Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You're Invited: Make Minnesota Yours

There's no place like home. Especially when that place is Minnesota! Torch Community and MinnPost YPN are looking to showcase just that and invite new metro-area interns to feel at home with their next event, "Make Minnesota Yours: Connecting Interns with Community." Whether you're a longtime emerging leader group representative or a new-to-MN active citizen, come out to relax, stay a while, and perhaps figure out how to make Minnesota yours!

Event Concept

Leaving home to launch a career in a new city is both exciting and frightening, liberating and isolating. For young interns, transitioning to life in an unfamiliar city — plugging into the social scene, getting involved in community, and forming meaningful, lasting relationships — can be especially challenging.

On Tuesday, July 26, Torch Community and MinnPost's YPN will welcome new metro-area interns to "Make Minnesota Yours," an entertaining evening showcasing all the Twin Cities has to offer young professionals. This unique event will feature an informational fair with local young professionals groups, a Minnesota trivia challenge, a YP social calendar for the upcoming year, networking, and more.

"Make Minnesota Yours" is a chance for newcomers to explore the many organizations, career development programs, social groups, volunteer activities, and exciting cultural events the Twin Cities has to offer — all while enjoying delicious food and drinks, socializing, and competing in a killer trivia game!

YP Groups

Take advantage of this opportunity to reach out to potential new members! Participate in the YP Group Information Fair! Each YP Group will have a table station for reps and space to display posters and other marketing materials. With scores of interns to reach out to, we recommend sending a minimum of 2 or 3 representative from your organization. If your YP group would like to be included in the information fair, please email ypn [at] minnpost [dot] com with the name of your organization and the number of representatives that will be attending. Teps should still register through our Eventbrite page.

About Torch Community
Are you looking for something different from the typical happy hour or party event? Tired of the typical business card exchange? So are we. We design our events to be interactive, so that you experience meaningful and natural connections with others like you. Each event is focused on one of four themes: career and leadership development, diversity, social responsibility, and the arts. We highlight non-profit communities in the Twin Cities that focus on each of these themes. Our purpose is to be the gateway to community involvement for emerging talent in the Twin Cities. Learn more at
About MinnPost's YPN
MinnPost is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise whose mission is to provide high-quality journalism for news-intense people who care about Minnesota. MinnPost publishes online at Monday through Friday, with a limited edition on Saturday. MinnPost's Young Professionals Network (YPN) is made up of Minnesota groups and organizations serving young professionals in their 20s, 30s and early 40s, as well as individuals in the same age group. Membership is free and open to all young professionals.
MinnPost's YPN can be found at
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Skyway Event Center 711 Hennepin Ave. S. Mpls., MN 55402


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