Mentoring programs aim to guide people at all ages and stages of life, careers
A mentor is an experienced and trusted advisor; or someone who advises or trains someone else, especially a younger colleague.
Formal mentorship programs can be found across the community, some even within companies. Earlier this year, the Chamber´s Young Professionals Network launched its first YPN Mentoring Program, which was designed to connect YPN members with community leaders.
YPN members submitted applications that included the type of information or knowledge they hoped to gain from their mentor. For the initial mentor program, six community leaders were approached about participating based on the requests of the YPN members. Five groups of six to seven young professionals and a mentor have been meeting since spring...
First impressions important for our Chamber, community
The only thing constant in life is change. This issue of Chamber News marks our last in newsprint format. Next month, when you read my final monthly Chair´s Column, you´ll be holding a glossy, high-quality magazine in your hands. And if you prefer to read Chamber News online, the flipbook option will still be available.
We´re improving our format to continue to elevate the ways we share information about the Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls area. Chamber News is a piece for Chamber members, but it also serves as a first impression for our new members and for people who are considering the community as their home. For our members who share news or are celebrating a ribbon cutting, we want to make sure that their information is presented in the best possible format.
More than anything, it is simply time for a change. We believe our organization and our community are top-notch. We want the impression that people have of our community to be high-class, whether they´re learning more about Sioux Falls by reading Chamber News or stepping into our offices... Read Full Story