Regional Group Grows by EPIC Proportions

Posted Aug 17th, 2008 by Jan Aguilar  Category: Community Interest,


Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

For Immediate Release
August 14, 2008 For more information contact:
Jan Aguilar, Manager of Communications
419-243-8191-ext. 234

Regional Group Grows by EPIC Proportions

(TOLEDO, Ohio) What’s the term for 1,000 young professionals showing symptoms of contagious networking and an itch to improve the community? An EPICdemic, of course.

Just 15 months after the organization’s debut event, EPIC Toledo surpassed the 1,000 individual member mark this week. EPIC, an acronym for Engaging People Inspiring Change, is a member organization of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“When EPIC started, the goal was to attract and retain 500 members a year. At 15 months and 1,000 members, we’re clearly exceeding our goals,” said Joel Jerger, Chairperson of EPIC Toledo. “This milestone of 1,000 members speaks volumes to the enthusiasm of our membership, both individual and corporate.”

EPIC was formed to attract and retain diverse talent in the region and develop future business and community leaders. To accomplish this, members can get involved in any way they see fit, whether by participating in one of the organization’s eight committees ranging from advocacy, economic development to cultural arts; by attending any of the multitude of networking, educational and community events or just by keeping up to date via the EPIC Buzz newsletter and website.

“EPIC has given a new surge of energy and fresh ideas to the Toledo region. Our employees are making major strides in creating awareness and building pride in our community as never before,” said Bill Pridgeon, senior vice president and CFO, The Hylant Group.

Although EPIC Toledo was created with young professionals in mind, anyone who believes in our mission is welcome to become an EPIC member. EPIC is not about age, it is about attitude!
For more information regarding EPIC Toledo’s initiatives and events, visit .

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