Monday, November 21, 2005

Tuesday December 13th @ Fagan's, FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour

FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour
Fagan's Irish Pub
Tuesday, December 13th after work
(2039 Kern St. @ VanNess in Downtown)
Expand you mind and your network by attending this wonderful event.
Five dollar suggested donation.

Professionals for Education. Tuesday, November 22 @ 5:30 PM at My Internet Cafe

Hello to all,

Again, I would like to thank everyone for their time and ideas that each has put into FLYP's educational program. I can safely speak for everyone when I say that this program is highly anticipated by all, everyone is excited to get this program up and running. Just to put everyone on the same page, the plan is to have this program up and running for the start of the semester in January at McClane High School. Initially, we will plan on working with the Freshmen and Sophomores for the first term, then extend it to the other classes in years to come. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 22 @ 5:30 PM at My Internet Cafe in Riverpark. We really would like to have full participation because I believe we each bring something so valuable to the table to make this great. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via phone or email. Thanks everyone, and I look forward to meeting with you all.

Brandon Dixon- James
Financial Services Associate
Phone: (559) 432-3005 ext 7234

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Thursday, November 3rd. ART HOP!!

ARTMob at Art Hop
Thursday, November 3rd at 6pm @ Bus Barn (Mono & L)

Come join FLYP for our quarterly ARTMob event (FREE!!). Meet us at the Bus Barn, 701 L Street (Mono & L, behind the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fresno, meet at the northwest corner). Craig Scharton will be giving a fabulous tour of one of Fresno's best kept secrets.

Contact Diana Hernandez at or call 559.859.6509 for more information. Make sure to grab a snack before heading out. Tentative schedule is listed below.

6:00 Bus Barn and SoMo
Mono and L Streets

7:00 Chris Sorensen Studios (Nudes in November exhibit)
2205 SA. Van Ness, one mile south of Fwy. 41

8:00 Broadway Studios (tour with Reza Assemi)
Broadway & Tuolumne

Sunday, August 21, 2005

What do you think Fresno needs to cultivate, attract, and retain professionals?

Monday, August 15, 2005


Thursday, June 16, 2005

Men and Women in the Workplace (FLYP's Fundraiser!!)

Men and Women in the Workplace
Thursday, June 23rd
Smittcamp Alumni House, Fresno State. Free Parking in Lot V.
(5:00pm Networking Session, 6:00pm Workshop)
Facilitated by Debilyn Molineaux []
Facilities provided by the Lyles Center, Fresno State
This workshop will run along the lines of Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus in the workplace. This seminar will be a mixed panel of males and females in an open and interactive forum, and allow for both sexes to discuss various subjects and issues regarding men and women in the workplaces. This will be an opportunity for both men and women to ask the questions they do not know how to ask in a safe environment with an experienced facilitator. The subject topics will follow the interest of the seminar participants with topics of interest> and will include communication skills and decifering the language barriers between men and women. Tickets are $20 per session. FLYP members save an additional $5 at the door if you bring a print of this . Please use the PayPal Options below, email, or call 960-5517 to purchase tickets. Remember this is FLYP's big fundraiser, and all proceeds benefit FLYP!!

Tuesday, July 26th. Indoor Rock Climbing at Yosemite Fitness.

Tuesday, July 26th. Indoor Rock Climbing at Yosemite Fitness. Located at 5075 N Ceder Ave, on the NW corner of Shaw and Ceder next to Macy’s Furniture. This is a great way to try something new, and network with other young professionals while catching your breath. Meet at 6pm. Admission is $11/$15 and includes a lesson, safety gear, and rock climbing for the evening.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Friday, July 15th. FLYP'in in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #5.

Friday, July 15th. FLYP'in in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #5. Vituccis in Clovis, located at 1275 Shaw Ave# 156. Vitucci’s on Shaw between Clovis and Sunnyside, next to Blockbuster. This mixer will start at 6pm. The theme for this meeting will be to bring a friend.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Steering Committee Meeting, Tuesday 6/13 @ 5:00pm

Steering Committee Meeting, Tuesday 6/13 @ 5:00pm at El Torito in downtown on Tulare St between HWY 41 and R St. This is a FLYP business meeting. All members are welcome to attend and participate. If you have any topics you want to discuss please comments and we will include them on the agenda.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Old Fresno Hofbrau, FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #4

Wednesday, June 8th. FLYP'in in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #4
@ The Old Fresno Hofbrau at 6pm.

Wednesday, June 8th. FLYP'in in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #4 @ The Old Fresno Hofbrau! The Old Fresno Hofbrau is located at 2820 Tulare St. Phone: 264-4014. Inspired by the Fresno Famous article "Cheap Drinks" (, this is the fourth stop in the FLYP'in in Fresno Happy Hour Tour. Located on Tulare and R Street just west of the 41. Experience a local favorite. Come early to chill straight from work, and the mixer will start raging at 6pm. Cheap beer ($1.50 domestic drafts) and all the free popcorn you can handle.
Email for more info, or to be added to our distribution list.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Avalon Club, FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #3

Wednesday, May 25th. FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop#3 @ Avalon Club at 6pm.

Avalon Club, located at 1064 N Fulton St (just south of Veni VidiVici's) will be the home of our third stop of the FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour. We will have a room reserved especially for FLYP members in the back of Avalon Club, in addition to the happy hour specials. Come as early as 5:30pm to chill, and the party will start at 6pm. See below for directions.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #2

Fulton Thursday's Beer Garden on Thursday May 12th, the party starts at 6pm!
Fulton Mall, between Fresno and Tulare, look for the FLYP table in the Beer Garden.

Enjoy the second FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop at the kick off of Fulton Thursdays, on Thursday, May 12th. This is Fresno's version of the Farmers Market with bands, booths, and beers. FLYP will be meeting in the beer garden from 6pm to 7pm for our Happy Hour Tour, before we set you free to enjoy all Fulton Thursdays has to offer. Fulton Thursdays are located in the heart of downtown Fulton Mall, between Fresno and Tulare. Park in any of the nearby parking structures.

As an FYI: Our FLYP'n in Fresno bottle cap openers will be available and are only $5! All proceeds go directly to FLYP!!

Sunday, May 08, 2005

FLYP'n in Fresno Bottle Cap Openers

Our FLYP'n in Fresno bottle cap openers are now available and are only $5!
All proceeds go directly to FLYP!!
For a $5 donation (the cost of a cup of coffee) you can support FLYP and own you very own FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour bottle can opener!!!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Creative Fresno Blender, Friday May 6th at Fagan's at 5pm

Friday May6th, Come out to Creative Fresno's 2nd Blender at
Fagan’s Irish Pub

located at 2039 Kern St. @ VanNess in Downtown
(The spiral garage is available for parking)
RIGHT AFTER work on Friday, May 6th!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

So what are your thoughts on what young professionals desire in a community?

Click comment to respond...

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Thursday, April 28th, 2005 @ 5pm to 8pm, Taste & Toast of the Tower

Taste & Toast of the Tower
(Food, Beverage & Wine Sampling)

This is a FLYP supported event. Over 30 Tower District businesses will be serving up samples of at this wonderful tasting event. Everything from stuffed mushrooms to specialty meat loaf, from rice pudding to green tea, from fine wine to pasta salads. Eight local wineries will also be featured, offering tastings of their locally produced wines. Only 500 tickets are being sold, and they are going FAST! Livingstone's and all of your favorite Tower venue should have tickets (you can't beat $10 for 9 wineries and 30 restaurants). If you want to join the FLYP tasting group meet us at Veni Vidi Vici’s at 5pm (across from Avalon). Frank is organizing a special UNofficial Party on Wheels. Travel the Taste and Toast of Tower in style. Check out the below link for more info!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

TOUR STOP #1, Aculpocos!! FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour

FLYP'n in Fresno Happy Hour Tour Stop #1
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina
Monday, April 25th 5pm to 7pm

Inspired by the Fresno Famous article "Cheap Drinks" (, the first stop in the FLYP'in in Fresno Happy Hour Tour has been set for Monday, April 25th from 5pm to 7pm at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Y Cantina (3966 N Blackstone s/o Ashlan)! Enjoy great people, and great happy hour specials (1/2 price appetizers, free food, $2.75 well drinks, and CHEAP margaritas). Spread the word, we had 50 at our Livingstones Happy Hour!! And if you want an ice breaker, BINGO with an actual prize or the new icebreaker "Questions", let me know by commenting on this blog!!! Email to be added to our distribution list.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 @ 9am,TREE FresnoCalifornia Trails Day

It's Time to Make a Difference and Clean Up Your Community!!
Support TREE Fresno and FLYP by participating in California Trails Day

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 @ 9am
(meet on NW corner of Cedar and Shepherd )

California Trails Day. We’ll meet at 9:00 a.m. on the northwest corner of Cedar and Shepherd on the Sugar Pine Trail. Work will include rebuilding watering basins, removing tree stakes and ties as needed, some replanting and general cleanup. We’ll work until about noon. All tools will be provided. Please bring drinking water and gloves if you like to wear them. Contact Susan Stiltz at 221-5556 x103 for more information, or check out

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Thursday April 21st, 2005 @ 6:30pm, Rebecca Ryan (Crest Theater)

Rebecca Ryan (Crest Theater)
This is a FLYP supported event. Find out what people your age want from a community and learn how you can help Fresno to move in that direction (in addition to supporting FLYP). For tickets and more info please call 294-2045 or visit the website at ($15 cover, tickets purchased through Lyles Center)

Monday, March 07, 2005

Fresno Grizzlies Baseball Monday, April 11 @ 6:30pm

FLYP will be hosting a Fresno Grizzlies group activity on Monday, April 11th. Cost is $7 per person and includes a ticket as well as a voucher at the concessions stand for a hot dog and soda. We will be meeting downtown at Los Ponchos Mexican Restaurant (1000 Fulton Mall, Directions, (559) 497-9999) and head over towards the stadium promptly at 6:30pm for the 7:05pm game. If you are coming in late, call Nevin at 960-5517 and we will let you know where we are sitting. Check out for more information about the Grizzlies.

Creative Fresno Mixer, Friday April 8th @ 5pm

Come out to Veni Vidi Vicis RIGHT AFTER work this Friday!! The very first Creative Blender will be rockin' the garden patio at 5 pm sharp....put on by your friends from Creative Fresno (this includes many FLYPers!). For those interested we will be heading to Ashtree Studios afterwards.

Veni Vidi Vicis is located on 1116 N Fulton in the Tower District, just south of Olive. Ashtree Studios is on 1035 N. Fulton, right next door.

For the promotional flyer check out:

For directions to Veni Vidi Vicis check out:,-119.80025&L=USA&A=12&S=800,740&PN=1105694308&P=%7c36.75678%2c-119.80025%7c1%7c1116+N+Fulton+St%2c+Fresno%2c+CA+93728%7cL1%7c&TI=1116+N+Fulton+St%2c+Fresno%2c+CA+93728

Hike with FLYP on Sunday, April 3rd, 2005 @ 9am to 2pm

Sunday, April 3rd, 2005 @ 9am to 2pm
Wildflowers on the McKenzie Preserve Hike

Sierra Foothill Conservancy will be leading a hike "Wildflowers on the McKenzie Preserve." The hike will take us to the top of the McKenzie Tabletop Mnt, about a 6 mile hike. The hike is free, although we encourage people to donate $5 (for our website fund). Remember to bring water and your own lunch. More information can be found on The directions to the starting point for the hike are located at Contact Maraget Jones or Jim Carl (855-3473) at the Sierra Foothill Conservancy as a point-person and to RSPV, or Nevin Hindiyeh (960-5517) for more information. For those who want to carpool/caravan up there, we will meeting at Starbucks (Willow and Nees) at 7:45am and leaving promptly at 8am that morning. The hike starts at 9am promptly. We will have docents guiding us, thus make sure to RSVP by Friday April 1st at latest. Thank you Ellen for organizing this event!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Fresno Falcons Hockey Saturday, March 12th @ 6:30pm

Fresno Falcons versus Bakersfield Condors Ice Hockey at the Savemart Center, Saturday, March 12th @ 6:30pm. Contact Adam O'Connell at 347-3604 or to purchase tickets. You can also pick them up at the Creative Fresno Meeting Thursday, March 10th. The tickets are $9 (25% off) and must be purchased by noon on 03/11/05. We have great seats and it will be fun!!Remember to mention you are with the FLYP Group Rate. And if you decide to purchase season tickets, mention FLYP and FLYP will receive a donation from the Fresno Falcons.

Monday, February 28, 2005

ArtHop at the MET Thursday, March 3rd @ 6:30pm

ArtHop at the MET Thursday, March 3rd @ 6:30pm!

Doors will open at 5:30pm for those who plan to come straight after work. This is a child friendly event!!! Meet downstairs in the Michaelis room in the Fresno Metropolitan Museum (1515 Van Ness Avenue). Visit the grossology exhibit, and network with fellow young professionals. Feel free to explore the rest of Art Hop afterwards. Admission is free. Wine and light snacks will be provided. A $5 donation is suggested for those whose choose to indulge in food and beverages.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Please post comments on our COIL Yoga meeting!

Thank you for all attending the second meeting of FLYP at COIL Yoga. Thirty people showed up (in downtown on a Tuesday night) and it was fun. As always the FLYP members continue to impress me. Although after our large Seattle turnout we may have to rename ourselves to FLYPS (Fresno's Leading Young Professionals from Seattle). Please comment on what you comments to comment.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Steering Committee Meeting on Friday, March 4th, 2005 @ 6:00pm

FLYP's first Steering Committee Meeting will be held at The Revue Friday, March 4th, 2005 @ 6:00pm. The Revue is located at 620 E Olive (in the Tower District across from Bobby Salazar’s). This is your opportunity to help build the foundation for FLYP. We will be deciding what direction we will be wanting FLYP to move, what events we will be looking to in the upcoming quarter, as well as appointing committees. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during this meeting. This will be a business meeting lasting an hour to an hour and a half. Afterwards we encourage our members to enjoy the Revue and the rest of the Tower District. Thank you Shantay for finding us a location!Please email to RSVP.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

COIL Yoga Tuesday Feb 22nd @ 7:15pm

COIL Yoga will host the 2nd meeting of FLYP on February 22 @ 7:15pm. A $5 or $10 donation is suggested at the door to cover the cost of the wine and light snacks.

The meeting will begin with a beginner level Intro to Yoga class . The class will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. Wear comfortable, moveable clothing, and bring a hand towel. Mats will be provided, but if you have your own please bring it. Try not to eat for an hour before the class. Please call Katie Flinn at 559-270-4709 to register for the class, as space will be limited to the first 25 people.

Wine and light snacks will be served afterwards during the social hour which will begin after class at 8:15pm. If you are only attending the social hour, please email to RSPV (so we can get an accurate head count for light snacks/wine).

Parking is free, and is located directly in front of the studio on Inyo and P streets. Directions to the studio can be found on the website Please call 559-270-4709 to register for this unique FLYP event and for any other information on the studio and regular classes.

764 P. Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Please post comments on our first meeting!!

Thank you for all attending the first meeting of FLYP. Fifty people showed up (much to my amazement) and it was good times. Everyone seemed really cool, and it was an amazing group. Please comment on what you comments to comment.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Read The FLYP Flyer

FYI: The attachment you all received in the last FLYP update was "The FLYP Flyer". This flyer will feature activities, events, organizations, businesses, and young professionals. Submissions are welcome. Helpful websites are also appreciated. Send articles to

Thursday, January 13, 2005

First General Meeting!! Feb 10th @ 5:30pm at Livingstone's

The first general meeting of FLYP will be Feb 10th, 2005 @ 5:30pm at Livingstone's. Please RSPV. Currently at least 30-40 people have RSPV'd.

Upcoming activities will include Rock Climbing, Texas Holdem Poker Tournament, etc.

If you are interested in becoming a member email me at


Tuesday, January 11, 2005

What activities would you like to see FLYP host?

If you are interested in becoming a member email us at

What activities would you like to see FLYP host in future meetings?

(i.e. leadership classes, happy hour, high school volunteer work, theater, Habitat for Humanity, billards, whiffle ball tournment, coffee shops, Big Brother/Big Sister, dancing, travel, etc)

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday, February 10th @ 5:30pm at Livingstones!!

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Welcome to FLYP!!

Hi and welcome to FLYP!!FLYP is a new organization geared towards creating a network of young professionals in the greater Fresno area. If you want join or are motivated to do much more please email me at

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