The Mission of the Monterey County Young Professionals Group (MCYPG) is to be the central hub for networking, personal development, leadership and recognition opportunities that empower local young professionals (ages 21-39). Comprised of 1,500+ Members (and growing), MCYPG is exclusively a volunteer-run organization.

The Goals of the MCYPG Management Team are:

  • To provide a forum for networking and business development through the production of regular social events and an extensive on-line resource geared toward services, events, and personal development.
  • To support professional and personal development of its membership by hosting speakers and/or brief presentations at events.
  • To offer leadership opportunities for young professionals by welcoming members to participate in the planning and delivery of events and activities.
  • To develop a strong culture of recognition for its membership, including formal and informal recognition in the form of public events, awards, and personal gratification.

MCYPG hosts a monthly networking mixer at venues throughout Monterey County that provide attendees the opportunity to network with other young professionals while enjoying a variety of locations, event themes, and social opportunities. Frequently, these mixers include networking games (and prizes) to make it fun and easy to meet new people. The MCYPG event locations range from upscale, sophisticated restaurants and lounges, to exciting, activity-oriented venues. The MCYPG also hosts a monthly happy hour networking mixer to give members an opportunity to social and visit a new local hot spot.

MCYPG was founded in 2002 by Lisa Thomas, Elizabeth Diaz and their colleagues. In July 2008, MCYPG became an independently-operated organization.

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