Young Professional's Network of Kalamazoo was founded on the basic principal that there is no profound secret or complex algorithm behind successful networking. It is really quite simple. If you start with a relaxed, fun environment that promotes socializing, and then introduce a group of people who want to make new connections, human nature will take over.
We eliminated the barriers of ineffective networking events. We have done away with hidden agendas, lengthy speeches and have eliminated restrictive attendance rules such as business categories and age limits (we are all "Young" Professionals, because there is always something new and exciting to learn in the business world; we also believe and embrace that you're only as old as you let yourself feel and age is just a number). So whether you are 22 and fresh out of college, 65 and well established in your career, or anywhere in between, we ask that you embrace this new opportunity as well as the diversity it offers and come join us at our next monthly Networking 101 event.
Simply by coming to our Networking 101 events, you are already one-third of the way toward meeting your goals of developing new connections and lasting relationships here in Kalamazoo.
CONNECT - Connecting with people at these Networking 101 events by learning their names, their stories, and learning about their businesses through engaging in conversations with them takes you further down the path towards developing these connections and relationships.
DEVELOP - By simply following the first two steps and interacting with people you may not ordinarily encounter in your day-to-day life at our Networking 101 events, you will naturally begin developing new connections and relationships in the Kalamazoo community.