CONNECT Young Professional Group

Connect is group of like-minded individuals from all professions in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are committed to improving themselves for the purpose of creating a better community. They are the next generation of leaders who impact the future of the Norfolk area, and want to empower others to make a difference by becoming active participants in their careers and in the community. Connect believes that the most influential and powerful individuals become that way because of their core values.

 

Connect holds events and forums once or twice a month. The goal of every Connect event is to create opportunities that engage and empower people through ridiculously entertaining social activities. The forums provide a space to share ideas and information instantly, without barriers, creating more meaningful conversations. The group is constantly seeking new individuals for fresh perspectives.

 

Connect’s mission is to showcase the Norfolk area as a dynamic, growing community for young leaders to live and work.

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.

disCONNECT

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.

pints & politics

These events bring together politics and whatever is on tap at our favorite local hot spots. The informal discussions provide an opportunity to engage with leadership and discuss what's  happening in the political sphere.   

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.