Keeping Up w/ YPN Miami (Oct Edition): Business of Politics Event, Walk for Haiti, Mentor Match, & more

Posted:  October 13th, 2011 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

Our October newsletter includes:

(1) Business of Politics Event (Oct 20th)
(2) Walk for Haiti October Community Service Project (Oct 22nd)
(3) Mentoring Program Available to MEMBERS ONLY
(4) Stay Tuned: Upcoming Events
(5) YPN Spotlights: Myoushi Jones, Dr. Venessa Walker, & Victoria Beatty
(6) Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Gala (Dec 3rd)

IN THIS ISSUE (October 13th):

(1) Business of Politics Event (Oct 20th)
(2) Walk for Haiti October Community Service Project (Oct 22nd)
(3) Mentoring Program Available to MEMBERS ONLY
(4) Stay Tuned: Upcoming Events
(5) YPN Spotlights: Myoushi Jones, Dr. Venessa Walker, & Victoria Beatty
(6) Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Gala (Dec 3rd)

Business of Politics Event (Oct 20th)

As part of our general membership meeting we will be hosting a Professional Development Workshop titled “Business of Politics: Understanding Your World of Politics” to give our members and young professionals in South Florida the opportunity to learn and discuss different avenues of politics. Additionally, with the upcoming elections we feel that it is imperative to inform the public about the electoral process, voting rights etc. Our distinguished panelists will discuss pertinent topics on the intersection of politics and business in the 21st century.

6 – 8 PM, October 20, 2011
Carlton Fields, Attorneys at Law
Miami Tower
100 S.E. 2nd St., Suite 4200
Miami 33131


— Role and Impact of Money in Politics
— Effective Engagement with Elected Officials
— Developing Public Policy
— Voter Registration and the Electoral Process
— Impact of Politics on Business Goals and Operations


— Cedric McMinn, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Democratic Party
— Bradley Gerber, President, The Young Republicans
— Todd Michaels, Associate, Haggard Law Firm
— Crystal Connor, Partner, Tyson, Strong, Hill, and Connor, LLP

Walk for Haiti Community Service Project (Oct 22)

Please join us for the YPN Miami October Community Service Project:

A Walk for Haiti at Zoo Miami on October 22, 2011 presented by Hand In Hand For Haiti.

NOTE: All Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation/walk through: TBD. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. at the zoo. Walkers will start at 8 a.m. Please RSVP by no later than Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Walk for Haiti is sponsored by Hand in Hand for Haiti, a U.S.-based 501(c) (3) non-profit foundation, which is donating all administrative costs of fund-raising. All money raised will go to the school’s construction and operating expenses. Each entry donation received before 8 a.m. on the day of the event includes the cost of admission to Zoo Miami following the walk.

Contact to participate:

Youseline Poteau
Professional Development
C | 305-834-8417
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Kenisha N. Brown
Professional Development Co-Chair
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Mike Gelin
Civic Engagement Chair
C | 954-260-0181
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Mentoring Program Available to MEMBERS ONLY

Membership has its perks! If you’re a paid, current member of YPN Miami, you should definitely take advantage of our mentoring program that matches members with accomplished professionals and business executives. If you’re not yet a member, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and submit your membership application along with your dues so that you can immediately take advantage of the mentoring program.

For members in being matched with a mentor, please fill out the mentor match form at


Mentoring Program Contact:

Kenisha N. Brown

YPN Miami, Professional Development Co-Chair

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Stay Tuned: Upcoming Events

October 20th: Business of Politics Event & Membership Meeting

October 22nd: Walk for Haiti Community Service Project

October 28th: Halloween Social with Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar, Jr. Bar Association (details to follow)

November 5th – 6th: Miami Dolphins Cycle Challenge

November 19th: Thanksgiving Food Drive w/ 100 Black Men of South Florida at the Overtown Youth Center

December 3rd: Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce Gala

YPN Spotlights

We love to shine the spotlight on young professionals climbing the ladder of success. The new YPN website features a new Spotlight every week and can be viewed on our YPN Spotlight page.

Interested in being spotlighted? Submit your info at

Most recent spotlights:

Dr. Venessa Walker of the Owen Walker Jr. Foundation

Myoushi Jones of My Perfect Image

Victoria Beatty of Broad & Cassel

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Gala (Dec 3rd)

It’s that time of year! Get your tux ready and start shopping for that beautiful gown for the Chamber’s upcoming gala. This is the event you don’t want to miss and the talk of town. This year is a masquerade theme and we’re Unmasking Business Success for 2012.

Stayed tuned for details and ticket info. For questions contact the Chamber at (305) 751-8648.

Have you visited us lately?

Be sure to stop by our robust website at and stay abreast of all of our happenings by subscribing to our RSS Feeds at

The new YPN website features:

Career resources to help you advance

Events in & around The Community

Events at the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Event Calendar



Brandon Okpalobi

Jermaine Lee

Ntiense Inokon
E: ntiense@ypnmiami

Carlyn Tribble
Membership Chair

Chaynea Fox-Sampson
Professional Development Chair

Youseline Poteau
Professional Development Vice-Chair

Kenisha Brown
Mentorship Program Chair

Hans C. Malebranche
Mentorship Program Co-Chair

Sean O’Neill
Business Development Chair

Asriele Stubbs
Business Development Co-Chair

Fabiola Fleuranvil
Communications Chair

Stephanie Gaywood
Civic Engagement Chair

Chris Payne
Technology Chair

Jessica Geter
MDCC Liaison

How to reach us:

P: (305) 751-8648



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