Submitted by Tina M. Greco, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT)

The energy inside the Hard Rock Café last night for Young Professionals Network’s first event of the 2008-2009 year was contagious!  Former Governor, Mark Schweiker, and current President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce highlighted this fact when he addressed the group of over 200 young professionals gathered to network and enjoy the entertaining setting Hard Rock Café provided.  Mr. Schweiker spoke of his passion and commitment to the Philadelphia Region and how YPN comprises the future business leaders of tomorrow.  There are some exciting things on the horizon for the Philadelphia Region and Mr. Schweiker talked briefly about a few of them, including the efforts of the city’s Mayor, Michael Nutter, and how we as YPN members will be called upon in the future to help support him…not to mention the winning streak of the Philadelphia Phillies – he so graciously ended his remarks in time for the first pitch!

Kevin Cafferky, the new YPN Chair and Controller at Philadelphia OIC, followed up Mr. Schweiker’s remarks about his own excitement about the year ahead for this great organization and to continuing the momentum in YPN’s networking, professional development and volunteer successes…we hope to see you at the next event at North Bowl on October 21st!

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