CAYP’s Next Event at Wheatfields




Where: Wheatfields at  54 Crossing Blvd, Clifton Park NY
When: October 17, 2012 @ 5:30
Wear: Business Casual
Cost: $0 members, $10 non-members


We keep hearing how much you guys enjoy having events in Clifton Park, and so for October CAYP is heading back up 87.

In case you haven’t heard, the new Clifton Park Wheatfields is lovely.  Wheatfields has been a favorite of Saratogians for over 21 years, but with a new location a little closer to the capital city, it’s sure to be a fixture in everyone’s dinner rotation soon. Conveniently located in The Crossing Plaza, Wheatfields is at the intersection of Routes 9 and 146. With a mission to bring the finest local ingredients to guests’ plates, Wheatfield’s chefs proudly support New York farmers & wineries and serve regional products.  Pasta, Pizza, and Breads are made daily on the premises, steaks are hand-cut and house-aged, Chef’s specials are offered nightly. Need I say more?

The combination of Wheatfields’ food and atmosphere, and the legendary CAYP networking is sure to make this one of our best events yet.

We’re excited to see you all there, rumor has it there will even be a fireplace.

September Event Recap – The University Club

University Club Event


CAYP bowling

Bowling in heels. Now, that is skill!

September. For some, it means back to school. For us young professionals, it means back to networking! CAYP kept with the school theme and held this month’s event at the University Club, a historic membership club in downtown Albany. Not only was the night filled with prime networking opportunity, but CAYPers also enjoyed bowling in business clothes in the next room.

Networking in the Capital Region is going to get even better, and we’re not taking all the credit. September’s event was sponsored by a new networking organization, the Professional Networking Group by Candy Marrero. The Professional Networking Group will be another chance to meet professionals in the area from a variety of industries. Check out the CAYP Facebook page for news on upcoming events!

Now, if you haven’t already figured it out, CAYP is a great way to meet new people — especially for those who may be new to the area. Just ask Samuel Filler, economic development specialist:

“As someone who recently moved to Albany from NYC, CAYP seemed like the ideal organization to get plugged into and start meeting new people. The event at the University Club was an excellent introduction to the organization. The members were warm and easy to engage in conversation. Best of all was the bowling!”

University Club Event

A packed room at the University Club of Albany.

School may have sent you home with reading assignments, but CAYP sends you home with freebies. One attendee won a free membership to the University Club, and another won a free pass to attend the Professional Networking Group’s next event. Isn’t it more fun being an adult?

See you by the fireplace at next month’s event at Wheatfields in Clifton Park on October 17th!



CAYP Supports Seton Health’s Hopscotch & Slide


Seton HealthNot only does CAYP provide quality networking events, but our mission also involves making a difference by supporting local charity events.

This month, CAYP is sponsoring Seton Health’s  Hopscotch and Slide event. The evening will feature food, beverages, live music, networking and a silent auction. Proceeds go to benefit Seton Health’s pediatric programs. And be sure to stop by the CAYP sponsored magnet photo booth!

When: Friday, April 27, 2012
Where: Washington Park Lakehouse
Time: 6-10pm
Cost: All CAYP members receive the discounted ticket price of $75. (Regular price is $95 per ticket)

So, will we see you there?

About Hopscotch and Slide
Where can you taste a 15-year-old scotch, a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, or an interesting microbrew with classic or nouvelle cuisine hors d’oeuvres? At Hopscotch & Slide, hundreds of guests enjoy an evening of wonderful beverages and epicurean delights with the proceeds going to support Seton Health’s Pediatric programs.
Dancing to live music, chatting with friends old and new and a silent auction complete the special evening. For more information or sponsorship opportunities please contact Elizabeth Hage at (518) 268-6171 or
Individual tickets are $95. Click here to purchase tickets online and list the people attending in the “notes” section.
About Seton Health
Seton Health is a comprehensive, integrated Catholic healthcare system anchored by St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, New York, and providing regionally based services to residents of Rensselaer, Southern Saratoga and Northern Albany counties.

CAYP’s March 2012 Networking Event at Jack’s Oyster House

CAYP Event Attendees
CAYP Event Attendees

Attendees enjoying business networking at Jack's Oyster House

March brought the Capital District some unusually warm weather, but that wasn’t the only thing piping hot last week. CAYP made its way to Downtown Albany’s iconic Jack’s Oyster House – our second visit since CAYP’s inception. In addition to hosting the evening, Jack’s donated at $50 gift certificate for the winner of our business card drawing.

As with every other CAYP event, new faces were plentiful. First-time attendee Ermel Hadzic  of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District was impressed with his first experience, “I had an incredible time. I’ll admit I was a little nervous at first, but being surrounded by people similar in age and career level definitely made it easier. I think CAYP did a tremendous job in providing an outlet for young professionals to make connections.”

This month’s event was made possible by our sponsor CAP COM Federal Credit Union, whose specialty is member-focused service.

“CAYP’s event at Jack’s provided a prime opportunity for us to speak one-on-one with prospective members about our products, service and convenience. We were also able to generate awareness about events benefiting the CAP COM Cares Foundation.  This is our second time sponsoring a CAYP event and the exposure undoubtedly results in a return on investment.” – Carie Sala, Business Development Manager.

Next month’s CAYP event will be held on April 18th at the Albany Institute of History and Art from 6-9pm. Entrance is free for members and $10 for non-members. Not already a member? Sign up here.