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MNP’s Julie Ziebart says she thought broaching the topic of Site C at a Synergy FSJ Mingler would help the city gain a younger perspective.

“It’s not pro-Site C or against Site C; it’s just getting to even know, what are they talking about, why is there [Let’s Talk] Site C in the park right now,” she says. “I know from the younger business owners, we don’t have time to go to the park during the week, so this is just another opportunity.”

Synergy FSJ is a network of young professionals in the Fort St. John area, and has ties with the Chamber of Commerce. Gavin Still, a CGA at MNP, says not only do the monthly Minglers help young business professionals learn about issues in the community, but they also helps connect them to other like-minded residents.

“People who come in from other places, if they don’t feel plugged in to the community, and if they don’t like they have peers they are connected to, they’re less likely to stay,” he argues. “It’s kind of a two-part thing: connecting to what’s happening in town and the area, and connecting to peers they can network with to begin to build those relationships in business. I think that’s what’s really important about Synergy and that’s why we’ve supported it.”

The next Synergy FSJ Mingler will take place at MNP’s office at 10611 – 102 Street at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28. All invitees are encouraged to visit the Let’s Talk Site C website here.

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