Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chamber Partners With the Young Professionals of Asheville

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Young Professionals of Asheville (YPA) and the Chamber have entered into a partnership to deliver the finest development opportunities for our community’s future leaders. To celebrate this new relationship, the Chamber and YPA will be hosting a celebration for Asheville’s young professionals on February 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Visitor Center at the Chamber Building.

“The partnership with the Young Professionals of Asheville is an exciting opportunity for the Chamber to provide leadership and professional development opportunities for Asheville’s future leaders,” said Rick Lutovsky, President of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Many Chambers nationwide find that young professional programs in their communities serve as a training ground for advancing these individuals into the leaders that our small businesses, corporations, and organizations need.”

The YPA program is focused on business networking, personal growth, leadership development, and social interaction for individuals in the Asheville area between the ages of 21 and 40. Any young professional in the area is welcome to participate in YPA programs with discounted program rates offered to Chamber members and their employees. “Partnering with the Chamber will allow YPA to reach many more young professionals in our community and create opportunities that we would not be able to accomplish independently,” said Grant Gosch, President of YPA, and Director of Business Development at First Light Solar.

The celebration on February 18 will showcase some of the many talents of Asheville’s young professionals. The Colorful Palate will be providing hors d’oeuvres, Short Street Cakes will provide dessert, and Craggie Brewing Company will be providing local craft beer for the reception. For more information on the celebration please visit ashevilleypa.com.

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