Beaufort County, Pitt County Young Professionals host joint meeting

Published 9:08 am Saturday, October 7, 2023

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By Ellen Brabo, For Washington Daily News

In an effort to foster community connections and promote collaboration, the Young Professionals of Beaufort County recently joined forces with their counterparts in Pitt County for an After Hours Networking Social at 1906 Bistro and Bourbons in Washington, North Carolina on Oct. 4th.

The highlight of the evening was a captivating talk by Jonathan “JT” Tyndall, the Community Cultivation Coordinator for Ripe for Revival, the non-profit arm of Ripe Revival, an organization dedicated to “Reviving Communities Through Food.”

Tyndall shared insights into the organization’s mission and programs, emphasizing the recent expansion of their Mobile Market initiative into Beaufort County earlier this summer. The Mobile Market, a unique concept that retrofits a bus into a pay-what-you-can grocery store, is set to begin its weekly services in Aurora next week. Additionally, a third service site in Pitt County is on the horizon for next month.

“I really enjoyed my time sharing with the Young Professional members and love what’s going on in Washington,” said Tyndall. “I believe the opportunity to network in these communities is extremely beneficial for organizations like Ripe for Revival as we seek to partner and serve Eastern NC.”

Bringing together young professionals from diverse fields and backgrounds, the joint social between Beaufort and Pitt Counties has broader implications for the region. Networking events like these serve as vital platforms for young professionals to expand their horizons, establish meaningful connections, and foster collaborative efforts.

These events provide avenues for individuals to exchange ideas, explore potential collaborations, and discover new opportunities that can ultimately contribute to the growth and vitality of their communities.

“It’s great to see what the Pitt and Beaufort County Young Professionals are doing and how they want to actively find ways to better their community,” observed Tyndall.

The Young Professionals of Beaufort County, an organization affiliated with the Washington Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, serves individuals between the ages of 21 and 35 residing or working in Beaufort County. For more information about their upcoming networking events, visit their Facebook page @ypbc.