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HOLYOKE — The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will host dynamic events throughout the summer beginning with its July Third Thursday event in partnership with the Hampshire County Young Professionals (HCYP) at the Boathouse in South Hadley on July 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Next, on Aug. 18, the Third Thursday networking event will take place at Towne Taproom in Agawam, also from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

On July 21 at the Boathouse, both cocktails and appetizers will be available for attendees, along with beautiful views of the Connecticut River and meaningful networking opportunities with a diverse group of young professionals from across the Valley. July’s Third Thursday event is free for both YPS members and HCYP members, and $10 for non-members.

On Aug. 18 at Towne Taproom, attendees will enjoy fresh food, a trending local craft-beer selection, eclectic cocktails, live entertainment, and networking among peers. August’s Third Thursday event is free for YPS members and $10 for non-members.

Additional event details and registration information for both networking events can be found at www.springfieldyps.com/events.

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HOLYOKE — The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will host its annual Great Golf Escape tournament at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow on Monday, April 25.

YPS aims to engage the younger demographic in career development, networking, community involvement, recreational and social activities, and more. The cost for this event is $125 for YPS members, $500 for a YPS member foursome team captain, $135 for non-members, and $540 for a non-member foursome team captain.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. There will be prizes and a poker challenge throughout the event. The first-place team will also be able to select a charitable organization to receive a donation from YPS. Registration includes lunch, post-golf dinner, and giveaways. Members can register for the event by clicking here.

This event is open to the public. However, YPS members will receive a free mulligan, entry into the door-prize raffle, and more. They’ll be offering golfers on-course hospitality, including ice-cream samples from Batch Ice Cream, sponsored by LiftTruck Parts & Service, and craft beer samples from Leadfoot Brewing.

Major sponsors for this event include PeoplesBank (presenting sponsor), F45 Riverdale, Marcotte Ford, and the John Glover Insurance Agency.

“This tournament is a wonderful way for the young professional community to connect, while enjoying a great day of golf,” YPS President Heather Clark said. “Now in its 14th year, YPS looks forward to continuing the Great Escape tradition for years to come.

Foursomes and sponsorships are still available by visiting springfieldyps.com/golf or e-mailing [email protected].

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HOLYOKE — The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will host an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration in partnership with the West of the River Chamber of Commerce (WRC) at West Springfield’s Irish House Restaurant & Pub, 429 Morgan Road, on Wednesday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Presented by event sponsors LiftTruck Parts & Service and Haselkorn Inc., the event will support and encourage networking among area young professionals while also celebrating the St. Patrick’s day holiday. The event will include complimentary appetizers, networking opportunities, and a cash bar.

“Events like this will help retain individuals who are enthusiastic about the future of the community and their personal endeavors,” YPS President Heather Clark said. “YPS is here to exchange ideas, share common interests, and cultivate membership to serve as local leaders of tomorrow. We’re hopeful that our networking events will make it easier to make meaningful connections that will help local young professionals thrive.”

Springfield YPS concentrates its efforts on business and career development, networking, social and cultural involvement, and community activism. Its diverse membership comes from a wide range of professions and backgrounds united by a commitment to make Springfield a better place to work, live, play, and stay.

Registration is free for YPS and WRC members and $10 for non-members. Click here to register.

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HOLYOKE — The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) recently welcomed 14 new board members.

As Springfield YPS continues to concentrate its efforts on business and career development, networking, social and cultural involvement, and community activism, its diverse membership comes from a wide range of professions and backgrounds united by a commitment to make Springfield a better place to work, live, play, and stay.

New board members include Nikai Fondon of the “She Did That!” podcast, Tyler Hadley of DDS Acoustical Specialties, Kara Bombard of Performance Foodservice, Isabella Brady-Prankus of the Gray House, Julie Fruscio of Dominion Dealer Solutions, Russ Kelly of LUSO Federal Credit Union, Emily Burr of PeoplesBank, Christopher Scuderi of Charter Oak Wealth Partners, Jessica Colson of Girls Inc. of the Pioneer Valley, Drew McConaha of Train for Life, Stefany Scliopou of Elms College, Kara Sotolotto of LiftTruck Parts & Service Inc., Lauren Martin of The Markens Group, and Alaina Macaulay of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

The new board members join existing board members Jack Yvon of Charter Oak Financial, Melissa Cuzzone of EBS Insurance Brokers, Ashley Batlle-Ramos of Beauty Batlles Lounge, along with Andrew Mankus of UMass Dining, treasurer; Amie Miarecki of Christopher Heights of Belchertown, immediate past president; and Heather Clark of the Baystate Health Foundation, president.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of YPS,” Clark said. “Having such a robust board of directors will further our ability to provide more quality events and professional-development opportunities throughout Greater Springfield.”

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HOLYOKE — The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will host its signature Third Thursday event series at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Springfield on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Presented by event sponsor Canna Provisions, the networking event will support and encourage young professionals to become more involved and invested in their local communities.

February’s Third Thursday event will include a 30-minute ballroom-dance lesson, networking with fellow young professionals, complimentary snacks, samples from Hardwick Vineyard & Winery, and more. Guests do not need a partner or take a lesson to attend.

“Events like this will help retain individuals who are enthusiastic about the future of the community and their personal endeavors,” said YPS President Heather Clark. “YPS is here to exchange ideas, share common interests, and cultivate membership to serve as local leaders of tomorrow. We’re hopeful that our monthly events will make it easier to make meaningful connections that will help local young professionals thrive.”

YPS concentrates its efforts on business and career development, networking, social and cultural involvement, and community activism. Its diverse membership comes from a wide range of professions and backgrounds united by a commitment to make Greater Springfield a better place to work, live, play, and stay.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio is located at 54 Wayside Ave. in West Springfield. Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended. Registration is free for members and $10 for non-members. Click here to register.

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HOLYOKE — The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) and the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts will host an annual Mix & Mingle membership event to support young professionals and encourage them to become more involved and invested in their local communities.

The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Paper City Bar & Grill, 241 Whiting Farms Road, Holyoke. Members can register for the event by clicking here.

“I am thrilled to be parenting up with Springfield YPS to bring together the area professionals and creative community. I believe in the mission behind both organizations and am looking forward to growing awareness of both,” said Kelly McGiverin, multi-platform senior account executive for the Ad Club.

The Springfield YPS is an organization built to exchange ideas, share common interests, and cultivate its membership to serve as the Pioneer Valley’s leaders of tomorrow. YPS aims to engage the younger demographic in distinct areas such as business and career development, networking, cultural involvement, community involvement, educational opportunities, volunteerism, recreational and social activities, and more.

The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts is the premier organization for all marketing and communications professionals in Western Mass. and Northern Conn., offering its members the ability to advance and enrich the advertising community by acting as a catalyst for idea exchange, professional development, and creative energy.

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HOLYOKE — The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) and the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts will host an annual Mix & Mingle membership event to support young professionals and encourage them to become more involved and invested in their local communities.

The Mix & Mingle membership event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Paper City Bar & Grill, 241 Whiting Farms Road, Holyoke. Members can register for the event by clicking here.

The Springfield YPS is an organization built to exchange ideas, share common interests, and cultivate its membership to serve as the Pioneer Valley’s leaders of tomorrow. YPS aims to engage the younger demographic in distinct areas such as business and career development, networking, cultural involvement, community involvement, educational opportunities, volunteerism, recreational and social activities, and more.

The Ad Club of Western Massachusetts is the premier organization for all marketing and communications professionals in Western Mass. and Northern Connecticut. The club offers its members the ability to advance and enrich the advertising community by acting as a catalyst for idea exchange, professional development, and creative energy.

“I am thrilled to be partnering up with Springfield YPS to bring together the area professionals and creative community,” said Kelly McGiverin, multi-platform senior account executive at the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts. “I believe in the mission behind both organizations and am looking forward to growing awareness of both.”

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HOLYOKE — On Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will present a Leadership Luncheon at Venture X Holyoke, sponsored by Elms College.

The featured speaker will be Matt Bannister, senior vice president of Marketing & Corporate Responsibility for PeoplesBank. He will discuss his career, share his advice for young professionals, and offer an opportunity for questions from the audience. He will also highlight the importance of community involvement and how it can increase brand awareness, establish a positive reputation, and help grow a business.

A light lunch will be included. Please indicate if you have any food allergies or prefer a vegetarian option. The cost is free for YPS members and $10 for non-members. Parking is free. Pre-registration is required by clicking here.

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