Friday, December 11, 2009

Covering the Business Journal

We've got ink! Not only did members of YP @ the Beach's Advisory Board score a cover photo on the December issue of the Walton Area Chamber's Business Journal, but we also had an incredible write-up with Q&A's for each board member including Jami Anderson, Chad Blasi, Cory Fosdyck, Daniel Frankfurt, Jason Koertge, Michelle Lacewell, Valeria Lento, Jamie McIntosh, Kristopher McLane and Michelle Tommey. Way to go guys! YP is making waves and getting attention right out of the gate!

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'Tis the Season Soiree Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who attended the soiree in Baytowne last Friday! With over 100 people in attendance, there were plenty of tacky sweaters, karaoke singers and holiday spirits to go around. Thanks especially to Sean Flynn for snapping photos throughout the evening, which can be seen here on Flickr. Nothing too embarassing! 2010 is right around the corner, so stay tuned for our next event slated for January.

Friday, November 20, 2009

'Tis the Season Soiree!

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Join us Friday, December 4th beginning at 6 PM at the Top This! Tupelo Courtyard in Baytowne Wharf for a joint young professionals holiday soiree. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, live music, karaoke, and even a tacky holiday sweater contest. The cost is $15 for YP members and $20 for non-members. It's going to be a great time! RSVP to Lindsay Abbott at See you there!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Red Bar Lunch Photos 11/18/09

Thanks to everyone who attended our November professional development luncheon at the Red Bar in Grayton Beach on Wednesday. The food was delicious and we had over forty young professionals in attendance! Destin Mayor Craig Barker delivered a great message, reminding us all to set audacious goals that we can strive to achieve in both our personal and professional life.
See you all on December 4th at the Top This! Tupelo Courtyard in Baytowne for the "Tis the Season Holiday Soiree" starting at 6 PM!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

YPs Get Together for Nights of Fire October 23rd

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Crestview Chamber PILOT, Destin Area Chamber ECEL, Ft. Walton Beach Chamber Young Profesionals and YP at THE Beach invite you to a Young Professionals After Hours Event for
Benise - Nights of Fire
Friday, October 23
Complimentary After Hours Event: 6 PM; Show: 7:30 PM (Fee $30)
Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville
Free After Hours Event includes a complimentary drink and small bites.
Show tickets are $30 each. Group discount available.
RSVP for After Hours Event and purchase tickets 0 (850) 729-6004 or email
Enjoy a Hot & Spicy Night!
Enjoy a night of hot and spicy Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, African Tribal Rhythms, Argentinean Tango and Brazilian Samba as Spanish guitarist Roni Benise presents the national tour of his Emmy award-winning show NIGHTS OF FIRE! Performing nationwide, Benise and 25 international performers, push the boundaries of the traditional romantic sounds of Flamenco/Spanish guitar by combining the elements of theater with Flamenco and Brazilian Samba dancers, Brazilian Samba percussionists, African tribal drummeers, Havana horns andbrilliant theatrical lighting to create an unforgettable world-music experience.
Event sponsored by the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In the News! YPs Get New Networking Group

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From the Destin Log, September 26-29th edition

Friday, October 2, 2009

Join Us for "What Not to Wear" October 8th

Fellow YP's,

Our mission is to attract, retain, develop, and connect young professionals in the area and give back to our community. One of the ways we "Give Back" is by engaging and supporting high school and college age individuals in our area to help them prepare and succeed later in life. We have a great opportunity to do just that next week at South Walton High School with the Youth Leadership Class. We need your have as many YP's as possible to show up and 'Model' their professional attire.

"What NOT to Wear".
Thursday, October 8th
South Walton High School
Hwy 331 (just North of Walton Area Chamber of Commerce)
12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Attendees may also discuss 'What NOT to Wear' including the pitfalls of piercings, miniskirts, cut-off shorts, pink hair.
Please let me know if you can make it so we will have an idea of our contribution:

Thank you very much!

Cory Fosdyck,
YP@TB Chair

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Calypso Luncheon Photos 9/17/09

Thanks to Calypso for hosting a great lunch today and to State Rep. Jimmy Patronis for speaking to the group! Despite the rain, we had a great turnout, heard a lot about his experience as a young professional, and even got some great advice. Rep. Patronis urged the group to learn more about the businesses around us, continue to be actively involved in chamber or other organizations, and work with a charity or non-profit we feel passionately about. It's about getting to know our community and giving back!

Thanks again to everyone who attended! Stay tuned for details on next month's event and check us out on Facebook if you haven't already.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Join us for Lunch at Calypso!

Make plans to attend the next YP @ the Beach professional development luncheon at Calypso Beach Cafe in Panama City Beach September 17th from 11:30 AM - 1 PM with State Representative Jimmy Patronis of Panama City addressing the group. He'll be discussing his roots, early career moves and path to the Florida House of Representatives. We'll also have an open forum to hear what you want from YPATB. Don't miss it!

Calypso has provided us with these great lunch selections! (order at Calypso)

· Shrimp Bucktown – Shrimp and Tasso tossed with their own “Bucktown” sauce served over penne pasta
· Chicken Alfredeaux - Chicken breast tossed with pasta and covered with their very own alfredeaux sauce
· Soup and Salad Combo – A bowl of Vegetable Soup and a Garden Salad
· Cheeseburger
Plus, save room for dessert! White Chocolate Bread Pudding – their famous Bread Pudding topped with white chocolate chips and special white sauce.

The cost to attend is $10 per person. Calypso Beach Cafe is located at 15812 Front Beach Road, just east of Pier Park.

Young Professionals at The Beach (YP@TB) was formed to provide a venue for ambitious individuals to network and develop the skills necessary to become the next business leaders on The Beach.
Join us today!

Monday, August 17, 2009

YP on 30A TV

Click here to watch the debut of YP@TB on 30A Television!
President Cory Fosdyck tells us what YP is all about and why you should get involved. Check it out. For more information or to join the group, get in touch with us here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

YP Launch Party Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who joined us at La Botana in Seagrove last night for the YP Launch Party -- the place was packed! The standing room only crowd enjoyed wine, tasty food and great company with over 100 friends and business contacts in attendance. 30A Television was even there, so stayed tuned to see the video! YP's came from Panama City , Panama City Beach, Destin, Fort Walton, Niceville, Freeport and the Beaches of South Walton to meet, greet and check out THE new group in town.

Here are a few snapshots from the party: