Local young entrepreneurs to speak at Kingston Young Professionals networking event

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Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) is launching its Kingston Young Professionals network with a panel discussion later this month. Successful young professionals and entrepreneurs from a variety of industries will provide insights on navigating the early stages of their careers.

According to a release from Kingston EcDev, the panel discussion will take place at Daft Brewing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023, and will feature the following young professionals and entrepreneurs:

  • Lucas Heney, Director, James Media Co.
  • Dan Desjardins, CEO, Distributive
  • Kate Luczynski, General Manager, Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd.
  • Neda Reza, Manager & Coach, F45 Training
  • Dr. Akshay Rajaram, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Caddie Health
  • Melissa Eapen-Bell, Director of Business Development, Improbable Escapes & Visual Menace

Each panelist will share their experiences, challenges, and advice on developing and maintaining a successful career in their respective industries, organizers stated, noting that attendees will gain valuable insights on navigating the early stages of their careers and learn about strategies to succeed in today’s rapidly changing job market.

“It can often feel like you’re alone when navigating your professional career, so with Kingston Economic Development launching the Kingston Young Professionals network, there’s now a strong community and important resource readily available. Whether it’s networking to make some business contacts or learning how to further grow professionally, events like this panel [are] a great launch pad for those that are early in their careers,” said Melissa Eapen-Bell, Director of Business Development, Improbable Escapes & Visual Menace.

Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other young professionals in Kingston, Kingston EcDev said. According to the release, this will be a “great opportunity” to expand professional networks and build relationships with like-minded individuals.

“We are excited to launch the Kingston Young Professionals network and provide an opportunity for young professionals to connect and learn from each other. This event is a great way to kick off the network and we look forward to seeing the connections and relationships that will be formed,” said Nour Mazloum, Marketing & Communications Manager, Kingston Economic Development Corporation.

Kingston EcDev said that this event would not be possible without the support from Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario through the Bridges to Better Business program.

For more information about Kingston Young Professionals and to register for the event, visit investkingston.ca/youngprofessionals

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