Washington DC Networking Event at the Embassy of Lithuania


Join us for an evening of networking with business, community and government leaders

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania
2622 16 St, NW Washington DC

 Host Committee

Kathy Bailey – Bailey Law PC
Rimvydas Baltaduonis – Washington DC Lithuanian-American Community
Rokas Beresniovas – State Bank of India (SBIC)
Živil? Kriš?i?nien? – Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals’ Club
Agnia Grigas – The Atlantic Council
Neal Gupta – Kiwi Tech
Seth Price – Price Benowitz LLP
Amy Fisher Bruey – World Learning
Heather Louise Finch – SmartCEO

The event is graciously hosted by the Lithuanian Ambassador to the US, H.E. Rolandas Kriš?i?nas as part of a benefit for the youth ensemble “Juosta.” Lithuanian folk traditions are over 1000 years old, and Juosta ensures that Lithuanian-American youth in the greater DC area learn and preserve traditional Lithuanian folk dances.

Please join us to meet other professionals in DC and support this wonderful cause.

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Entrance donation is $30 (tax deductible as a charitable donation)

Please register here: https://goo.gl/4HkzJG

Meet the Mayor: Citronelle

Georgetown Patch

Foursquare Mayor of Citronelle, Rokas Beresniovas, shares his thoughts on the prestigious honor and one of his favorite places for a drink.

Rokas Beresniovas is the vice president of Business Banking (Capital Region) with Wells Fargo and a business consulting entrepreneur. He is also the Foursquare Mayor at Michel Richard’s Citronelle. Upon entering the restaurant Beresniovas shook hands with the bartender, who knew him on a first name basis. The Lithuanian-born businessman is also the Vice President of the Georgetown Business Association.

Patch: How long have you been the Mayor at Citronelle?

RB: I have been the Mayor at Citronelle for three months.

Patch: Do you have any competition for the title? Have you ever been ousted but regained it?

RB: Yes. I have had competition for the title, and one time I did lose it, but I gained it back.

Patch: Do you get special treatment as a regular/do they know you are the mayor?

RB: Well, Citronelle tends to make all of its patrons feel like they are getting special treatment anyway, so, I have not experienced anything particular because of the mayorship.

(Editor’s note: The Latham Hotel General Manager, Joe Giannino, stopped by to greet RB, jokingly saying “Mayor, always a pleasure to see you.”)

Patch: What makes Citronelle a neighborhood gathering place?

RB: Citronelle has exceptional service and food, and in addition to this, the environment of Citronelle feels like a community. You often see people that you know coming and going, and they are bringing their clients and friends. For me, Citronelle is also a great neighborhood gathering place because after only a few times there, the people there made an effort to remember me, say hello whenever I came, and make sure that I was well taken care of while there.

Patch: What keeps bringing you back?

RB: I like to bring my clients to Citronelle for business because of its warm, yet sophisticated atmosphere and excellent service. Also, it’s a nice place to bring people if they have never been there before because few people expect just from looking at the restaurant outside that such a lovely, elegant restaurant exists several stories below them.

Patch: What is your favorite menu item and/or drink?

RB: I enjoy the bar atmosphere, so I would say my favorite items that I come in for are the pear or apple martinis.

Patch: Do you have a mayorship anywhere else?

RB: Yes. I am also a mayor at City Tavern Club.

Patch: What do you think is the most coveted mayorship in Georgetown?

RB: I have heard that Bourbon Steak at Four Seasons is the most coveted.

Editor’s Note: Foursquare, a social media tool, makes the most loyal customer the mayor of a local business. If you do not frequent the business enough, another customer may oust you from the mayorship. For a change, leadership is based on loyalty, not politics.