Celebrating Five Years of Generation Connect


Five years, one mission

Generation Connect was created to help young professionals find success in their career, provide educational and social opportunities, and to give back to the community. What started as an idea has become one of the most success programs for young professionals in Frederick County. On November 18, 2015 we celebrated our five year anniversary by living our mission.

PAL Check

Giving Back

Each year, Generation Connect donates all proceeds from events to a local nonprofit and this year we supported the Frederick Police Activities League. Frederick PAL is an organization that provides after school activities and homework help to the youth of Lucas Village. Local law enforcement officers and community leaders organize homework club, a computer lab, weight lifting, open gym, and special programs like field trips and guest speakers.

We proudly presented the $1,105 donation to representatives of PAL at the event.


Young Professional of the Year Award

Now in it’s third year, the Young Professional of the Year Award Recognizes an individual who is successful in their career and involved in the community. This year the finalists were extremely well qualified. Ross Baker, Plamondon Hospitality Partners; Alex Forsman, The Will Group at Merrill Lynch; Katy Chase, Lighthouse Wealth Management, and Kelly Totten, Sylvana Institute for Medical Aesthetics, are all determined, driven, and capable young professionals. Meet the finalists and learn more about their personal and professional background.

Congratulations, Kelly Totten!

The 2015 Young Professional of the Year is Kelly Totten! Kelly is the Senior Director of Operations, Sales, and Marketing for Sylvana Institute for Medical Aesthetics. She has been with the organization for almost 10 years, and has helped grow the company from one box of patients to the thriving business it is today. Kelly is a charismatic, intelligent, and hard working individual who has proven her abilities at work and in the community. Congratulations!

Generation Connect is a program of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

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