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Young Professional of the Year
The Santa Barbara Young Professional of the Year Award is an award given every year to an individual age 45 or younger who has demonstrated the traits and actions of an exemplary young professional in our community.
SBYPC is proud to congratulate Lauren Wood, Sergio Villa, Michael Rousso, Elena Richardson and Andrea Posey as the Top Five Finalists for the 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award. We are thrilled to recognize and honor these exemplary members of our community during the Annual SBYPC Holiday Gala VIP Reception where the winner of the 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award will be announced.
The Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club (SBYPC) represents more than 26,000 young professionals living and working on the California Central Coast. We host events on a monthly basis where we bring like minded professionals together to have fun, network and shake things up! The organization is run by an all volunteer BOARD OF DIRECTORS who have a zest for life and a passion for helping others. Hosting our events at the hottest new places in town, engaging with the coolest non-profits to give your time to and garnering the attention of the best and brightest in the business community is our commitment to our members. So join us today and experience all of the wonderful things SBYPC has to offer!READ MORE
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WHAT WE DO
Our Business Casual Mixers are held the second Wednesday of the month at a different location each time. Open to the public, these events offer our members a chance to get to know one another in a freindly, casual atmosphere. Free for members and just $10 for guests.
FUEL SPEAKER SERIES
The FUEL Series is held twice per year and provides a forum for our members to learn from industry experts in many fields. Past speakers include Chris Guillebeau (The $100 Startup), Lorrie Thomas Ross (Online Marketing) and Niels Johnson-Lameijer (Business/Life Coach), to name a few.
ANNUAL MEGA MIXER
Once per year, SBYPC partners with other member organizations in our community to offer a mega mixer, which fosters many new relationships and partnerships. This event attracts 200-300 people and is one of our most popular events.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA
Our Holiday Gala is the most anticipated event of the year where local sponsors support us in providing music, entertainment, dancing, appetizers and drinks, all within a fabulous theme! Here we present the Young Professional of the Year award along with a check to our chosen Charity of the Year.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The Young Professional of the Year award is an honor given to an individual who has demonstrated the traits and actions of an exemplary professional in the community in the areas of leadership, community involvement and entrepreneurship.
CHARITY OF THE YEAR
Throughout the year we host an array of non-profit organizations who accomplish amazing goals within the community and beyond. At the end of the year, one special charity is chosen to receive a monetary gift from SBYPC to help continue their incredible work. In 2013 we provided our largest check yet in the amount of $4,000!
REASONS TO JOIN SBYPC
COME MEET NEW PEOPLE!
Come on, you know you want to… SBYPC attracts the young movers and shakers in the business community who want to meet YOU! We’ve helped forge some of the best relationships in Santa Barbara and it’s time for you to join us!
GET INVOLVED & GIVE BACK!
We provide an easy way to get involved in community programs and volunteer. By hosting a non-profit at each of our events, you’ll have direct access to key people who can give you information on how you can help!
IT’S GOOD FOR BUSINESS!
Our mixers are where the magic happens and connections are made. People you meet here will become some of your best friends as well as your biggest fans through networking and referrals!
WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN!
There is never a dull moment at our events, which are entertaining, engaging and full of social spunk! Combine that with the hottest new spots in town and you have the perfect recipe for a good time!
…AND A FEW REASONS NOT TO
You have recently developed an allergy to vodka (In which case, we’re really sorry).
You’d rather stay home on Wedneday nights and live tweet The X Factor. #getalife
When asked to describe you, more often than not people say “creepy.”
You’d rather NOT be awesome or mingle with other awesome people.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
“There are many groups in Santa Barbara whose aim is to promote business. But SBPYC is different – the aim is to connect. No matter your industry, you will meet someone at an SBYPC event that adds benefit to your personal and professional life.”
- AUSTIN LAMPSON, OnQ Financial, 2013 young professional of the year
“Kudos to SBYPC for being a remarkable group in our community! I have been attending their events for several years and have enjoyed connecting with people both personally and professionally.”
- LYNDA RAMIREZ, ONTRAPORT
“SBYPC has been an invaluable tool to help me network and grow business contacts, along with supporting my professional career growth. I’ve found many business opportunities for my start-up company, and I am always impressed by the quality of people in the organization, as well as the quality of the events. I’ve also met some great friends through the organization!”
— Sarah Clark, Pressed Agency