John Howell’s column

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 2, 2012

YPP to encourage this ‘promising generation’

Attendance and enthusiasm at an introductory reception Monday sponsored by Young Professionals of Panola (YPP) promises great potential for the future of the county.

Organized under the auspices of the Panola Partnership, YPP seeks to unify the talents and skills held by an extremely gifted group — typically the 25-to-45-year olds who are in the trenches of life building careers, raising families, who sometimes find themselves drained and who at other times realize how powerful and productive they have become.

When these young business and professional people get together, they can find mutual support, share fine ideas and bring them into fruition more expeditiously than the generation before them who would spend more time procrastinating.

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YPP plans to provide opportunities for networking, business and professional develop and to plan seasonal service projects in the community.

YPP’s next move is a “signing day” at the Partnership office on the downtown Square, Thursday, March 8, starting at  5 p.m.

The Partnership has done well to encourage this promising generation whose members have decided to make their lives in Panola County. We are all enriched by their decisions.