$200

Ignite Corporate Membership

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Ignite Young Professionals is a collaborative, energetic group dedicated to personal and professional development for all young adults connected to Portage County. Ignite provides the opportunity to develop leadership skills, connect with other young professionals, and learn about the people and places that make our community a great place to live, work, and play.

Corporate memberships
We recognize the value the relationship between our organization and your company can provide, so we're excited to offer corporate memebrships.

For only $200, you'll receive five Ignite memberships that will provide your employees with the opportunity to visit local businesses and talk with the entrepreneurs who have built them, meet and network with peers and business leaders in the county, and get involved in the community.

Why is it so important for Portage County employers to support Ignite? Here are the top five reasons:

  1. Employee Loyalty: As employees feel more attached to an area through community involvement, they are more likely to stay in the area and with the same employer.
  2. Recruitment: Networking with current members can enrich the recruitment pool with leadership skills and other desirable traits.
  3. Increase Knowledge Base: Access to new ideas and resources can help your business become a stronger company internally and in the eyes of the surrounding area.
  4. Know the Human Resources Available: Companies have the opportunity to meet and network with the next generation of employees and be able to realistically gauge those who will be advancing in their careers.
  5. Peer-to-Peer Marketing: Members discuss where they work and what they do with each other at Ignite events. This is a way for other professionals to learn about your company from current employees.

2019 Events

  • Backstage Passes to local businesses
  • Lunch, Learn, Lead with community leaders
  • Networking session with peers
  • Leadership events

Backstage PassBackstage Pass Events
See businesses and community organizations behind the scenes at Ignite Backstage Pass events. Learn what goes on inside Portage County’s best from food and brewing to politics and insurance. These events give members an opportunity to meet business leaders and learn what goes into their success while networking with fellow young professionals.

Lunch, Learn, LeadBite with Ignite
Bite with Ignite programs are designed to be discussions over lunch with area business and community leaders and are an opportunity for Ignite members to meet area leaders and hear their personal stories while engaging in a conversation about life, community and leadership.

Social EventsSocial & Networking Events
From speed networking to our Holiday Party, Ignite members grow their connections while building relationships professionally and personally. These opportunities ensure a skilled workforce for a growing Portage County economy, while members enjoy time with peers.

VolunteerVolunteer Opportunities
In addition to maintaining the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Cty HH three times per year, Ignite members select, plan and execute an annual service project. Past projects include the Born Learning Trail at Mead Park and a dog walking trail for volunteers and staff at the Humane Society of Portage County. With a diverse list of community service activities, members are able to find a cause that is tailored to fit their personal passions. Ignite encourages members to volunteer at community events throughout the year.

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