Registration open for Mississippi Young Professionals Summit in Meridian

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

JACKSON – On April 25 and 26, 2013, the Mississippi Young Professionals (MSYP) will host the MSYP 2013 Summit, Rethink Mississippi: No Suits, No PowerPoints, No Bull, at the Mississippi State University Riley Center, located at 2200 Fifth Street in downtown Meridian.

The event, coordinated by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), will launch the first year of MSYP, a non-profit organization designed to connect the state’s existing young professionals and YP organizations in order to create a network that will develop, empower and retain young professionals in Mississippi. MSYP’s 19-member board is comprised of business leaders in their 20s, 30s and 40s from each region of the state.

Speakers at the two-day event include Governor Phil Bryant, Peavey Electronics Founder and Chief Executive Officer Hartley Peavey, creative instigator and speaker Dyana Valentine, Civil Rights leader Roscoe Jones, Sr., young business owner Keyes Kennard of Mobile Solutions and Paromita Mitra, Miss Mississippi USA 2013. Topics to be covered include: Post It to Facebook, Let’s Go to Work, Innovation Can Happen in Mississippi, Never Say Never and LinkedIn(to) It. The event will also include networking opportunities.

The cost to attend the MSYP 2013 Summit is $75 per person, which includes four meals, an MSYP t-shirt, and admission to a social event on April 25. The social will include complimentary crawfish and beverages, sponsored by Mitchell Distributing, as well as

live entertainment by bluesman Grady Champion in downtown Meridian’s Dumont Plaza.

For more information or to register online, please visit or contact Fredie Carmichael at

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