Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - PROFILES -

Ro­tary Clubs of North­west Arkansas and North­west Arkansas Emerg­ing Lead­ers have col­lab­o­rated

to cre­ate the sec­ond an­nual North­west Arkansas Young Pro­fes­sion­als Sum­mit: Ig­nite Your Pas­sion.

The event will fo­cus on three ar­eas of de­vel­op­ment: Per­sonal, pro­fes­sional and phil­an­thropic.

The NWAYP Sum­mit will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tues­day in down­town Ben­tonville.

The sum­mit’s theme, “Break­ing Bar­ri­ers,” will be­gin with open­ing re­marks from Elise Mitchell, CEO, Mitchell Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Group. Key­note speaker Steve Clark, an en­tre­pre­neur, startup in­vestor and ad­viser, will ad­dress the group later in the day. Break­out ses­sions will in­clude con­ver­sa­tions about money man­age­ment for mil­len­ni­als; “How to get things done and still go to yoga;” the fu­ture of North­west

Arkansas; di­ver­sity; and gen­er­a­tions.

Tick­ets are $45 per in­di­vid­ual, which in­cludes the full day of ses­sions, as well as a com­pli­men­tary bev­er­age dur­ing the happy hour at the Me­teor Gui­tar Gallery.

Other than the sum­mit, a lunch and learn panel dis­cus­sion fo­cused on at­tract­ing and re­tain­ing mil­len­ni­als is planned. Fo­cus of this ses­sion is to­ward those in hu­man re­sources, train­ing, re­cruit­ing or man­age­ment fields who wish to learn more about this age seg­ment and their im­pact on the work­force.

In­for­ma­tion: Nwayp­sum­ or email info@ nwayp­sum­

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