Black Tie and Blue Jeans will be a virtual event this year

Coast Young Professionals will holds its 12th Annual Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala as a virtual even this year.

The event will be via Facebook Video Premier on the Coast Young Professionals Facebook page on October 6 at 4:30 p.m.

The event will serve to honor 10 accomplished and influential mentors of the Mississippi Gulf Coast with the “Forever Young” awards.

Forever Young recipients are persons of professional integrity who exemplify the spirit of service to their professions and who have, by their leadership, made a significant contribution to the advancement of a Coast Young Professionals member’s career.

“We are ecstatic to host this awards gala for the 12th year honoring and recognizing these individuals who devote their time to mentor members of Coast Young Professionals,” said Lindsay Adkisson Mitchell, director of Coast Young Professionals.

“Although we will not be in-person, the fundamentals remain the same and the creation of these awards still fosters the core principle of our mission: developing young leaders.”

Sponsorships in varying levels are still available. For more information on sponsorships, contact CYP Director, Lindsay A. Mitchell, at 228-604-0014 or email

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