For CAYP’s September 2011 networking social, the Capital Region’s young professional crowd gathered at The Point Restaurant and Lounge in Albany. The restaurant’s ambient atmosphere housed a crowd of 125 attendees.
The evening was sponsored by Hartmann Financial Group, LLC in Delmar, NY.Carl Hasselbrath, the firm’s Financial Analyst, was enthusiastic about the opportunity to sponsor a CAYP event. He felt it was an automatic return oninvestment, claiming that it “has already paid for itself with the new leadsit generated for us.” He went on to add, “CAYP is full of energetic, enterprising professionals, so a sponsorship will provide anyone a considerate audience withenough influence to help them take their business to the next level.” The American Heart Association was also represented at the event with a table promoting awareness of cardiovascular health and their 2011 Capital Region Heart Walk.
Unlike most other networking events, CAYP can guarantee you always meet new faces. September’s event attracted several newcomers,who relayed positive first experiences. Judi Henrikson, Director of Public Relations at Gramercy Communications, shared “This was my first CAYP event and it couldn’t have gone better. The Point provided a great networking atmosphere and I met many new faces. It was a fun night and I will definitely be attending another event soon.”
Ryan Busch of The New York State Small Business Development Center, another first-timer, shared that “Upon arrival, the CAYP [board] members were very friendly and informative. The crowd was very diverse and included professionals from almost every industry one would be interested in networking with.”
With a diverse industry representation and a mix of new faces with regulars, September was another networking success for CAYP.