Networking is the name of the game for young professionals, and it is undoubtedly more than checking LinkedIn every couple of weeks. While it is easy and sometimes effective to make connections online, much of business is done still in person.
The Emerging Leaders Happy Hour in Malibu, California, has become one of Southern California’s premier networking event for young professionals. It helps people connect with others, expand career opportunities, and have meaningful business conversations that can spark inspiration and even friendship.
The Emerging Leaders Happy Hour event itself is September 4, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is an entirely free event, but there is a lot that you can gain from it. Mingle among other 21 to 39-year-olds with great big business ideas while you enjoy some of the free appetizers. Refreshments and drinks are also available. The night is meant to be casual but with a lot of positive energy and networking opportunities. Come prepared to share your youthful energy and thoughts with others.
The event takes place at the Harvest Kitchen and Bar, the fantastic in-house drinks and dining space at the Hyatt Regency Westlake Village.
If you’re coming in from out of town for the event, you should consider staying at the Hyatt Regency Westlake, especially if you’re indulging in a drink or two. It comes at a fair price for the area and includes the extra touches that make staying in a quality hotel feel nice. Free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour gym, and a heated outdoor pool make a mid-week trip for business seem pretty fun.
Things To Do Before The Big Event
Before you head over the happy hour event, you might want to catch some other exciting things to do in Malibu. For example, you may be interested in checking out some of the world-class beaches that are available only in this area.
Zuma Beach is a favorite of locals and visitors alike with its endless sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. You can catch a few waves or enjoy a little sun before the Happy Hour begins.
If the beaches are not your thing, you may enjoy a private wine tasting in Malibu. This region produces some of the best wines in the entire world. You can indulge with a private tasting of some of these renowned wines for yourself. While you are there, make sure you take a tour of the winery and learn more about what goes into making that perfect glass of your favorite red or white.
There’s also some epic hiking in the area. You should check out the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area if you want to challenge yourself or get some FOMO-inducing selfies for social media. If you make some good connections at the Emerging Leaders Happy Hour, it might be a good idea to invite a hiking buddy along, too.