Get Connected Event at Mamajuana Cafe 7/9/09

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~ South Florida’s Premier Gathering of Young Professionals ~
MIAMI – On Thursday, July 9th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., members of South Florida’s leading networking organizations for young professionals will gather to celebrate the second “GET CONNECTED”, an event which offers young professionals a platform to network and build relationships in our community. The event will take place at Mamajuana Café Coral Gables at the Village of Merrick Park. This event is open to all young professionals.
The following July Get Connected co-host sponsors are:
Connect Florida – The first statewide organization of young professionals connecting Florida’s leaders in the 21 to 35 age range. The innovative new program, created by Leadership Florida, assists young professionals in making a positive impact on our state.
Coral Gables Rotaract Club – a nonprofit service club designed for young professionals and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coral Gables. Coral Gables Rotaract is part of a global network of over 7,000 Rotaract clubs in about 163 countries, all centered on community service, international understanding, leadership training and professional development.
Impact Circle of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami – Impact Circle is the fun, fabulous & philanthropic membership group of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Impact Circle is an exclusive group which provides access to unique events & interactive experiences to engage with other young, upscale members.
Miami Children’s Museum – Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create.
The Middle Eastern American Professionals Association (MEAPA) – MEAPA is a community based civic and cultural organization that originated in South Florida. They have been keeping South Florida’s Middle Eastern American community informed, involved and connected, since 2005. MEAPA is open to all people, professionals and students of Arabic and Non-Arabic Middle Eastern Heritage. Anyone is welcomed to join the many great events, programs and activities.
Ronald McDonald House of South Florida – the members of the young professional group of the Ronald McDonald House, located on the grounds of Jackson Memorial Hospital, work together to engage in the lives of families with sick children.
Young Urban Professional Alumni (YUPA) – is a dynamic organization of Florida International University (FIU) graduates who are 39 years old or younger. YUPA provides a venue for young alumni to interact and network with each other for their professional/personal development. FIU has approximately 60,000 alumni who fit the South Florida YUPA criteria. The group was formed in 2006 and consists of young alumni professionals looking to advance in their careers and make the most out of life. This unique group stands apart and shares common interests that many young alumni have today. YUPA is open to FIU young alumni of all majors and every profession.
YoPros – YoPros is an activities group for young professionals in Miami. They are a community of adventurous young professionals who seek to enjoy their valuable free-time engaging in fun, meaningful and interesting activities with like-minded people. YoPros offers their members the opportunity to participate in daily activities, such as, events, sports, fitness, culture, self-help/wellness and how to network and develop professionally in either their own activities or in conjunction with other outstanding organizations.

“This event certainly provides young professionals, like me, the opportunity to meet one-on-one to discuss the current state of our industries and discuss how we can collaborate to not only advance in our field but also help our community prosper,” noted Anthony Bayona, president of the Ronald McDonald House of Miami young professional group.
Young professionals in the South Florida community are urged to assist the second GET CONNECTED event. This event is free of charge. For more information, please contact Natalie Leon at (786) 537-0751, Cristina Tacoronte at (305) 788-0808 or Allison McCormick at (305)764-5377.