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The CYP Club honors local leaders

Posted by Kitty McConnell on December 5, 2013

Details of the event from the CYP press release: 

The Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP CLUB) will host its Year-End Celebration on Monday, December 9 at the Boat House at Confluence Park from 5:30-10:00pm. Beginning with the State of the Club address at 6:00pm, program notes will highlight the year in review, the successful launch of CitYPulse: The Young Professional’s Guide to Columbus, presentation of the Young-at-Heart Awards, partner and volunteer recognition, and more. Recognized as the nation’s largest YP membership organization with nearly 20,000 members, the CYP CLUB will also honor eight Wonderful Workplaces for YPs, as rated and nominated by members of the club as exemplary companies for working professionals throughout the Columbus region.

 Young-at-Heart Award Honorees 2013

DENNISON “DENNY” GRIFFITH, the third president of Columbus College of Art & Design, was appointed to the position in 1998. During his presidency, he has overseen the construction or renovation of over 275,000 square feet of new academic, residential, and student life facilities, the installation of the college’s iconic ten-story “ART” sculpture as well as growth in CCAD’s academic, community outreach, and exhibition programs. He currently serves on the boards of the Columbus Partnership, Experience Columbus, and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, the leading accreditation agency for the art and design field in this country. He has served as a curator, juror, and grants adjudicator for numerous arts agencies, service organizations, and visual arts presenters.

Jungle JACK HANNA explores the globe as one of the most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and the Wilds. Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs. Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a new show on ABC, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.

 JIM LORIMER is an attorney and former Special Agent of the F.B.I. He has been promoting a wide range of sports events in Columbus since the 1960s. He promoted National Championships in track and field and weightlifting in Columbus – and in 1970 directed the World Weightlifting Championships and Mr. World Contest. Arnold Schwarzenegger won the 1970 event and that developed into a friendship and partnership that has lasted 42 years. Since then the annual event in Columbus, Ohio has grown to be the largest multi-sport event in our nation – involving 50 sports and events, 18,000 athletes from 81 nations, nine competitive venues, and 175,000 attendees.

ANGELA PACE is the Director of Community Affairs for WBNS-10TV. A life-long Columbus resident, Angela was a television reporter/anchor for more than 25 years. She serves on several boards, including Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation Board, the Greater Columbus Arts Council Board, and the boards of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and the Lincoln Theatre Association. Among her many awards, the YWCA Woman of Achievement, the Governor's Award for Journalism and Community Service, the NATAS Silver Circle Award, five local Emmy’s and a regional Telly Award.

CHARLES PENZONE is chairman and founder of The Charles Penzone Salons, an Ohio-based salon and spa group established in 1969. Forty three years ago, Charles defied what others thought was impossible by starting his first salon with two employees and a $500 bank loan. In the years that followed, Charles transformed this business into what it is today – six salon locations that serve over 300,000 guests a year.  Charles also owns and operates a product distribution company that provides professional salon products to salons in five states, a consulting company and a real estate management company.

For nearly 25 years, DEBRA PENZONE has contributed to The Charles Penzone Salons organization. She now serves as President over the six salons and The Brittany Group Professional Beauty Products and Education. Debra is actively involved with her community leading efforts for the American Cancer Society, A Kid Again, American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, Komen Columbus “Race for the Cure,” in addition to her foundation, Earth Angels, The Debra Penzone Foundation with the Columbus Foundation. In 2011, Debra published her first book, “Debbie’s Club™: Discovering MyTrueBeauty™ for Girls” to help inspire and empower girls to see their unique beauty from the inside out. Debra serves as a board member of the American Cancer Society, Franklin Park Conservatory Women’s Board and SAKS external Advisory Board.

 

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Year-End Celebration Event Information

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013

Location: The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Details: There will be social networking, complimentary hors d'oeuvres/desserts from The Refectory, Mezzo, Hubbard Grille, Confluence Park, Buca Di Beppo, Fado Irish Pub, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Average Joe's, PolkaDot Cupcakery, and Buffalo Trace Bourbon, live music, photo booths, cash bars, and more, including a great view of the downtown skyline and inspirational remarks from this year's Young-at-Heart honorees. More than 500 are expected to attend.

5:30-6:00pm: Doors open, attendee welcome and social networking.

6:00-7:00pm: "State of the Club" – an on-stage program featuring the leadership team, annual sponsor recognition, Wonderful Workplaces for YPs recognition, the "Young-at-Heart" awards, and what's ahead.

7:00-10:00pm: Celebration and fun with live music, mixing/mingling, and dancing.

Tickets to attend are $10 at cypclub.com or $20 at the door. Media passes are available by contacting Angela Less at 614-579-9398.                

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