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Central Ohio’s Smart 50 make success happen by being on target
Introducing the leaders of the region’s smartest companies
October 1, 2014
SMART BUSINESS COLUMBUS

Smart Business Magazine released its inaugural list of Smart 50 leaders with their October issue. Our President and CEO, Derek Grosso, was featured as one of the honored exe...
Expo designed to attract young professionals
August 12, 2014
By Gary Seman Jr.
THIS WEEK COMMUNITY NEWS

Young professionals throughout central Ohio are invited to a gathering that will showcase a dozen neighborhoods and what makes them attractive.

The Co...
The CYP Club is named "Best Networking Organization" by Columbus C.E.O.
November 1, 2013
Best of Business Awards 2013
COLUMBUS CEO

The Columbus Young Professionals Club was selected by readers of Columbus CEO Magazine as the "Best Networking Organization" as part of the magazin...
A Date 2 Remember named a "best event of the week" on Good Day Columbus
February 7, 2013
The Columbus Socialite, Ashley Curl, named our event, A Date 2 Remember as one of the best events of the week on Good Day Columbus (ABC6/FOX28)...
Table Talk
January 21, 2013
(614) MAGAZINE
Table Talk

Find out where in-the-know locals go for their favorite cheap ($10), rich ($100) or sweet bites in the capital city

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Derek Grosso
Columbus Young Profes...
The CYP Club is named "Best Networking Organization" by Columbus C.E.O.
November 1, 2012
Best of Business Awards 2012
COLUMBUS C.E.O.

The Columbus Young Professionals Club was selected by readers of Columbus C.E.O. Magazine as the "Best Networking Organization" as part of the m...
Slice of Columbus at Columbus Commons
September 19, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB hosted a Hospitality Tent for members at Columbus Commons for the 23rd annual Slice of Columbus pizza tasting fundraiser to benefit Nationwide Children's...
Six Bars in Six Hours with CYP Club
August 18, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP Club partnered with Columbus Alive! for a unique opportunity to have cocktails with and get to know the editorial team at our city's arts and entertainment we...
Cocktails with Columbus Alive!
July 25, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB partnered with Columbus Alive! for a unique opportunity to have cocktails with and get to know the editorial team at our city's arts and entertainment we...
Ducks and Drinks Happy Hour at Dempsey's
July 25, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB and the Development Board of Nationwide Children's Hospital co-hosted a special charity happy hour event called "Ducks & Drinks" at Dempsey's Restaurant ...
Models, Martinis and a Movie on the Mile
June 15, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus residents and visitors were treated to our city's first-ever outdoor fashion show and social event along The Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus as the CYP CLUB...
CYP has raised more than $200,000 for Central Ohio charities
June 14, 2012
By Ryan Kovalaske
THE METROPRENEUR

What kind of impact could you have in Columbus if you had 14,000 young professionals? How much money do you think you could raise to help local nonprofits?

Co...
CYP and Alive Cinco de Mayo at Park Street Cantina
May 10, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB partnered with Columbus Alive! and the Ohio Machine to host Cinco de Mayo Extravagancia! -- a social event and benefit for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Co...
CYP CLUB happy hour at Grandview Cafe
March 29, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

On Wednesday, March 21, Columbus Young Professionals Club teamed up with ClubRED of the American Red Cross to host a happy hour at Grandview Cafe. Because March is Re...
Alive Photo Booth: St. Practice Day at Fado
March 15, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus Alive! attended the CYP CLUB's St. Practice Day Mixer at Fado Irish Pub, where more than 350 members participated in The Alumni Challenge. The Ohio State Uni...
Alive Photo Booth: A Date 2 Remember at LC Pavilion
February 2, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus Alive! attended the CYP CLUB's fifth annual A Date 2 Remember charity event experience, hosted at the LC Pavilion to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation a...
CYP CLUB's signature event plans to pack the LC
January 25, 2012
By Kristen Schmidt
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Most events that draw 1,000 people to the LC involve rock stars. They typically don't raise tens of thousands of dollars for charity.

Columbus Young Professio...
A Date 2 Remember preview party at Hubbard Grille
January 19, 2012
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus Alive! attended our Preview Party for A Date 2 Remember 2012. Hosted at Hubbard Grille in the Short North, nearly 250 guests enjoyed free appetizers, drink s...
CYP Club Holiday Party at KDB
December 15, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus Alive! was on hand to witness the philanthropy and fun of the CYP CLUB's annual Holiday Party, this year hosted at KDB Easton. Admission was a new toy or cas...
CYP New Member Dinner at Flatiron
December 1, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The newest members of the Columbus Young Professionals Club gathered Monday, Nov. 28 at Flatiron Bar & Diner for an evening of food, cocktails and an official welcome...
Columbus Chamber recognizes six small business owners
November 18, 2011
By Melanie McIntyre
THE METROPRENEUR

The Columbus Chamber and its Small Business Council honored six local small business leaders during the 27th annual Small Business Forum and Leader Awards at t...
2011 Small Business Leader Award Finalists: Derek Grosso
November 8, 2011
From the Columbus Chamber of Commerce's website:

In its 27th year, the Small Business Leader Awards honors leaders of small businesses who have achieved company success while contributing to...
The CYP CLUB takes home "Best Networking Organization" and "Best Community Leader" honors
November 1, 2011
Best of Business Awards 2011
COLUMBUS C.E.O.

Everyone has favorite companies to do business with, whether it's a law firm that makes sure all your legal bases are covered or the meeting venue that...
Alive Photo Booth: Wine Tasting at Camelot Cellars
September 7, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Around 100 members of the Columbus Young Professionals Club attended a social wine tasting at Camelot Cellars to mix, mingle, and enjoy a cultured evening in the Shor...
CYP CLUB's '6 Bars in 6 Hours' Bar Crawl
August 27, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB celebrated its six-year anniversary with a special charity bar crawl event: "6 Bars in 6 Hours" in the Arena District. Columbus Alive! was an event partn...
Alive Photo Booth: Business Card Match Game at The Annex
July 29, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB and Lifestyle Communities hosted a 'Business Card Match Game' on the outdoor courtyard at The Annex at River South for some summertime social networking....
CYP CLUB and Experience Columbus at Michael O'Toole's
May 11, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus Alive dropped by the CYP CLUB's partnered event with Experience Columbus at Michael O'Toole's. It was a great social networking event opportunity for a crowd...
Alive! Photo Booth: A Date 2 Remember at the LC
February 4, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

For the fourth year, the CYP CLUB hosted 'A Date 2 Remember,' a high-energy charity date auction and fashion show to benefit A Kid Again and Flying Horse Farms at the...
City News: CYP CLUB's A Date 2 Remember
January 27, 2011
By John Ross
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Grab a young professional for a hot Valentine's Day date. Dates with members of the Columbus Young Professionals Club will be up for grabs during A Date 2 Remember, th...
CYP Club's A Date 2 Remember preview party at the Social
January 13, 2011
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus Alive was invited to The Social to attend the CYP CLUB's preview party for the upcoming 'A Date 2 Remember' charity auction and fashion show. The date partic...
Wildlights with CYP Club
December 20, 2010
By Alison Pegg
EASYCOLUMBUS.COM

Check out the Zoo's holiday frosting and meet some of Columbus' most connected Young Professionals.

Tuesday, December 21st the Columbus Young Professionals is ho...
The CYP CLUB takes home "Best Networking Organization," "Best Community Leader" and "Best Charity Event" honors
November 1, 2010
Best of Business Awards 2010
COLUMBUS C.E.O.

Everyone has favorite companies to do business with, whether it's an employee benefit firm that goes the extra mile for its customers or the conference...
CYP Fall Mixer at Park Street Cantina
October 13, 2010
By Brian Hendrickson
METROMIX COLUMBUS

The Columbus Young Professionals held their Fall Mixer at Park Street Cantina on Oct. 13. Members were able to enjoy special pricing on pitchers of margarita...
The CYP CLUB gets reviewed on Yelp
September 29, 2010
Reviewed by Jeana H. on 9/29/2010

Yet another reason why Columbus is badass? This city is hoppin' with young pros, 10,000 of which take part in this (not so) little organization - one of the top th...
CYP cornhole tournament at The Goat
September 15, 2010
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Columbus Alive dropped by the CYP CLUB's annual Cornhole Tournament & Social at The Goat in New Albany to check out the fun and toss some bags. The first place team w...
Columbus Young Professionals: Cornhole Tournament
September 9, 2010
Reviewed by Anita and Courtney
THIS IS COLUMBUS

Columbus Young Professionals is the largest networking group in Columbus that brings together, get this: young, professionals. I know the name norma...
CYP CLUB Coffee Shot
September 8, 2010
Reviewed by Anita and Courtney
THIS IS COLUMBUS

For most people mingling with their peers at 7:30am doesn't sound like the worst thing that could happen to them all day, for us it may top the list...
Columbus Young Professionals five-year anniversary bash
July 30, 2010
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB hosted its five-year anniversary bash downtown at the LC Pavilion. Hundreds of members and guests were there to socialize and celebrate, with delicious f...
City News: CYP Club anniversary
July 29, 2010
By John Ross
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

In 2005, the Columbus Young Professionals Club was just an idea hashed out between ambitious friends over burgers and beers.

Today, the networking and civic-service...
CYP Club celebrates fifth anniversary
Columbus Young Professionals will throw a party this weekend at LC Pavilion
July 20, 2010
By Dwayne Steward
METROMIX COLUMBUS

When Derek Grosso moved from New York City to ...
The CYP CLUB gets reviewed on Yelp
May 28, 2010
Reviewed by Christina C.
YELP COLUMBUS COMMUNITY MANAGER

At first, going to CYP events and happenings can be a little overwhelming. Everyone seems to know everyone else and, as in most networking ...
Evening Exchange with CYP Club and Experience Columbus at Park Street Patio
May 12, 2010
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB recently partnered with Experience Columbus to host a social networking event at Park Street Patio. Nearly 200 attendees attended to make connections, tr...
The CYP CLUB gets reviewed on Yelp
March 31, 2010
Reviewed by Amy S. on 3/31/2010

After living in DC and being a part of a very active Young Professionals network, I wished that there was something similar here in Columbus. Fortunately, the Colum...
CYP CLUB at St. Practice Day
March 16, 2010
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Not wanting to brave the crowds of crazy partiers on amateur night, we chose instead to attend Columbus Young Professionals Club's St. Practice Day Happy Hour — the...
Inside look: 'A Date 2 Remember'
February 23, 2010
By Brian Hendrickson
METROMIX COLUMBUS

For members of The Columbus Young Professionals Club, there's a balance between playing hard while enjoying life and also giving back to the community. That'...
A Date 2 Remember
February 18, 2010
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

A crowd of more than 700 gathered Saturday night at BoMA for the third-annual A Date 2 Remember, Columbus Young Professionals Club's signature auction event benefitin...
Columbus Young Professionals Club presents 'A Date 2 Remember'
Charity event features fashion show, date auction
February 9, 2010
By John Benson
METROMIX COLUMBUS

For members of The Columbus Young Profess...
'A Date 2 Remember' Preview Party
January 29, 2010
By Brian Hendrickson
METROMIX COLUMBUS

The Columbus Young Professionals Club is hosting one of its biggest annual events — "A Date 2 Remember" — on Feb. 13 at BoMA. The night includes a date a...
Columbus Young Professionals Club Holiday Party
December 17, 2009
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Our friends at Columbus Alive! dropped by the CYP CLUB's 2009 Holiday Party at J. Liu Restaurant & Bar to check out the scene, mix and mingle with members, and...
Finalists Announced for TechColumbus Innovation Awards
November 23, 2009
TECHCOLUMBUS
Innovation Awards 2009

On Thursday, February 4, 2010 the annual TechColumbus Innovation Awards will showcase Central Ohio's many achievements by honoring its top innovators. It is a n...
The Whiskey Issue: Alive whiskey tasting event
November 12, 2009
By Brittany Kress
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

The CYP CLUB partnered with Columbus Alive! to host a Whiskey Tasting event as part of Alive's annual Whiskey Issue. The CYP CLUB was featured in the following ar...
The CYP CLUB is named "Best Networking Organization" in Central Ohio
October 19, 2009
Best of Business Awards 2009
COLUMBUS C.E.O.

For the second year, Columbus C.E.O. magazine asked readers about the things that make Central Ohio's business scene great as part of their "Bes...
Mid-Ohio Food Bank Certificate of Appreciation
September 23, 2009
MID-OHIO FOODBANK
Operation Feed 2009

Certificate of Appreciation presented to Columbus Young Professionals Club with gratitude for a generous contribution of 1,090 meals to the 2009 Oper...
Ohio Young Professionals Weekend
August 20, 2009
By Jesse Tigges
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Young professionals get lots of opportunities for one-night mixers, but for the first time this Friday, the Columbus Young Professionals Club will extend its networ...
People to Watch
Networker: Derek Grosso
July 23, 2009
By John Ross
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Networking can mean trading a few pleasantries ov...
Columbus Young Professionals Summer Wine Tasting
July 2, 2009
By Jesse Tigges
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Take it from the Columbus Young Professionals Club: Networking is always better with a social lubricant. This week the organization will offer two chances for Colum...
Making museums cool
Venues peddle drinks, music to lure younger patrons
June 2, 2009
By Kevin Joy
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

The only artworks that Russell Baltes owns, he bought from thrift stores — or, in a few cases, salvaged free.

Still, the graphic designer from German Villag...
Cleanup efforts: Columbus litter problem resurfaces
March 18, 2009
By Gary Seaman Jr.
THIS WEEK

You see it every day: Trash strewn along the interstates, plastic bags floating across major thoroughfares and cigarette butts lining freeway onramps.

Just another ...
Dueling for dates
February 12, 2009
By Miss Bella
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

Anyone who might be dreading a lonely Valentine's Day could've hit the auction block Saturday night at The Vault to bid on a fun night out.

The Columbus Young Prof...
City Limits: Date night
February 5, 2009
By Jesse Tigges
COLUMBUS ALIVE!

This Saturday, the Columbus Young Professionals Club will host its second annual A Date 2 Remember event. The fundraiser for local non-profit organizations A Kid Ag...
Mayor's Proclamation: "Columbus Young Professionals Club Day"
February 4, 2009
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
City of Columbus, Ohio

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the City of Columbus, Ohio has the responsibility to recognize occasions of outstanding significance; and

WHEREAS, the attractio...
Seen on the Scene
March 1, 2008
C-BUS MAGAZINE

The CYP CLUB (Columbus Young Professionals Club) hosted their third annual Rock 'n Bowl social event at Capri Lanes on Saturday, January 25th. More than 200 young professionals showe...
Seen on the Scene
March 1, 2007
C-BUS MAGAZINE

A DATE 2 REMEMBER
The Columbus Young Professionals Club raised more than $15,000 to support the work of two local non-profit groups; The Miracle League and United Cerebral Palsy of ...
Date Auction and Fashion Show will make January 27th 'A Date 2 Remember'
Two Local Charities to Benefit from Fundraiser in Downtown Columbus
January 1, 2007
By Michael Peterson
C-BUS MAGAZINE

Putting yourself on stage in front of a large audience takes a healthy dose of moxie that not everybody can claim to possess. Chad Weinman can make that claim.
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Smart, young ... and leaving
Younger folks thriving in Columbus, but more of them are moving on
August 15, 2006
By Tim Doulin
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus has risen in the ranks of cool cities for young adults, but it's fighting to hold on to them.

U.S. Census data released today says Columbus’ popul...
Professionals flock to club for networking
October 27, 2005
By Kristy Eckert
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

The trio of takens — one married, one engaged, one seriously involved — showed up together, hoping to go home with a new business card, not a new date.
...
Business First Resources
October 21, 2005
By Melissa Kossler Dutton
COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST

COLUMBUS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CLUB
Website: www.cypclub.com
Mission: To connect young professionals, offer networking opportunities...
The Agenda
October 20, 2005
Compiled By Katie Idell and Teena Parker
THE OTHER PAPER

The Columbus Young Professionals Club will meet - as both a social gathering and as a fundraiser for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank - from 6 to 9 p...
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