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blog by Kathryn Przybyla  • 

Anytime we get to dress up in Buffalo.com hipster glasses and splatter paint t-shirts is a good time.

Katie and I had a great time playing “co-guest bartenders” for the The Big Tip Off at Encore on Tuesday. Although neither of us had ever poured a real drink or bartended in our lives, we were definitely up to the challenge.

Overall, $2,875 was raised in tips with all of the proceeds benefiting the Ad Club of Buffalo scholarship fund. Although we tried our hardest, team Buffalo.com did not end up the winning bartenders. But we were thrilled to have added some assistance to the money raised.

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Larry Robb, owner and CEO of SKM Group, ended up raising an incredible $816 and was presented with an awesome trophy and bragging rights for the night. Greg Meadows, Vice President and Creative Director at the Martin Group came in second place with an impressive $547 raised. Sandy Gingerich, Senior Partner and Director of Client Services at Eric Mower, rounded up the top three with $530 raised in tips.

Our other fellow bartenders including Luke Copping, Rick English, Jeff Herberger and Jeff Papalardo—all were great to work with behind the bar! Everyone was decked out in incredibly festive bartender outfits and t-shirts, not to mention a coconut bra and grass skirt.

According to event organizers,

SKM has taken the title the past two years are will be eager to defend it again next year. The Ad Club is already drafting plans to make the event bigger, better and more competitive next year and is extremely thankful for the support.

For more information on the Advertising Club of Buffalo and other events going on, head over to their website.

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TAGGED: ad week, advertising, advertising club of buffalo, encore, fundraiser, greg meadows, larry robb, sandy gingerich, scholarship fund, the big tip off

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