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Andrew Machota

New Town Connections
From a farm town in Indiana to being the CEO and Founder of New Town Connections (NTC), the largest social club for young professionals in the Tampa Bay area, Andrew Machota has built his social network up from one person to several thousand in the span of a few short years. Previously he was a CPA and recruiter working in the finance and accounting field. After attending countless networking events, he continued to hear the same story from people he met: “It’s hard to make friends as an adult.” He got to thinking about how he could address this challenge—one that he had faced as well—and the idea for New Town Connections came to him. He quit his job in 2015 to start the business and has never looked back. In addition to NTC he recently published a self-help book titled “Friend Request Accepted – Connecting in a Disconnected World” which is an 18 step guide on how to build genuine friendships.