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Hit the Ground(s) Running with YP: A Kickoff to the New Year

24 Jan 2019 2:57 PM | Chelsea Blaich (Administrator)

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (January 24, 2019) The Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) announced today its first experience of the New Year. This welcoming and informative social will be hosted on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. at the Amavida Coffee Roaster in the South Walton Commerce Park. “Hit the Ground(s) Running” will be an introductory event for young professionals along Florida’s Emerald Coast looking to further engage in the professional networking realm and kick off their New Year with intensity. 


Young Professionals of Walton County is an organization created by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to bridge social, geographical, political and economic boundaries across Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, while providing a venue for ambitious individuals to network and enhance their professional development skills.

“Hit the Ground(s) Running” is complimentaryto attend and open to all young professionals on the Emerald Coast. Guests will enjoy live music by Tanner Gray, lite-bites, local beers from Grayton Beer Company, specialty craft coffee cocktails by Amavida, as well as the chance to participate in raffle/door prize drawings.  Additional event sponsors include Clutch Media Works,Eloquent Signs, Epic Photo Co.,Land • Air • Sea Productionsand the Walton Area Chamber. 

If your business is interested in donating a door prize, or sponsoring an upcoming event to raise awareness amongst this local group of young professionals, please email Kelly Thompsonatkellyt@cvhnkids.org.

The 2019 Young Professionals of Walton County Board of Directors include:

President – Chelsea Blaich, Grayton Beer Company

Communications (E-news & Press Releases) – Bryanna Rose Muscella, Proffitt PR

Communications (Website & Social Media) – Chelsea Fox, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

Design – Jessica Plowden, Clutch Media Works 

Historian/Photographer – Jeff Provinse, Epic Photo Co.

Immediate Past President – Jessica Proffitt Bracken, Proffitt PR

Membership – Karah Fridley Young, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

Networking Events – Kelly Thompson, Children’s Volunteer Health Network 

Networking Events – Kevin Boyle, Poor Truman Creative 

Programs/Professional Development – Nathan R. Cordle, Clark Partington

Secretary – Chelsea Calhoun, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

Sponsorship – Brooke Wheeler, The Island Wedding Company & Whole Life Fitness, LLC

Sponsorship – Chris Wheeler, Scenic Stays 30A & Whole Life Fitness, LLC

Sponsorship – Leighann Elliott, The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Time & Attendance –  Katelyn Burke, Spa 98

Treasurer – Amanda Bierbaum, Soiree

Trustee – Cory Fosdyck, Merill Lynch

The 2019 Board of Directors will be inducted during the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Those interested in attending should register in advance at www.waltonareachamber.com.

For those unable to attend the January kickoff event, YPWC invites everyone to join them Thursday, February 14, 2019, for their inaugural professional development luncheon of 2019. Additional details regarding this event are forthcoming. To stay in the know with all that is happening, be sure to follow Young Professionals of Walton County on Facebook and Instagram or visit their website http://ypwaltoncounty.com.

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