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.