This month's Third Thursday was held at Wine Nutz, with food catered by Boonie's on the Avenue. We were glad to see so many people there!
Jim Simmons, director of the Muscatine Hy-Vee was on hand to give an update on an upcoming event at Hy-Vee on November 5th. (flyer below). Jim also discussed the importance of Young Professionals in Muscatine.
We also held our annual coat drive. Thank you to all of the YP's who donated!
Dena Ferreira won the Fitbit that was generously donated by Kent Corporation.
Save the Date
YPN'S 10th Anniversary Celebration!
5PM-7PM Muscatine History & Industry Center 117 W 2nd St.
YP's are invited to HyVee's Holiday Food Show!
YPN Member Spotlight!
Dena started at First National Bank as the 1st Priority Club Director
and Marketing Assistant in December 2013.
She plans a wide variety of events on behalf of the bank for its customers and the community such as their Holiday Stroll setup and Business After Hours. In addition, she assists with campaigns and designing marketing materials.
Dena was born and raised in Muscatine and went on to graduate from Iowa State University in 2007. During her time at ISU, she studied Marketing and Spanish and had the opportunity to live in Spain for 6 weeks.
Shortly after graduating, Dena moved to Chicago where she lived for several years and worked as a product photographer and marketing coordinator for a men's neckwear company. In her free time, she enjoys painting, running, and cooking.
Dena joined YPN to become more involved and get acquainted with Muscatine again. She is a member of the Community and Professional Development Committee and recently became Co-Chair of the Membership Committee. She lives in downtown Muscatine and is excited about all of the great changes taking place near her apartment even if it obstructs her view of the river.
Big Imprint is a creative agency that builds websites and provides marketing services to small businesses and non-profits.They are looking for a graphic designer to work with us in our office in West Liberty.
Job description and application here: http://bigimprint.workable.com
Have you been on our website lately? Did you feel like a stranger? Did you even know we had a website? Our website has changed! We hope that you can get more out of our new website, still at
ypnmuscatine.org. Soon the weekly updates and much more will be available on our updated site, but we would like your help first. Is there something you would like to see on our website? Let us know by emailing
Are you interested in becoming more involved with YPN? Check out YPN's new Incentive Program! For each YPN event you attend you will now receive points and could receive a prize at the end of the year. Here is how it will work:
How to Earn Points:
Attend a YPN Third Thursday Event = 1 point
Attend a YPN professional development event = 2 points
Attend a YPN committee meeting = 3 points
Attend a community and/or volunteer event with YPN = 4 points
Level 1= 15 points- $10 gift card
Level 2= 25 points- $25 gift card
Level 3= 40 points- Fleece Jacket with YPN Logo
"The Young Professionals Network is a personal and professional development organization designed to allow members to interact socially, exchange ideas, share common interests, and build a better Muscatine community."