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Young Professionals Keep Business in the Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A group of young professionals got together this evening for a networking opportunity. They want their voices heard so they can make a difference in the community.

The Young Professionals of the Tri-Cities is an upcoming group which continues to grow and is bringing a new perspective to many businesses in the area.  

The group started in July with only 60 members, a number that has now grown to over 250. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce wanted to reach out to young professionals in their 20's and 30's in order to improve business in the Tri-Cities, and give them a voice in the community.

"We speak to the city councils, we also speak with the economic development councils as far as what kind of business people our age are looking for and what kind of businesses we patronize," said Angie Mykei, a representative from this group.

These young professionals hope to continue helping each other network. One of their main goals for the future is to recruit and retain young business owners in the Tri-Cities area.