Young Professionals Network hosted first successful Mixinar

In spite of the seasons first rainfall Redlands’ young business professionals showed up at Hanger 24 in full force for the premiere “Mixinar” presented by the Redlands Chamber Young Professionals Network Committee. The sold out event brought the 21 to 40 year old set out to network, socialize and hear from Mayor Pete Aguilar, the evening’s keynote speaker.

Hanger 24 was the ideal location for the event offering a comfortable setting that allowed attendees a familiar venue for networking outside the usual locations.

As the youngest Mayor in Redlands history Pete Aguilar serves as an inspiration to the next generation of business leaders. He challenged those attending to be creative to think big and come up with the next “big idea”. He acknowledged that success and position are not determined by age but rather hard work and determination. His message was clear that the torch will be handed over and the leadership needs to be ready, willing and able to receive it.

Those attending enjoyed food samplings from the Stockyard, Romano’s, Jose’s Mexican Food and Kiddough’s Bakery, and door prizes were provided by Hanger 24,

“The Chamber’s The Young Professionals Network offers diverse opportunities for personal and professional growth through social and educational activities.” said Megan Barich, committee chair person. “The committee agreed this Mixinar would be an excellent way to introduce ourselves, our mission and purpose. We are delighted with the out come. This is the first of many YPN events the committee worked hard to put this together and it clearly paid off.”

We are grateful to the Mayor for joining us and challenging us to “step up to the plate” in the business arena.

We are looking forward to making plans for the next Young Professionals Network event early in 2012.”