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Greater Akron Chamber's YPN Hosts Inaugural Young Professionals Summit


Greater Akron—Register today for the Greater Akron Chamber’s inaugural Young Professionals Summit: Further Your Impact.  This half-day gathering will help you explore your Purpose, Passion and Performance as a young professional in the Greater Akron community.

Keynote address “How to Succeed in Business and Life” will presented by entrepreneur, best-selling author and television star Bill Rancic.  Rancic will delve into lessons he has learned throughout his many business experiences, including:  How to Break from the Pack, Make Each Day Count – Twice, and Separate Your Expectations from your Shortcomings.  This motivational speech is packed with advice that audience members can apply to their lives immediately.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
John S. Knight Center
77 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308

Dynamic breakout sessions featuring local speakers will leave attendees energized to focus their Purpose, Passion and Performance in an increasingly overscheduled environment.

Purpose – Impacting Yourself

Speakers: Cathryn O’Malley and Blake Babcock
The reason you get up in the morning; the reason you go to bed every night smiling; your motivation; your guide; your compass: Purpose.  This breakout session is a workshop designed to help you identify and harness your individual purpose.  Through the guidance of our facilitators, Cathryn and Blake, you will work through activities and discussions to determine your unique purpose and how it can impact your life.

Passion – Impacting Your Community

Speakers: Kimberly Brandle, Brent Wesley, Tessa Reeves
In a speed-dating format, you will have the opportunity to hear from each of our guests in a small group setting.  Kimberly, Brent and Tessa will talk about where they found their passion and how that passion has helped them make a larger impact on their communities. In this session, you will learn how to take your own passion and transform the world around you.

Performance – Impacting Your Profession

Speakers: Ken Burns, Dina Younis, Nick Petroski, Justin Hilton
Performance relates to the impact you can make in your organization.  Our panelists, Ken, Dina, Nick and Justin will discuss the impact they have made in each of their careers, and how to take your own professional role to the next level.  You will have the opportunity to hear their stories as well as Q & A.

Register online at www.greaterakronypn.com/yp-summit.  For more information, contact Kim Huff, Manager, Young Professionals Network, at [email protected] or (330) 376-5550.

The 2015 Young Professionals Summit is sponsored by SummaCare and the County of Summit.

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