On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 young professionals from across the DMV gathered on the rooftop of Beacon Bar and Grill for the "Social Excellence: The DC Capital Edition" event sponsored by Auchentoshan (pronounced Aw-khen-tosh-an). This event honored “the best of the best” in the DC area for their contributions in the fields of business, law, education and media.

Thursday Network President, Hakimu Davidson was honored along with Thursday Network supporter and Think Positive Magazine founder, Telie Woods.

Attendees enjoyed music from DJ Jamal Smallz, a live art show, delicious complimentary hors dourves and cocktails made with Auchentoshan brand single malt Scotch whiskey.

Fitness and The Young Professional

Keep It Moving!

By: Deanna Jefferson, CPT


“He who has no time for exercise must create time for illness.”

As young and busy professionals, it’s easy to let our health slip through the cracks. With deadlines at work, family time and social lives where are we supposed to fit in an hour or two at the gym? The most common excuse I hear as a personal trainer is “I don’t have time to exercise”. Although this may be true for many people, it is essential that we find time in the day to be active in order to maintain a healthy mind and body. You can even incorporate exercise into your daily routines…and it’s much easier than you think!

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Past President Spotlight: B. Michael Young (1998-2000)

Thursday Network: Past President Spotlight: B. Michael Young, TN President 1998–2000

 What are your feelings on Thursday Network  celebrating its 20th anniversary this year? I am very excited about TN’s 20th anniversary. It’s amazing to think back to those early years and realize how far the organization has come and how it has been able to outlast most of the other organizations that were around in the mid-90s.

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Thursday Network Member Spotlight: Mike Jones

A Discussion with Mike Jones, Thursday Network’s Longest Serving Member, 1994-presentMike Jones

What has made you remain active in Thursday Network activities and committees for so long? I enjoy the organization and helping out. I attend all kinds of National Urban League and Black Caucus events and just like to tell people about the kinds of things we do. Thursday Network is the best!

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