Young Professionals in the Parma started off holiday celebrations by gathering at Rookie’s Sports Bar and Grill on W. 130th in Parma Heights. Despite busy holiday schedules and the cold weather, over 30 YPs came out for networking and some holiday fun at the December 19 event. The party marked six months of Parma YP events, and we couldn’t be happier to see interest continuing.  

15665718_231745457250492_1322858768781758073_n.jpgRookies was a great host, and the service was top notch. The bar and grill sponsored the event by providing $2 domestic draft beers as well as $2.50 mixed drink specials. Rookies was also gracious enough to provide each of our members with a complimentary appetizer sampler
chicken wings, fried pickles and a mozzarella stick, yum!  Top-notch server Dan Cepik also made sure our drinks were constantly filled. Rookie’s gave us plenty of space to network and engage in some friendly competition over the pool tables.

15492453_231745490583822_7928533046640072486_nWe saw many familiar faces at the event. We’re glad to see members are consistently returning for our events. There were also a lot of new attendees who learned about the event from Facebook and Meetup, and also members of the West Creek Conservancy. The increasing attendance for YP events encourages us to continue to plan into 2017. That’s why we have decided, starting with the Holiday Mixer at Rookies, we will now be using a sign-in sheet to get attendee names and e-mail addresses so we can better notify you of future events and gain insight into how to improve the Young Professionals of Parma.

YPs weren’t the only guests at our Holiday Mixer. Floyd the flamingo was at the door to greet all of the guests in his holiday attire. We also got a visit from old Saint Nicholas himself. Santa took pictures with YPs, bar patrons, and even Floyd. Pictures from the event can be seen on our Facebook and Meetup pages. Thank you to everyone who made it out. We hope we helped spread some extra joy to you in this holiday season.

Don’t forget our next event ,Wine Night, will be on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Little Birdie Wine Nest on Broadview Road. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary appetizers provided by EZ2Insure LLC from Chuppas Marketplace. For just $10 attendees will be able to sample five wines. The event can be found on our Facebook page, Meetup, and our website

Happy Holidays to everyone, and we’ll see you in 2017!  



Post authored by Bill Baraona.