Jay Revell’s “My View” Urges YPs to Consider Access Tallahassee

For the past decade, Access Tallahassee has provided young professionals an entry point into the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Since its inception in 2006, Access Tallahassee has helped grow, retain and nurture the young professional base in Tallahassee through events, networking and career development. This year we aim not only to celebrate a decade of accomplishment, but to raise the profile of the amazing young professionals who live, work and play in Tallahassee.

Tallahassee is home to a growing contingent of young professionals. These hard working and ambitious residents are building lives in our city. They are buying homes, paying taxes, raising children, volunteering and even leading companies and organizations.

Access Tallahassee is where many of them come to meet, greet and learn about our city. Even though we have a large number of these young professionals as members, there are still many young professionals who are seeking the opportunities that Access Tallahassee offers.

We call it Access Tallahassee because it is an easy access point for young professionals to enter our local business community. Through programs like Coffee & Connections, Power Lunches, Day of Doing, Business & Brews and Access Golf Tournament, young professionals can mix and mingle with each other year-round. Access Tallahassee also has three leads groups that specialize in building deeper connections and growing business referrals for members.

In 2016, Access Tallahassee is on a mission to find the next generation of young professionals in Tallahassee. Many of the companies and organizations in our city have people who fit this description. If you know young professionals in search of a pathway for cultivating a career in Tallahassee, I encourage you to share information about Access Tallahassee with them. We want to meet them and help foster opportunities to connect them with established leaders in the business community.

A great opportunity for those who want to learn more is the annual meeting luncheon. This year’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at the FSU Alumni Center. Keynote speaker Susie Busch-Transou will talk about why she chose Tallahassee to launch her career.

The annual meeting is open to both current and potential members. Those interested can register at www.AccessTallahassee.com.

Tallahassee is an exceptional city for young professionals to call home. Access Tallahassee has grown and accomplished so much in the past 10 years and we look forward to continuing our mission of connecting young professionals with the tools and resources they need to be successful and fostering the next generation of leaders in the Tallahassee community.

Article Credit: Jay Revell, My View, Tallahassee Democrat 2:01 p.m. EST January 7, 2016

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