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Lander Young Professionals Build Bonds and Help With Worker Retention

A $7,250 grant to Lander Young Professionals on December 2, 2021

Lander businesses struggle to retain young professionals in part because of a lack of networking opportunities—a problem for many rural communities. A group of young Lander locals came up with a creative solution: In the summer of 2021, they created the Lander Young Professionals, a group of young people who meet at networking events and undertake acts of service with the goal of building bonds and furthering career development. The group needed help with a sustainability plan, though, and approached LOR for help. LOR provided funding to support additional events and the development of a marketing and sustainability plan.

Impact

A recent LYP event—the first sponsored by LOR—at the Coalter Loft brought in nearly 60 young people, including more than 20 who joined for the first time.

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