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April 26, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Johnny Wilson Farm
5163 Precious Memories Lane
Granite Falls, NC 28630


EATS - Understanding Agri-Businesses in Catawba County

We hope that you join us on April 26th for a unique culinary experience, a meal and presentation about understanding Agricultural Businesses in Catawba County.  Registration is due April 24th at 11:45 pm.

Rick Doherr, the Sous Chef of Cafe Rule, will be preparing a three course dinner prepared by Cafe Rule.  As we consume each course, farmers and restaurant owners will talk with HYP members about their businesses and what it takes to create the food that you are eating.  This discussion will help HYP members learn more about agricultural businesses and avenues in which to buy local.

This will be a fun and very exciting topic so register as soon as possible as spaces are limited!  We will see you there!

Johnny Wilson Farm

Johnny Wilson Farm  is a family owned 78 acre farm. Throughout the year, there are a number of exciting activities for the whole family: 

  • Pumpkin Patch in October, through the first November 
  • Produce Stand from May-November
  • Tram Rides year round
  • Areas where parties and weddings can be held
  • And many other amenities

The farm also provides items for all your landscaping needs; including, the availability of a customer-driven landscape design which can be installed by Johnny Wilson Farm.  

Cafe Rule

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar is a premiere restaurant in Hickory that offers a unique dining experience, waiting for you to savor with the freshest ingredients and exciting wine pairings.


$5.00 Entrance and Dinner

$20.00 Entrance and Dinner




April 19, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Catawba County Club
1154 Country Club
Newton, NC 28658

HYP On Tap is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. This month's HYP on Tap is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th at Catawba Country Club. Come out and bring a friend - As always, no agenda, RSVP, or registration fee - just a great opportunity to connect with existing contacts and meet new faces at a unique venue in Hickory.  Catawba Country Club will also be providing complimentary hors d'oeuvres at the beginning of the event.  



April 14, 2018
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Lenoir Rhyne - P.E. Monroe Auditorium
775 6th St. NE 
Hickory, NC 28601

HYP at the Western Piedmont Symphony 
Ode to Joy! Beethoven's 9th & After Party at Cafe Rule

Masterworks V with the Hickory Choral Society & SATB Vocal Soloists

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm
P.E. Monroe Auditorium


$25.00 Member Ticket

$35.00 Non-Member Ticket

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Secretary's Report

Team HYP,

Thank you to those of you who attended our March event! Dr. Lindsay Weitkamp, theatre professor at Lenoir-Rhyne, led an engaging workshop. Ask our leadership team or other attendees about this event - it was a ton of fun and a great way to improve public speaking skills.

The April schedule includes several community-centered events. We hope you will join us at the EATS event as we learn more about local agri-businesses in Catawba County. There is also a great opportunity to be more engaged with the arts and the Western Piedmont Symphony. Additionally, our HYP on Tap is being hosted at the Catawba Country Club.

Our leadership council is actively searching for ways to be visable in our community. We had HYP representitives at the recent Mill Vill Fest at Henry River. This weekend, we are hosting a table at the Lenoir-Rhyne community 5K. Lenoir-Rhyne is even offering an exclusive discount for HYP members - check out the infomation below! We are continually looking for opportunities to inform our community about HYP. If you know of any opportunities, please let our leadership team know.

See you at an event soon!

Leslie Ellis
Hickory Young Professionals


  • 3rd Annual LRU 5K


    April 7, 2018
    8:30 AM

    Lenoir Rhyne University
    7th Ave. NE
    Hickory, NC 28601


    HYP Registration Code for $10 off registration fee: LRU2018 (case sensitive)

    This community 5K event is intended for family members of all ages and features post-race refreshments, live music, prizes, and more. Participants are welcome to run or walk the course at their own pace. The 5K route will take place on LRU's campus in Hickory, beginning and ended on 7th Ave. NE, and leading participants through the streets adjacent to the University.

    HYP will also host a booth at this event, so stop by and say hello. Help up promote our organization in the community!

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#ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

The HYP website offers information on the organization, upcoming events and includes a member directory. Make sure you update your member profile, and check the website regularly for updates.

There are plenty of ways to connect with fellow members at our events and online:

  @hickoryyoungprofessionals  @hickoryyoungprofessionals





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