Young Professionals Network off to an exciting, jam-packed year!

2019 is well under way and YPN has already been hard at work planning out a year full of great events for our members. We truly believe that YPN is the catalyst for future involvement in the Association and are striving to provide relevant and timely content to as many members as possible this year!

We started the year strong with a jam-packed Happy Hour at Nostalgia Brewing, located at Creekside in Gahanna. Nostalgia had not yet opened to the public and we were able to offer our members a sneak peak of this exciting new venue!

This event was full of familiar faces in addition to many new ones and we are excited to continue that trend. On that note, we have a new face joining our team at Columbus REALTORS® this year. Our new YPN Liaison, Halie Rogers, has already been a huge asset to our team bringing fresh ideas and insight to our group and we are lucky to have her.

This year we are continuing the theme of providing relevant content and speakers at each of our committee meetings. Our plan is to spend the first half of our meeting going over the schedule and the second half of our time providing value to our committee members. If there is content that you would like to see, or provide at these meetings, please reach out to us. In addition to our networking happy hours and masterminds we will also be adding in Coffee Hours. We will be masterminding and connecting during the morning in the hopes that we will be able to reach a new group of agents who may not be able to make our traditional happy hours.

In January we announced our 10 Under 40 Award Winners for 2019. This program is a great way to recognize agents who are making waves in our industry. If you have ever considered applying for this award, we would encourage you to put your name in the hat! We would also encourage you to reach out to us if you have applied in the past and were not chosen. We may be able to help shed some light on what you could improve upon in the future.

In February we hosted a networking event at The Walrus in downtown Columbus to honor this year’s winners and are excited to keep connecting with them throughout the year.

In 2019 we are also increasing our focus on YPN’s investment in CORPAC. In addition to our donation of two “Born to Work Days” in the CORPAC Auction, we will also be teaming up with Women’s Council of REALTORS®, Columbus to host a Family Feud Event this summer! Bring out your coworkers for a battle of the brokerages and affiliates! Half of all ticket sales and sponsorships with be contributed to CORPAC in behalf of YPN and Women’s Council, Columbus.

Back by popular demand we will be hosting another YPN Connect Retreat in 2019. Last year’s event was a huge success and we are looking to have an even larger group this year! We will be considering alternate locations and speakers in 2019 so please reach out to us with your recommendations.

2019 is going to be a great year and we look forward to seeing you join us! We want to encourage the participation of all age groups and experience levels in our industry. There is so much that we can all learn from each other as we grow personally and professionally in 2019.

We meet in the board room at Columbus REALTORS® on the second Tuesday of each month at 10a and host monthly events. We look forward to seeing you soon!