Filed under: 35203, AL, Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Civic Engagement, civic/service organizations, Commentary, COOL Community Task Force, The Ticker, urban issues, yp events
I’m writing here and everywhere else that I can because I strongly believe in what this event can accomplish. More than an opportunity to mingle and take advantage of a cash bar, it is what will hopefully become the first of many times that the young professional community in Birmingham comes together, network, and identify ways that we can move the city forward.
It partially grew out of a white paper I wrote nearly two years ago (and published here) and is the first of two unique opportunities for the YP community this year. It also grew out of the hard work and discussions among those that participated in the Chamber’s COOL Community Task Force and the organizations that have stepped up to make tomorrow happen.
A lot has changed since writing it, most notably the level of communication that is beginning to exist among these organizations and hopefully the rest of the community.
I’m hoping to see many of you out there tomorrow night. It’s a great way to start off a busy weekend of fun…
It’s the first ever YP expo for Birmingham! Come and find out how to get involved with more than 20 young professional organizations from around the Birmingham metropolitan area!
It’s free and open to the public, so come on out and enjoy the networking + The Spots!
Here’s the calendar entry on The Terminal:
and here’s the info page for the event:
Look forward to seeing you there!
& PLEASE REPOST if you can!
Enjoy the day!
Filed under: AL, Birmingham, Birmingham Alabama, Bottletree Cafe, COOL Community Task Force, music, music venues, WorkPlay, yp events
One of the suggestions of the COOL Community Task Force of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce was to create a Cool School as a way to provide human resources professionals with additional reasons for young professionals to relocate to (or stay in) Birmingham, Alabama for their next job. This will become more important according those studying the future of our workforce, including this paper written by Rebecca Ryan of Next Generation Consulting.
The first Cool School event will be held tomorrow evening (2.20.2007) at WorkPlay beginning at 5 p.m. The focus of this first meeting will be Birmingham’s music and entertainment industries with a focus on how this information can be leveraged to attract talent. Attendees will also be able to pick up a copy of Birmingham’s “brag book” – a visual ranking of what the chamber says are “…the region’s hottest selling commodities for the young and young at heart.”
The event will be moderated by Malena Cunningham with an industry panel that includes Alan Hunter and Antonio Minnifield and the owners of the Bottletree Cafe. Click here to view the flyer to find out more details.
A few more updates throughout the day.