Paulding County Economic Development Press Release June 29, 2022
Young Professionals of Paulding County kickoff event.

PAULDING, OH – On Wednesday, June 29th the Young Professionals of Paulding County, a new
group in the area overseen by Paulding County Economic Development (PCED) held a kick off
meeting to network, brainstorm and share about happenings in Paulding County.
The hour session included a round of speed networking, insightful discussions and activities
related to the stages of team development led by Estee Miller, spot on for the beginning stages
of this group forming. Kristen Schilt, PCED Office Manager then shared upcoming events in the
area and volunteer opportunities including West Ohio Food Bank Distribution on July 6th from
10 am-noon at the Paulding County Fairgrounds and John Paulding Summer Blast on July 15th a
celebration in Downtown Paulding with a parade, food, kids’ activities and fireworks.
Schilt, explained, “Being a part of the Economic Development office for almost a year now, a
common theme I hear from various organizations around the county is the need to get the
younger generation involved, whether it be volunteering or participating in public meetings. We
feel there is opportunity for the Young Professionals of Paulding County to help facilitate filling
that need. Not only will this group be beneficial for people who participate to network, gather
business leads, and get plugged into the community but it also can help foster discussions for
what young professionals see for Paulding County and our communities in the future.”
The Young Professionals of Paulding County is open to anyone under the age of 40 who works,
lives or worships in Paulding County. The next event will be in late July. Contact Kristen for
more information at or 419-399-8295.