Send them a coffee cup with a note in that says, “Can I buy you a cup of coffee?’ This works well on recruiters, sales people and marketing folks.
Send a nice cup, not a tacky after Christmas - dollar store – politically incorrect one.
Travel mugs for the car are great.
Find one you can write “thanks” on with a black marker.
You can send care packages of gourmet coffee once a quarter to keep in touch if the first attempt doesn’t work.
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