We honestly can’t believe that it’s December already. Just last week we stuffed ourselves with turkey and started decorating for Christmas. For our last post of 2021, we thought we’d look back on some great memories, and get you excited for some things to come.
There was a lot of great content submitted by our members this year. Here’s a few links to some relevant articles:
Are You Ready for a Change In Career by Christina Ingrassia
Four Things Young Professionals Are Looking for in an Employer by the Professional Development Committee
Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Business by Kelly Fischer
Virtual Networking During COVID and Beyond by Lorrie Delk Walker
How Much Should I Save for Retirement? by Sterling Searcy
Buzz on Brand by Nicole Bradham
Top Networking Tips on Building a Killer Network by Christina Ingrassia
You Get Out What You Put In by Blake Denz
Are you an EMERGE member who loves to write and is interested in contributing to our monthly blog in 2022? We are looking for content relevant to our audience of young professionals, and are seeking contributors among our members. If you have an idea, email email@example.com. We would love to feature it!
We had a lot to make up for in 2021 after 2020, and we made some amazing memories. Here are a list of events that had everyone talking this year:
Most attended event: EMERGE Gala: Murder Mystery!
The newest event: The Most Awkward Networking Event
The sharpest event: Membership Drive at Axe Calibur
Most impactful event: S.O.L.E. Saturday
Top professional development event: Follow the Leaders: Resilient Leadership
We still have one more event up our sleeve in 2021, and if you haven’t signed up for our Vision Board Workshop yet, there is still time! Don your most festive holiday sweater and join us for a few hours of fun and crafts.
Getting connected Our Marketing Committee worked hard to amp up our presence on social media this year, and you all gravitated the most toward Facebook, closely followed by the ‘gram. Our focus has been generating relevant, appealing and engaging content consistently for our audience--and we’ll continue to do that in the new year. And because coming up with content is a full-time job within itself, feel free to reach out to our marketing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas!
In 2022, we also have a plan to feature you, our members, for content. Do you have an interesting job? Have you just started your own business? Got an engaging routine that you think would benefit other professionals? Send us a brief email about it and we'll feature you! Include some pics, or even a video!
We started a new campaign this year that put the spotlight on our members, because they are the reason we exist. If you missed them, no worries! We made you a list:
We also have a few more in the hopper, so stay tuned to our social media pages for more. And if you’re an EMERGE member with a story to share and aren’t too camera shy, reach out to us at info@emergelake and we’ll schedule you for a spotlight.
A new year at EMERGE means a new line-up of leadership in our committees. At our annual gala, we announced the new slate for 2022:
Megan Ruscello will be EMERGE’s 2022 Chair
Sterling Searcywill be Vice Chair
Sarah Betzer will be the Immediate Past Chair
Nick Le will be board Secretary
Ryan White will be board Treasurer
Emily Craine will be the Membership Committee Chair
Kassia Alamm will be the Events Committee Chair
Jane Wright will continue to chair the Volunteer Committee
The Professional Development Committee Chair is still pending
We are definitely looking forward to what this upcoming year will bring in 2022. Feel free to reach out to any of these individuals directly with any questions or suggestions, or catch them at a committee meeting next year. There’s also one month left to say good-bye to the current chairs, so check out our calendar for details on the when and where.
And if you don’t see you this year, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year! Catch us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.