Approximately 150 young professionals from across Kentucky are expected to be in Owensboro on Thursday and Friday for the state's seventh annual YP Unite Summit.

It's being hosted by Owensboro's Chamber Young Professionals.

The meetings at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum will feature Bracken P. Darrell, resident and CEO of Logitech; Craig Yeast, football coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College; Fuji Avdic. founder of Stryker Logistics; Kelly May, senior extension associate for Family Finance and Resource Management in the University of Kentucky's Cooperative Extension Service; Brad Niemeier, founder & Co-CEO of Azzip Pizza; Fred Reeves, co-founder of A+ Leadership LLC; and Ashli Watts, president & CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

The summit, being presented by Owensboro Health, is a leadership conference focused on developing young professionals and promoting collaboration, best practices, networking and leadership development.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Thursday with a celebratory toast at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art followed by a welcome reception at O.Z. Tyler Distillery at 6 p.m with music by Josh Merritt.

The Miller House will provide craft cocktails and appetizers.

The summits began in Louisville in 2013.

They have been held there, Cincinnati and Paducah in the past.

But Owensboro's Chamber Young Professionals were able to bring the gathering here this year.

Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301, klawrence@messenger-inquirer.com.

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