We are a group of like-minded individuals from all professions in our 20s, 30s, and 40s who are committed to improving ourselves for the purpose of creating a better community. We are the next generation of leaders who impact the future of the Norfolk area, and we want to empower others to make a difference by becoming active participants in their careers and in the community. We believe that the most influential and powerful individuals become that way because of their core values, and the same goes for us at CONNECT—we aren’t just living, we are engaged and belong to something much bigger.

Coffee & Conversation

These informal discussions are hosted at various locations and include featured guests and projects. Come grab lunch or a cup of coffee while conversing in an engaging, yet completely laid-back, atmosphere.


These unique socials start as the workday concludes and one can relax without the stress of having to get back to the workplace. It’s an opportunity to step away from the chaos of life and develop meaningful relationships.

Signature Events

Whether getting together for a local festival, concert, or throwing our own themed parties, these socials are welcoming to locals and newcomers to participate in all our area has to offer, and have a fabulous time doing it.