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    Executive Speaker Series #11: Walter Czarnecki
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps

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    YCP Detroit Executive Speaker Series is a free event every last Wednesday of the month in which executives share their professional and faith journeys with young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, challenging them to ‘Work in Witness for Christ!’ Complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers are provided before and after the speaker.


    An alumnus of Wayne State University, Walter Czarnecki began his business career with a Detroit-based advertising agency before moving into the auto industry. He first became associated with Penske Corporation in 1970 and is currently the Executive Vice President. Czarnecki is on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers and Business Leaders for Michigan; he has served on the Board for Cornerstone Schools of Detroit and the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He is also active in many local and national charitable organizations. Czarnecki lives with his wife, Ginny, in Bloomfield Hills, and has three grown children.


     - 7:00 Networking, complimentary food & drinks
     - 7:45 President's Remarks
     - 7:50 Chaplain's Remarks
     - 8:00 KEYNOTE: Walter Czarnecki
     - 8:20 Q&A
     - 8:30 Closing Prayer
     - 8:35 Bonfire in the cathedral courtyard

    Know Before You Go

     * Business casual attire
     * Bring a friend!

    Networking Happy Hour 4
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Exodos Rooftop in Detroit, MI

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    Networking Happy Hours are free, quarterly events, held at local bars and restaurants where young professionals get together in a more casual setting to encourage one another through the challenges and successes of professional life. Appetizers will be provided but alcohol must be purchased.


     - 7:00pm Check-in
     - Icebreakers, Networking, Good Times, Great People
     - 8:30pm Formal Ending (but you're welcome to stay)
     - 2:00am Bar closes

    Know Before You Go

     * Business casual attire
     * Bring a friend!

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