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I cannot believe that we’re almost halfway through the year, but I look forward to seeing what the second half has in store for Young Professionals Napa Valley. Thank you to those who joined us for our May mixer at Marriott Hotel’s South Yard. I was so pleased to see a number of familiar faces but also a fair amount of newcomers. It’s really fun and incredibly fulfilling to see eager, motivated young professionals coming together to socialize, network, and support one another. We encourage you to sign up as a member if you haven’t already in order to take advantage of unique perks, like first access to limited ticket events, discounts, and more! We’ve got a lot in store for June, so I encourage you to read on and see what we have planned.


Makenzie Payne

Executive Chair, Young Professionals Napa Valley


Upcoming Events

June Professional Development Seminar and Networking Mixer

Wednesday, June 7

Seminar: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Mixer: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Barn House Napa Valley

We are excited to see you at our first two-part event at Barnhouse Brews tonight. Our LinkedIn Workshop led by Claudette Shatto is sold out, but join us for the mixer to network with previous attendees and meet newcomers.

Mixer: No Fee

June Networking Mixer

Wednesday, June 21

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

NapaSport Steakhouse

Mark your calendars for this month’s second mixer event at NapaSport. Continue expanding your network as you reconnect with previous attendees and mingle with newcomers.

Members: $15 dollars

Non-Members: $30 dollars

July Networking Mixer

Tuesday, July 18

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

JaM Cellars

Save the date for our July mixer in downtown Napa at JaM Cellars. You’re not going to want to miss this one – more details to come!

Professional Tip from Claudette Shatto

Take advantage of a fantastic LinkedIn feature by exporting your LinkedIn profile as a PDF resume! Here’s a quick guide to help you make the most of this feature: Click Here. 

Members in the News

We want to take a moment to congratulate some of our very own members on their recent professional accomplishments.

Makenzie Payne, was featured in Wine Business as she has joined Visit Napa Valley’s team. Before starting her new job as Associate Partnerships, she owned a home organization company.  Read More!

Nyah McWilliams, Mentis Prevention Specialist, was featured in the Napa Valley Register. The article highlighting Mentis’s first Annual Youth Mental Health Festival while recognizing McWilliams for her idea to host a fun, collaborative event in May for the teens to enjoy.  Read More!

Thank You to Our Supporters

Thank you South Yard at Marriot Hotel for hosting a stellar mixer for us! They are open Tuesday – Saturday. Drop by for a refreshment and a bite to eat.

We want to take the time to thank the companies that have kindly donated a prize for our May mixer giveaway. Corison is a one of Napa Valleys loved wineries. Enjoy their beautiful property located in St. Helena.  Stop by next time you are out in the valley wine tasting! Astrea Cavier is world-famous caviar, delicate and refined in taste, perfect for special occasions. A truly luxurious indulgence. Order caviar from Astrea to elevate your get togethers.

Thank you to our supporting local business: Napa Yard, Ox and The Fox, Hero Cafe, and Honey Whiskey.

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Young Professionals Napa Valley is committed to helping its members succeed in their careers and in their lives. We provide a supportive and collaborative space where members can network and grow together. We offer mixer events, professional development workshops, and volunteering opportunities. We all have different backgrounds and our own unique direction, but we all feel that we can learn from one another as we navigate our respective paths both professionally and personally.

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“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz