Young Professionals of Conway launch with a party

Conway Institute of Music

The Young Professionals of Conway (YPC) launched with a party on Tuesday night, June 27th at Fat Daddy’s in downtown Conway. The meeting was a chance for the newly established organization and its leaders to meet with prospective members. The group listened to a short message on career development from new CEO Bret Carroll.

According to the YPC Facebook page,

The Young Professionals of Conway (YPC) was founded to provide young professionals in the Conway area an opportunity to connect, to become better professionals, and to give back to our community. The YPC is the Satellite Club of Conway Rotary, which allows for opportunities to make positive change on a global scale.

Young Professionals of Conway Board Members

Justin Watlington – Chair

Jordan Burgess – Secretary

Jesus Torres-Rojas – Social Media

Matthew Carpenter – Sergeant at Arms

Kim Lane – Social Programs

Gage Jordan – Chair Elect; Programs, Professional Development Programs

Armstrong Yang – Treasurer

Cody Ferris – Marketing

Lauren DeLano – Membership

Rebecca Hawkins – Programs, Philanthropy

YPC’s first event is July 10th at UCA Downtown from 12 PM to 1 PM. The event is a professional development lunch. The speaker is Jessica Crum from Silverlake Design and she will be talking about personal branding.

According to Gage Jordan, the new group was extremely pleased with the turnout. He told later by a message, “I was blown away by the response we had to the launch of YPC. It seems we have definitely tapped into something that young professionals in Conway are looking for. We are excited to start the professional development lunches. We already have a great line-up of speakers scheduled.”

The crowd visits during the Mix and Mingle
The crowd visits during the Mix and Mingle
Luke Irvin and Audra Russell of Oak Street Ventures
Luke Irvin and Audra Russell of Oak Street Ventures

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