We are the premier social networking organization for Hampton Roads Black Young Professionals
We believe in bringing black professionals together through social networking events. We created The Connect 757 to bring you together with equally passionate people ready for something new. Our mission is to create shared experiences for members to build relationships, grow their networks, and blossom personally and professionally, while still having fun. We do that, by curating a variety of events that showcase the balance and diversity of black millennial’s.
What do we do?
Social Networking Events
the Connect 757 provides a variety of social networking events throughout Hampton Roads for members to choose from every month including but not limited to Melanin Brunch, Melanin Excursions, Happy Hours, Outdoor Adventure Series, Melanin Reads Book Club, Group Fitness classes, Meditation Monday’s, Game Nights, Movie Nights and so many more.
Personal & Professional Development
The Connect 757 provides opportunities to grow personally and professionally through our Dynamic Dialogues series and various workshops and training’s. Topics in the past have included mental health and professional development, building generational wealth, branding, resume revamps, work- life balance and so many more.
The Connect 757 partners with local businesses and organizations to host additional events to encourage members to build their network with individuals outside of the Connect 757. The Connect 757 values building partnerships and supporting local small businesses across the 757.
What Members Say
“The Connect 757 is a great way to network, interact, and connect with like-minded young professionals in the area. There are many events to choose from and great activities to participate in. If you’re new to the area, or just looking to meet new people, this is a great group of individuals to get involved with.”
“You can always count on the Connect to keep the good times rolling and consistently offering different events and meet ups other than what you’re used to. If I can’t think of something to do in the area I know I can reach out to the connect and get my calendar filled up with all types of events and vibes ranging from business and networking and pure fun and good vibes. I’m so excited for the future of the connect and you should too!”
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With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we want you to join a network of dope black professionals looking to #connect, #grow, and #network with other black professionals in the 757.
- It’s MEAC Season! Enjoy it safely at Town Point Park!The MEAC 50th Anniversary Championship Watch Party will be an event for sure with a live DJ, food, bar, and restrooms on site. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended and it’s open to all ages. Ticket’s are available to be purchased in groups of four online.
- Have you thought about your legacy?Your actions, ideas, and conversations of today, are what shape your legacy. How are you creating your legacy?
- Hampton Roads Black Restaurant Week is back!We are excited to see the return of Hampton Roads Black Restaurant Week for the third year in a row. This is a week that celebrates culture, creativity, and flavors and we are here for it. This is an opportunity to really support and try some new restaurants throughout the 757 while sampling a variety …