Mirel to Discuss Potential of Millennials

millennials-impact-capital-regionMillennials are expected to account for 75% of the global workforce in less than ten years (Forbes). With numbers like that, it’s no surprise that young professionals are a major influence on the growth and development of businesses and communities.

On Wednesday, October 26, Rosenblum’s Executive Vice President , Jeff Mirel will participate in an informal and engaging discussion of the crucial role working millennials play in the region’s ongoing development. The event, titled Igniting Change: How to Follow Your Passion and Take Action, is hosted by the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network, a workforce development initiative established by the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce.  The YPN offers professional development, networking and civic engagement opportunities to ensure a strong talent pipeline in Tech Valley.

Mirel will be joined by the Deputy Mayor of Troy, Monica Kurzejeski.  They will share insight on their personal career paths, how their passions led them to more than just a profit, their observations of regional trends, as well as the significant impact and further potential of millennials in the Capital District.

Mirel has been the Executive Vice President at The Rosenblum Companies for almost three years. Previously, he spent seven years as a senior manager at FirstLight Fiber (formerly Tech Valley Communications), initially implementing the company’s municipal wireless broadband program including a free .  Mirel is also the founder of Albany Barn, Inc. and led the non-profit’s successful efforts to establish an incubator for creative economy-based enterprise and community art center called “The Barn” by repurposing a vacant circa 1906 school building in the City of Albany’s Arbor Hill neighborhood.

The event, which will be held at one of the area’s newest venues, Lucky Strike Social at Crossgates Mall, will include light hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, bowling, billiards, and ping pong.  It will take place from 5:15pm to 7:30pm and costs $10 (free for Premium Members).

Click here to register for the event.