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It's a privilege to connect with people

It's a privilege to connect with people

By Anne Parmer

I love networking, even though sometimes I sit in the car beforehand and have to give myself a pep talk before I enter the room.

Welcome to the first edition of the Young Professionals newsletter

Young professionals in Central Pennsylvania have carved out their niches in their companies and in their communities.

From Gen Y to Gen Z: Tips for reaching the next generation

How do I reach the next generation? Countless research dollars have been spent on this question. And, just as marketing professionals thought they...

Corporate ink: Perception of tattoos in the workplace is changing

In high school, Zach McCleaf got the first tattoo in what would eventually become a seascape engulfing his right arm: an orange koi fish. As he added...

A Conversation with Suzanne Patackis, president of Harrisburg Young Professionals

A Conversation with Suzanne Patackis, president of Harrisburg Young Professionals

When it rains, it pours. For Suzanne Patackis, that old trope could not be more true. The end of 2017 was a time of major life changes for Patackis.

Zeroday Brewing co-owner elected to statewide board

The co-owner of a Harrisburg craft brewery has been elected to the board of the state's official brewers guild.

premium content At Lancaster meeting, nonprofits urge employee ownership

Armed with numbers, a California nonprofit brought its pitch for employee ownership to Lancaster this week.

Are we finally ready to embrace co-working?

Slideshow: Co-working at Harrisburg's st@rtup

In the bright and cavernous main work area at st@rtup in midtown Harrisburg, freelancers, telecommuters and employees taking time out of the office...

Harrisburg University names staff for varsity eSports team

Harrisburg University names staff for varsity eSports team

Two nationally known professionals have joined HU's budding eSports program, in which student-athletes play video games competitively.

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McNees attorney Rachel Hadrick is the Widener Commonwealth Law School Black Law Student Association's 2018 Professor Starla J. Williams Service Award recipient. This award is presented to an individual who promotes diversity within the legal community. Hadrick, an associate in the litigation, automotive dealership, and insurance groups at McNees, will receive the award during the annual Minority Alumni Honoree Reception hosted by the Black Law Students Association of Widener University Commonwealth Law School on February 20. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's diversity team and minority bar committee and has chaired the committee's Central PA Minority Law Day.
McNees attorney Rachel Hadrick is the Widener Commonwealth Law School Black Law Student Association's 2018 Professor Starla J. Williams Service Award recipient. This award is presented to an individual who promotes diversity within the legal community. Hadrick, an associate in the litigation, automotive dealership, and insurance groups at McNees, will receive the award during the annual Minority Alumni Honoree Reception hosted by the Black Law Students Association of Widener University Commonwealth Law School on February 20. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's diversity team and minority bar committee and has chaired the committee's Central PA Minority Law Day. At Appalachian Brewing Company on January 24, HYP audience members listened to a discussion with Artie Tafoya, co-founder of the host brewery, led by theBurg magazine editor Larry Binda during HYP's inaugural "How It's Built in the Burg" series. Based off the NPR podcast "How It's Built," these bimonthly events will feature networking and hosted conversations with local entrepreneurs and business owners. Former Carlisle Young Professionals president and current social committee chair Amanda Wasko talked with Dave Crown, owner of Cartridge World in Carlisle and active member of CYP, during a panel discussion and mixer last year with Leadership Cumberland and local business owners at the U.S. Army War College in North Middleton Township. Carlisle Young Professionals gathered in November at Members 1st Federal Credit Union in Carlisle boro for its annual food drive and mixer. Volunteers gathered for a social and brought non-perishables totaling 200 pounds of food that were donated to Carlisle food pantry Project SHARE. The food pantry also received a $250 donation from CYP. Teams compete at the Zembo Shrine in Harrisburg during Harrisburg Young Professionals' winter dodgeball league. HYP's 11 co-ed sports leagues, including kickball and volleyball in the warmer months, drew 2,213 people and gave $14,390 back to the city in athletic facility rentals in 2017, according to HYP sports and fitness coordinator Kyle Wasilkowski. On Thursday, January 25, the United Way of the Capital Region hosted the launch party for its new affinity group LINC at Al's of Hampden in Hampden Township. LINC, which stands for Lead, Impact, Network, Change, is geared toward young professionals ages 30 and under and emphasizes volunteerism and philanthropy. A group of young professionals from Deloitte, one of the sponsors of LINC, gathered for a photo. On Thursday, January 25, the United Way of the Capital Region hosted the launch party for its new affinity group LINC at Al's of Hampden in Hampden Township. LINC, which stands for Lead, Impact, Network, Change, is geared toward young professionals ages 30 and under and emphasizes volunteerism and philanthropy. At the launch party, volunteers made fleece tie blankets and picked various local shelters and nonprofits to which to donate them. On Thursday, January 25, the United Way of the Capital Region hosted the launch party for its new affinity group LINC at Al's of Hampden in Hampden Township. LINC, which stands for Lead, Impact, Network, Change, is geared toward young professionals ages 30 and under and emphasizes volunteerism and philanthropy. New programming for its LINC's inaugural year is underway.

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