Thursday, January 25, 2018

Schuylkill Young Professionals Organization Launches

With support from the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce, a group of young professional leaders announce the launch of the official Schuylkill Young Professionals Organization (SYPO). 

The first networking event is set for Thursday, January 25, from 5-7 p.m. at The Crimson House in Pottsville, PA.  All business-minded professionals in their 20s and 30s are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring a donation to support the Hillside S.P.C.A.

“Formation of the Schuylkill Young Professionals Organization began back in September 2017. We saw the need for a young professionals organization to promote the development and interests of our next generation of leaders living and working in Schuylkill County. We hope this is just the start of a great initiative that will have a big impact on our community,” said Savas Logothetides, SYPO Chairman and owner of Wheel and The Crimson House restaurants. 

The mission of the SYPO is to provide young professionals in Schuylkill County a platform with which to network while emphasizing opportunities for professional and economic growth, civic outreach, and the establishment of a jointed social voice.  The organization aims to create a strong community of business minded young professionals while making measurable impacts regarding their professional and personal lives.

The core SYPO leadership team is comprised of seven officer positions including:

  • Chairman: Savas Logothetides – Owner of Wheel and The Crimson House restaurants
  • Vice Chairman:  Sean Landrigan – Aerotek
  • Secretary: Ashley Securda – WFJ Law Firm
  • Membership Chair:  Tarah Dove – PageOne
  • Networking and Events Chair:  Samantha Chivinski – The Lodge at Sharp Mountain
  • Social Outreach Chair:  Vanessa Burney – Mrs. T’s Pierogies
  • Treasurer:  Francesco Mercuri – Wadell and Reed
The first networking event is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Visit to register for the event. Membership applications and additional information about the organization will be available onsite.  In lieu of an admissions fee, SYPO is asking for donations that will benefit the Hillside S.P.C.A.  All those who bring a donation will be entered to win prizes from local Schuylkill County businesses valued at $50.

Recommended donations include:
  • Monetary donations
  • Non-clumping cat litter
  • Cleaning supplies such as bleach, disinfectant spray, mops, brooms, etc.
  • Laundry detergent
  • Wet and dry dog/cat food
  • Newspapers
  • Blankets and towels
  • Dog and cat toys
  • Chewies, catnip, rawhide, etc.
  • Dog leashes and collars
  • Dog bowls (metal only)
  • Dog and cat beds
  • Office supplies
  • Office equipment (scanner, printer, etc.)
  • Postage stamps

The SYPO website is currently under construction, but visit the Facebook page ( for more information.

To join SYPO, contact Tarah Dove at To learn about upcoming events, contact Samantha Chivinski at

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