BURY St Edmunds Young Professionals’ Group has celebrated its new affiliation with the town’s chamber of commerce.
The group, which provides young professionals with an opportunity to socialise and network with their peers, has become a sub-division of the chamber and is now known as Bury St Edmunds Junior Chamber.
Law firm Greene and Greene donated a bottle of Champagne to mark the merger at the Old Cannon Brewery on August 17.
The group has hosted various events for young professionals to meet one another including a night at the Mildenhall dog track, a curry night and drinks in the town’s pubs.
Committee member Mark Daly said: “The view was taken that we wanted to affiliate with the chamber of commerce to provide us with additional support.
“To a certain degree the group is about gaining contacts in Bury.
“The group meets on a monthly basis for events, activities and networking drinks – these occasions are designed to be fun, open and inclusive to all.”
Adrian Tange, 26, a student accountant, said: “It is about meeting like-minded people in different professions and a great way of gaining contacts in Bury.
“It is a good social gathering and a great chance to have a bit of a chat and to share some experiences working in Bury.
“I have been to a few of the nights out, including the curry evening and the night down the dog track.
“It was the first time I had been and I ended up winning six out of the nine races I bet on.”
The group is keen to enlist more young professionals in the area so it can organise larger-scale events.
Mark said: “We are a friendly crowd and always welcome a new face – come along to our next drinks event to meet us and find out more.”
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