Thanks to all who turned out for the 2nd Northwest Indiana Tweetup (#nwitweetup) at Coladas Pizza in Valparaiso last night. Thanks also to Coladas Pizza for providing us with the flower leis (a big hit!) and the complimentary munchies. Those little bread bubbles are highly addictive…and go very well with beer, as it turns out.

Thanks also to Pat and Jerry Yocom from Lake Effect Embroidery (@LE_Embroidery) who donated two more #nwitweetup ball caps. Leanne Hoagland Smith (@coachlee) won the first one and Dave Woodson (@davewoodson) won the second one, a new and improved golf hat model, complete with its own little zippered compartment for your tees–ingenious! Jerry Yocom sported a new hat that bore the insignia of a little bird and the words, “Follow me on Twitter @LE_Embroidery.” The back was embroidered with “Tweet U Later.” Very cool–contact them to order your own personalized Twitter wear or other custom embroidered items.

Quite a few people in the group had attended the 1st Tweetup and quickly picked up threads of conversations begun at the February meeting that have continued via Twitter ever since. Returning Tweeple included:

@kathysipple : Kathy Sipple, Social Media Coach
@kissmyaster : Amanda Thomsen, Blogger for Horticulture Magazine
@LE_Embroidery : Pat & Jerry Yocom, Lake Effect Embroidery
@evelynbaycoffee : Rich & Tia Hoffman from Evelyn Bay Coffee
@mycmps : James Barath, Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
@loan_guy : Scott Swinford, CMPS & Credit Score Improvement Expert
@mumblingmutant : Brian Morin
@davewoodson : Dave Woodson, Indiana FHA Mortgage Expert
@iamfiction : Nichole
@saan1911 : Rahsaan Taylor
@painmgmtvalpo : Natalie Worstell
@bigballsofholly : Dan Thomsen
Welcome to some first time attendees, too:

@tudorrestores : James Tudor, Tudor Restoration Services
: Sean Cawby
: Jonathan W. Thomas and his lovely wife
: Kristel Messer,
: Mary Nolan
: Leanne Hoagland Smith
: Aaron Simac
Lisa Massey :
Arleen Rice :

I really hope I’m not forgetting anybody… Please send me an email or post a comment if you want to add anything else. Hope to see you at the next Tweetup on April 23rd. Details forthcoming–check back soon.