August 2018 Print

President's Report

Hickory Young Professionals has been hard at work this summer! We held multiple socials, several professional development luncheons, and hosted our very own Board of Advisors meeting. First, our socials. Our HYP on Taps have been a staple of the organization since it's inception. This summer we held them at Hickory Wine Shoppe and at the Crawdads. Both were attended well. Second, our professionals developments. Chad Burel of Edward Jones and owner of Lake Hickory Adventures was the first presenter in our financial series titled, "How You Plan" your future with HYP. Mr. Burel covered everything investment related, and retirement. Our second "How You Plan" presenter will cover the topic of DEBT ELIMINATION. Yes, you read that correctly: debt elimination (more details below). Lastly, we met with our Board of Advisors. Our BOA consists of one point-of-contact from each of our sponsoring organizations. We meet with them twice per year to review the organization. This was a great experience for everyone involved. HYP has maintained its membership growth and we have quadrupled our finances since January 2017. We all plan to continually improve our events and our organization. Please see the rest of the newsletter for event recaps and future event details!

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Calendar of Events

H.Y.P. -How You Plan - Four your Future - Financial Educational Series - Part 2

August 15, 2018

12 PM to 1 PM

Catawba County Chamber of Commerce

Hickory Young Professionals is excited to bring you the second part of our Financial Educational Series! This event is open to anyone, any age, any company, etc.. you don't have to be a member! We welcome visitors and encourage you to join us!

Excited to announce that we have lined up Kevin Holshouser, with Vanguard Furniture, as our speaker for this event. He is a Dave Ramey Certified Financial Coach, and we are looking forward to having an hour with him as we learn about taking on debt!

HYP Annual night at the Ballpark Social

August 9, 2018

7 PM - 9:30 PM

Hickory Crawdads

Join the Hickory Young Professionals for the 5th Annual Young Professionals Social "Night at the Ballpark". The event will take place at the Hickory Crawdads Stadium on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 7 pm, as the Crawdads take on the Kannapolis Intimidators.

HYP members and guests will mingle in the Double Party Patio while enjoying the game. You will also receive a meal voucher which includes a hot dog, fries, and a Pepsi.

Tickets are limited.  Therefore, registration prior to the event is required. 

Registration will cut off Wednesday, August 8th at 11:45 pm. It is highly recommended to register as soon as possible.

You do not need to purchase tickets to the game if you register through our website.  You'll pick up tickets for our Double Party Patio party at the front entrance next to the HYP sign.


August 16, 2018

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM


HYP On Tap is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. 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.

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Secretary's Report

Happy August! 

We have three events this month - our Night at the Ballpark, part two of a Financial Series, and HYP on Tap.

The HYP Leadership Council has been working diligently to plan events for the remainder of the year.  As we finish up finalizing a few more details, please stay tuned and watch our social media and website for updates. 

See you soon! 

Tiffany Brooks
HYP Secretary

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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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