Networking event mixes business and basketball

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INDIANAPOLIS (March 20, 2015) - How do you mix business and basketball?

That was exactly the aim of a special networking event put on by Lake City Bank, at the Alexander Hotel downtown.

"March Madness is a great time and great fun and we're just glad to set an atmosphere that's relaxing and enjoyable and bring people together," said Katie Smardo, VP of commercial banking for Lake City Bank.

"I think it's a wonderful idea," said David Santarossa, who attended the event. "The excitement of the game adds to the ambiance of the get together."

"In theory, we're all working here today," said company CEO David Findlay. "It just so happens there's some basketball, chicken wings and beers available to us while we work."

"That's what attracted me to come down, to be able to schmooze a little bit," said Santarossa.

This was the third straight year for the event.