CAYP kicked off 2013 in a big way, returning to the always popular Troy venue, Revolution Hall. It seems that many individuals in the Capital Region are making resolutions dedicated to their professional life, as nearly 100 individuals gathered for the lively event. As it would be, this first event of the year was the first CAYP event for many. In addition to our regular members, we saw an unprecedented amount of new faces join us for the evening.
“I was invited to attend the CAYP event this past month by a friend of mine who is a member. I went with no expectations as to what it would be like,” said Don Denz, Residence Director at Siena College. “I was pleasantly surprised to see how welcoming everybody was and to see how a group of young people from a variety of different professions could network and connect with each other on a personal level.”
The event was sponsored by Judi Henrikson of Realty USA, who was available to educate individuals on the process of buying a home.
In addition to the great food and drinks provided by Revolution Hall, members were able to learn about and sign up for the very first CAYP for a Cause volunteer project with the Capital District Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, February 9. Committee chair, Kate Fruscione from the Business Review, donned a pink hard hat as she rallied up members to join the cause.
“I joined CAYP because I wanted to meet more people that had an interest in promoting and being a part of the Capital Region, ultimately giving back and helping to make it thrive,” said first time member, Meaghan Johnson, Career Counselor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “The mixer at Revolution Hall did all of that, and I was able to sign up for the Habitat build day!”
Thank you to all who came out and made our January event the perfect start to the New Year. If the rest of the events continue with this momentum, we’re in for a great 2013. We’ll be back in Albany next month at the Fort Orange Club on February 20. Join us, and don’t give up on that resolution just yet!