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Join Us in June at Ormond Garage!
This June, we're taking our social to Ormond Beach, returning to popular social spot Ormond Garage. We look forward to seeing you there!

Where:
Ormond Garage
48 W Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Date:
June 20, 2024

Time:
Social – 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Tickets:
VYPG Members - $5

Future Members - $10


Tickets are $5 for Members and $10 for Future Members. Be sure to bring your business card for a chance to be featured in our Member Spotlight.

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Take Us Out to the Ballgame for Our July Social!
This July, we're collaborating with Food Brings Hope and the Daytona Tortugas for an exciting social event and school supply drive. Join us in the bullpen to network, socialize, enjoy the game, and support our community's youth as they prepare for the upcoming school year.

Where:
Jackie Robinson Ballpark
105 E Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Date*:
Friday, July 19
*Note July's social will be on a Friday, not our usual Thursday.

Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm


Tickets:
Free entry will be provided for the first 50 attendees with donations of school supplies, courtesy of our amazing event sponsor AdventHealth.
Remaining tickets will be $10 per person. Entry includes access to the bullpen, apps, and 2 drink tickets.

We'll see you there to cheer on the Tortugas!

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VYPG Is Turning 20 - Celebrate with Us!
This August, the Volusia Young Professionals Group is hosting its 20-year anniversary at the Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach. For this spectacular event we're rewinding to 2004, celebrating our early days and two decades of awesomeness with an event like no other. Expect all the throwback jams, costume contests, themed activities, delicious eats, and killer drinks with the coolest crew around. Plus, we'll be giving a shoutout to the OGs who made it all possible. YOLO!

Where:
Hard Rock Hotel
918 N Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Save the Date:
August 15th, 2024
6pm – 9pm

Tickets are $20 per person. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!



Past Events


May Power Luncheon All about Volusia County Development!
Join the VYPG for our second Power Luncheon of the year - "Volusia County: The Next 20 Years & the Future of Our Economy."

Event Details:
Tuesday, May 28th
11:30am - 1:00 PM

Panelists:
Tywan Arrington, TEAM Volusia
Harry Jorgensen, TEAM Volusia
Lou Paris, Director of Volusia County Division of Economic Development

Tickets are $10 for Members and $15 for Future Members. We'll see you there!


Join Us for Our May Social!
On May 16th, check out the Workspace Collective for networking and socializing as well as a toiletry drive benefiting the Domestic Abuse Council. Details below!

Where:
Workspace Collective
132 W International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Date:
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time:
Social – 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Tickets:
VYPG Members - $5

Future Members - $10


Tickets can be purchased in advance via our website or at the door ($5 for members and $10 for future members). Donations may be dropped off at the door or at Brown & Brown. Most-needed items include:
Shampoo
Conditioner
Razors
Shave Gel

As Well As:
Toothpaste
Body Soap
Toothbrushes
Body Lotion


Join Us for Our April Social!
On April 18th, you can find us at Dunes Brewery for networking and socializing. Check out the details below, and we'll see you there!

Where:
Dunes Brewery
59 Dunlawton Ave
Port Orange, FL 32127

Date:
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time:
Social – 5:30pm - 7:30

Tickets:
VYPG Members - $5
Future Members - $10

Tickets can be purchased in advance via our website or at the door ($5 for members and $10 for future members).


Volusia County: The Next 20 Years... The Future of Healthcare
Join the VYPG for our first Power Luncheon of the year! During this insightful discussion, we'll be learning from local Halifax Health experts on where we're at and where we're going when it comes to healthcare.

Featured Panelists:
Nate Gittner - Director of Operations
Steve Mach - Vice President, Revenue Cycle
Halifax Physicians & Staff
Dr. Michael Heiland, Chief Medical Information Officer

Date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
11:30am - 1:00pm

Where:
Halifax Health France Tower

Tickets:
VYPG Members - $10
Future Members - $15



VYPG Is Volunteering with Miracle League

The VYPG is proud to once again be volunteering with the Miracle League of Volusia County. Join us on Saturday, April 6th as we partner up with our buddies and enjoy a morning of baseball and fun. Details below:

Where:
NSB Sports Complex
1800 Turnbull Bay Road
New Smyrna Beach, FL   

When:
Saturday, April 6
8:45am - 11:30am


Please reach out to Marabeth Hardwick (marabeth.hardwick@d1training.com) with any questions. We appreciate your support!                      

About Miracle League
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America's favorite pastime. Since the main barriers for these adults arise from the natural grass fields used in conventional leagues, Miracle League teams play on a custom-designed, rubberized turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries. But it's more than playing a game. The Miracle League is about making new friends, building self-esteem and being treated just like other athletes. To help the athletes, the Miracle League uses a "buddy" system – pairing each player with an able-bodied peer. The result is a bond that cannot be described. The Miracle League serves children and adults who suffer from any physical or mental disabilities, which causes them to be excluded, whether intentionally or not, from conventional Baseball leagues.
VYPG Is Headed to Stetson!
Join the Volusia Young Professionals Group for a night at Stetson University's baseball Party Patio! We can't wait to cheer on the Hatters, enjoy the game, and network with fellow young professionals.

Where:
Stetson University Melching Field at Conrad Park
555 S Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724

When:
Friday, April 12
6:30pm - Game End

Tickets:

Tickets are $5 per person. Purchase your ticket here with code DLROTARACT: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2new/BuyNew.asp?EventID=340756&promocode=DLROTARACT. You may also call the Ticket Office at (386) 738-4287 or get your ticket the day-of at the Box Office at Melching Field.

Complimentary catering will be available from Sonny's BBQ, with a cash bar. Thank you to the DeLand Rotaract as our event Food Sponsor!

Golf Clinic

Where:
Daytona Beach Golf Club
600 Wilder Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

When:
Thursday, March 28
5:30 pm

Tickets are $20 per person (for members and future members). We will have two instructors (Brian Stackpole & Lenny Morrow) and 10 hitting stations.
- Wear athletic clothes or golf attire.
- Bring golf clubs and gloves, if you have them.
We only have 30 spots available, so buy your ticket now!
February Social at Avanu on Flagler Ave. in New Smyrna Beach
Join the VYPG for a night of networking at our February Social on February 15th from 5:30-7:30 PM! The event will be held at Avanu on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach! Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website ($5 for members and $10 for future members). See you there!
Date:
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time:
Social – 5:30pm - 7:30
Tickets:
VYPG Members - $5
Future Members - $10


January Social at Embry-Riddle!
Join the VYPG for our first social of the year! To kick off 2024, we're gathering at the ERAU basketball game, located at the ICI Center. Check out the details below.
Date:
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Time:
Social – 5:30pm
ERAU Game – 7:00pm
Tickets:
VYPG Members - $10
Future Members - $15
Ample parking is available at the ICI center. Look for the VYPG table upon entry to check in. Ticket prices include your social entry, game entry (VIP courtside area), drinks, and catering from Stoked Poke. Note that our January social is on Wednesday, rather than our usual Thursday. We will return to regular social scheduling in February.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Join the VYPG for our biggest and best holiday party ever! Thursday, 12/14 from 6pm-8pm! This will be the event of the year! TICKET SALES ENDED
The biggest event of the year is almost here! Join the VYPG for our December holiday party and enjoy an evening of games, networking, photo fun, and amazing prizes. The party takes place from 6pm - 8pm at the Embry-Riddle Mori Hosseini Student Union Center:

610 Aerospace Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114


November Social at Avanu on Flagler in New Smyrna Beach CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Join the VYPG for a night of networking at our November Social on November 16th from 5:30-7:30pm!! The event is being held at Avanu on Flagler in New Smyrna Beach! Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website ($5 for members, $10 for future members). Be sure to bring a business card to enter to win for a chance to be featured as VYPG Member of the Month. See you there!


VYPG Community Service Activity: Halifax Urban Ministries on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

If you would like to participate, please click here to sign up (https://forms.office.com/r/ZicqbAjyCh)
Desc:. Please join the Volusia Young Professionals Group (VYPG) as we volunteer at Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This volunteer activity will take place at Hope Place, 1340 Wright St, Daytona Beach, FL 32117.

Volunteer tasks include:
  • Painting (indoors and/or outdoors)
What to wear:  
  • Comfortable attire (i.e. clothes you do not mind getting dirty)
  • Closed-toe shoes
About: Hope Place, a HUM service center, provides emergency housing for up to 3 months for over 100 families with children each year. Families are provided a safe place to stay, day care for children, three 3 meals a day, tutoring, life skills and budgeting classes, and case management. HUM's Rapid Rehousing Program helps families quickly establish a new residence each year through financial assistance and follows up with case management to increase the chance of a successful outcome, helping families return to being self-sustaining members of our community. Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) prevents homelessness among low-income families by providing emergency assistance and intervenes on behalf of those who have become homeless to reestablish permanent housing. HUM is a faith-based nonprofit that has served the community since 1981. Almost all of their funding is through financial donations by the local community. 94% of each dollar directly provides services to HUM guests. HUM offers homeless prevention & assistance services throughout Volusia County from HUM service centers and distributed services at 30 partner & school locations.
Want to learn more about Halifax Urban Ministries? Please visit: https://halifaxurbanministries.org/index.html

Questions? Contact Ida at ida.babazadeh@adventhealth.com


Please join the Volusia Young Professionals Group (VYPG) as we volunteer at the Beacon Center on Sunday, October 29 from 8:00 – 11:00 am.

If you would like to participate, please click here to sign up.
Volunteer tasks include:
  • Landscaping and yard work
What to wear:  
  • Comfortable attire (i.e. clothes you do not mind getting dirty)
  • Closed-toe shoes
About: The Beacon Center provides empowerment based survivor focused services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. The purpose of the Beacon Center is to provide emergency shelter, advocacy,  support groups, information and referral services, case management, court accompaniment, safety planning, and other needed services to support survivors in their efforts for safety and well-being.  Want to learn more about the Beacon Center? Please visit: Beacon Center (mybeaconcenter.com)

Questions?
Contact Ida at ida.babazadeh@adventhealth.com



Apply to Be on the 2024 VYPG Board

Board Applications for 2024 are now officially open for the Volusia Young Professionals Group! Please click the button below to see the PDF for a full list of board committees and descriptions to help you decide which committee is your best fit.

To apply, please send an email with a short bio on yourself, professionally and personally, along with the top three committees/positions you would like to serve and why, to Nina Hosseini (nina@icihomes.com) and Kristina Circelli (kristinacircelli@gmail.com). If you are applying for a committee and are interested in being chair of that committee, please specifically apply for that.

Board Applications are open through October 21st. Thank you for your interest in the VYPG, and we look forward to an amazing 2024!
October Social at Houligan's in Port Orange
Join the VYPG for our October social at Houligan's! New Member Orientation will be held from 5:15pm - 5:30pm, and our social will be from 5:30pm - 7pm. WE look forward to seeing you there!





September's Social at Copper Bottom Distillery
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 21 5:30-7:30

Where:
Copper Bottom Distillery
998 N. BEACH ST.
Holly Hill, FL 32117 + Google Map

Tickets are $5 for VYPG members and $10 for future members.




August's Social at Oil & Vinegar Daytona
Thursday, AUGUST 17 5:30-7:30

Where:
Oil & Vinegar Daytona
2644 LPGA Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32124 + Google Map

Tickets are $5 for VYPG members and $10 for future members.




2023 VYPG Young Professional of the Year Nominations
Now - August 1
Nominations are open for the 2023 Young Professional of the Year! If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to our community, we want to hear about them. Download and complete the nomination form, then submit it for consideration no later than August 1st. Entry rules and details may be found on the form.

July's Social at Dahlia's Port Orange!
Thursday, JULY 20th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Member Orientation @ 5:15 pm SHARP!
This is a back to school drive that benefits FUTURES Foundation. If you bring a school supply or attend our new member orientation you get free entry to the social.

Where:
Dahlia's Port Orange
1078 Dunlawton Ave.
Port Orange, FL 32129 + Google Map

Tickets are $5 for VYPG members and $10 for future members.


VYPG Pub Crawl
Friday, JULY 21st @ 6 pm - 8 pm



Summer Luncheon: “Building the Future of Volusia,
Adapting Public Safety to the Needs of Growing Communities"
June 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mosaic Community Club,  715 Mosaic Blvd, Daytona Beach + Google Map



Understand the changing needs of a growing community in our upcoming summer luncheon! Our panel will be discussing the unique challenges that come with community growth, including increased demand for services, budget constraints, and changing demographics. Panelists include:

Sheriff Chitwood, Volusia County Sheriff
Jim Judge, Volusia Emergency Management
Todd Allen, DeLand Fire Chief

Event Catered by:


June's Social at Ormond Garage!
Thursday, JUNE 15th @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Where:
Ormond Garage
48 West Granada Blvd.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 + Google Map

Tickets are $5 for VYPG members and $10 for future members.



We're Headed to Maserati for May's Social!
Tuesday, May 16th @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind social that brings together the Volusia Young Professionals Group, the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Get ready to network with local professionals, build your network, and even test drive a Maserati and/or Alfa Romeo! Details below:

Where:
Maserati Alfa Romeo of Daytona
1450 N Tomoka Farms Rd
Daytona Beach, FL 32124 + Google Map

Tickets are $5 for VYPG members and $10 for future members.
NOTE: As this is a joint social, it takes place on a Tuesday rather than our usual third Thursday.



April Social at Brown & Brown Rooftop Deck
(Members Only - $20)
April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SOLD OUT
VYPG Social in partnership with VCAN (Volusia County Can wipe out child and youth hunger and homelessness)
* Mission of VCAN: Eradicate hunger and homelessness among children and youth in Volusia County
* Vision: Create a community where children and youth are empowered to reach their full potential

Appetizers, open bar, live entertainment, t-shirts & goodie bags
300 N Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 United States + Google Map



Miracle League Day - April 22!
Saturday, April 22 at 8:45am until 10:30am

Please join us as we are partnering with The Miracle League of Volusia County in order to put on a great day of baseball by serving as volunteers to help children with special needs in our Community enjoy a great day on the baseball diamond!

  • When: Saturday, April 22 at 8:45am until 11:30am
  • Where: NSB Sports Complex 1800 Turnbull Bay Road New Smyrna Beach
  • What: Serving as Coaches/Buddies to help the kids at bat, run the bases, and interact with the kids to ensure a great day of fun. No Baseball experience needed!

We are looking for 18-20 volunteers in order to ensure the event is a success. All members are VYPG are MORE than welcome to join in the fun! The Athletics Committee looks forward to a great day of fun with your help! Please let us know if you can join and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Here is the link to learn more about their mission: http://www.miracleleaguevolusia.org

Below is the link to the volunteer sign-up sheet for Miracle League Day:



March Social & New Member Orientation at Rock Bottom Brewery
March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock Bottom Brewery, 1864 Victory Circle, Bldg K
Daytona Beach, FL 32114 United States + Google Map


“Building the Future of Volusia” Power Luncheon
March 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Halifax Health Hospital – France Tower, 303 Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach , FL 32114 United States + Google Map


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