Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:28

Trivia Night for The Night's Shield

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 22:36

You Da Brand!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:39

Like us on Facebook!

CrossFit Marion is new to the community.  It is the only CrossFit
facility in the Marion area. Owners and trainers include Jeff Hickam, Ryan  Baker and Nathan Simpkins.  CrossFit offers more than just your average
gym can. CrossFit offers a personal trainer every day, every workout, period.
You don’t pay extra for that. New workouts are programmed for you daily. The
results obtained by a steady regime of CrossFit cannot be matched thanks to
these points along with the positive group cohesion atmosphere. CrossFit is a
strength and conditioning system built on constantly varied, functional
movements executed at high intensity. If you want to be fit, you need to try
CrossFit Marion. Free intro classes are Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 7pm and
Saturday at 10am. We are located ¾ mile south behind Ike Honda. We are right
next to the tracks, look for the sign. Check us out on our website, facebook,
or stop by anytime!
Thursday, 03 May 2012 18:53

May Member of the Month - Rikki Rogers

13Pro would like to mention Rikki Rogers as our Member of the
Month for June! Congratulations Rikki!
Here's a little more about Rikki:
"I recently relocated to Southern Illinois with my husband
Brad in 2008 after we both graduated from the University of Idaho. Although I
loved English and writing, I knew that I didn't want to pursue a career as a
teacher or a writer so I went back to school for my real passion: graphic
design. I was spending all my free time on Photoshop and Illustrator anyway so
why not make a career out of it? I graduated in 2011 with my degree in graphic
design and have been freelancing as Rikki Rogers Graphic Design (http://www.rikkirogers.com) since 2010.
Nothing makes me happier than creating logos and print design that my clients
love that is not outrageously priced - and small businesses are a LOT of fun to
work with, too! When I'm not designing, I practice close-up wildlife
photography and upcycling/crafting with pallets and corks which I sell out of
my small shop on Etsy (http://rikkirogersdesign.etsy.com)."
Why Rikki joined 13Pro:
"13Pro does a few different things for me. First,
freelancing can be a rather lonely occupation and I live out in the country.
The events and the opportunity to socialize with like-minded young
professionals is a welcome break from an often solitary work week. Second, I've
found that many of the young professionals in 13Pro are in need of graphic
design work, so it has been a great way to connect with them and help to make
their design projects a reality. Networking is a huge part of my membership,
too, as the many members are connected to businesses outside of 13Pro that can
also benefit from my services. Overall, it has been a great business and
personal connection for me."
About Rikki Rogers Graphic Design:
"I didn't intend to start a business - my freelancing
became that out of necessity! Being in love with graphic design means that I
was excited about every design opportunity that came my way. While I job
searched for a graphic design position, requests and projects just kept pouring
in. Eventually, I found the hours in my day filled up with design projects and
thought, "I could do this full time!" Thus, Rikki Rogers Graphic
Design was born. I work with professional grade software, education, and a love
of design which helps me to create beautiful, smart design for my clients with
a very low overhead. The vast majority of my clients are small business owners and
web developers needing design work. It's extremely satisfying to do what I love
every single day and help small business owners and friends create the logos,
print projects, and identity that their businesses deserve."
Monday, 30 January 2012 20:20

Southern Illinois Polar Plunge

Thank You to all who cam out to volunteer for the event. It was a great success and a ton of money was raised and it was pretty crazy. Pics from both 13Pro and The Recreation Center are up on facebook and video is being made.
Monday, 16 January 2012 22:34

January Update from President Nic Skovgaard

As we look forward to another great year for 13Pro I can honestly say that  I could not have hand picked a better group to serve as our Board of Directors for 2012.

This is a tremendous organization with an unbelievable amount of potential. I volunteer because I believe that we haven't even begun to scratch the service of what this group could grow into. The previous board devoted so much of their time to stabilizing this organization and cleaning up some of the rough edges that come with being a new non-profit. They have left us in a great position to use this year for dramatic growth in both our membership and sponsorship.

If I could ask each one of you to make one more New Year's resolutions this year, it would to get more involved with a 13Pro committee. Our committees have been growing steadily with our organization but need more help and more volunteers to really get to the next level. Joining a committee is only a 1 hour a month commitment and it is a great way to meet some new people.

We have a great potential for growth in our Professional Development Committee with Amanda Thalhammer, a Membership Committee that is dedicated to making sure that we are doing everything possible to recruit at our events along with Kim Clemens who is returning again this year after reviving the Community Outreach position single handedly last year. I really look forward to
see what this group can accomplish.

Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:16

A Word About Membership

Our Membership
People have asked us, "Who can be a member of 13Pro? What does 'professional' mean exactly?"  13Pro is open to everyone between the ages of 21-40ish, and this may include students as well as those who may not be currently employed.  The term professional was meant to encompass the majority of our membership, who are generally considered to be young in terms of their work experience, as well as in years.  It was formed to connect these people in a number of ways, helping them to make friends and meet peers in a social setting, to network and develop their own skills through professional development activities (i.e. workshops, conferences, seminars, etc.), and to get involved in/give back to their respective communities.  We have a very diverse group in 13Pro currently, from attorneys to computer experts, from journalists to university and non-profit organization employees.  So, whatever your expertise or trade, we would love to have you join our exciting new organization!  If you have questions about joining, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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