It's that time of year again where we celebrate our members, supporters, volunteers and community. Join us at the barn at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort for a beautiful evening of great food & drinks, music & dancing, and more.
We'll be honoring the Business of the Year and Young Professional of the Year with an awards ceremony and champagne toast sponsored by Hannoush Jewelers of Rutland, VT. Send us your nominations for YP of the Year through 3/18.
- Bring 5 items to the Rutland Community Cupboard and get $5 off your Gala ticket
- Early bird tickets are available for purchase Monday, March 18!
Mountain Top is offering $100/night for a Classic Lodge Room or $125/night for a Luxury Lodge Room or Cabin. (Guest Houses are available at $125 per bedroom and # of bedrooms vary per house.) Tax and resort fees extra. Please call ahead to reserve.
Mountain Top is also offering attendees HALF OFF MAKEUP SERVICES at the Salon when booked with a hair service the day of the event. Just mention the RYP Gala when booking!
Find the perfect outfit:
- 20% off at Amber Sprott Boutique (call to make an apt)
- 15% off at Fruition Fineries
- 10% off at McNeil & Reedy, Inc.
All ticket holders will be entered to win a FREE publicity headshot from Vibe Portrait Art ($169 value!)
Merchants Hall in downtown Rutland is hosting the Broadway Babies Drag Show, a night of drag routines, audience games, special performances, and costume contests. Meet up with some of our members there for a night of fun! Broadway attire encouraged. BYOB. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets $15 general admission, $25 VIP, and available at the door. Learn more about the event itself here.
Save the date for our annual Fashion Show mix! Come mingle from 6-7 with some apps and a cash bar provided by Southside Steakhouse. Then stick around for our fashion show starting at 7, featuring clothing from downtown Rutland’s Fruition Fineries and Amber Sprott Boutique, and hair & makeup by Blush Salon & Beauty Lounge. Just in time to get prepped for RYP Annual Gala!
Door prizes include2 free tickets to the Gala and a free night’s stay at Mountain Top Inn the night of the Gala (must purchase Gala tickets prior to mix).
Let's meet up for this fun music event from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra happening at Merchants Hall. The program celebrates International Women’s Day with a lineup of all female composers.
Tickets are on a sliding scale, it's BYOB and afterward, we can head to Brix Bistro in Rutland. Grab your ticket now and we'll see you there!
For more info, check out the official event page VSO Jukebox at Merchants Hall.
(Note: RYP is not organizing this performance. We're simply encouraging our members and friends to join us at a fun local event.)
Thinking about purchasing or already own a home? Join RYP for our February Mix at Neighborworks of Western Vermont in West Rutland to learn more about the organization's programs for current and soon-to-be homeowners!
Neighborworks staff will share details about their wide variety of offerings, including home buyer education classes, down payment assistance loans, and low-cost energy audits through the HEAT Squad. There will also be information available about the We Can Fix It home maintenance course for women, Everyday Chef program, and more!
Apps + door prizes. See you there!
Castleton University President, Karen Scolforo, invites you to join her in the President’s Box for a night of Spartan Hockey at the The Spartan Arena. Doors open 6:30, puck drops at 7. Bring a friend or meet up with other young professionals. Admission is FREE!
Interested? Spots are limited to 13 so RSVP today by contacting Leslie: firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Castleton University hosts the first mix of 2019 at the Spartan Arena at the Diamond Run Mall. This month's theme is all about health and wellness. The ice rink will be open exclusively for RYP with free skating and rentals! Please be sure to dress warm as it can be chilly in the arena. Castleton will be providing appetizers and a cash bar.
Save the date! This popular event is back for the second year and space is limited! Registration information will be available soon! See Facebook event for more details.
Rutland Rocks Curling Club (RRCC) is excited to curl up with RYP for the second annual meet-up! Thanks to Maple Leaf Clinic of Wallingford and Campbell Plaster & Iron of West Rutland for their generous support of this event.
Beginning off the ice in the warm room at Giorgetti Arena you will 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.
Wear clean, rubber-soled shoes and comfortable, movable, weather-appropriate clothing. (No one will blink if you choose to wear a helmet too!)
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 the first drinks (and the losing team reciprocates the next round). In this case, our sponsors have bought you a drink ticket and a taco bar—included in the low $15 ticket price!
BONUS: This counts as the Learn to Curl course required join Rutland Rocks and curl in our Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday leagues...a $20 value (club membership dues still apply)!
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 the Giorgetti Library) 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, who will share some history about the blood drive. 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! We’ll also have a sign-up sheet at the mix.
Cash donations will be accepted for the American Red Cross in place of door prizes.
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!