Westfield Young Professionals Give Back to Community
Group shows potential to engage with more young professionals
Photographer / Amy Payne
Jimmy Cox, president of Westfield Young Professionals, says volunteers who join the city’s wonderful organization of business men and women will not be disappointed.
“Through involvement with Westfield Young Professionals, a member can expand their networking connections, and learn about ways to volunteer in Westfield and the greater Hamilton County area,” Cox says.
Many worthwhile organizations have already benefited from the great work that the Westfield Young Professionals do.
“Many of our committee members are involved in other parts of the community as well, such as Westfield Youth Assistance, local churches, service organizations, etc.,” Cox says. “The best way to get involved is to meet people and express a desire to give back.”
“We will also meet at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 for trivia night at Grand Junction Tap Room. In August, we are looking at how to be involved with the Colts Training Camp,” Cox says. “People can learn more about our events at our Facebook page, group page, and website.”
Westfield Young Professionals are planning additional meetings in several fun locations throughout Westfield and other places.
“Our best attended events are typically hosted at Chiba, Urban Vines, and Wolfie’s Grill in Westfield,” Cox says. “Additionally, we have volunteered at Open Doors of Westfield and The O’Connor House.”
Cox noted that Westfield Young Professionals is a committee under the Westfield Chamber of Commerce, which was started in 2013.
“It was decided back then that the chamber needed to do a better job of connecting to young people, so a few of the board members and volunteers organized to form Westfield Young Professionals,” Cox says. “You do not have to be a member of the chamber to be involved in the group.”
Cox added that the best part of the group is that you meet other young professionals and older professionals. He joined in 2017 and was immediately eager to return. He enjoys serving as the organization’s president.
“Personally, I have made new friends, and professionally, I have formed new business relationships that have positively affected my work,” Cox says.
The age group of Westfield Young Professionals is post college to 40.
“There is a lot of potential to engage more young professionals,” Cox says.
Cox believes the business community in Westfield is growing and will continue to expand over the next five to 10 years.
“It’s our hope that more young professionals will get involved so they can have a say in how the community grows, and what businesses should move to Westfield,” Cox says. “We encourage all professionals to engage with us and attend our events. Stay up to date on what we’re doing through our website and social media presence.”
For more information about the Westfield Young Professionals group, visit their website at www.westfieldyoungprofessionals.com. Additionally, those interested can connect with the group on Facebook and Instagram @WestfieldYoungProfessionals.