July is gone in the blink of an eye, but August is here with even more exciting events to offer. We took a break from our Friends4Lunch networking event and decided to have a relaxing Friends4Drinks event hanging out at Mi Tierra Family Mexican Restaurant (www.mitierralincoln.com). We absolutely love this place. Ever since their Northeast location opened, we can’t get enough. Our group networked around the clinks of “cheers” from the delicious margaritas and piña coladas we had. Mi Tierra knows how to do the salty and sweet combo best, so of course we indulged in the cevíche and fresh tortilla chips to accompany our drinks.

We are in full swing with the new month because we’re back to hosting both Friends4Drinks AND Friends4Lunch! We have missed having both events during the busy summer months but we’re thrilled to hear you all did, too!

Friends4Drinks will be hosted at Ironhorse Bar & Event Room (www.ironhorseroom.com) on Friday, August 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Ironhorse is located at 728 Q St. They have a rich history in Lincoln, residing in the former Lincoln Hide and Fur Company building, first constructed in 1909. Their unique venue is in the heart of the Historic Haymarket and is ideal for any event you can dream up. We love their space and can’t wait to host Friends4Drinks with them.

On Thursday, August 10, we’ll be having Friends4Lunch over at Lila Mae’s Southern Kitchen and Lounge (lilamaessouthernkitchen.com) over at 2110 Winthrop Rd. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ve raved about this place numerous times and still love it each time we go. We’re looking forward to their classic Nashville Hot Chicken strips and the best wings you can find in Lincoln – Lila Wings. We’re always put to the test here because saving room for dessert from Sweet Things by Marcy is a large but worthy feat to overcome. How can we be expected to say “no” to Kentucky Butter Cake? The short answer is…we’ll see you at Friends4Lunch so you can experience it for yourself!

We hope you’re able to join us and get in on the fun. Our networking events are an amazing opportunity to have a nice relaxing time while also getting connected with other Lincoln businesses. You can find more information on our Facebook page (@StrictlyBusinessMagazine).

As always, these events are free to you – you only pay for what you order! We’ve been loving the energy you all have been bringing to our meetings recently, and we can’t wait to see you and your friends at the next one. If you have any questions, reach out to cemre@strictlybusinessomaha.com / (402) 466-3330.