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Securing The Bag: How Will Tax Reform Impact You?

Greater Phoenix Urban League Headquarters, 1402 S. 7th Ave , Phoenix

Are you familiar with the new tax reform bill that was recently passed? If not, come out to YP February general body meeting as CPA Accountant Jerry McPherson will be sharing all the changes to the tax code including how it will impact YOU! Get ahead of the changes and tax advantage now!

This is a FREE workshop that is open to the public!

Doors open at 6:30pm, Program starts at 7:00pm

YP JOIN WEEK 2018: Sip, Tip & Dip Bar Crawl

Lustre Bar, 2 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Az 85004

2nd Annual Sip, Tip & Dip Bar Crawl is back by popular demand!!!

This year we will be providing special transportation as we will be sipping, tipping and dipping on the London Bus to our host of venues!

This year’s bar crawl will be dedicated to the 90’s so come in style!

Festivities will be starting at Lustre Bar downtown Phoenix at 3pm and the bus will be leaving at 3:45pm heading to Tempe!

Price: $30 (includes Survivors kit, Bar entry & London Bus Transportation)

YP JOIN WEEK 2018: Match Made in the Movement

Because, 5149 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ

This event will be hosted by one of Phoenix's Hottest young people - Sasha Simmons and Johnny Jones Jr.

Each Bachelor and Bachelorette will be given complimentary date tickets to black owned establishments around the Phoenix valley. Our aim is to promote black love, black businesses and grow the community through the funds that are raised.

Thank you to our sponsors: Your Art Party, Poetic Soul, Black Theatre Troupe, Michael's at Park Central and Great Skate.

All bids start at $5 and the event is $5 to attend with 1 FREE drink ticket for all attendees.

Attire: Dress to impress (Reference: cocktail) this is a professional social event, where you are keeping the company of a potential partner as well as business acquaintance, all while helping an amazing cause.

YP JOIN WEEK 2018: Wealth Wednesday

4600 E. Washington street suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals, will be hosting a Wealth Wednesday for YP Join Week 2018. It will be a evening of teaching how to build financial wealth from some of the Wall street financial concepts being used such as Rule of 72, debt stacking and finding your financial independence number.

Financial Literacy Series: Understanding Cryptocurrency

Greater Phoenix Urban League Headquarters , 1402 S 7th ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phoenix, AZ

Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals, would like to invite you out to our January general body meeting which will be a financial literacy course training. We will be teaching our members about the latest investment methods of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin, altcoin, blockchain and mining. You do NOT want to miss out on this informative session on how to invest your coins for the future!

1st Annual Golf-A-Thon "Elevation"

TopGolf , 1689 S Santan Village parkway , Gilbert

The 80-swing golf-a-thon fundraiser, will include a six-person bay competing for the top prize and an opportunity to “beat the pro”. Tournament day check-in begins at 1p.m where an afternoon snack will be served followed by a buffet style dinner. The entrance fee is $75 per player, and include unlimited food, golf, two drink tickets, a silent auction and networking opportunities.

Black Masquerade Party

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Ellure Lounge , 7316 E Stetson Dr. , Scottsdale

Start your YP Weekend off right by joining us at the Masquerade Party. We will be partying all night long and celebrating life.

Attire: After 5/ cocktail attire *Jeans are not encouraged

YP CoNext: Meet the Leaders

South Pointe High School, 8325 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

The Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals is partnering with South Pointe High School for it's September youth mentoring initiative, MEET THE LEADERS.🚨🚨

Students, enrolled in grades 8-12, will connect with professional leaders of various career fields including law, accounting, engineering, medicine, information technology, and more. Students will be empowered with information that will boost their future career ambitions. Register your student!

Sunday Funday with YP

Gypsy Bar, 50 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ

Want a great way to jumpstart your week? Come join your fellow YP members and turn up with a little Sunday Funday FUN! Join us downtown at Gypsy Bar on September 24 from 6pm-8pm #YP.

Entrepreneurs Unite II: Business In A Bottle

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University of Phoenix - Tempe Campus, 1625 W Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282

Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals and Phoenix Global Initiative come together once again to bring you the next installment of Entrepreneurs Unite: Business in a Bottle.

This multi-leveled workshop is designed to provide both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs with the core steps required to successfully launch and grow their business.

EVENT DETAILS The workshop will cover:

Accounting - learn to properly register your business and manage accounting records;
Marketing - learn & develop ways to best market your business and services in the digital age;
Tell The Story - learn to tell your story, give customers an opportunity to buy into you not just your products and services.
Funding - learn about the various ways to finance your business including SBA lending, crowd funding and acquiring investors
YP Members - Free with RSVP on or before August 21st, $10 after
Non-members - $10 on or before August 21st, $25 after
Register today while space remains available. Spots are limited!

Parking will be free in the adjacent parking lot.

Chipotle Fundriser

Chipotle, 1515 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Come enjoy a burrito or two to support our community initiative. As you all know, we are a not-for-profit organization, and all the funds raised go directly into supporting the community with our events and programs. As we work to grow the organization and our initiative, we hope you will join us in making bigger and better things happen! (Don’t worry, none of the proceeds go to the Executive board as we are volunteers to the organization.) Show them flyers in print, on your phones or simply mention Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals at checkout so the sale can go toward the fundraiser.

In the end, a whopping 50% of each Chipotle order will go toward GPHXULYP. Talk about a good chunk of burrito dollars. Can’t wait to see you there!

YP Splash of the Summer

Lustre Rooftop Bar, 2 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ

Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals would like to invite you to come join us for a day of fun in the sun

We understand that our members have been working hard and sometimes its good to relax with a nice pool, a good appetizer and maybe one or two cocktails.

DJ Just Fresh will be providing our musical entertainment and we will have appetizers and drinks for everyone to enjoy. Space will be limited so please get your tickets early.

So You Want to Be in Politics?

Arizona House of Representatives , 1700 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ

Interested in starting your career in politics? Join YP as we explore options in launching a career in the AZ state legislature. We will have incumbent pages, interns and staff members there to answer questions and talk about their experiences working in state government. Representative Ken Clark will be present to discuss opportunities in local government and what is looked for when hiring for many of these positions.

Membership Drive + Appreciation

Desoto Central Market, 915 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Who doesn't love Game Night? YP does!!

Join the Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals as we work to build our membership! We'll have a night of games, group challenges, giveaways, and fun! Bring friends, your own games, and a winning spirit! YP can get mad competitive!

Refreshments available for GPHXULYP Members. Special gifts for YP members who bring two or more new folks that sign up for membership!

Endorsement Drive

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YP is launching the first annual “Endorsement Drive” and you’re invited to participate.

What is an Endorsement Drive? A two-week long campaign to proactively support and endorse individuals in your network.

Why do an Endorsement Drive? In today’s digital age your online profile is usually your first impression. Whether you're a small business owner seeking to grow your customer base, or a working professional looking to expand their career, the strength of your online profile can make the difference between getting that new job or client.

How does it work? Starting each day between June 15th until June 30th, find one person in your network and give them your endorsement on whatever platform they’re using. Whether they’re your work colleague, committee member, or the small business owner in your community, you know the skills they possess. Share it with the world.