Emerge Albany has a growing impact on Sowega

Emerge Albany, a diverse group of young professionals in Albany celebrated a year of successful events at their end of the year meeting.

Caitlyn Cooper has been the chairwoman for the past two years and says the group's success is a bright spot for Albany. "2011 was a successful year for Emerge Albany. From community service

projects to networking opportunities, young professionals in Albany didn't miss a

chance to gather for a common goal: To see this community succeed" says Cooper.

In 2011 Emerge Albany's main initiative was "Emerge Albany Gives Back," a year-long community service effort that assisted numerous agencies through volunteering. Organizations Emerge Albany works with includes the Flint Riverquarium, Albany Heart Walk, Second Harvest Food Bank, and more.

Below is a list of some of the highlights from Emerge Albany's 2011 activities:

  • 973 Event attendees in 2011
  • 226 Community service hours
  • 88 Social networking hours
  • 120 Guests at "40 under Forty" awards
  • 140 Attendees at Mayoral Forum
  • 216 Facebook followers
  • 539 Attendees at Second Friday Luncheons
  • 30 Hours spent in committee meetings

For more information on Emerge Albany call 229-434-8700 or click here.