Coffee with EYPN at Domani Cafe

13781_695489747227972_5848559768241270615_nWe would like to invite everyone to stop into Domani Café, 109 E. Highland Avenue in downtown Elgin, and have a cup (or two) of coffee with us on Friday, October 2 from 7:30-9:30 am. This event is open to young professionals and established professionals. Come learn who the Elgin Young Professionals Network is and what we do!

This is a great opportunity to come together and support one of the wonderful coffee shops we have in downtown Elgin. Stop in on your way to work! You buy your coffee and we’ll provide the conversation and company.

September EYPN Meeting at Rookies

cropped-eypn1.jpgOur next Elgin Young Professionals Network meeting is Thursday, September 17 at Rookies, 2486 Bushwood Drive in Elgin, at 6pm.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Fall and Holiday Cash Mobs
  • Coffee with EYPN
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • ESO Tweet Night
  • EYPN Volunteer Nights
  • And more!

This event is also open to anyone interested in joining or learning more about the leadership building and community service opportunities available with EYPN.

EYPN Volunteer Night at Food for Greater Elgin

FoodForGreaterElginOur next EYPN Volunteer Night at Food for Greater Elgin, 1553 Commerce Drive in Elgin, takes place on Thursday, September 3 from 5:30-8pm. Volunteers will perform a variety of duties from sorting food donations, organizing aisles, assisting clients with shopping and more.

We will cap each month’s volunteer night at a maximum of 8 volunteers – first come, first serve. EYPN’s volunteer events are open to anyone, whether you’re currently a member or not, so please join us to see first hand the impact we can have on our great community.

If you are planning on attending this month’s Volunteer Night, YOU MUST e-mail Elissa Kojzarek at ekojzarek@uwelgin.org by Monday, August 31 to confirm your attendance.

August EYPN Meeting at Emmett’s in West Dundee

cropped-eypn1.jpgOur next Elgin Young Professionals Network meeting is Wednesday, August 26 at Emmett’s, 128 W. Main Street in West Dundee, starting at 6pm.

We will be joined by members of the Dundee Township Young Professionals. This will be a great opportunity to network with area young professionals as well as get to know what other young professional groups are doing in nearby communities.

This event is also open to anyone interested in joining or learning more about the leadership building and community service opportunities available with EYPN.

EYPN Painting Night at Ola la Ijorere

10313124_571038499673098_5272885607440949448_nYou’ve been waiting for it and now it’s finally here!

Ola la Ijorere, 51 S. Spring Street in downtown Elgin, will once again be hosting our annual painting party which takes place on Friday, August 14 beginning at 6:45pm.

For a special discounted price of only $30, you’ll enjoy an evening of painting paired perfectly with music and wine (it’s BYOB but wine glasses will be available).

11136737_812982335444343_6450414733625537379_nWe will be painting the “Riverwalk of Elgin” that night. If you’re not an artist, don’t worry. The instructor will walk you step-by-step thru the entire painting.

The event is open to the public but space is limited and tickets likely will sell out fast!

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page and then PAY YOUR ADMISSION ONLINE! (No payments will be accepted at the door.)

If you’ve never done a painting night at Ijorere, this is your chance to experience a fun night of rhythms, art and wine in downtown Elgin with EYPN. Join us!

EYPN Book Club

EYPN_BookClubIn an effort to learn from each other, EYPN is starting a book club! This club will focus on professional development books and meet once every three months.

The first book we will be reading is the classic Who Moved My Cheese.

EYPN is grateful to Books at Sunset, 1100 South Street in Elgin, has agreed to host our book club and we in turn would like to support them. Thus Books at Sunset has agreed to order copies of this book for us and offer it for purchase at a discount.

We need to let them know how many books to order in advance so please RSVP on Facebook by Wednesday, July 15. Books will be ordered for every person who responds that they will be attending. We will then let you know when books will be available for purchase.

EYPN Volunteer Night at Food for Greater Elgin

FoodForGreaterElginElgin Young Professionals Network is proud to announce we are now spending the first Thursday of every month volunteering at Food for Greater Elgin, 1553 Commerce Drive in Elgin.

Our August volunteer event takes place on Thursday, August 6 from 5:30-8pm. Volunteers will perform a variety of duties from sorting food donations, organizing aisles, assisting clients with shopping and more.

We will cap each month’s volunteer night at a maximum of 8 volunteers – first come, first serve. EYPN’s volunteer events are open to anyone, whether you’re currently a member or not, so please join us to see first hand the impact we can have on our great community.

If you are planning on attending this month’s Volunteer Night, you can “join” the Facebook event but also please e-mail Elissa Kojzarek at ekojzarek@uwelgin.org by Monday, August 3 to confirm your attendance.

EYPN Member Only Event

1435262521482The event you have been waiting for is finally here…the Member Only Event!

We will be celebrating all of our wonderful members on Thursday, July 16 from 5:30-7:30pm at Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd. in Elgin, in the lawn.

All EYPN members will receive a ticket for a complimentary first drink from the EYPN and light appetizers will also be provided by the EYPN Board. (Significant others and spouses are welcome but will not receive a complimentary drink)

We will have bag sets for everyone to play and door prizes you will not want to miss! We also encourage everyone to bring a chair to sit on and if you would like to bring a dessert to share.

Parking is very limited at Plank Road Tap Room so we will announce some more details on carpooling next week.

RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.

This event is rain or shine!

EYPN Brown Bag Lunch at In the Neighborhood Deli

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EYPN invites the public to join us for our new, informal monthly summer lunch series, where you can get to know our vast network of young professionals better and catch up on all that we are doing in the Elgin community.

Our next EYPN Brown Bag Summer Lunch Series event takes place on Friday, July 17 at In the Neighborhood Deli, 185 N. Edison Avenue in Elgin, from 12-1pm. ITN Deli will be offering exclusive discounts on their entire menu for all Brown Bag attendees that day.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.

We’ve got lunch in the bag for you this summer with EYPN!

June EYPN Monthly Meeting at Danny’s Pizza on Douglas

cropped-eypn1.jpgOur next Elgin Young Professionals Network meeting is Tuesday, June 23 at Danny’s Pizza on Douglas, 231 Douglas Avenue in downtown Elgin, at 6pm.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Members Only Social Event
  • EYPN Book Club
  • Volunteer Nights at Food for Greater Elgin
  • EYPN Mentor Program Update
  • EYPN Brown Bag Lunch recap
  • EYPN Movie Night recap
  • And more!

This event is also open to anyone interested in joining or learning more about the leadership building and community service opportunities available with EYPN.