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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Videos

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

  • University of Phoenix's parent, Apollo Education Group Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), reported continued declines in revenue, net income and enrollment for the third quarter ended May 31. But Apollo Group CEO Greg Cappelli is not giving up. In a prepared statement, he said UOP is working to become a more focused, higher retaining and less complex institution. The Phoenix-based company generated $48 million in net income on $681.5 million in net revenue for the three months ended May 31, according to the…...
  • Phoenix-based JDM Partners continues to buy commercial real estate from State Farm Insurance. Former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo is a principal with the real estate investment company. A JDM investment fund has bought two properties at the Papago Park Center development on the Phoenix-Tempe border from State Farm Insurance. The deal closed for $38.1 million. Rose Law Group and Business Real Estate Weekly previously reported a State Farm data center building is part…...
  • Scottsdale sales and marketing software startup Allbound Inc. will be moving to downtown Phoenix after winning six months of free office space at the 111 W. Monroe high-rise office building. The tech company was chosen as the winner of the Startup Phx Office Space Giveaway, which also includes a fully-furnished office from Phoenix-based Goodmans Interior Structures. The contest was announced in February in conjunction with Phoenix Startup Week. Allbound CEO Scott Salkin said he’s excited for…...
  • A Maricopa Superior Court judge has denied the city of Glendale’s bid to skip a $3.75 million payment to the Arizona Coyotes hockey team while the two sides fight over cancellation of an arena contract. Glendale asked the court to allow to skip a quarterly payment to the team that is part of its $15 million outlay to the team under a 2013 deal. The Glendale City Council voted earlier this month to nix the 15-year deal citing a conflict of interest clause. The Coyotes are fighting that move in…...
  • The Corporation Commission agreed to turn over Commissioner Bob Stump’s phone to a retired judge and independent technology expert to see if any text messages are retrievable and subject to public records laws.
  • You maybe knocking it out of the park right now, but do you and your people know where you're going tomorrow?








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  • Arizona's public universities are paying off, but one private university topped them all, according to a new report released by PayScale.com. The 20-year return on investment of a bachelor's degree earned at a private university will be $448,000, representing a 4 percent increase over the next 10 years. That's not quite as much as the $570,000 ROI for a public university, which represents a 17 percent increase during that same period, according to a new report released by PayScale.com. For a look…...
  • Phoenix homebuyers will be encountering new disclosure forms when working with mortgage lenders this October. In an effort to add clarity and simplicity to the mortgage lending process, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is implementing TRID, also known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. The acronym-laden rule will effectively do away with old forms and make loan information more concise for a homebuyer, said Martha Appel, committee chair of risk management at the Arizona Association…...
  • The Arizona Technology Council has partnered with TechFetch.com to bring the 2015 Tech Job Fair to Scottsdale to find employees for local technology positions. This event is free for job seekers. The previous tech job fair was a success with 25 companies and 400 participating job seekers. The job fair will allow job seekers to meet face-to-face with employers, get resume help, meet recruiting companies and get career coaching and skill level evaluation. The event will be on July 1 at the W Scottsdale…...
  • Phoenix and Tucson higher rental vacancy rates than most other Western U.S. cities, according to a new report looking at the residential real estate sector. The Valley’s residential real estate vacancy rate is 8.1 percent and units spend on average 57 days on the market, according to a first quarter report by All Property Management. Tucson’s vacancy rate comes in at 9.7 percent — the highest in the West and Southwest. Phoenix’s rate is higher than all other Western cities except Fresno,…...

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