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  • whYPartner Meet n' Greet with fellow Young Professionals

    Friday, December 02, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    Vacasa in Portland, OR


    Join us for the first ever whYPartner kickoff event!

    whYPartner features several emerging professional groups across all sectors to bring people together to collaborate.

    On December 2nd from 5-7pm is a no-host networking reception featuring representatives from 5 of Portland's young professional groups in both private, nonprofit and government sectors:

    • Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Portland
    • Urban League of Portland
    • Young Professionals Emerging Professionals of Portland
    • New Leaders Collective of the City Club
    • Portland Emerging Arts Leaders

    This event is sponsored by Willamette University MBA and Vacasa, and there will be a no-host bar from our friends at Naked Winery -- it is sure to be a meaningful evening with the opportunity to connect with other young professionals in the area. Be sure to bring your business cards.



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