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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!

  • YPN Community Leaders Forum
    April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 115 East King Street, Lancaster

    featuring Dr. Damaris, superintendent, School District of Lancaster; Tom McPhillips, founder, chairman & CCO, Atomic Design, Inc.; Michelle Rondinelli, co-owner, Kitchen Kettle Village; and Marshall Snively, president, Lancaster City Alliance (learn more about our speakers)

    As one of the most popular YPN events of the year, the Community Leaders Forum is not be missed for anyone looking to connect with and hear directly from leaders of our community. Register Today / More Information

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 Sara Cimmel Miller of Warfel Construction Company

Name: Sara Crimmel Miller
Title: Marketing Communications Manager
Company: Warfel Construction Company

Job Responsibilities: Like many people who work in marketing, I do a little bit of everything to support our team. But my favorite responsibility is creating and curating content for our website and social media. We launched a new website in November and just started blogging, so I get to collaborate with other team members to create the right content for our audience.

Resources: (favorite app, book, magazine, article reference, blog, twitter follower, etc…): 

  • App: I use the Hootsuite platform on both my phone and laptop religiously. It makes scheduling tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts incredibly convenient.
  • Book: My copy of The Associated Press Stylebook is my go-to writing resource. I started using it in college and I always make sure it's accessible.

Latest Nugget of Knowledge: Look at what's different (about you or your brand), and then lean into it!

  • AS A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL, WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST VALUABLE PART OF GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE LANCASTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
    It's been so rewarding to meet other area young professionals who have similar concerns and goals. I always leave Chamber and YPN events feeling energized and full of new ideas.
     
  • WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY?
    Construction is all about solving a puzzle. Each project has such unique challenges, and you must be creative and collaborative to solve them.
     
  • HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME OFF?
    My husband and I bought an arts and crafts style house about five years ago that was in need of some major help. We gutted the house down to the studs and have done almost all of the renovation work ourselves. We're so close to finishing all the drywall! It's been a really slow process because we both work full time, but it's incredibly satisfying to look around and realize that the progress we've made is because we've worked together and learned lots of new skills.