business networking

Michael G. Louis, a pillar of West Chester

Mike’s passion about West Chester’s downtown, it’s history, buildings and businesses was apparent from the first minute that we met. Within a minute of when we said hello we were looking at historic pictures of MacElree Harvey’s building during the civil way and then in the 1940s. Awesome! Michael G. Louis is proud of his firm’s 27 attorneys and his role on the board of the local chamber of commerce. Virtually everything I know about West Chester’s history and architecture was picked up in that short walk around their historic block. I just knew that Mike is a natural for land use and commercial real estate issues in his community.

We shared a healthy lunch at an Italian buffet and talked about our love of the beach (the ‘shore’ for us in New Jersey, the ‘beach’ for him in Delaware). We are both grateful dads with independent successful children. Mike is fortunate to travel often while I’ve been focused on my New Jersey Baysave project.


This blog post is part of an ongoing project to get me out of the office to meet more business people and the exercise of writing out is meant to prompt my memory and serve as an easy way to encourage business referrals in the future. The next step for me is to apply principles of the follow-up planner. If you are reading this and would be open to a similar get-together business meeting, lunch of coffee, please let me know.