Member of the Month
We're thrilled to shine the spotlight on Graham Gore, our Member of the Month for November. Graham is a valued member of the Oklahoma City Young Professionals (OKCYP) community, and he's shared some insights about his experience with OKCYP, his favorite spots in the city, and the impact of his involvement.
Personal and Professional Growth:
Graham's journey with OKCYP has been a mix of personal and professional development. As a newcomer to Oklahoma City, he's found that OKCYP has been instrumental in helping him explore and connect with the city in a way he might not have been able to otherwise. On a professional level, Graham has forged meaningful relationships with fellow OKCYP members, leading to numerous valuable business connections and meetings outside the organization.
Most Memorable Event:
When asked about his most memorable experience with OKCYP, Graham immediately points to the visit to the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. The impact of this trip, guided by a knowledgeable tour guide who shared deeply moving stories, left a profound impression. Understanding the history and the thoughtful design behind the memorial was a powerful experience that many OKCYP members found equally moving.
OKC - A Hub of Opportunities:
Graham emphasizes that Oklahoma City is an excellent place for young professionals. It provides a unique opportunity to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and industries. The city's welcoming and inclusive atmosphere means that there's something for everyone, no matter their interests or career stage.
Favorite Spots in OKC:
Graham has some preferred hangout spots in Oklahoma City. He enjoys Edna's, a local hotspot offering delicious bites and drinks. Chalk, another favorite, adds a touch of sophistication to the mix. When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, the Lake Hefner area provides a serene backdrop for relaxation. As a hidden gem recommendation, Graham suggests Inaka Sushi in The Village. This Japanese restaurant offers an authentic culinary experience with exceptional sushi and Japanese cuisine.
Advice for Newcomers:
Graham's advice for newcomers to OKCYP is straightforward yet impactful: show up to events. The key to making the most of your OKCYP experience is to participate in the numerous gatherings and outings actively. These events are not only fun but often offer unique opportunities, whether it's trying something new or simply enjoying great food. Consistency, according to Graham, is the secret to forming strong connections with other members.
Graham Gore's journey with OKCYP is a testament to our organization's mission of fostering personal and professional growth while building a vibrant community in Oklahoma City. We congratulate Graham on being our Member of the Month, and we look forward to many more exciting experiences with him and other OKCYP members.