DYP Showcases Membership Opportunities at Elizabeth Theater

Detroit young professionals converged at one of Detroit's best kept secrets, the Elizabeth Theater, for a free event to enjoy complimentary appetizers and a private cash bar. A dedicated Membership booth was available for attendees to learn anything and everything about being a member of DYP. Projected on a screen was a running slideshow that brought the DYP experience to life. It was the perfect opportunity to learn more about Detroit Young Professionals and network with other professionals right upstairs from the Park Bar and Bucharest Grill.

One of the aims of the Open House was to educate non-members of the many benefits of being a Detroit Young Professionals Member. We spoke with 3 individuals who attended their first DYP meeting. Hear what they had to say:

I wanted to get to know other young professionals in the area and this seems like a pretty diverse group of people and I had never been to one of their events before. It’s a great way to network and see what other Detroit businesses are doing and equip them with the right resources and vice versa. I came from Lansing so it seems like there are a lot of young professionals but there is the group that stays downtown and the group that goes to the suburbs and we need to all come together and do service work or networking, whatever it may be, together.
— Shelby Pritchett, Account Executive at Finn Partners
I wanted to hear more about the organization and here what it was all about. It seems like it’s really trying to connect all of the young professionals downtown and also that it is promoting volunteer efforts and trying to get people involved in the city more. I think it’s very hot to be in Detroit right now and young professionals are definitely gravitating towards the city. Even if they are not living here, they definitely want to be engaged with the city itself in some way. We’re a very connected generation and people want to feel connected and besides from technology, they want to be around other young professionals in the city.
— Ashley Chatelle, Lambert Edwards & Associates
It’s great to see the energy in the room. The importance of networking around the common cause of helping to rebuild the city and opportunity for professional development. I think it’s important to continue to have fresh new ideas and opportunity for classic and innovative ideas to come together. It’s important that we continue to mentor each generation. I hope to build a stronger network of professionals with in the city for my own professional development and also to help move the mission of Habitat for Humanity forward. We’re in the beginning stages of building a Habitat for Humanity Detroit young professionals group where the aim is for the group to focus around advocacy, fundraising and also volunteering so it can have a direct impact on families to rebuild Detroit. This is just the beginning and I look forward to connecting with more like-minded individuals.
— Crystal Bell, Habitat for Humanity Detroit


If you missed this event or are interested in connecting with us again, join us next week at our Third Annual Service in the City Mixer at HopCat on April 29th from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Register NOW.