Member Luncheon Recap
On Monday, October 3, just over 200 people gathered at the annual Member Luncheon to recognize the Outstanding Young Professionals Class of 2022. The event was held at the KC Hall in Washington. Tables were decorated with centerpieces provided by Hillermann Nursery & Florist and advance copies of the OYP special section from The Missourian. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal from the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and time to network and mingle before the awards program.
Thank you to everyone that attended our event, and a special thanks to our sponsors (listed below), and to the businesses and individuals that made nominations for our awards! Our next membership event will be the Winter Mixer on Thursday, December 8. We also have three community events coming up: Music at the Market (Oct. 13), Pumpkin Palooza (Oct. 29), and Olde Fashioned Christmas (Nov. 27).
Restructuring the Young Professionals Group
This year has brought so many challenges in both our professional and personal lives. However, it has also provided us an opportunity (read: forced us) to re-think how we are doing things. In doing so, we've decided to completely restructure how our Young Professionals program works. There is a lot of talent on our roster, and the new model gives us a chance to better utilize the skills of our members!
What is changing?
Instead of just a few people serving on a "steering committee" trying to plan events, all YPs can now choose one break-out committee to join.
What are the benefits of this change?
We will have a much more well-rounded program (more events and greater variety), planned in a more efficient way!
The best news?
Each committee can stay focused and accomplish their goals, because no one is stretched too thin. *high five*
New Break-Out Committees include:
Check out the YP page to learn more about each committee and what we hope to accomplish as a group.
Fifteen individuals have been selected to the 2019 class of Outstanding Young Professionals, sponsored by The Missourian and the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce. The selection committee continues to receive many excellent nominations, making the job of selection tougher each year! Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination, and an extra "kudos" to the young professionals in the area that continue to embrace Washington's "service leadership" model of volunteerism!
Recipients of the OYP Awards will be honored at the Chamber's Member Luncheon on Monday, October 7.
Reservations can be made by contacting Cheryl (636-239-2715 x102) by Friday, September 27. Tickets are $12. More information on the Member Luncheon can be found here.
Young Professionals Happy Hour
The Chamber's Young Professionals group is being re-launched!
A Happy Hour networking event will be held Thursday, October 25 at Otis Campbell's (216 W Front Street, Washington). Mayor Sandy Lucy will welcome the group, but there is no formal program.
Don't forget to bring business cards to share, plus one to enter in our door prize drawing!
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