LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Create Little Rock (CLR) kicks off its annual Land in the Rock summer event series June 2 with a Welcome Party on the top floor of the River Market Tower.

Land in the Rock is a program “designed to entertain interns, law clerks, and medical residents who are here for the summer and demonstrate to them what Little Rock has to offer, in hopes of their return after graduation.” New hires and CLR members are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

CLR wants these young professionals to use Land in the Rock to connect and network as well as attend entertaining events around the city. On the docket for this summer include: a Grande Maumelle Sailing Club outing, a professional development lunch with Dean of the Clinton School of Public Service Skip Rutherford, an Arkansas Travelers baseball game, and more.

Thanks to a sponsorship from Apartment Hunters and aid from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRRCC), events are free to participants, but CLR officials ask that attendees RSVP.

“The program is a benefit for our entire community regardless of age or industry when we try to retain the best and brightest,” said Chris Hancock, program chair of Land in the Rock.

Local businesses can go online to CLR’s website and sign up to receive emails with more information regarding the program. Hancock encourages businesses to get their interns and employees involved.

The LRRCC founded CLR in 2010 to “retain, attract, and develop young talent.”

Young professionals can become members of CLR free of charge.

To learn more about the schedule of events or sign up, visit