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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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  • The doctor who did the autopsy on executed inmate Joseph Wood said today he found nothing out of the ordinary for an execution during the examination.
  • International travel just got a little bit easier with the installation of 12 automated passport control kiosks at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. U.S. and Canadian citizens can now scan their passports and submit their Customs and Border Protection declaration form and biographic information. Travelers then can take their passports and the kiosk receipts to a CBP officer to finalize their inspection. Sky Harbor began shopping for passport readers in 2013 and received clearance in June…...
  • The Snell & Wilmer LLP law firm has renewed its lease at the Arizona Center. Snell is the largest commercial law firm in the Phoenix market and has long been an anchor tenant at the downtown development along with Arizona Public Service Co. The firm has just under 188,000 square feet at the Arizona Center. The Phoenix-based law firm has renewed its lease for approximately 10 years. A number of other high-profile Phoenix law firms have shifted office space in recent years. Lewis Roca Rothgerber…...
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  • Close to 100 people gathered Thursday to honor some of the Phoenix-area's top human resources professionals and their organizations. The Phoenix Business Journal hosted its first HR Best Practices event yesterday at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. This year’s winners turned staff meetings into talk shows, created unique on-boarding and staff mentoring programs, and rewarded employees at all levels for coming up with the next “big idea.” Click the image above to see photos…...
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  • The founder of Intuit explains why many of the best growth opportunities for your business will be completely unforeseeable.

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