Young professional nominations due Friday


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Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 7:13 pm
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The Network: Young Professionals of the Quad Cities is seeking nominations for the YP Community Impact Awards.

Categories are Best Place to Work for YPs and YP Innovation, and Quad Cities Leaders Under 40 Young Professional of the Year award, previously presented by Black Hawk College.

Submissions are due Friday. Forms are available for download at thenetworkqc.com. The winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the Establishment Theatre, Rock Island.

The Network also will present awards in the categories of vitality, earning, learning, social capital, cost of lifestyle, after hours and around town.

According to research by Next Generation Consulting, these are key indicators that young professionals take into account when deciding where to live and start a career.

The awards will be presented in tandem with The Network's third annual half-day YP Symposium, themed "Ignite Your Leadership Potential." It will be from1 to 5 p.m. May 2 throughout downtown Rock Island, with meetings at Quad City Arts, city hall and the Establishment Theatre.

The symposium will include a roundtable discussion about Quad-Cities branding and Quad-Cities week, a pilot program scheduled for April 29 through May 3.

Keynote speaker Andy Stoll, a social entrepreneur and media producer, will discuss entrepreneurship and making ideas happen in the community. Ginny Wilson-Peters, president of Integrity Integrated, will discuss dealing with change, and Fred Smith, vice president and managing partner of Spirit Partners, will give advice on decision making.

The Network: Young Professionals of the Quad Cities is an initiative of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the YP Community Impact Awards or the symposium, visit thenetworkqc.com.




















 



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