UNITED WAY HOLDS INAUGURAL MIX & MINGLE IN LANARK COUNTY



UNITED WAY HOLDS INAUGURAL MIX & MINGLE IN LANARK COUNTY

Tweed Inc. hosts and sponsors the event in Smiths Falls

United Way Lanark County is pleased to announce its partnership with Tweed Inc. in hosting the inaugural Mix & Mingle Fall Social in Smiths Falls. The networking event, held on Thursday, September 21st, will take place in Tweed’s lobby at 1 Hershey Drive between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Mix & Mingles bring together young business professionals, entrepreneurs and Lanark County’s best and brightest. This event gives Lanark County and Smiths Falls attendees a chance to get to know Tweed and its employees, network with other young professionals, and how to get involved with their community.

The featured speaker for the evening is Jeff Kohl, Executive Director of YAK Youth Services, a United Way partner. YAK Youth Services provides opportunities, support, resources, information, training and encouragement to youth in Perth and the surrounding areas. In addition, youth will share their personal experiences on using YAK programming. Mix & Mingle attendees will learn about the importance of this program in our community and other innovative opportunities to prevent and reduce youth homelessness in Lanark County.

“At Tweed, we believe strongly in supporting our community and allowing young people in our community to get to know Tweed and our desire to drive change in an innovative industry”, commented Jordan Sinclair, Director of Communications, Tweed.  “Hosting this Mix & Mingle event gives us an opportunity to engage with the community to understand the real issues facing youth in Lanark County and Smiths Falls, and how we can all work together to find solutions”.

“Tweed has been a strong partner over the last few years, starting with holding their first Day of Caring in May 2015, and have since held another four this spring and summer, where their employees volunteered to assist our Partners on multiple projects,” says Fraser Scantlebury, Regional Director of United Way Lanark County. “We are beyond grateful to work with the amazing staff and leadership of Tweed who see the value of investing in their community, and would like to thank them for sponsoring and hosting our very first Mix & Mingle event.”

“We want to empower our young people to collaborate and drive change,” explains Scantlebury. “These types of events and initiatives, allow young people to learn about the needs in their community, volunteer their time, and put their dollars to work where they will have the greatest impact.”

The event is catered by Perth’s very own Stone Cellar restaurant, home of Chef Nick Valliquette, Chopped Canada Champion. Appetizers will be included with admission, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Attendees must be 19 years of age or older.

Tickets are $15 and are available at www.lanarkunitedway.com. Algonquin College Perth Campus students are eligible to receive a discount on their ticket price. (Please contact Campus Administration for a coupon code.)

Funds raised from the Mix & Mingle ticket sales and donations collected will support United Way and its partners’ work to help homeless youth in Lanark County.


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