brewing Company.

So why did all these folks decide to come out from behind their computers?

"The in real life connections are what really deepen the online connections," said LinkedIn Live organizer Casey Quinlan. "Social media and social networking is a great way to meet people from all around the world, but in your own small economy, where your business is, where your company is, where your work life is. If you can enrich some of those experiences and enrich some of those connections, who know how many more connections you might pick up."

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