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Chamber YPN… What it's all about?

The Young Professional Network (YPN) provides Lancaster Chamber member young professionals (YPs) (suggested age 40 years and under) with a setting to build relationships and develop professionally. The program also helps to cultivate these future leaders and provide them with opportunities for making connections and developing their careers so that they can help shape the future of Lancaster County.

How do I or my employees get involved:

If you or your employees are interested in being a part of the Young Professional Network, please complete the signup form or contact Ashley Garcia at 717.397.3531.

Is there a fee to join the Young Professional Network?

There is no fee to join YPN - it is an added bonus of membership with The Lancaster Chamber. If your business or organization is a member of The Chamber, you are too!

What's in it for me or my employees?

  • Connect with like-minded professionals and other under 40's.
  • Enhance your professional development at various young professional-focused events and programs.
  • Mix and mingle with seasoned business professionals who've been there and can share their take on valuable lessons learned.
  • Be social through the YPN Blog and YPN Linkedin subgroup
  • Get discounted rates on designated Chamber programs and events
  • Subscribe to FlashDrive, a monthly young professional-focused enewsletter that offers tips and resources to help you succeed.
  • Receive assistance with speaker requests, book and resource recommendations to advance as a talented, creative and respected leader.

What's coming up?

Here's how you can get involved and start making connections!

News, Information & Resources

Check out how you can enhance your knowledge through blogs, articles and more without leaving the office.These recommendations will give you the insight needed to advance as a talented, creative and respected leader.

YPN Spotlight – Featuring a new young professional each month

Each month you'll get a chance to meet a fellow YP through our YPN Spotlight. To check out recently featured YPs, Click Here. This month get to know Jennifer Aguila of Martin's Flooring, Inc.

Name: Jennifer Aguila
Title: Sales Associate
Company: Martin's Flooring, Inc.

Job Responsibilities: Meeting with clients at home or in our showroom to determine their wants and needs for their home renovation project. I help with design and selections from flooring and tile to paints and countertops.

Resources: (favorite app, book, magazine, article reference, blog, twitter follower, etc...)
Linkedin is an amazing way to connect with people professionally. I also use Facebook a lot to share my designs and connect with future clients. In today's world this is how people communicate easily and safely. It is important to meet people where they are most comfortable to answer any questions or give direction.

Latest Nugget of Knowledge:
"If the opportunity  does not knock, build a door" - Milten Berle
Determination is the Key to success.You need to have that drive to constantly learn and grow in your career. Even if the position that you want is not available, you want to work every day as if it was.That is how you build opportunity,  that's how you build a door.

  • AS A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL, WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST VALUABLE PART OF GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE LANCASTER CHAMBER & YPN?
    Networking and building relationships. The YPN helps you to make those connections with people that could potentially help you in your career. It also allows you to help others and maybe even find future career opportunities. It provides you with confidence getting to know other people in your same position. As well as forming relationships with people who are taking this journey with you, growing with you or at the businessesthat surround you.
     
  • WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
    I want to continue  to build a strong client list and one day work up to and be a part of bigger renovation projects. Ultimately my goal is to one day manage my own showroom at Martins  Flooring  Inc. They are an amazing  family oriented business and I would  be honored  to continue to grow  with  them.
     
  • WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
    A customer's satisfaction. When I start a project the customer is very overwhelmed and normally very confused. As I help with putting things together and a picture  starts to be formed the  customer becomes more  excited  and anxious for the completed  look. That moment when the customer finally sees their finished project and is excited to show me pictures and is just 100% thrilled with the renovation, that is my motivation. I helped create and be a part  of something beautiful.