Upper Edge caters to young professionals

ESCANABA — Are you a young professional who is looking for a group where you feel you can connect with other young professionals, learn new skills and get to know about the business world in Delta County? If so you might be interested in checking out Upper Edge of Delta County.

Upper Edge is a non-profit organization for young professionals 18 to 45. They are a social networking group who work to attract and retain young professionals in the Delta County area, help develop leadership skills and contribute meaningfully to our community.

Aaron Deiter, the group’s president, talks passionately about how this group has help members by creating a safe place where they can socialize and network. “I remember the first event I went to. I met several new people who took an interest in me, welcomed me and made me feel comfortable. As a result I went to the next event and have been a part of the group for four years now.”

Events are planned at different locations with different “topics on tap.” They have had speakers on economic development, such as the new city manager or the North Shore development and recreation in the area featuring off road trails and disc golf. But it is not all professional development info. July 12th will have them returning to Northern Sun Winery for Vinyasa at the Vineyard – Yoga and there are plans for a murder mystery dinner in the future. A great way for members to engage with each other.

Upper Edge is a part of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce and this provides them with the opportunity for community volunteerism and stewardship that is an important aspect to the groups philosophy.

Membership is open to all. Students fees are $25,individuals $40 and business at $160 includes up to five employees. For more information check out their FaceBook page: Upper Edge, Delta County, their website www.upperedgedeltacounty.org or email them at upperedgedelta@gmail.com– — —

Mollie Larson is with the staff of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce