Joe Schmitt writes a weekly blog called The Good Life, featuring information about the region’s history, culture, climate and economy. The blog also showcases new residents, clubs and organizations, outdoor recreational opportunities and local events.
Our association recently hosted a reception for new residents and it was a big success. Two to three times a year we host these mixers to help relocating professionals get rooted in our community. We had quite a crowd join us this time at Gilbert Cellars. Our receptions are cozy casual events designed to help new transplants to meet each other, ask questions and learn more about their new surroundings.
At least ten to twelve local ambassadors help New Vision host the reception. They help greet our guests and answer questions they have about the region We also have a short presentation on local civics, educational resources, health care, real estate, things to see and do, and the region's history and economy.
Our guests came from all points on the map and work up and down the Yakima Valley. They all seem to be excited to be here. Many expressed how much they enjoy the climate, small town feel with big city opportunities and shopping, and the variety of recreational adventures within short distances.
New Vision thanks the following employers for working with us on this special event: Memorial Hospital, Triumph Actuation, Comprehensive Mental Health, Pexco, YC Hops, Solarity Credit Union, Pacific Northwest University, Heritage University, Borton Fruit and a few others. Our hats are also off to Gilbert Cellars for providing such a cool spot for our receptions.
If you would like to learn more about these welcome receptions or how we can help new residents, contact us!