Green Tree provides opportunities for its young professionals
Green Tree is taking note of its population of young professionals.
Spearheaded by Councilman David Rea, the Green Tree Young Professionals was founded last month, giving young professionals the chance to network and work together.
“The borough recognizes that young professionals are one of our most valued assets,” Rea said. “It is a growing demographic in the borough.”
The plan, he said, is to have a rotating monthly schedule of professional development activities, social gatherings and volunteer work.
“We don't want it to be a happy hour every month, but we're not ruling that out either,” he said. “One month might be a roundtable discussion with speakers talking about a hot topic. The next month might be a happy hour, and the next, volunteer work.”
Rea said about a dozen young professionals attended the first meeting July 25, and a dozen more have emailed him since then. While it was originally intended just for Green Tree residents, the group has been opened up to the surrounding area.
Amy Cesario, 36, said the organization will help the borough.
“I think groups like this make Green Tree a better place to live and attract young professional individuals to the borough,” she said.
Rea said he got the idea from talking to residents.
“They indicated a need for more activities and opportunities for young professionals in Green Tree,” he said.
“We need bright new young people to keep the borough growing and thriving,” she said. “I am hoping to get to know some new people and have a good time.”
The next meeting of the Green Tree Young Professionals is tonight, Thursday, at 7 in the Carlisle Social Hall, 825 Poplar St.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add Megan Guza to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Carnegie boy gets to be mayor for a day
- Officials concerned expansion plan for South Fayette intersection might not be enough
- Oyler: Importance of lifelong learning a lesson for all
- Loan offered to construct ‘green’ lots in Carnegie
- Retired Heidelberg chief honored by room dedication
- Carnegie, Collier families welcome new additions
- Heidelberg council approves new playground plan
- Heidelberg council to revisit animal ordinance