The networking and picture taking opportunities were plentiful at The Craftsman (SMCLA_018-1024x685@TheCraftsManSM), a retro-style beachside lounge in Santa Monica. That’s because it was the location of Social Media Club Los Angeles’ Happy Hour on Jan. 21, when @SMC_LA officially kicked off the new year. A photo booth proved to be a popular Happy Hour attraction, in addition to the excellent  food & drinks at The Craftsman. 

Newly elected SMCLA President Madeline Wright introduced the 2014 slate of board members who were on hand to greet both SMCLA members and non-members alike.   Victor Garcia, yours truly, gave one of the shortest speeches in Social Media Club Los Angeles history with “Join SMCLA!” after he was introduced. Sound advice, though, for sure, given the long list of member benefits. For more information on joining SMCLA email us at

SAVE THE DATE: Our next event is “Ask The Executive Recruiters” Feb. 18 at the Regus/Yahoo Center in Santa Monica.