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Upcoming events

January Luncheon

Fri, Jan 27, 20172017-01-27T13:00:00-05:00
  • Fri, Jan 27, 2017 11:30 AM
    Fri, Jan 27, 2017 01:00 PM
  • Floor Five @ The Edney (1100 Market Street, 37402)
  • 35registrants


    • Day of Price - $15 (USD)
    • Free Lunch! (Members Only) - $0 (USD) Must reserve 24 hours in advance of event date.
    • Non-Member Lunch - $15 (USD) Lunch for YPAC prospective & future members as well as guests.
Enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network with your fellow young professionals at YPAC's January Luncheon. 

Members eat free! RSVPs required.

Non-member tickets available for purchase in advance or at the door for $15.

Join us in welcoming special guest Mariann Martin with the Ed Johnson Memorial Project and Matt Busby with The Camp House & Mission Chattanooga as our keynoter (information below)

"Citizenship: The Love & Responsibility of Place" 

A century ago when newspapers referred to the general populace they used the word "citizens".  One hundred years later the most common word used to describe Americans is "consumers".  What does this semantic shift say about us?  How can we as the next generation of young professionals in Chattanooga live into a proper citizenship that will build on the legacy that came before us?  A legacy that has made this a great place not only to begin our professional careers, but a place to invest our love and our passion. 


More about Matt:

Current Employer/Title: Director of The Camp House

First paying job: Stocking shelves at a gas station

I'm most proud of: My wife going back to school, after having our two children, to pursue a new career

The worst piece of advice I've ever received is: (Can't really think of one but I remember being told this as a kid and always knew it was BS) - Don't play with the fire or you will wet the bed.

Anything else?

"What's lost is nothing to what's found, and all the death that ever was, set next to life, would scarecely fill a cup." Godric, Frederick Buechner

Matt's Bio: 

Matt is passionate about creating third spaces that foster community and cultivate culture. Since 2012, he has been the Director of The Camp House -- a cafe, a venue, and gathering space at the heart of the Innovation District in Chattanooga, TN. Ordained in 2012, he also serves as the Pastor of Cultural Engagement for the Mission Chattanooga where he explores the threshold of faith and culture. Matt regularly consults with existing churches and church plants, sharing the story of The Camp House and Mission Chattanooga and helping expand the horizons of how faith-based communities can engage their cities for the common good. Matt is an avid podcast listener, a passion that lead him to create The Camp House podcast in 2016 which explores the ideas and people sharing the culture of Chattanooga.

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