Monroe County’s Young Professionals Look to Make an Impact

There is a new group in the Monroe County Business World that is looking to make its mark. The Monroe County Young Professionals, or MCYP for short, was launched in April of 2017 and has been growing in numbers in Monroe County and beyond. The group was formed because organizers of local networking and social business events noticed that the same people were attending events with a lack of new, younger faces in the crowd. Kristen Pilon (American Cancer Society), Nick Wilkens (MNX Solutions) and Tyler Gedelian decided that it was time for Monroe County to have its own group for young professionals to meet and network and so MCYP was born. Starting with 3 members, the group has since grown to 75 members that host various events and meetings every month.

You may be asking yourself, “What constitutes as a ‘Young Professional'”? There is no age limit or requirement to join the group and all are welcome to attend the group’s monthly events. In the next several months, the group plans to host a gathering at Monroe Escape Rooms, a “Pitch and Pour” event aimed at local entrepreneurs, a bowling social at Forest View Lanes and much more. The group hopes to engage young professionals in an effort to foster a healthy business and living climate in Monroe County for the next generation. Meetings are traditionally held on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm.

If you or any of your staff have an interest in learning more about the group or wonder how you can get involved, feel free to email our very own Matt Vanisacker (734-241-8081 x103), like MCYP on Facebook or request to join the group on LinkedIn.