Coast Young Professionals receive tourism advice from CVB director

Coast Young Professionals receive tourism advice from CVB director

By Jonathan Brannan

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) –

A group dedicated to developing young leaders here on the coast hosted an event Monday morning to help accomplish that goal. The Coast Young Professionals (CYP) invited their members to hear business advice from a local community leader.

According to leaders of the organization, the Coast Young Professionals is designed to give its members a personal and in depth guide to business success. Part of that includes the CYP Insights Program.

“We bring in mentors from the local communities to come in and to speak to young professionals about there ups, downs. How they got to where they were, and where they plan on going next,” said CYP director, Kelsey Blum.

Blum plays a big part in organizing each event. This time, she wanted to emphasize the importance tourism plays on the Gulf Coast. To do this, Blum invited Renee Areng, executive director of Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

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