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YPN Weekly Update!

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update April 5, 2017                               Don’t Miss April Third Thursday!             You’re invited to join us for the next Third Thursday, April 20th @ 5:30 PM at the

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2016 YP of the Year: Lindsey Phillips

Each year, YPN recognizes one member who has proven themselves to be dedicated to the betterment of Muscatine and the YPN organization. This year, the leadership group has unanimously selected Lindsey Phillips, current director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. We reached out to some of those who work with Lindsey to get a more rounded

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Member Spotlight: Lauren Foxwell

Name: Lauren Foxwell Hometown: Monona, IA Other places you’ve lived: Ames, IA; Monticello, IA; Red Wing, MN; and Muscatine Employer: HNI Corporation Position: Product Development Engineer for HNI Leveraged Furniture Operations Favorite Local Restaurant: Tee’s, especially for the ice cream snowstorms Previous employer/positions or general overview of experience: I just finished the Early Career Development

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RSVP for January’s Third Thursday!

When Thursday January 19, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST Add to Calendar   Where Geneva Golf and Country Club 3100 Bidwell Rd Muscatine, IA 52761 Driving Directions Greetings! Join us for YPN’s annual kickoff event and wrap-up to our membership drive! January 19th from 5:30 – 7:30pm @ Geneva Golf & Country

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update December 28, 2016                    Save The Date     Join us for our next Third Thursday!  Our annual kickoff event and wrap-up to our membership drive will take place on:     January 19th – 5:30

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RSVP for November’s Third Thursday!

YPN November Third Thursday When Thursday November 17, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST Add to Calendar   Where DaBeet’s Bistro & Wine Bar 128 E 2nd StMuscatine, IA 52761 Driving Directions Greetings! Don’t miss this month’s Third Thursday at Downtown Muscatine’s newest restaurant! Our corporate supporters for this event are: First National

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update November 10, 2016           Don’t Miss This Month’s Third Thursday!  Make Sure to RSVP!!!!!  Where: DaBeet’s Bistro & Wine Bar When: Nov. 17th from 5:30-7:30pm   Our corporate supporters for this event are: First National Bank and HON. If you have

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Weekly Update from YPN

  Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update July 28, 2016              Third Thursday Recap!   July’s Third Thursday happened to be on the hottest day of the year. Despite this, a brave group of YPN Muscatine members met at the Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

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Member Spotlight: Josh Nichols

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  Name:    Josh Nichols Hometown:  Urbandale, IA Other places you’ve lived:     I lived in the Des Moines area my whole life until recently Employer:    Kent Corporation Position (provide a description if you’d like):  Associate Transportation Analyst.  I work with a network of freight forwarders to arrange export shipments for the companies under the Kent umbrella. Favorite Local

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RSVP for TODAY’s YPN Lunch and Learn!

When Tuesday July 26, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDT Add to Calendar   Where McAvoy Center 1400 block of Park Avenue Muscatine, IA 52761 Driving Directions  RSVP for Today’s Lunch & Learn! A delicious taco bar will be catered from Mami’s Authentic!   Get more information Register Now! I can’t make it

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GMCCI Member TO Member – With RAGBRAI Update

News about our members to our members.     We are 100 volunteers SHORT for Saturday, July 30.   Please encourage your employees to sign up with Nichole at United Way: volunteermuscatine.org No heavy lifting required – we just need friendly people to help welcome our 15,000 visitors and help them find their way.  

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What’s Up Muscatine! June 15, 2016

Check out our new format! Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   WHAT’S UP MUSCATINE           [GMCCI Home] [Contact] IN THIS ISSUE… Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Kids Cooking Class at Hy-Vee Canoe/Kayak with Muscatine County Conservation Board MCC Offers Classes at West Liberty Center Muscatine Art Center Facility Project Updates

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update June 14, 2016          Don’t Miss June’s Third Thursday! June’s event will showcase the only nano   brewery in Muscatine, Contrary Brewing Company. You will be given two drink tickets at the door.   This will get you two pints of

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Weekly Update from YPN

  Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update June 9, 2016            Don’t Miss June’s Third Thursday! June’s event will showcase the only nano       brewery in Muscatine, Contrary Brewing Company. You will be given two drink tickets at the door. This will

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Member Spotlight: Monica Fulscher

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Hometown: Muscatine, IA Other places you’ve lived: Quad Cities, North Carolina, California Employer: Team Staffing Solutions, INC. Position: Marketing and Advertising Coordinator. I am currently building a brand new media mix, event based marketing strategy for our corporate office and outlying branches. Favorite Local Restaurant: My kitchen with the family! (Tantra’s noodles, Wine Nutz’s pizza)

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Lip Sync Battle Comes to Muscatine!

Join YPN at the Missipi Brew on June 9th and participate in the Lip Sync Battle to benefit the YMCA Youth and Teen Center Expansion. It’s $10 to “sing”. Register as a solo act or a team by June 6th by emailing gro.YenitacsuMnull@lesseHA or by visiting the YMCA.

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update May 17, 2016          Don’t Miss This Month’s Third Thursday!THIS THURSDAY! May’s Third Thursday event will be held at the Missipi Brewing Co. on May 19th from 5:30-7:30. This month’s corporate supporters for our event are Kent Corporation and HON. Come and

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2015 YP of the Year: Trista Sotelo

YPN, or the Young Professionals Network is a key organization in our community that strives to create a great place for young professionals to grow and network professionally while building confidence in their personal selves. YPN’s goal is to provide a welcoming, supporting network which continues to promote Muscatine as a great place to live

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Weekly Update from YPN

Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update March 31, 2016            SAVE THE DATE!!!! RSVP HERE   SAVE THE DATE!!!!   Third Thursday, April 24  Pearl Plaza Patio     Member Spotlight: Ken Gilkerson       Name: Ken Gilkerson Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN Other places you’ve lived: Houghton, MI (UP) Employer:  Grain Processing Corp

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2016 Member Deals!

We’ve updated our member discounts for 2016. If you have received your discount card, you already have seen these. Don’t forget to take advantage of them! You can also find them from the main menu, under Member Discounts. 1st National Bank of Muscatine Free appraisal for a closed first mortgage loan. A Guy and A Grill

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update February 25, 2016      What an Awesome Third Thursday! Thank you to all who came to the 3rd Annual Beer & Food Pairing hosted by Muscatine Hy-Vee! Chef Tessa put together a fabulous menu that paired with New Belgium beers. Scott

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update January 13, 2016             Join Us for our Next Third Thursday!    January 21, 2016     You won’t want to miss our annual meeting event at our next Third Thursday on January 21, from 5:30 to

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Member Spotlight: Chris Wirkowski

Name: Chris Wirkowski Hometown: St. John, IN Other places you’ve lived: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Employer: Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) Position: Research Division Engineer – I work with scientists to scale up new or modified products.  First they develop them in their laboratory with small experiments, usually about 1 gallon or less.  Then we move to

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What’s Up Muscatine! January 13, 2016

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     WHAT’S UP MUSCATINE         [GMCCI Home] [Contact] IN THIS ISSUE… Muscatine Humane Society’s Valentine’s Day Apples Share Your Business and Join GMCCI Muskie Booster Club’s Cake Auction Entry Form Muscatine Hy-Vee Health Fair Great River Tennis’ Ladder Leagues Begin Startup Grind Muscatine at

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What’s Up Muscatine! December 23, 2015

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     WHAT’S UP MUSCATINE         [GMCCI Home] [Contact] IN THIS ISSUE… Muscatine Art Center’s “Noon Year’s Eve” Pub Theology Muscatine Social Media Training Great River Tennis HS Drills & Hitting Times Share Your Business and Join GMCCI Muskie Booster Club’s Cake Auction Entry Form

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Weekly Update from YPN

  Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update November 18, 2015       Thank you to all who attended YPN’s 10th Anniversary Celebration!      What a fabulous way to celebrate 10 years of the Young Professional Network of Muscatine! Live music, fantastic food catered by Geneva

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2015 Two Weeks of Love Campaign

At the end of the month, Two Weeks of Love will be starting. In the spirit of the season, please consider making a food donation until December 5th and a toy contribution until December 12th. Unlike Toys for Tots, Toy Time donations stay in Muscatine and help those who need it here in town. Thanks

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What’s Up Muscatine! October 22, 2015

  Having trouble viewing this email? Click here       WHAT’S UP MUSCATINE         [GMCCI Home] [Contact] IN THIS ISSUE… Labor Studies for Workforce Needs United Way’s Online Auction Gilda’s Club “Constructive Coping Skills Following Diagnosis” “Sleepy Hollow” by Pearl City Players Theatrical Society United Way’s Pancake Breakfast Iowa DNR to

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Member Spotlight: Dena Ferreira

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Dena started at First National Bank as the 1st Priority Club Director and Marketing Assistant in December 2013. She plans a wide variety of events on behalf of the bank for its customers and the community such as their Holiday Stroll setup and Business After Hours.  In addition, she assists with campaigns and designing marketing materials.

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update October 21, 2015     Third Thursday Recap    This month’s Third Thursday was held at Wine Nutz, with food catered by Boonie’s on the Avenue. We were glad to see so many people there!   Jim Simmons, director of the

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update September 15, 2015     September 17th ~Third Thursday event at The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge~101 W. Mississippi Dr.   This month’s Third Thursday event is at The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge, Thursday, September 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Tantra

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RSVP for YPN’S New Member Event!

YPN New Member Event! When Friday October 2, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT Add to Calendar   Where Contrary Brewing 411 W Mississippi Dr. Muscatine, IA 52761 Driving Directions Greetings!   October 2nd we will be hosting a YPN New Member event at Contrary Brewing. This will be open house style and

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RSVP for YPN’S Third Thursday!

YPN Third Thursday When Thursday September 17, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT Add to Calendar Where The The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge 101 W. Mississippi Dr. Muscatine, IA 52761 Driving Directions Greetings!   September 17th ~Third Thursday event at The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge 101 W. Mississippi Dr.    This

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Weekly Update from YPN

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Young Professionals Network Muscatine Weekly Update September 9, 2015 September 17th ~Third Thursday event at The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge~101 W. Mississippi Dr.  This month’s Third Thursday event is at The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge, Thursday, September 17 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Tantra Thai Bistro will be

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July Third Thursday Recap

Allsteel was gracious enough to host YPN’s July Third Thursday event at their HQ building. We had a great time with great food catered by Yacky Shack and an ice cream bar provided by GPC. The tours of the facility were interesting and I think everyone learned a little bit about office furniture and horizontal

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Join Us: May Third Thursday

Don’t miss our May Third Thursday event at Contrary Brewing Co. in Muscatine on May 21st. It will be a great time to try their beers if you haven’t already! Facebook Event

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Member Spotlight: Trista Sotelo

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Trista Sotelo is currently the Chairperson for YPN. Trista was born and raised here in Muscatine. She attended St. Ambrose University on a softball scholarship and graduated with an International Business Degree with a minor in Economics in 2002. Trista has been with Central State Bank since 2003 and is an Assistant Vice President and

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2014 YP of the Year: Christi Saunders

LC Members: Chairperson:                                                                    Trista Sotelo, Central State Bank Treasurer:                          

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June Discounts

DISCOUNTS! June’s first featured discount is offered by Avenue Subs, 113 Iowa Avenue. All members who show their membership card will receive a free 20 oz. drink with the purchase of a small sub or potato.   The second featured discount is from Port City Underground, 208 W. 2nd Street. All members who show their membership card will get 1 of

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June Third Thursday Recap

June Third Thursday Recap June’s Third Thursday was held at the Pearl City Station.  Due to the rain, we had to move the event from Weed Park.  Don’t worry, we will be having a kickball game sometime this summer!  Team 3 ended up winning the School Supply Drive contest.  Thanks to all that participated and brought supplies!  A big

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JUNE THIRD THURSDAY LOCATION CHANGE

Tonight’s third Thursday, originally scheduled at Weed Park will be moving to the Riverfront at the Pearl City Station (red brick building)! Thanks for understanding!

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NEW- YPN Referral Program!

NEW- YPN Referral Program! Introducing the YPN Muscatine Member Referral Program! For each new member that signs up for a membership, the current paid YPN member that referred them will receive a $5 gift card! The member that refers the most new members by the end of the year will win $200 in cash!! It’s a

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June Third Thursday

June Third Thursday  June’s Third Thursday event will be on June 19th at Weed Park from5:30-7:30. We will be at the Zoo Garden shelter where we will have food catered by Avenue Subs. There will be a kickball game in the open field right next to the Zoo Garden.  There will also be bags and other yard games.

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Member Spotlight: Tyler Wentworth

 Tyler joined The HON Company in January 2013 after graduating from Central College in Pella, Iowa with a degree in Marketing. In his role as an eMarketing Specialist, he executes HON social media strategy, manages email marketing and assists with other branding projects. Tyler was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa and recently moved to

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Poker Run Recap

Poker Run Recap   Thank you to all who came out to our Poker Run event Friday night to support the Domestic Violence Shelter! Congratulations to Josh Onken for winning the poker hand for the evening! Thank you to Boonie’s on the Avenue for providing Josh with a gift card for this prize.   The event started off

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May’s Membership Discounts

May’s first featured discount is offered by Just Because, 208 W. Second St. #307. All members who show their membership card will receive 10% off on non-sale items.   The second featured discount is by La Guadalajara, 208 E. Second St. All members who show their membership card will receive $1 off any appetizer.     The

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Professional Development Lunch and Learn – June 5

Are you a Woo, Achiever, or Includer?  If you’ve heard those terms before, you’re probably one of the nine million people who have taken Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment.  Hear consultant, Christine Caves talk about how you can impact your success by simply leveraging your individual talent in a way that makes you a stand-out and

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Pitch, Hit & Run – Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with baseball event! The Muscatine Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area boys and girls on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kent Stein Park, Field #15. Pitch, Hit and Run is the Official Skills Competition

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May 2014 Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight – Brittany Genung Brittany Genung is a universal banker at US Bank and has been with them for almost four years. She can do anything from process a deposit to opening a new account and/or loan. Brittany obtained a bank operations diploma through American Institute of Bankers. She recently joined the Young Professionals

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May Third Thursday

May Third Thursday  May’s Third Thursday event will be held at the Missipi Brewing Co. on May 15from 5:30-7:30. Come and enjoy some great food and conversation. We will also be playing Bags at this event.  Watch the weekly update, Facebook and our website for more details on this event!

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Coed Sand Volleyball League

The Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department is currently organizing a summer coed volleyball league. The games will be played on Wednesday evenings at the Weed Park sand pit courts behind the lagoon. The season will begin in mid-May and will continue through August depending on the number of teams. You can register now at the Muscatine Parks

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Pitch, Hit & Run – Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with baseball event! The Muscatine Parks and Recreation will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area boys and girls on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kent Stein Park, Field #15. Pitch, Hit and Run is the Official Skills Competition of Major League

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Community Volunteer Opportunity

Join your fellow YPN members and Rebuilding Together Muscatine County on the morning of Saturday, April 26 for the Rebuilding Together Day. Further details on the time and location will be coming soon. Please contact Travis Cutler, YPN Community and Professional Chairperson, at gro.enitacsumnpynull@ytinummoc to sign up.

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YPN Names Nick Gow 2013 YPN of the Year

  YPN believes it is important that we continue to recognize those individuals who have helped to make this organization work and grow and who remain role models in our community.  We would like to do this by honoring Nick Gow, who works for the City of Muscatine as the Athletic Facilities Manager and who has been involved

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Call for Leadership Council Nominations

YPN is an entirely volunteer organization made up of YPs and run by YPs.  The Leadership Council (YPN’s board of directors) is composed of YPN members who donate their time, energy and creativity to keep YPN a vibrant organization. When YPN started, terms on the LC were staggered.  Now, LC positions are selected once a

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April Third Thursday

Join us at River’s Edge Gallery, 216 W. 3rd St., for our next Third Thursday event, on Thursday, April 17. Come tour the beautiful three story mansion, mingle with friends and eat some scrumptious food! You won’t want to miss this! 

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March Third Thursday

March Third Thursday  Join us on Thursday, March 20 at Boonie’s on the Avenue from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  Come enjoy some March Madness, great company and fabulous food. See you there!

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Member Spotlight: Anderson Althoff

Member Spotlight – Anderson Althoff Anderson Althoff joined Young Professionals Network in December 2013 after attending a Lunch and Learn at Monsanto. He moved to Muscatine in November 2012 and is now currently working at Monsanto as a Lab Analyst. Anderson was born and raised in Edgewood, Iowa. Edgewood is a small town in northeast

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Hyvee

February 2014 Third Thursday

Our first time having a Third Thursday at Hy-Vee went extremely well. Everybody had a great time! Scott Kirby, Chef Carrie and fellow Hy-Vee employees organized a beer and food tasting for us.  Some great combinations we would have never thought to try.  Many YP’s said it was informative and interesting since that’s something they

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BFKS

Community Involvement

YPN is assembling a team for the upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake onMarch 29 and March 30 at Plamor Lanes in Muscatine. Please contact Lindsey Phillips atgro.yenitacsumnull@spillihpl for details or to sign up for the YPN team.   The Bowl for Kids Sake campaigns raises 40% of the annual budget for Big Brothers

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Save the Date – March 27 – Professional Development Luncheon

On Thursday, March 27, YPN will hold our next Professional Development Luncheon at Elly’s Café. The event will be focused on the state of our city; where Muscatine is headed, challenges of the city moving forward, how young professionals can get the most of out the city, and much more!   Come and enjoy lunch from 12-1

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February 2014 Third Thursday

We are excited to see everyone on February 20 for this month’s Third Thursday event.  We will be at the Muscatine Hy-Vee (2400 2nd Ave.) in the Community Room.   Scott Kirby, Certified Cicerone, will be doing a five course bite size food pairing with beer at 6 pm.  After this we will be going to the Market Café where

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Burnworth

February 2014 Member Spotlight

J.C. Burnworth has been a member with The HON Company since the summer of 2011. During his time there, J.C. has worked in the sales function, first on the Solutions Account Team and now as a part of Sales Operations. J.C. was born in a Belleville, Illinois, a small suburb of St. Louis, and now

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2013 YP of the Year: Nick Gow

Thank you Greg and to the Chamber for their continued support of YPN. We strongly agree that YPN is vital to the growth of our young professionals in this community. Becoming involved with our group allows them to develop lasting contacts,  to become more involved in our community and hopefully to show them why they

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Third Thursday – October 2013

Thank you to Francesca Vitale’s and our featured supporter, The HON Company, for helping to make last week’s Third Thursday’s event a great one! We had a great turnout and several YPN friends left with prizes. The group also helped raise money for this year’s Coat Connection Drive. The money will be combined with the

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Halloween Hike 2013

What a great turn out for this year’s Halloween Hike at the Discovery Center despite the cooler temperatures! YPN donated 250 small pumpkins and had multiple members volunteering each night to assist children and their family in coloring pumpkins. It is estimated we served over 100 children total! The volunteers assisted with selecting the pumpkins,

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Hannah Wilke

Member Spotlight: Hannah Wilke

Hannah Wilke is a Muscatine native and currently works as the Director of the Muscatine Convention and Visitors Bureau.  So anytime you need help planning trips for people to Muscatine, she’s your gal. www.VisitMuscatine.com Hannah graduated from St. Ambrose in 2012 with degrees in Public Relations Strategic Communications with Marketing and Theatre. She then moved

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YPN of the Year Award 2013 – Brandy Olson

As the Young Professionals Network of Muscatine celebrated our 7th year as a professional organization, the current Leadership Council wanted to take the opportunity look back and recognize the young professionals who have helped, and continue to help, develop the organization into what it is today, and continue to provide professional leadership to our community. 

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2012 YP of the Year: Brandy Olson

(Left to Right: Brandy Olson/Recipient, Nick Gow/Immediate Past Chair, Andrea Scott/Chairperson of YPN)   As the Young Professionals Network of Muscatine celebrated our 7th year as a professional organization, the current Leadership Council wanted to take the opportunity look back and recognize the young professionals who have helped, and continue to help, develop the organization

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