Sip on boutique gin and mingle with local powerhouses at Geelong Young Professionals’ networking event this month

Sip on boutique gin and mingle with local powerhouses at Geelong Young Professionals’ networking event this month

Black Sheep Geelong

Whether you’re a big business boss, full-time freelancer or a small-time side-hustler, this is an event for you.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the power of community. Filled with some of the most creative, innovative and thriving individuals, the Geelong region is continuously rallying together, inspiring and supporting each other, whether it be professionally or socially.

One amazing local group that does both is the Geelong Young Professionals (GYP) Network, a group of leading and inspiring Geelong’s upcoming professionals building a strong succession culture for the future of the Geelong region.

Their aim? To give young professionals, from those new to their roles to the young at heart, the opportunity to build networks and strengthen relationships with like-minded individuals via a series of innovative networking events. They’ve made a name for themselves in the region for these events in recent years, which often attract insightful and inspiring speakers to Geelong, including the likes of Chris Mackey, Jem Fuller, Sean Purcell and Keith Abraham, providing an informal approach to professional development and an awareness of advancing business in our region.

Shaking it up for the end of the financial year, the GYP are hosting a casual networking evening next week with a bunch of local gin distilleries, welcoming people from all walks of life.

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Taking to Geelong’s newest venue for gin-lovers, Black Sheep, the event kicks off at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 15 and includes a drink on arrival, delicious canapes, and free tastings with five of Geelong’s finest boutique gin distilleries, all while mingling with Geelong’s local and inspiring community. There’s even the added bonus of being able to purchase directly from the distillers on the night!

Whether you’re working in the city or still grinding it out at home, the event is simply a great excuse to catch up with work mates, friends and make new connections in Geelong’s young professional network, all while supporting local business.

And the best part? It’s only $20 if you book today, and then $25 (plus booking fee) from tomorrow onwards. You better be quick though. RSVP ends on Monday.

Free gin, finger food, and having the opportunity to meet new people to expand your network, it really doesn’t get any better than that. For those doing Dry July, there’s plenty to keep you hydrated while expanding your network, and for those that aren’t, just remember, if you’re planning on having a drink, leave the car keys at home. Drinking. Driving. They’re Better Apart.

GYP’s A Toast to EOFY Networking evening goes down at Black Sheep Geelong on Thursday, July 15. You can purchase your tickets here.