Happy Hour with Young Professionals of the Tetons

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Young Professionals of the Tetons frequently hosts happy hours at some of our favorite local watering holes. So we thought it was time we looked into what these events were all about.

“YPT provides a platform for members to build relationships, develop professionally, become civically and philanthropically active and contribute to the economic development and high quality living of our community.”

Young Professionals of the Tetons (or YPT), is a committee of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. This group of professionals organizes public events to unite and enrich the emerging professionals and entrepreneurs within our community. Their primary pillars include: career, community and connection. Part of these connection component includes a free monthly happy hour facilitated at a local establishment. October’s YPT happy hour takes place tonight, at Calico, from 5-7 p.m. These networking events are an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow young professionals.ypt

In addition to these networking events, YPT organizes other opportunities for members to grow both personally and professionally. For example, next week, they will be hosting a public speaking workshop at The Wort Hotel. Events like these are ticketed, and cost less for members of the YPT. Membership dues are $109 annually and allow you to utilize the resources, events, business development sessions, and other outlets of opportunity that YPT provides. *This fee is waived for employees of businesses that are Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce members

Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds and professional experiences, the YPT committee members work diligently to assist budding young professionals in their pursuits while giving back to the community. It is their hope (among others) to foster a young professional community in the area. We encourage you to participate in one of their monthly events, with some specified drink recommendations to incentivize your attendance!

Bartender Margarita

Next month’s YPT Happy Hour will take place at the Silver Dollar Bar

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 16 from 5-7 p.m.: YPT happy hour at Calico

*Drink to mix with your mingling: Spicy Marg!

Wednesday, October 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Public speaking workshop at The Wort Hotel. Buy tickets HERE.

Wednesday, October 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Hot Seat Happy Hour at The Wort Hotel

Wednesday, November 20 from 5-7 p.m.: YPT happy hour at the Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

*Drink to mix with your mingling: Teton Spritzer

Wednesday, December 18 from 5-7 p.m.: YPT happy hour at FIGS

Drink to mix with your mingling: Lebanese Lemonade

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Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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