Monthly Archives: September 2016

Join LYPA’s Walk Against Breast Cancer Team!

Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast CancerOn Sunday, October 23rd The American Cancer Society is hosting “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”, a 5K walk at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington.

If you are interested in joining our team and assisting in fundraising for this great cause then follow this link  sign in, and select “Lexington Young Professionals Association” as the team you would like to join. Contact LYPA Vice President David Cupp if you have any questions.

About Strides Against Breast Cancer

Last year the American Cancer Society raised over $115,000 with 1400+ people (that was in the rain too!). This year, they are shooting for 2000+ people and hopefully $150,000 raised. The walk is truly about bringing together those who have passion for ending the pain and suffering from breast cancer, celebrating our survivors and raising money that goes back to breast cancer patient programs and research.

Happy Hour @ Lexington Beerworks on 10/20!

Join us in October for our networking happy hour at one of our favorite places – Lexington Beerworks – with some of our favorite people – Toyota Manufacturing’s Young Professionals group.  We’ve joined with Toyota for this event to double the social and networking opportunities.

Happy hour will be on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Lexington Beerworks, located at 213 N Limestone, Lexington, Kentucky 40507.  Street parking is available – meters are free after 5:00pm!

We hope to see you there!

About Lexington Beerworks

beerworksLexington Beerworks is a craft beer taproom, restaurant + Home Brew Supply shop located in downtown Lexington, KY. 12 on tap, 100+ bottles & full bar w/cocktails & wines.

Survey on Lexington Food Scene

pic_for_lfd_exec_summary_0The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) is conducting a survey and wants to hear from YOU!

As Lexington residents and young professionals, you have a unique perspective on our local food scene. Participation in this survey is voluntary and it won’t take more than 15 minutes. Click on the link for full details and to share your thoughts with us! **Survey is open to all Lexington residents**

The survey can be found here:


The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) emerged as a college level unit within the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) in 2010. CAFE administration recognized the need for both an internal source of professional development and instruction for students and county extension agents, as well as an external reach to Kentucky communities with programming and research that focused on community and economic development.


Holiday Party Planning Committee

HolidayPartyLogoPlanning has started on our end-of-year holiday party and we’re looking for help! If you’d like to get involved and join our planning committee, please email Kyle Melloan, Special Events Chair, at

We look forward to celebrating with you all later in the year!

Network at Happy Hour at The Burl on 9/27!

Join us Tuesday, September 27th, to connect and network with other Lexington young professionals!  This month, we’ll be at The Burl – an incredible new music venue in the distillery district.  Feel free to bring a friend and unwind from 5:30-7:30pm.  We hope to see you there!

About the Burl

HThe Burlosting local and national talent of all genres, The Burl is Lexington’s newest entertainment destination, located right across Manchester Street from the Distillery District, at the corner of Thompson. The Burl, opening in July 2016, is a beautiful restored old train depot that holds nearly 300 people.

For directions, visit