Reno County Young Professionals Hosting Summit

Reno County Young Professionals Hosting Summit

Young professionals group hopes for statewide attendance.

In an effort to connect young professionals from across the State, the Young Professionals of Reno County are organizing a Summit to be held in Hutchinson on Thursday, April 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Grand Prairie Hotel and Convention Center, 1400 N. Lorraine.

Featuring a luncheon address by Governor Mark Parkinson and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, the event will offer YP's professional and personal development and networking opportunities.

Breakout sessions include information about developing and sustaining a Young Professionals organization, civic engagement, financial planning, rural community development, volunteerism, starting a small business and more. In addition to Governor Parkinson, confirmed speakers include Cecily Drucker, CEO of Bottom Line Time and daughter of the late management guru Peter Drucker, and Marci Penner, Executive Director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Representatives from the Kansas Leadership Center will also be on hand to lead break-out sessions.

All young professionals throughout the State are encouraged to attend. The Kansas YP Summit is for anyone interested in discovering ways to get involved in their communities make Kansas a better place for young people to live, work and play.

Cost for registration is $50 per person through April 7 and $65 thereafter. Registration includes admission to the full day Summit and a pre-event reception held on Wednesday, April 14 from 6:30-9:30. Tickets for the Governor's luncheon are available to the general public for $25. For more information or to register, visit

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