In Development Young professionals pursue growth opportunities
The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce launched the Young Professionals Network (YPN) in 2009 in response to demand from the community. Today, YPN has grown to nearly 1,000 members who have opportunities to participate in a variety of events, ranging from social to developmental.
The goal from the outset was to engage the next generation of leaders and to help young professionals develop the skills they need to succeed in their chosen profession or occupation. YPN seeks to introduce members to the region's resources and possibilities, create business opportunities, support civic involvement and promote an overall investment in the future of the community. . .
Foster connections to encourage growth for the future
Each April, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates our Young Professionals Network (YPN). Launched in 2009, the program now boasts nearly 1,000 members.
It is so encouraging to see the large number of active and engaged young professionals. Look around... Sioux Falls is full of young people who are stepping out, stepping up and leading the way.Â We can be confident that our community will have strong leadership and active, engaged citizenry for years to come.
Early in my career, I benefitted from experienced leaders who took the time to invest in my professional development. Mentorship, whether formal or informal, is a powerful tool in nurturing our workforce. . .