FOR young professionals wishing to establish themselves and/or their businesses within the local community, The Kaiela Institute Young Indigenous Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network provides a platform for the development of mutually beneficial networks, as well as opportunities for further personal development and growth. The Kaiela Institute director of economic development, Greg Laidlaw said, “Being professional is not about wearing a suit and tie, but more about a standard of behaviour and conduct. “The Kaiela Institute Young Indigenous Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network welcomes individuals from all professions and areas of employment and broadly define young professionals as career-oriented people from 18 to 35. “Networking is more than creating knowledge, opportunities and sales for organisations, it is about maintaining our Indigenous culture while creating a more vibrant local economy and unlocking the region's potential. Being actively engaged in an economy, which creates employment, develops our future leaders and will have the passion and desire to drive a vibrant local region.” To find out more about the Kaiela Institute and the networking opportunities available, visit www.kaielainstitute.org.au or contact Greg Laidlaw on 0459 990 040.