Valley Young Professionals - In the News

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce's Valley Young Professionals (VYP) Program is designed specifically for up-and-coming professionals age 25 to 39. The VYP program aims to create the next generation of Phoenix leaders by informing and educating its members on important issues facing the local community.

The VYP meets monthly, connecting entrepreneurs and business professionals with a credible network to help them grow and develop professionally. As a member of the VYP network, you will have access to networking opportunities, educational programs, behind the scenes tours and volunteer projects. 


VYP Monthly Newsletter

ATHENA Young Professional Finalists Share Leadership Advice

I Wish I Had Known Then: Tammie Weinbaum of American Express

VYP Q&A: Cheyenne Walsh, Squire Sanders

There Must Be Something More...

VYP Q&A: Liz Mason, BeachFleischman PC

How to Keep Your Desk Organized


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GPCCTV: Ross Grainger, VYP Board Chair

My Cool Job: David Chavez, Casino Arizona/Talking Stick Resort

My Cool Job: Aaron Studebaker, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort 


VYP in the News

Are you a member of the VYP who has been recently highlighted? Send your contact information along with a link to your story to Brittney Conklin at bconklin [at] phoenixchamber [dot] com.

VYP Board Member Nate Anderson's company Ear Candy Charity in Phoenix Business Journal: Ear Candy Raising Money for Online Instrument Drive


Recent News

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  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is continuing to big one of Mexico's biggest supporters, at least when it comes to being a business partner. Ducey talked exclusively with me before speaking at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit in Scottsdale to forward the opportunity for Arizona economic growth through Mexican trade. The governor was at the event to meet with Mexican secretaries of foreign affairs, agriculture and the economy. He and Sonora, Mexico, Gov. Claudia Pavlovich will be signing memoranda of…...
  • Someburros, the Sonoran-style Mexican eatery, will open a new location in Queen Creek in late 2016. The Tempe-based chain’s eighth location is set to open at 20707 E. Maya Road in Queen Creek as part of a yearlong expansion effort. “We’ve been looking all over the Valley to add a few new locations and Queen Creek has the kind of clientele that we’re looking for,” said Tim Vasquez, president of Someburros. “The demographic of Queen Creek seems very similar to our San Tan location, which…...
  • Two of Scottsdale-based Kahala Brands' franchises were among some of the worst to buy as an investment, according to a recent analysis from Forbes. Evaluating system sustainability, system demand, franchisor support, franchisor stability and value for investment, Forbes determined that Blimpie and Surf City Squeeze are among the nation’s worst franchises to buy. The franchises were sorted into three different categories based on investment level. Sandwich chain Blimpie ranked No. 7 and Surf City…...
  • Going green can mean saving green. See how Ted Torre-Bueno, President of Empowered Energy Solutions, saved his local boys & girls club almost $2 million and helped the environment at the same time.
  • California-based restaurant Ahipoki Bowl is opening its second Phoenix-area location next month in the East Valley. The restaurant, which focuses on poke — a Hawaiian dish that serves sushi over rice — will open July 15 in Chandler at Chandler Pavilions Shopping Center at 820 N. 54 th Street. The first location opened April 1 at 2805 N. Scottsdale Road in south Scottsdale, its second-ever location outside of its flagship store in California. The first Arizona location sold more than 1,300…...
  • AppMoji has partnered with celebrities like Stephen Curry, Amber Rose, Rick Ross, and Wiz Khalifa. Soon, itwill serve businesses, too.
  • Obama said international entrepreneurs represent the hope, benefit and optimism of an interconnected world.
  • Plus: Debating whether entrepreneurship is a learned skill, and an interview with Krave founder Jon Sebastiani.
  • The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program in partnership with the FitPHX program gave awards to 44 businesses for their employee wellness strategies, according to a release. The award ceremony was held Thursday at Steele Indian School Park’s Memorial Hall and also recognized 43 other "FitPHX businesses" that had attended Healthy Arizona Worksites training sessions. “The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program delivers evidence-based initiatives that improve the health of employees,” said Mark Martz,…...

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