4494147652_1d241ea324_bOpen Coffee Ballyclare was born in May 2011, the brainchild of Susan Gilchrist, of Newtownabbey in Touch, and Dawn Baird, of Sensei Learning and Performance, to meet the identified lack of a local, operational business network. Susan stepped aside in June of 2012.

Since its beginnings, it has grown to a regular meeting of approximately 25 local entrepreneurs, with new faces appearing all the time. Currently, Dawn works as the group’s Coordinator.

This post was posted retrospectively.

Image credit: the-wanderers-eye.