“How can generative AI programs transform your operations and create new opportunities for growth in your business and stay ahead?”

That was one of the topics we batted around last night at our Networking PowerUp at Lucid Winery on R Street next to the Fox and Goose.  The consensus was that it would affect practically everything a business does.  Clearly, we need a longer discussion on this.  

Rather than a panel discussion on a particular topic, last night we figured it was time for primarily a social event.  And it did have an innovation theme.  Lucid Winery is pioneering a set of “wine-beers”.  Hard to describe, but very good.  We had a mead, a Pilsner, a Shandy, and a cider.  They also create premium wines in the traditional way.  It certainly did work to get the conversation going.  

CleanStart Power Up at LucidWe saw old friends that we missed for months and made a number of new friends.  It went so well we are going to do it again sometime.  We liked the location—wine barrels and stacks of old books.  Awesome.  We wanted to attract some of you from the state buildings.  We had some from the CEC and the Secretary of State’s office.  But we want to see dozens more.  And there are more of the “wine-beers” we want to try.

Be on the lookout for our next networking PowerUp, whether downtown or at some other location.  We provide food and drink.  Last night proved we are all starved for human contact.  We went over our planned 8 pm close because people were still having fun. 

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Thomas Hall


Gary Simon is the Chair of CleanStart’s Board. A seasoned energy executive and entrepreneur with 45 years of experience in business, government, and non-profits.

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