Young Professionals Society hosting monthly meeting at Max's Tavern

SPRINGFIELD The talents and insights of emerging young professionals in the Greater Springfield Area will once again come together on Jan. 17 when the Young Professional Society (YPS) will hold its monthly networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Max's Tavern located at 1000 W. Columbus Ave. in downtown Springfield.

YPS is proud to be the first organization in the area to provide a networking resource for the young professional community in Greater Springfield and the Pioneer Valley. The group was launched by young professionals in the corporate, non-profit, cultural and public arenas in order to initiate a dialogue on how young area professionals can get more involved in the community in which they live and work. YPS has already received great support from area organizations, businesses, and young professionals.

"We are proud to be hosting the YPS January 2008 networking event. This is a great way to cultivate business relationships in the WMASS area," said AnnMarie Harding of Max's Tavern.

"Third Thursday" events, having continually boasted over 200 attendees, are quickly transforming themselves into the premier networking and social events in the Pioneer Valley. YPS welcomes all young professionals interested in participating in this regional effort, to join them in realizing their goal of fostering lasting professional and personal connections between people of diverse backgrounds, while also helping to contribute to the community.

The YPS sponsored events have created a buzz among area professionals, and is quickly becoming known as the best networking and social experience offered for young professionals in the area.

"We are very excited about how the business community and its leaders have embraced us. Our events and programs promote the area's best resources and young professionals continue to come out in strong numbers to support the venues, such as Max's Tavern, as well as YPS as a whole. Increasing awareness of the organization will continue to be a primary focus for YPS in 2008," said Michelle Sade, President of YPS.

Bring friends, business cards and an outgoing attitude! Food, music and a cash bar will be provided courtesy of Max's Tavern. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP at Admission is $5 for nonmembers.