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Chamber YPN… What it's all about?

The Young Professional Network (YPN) provides 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.

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 Dan LaFauci of ATOMIC

Name: Dan LaFauci
Title: Human Resources Manager
Company: ATOMIC
Job Responsibilities: HR is of course benefits, compliance, performance management, training, and other things you could find on a list somewhere. While all those things are important and part of the gig, what excites me most is the opportunity to work with a great group of leaders and help them build their teams to be strong contributors to culture, community and success for our clients. It's ALL about the people and I'm blessed to have ATOMIC's support in keeping that as my primary focus for our team. I'm always on the lookout for folks who not only know their stuff but also add diversity of thought and skill to keep us on the path to greatness.

Resources: (favorite app, book, magazine, article reference, blog, twitter follower, etc...)
App - Twitter. My own tweets are rare and not worth it, but reading others is constant. It's kind of a problem. But, I think it's the best way to keep tabs on everything you're interested in.

Book - Anything written by Cy Wakeman (e.g., "No Ego", "Reality Based Rules of the Workplace")

Latest Nugget of Knowledge:
"Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you."

- John Wooden

  • AS A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL, WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST VALUABLE PART OF GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE LANCASTER CHAMBER & YPN?
    For me it's the educational opportunities. YPN puts a lot of thought into what kind of events they roll out which is appreciated since time is so valuable. I can confidently invite members of our team to join, knowing it will be time well spent. Recent communication workshops have been stellar. Shout-out to Work Wisdom!
     
  • WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
    Being in HR, I'm naturally working with a new team member at the very start of their journey with ATOMIC. I hope to achieve their feedback that suggests a great candidate experience and from there, help them grow and reach their potential in their career.  
     
  • WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
    In addition to honoring God with how I work, I'm motivated to find enjoyment in my work, which is ultimately up to me. What I bring to a situation can be positive or negative and my choice there impacts the experience of others. I'm motivated to do everything I can to make that experience positive for our team.