JOE PETROWSKY, 85 MAIN ST RESTAURANT AND ME

Reblogger Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage and Lending with Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 NMLS # 6869

 
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From blogging buddies to dear friends. We owe the relationship to AR, otherwise we may never have met.

Here is the lesson for me. AR has opened up a new world for me, as I started blogging 16 months ago. I would never have believed how much I got out of it. The folks that I have met online, has been priceless. The folks that I have learned from, has been priceless. The folks that I now have available, throughout the country, to refer business too, is priceless.

Cronrad, you were a delight to spend time with and spending the time at one of my favorite restaurants, well it doesn't get any better than that.

Original content by Conrad Allen 74203

Joe Petrowsky, owner of Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS #2709 and I met for the first time for lunch yesterday at 85 Main St. in Putnam, Ct.  Joe and I have traded comments on each other's blogs.  We have the same political tilt.  Joe greets me with a great big smile and a warm handshake.  We immediately start talking like we have know each all our lives.  No shyness or awkwardness between us.  It might have to do with our personalities.

It is so strange how Joe and I started from such different back rounds only to wind up with similar goals and business successes.  Joe is an unabashed American Patriot.  His parent's immigration from such a difficult life to the United States is a Horatio Alger story.  Joe has come from humble origins.  Farm boy and English was not his first language.  Life's pressure can crush you from it's weight or produce a diamond from all those pressures.  Joe is a diamond.

We had lunch at the 85 Main restaurant.  James Martin is the Chef/Owner/General Manager of 85 Main.  He also took our picture.  Not much he could do with those ingredients.  He established 85 Main in 2005.  He is a self taught chef with incredible drive and talent.  His 85 Main is a jewel in the revitalization of downtown Main Street in Putnam, Ct.  85 Main has been honored with many awards.  The bottom line is that 85 Main is a terrific place for lunch or dinner.  The food is varied and terrific.  The prices are very competitive.

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Joe, I have met so many ActiveRain members..........people I would have never met in a million years without this platform.  So nice that you met Conrad.............I'm sure you'll remain great friends too.

August 17, 2012 06:19 AM
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Joe-  what  a lovely story with the nice backdrop of the restaurant... It is always nice to meet Active Rain Members, I have met some nice ones too... Debbie G called last night to say there is yet another meeting in a few weeks.. That is Debbie, dedicated, caring, helpful and GREAT - just like you and Conrad!

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Hi Joe.  I will be waiting for your call to have the four of us go out.  Have a great weekend.

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Thanks for sharing your positive ActiveRain experience.

Have an outstanding week with your camera in hand.

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