December is the time of year when we give back to our community. That's why our monthly Mix will take place at the College of St. Joseph in part with the Gift of Life Marathon blood drive on December 20th from 6-8pm. We'll hear from Steve Costello, organizer of the Gift of Life Marathon, as he shares about the power of having an impact and making a difference in your community. Local resident Dawn Hill will also tell her personal story about the difference that blood donations can make.
If you're interested in donating blood, the drive will take place from 10-6 on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. Please consider signing up for a donation time here and helping to save a life!
The Young Professionals Summit of Vermont is an annual, one-day event for Vermonters to network, share ideas, and confront issues faced by the state's young workforce. Equal parts professional development and community action, the summit aims to empower young people to create positive change by connecting them with business leaders, policymakers, and, most importantly, each other. Anyone with an interest in contributing to the future of Vermont is encouraged to participate. Visit ypsummitvt.com for full schedule and details!
Join us in Rutland at Therapydia, an innovative physical therapy clinic using technology to improve quality of care and increase patient satisfaction and outcomes. They’ll be providing Yoga and TRX demos and sharing information about their services.
Enter to win the Therapydia RYP Wellness Package (valued at $300)!
Food and cash bar from Café Provence
Join us OUTSIDE, in conjunction with Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, for our September Mix at Casella Construction! John Casella II and Joseph Casella will share details about their upcoming annual October fundraiser, Wheels for Warmth, as well as a look into the world of Casella Construction.
Join us in Proctor for a leisurely paddle from the Proctor Falls down the meandering Otter Creek to Gorham Bridge. Paddle past tranquil farm country and maybe even see a titular otter. The downstream trip will take about half an hour at a leisurely pace while the upstream trip will take about 45 minutes and will be a little more of a workout. Afterwards, we can all meet up at Franklin's for a beverage and appetizers.
This event will be dependent upon the weather, the river level, the current, and whether or not there have been any recent combined sewer overflows. Participants must bring their own kayak or canoe, life vest, paddle, and transportation to and from.
Location Details: Proctor Falls recreation area off of Patch St. Park in the parking area and bring your canoe or kayak to the beach area to launch.
***PLEASE NOTE: RYP is serving ONLY as a promoter of this event and does not assume any liability involved with the activity nor responsibility for organizing the event. River canoeing/kayaking, like any outdoor activity, has inherent risks. Those choosing to participate in this outing do so at their own risk.***
Cost if applicable: N/A
RSVP Details: No RSVP required. Just show up on the date/time and watch the Facebook event for any changes or cancellations.
Our August mix takes us to Omya in Florence, VT starting at 5:30 (please note time change). We'll hear from Plant Manager, Wayne Wilmans. Half hour tours of the plant will be available on a first come first serve basis. Catered by Café Provence!
Note: Please make sure to wear closed toed shoes. Parking area will be marked off.
Circle Technology Collective International (CTCI), a small firm that provides technology-based services around the globe to private and public sector organizations, will share their Rutland office with RYP for the July mix. Hear from a company representative about their different offerings such as IT support, Web Design, Social Media and SEO brand strategies, Website Hosting, Cyber Security and more.
Plus - Drone Demonstrations! Guests will have the chance to fly smaller units and take virtual flights using the Google viewing system with larger drones. Weather dependent.
Enjoy food catered by Sandy's Books and Bakery, music from DJ Mike D, and door prizes.
PARKING: Due to limited space, we ask that people park at Christ the King Church, just a short walk to CTCI at 51 B Killington Avenue.
RYP is entering its 6th year! Join us in celebrating the accomplishments over the past five years and hear about exciting things to come.
NEW THIS YEAR – Registered members of the Rutland Young Professionals have voting privileges and the right to participate in our governance. This year, we are proposing a slate of nominees to fill four at-large board seats, as well as the positions of treasurer, secretary, and president-elect. Voting will require a quorum of our registered members and will take place by voice vote of those who are in attendance.
Our June Mix will begin immediately following at 6 PM. We'll hear from outgoing president Will Gormly and incoming president Steve Peters.
Food & cash bar from Roots!
The May Mix brings us to Live Love Yoga in downtown Rutland, owned by Rebekah Robichaud. Check out this new and beautiful studio, offering group and private yoga classes, monthly workshops, guided & open studio meditation, massage and more.
Bring your comfy clothes because you'll have the opportunity to join in a couple yoga activities centered around breaking through stigmas and stereotypes as well as body positivity.
Food & Beverages are being provided by Juice Amour, Rutland's newest juice bar, located right below Live Love Yoga.
Ever wanted to learn how to play Rugby? Haven't played in a while but interested in learning more about the Club, or just to hit the pitch for a night? Come join the Men's and Women's Rutland Rugby Club for a night out on the pitch - rain or shine! Enjoy a round of drinks on them afterwards at Center Street Alley. There might be a bit of pushing (have you seen a 'scrum' before?) or physical contact. Wear clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty and cleats are suggested. Free!
RSVP to the Rugby Club at email@example.com to let them know you'll plan to attend.
Save the Date for our 2nd Annual Gala at the beautiful Mountain Top Inn & Resort!
- Awards Celebration to honor Young Professional of the Year & Business of the Year
- Champagne Toast sponsored by Hannoush Jewelers
- Cocktail Hour & Buffet Dinner
- Music + Dancing
- Photobooth with Vibe Portrait Art
- Special Member Rate
- Local Discounts
Reduced Room Rate!
The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is offering an exclusive rate of $100/nt for a Classic Lodge room or $125/nt for Luxury Lodge Room or Cabin. Guest Houses are available at $125 per bedroom (# of bedrooms vary per house). Tax & resort fee extra. Call 802.483.2311 to make your reservations.
>> Get your gala dress at Raw Honey Apparel and Fruition Fineries and receive 15% off your purchase, PLUS a code for 15% off your ticket price!
>>10% off (from April 1-20) with proof of Gala ticket purchase at McNeil & Reedy
Tickets: $60 for Members / $80 for Non-Members
Want to become a member of RYP? Join today, and then purchase your tickets at the discounted rate!
Come out check out the new location of Same Sun of Vermont!
Co-owner, Philip Allen, will share some company history while Vice President, Khanti Munro, will speak about the ever-changing evolution of the solar industry, as well as some cutting-edge office features including EV chargers, solar awning, and smart solar battery storage.
Apps, beer & wine by Roots, plus door prizes!
Enter via the main West St. "awning entrance". Limited public parking available behind the office in Citizen Bank lot, includes 2x EV parking spots.
DATE CHANGE: THURS, FEB 15! Learn about Stafford Technical Center at our February mix. Join us and learn from Cindy Dunigan, Outreach Coordinator, about the tech center’s career education programs as students provide us tours of the facility. Appetizers will be provided by STC’s very own culinary arts program.
Pico Mountain invites members of Rutland Young Professionals and their families to enjoy a day of skiing and riding at a special group rate. Pico is a great place for families, friends, and is enjoyed by many in the local community. They offer a homey setting with a friendly atmosphere to enjoy the great outdoors and hope to reach more of our community to provide access to the mountain and adventure. They have everything you could need - from discount passes to rentals - to get out for the day to enjoy Pico Mountain and we look forward to seeing you!
Ticket Prices & Rental Prices (rentals include helmets)
1 Day Adult Ticket: $30; 1 Day Adult Rental: $31
1 Day Youth Ticket: $25; 1 Day Youth Rental: $22
To receive this rate, RYP members must purchase tickets through the group sales desk at Pico Mountain, or in advance through contacting Mike Biasuzzi via email at
MBiasuzzi@killington.com or phone # 802-422-6131. Tickets being purchased the day of event must be purchased between 8am and 1pm at the Group Sales desk in the Pico Ticket Office.
Lessons are available with advance reservation.
The Mentor Connector is hosting its 11th Annual Mentor Bowl at the Rutland Bowlerama and RYP is looking to form a team! If interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.
4 Bowlers per Team
2 Games per Team
2 Time slots to chose from: 12:30pm & 2:30pm
Prizes for the winning teams and leading fundraisers
Awesome silent auction, music, food, prizes, and fun await!
Come on out and show your support. The Mentor Bowl helps The Mentor Connector raise funds to support more mentor matches for Rutland County Youth in 2018.
The Mentor Connector has assisted hundreds of Rutland County youth. Mentoring leads to increased school performance, skills, and self-worth through trained and professionally supported mentors.
Each team is asked to raise $200. You can do it easily at www.crowdrise.com/MentorBowl. T-Shirts given to teams that raise $250++!
Start the year off right at our January Mix at Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center in downtown Rutland! Owner, Eileen Coughlin, will share a bit about the many offerings at Pyramid. Wear your comfy clothes - you'll have the opportunity to experience the salt cave, light & sound journey rooms, sound & meditation sessions, aromatherapy station and more.
Appetizers & non-alcoholic drinks catered by Harvest Moon Cafe & Bakehouse. Door prizes, too!
6:00-7:00 PM – Mix, mingle & food
7:00 PM – Welcome from Eileen
7:10-7:40 PM – Break-out Session 1
7:40-8:10 PM – Break-out session 2
People can continue to mingle on the second floor if uninterested in breakout sessions
Begin the year with Clarity ~ Intention ~ Inspiration
Sample Immersion Wellness Experiences to help you stay centered and focused and create the balance between mind, body and soul enabling you to better meet your work goals.
Session 1: Meditation & Sound Session
Start with a guided meditation to help you relax then sample the therapeutic benefits of sound. Meditation and sound create a calm centeredness within.
Session 2: Salt Cave Session
Relax and recline in zero gravity chairs and enjoy the natural detoxifying benefits of Himalayan Salt Cave.
Pyramid Light & Sound Journey Room Session
Come on a journey using the alchemy of light, sound, color and environment ...the destination is within.
Breathe in the many benefits of oxygen infused with essential oils to give your body a pick me up.
It’s Giving Back Month! Join us for our December Mix at the Rutland Regional Medical Center (in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center Conference Rooms A & B). Dr. Mary Beerworth, OB/GYN and Kelly McHugh, Practice Leader of CHCRR Pediatrics, will be joining us to discuss the Reach Out and Read program. We encourage you to bring along a children’s book (up to age 6) to support their children’s reading program.
Give back and network with young professionals in the Rutland region! Bring a friend and a children’s book! Plus, enjoy delicious food & cash bar from Roots the Restaurant!
RYP is excited to curl up with a partner, Rutland Rocks Curling Club (RRCC), for this meet-up! Beginning off the ice in the warm room at Giorgetti Arena you'll learn the basic rules, etiquette, and strategy of curling along with techniques for delivering and sweeping the stone. You’ll then get to practice your new skills on the ice by playing an abbreviated game! No equipment needed. Just wear clean, rubber-soled shoes and comfortable, movable, weather-appropriate clothing.
After the game, come warm up with us at Strangefellows Pub for “broomstacking”. During this traditional après-curling event, the winning team customarily buys the losing team drinks. In this case, your ticket includes one drink ticket and a taco bar! Curling will be on the TVs and good vibes will be all around. Space is limited, you don’t want to miss this!
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: www.rutlandrocks.com/register
QUESTIONS: For more information, please call RRCC (802) 294-CURL or email email@example.com. While you have your phone out, check out their website www.rutlandrocks.com and find links to their calendar, Facebook and Instagram!
The Marble Valley Runners are hosting a meet-up Tuesday November 21st at 6:20 pm. Whether you’re looking to prep for a turkey trot, turkey dinner or are looking to run for fun, please join us for a social 5K with drinks and food for purchase at Strangefellows Pub after the run! All levels are welcome, this is a social run! We will meet at the Amtrak station parking lot at 6:20 pm and take off for our run at 6:30 pm. Bring your flashlights/headlamps. We hope to see you there!
Join us for a Fall Fashion Show at Southside Steakhouse featuring clothing from Fruition Fineries & Raw Honey Apparel and hair & makeup by Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge.
Fruition & Raw Honey owner, Rebecca Buonadonna will show off some of this fall's fashion trends in a runway style show.
Meet and network with young professionals from the Rutland region. Bring a friend! Apps and cash bar available, plus our monthly door prizes.
Join us for a night at the Pittsford Haunted House (8 PM) and pre-game meet up at Will Gormly's Mountain Cider Company Cider Mill, located at 99 W Rd, North Chittenden, VT at 6 PM.
The Pittsford Haunted House is great fun and really quite the show! Each year, the volunteer fire department puts this thing on and it has become their largest fundraiser.
Before we head over to get the bejesus scared out of us, plan to meet for chili, beers, cider, whatever you wanna bring to the pot-luck style pre-game! We will leave for the Haunted House around 7:45-8 pm. Should be all done by 10 pm. Plan to leave separately from the Haunted House, so car-pool accordingly!
Cost: Potluck is free.
Tickets to HH: $10 adults
(Plan on having cash ready)
No RSVP needed. The potluck beforehand will be BYOB.
Join us at The Draught Room at the Diamond Run Mall. Hear from Isabella Esposito on GE ECPO and Nate Beach, Plant Manager. Learn about all the wonderful opportunities GE Rutland has to offer in innovation and exploration!
* Door Prizes!
* Cash Bar & Apps provided by The Draught Room
Sponsored by GE Aviation
Join us for the 3rd Annual Young Professionals Summit of Vermont!
The Young Professionals Summit of Vermont is an annual, one-day event for Vermonters to network, share ideas, and confront issues faced by the state's young workforce. Equal parts professional development and community action, the summit aims to empower young people to create positive change by connecting them with business leaders, policymakers, and, most importantly, each other. Anyone with an interest in contributing to the future of Vermont is encouraged to participate.
Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Networking will follow the Summit from 4:30-6:30 PM. Find out more about the day's speakers and activities: www.ypsummitvt.com
Help us celebrate four years of RYP! Join us as we highlight leadership transition within the organization and the Rutland region. Free and open to all.
Guest speakers: Sara Gilbert, The Leadership Project and Dan Doenges, co-owner of Vermont Sport & Fitness
Apps by Noels Catering // Cash Bar // Door Prizes