Live. Work. Learn. Play.
January 2018
The value of personal online branding
How you portray yourself online can play a big role when it comes to your work, job search or potential business opportunities. At the next CBICC Connect Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at New Leaf Initiative , Ellen Matis from Hello Social Co. will offer tips on how to fine tune your personal brand. She'll also discuss how to use social media for networking opportunities in the local community.
Check out what's new, what's happening and what you need to know.
Connect Pick: Wineries/Local Spirits

There are so many great options to choose from in Centre County for the best winery or local spirits retailer. With so many award-winning wines, crisp ciders and home-grown spirits, we couldn't pick just one. Here is a link to just a few options, which one is your favorite?

Please feel free to share your ideas for exciting things to see, do and experience in Centre County.
Connect with: Ellen Matis, Hello Social Co.

Ellen Matis, originally from a small town called Susquehanna, moved to Centre County to start her own business, Hello Social Co., and begin working on her Master's in Integrated Marketing Communications. Ellen loves that Centre County is a vibrant place to live, work and play. Continue reading below to learn how Ellen likes to spend her free time exploring the county and engaging with the community.

Social Scene
What's Happening: Happy Hour with the CBICC

Description: As a thank you to our members and to kick off a promising year, the CBICC invites you to have a drink on us, along with some great pub food at Bill Pickle's Taproom.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 25

Time: 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Social Scene
What's Happening: CBICC 'State of the Chamber' Membership Luncheon

Description: Join us at Mountain View Country Club for an insightful luncheon about CBICC programming and initiatives for 2018.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 15

Time: Noon- 1 p.m.

Social Scene
What's Happening: State College Young Professionals "SIPS" at P.J. Harrigan's Bar & Grill

Description: Free for Members; Non-Member's pay $5.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 7

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Social Scene
What's Happening: Saturday Sampling's at Tait Farm Foods

Jan. 27- Winter Small Plates

Feb. 3- Beautiful Beans

Feb. 10- Winter Cocktail Sampling

Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In the Spotlight

Check out these young professionals in the spotlight: Irene Miller and Vilma Shu. Irene talks about her new role as DID executive director (page 98), while Vilma introduces herself as the new general manager of Barash Media (page 9). It's all in the current issue of Town & Gown.
Good Advice

"Talkin' Bout the Generation"
By Jennifer Cross
Princeton Leadership Services

Connect Mission Statement
CBICC Connect is the young professionals arm of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County. Connect's mission is to unite and engage new college graduates, young professionals and the next generation of leaders in Centre County. Connect provides young professionals with road map to easily navigate the many business and community networks Centre County offers; and identifies actionable opportunities to improve the Live, Work and Play pillars, making Centre County a destination where young professionals want to live and thrive.
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