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Happy New Year!

As we say goodbye to 2013, the YPs would like to send a special thank you to outgoing YP Chair Warren Call for his excellent leadership this past year. We're looking forward to his continued service as the new 2014 Chamber Government Relations Committee Liaison. Thank you, Warren!
Incoming 2014 YP Chair, Jessica Wheaton, is ready to take the reins and seek additional opportunities in 2014 for YPs to make a difference.  Welcome Jessica!

YP members are active and accountable!


A friendly reminder: YP members should expect to attend 80 percent of the monthly meetings, and serve on a committee/volunteer event as available.  We need everyone's participation to make the YPs a success.

 Several YP sub-committees have openings for 2014:

  • YP Connect - Led by Nick Jacqmain
  • Student & Alumni Outreach - Led by Josh Janowiak & Courtney Sorrell
  • Marketing - Led by Lauren Harris
  • TCYP Blog - Led by Mo Stych
  • NEW! TCYP Insider- Led by Becca Aldrich
  • State Theatre Volunteer Program: Led by Erika Wiltse

Thank you in advance for your commitment!



Wanted: YP Blog Writers: Have a (short) story you would like to share as a YP? Contact Mo at to sign-up for an entry.





Chamber Mentor Program - 
New to town?  New to your career field? Get a mentor through the Chamber Mentor Program:


Wingman Program @ Business After Hours - Not ready to go to a Business After Hours by yourself or going for the first time? Stop by the registration table on your way in to meet fellow TCYPs or send your request for a meeting to


TCYP Connect - Know someone who is thinking about relocating to TC but wants to know more before making the leap?  Put them in contact with our YP Connect program. The program is also accepting new professionals to join in welcoming new TC residents to connect with current young professionals. Contact Nick:


TCYP Alumni Groups - Ready to connect with fellow grads? Show your school spirit and reconnect:


TCYP Social Media -There are many ways to stay connected! Like us on Facebook , join our LinkedIn group, and check out blog entries written by your fellow YPs. 

Save the dates - 2014 YP Lunch & Learn dates and topics announced!
Hosted at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City.  All lunch and learns take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5 - How to Run an Effective Meeting with Pam Evans, NorthSky Nonprofit Network
  • Thursday, May 1 - Bay Area Transportation Authority
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10- Local Service Organizations
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan


Upcoming Events:

Jan. 16 - First 2014 YP Meeting, 8 a.m. at the Chamber building downtown.


Jan. 24 - Chamber Annual Celebration at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.  A YP networking reception will be held prior to the dinner at Aerie from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Don't miss out!


Feb. 5 - Lunch and Learn at the Great Wolf Lodge - How to Run an Effective Meeting


Join Pam Evans from the NorthSky Nonprofit Network to discuss best practices and rules to run an effective meeting.  Many YPs have recently accepted board positions and need to know the basics to leading a meeting.  Join us for great networking, a delicious lunch and a topic that is necessary for the success of YPs.  Sign up today to reserve your seat:



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