Tupelo Young Professionals Work to Improve the Community

By Jennie Bradford Curlee on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 am EST
Tupelo Young Professionals

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Adkins

The “Tupelo Spirit” is thriving in the Tupelo Young Professionals (TYP), the Community Development Foundation’s (CDF) premier networking organization for young, up-and-coming professionals age 21-40.

Objectives of the program include the creation of networking opportunities, providing educational and professional development, contributing to the improvement of the community, working to retain young professionals and creating a more diversified base of social activities for this group in Tupelo/Lee County.

"Tupelo Young Professionals are a driving force behind the spirit of Tupelo," says Emily Addison, CDF’s director of membership development. "They are community-minded, working behind the scenes to continue Tupelo’s legacy as one of the best places in the country to live, work, and play.”

Tupelo Young Professionals enjoy quarterly business-after-hours networking events, as well as luncheons with business leaders and opportunities for community outreach. Recently, the group met at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Event Center and had the opportunity to engage with festival and event planners seeking volunteers. Through this event, TYP members learned about special events in the area and were able to sign up to volunteer and get involved.

Membership in TYP is free and can be attained by e-mailing TYP@cdfms.org with your name and employer. Members receive a monthly e-newsletter full of TYP news and events, new members and volunteer opportunities.

Tupelo/Lee County’s next generation of leaders is focused on making its community the very best that it can be, and members of the Tupelo Young Professionals are leading the charge to make this a reality.

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