YPA EVENTS

View our monthly YPA events featuring professional development, social and service events. However, for the most up-to-date listing and to RSVP, visit our Facebook page.

Fri March 2 - March Professional Development & Morning Networking

8:30am-9:30am
Young Professionals of Asheville
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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"Leadership Essentials: What You’ve Got to Get Right So Things Don’t Go Wrong". International best-selling author Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting, a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill has led workshops for thousands of leaders and worked with such organizations as NASA, eBay, Lowe’s, Accenture, UBS Bank, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. During this talk, Bill will draw on insights and ideas from his books, including the bestsellers Leaders Open Doors and A Leadership Kick in the Ass. Join us for an engaging talk where Bill will share: • The first and most important law of leadership • 7 leadership "killers" to avoid • The importance and power of leadership humility • How to engage followers by opening doors of opportunity

Thu March 8 - March YPA Social

5:30pm-7:30pm
Zia Taqueria Asheville
521 Haywood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
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Join us for networking and socializing at West Asheville's Zia Taqueria!

Fri April 6 - April Professional Development & Morning Networking

8:30am-9:30am
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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Join us for our April Professional Development & Morning Networking event featuring Michael Porterfield, CEO of Roots. Michael has been involved in the natural and organic foods industry for most of his adult life. In his twenties he started importing organic bulk commodities and fair trade items from South America. Later he branched into the organic tea business. However after his first two children were born, Michael decided he needed to do something with his kids. That's when he discovered the wonders of organic gardening. After several small-scale farming operations, he co-founded New Sprout Organic Farms, an Asheville, NC based agriculture company that supplies major retailers with organic produce. Taking a break from farming, Michael then co-founded sweetblossomgifts.com, a dynamic community-based e-commerce platform that empowers women artisans from around the country by selling their handmade products. Currently Michael services as CEO of Roots hummus and is in the process of helping the company expand nation wide. When he’s not working, Michael loves being outside with his kids and taking advantage of all that Western NC has to offer.

Fri May 4 - May Professional Development & Morning Networking

8:30am-9:30am
56 Ravenscroft Dr, Asheville, NC 28801-3637, United States
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"Roots to abundance." Join us for our May Professional Development & Morning Networking featuring guest speaker Nathan Silsbee, founder of BaseCamp. Curious to know how Greenstone Media has seen triple digit growth year after year? What are the critical lessons the leadership at Greenstone Media has experienced? What are the principles of leadership by which any CEO or founder should standby? These topics and more will be explored by the President of Greenstone Media, one of Asheville's fastest growing companies and winner of the Sky High growth award through the Chamber of Commerce. For this we will be meeting at Basecamp at 56 Ravenscroft Dr, Asheville, NC 28801. Nathan is an Asheville native and has been involved in digital media projects for over 10 years. He prides himself on developing stand out solutions for a variety of businesses and their relevant needs. Since Nathan founded Greenstone Media, the company has grown to become one of the premiere custom software and digital marketing agencies in the region, experiencing exponential growth since it's inception. Nathan's business background includes leading various design and development strategies in different industries, including eCommerce, drone/aerial media, and digital marketing. He has an acute sense for recognizing unique opportunities for his clients and delivering stand-out solutions that catalyze online growth and engagement. Nathan attended University North Carolina at Asheville for Multimedia and Interactive Design.

Thu June 28 - June Professional Development & Morning Networking

8:00am-10:30am
The Collider
1 Haywood St, Ste 401
Asheville, NC 28801
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Please join us for our June Professional Development & Morning Networking event. Please note that this event is at a special time! More details to follow. PARKING We recommend parking in the Rankin Avenue Parking Garage on Rankin Avenue. Parking is also conveniently available on the street or in one of these nearby parking decks: Wall Street Garage, Civic Center Garage, and Biltmore Avenue Garage. BUILDING ACCESS The Collider is located on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building at 1 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville, across from Pritchard Park. The primary entrance to the building is via the revolving door facing Haywood Street. This door is open from 9am-5pm. A second entrance can be found facing Patton Avenue a couple of steps around the corner from the revolving door and directly across the street from the S&W Cafeteria building.
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