Manchester Young Professionals Summer Update 2020
On the first day of Leadership Greater Manchester (Class of 2014), I learned all about the resilience of our city on “History Day.” Today, I’m seeing our community’s strength in action. As we
have all found ways to adapt to this new remote lifestyle, we have also discovered new ways to connect with one another, have gratitude, and take action despite the obstacles in our path. My motto continues to be, “Make Today Count.” The creativity and versatility that has emerged from within our community has been truly incredible to see.
Staying connected virtually means a lot to us. We’ve been hosting virtual happy hours with smart, savvy businesses, allowing us to get an inside look at how they are adapting to and overcoming these changes.
Here are a few quick highlights on how these businesses are getting creative:
Ancient Fire Mead & Cider: Offering take-out food and convenient curbside pick-up.
Labelle Winery: Created YouTube videos on craft cocktails and family to-go meals.
Bookery Manchester: Hosted virtual story time and book clubs
Beeze-tees: Sold masks and started a t-shirt fundraiser to support small businesses and non profits.
As the world changes in the face of this pandemic, the Manchester Young Professionals will continue to engage, connect, and serve as the collective voice for young professionals by providing emerging opportunities for leadership, employment and community building.
Our goal is to actively attract, retain, and develop a vibrant and collaborative network of young professionals in Manchester.
As a Community and Engagement Chair I am proud of the focus we have placed on the childcare, transportation, student debt, and placemaking within Manchester. You can learn more about these actions during “Spark: A Fireside Chat,” a platform designed to help Young Professionals (YPs) in the Manchester region to become educated and engaged in issues that impact young people. We will go into these key issues even further and hear from more young professionals making a difference in our community!