Young Professionals Of Parma To Plan Over Paczkis

Now in its second year, the Young Professionals of Parma is looking to increase participation and awareness of the group and its mission. To achieve these goals, the group will host a meeting, which will take place Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at the Parma Ridge library. Attendees are invited to enjoy paczkis from Rudy's Strudel and Bakery while learning more about the group and opportunities to participate in its various committees, including Volunteering & Philanthropy, Business Engagement, Political Advocacy & Community Development and Social & Events. 
The group invites anyone interested in learning more about its mission or interested in getting involved to attend. The group focuses on engaging with people ages 20 to 40 but all ages are welcome to come to the meeting. In conjunction with the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of Parma looks to serve the interests of young professionals in Parma and the Parma area including Seven Hills and Parma Heights. Living or working in Parma is not a requirement to attend the meeting or become involved in the group. Anyone who has a passion for Parma or interest in the city is encouraged to attend.  
"As we enter our second year, we really want to reignite interest in the group and make sure people understand what we're about and what our goals are," said Jackie Baraona, YPOP president. "We want to be more than a social group. We're trying to become a non-profit and we've established committees to launch some of our other initiatives. But we need more people to support our efforts to take the group to the next level." 
Young Professionals of Parma's mission is to strengthen the community of Parma through networking, activism and local pride. Wife and husband Jackie and Bill Baraona founded the group in July 2016. Learn more about the event and group on 

Kathie Zipp

In her day job, Kathie Zipp is managing editor for Solar Power World magazine, published by WTWH Media out of Cleveland, Ohio. Outside of work, Kathie enjoys sharing her passion for Cleveland and its suburbs by blogging on the content council for Engage! Cleveland. She also recently joined the marketing and communications committee for the Young Professionals of Parma and is excited to advocate for her hometown in this role.

Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 9:46 AM, 02.05.2018