CAYP’s April 2012 Event at Albany Institute of History and Art

 

AIHA mummy

CAYP events welcome professionals of all ages

Networking may be about making new connections, but there was something nostalgic in the air at CAYP’s last event. That would’ve been Albany’s very own ancient Egyptian mummy. A change of scenery brought Capital Region’s young professionals to the Albany Institute of History and Art (AIHA).

While socializing over mini reubens and fried green beans, attendees browsed AIHA’s latest exhibit – Great, Strange and Rarely Seen: Objects from the Vault. A rich resource to the city of Albany, the AIHA is made possible by the generous support of Lynette and Michael Tucker.

 

April event attendees

Our April event attendees smile for the Albany Alive camera

The event brought many new faces as CAYP welcomed Hudson Valley Community College’s Alumni Association. We’re pretty sure that after their first CAYP experience, they’re hooked!

 

This month’s event sponsor was Berkshire Bank, whose representatives were excited to share the news about their newest branch opening on Wolf Road as well as their Android giveaway (plus $100 towards your first cell phone bill) for new customers. Branch manager Alison Parrow shared: “The contacts that were made at this event have become resources for both parties, because in today’s world people like to do business with those they meet face-to-face.”

As you may know, CAYP devotes its resources to supporting the local charities our members are invested in. What makes it even better is when we get to give away the chance for CAYP members to celebrate with us. One winner of the business card drawing received two tickets to Seton Health’s Hopscotch and Slide – a CAYP-sponsored event to benefit the hospital’s pediatric unit on April 28th. Didn’t win tickets? CAYP members get a discounted rate. Check it out here.

And yes, there was more. A second winner of the business card drawing received two tickets to another CAYP sponsored event, Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Service’s Rock the Runway for Health on May 18th. Get your own tickets here.

May is going to be prime time for fun, professional networking. Make sure you join us at Peddler’s in Clifton Park for our next event on May 17th. Members: $0 Nonmembers: $10. Psst…they have a patio, and I have a hunch for good weather.

April event crowd

April's attendees enjoy the Albany Institute atmosphere