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A night of motivational speeches by leading local and national speakers, a Memphis music showcase, an organizational fair and mixer and not to mention all of this benefits mentoring programs in Memphis!
This event is your kickoff to the new year, empowering young professionals in the Mid-South to get connected and live out their dreams while investing in the next generation. Created by Connect Memphis, The Professional Connection will be catered by top local chefs, with a speech by Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and notable local speakers, a keynote by Trent Shleton, a toast by Cynthia Daniels (President of Memphis Urban League Young Professionals) and hosted by Gina Myers of Young Women Philanthropists, this event is your first push for the new year and your commitment to giving back in Memphis. Join us January 25, 2014 for The Professional Connection!
Trent Shelton - Former NFL player turned motivational speaker with currently over half a million Facebook followers.
Tim C Nicholson - Founder of Bigfish Creative and I Like My Team
Carrie Brown-Smith - Journalism Professor at the University of Memphis and one of top twitter personalities in the city.
This event serves as a fundraiser for local non-profit mentoring programs in Memphis. Please join us to get empowered, get connected, and contribute to the next generation!
Your ticket gets you into the kickoff AND the mixer!
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Jennifer Sadler is an innovator, instructor and entrepreneur. After gaining her master’s in journalism from the University of Memphis, she began her career in sales and marketing before transitioning to entrepreneurship. She developed Connect Memphis to help bridge the gap between young professionals and opportunities for engagement and development in Memphis. In 2014, she developed Lolo (short for Love Local), an online marketplace and gift box company that showcased products made by local vendors. Sadler has a passion for local and small businesses, as she continually educates the community. In 2014, she began teaching entrepreneurship and management at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. Her classes introduced students to esteemed local entrepreneurs and allowed them to create businesses that gave back to the city. In addition to teaching, she developed and implemented numerous campaigns for local and national businesses as a digital strategist for The Commercial Appeal. Her knowledge of the changing landscape of news brought her to the University of Mississippi to teach multimedia journalism as part of the Integrated Marketing Communications program. Her goal is to disrupt collegiate education by introducing students to new ideas, new methods and new projects that will better prepare them for the opportunities available after college.