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April 16 SCYPA Event – Moxies Bar & Grill

Come join us this Thursday at Moxies (North end of Barrie)

When: Thursday April 16th, 6pm – 9pm.
Where: Moxies Bayfield St, Georgian Mall

SCYPA events are a great networking opportunity to socialize with other young professionals in the Simcoe area. Bring your business cards and a friend for great socializing and networking opportunities.

About Moxies:


Three simple words that mean so much. At Moxie’s our mantra is simple: we are passionate about our food, passionate about our guests and we are passionate about creating the ultimate premium casual dining experience, at over 60 locations across Canada.

Julie Flippin – Educational Speaker at Noon

We are very excited that Julie Flippin from will be coming out to speak to SCYPA members on Tuesday November 10th at noon

Julie 2014 photoJulie Flippin is a business consultant, dynamic international speaker, author of ‘Pitiful or Powerful; You Choose and co-author of F.A.I.T.H – Finding Answers in the Heart.

As a business consultant Julie works with courageous, passionate small business owners who are committed to being more profitable. For over thirty years Julie worked as a controller, sales manager and HR specialist. It wasn’t until she opened her own business that she understood what it took to be in business “for yourself”. Julie takes the fear out of marketing, sales and creates strong workable strategies for business owners to achieve their goals. It is her privilege to teach and encourage her clients on their journeys while holding them accountable to create their ultimate result – SUCCESS!

Julie’s Topic:

SBS-logo-LargeDo you feel the pressure to sell more and increase your sales fast? Are you afraid to pick up the phone and make a sales call? I know that feeling too, I think all entrepreneurs and small business owners have felt those same feelings.

Well….what if I told you I could show you how to tap into the successful sales person inside of you?

I am so excited to let you know that I will be speaking at SCYPA luncheon where I will be teaching 3 keys to go from “The Gong Show” to “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” with your sales conversation.

If you want to change your sales conversations and feel great about picking up the phone to make a sales call then don’t miss the opportunity to join SCYPA luncheon.

Please RSVP for this event, by registering at this link here

This event is free to attend

When: Tuesday November 10th
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Where: Suite Success at ESS Direct, 411 Huronia Rd

March 17 SCYPA Event – St Patrick’s Day!

Come celebrate St Patrick’s day with us at the Hudson Bar, downtown Barrie

When: Tuesday March 17th, 6pm – 9pm.
Where: Hudson (147 Dunlop St E)

SCYPA events are a great networking opportunity to socialize with other young professionals in the Simcoe area. Each and every event is fun… but something tells me this could be one of the more entertaining events of the year!

A little about Hudson…
At the heart of downtown Barrie, Hudson redefines dining and entertainment. Culinary ingenuity. Cocktails & dreams. World of wine. Hudson.

At the turn of the century the temperance movement, driven mostly by those of the evangelical Protestant religion, were successful in convincing US congress to enact the Volstead Act. This act, for all intents and purposes, prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes”. With prohibition, sharing a drink with your friends went underground.. and the Speakeasy, was born. A place where people of like mind could come together and share good drinks, good times and create great memories.

May 21st SCYPA Event – Wranglers Barn and Grill

Come join us this Thursday at Wranglers Barn and Grill

When: Thursday April May 21st, 6pm – 9pm.
Where: 201 Hurst Drive

Join us Thursday May 21st for SCYPA’s May networking and social event at Wranglers for wings and excellent company. This is a great casual atmosphere, so come out even if you haven’t been to an event before!

Wranglers Barn and Grill has 66 wing sauce flavors and if you cant find something that makes your mouth water, then you can create your won sauce! View their full menu here:

Nominations for the 2015 SCYPA Awards Wanted!

Every year at our annual Awards Evening, the Simcoe County Young Professionals Association hands out three awards: Young Professional of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Community Involvement by a Young Professional. But before we hand out the awards, we need your nominations! The criteria are as follows:

Young Professional of the Year

  • Self-regulated profession
  • Working in Simcoe County
  • Active in the community

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Business owner
  • Working in Simcoe County
  • Business is active in the community

Community Involvement by a Young Professional

  • Professional or business owner
  • Working in Simcoe County
  • Involved with one or more charity or non-profit (whether volunteer or board member)


All nominees must be paid members of SCYPA by the time of voting to be eligible to win the award. Any nominee not currently a SCYPA paid member will be given the opportunity to become one prior to the start of voting. If you know someone who you feel is deserving of any of these awards, please nominate someone using this form. You can nominate as many people as you like (just refresh the page after each nomination). If you are a paid member, you will be able to vote for your choice. All nominations are due by Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

Nominate someone TODAY!

SCYPA – Bowl For Kids Sake Charity Event

Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ premier fun-raising event where people get together with friends, family, and co-workers and have a fun time bowling in support of Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs in Barrie.

SCYPA showed a strong supporting, with 3 teams participating in the event, and raised a substantial amount for this great charity. Our SCYPA past chair, Tim Walker, was pledge champion gathering the most donations out of all who participated that night. THANK-YOU TIM!

Check out some of the photos from this event, and join us next time!

SCYPA Event Recap

It was another great event, as we celebrated St Patrick’s Day at Hudson. Lots of people were dressed in green, and there were lots of fun and interesting conversations throughout the evening.

A special thanks to our gracious host who provided some very delightful appetizers.

A little about Hudson…
At the heart of downtown Barrie, Hudson redefines dining and entertainment. Culinary ingenuity. Cocktails & dreams. World of wine. Hudson. They have also been featuring live music. you can catch all the updates on their Facebook page here

Here are a few pictures from the event

SCYPA Holiday and Awards Party


This is by far the best SCYPA event of the year and one not to miss! Same location as previous years @ Crazy Fox Bistro (135 Bayfield Street)

SCYPA has reservered the full bar area with stand up tables and lots of open area for netowrking and meeting new people. AMAZING great tasting Hor dourves will be served all evening long.

We will also reconize the winners of our yearly SCYPA awadrs.

Awards will be given to;

  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Community Involvement by a Young Professional

For all SCYPA members this event is free or $20 if you are not a SCYPA member you can register here, or pay $20 at the door.

Now is the best time to renew or get a SCYPA membership as they are at a reduced price of only $40 before the new year. Click here to register: