Overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay, the Young Professionals of Walton Countywill host a Speed Networking event at The Bay. Attendees are given the opportunity to get to know other young professionals and emerging leaders in Walton County while making connections and developing long lasting business relationships. “Networking is oftentimes stereotyped as an awkward experience,” says Erin Bakker, of The Hive Creative Consulting, Young Professionals of Walton County Networking Events Co-Chair. “As Young Professionals we realize the importance of connecting with others and building relationships with people you might not otherwise have met.” Attendees are encouraged to attend with intention. “Bring a handful of your business cards and come ready to grow your network. We want our members to get as much out of this experience as possible,” Bakker said. Cost is $20 YPWC Members and $25 Non-Members. The price includes a non-alcoholic beverage plus one of following from Chef Jim Shirley's kitchen: Faux Ya Ya, the Bay Burger or the Miso Caesar with Chicken. Space is limited. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance at Young Professionals Walton County - Events.