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Calendar of Events

Education Matters

October 11th & 26th 

8:30AM - 12:00PM

Catawba Valley Community College

The 8th Annual Education Matters Career Prep Conference is here!

CVCC is inviting us to participate in the Mock Interview portion of the conference with the high school seniors. They are expecting 500 seniors from Discovery High, Hickory High, Hickory Career & Arts Magnet, and Newton Conover High School this year. Know that some of the schools are making this mandatory for their high school students.

The conference will be held over two days again this year to accommodate the large number of students. The dates are Thursday, October 11th and Friday, October 26th  from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the CVCC Tarlton Complex. Asking to arrive by 8:15 a.m. to find your station around the track, which is upstairs, and to receive the information.

The  students will rotate through 3 different activities, one of which is the mock interview which lasts about 25 minutes. CVCC Staff will be on hand to assist and provide directions and the questions.
If you or anyone you know, would like to help us in participating in this event, please let us know. You can email us at Thank you and we hope to see you there.

October 23rd

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Hilton Garden Inn

This month, joining us are CEOs, VPs and top Executives from companies all over Catawba County ready to talk one-on-one with you, our HYP members.  

At this event CEOs, Senior Vice-Presidents and businesses leaders will come together to mentor local young professionals. The goal of the event is to provide young professionals with one-on-one opportunities to talk with executive level professionals and receive feedback that will assist in advancing their careers.

*Find out the best practices in seeking a promotion

*Best practices for interviewing for a new position at a new company

*Learn how to serve the community via boards and committess

*Ask general questions about the CEO's best advice to young professionals

*Find out what career paths were taken to achieve their goals

Join us in a non-intimidating environment where you are able to talk casually with the leaders of our community!

Top 10 Under 40

Do you know a young professional in Catawba County who not only exceeds in his or her workplace, but also possesses outstanding commitment to his or her community through personal involvement?  The Hickory Young Professionals organization is accepting nominations for the 2018 Top 10 Under 40 recognition.

The Top 10 Under 40 Award Ceremony is a recognition hosted by the Hickory Young Professionals in collaboration with the Hickory Daily Record and The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.  It is designed to feature outstanding young professionals in our community and recognize them for their contribution of leadership within their organizations and the community at large. 

The selection committee will be comprised of non-eligible community leaders chosen by the Catawba County Chamber and winners will be announced in the Hickory Daily Record during the week of November 5th.  The Hickory Young Professionals will host a luncheon on November 14th to honor the 2018 recipients.

To nominate someone for this award, download the nomination form.  Note: This is only a nomination form.  Nominees must complete the full application to be considered. Nominations must be received by October 26th.

Presenting Sponsor: Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, P.A.

Premier Sponsor: City of Hickory

HYP ON TAP - 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

October 18th

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

HYP On Tap is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. This month we are switching up our HYP on Tap and celebrating 10 years of success with the Hickory Young Professionals. We will be hosting an evening at Cafe Rule & Wine Bar and invite people of all ages to join us as we celebrate our former members, community supporters, and current HYP members.

Join us and bring a friend - as always, no agenda, RSVP, or registration fee – this is 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 October!!! 

We have lots of events happening this month that we are stoked about.

We have three events this month. They are Education Matters, Empower Hour, and HYP on Tap. We have also been given the opportunity to have a display table the Lenoir-Rhyne Football game October 27th, so stop by and see us. 

Top 10 Under 40 is a go. Please nominate your favorite Young Professional before October 26th. 

HYP on Tap will be a VERY special one this month because we are celebrating our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! Please come out to Cafe Rule & Wine Bar to see what all the HYP is about and our speical announcement!!! (lol see what I did there)

Please watch all social media to stay up to date on all the events and excitement. 

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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