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Locals connect through Young Professionals Network of Mesa County

Brittany Markert
YPN board member Honora Swanson-Bober explained what United Way does for the local community at a recent pub crawl supporting the local nonprofit.
Honora Swanson-Bober |


WHAT: Young Professionals Network After-Hours

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m.

WHERE: Peach Street Distillers, 144 Kluge Ave., Palisade

COST: $5 for nonmembers, free for members

INFO: http://www.ypnmc.org

Young Professionals Network of Mesa County is a group of local business men and women that gather together to connect with each other to promote and develop businesses and ideas together.

It started in January of 2013 and has since grown to having around 130 members. Most members are under 40 years old, but is open to all ages and of all professions, from health care to government to media.

“It’s a fun group to be a part of,” said Honora Swanson-Bober, board member. “It creates a diverse group of people that want to foster as future leaders, form friendships and connect to members in the community.” It costs $40 if employer is part of Grand Junction’s Chamber of Commerce or $50 if not a member. The cost goes towards three outings which are held each month throughout Colorado’s Grand Valley.

Once a month, YPN gathers at a local coffee shop for before hours social time, between 7-8:30 a.m. If not an early riser, an after-hours event is also held each month at a local pub, bar or restaurant from 5-7 p.m. It costs $5 for nonmembers and the first drink is free.

A lunch-hour conversation is also held each month, with a representative from local government, businesses or nonprofits to talk about their success, share their experiences and more.

For more information, visit http://www.ypnmc.org.

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