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Durant Young Professionals 2014 Kickoff

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DURANT -- Young professionals in Durant are getting the New Year started. Trying to improve their business.    

The organization first started last year and is set to kickoff 2014, its second year, with an event Tuesday night.

"The event tomorrow (Tuesday) night is our kickoff event, kickoff to 2014. And we are actually being hosted by the Choctaw Business Development Center and they are providing food and a great presentation on business development. If you want to create your own start-up business and part of it will just go to building your own professional business skills if you work for another existing business," says Sara Jane Smallwood, the President of the Durant Young Professionals group.

Smallwood says they try to bring in speakers at their events to inspire other young professionals.

"We had a great turnout from leadership in motivational speakers. One of our best attended events was by a senator in our area whose a young professional serving in the state legislature. So we really try to bring in those people who have achieved high levels of success at a young age"

The event will take place at 6:00pm inside the Durant Choctaw Inn, off Hwy 69 and 75.

Food will be provided and the Choctaw Business Development Center will give a presentation.