What Can I Expect At My First PCYP Event?

What Can I Expect At My First PCYP Event?

So you’ve never attended a Port City Young Professionals networking event before? Not to worry – it’s a great experience that welcomes everyone! We have lots of new people every month so there is no reason to ever feel shy or out of place. Everyone attends our events to make friends and connections. Be sure to participate in the networking challenge at the event for an opportunity to engage with others. 

If you’re planning on attending the event, RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite so we know to expect you! When you arrive, check in at the front and get your name tag. Drop a business card off for the general raffle and official members can pick up a Members Only raffle ticket- there’s always some killer giveaways.

Be sure to tell the PCYP Ambassadors at the visitor check-in table that you’re new! They will get you introduced to other Ambassadors (silver name tags) that will show you the ropes.

Not sure what to say to other attendees? We have a list of the best first questions to ask at a Port City Young Professionals event. Some examples include:

  • What are you most excited about in your life right now?
  • Who are you looking to meet here?
  • What brought you to Wilmington?
  • How did you learn about Port City Young Professionals?
  • What are you hoping to get out of Port City Young Professionals?
  • What are you looking forward to at the event?

You can help yourself to the free food and get yourself a beverage. Depending on the event, there may be drink tickets provided; otherwise there will be the opportunity to purchase beverages. You will find that other attendees will be catching up and socializing – be sure to introduce yourself! Our PCYP tribe loves welcoming new members to the group.

From 5:30 – 6:30 pm, it’s all about socializing. At 6:30, we take a short break to do some announcements and welcomes. We welcome our new members, so be prepared to smile and wave! You will also hear from the event’s host, sponsor and featured non-profit. Then, we pull the winners for the business card raffle and Members Only raffle.

By 6:45 pm, we’re back to networking, chatting and relaxing. Our monthly networking event goes until 7:30 pm.

Keep an eye on PCYP’s social media after the event to see all the great photos (usually within the week.) You’re encouraged to share and tag yourself and others in these photos. You’ll also receive an email invite and see social media announcements of our next monthly social (as well as special Members Only events!).

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We can’t wait to have you as a part of Wilmington NC’s only networking group dedicated to young professionals! 

(P.S. Don’t forget about our new member goodies! When you join for the first time, you receive: 10% discount on all member orders and 20% off all standard business card orders to AlphaGraphics Wilmington; 10% off your Business Group Outing or Reserved Picnic for the 2020 Season from Wilmington Sharks Baseball; $50 Gift Certificate (1 per person) to Hair & Makeup by Tyler Kent; $50 Gift Certificate to indigosilver studio; $10 off Junk Removal & $20 Full Moving Service from College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving – Leland; 20% off massage & facials at Coastal Massage & Spa (excludes HydraFacial), 20% off Seagrass Meeting Room at Homewood Suites – Mayfaire and a 6 Month Print Subscription to the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, 2 issues of WilmingtonBiz Magazine, plus FREE Book on Business (published each January) and 5 free articles/month at wilmingtonbiz.com – $40 value!

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