Young Professionals of Walton County Host First Event of 2019 Hit the Ground(s) Running with YPWC: A Kickoff to the New Year WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (January 25, 2019) – The Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) announced today its first experience of the New Year. This welcoming and informative social will be hosted on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. at the Amavida Coffee Roaster in the South Walton Commerce Park. “Hit the Ground(s) Running” will be an introductory event for young professionals along Florida’s Emerald Coast looking to further engage in the professional networking realm and kick off their New Year with intensity. Young Professionals of Walton County is an organization created by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to bridge social, geographical, political and economic boundaries across Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, while providing a venue for ambitious individuals to network and enhance their professional development skills. “Hit the Ground(s) Running” is complimentary to attend and open to all young professionals on the Emerald Coast. Guests will enjoy live music by Tanner Gray, lite-bites, local beers from Grayton Beer Company, specialty craft coffee cocktails by Amavida, as well as the chance to participate in raffle/door prize drawings. Additional event sponsors include Clutch Media Works, Eloquent Signs, Epic Photo Co., Land • Air • Sea Productions and the Walton Area Chamber. If your business is interested in donating a door prize, or sponsoring an upcoming event to raise awareness amongst this local group of young professionals, please email Kelly Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2019 Young Professionals of Walton County Board of Directors include: President – Chelsea Blaich, Grayton Beer Company Communications (E-news & Press Releases) – Bryanna Rose Muscella, Proffitt PR Communications (Website & Social Media) – Chelsea Fox, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Design – Jessica Plowden, Clutch Media Works Historian/Photographer – Jeff Provinse, Epic Photo Co. Immediate Past President – Jessica Proffitt Bracken, Proffitt PR Membership – Karah Fridley Young, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Networking Events – Kelly Thompson, Children’s Volunteer Health Network Networking Events – Kevin Boyle, Poor Truman Creative Programs/Professional Development – Nathan R. Cordle, Clark Partington Secretary – Chelsea Calhoun, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Sponsorship – Brooke Wheeler, The Island Wedding Company & Whole Life Fitness, LLC Sponsorship – Chris Wheeler, Scenic Stays 30A & Whole Life Fitness, LLC Sponsorship – Leighann Elliott, The Village of Baytowne Wharf Time & Attendance – Katelyn Burke, Spa 98 Treasurer – Amanda Bierbaum, Soiree Trustee – Cory Fosdyck, Merill Lynch The 2019 Board of Directors will be inducted during the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala on Friday, February 1, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Those interested in attending should register in advance at www.waltonareachamber.com. For those unable to attend the January kickoff event, YPWC invites everyone to join them Thursday, February 14, for their inaugural professional development luncheon of 2019. Additional details regarding this event are forthcoming. To stay in the know with all that is happening, be sure to follow Young Professionals of Walton County on Facebook and Instagram or visit their website http://ypwaltoncounty.com. ABOUT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF WALTON COUNTY Founded in 2009 under the name YP @ The Beach and having undergone a revamp in 2017, the Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) is an organization created by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to bridge social, geographical, political and economic boundaries across Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, while providing a venue for ambitious individuals to network and enhance their professional development skills. YPWC will host networking, professional development and team building events the second Thursday of every month.