Did you know we’re starting a new event series? We are! On February 3, from 5 to 7 PM, our local Olive Garden will be hosting the first of our YPN series. There will be free appetizers and even free wine tasting by Martin-Scott Winery! (Psst! I just received word that Martin-Scott will be premiering a new wine at the event–Raven’s Ridge Red ’08, to be exact.)
So there will be food and drink and other professionals to chat with…how’s this event different than a traditional After Hours? Well, ultimately, it could be more or less the same. However, this event’s purpose for being is to focus on the younger professionals of our Valley’s workforce. While we’re not putting an age-limit on it, this event is specifically designed for younger people to learn about the business world of the Valley and develop their network of people.
Also, we will be holding a short meeting at this first event to gather a few ideas of what our Valley’s Young Professionals would like to have at these events: educational seminars, activities, speed networking, and simple, free-form networking are a few of the options.
If you don’t feel like you particularly belong within a Young Professional Network, send your younger employees. It will be a great opportunity for them to see that they are not alone in the professional working world, meet a few new resources, and learn that it is often not what you know, but who you know that counts.
Please RSVP to the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!