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2022 YPC Annual Gala

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Name: 2022 YPC Annual Gala
Date: August 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Each year during the YPC Annual Gala, young professionals and business leaders will join together to reflect, connect, and engage with the Greater Des Moines Community. And this year we're bringing the gala back for the first time since 2018! In those ensuing 4 years, since our last gala we have celebrated 20 Years of YPC!

This year's YPC Annual Gala will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 6 pm to 10 pm at Bella Love Event Center. It is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. If you're not a member, you can join for one year for $35 and purchase the ticket at the membership rate. Black tie optional attire is encouraged. Registration is required.

The formal gala will include a networking hour, three-course dinner, YPC review and preview, keynote presentation, and music. 

About the Keynote Speaker
Melissa Vine, MA, LMHC, a licensed mental health counselor with 13 years of experience in business ownership, is a professional speaker (www.melissavine.com) and the Executive Director at The Beacon, a trauma-informed, equity-centered home and programming for women recovering from domestic violence, incarceration, and substance use. As a speaker, leader, and domestic violence survivor, she passionately empowers others to act with courage in the face of life and work challenges. She received a bachelor’s in Communication Studies in 2002, graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in Professional Counseling in 2016, and is a JD Candidate with a full-tuition scholarship at Drake Law School as an Iowa State Supreme Court Scholar. Melissa was the 2022 Remarkable Woman of the Year, in the 2021 class of the Des Moines Business Record's Forty Under 40, 2018 recipient of One to Watch, and the 2014 recipient of Service Business of the Year by the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce. She has spoken for the Business Record's Fearless launch, Iowa Board of Regents Campus Safety and Security Summit, Arts Midwest, Iowa Healthcare Financial Management Women's Conference, UnityPoint Clinic, the UNI Center for Violence Prevention, and the Iowa Small Business Summit. Melissa lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her four teenage boys and volunteers with the Downtown Chamber of Commerce, ACES Steering Committee, Full Circle Recovery Community Centers, and Des Moines Public Schools. 
Bella Love Event Venue
8801 University Ave Ste 29
Clive, IA 50325
Date/Time Information:
6:00 pm - Networking & Cocktail/Hors D'oevers
7:00 pm - Dinner & Remarks
8:30 pm - Dancing!
Contact Information:
Greg Lin, 2022-23 YPC Past President
$25 Member
$50 Non-Member
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