We tried Camille's Cafe first, but they didn't open until 7:30am, so we wound up at Stone Spiral in Maplewood. I'd been here once before but I really like the eclectic feel.
Ben is really interesting and incredibly motivated! He is involved in a lot of different projects right now including adjunct professor at Webster University where he teaches the History of Video Games. He also started the Video Game Design Team at Webster. Right now he is working on a big project with Happy Badger studios where he is an Interactive Producer. Check out their kickstarter at happybadgers.com/kickstarter. They're raising money for their next big project on this site.
Ben and I actually figured out that we have several connections in common, too. So it was really fun to figure out who else we each knew! What I also learned is that he actually gets up at 4am many days during the week to start his day. THAT'S motivation!
Later today I met with Jennie Bellinger who does the marketing for Shiloh Chiropractic. She also sells jewelry, which I found out after I told her how much I loved her ring and bracelet she was wearing!
We met at the Bread Co. in Shiloh, IL. She shared with me that Shiloh Chiropractic is very wholistic in it's approach and works pretty extensively with insurance to cover people who have had injuries.
Today was another great day with some incredibly nice and motivated individuals. I'm LOVING this!!