Generation Connect Grow, Connect, and Inspire Future Leaders of Frederick County
Generation Connect is a program of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce designed for young professionals and the young-at-heart. Generation Connect creates engaging experiences to develop and prepare career-minded individuals in the Frederick County business community.
Join us for social and business networking, quality educational programming to advance your skills, and community involvement. Our focus is professionals age 21 to 40 but we welcome everyone. Chamber membership is encouraged but not required.
Committee pictured above (from L to R): Kris Miner, Wes Leatherman, Ana Filipovic-Windsor, Danielle Doll, Bailey Rankin, Laura Lokey, Brandon Cannon, David Lock. (Not Pictured: Jenn Runkles)
2nd Annual Holiday Happy Hour & Toy Drive
In 2016, we kicked off a new year with a new committee to lead Generation Connect into the new year. Starting off on this clean slate, we wanted to celebrate with our Generation Connect peers by throwing our first Annual Holiday Happy Hour & Toy Drive. This was a SOLD OUT event within days! Along with the successful turnout, we also had some really great sponsors who joined us! Thank you to Beer Bacon Music for sponsoring and coming out to hang with us! We had great catering sponsored by Roast House Pub at our awesome host sponsor's digs out at Flying Dog Brewery, and we collected a TON of toys for our toy donation drive benefitting Frederick Rescue Mission - 113 to be exact! It was such a solid way to start a new era of GenConnect, and we had a pretty successful year to follow.
We thought to ourselves, why not turn it into a tradition? So we're celebrating another successful year during our 2nd Annual Holiday Happy Hour & Toy Drive. Once again, we will be at Flying Dog - but this year, we have more space! Flying Dog Brewery is providing an event tent with heaters so we can expand our capacity and welcome more people to celebrate with us! And of course, the Ugly Sweater Contest is back! Come in an ugly sweater/outfit and get an additional free drink token on us! All registrations include one free drink token; otherwise, cash bar.
We hope you join us as we try to reach our goal of exceeding last year's toy drive donations of 113 for Frederick Rescue Mission!!!