Hello [Candidate Name],
Thanks for coming by to our location and interviewing in person! We really like your enthusiasm and would like to move forward with the hiring process. The next step of the process is for us in the hiring department to reach out to any professional references you may have and confer with them regarding your employment and work performance, among other things.
If you could please provide me with the contact info for three professional references of yours, I will follow up with them and then get back in touch with you as soon as possible. Depending on the availability of your references, expect a decision from us within the next few days. Thanks for your patience through this process and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
[Hiring Manager Name]