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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 Josh Donaldson of Wells Fargo Advisors

Name: Josh Donaldson 
Title: Financial Advisor
Company: Wells Fargo Advisors

Job Responsibilities:
Help my clients make smart decisions with their money through timely insight of the markets and investment planning.
Resources: (favorite app, book, magazine, article reference, blog, twitter follower, etc...)
Favorite Book on Investing: 'The Intelligent Investor' by Benjamin Graham.
Other resources: Bloomberg, Forbes, Reuters, SeekingAlpha
Latest Nugget of Knowledge:
"Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents; nobody can tax it or take it away from you." - Warren Buffett


  • As a young professional, what has been the most valuable part of getting involved with the Lancaster Chamber and YPN?
    Meeting so many people from Lancaster County and getting to know more about the part they play in driving the county forward. Living here my entire life, it is exciting to see the initiatives and growth in local companies and communities.
  •  What do you love most about your industry?
    Helping people understand how investments and thoughtful planning can give them a peace of mind when they think about their future. On the technical side, I enjoy the ever changing landscape of markets. It keeps the job interesting. I never have a dull moment.
  • How do you like to spend your time off?
    I enjoy travelling and enjoying nature. My wife and I like to explore new cities and culinary destinations during our weekend trips.


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