Submitted by Stephanie Balan, TriState REALTORS® Commercial Alliance

The Young Professionals Network laced up their bowling shoes for last week’s event at North Bowl Lounge & Lanes in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. With over 185 professionals registered, the room was filled with new and familiar faces ready to network and enjoy the bowling and billiards. As an adaptive re-use of a former mechanics garage, North Bowl has an interesting story. Attendees listened to North Bowl’s Vice-President Oron Daskal, a young professional himself, who described the evolution of his idea for a more-social place to bring friends together. Oron’s advice to go after your dreams rang a chord for budding YPN entrepreneurs and chief executives to-be. Many stayed after the event to finish games of pool or get in one more strike – even Mayor Nutter stopped by downstairs to bowl a few frames. I have a feeling many attendees will be coming back for more North Bowl fun!

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