RISE Springfield, the new young professionals networking group from the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, will hold a kick-off event on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The group was formed with the idea of using real interactions among young professionals to support educational opportunities in leadership, professional development, community involvement and social events.

The kick-off event will be held at Home Plate Bar & Grill from 4:30-7 p.m. Learn more about RISE, network with other young professionals and enjoy complimentary appetizers, courtesy of Levi Ray & Shoup. There’s no cost to attend. Registration is encouraged but not required. Visit www.gscc.org/RISE to register or learn more.