Highlands Ranch Chamber Targets Young Business Leaders

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By Steve Dyer
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The chamber recently launched the Young Professionals Network of Highlands Ranch, a community development program of the Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce committed to cultivating a community of young professionals by providing an outlet to build partnerships through professional development and cultural, recreational and social opportunities.

The purpose of the YPN is to connect young professionals to one another, the community and to local cultural/artistic events, to build and foster partnerships among peers, to motivate personal and professional development, to offer community advocacy and volunteer opportunities, to introduce young professionals to the chamber and be a credible source to the community.

The development of the Young Professionals Network will be great for the chamber and its members. It gives businesses another opportunity to get employees involved, network with others with similar interests and learn more about business and the community.

The YPN holds events at different locations around town. These events include time for networking and a program with either a panel addressing an issue or a speaker talking about his/her career. The advisory committee meets once a month and coordinates small group workshops, activities, and events.

Membership in the YPN is $40 a calendar year if your employer/company is a chamber member, $60 if not. The membership allows you to attend all network events, up to two chamber events at member prices per calendar year, and to participate in committee activities which are only open to network members.

For more information on the program or to get involved, contact the chamber office. Become a part of the hottest organization and networking committee in the area.