HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/17/23) – On February 15, 2023, Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) hosted its annual meeting at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex to share the organization’s successes from 2022 and to kickoff their 2023 plans. Keynote speaker, Color and Culture CEO George Fernandez spoke to attendees about the importance of overcoming challenges, breaking barriers and creating impactful history in the process in the city of Harrisburg.
“Alone, we are each powerful and capable human beings. But together, we are unstoppable. Let’s embrace the unstoppable mindset to blend our talents and resources so that HYP can be a celebration of color, culture, and the life-changing impact we make when we come together!” Fernandez said.
A significant portion of the Annual Meeting recognized partners and community leaders who impacted the development and improvement of the city of Harrisburg.
Awards Presented included:
- Athletes of the Year: Erica LeBlanc & Jeff Roecker
- Members of the Year: Iqbal Singh & Haley Baumgarten
- Community Engagement Award: Susquehanna Art Museum
- Project of the Year: Dauphin County Library System McCormick Riverfront Library & T. Morris Chester Welcome Center
- Business of the Year: HBG Flea
- 2022 President’s Award: Enders, presented to Andy Enders, President & CEO
Harrisburg Young Professionals also shared their vision for 2023, the organization’s 25th year.
HYP President Olivia Edwards Rindfuss looked back on the organization’s history.
“…as the inheritance of HYP’s efforts for nearly three decades, we pause to thank the generations before us for acting on the simple and yet bold vision – to make Harrisburg a better place to live, work and play.”
This event was sponsored by Harrisburg University, Capital BlueCross, York College, Abel Personnel, PNC Bank and took place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.