"We want to help the communities where we work. And, that's a way we can give back to the community," said Mack.
The other way is for the group to host events like one planned for Tuesday, Feb. 16 - an economic forum to be hosted at Olive Ridley's on Court Street. The forum - which is the third of its kind hosted by the group - features a panel comprised of community leaders who will answer questions of young professionals related to economic concerns and the like, said Mack.
"There will be a chance to ask questions on a variety of issues - job creation, up and coming jobs, arts and culture ... various topics important to young professionals," she said.
The public forum will be held from 5-7 p.m. and be moderated by Paul Sands, general manager of WPTZ Newschannel 5.
The event is also one Mack hopes will encourage people to join the ADKYP and potentially serve on its board of directors.
"This is an opportunity to be involved in your community," said Mack.
For more information about the Adirondack Young Professionals, contact Mack at 561-4295 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The organization also has a Facebook page which is easily found by searching for ADKYP. The group's Web site, www.adkyp.com, is currently under construction.