Some of you may remember me writing about a group I'm in called the Hawke's Bay Young Professionals. Richard and I were finding it too hard to run it by ourselves and so we now have an amazing new committee to run the group. Here we are below:
Ignoring the fact I had a really poor clothing choice that day and I no longer have a beard or big hair... From left to right:
Dan Browne - Indelible (president), Rebecca Thompson - Staples Rodway (Treasurer), Adam Harris - Zealand Advertising (Vice president), Alexis Simmonds - Webfox (committee member), Joshua Woodham - SocialKiwi (committee member).
So far we have just had one meeting since electing the new execs and already I can feel the progress happening.
As a quick recap for those of you that don't know about us. HBYP is a group for all the young people in the bay in a multitude of job sets ranging from lawyers and accountants to web developers and social media experts. On our mailing list at present we have around 260 people and each event usually caters for between 25-60 people. It's a great place for young business people in the bay to network, make friends, and up skill.
Now that we have the extra hands and committee members our goal is to really make HBYP buzz with heaps more events, speakers and networking occasions throughout the year.
Our next event, which internally we're calling our 'relaunch' event, will be this Friday the 1st at 5.30pm at the Thirsty Whale. We have invited various successful Hawke's Bay professionals to come along including Louise Parsons (Dale Carnegie New Zealand), Kirsten Wise (Black & White Accounting), Jo Dryden (Hawke's Bay Today), Russell Booth (Career Change), Robbert Adriaansen (Career Change), Grant McDonald (Property Brokers).
If you or any of your staff wish to come along to try out the HBYP vibe feel free to come along this Friday at the Thirsty. Full details on our website.
If you, any of your employees or people you know wish to be kept up to date with what's happening at HBYP you can subscribe to our news letter here http://eepurl.com/cWLlY.
It only costs $20 a year to join and you're welcome to come to a few events for free to get a feel for what it's like. If you or your company would like to host an event for this buzzing young bunch of business people please email email@example.com to get more info!
We also have a Facebook page that we will be making much more active as time goes on.
So what are you waiting for? Hope to see you there!