The Woodlands Young Entrepreneurs Network held their 2nd networking event in the elegant 3rd floor clubhouse at One Lakes Edge, 1950 Hughes Landing Blvd. in the gorgeous village of Hughes Landing in The Woodlands.
The night started off with checking in and meeting The Woodlands Young Entrepreneurs partners and sponsors announced by Evan Blair of Global Print Group.
All Star Catering provided food for the event and hands down had some of the best candied bacon I’ve ever tasted. There was also an assortment of other great food including pineapples, grapes, cheeses and other delicious things for guests and members to enjoy. Contact All Star Catering to get your event catered today!
Next outside on the club house patio overlooking the beautiful Lake Woodlands, Del Frisco’s Grille served up their VIP cocktail which entails a sweet Hawaiian pineapple infused Svedka Clementine Vodka and also were kind enough to hand out a free appetizer to each person in attendance.
The Young Entrepreneurs Network has chosen the Montgomery County Food Bank as their spotlight charity.
First up to speak was special guest Rodney Dickerson, President and CEO of the Montgomery County Food Bank who spoke about the different types of hunger facing Montgomery County and how many people believe food banks only help homeless or people who are extremely poor, but don’t realize they do much more
Although they do help the homeless and extremely poor, in actuality there are people right here in the community we live in and surrounding areas that have full time jobs and get up and go to work every day just like you and I, but do not make enough income to put food on the table for themselves and their families. The Montgomery County Food Bank also helps people in those situations.
Dickerson also spoke about the need for volunteers and utilizing talents from some of those right here in the community who may work in professional areas and have skill and talents that could help the food bank and feed the hungry.
Keynote speaker Jason Higham, branch manager of Cherry Creek Mortgage hosted a developmental seminar called “Tearing Down Walls to Explode Your Career” speaking about his own journey, successes, battles and accomplishments you’ll face as an entrepreneur, filled with transparent inspiration and advice.
Higham also spoke about how we can attack this next year with intellect, strong work ethics and love. Cherry Creek Mortgage on behalf of Jason Higham pledged $200 to the Montgomery County Food Bank and challenged other partners and businesses attending the event to do the same.
When arriving at the check in table there was a jar to place business cards in. Cards were later in the evening drawn and announced to determine the winners of gifts provided by The Woodlands Young Entrepreneurs Network partners and sponsors. Below are pictures of the winners.
Partners and sponsors of the event included:
- Memories Matter Photo Booths
- Allison Denman – Realtor – Thompkins Realty
- Knead to Relax Massage Therapy
- The Woodlands Journal
- Panoptic Realty – Michael Blount
- State Farm – James Pearson
- Global Print Group – Evan Blair
- Throwdown Texas Burger Beer & Music Fest
- La Bakina – The Woodlands
- Nations Lending – Ross Flurry
- Gow Media – ESPN Radio