After putting out feelers early in the year the Central Connecticut Chambers heard an overwhelming response, that yes, young professionals in the area want greater connection. And YES, we do in fact exist!
From there interested individuals from all walks of life — business, community, government, entrepreneurs — came together to form the Cabinet, which would serve as the group’s Board. Those individuals met since February to plot the structure and launch of the group that has now been come to be known as PYVOT, which stands for Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow. Cleary we’re a group looking to shift our lives, careers, and region in a better direction with superhero-esque prowess.
And that looks like what other Central Connecticut area young professionals want to do too as well, as at the very first event in PYVOT history, upwards of 70 people came to Cugino’s Restaurant in Farmington to experience the evening.
The evening was chalk full of fun with a fun Instagram cut-out to take selfies in, espousing the group’s fresh presence in the area. A suggestion board for attendees to jot down ideas for events they’d like PYVOT to throw — brew tours to casino trips and happy hours, to educational seminars, speed networking, and more.
Then came the fun ice breakers game. People who came in were given name tags a letter from the word PYVOT was circled on their card at random. Those people were divided into sections and sat at tables to meet others where individuals shared what they did and also an interesting hobby or fact about themselves. The trick was, you couldn’t give it away, and the table had to guess. It was a ton of fun, which loosened up the room for general mixing and mingling to follow.
All in all a superb and successful event! We can’t thank enough all the young professionals and entrepreneurs who make up this group’s initial membership! And what a spread put out by Cugino’s, which was sponsored by Beaty Entourage.
We are all thrilled to continue the momentum of a great initial evening, and look forward to the passion for this movement to continue to elevate our lives and region. Stay tuned and get ready to PYVOT!