Now I'm on my own. My new company does not have a written policy on this (or anything else since it is just me and the policies are all still in my head).
Is this sort of thing simply a good networking opportunity for my fledgling business? Or, is it still a risk that my head will be turned and I may appear to point a future client towards this particular vendor when the vendor would not be appropriate for the task?
I can't make up my mind about whether I'm questioning this because of 20+ years of brainwash or I'm questioning this because it really is inappropriate.