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Young professionals recognized in Albany

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Friday has been designated as young professionals' day in Albany.

Members of Emerge Albany were presented with a proclamation by Mayor Pro Tem Christopher Pike in recognition of the contributions they make to the community.  The group is a tool the Chamber uses to attract and retain young people in Albany.

The group of 20 to 40 something's not only work in Albany, they plan to grow their families here and become involved as future leaders of the city.

Wilena Clark said, "In order for us to have a viable city, then we must have young professionals moving us forward, so this is a very important day for us.  This proclamation was signed originally by Sonny Perdue back in 2007, honoring the young professionals of the sate of Georgia, so why not do it here locally?"

Emerge Albany started in 2007with about five members. There are now more than 220.

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