More than 200 young professionals attended the YPro: Discovered Gala at the St. Paul Hotel, held to honor those who are making a difference in their business as well as in the community.

Fue Thao, who works at the Ramsey County attorney’s office, received the Young Professional of the Year award as well as a scholarship to help in his professional development.

There were smiles all around as competitors and colleagues from St. Paul and surrounding communities recognized the efforts of some of their own.