Cascade Consulting Group hosted and presented the first annual Young Professionals of Color Conference on August 2, 2012 at Varnum. Special thanks and acknowledgement goes to our Exclusive Platinum Sponsor, Varnum and our Exclusive Platinum Partner BL²END, Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions for their commitment to this conference and their commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community.
The day-long conference featured high caliber speakers of color from a variety of industries. Attendees learned about the landscape of opportunity in Grand Rapids and were given the tools and resources to be successful as a professional of color in West Michigan. In addition to this, attendees also learned about the importance of commitment to excellence from the young energetic BL²END board of directors. Young professionals of color gained insight from leaders in the community who can speak to the challenges and success they are currently faced with in our community.
The conference ended with a networking reception free to the community.