Keeping Up with YPN Miami (September 2011 Edition): 5k Run/Walk for Sickle Cell, Career Building Events, YPN Spotlights, New Board Members, MDCC Networking Black Business

Posted:  September 8th, 2011 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

IN THIS ISSUE (September 8th):

(1) YPN Miami 5K Run/Walk for Sickle Cell (Sept 10th)
(2) Upcoming Events
(3) Professional Development Career Building Events
(4) YPN Spotlights: Chef Paul, Enitan Bereola, Yolanda Paschal, DelanceyHill, Kimberly Bankhead, Brad Wells, Casandra Roache
(5) Welcome new YPN Officers: Sean O’Neill, Ntiense Inokon, & Kenisha Allen
(6) Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Networking Black Business (Sept 21st)

YPN Miami 5K Run/Walk for Sickle Cell (Sept 10th)

YPN Miami will be participating in the upcoming 5K Walk/Run for Sickle Cell Anemia taking place this Saturday, September 10th at Sun Life Stadium. This is a great event and fundraiser to help those afflicted with the disease. As many of you know, Sickle Cell Anemia is prevalent amongst the minority community, and our support goes a long way towards research and community outreach.

We’re asking all YPN Members & friends that are interested to join us Saturday morning. The race starts at 7AM and we will arrive as a team at 6:45AM. The cost is $15 per YPN Miami team member. If you plan on participating, please reply to by 2:00PM Friday indicating your attendance. We will get you added to our team list. Please bring your $15 cash registration fee to the event on Saturday.

For more information, please visit



Get Ready for a Very Busy YPN Season: Upcoming Events

September 10th: 32nd Annual Sickle Cell Walk/Run 5K @ Sunlife Stadium
September 17th: Professional Development Committee: Business/Dinner Etiquette (members only)
September 21st: Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Networking Black Business Mingler
September 22nd: Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association’s Networking Event @ Mai Tardi in the Design District (163 N.E. 39th Street), 6-8pm RSVP @
September 29th: Membership Meeting (details to follow)

October 8th: Professional Development Committee: Dimensions of Diversity & Inclusion
October 13th: FB Event at the Sagamore: A Different Type of Networking
October 17th: Know the issues political event (details to follow)

November 2nd: Network with YPN Miami at History Miami
November 5th – 6th: Miami Dolphins Cycle Challenge
November 16th: Thanksgiving Food Drive w/ 100 Black Men of South Florida at the Overtown Youth Center
November 16th: Life the Game (details to follow)

December 3rd: Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce Gala


Professional Development Career Building Events

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the Professional Development Committee has been super busy creating career building programs and events for our members. Take a look:

May: Professionalism 101 (OPEN Conversation)
June: Business Writing (Basics for Professionals and Emails in the Workplace)
July: Social Media and Computer Trainings
September: Etiquette Training (Business and Dinning)


Career Development (Resume Critiques and Interviewing Skills)
Networking and Following-Up (How to Market Yourself)
Finance / Investments with YPN Miami member Bryan Hughes & Lisa Joseph from Kaplan University
Credit Management sponsored by Esserman Nissan employee

November UPCOMING:

Dimensions of Diversity with HR professional Barbara I. Cheives from Converge & Associates Consulting

Health and Wellness activities throughout the year

Participation in Corporate Walk/Run
Hospital/Nursing Home Volunteers
Heath Fairs

YPN Miami paid members are invited to attend any and all of the Professional Development programs. Please contact Youseline Poteau, Chair at

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:

DelanceyHill, YPN Featured Business

Chef Paul

Enitan Bereola of Bereolaesque

Yolanda Paschal of Carlton Fields

Kimberly Bankhead

Brad Wells of Alpha Current

Casandra Roache of Inspire Many Enterprises


Welcome New YPN Miami Officers

As you can tell, YPN Miami is growing!!! So we’ve added to our board so that we can be more equipped to providing our members with the greatest programs and access to professional development resources.

Please join us in welcoming the following YPN Miami Officers:

Kenisha Allen
Professional Development Co-Chair

Ntiense Inokon
E: Ntiense@ypnmiami

Sean O’Neill
Business Development Co-Chair


New & Exciting YPN Website

Be sure to stop by our new & exciting 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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