Casper area young professionals hope to help make connections

CASPER Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) For many young adults, entering the workforce could mean moving to a new, strange place. There is a group in Casper that’s trying to help young professionals feel a little more at home.

Sabrina Foreman, Casper area young professionals committee member, moved here to work in community development. She said meeting new people in a new place can be a challenge which was one of the ways she was inspired to start the group.

“We wanted to find a more diverse crowd that we could get different people together who we can find an avenue to meet other people and other business professionals,” Foreman said.

Through her work in the community, Foreman found plenty of people who wanted more social outlets.

“People will come here and then they don’t find friends and so maybe after 2 or 3 years they realize they don’t have any ties and wonder why they’re here,” Foreman said.

Megan Miller, another young professionals committee member, works in hospitality at the Ramkota hotel. She said she is happy to be apart of this group because of all the new people she meets.

“There are some people I kind of know as acquaintances throughout town that I’ve met but haven’t gotten to know them until these meetings,” Miller said.

The first meeting of the Casper Young Professionals group was last fall. Miller said the turnout was great and it’s been growing.

“It’s been amazing how many people we’ve had started showing up and start showing interest. It has been really exciting for the whole group that we are starting something with such momentum,” Miller said.
This group could lead to the momentum that might mean young professionals in Wyoming are becoming professionals.

They are hosting speed networking at the Gaslight Social Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. Register on their Facebook page for a spot on the list.