As featured in JetMag, December 2016.
It was 2011 when Jamal George and his buddy Francis Dolloway were hopping from spot-to-spot on the nightlife scene as college students.
With a cool and approachable demeanor, they attracted the crowd and what popped in mind was a next level idea that would catapult their “just hanging out” nights to a business that included a lot of activity and a gang of people.
“I just said to [Francis], we should do something and invite some friends. We came up with a cheesy name and texted like 50 people to have a game night and it turned out we had like 100 folks come and it turned into more of a party,” George, a marketing professional, tells JET.
From there, the “corny name” turned out to be the simply direct “Fun With Friends”, an event hosting and planning company that seeks to engage, entertain and help young professionals fuel their social lives.
Since its inception, the company has grown to various “must-attend” events around New York, ranging from karaoke nights to speed dating, bowling, pamper parties for women and the popular FreeSome gatherings where entry, drinks and treats are completely free and unlimited while supplies last.
But more than just dishing out a good time, after generating a return from their events, the fellas wanted to add a giving component to the fun. So, during their first Freesome event, where over 500 people were in attendance, they created care packages for homeless children to weather the winter season.
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