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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

  • Inc. is investing $2 billion in India as it staves off competition from entrenched rival Flipkart. "We see huge potential in the Indian economy and for the growth of e-commerce in India," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a company statement. With this additional investment of U.S. $2 billion, our team can continue to think big, innovate and raise the bar for customers in India. At current scale and growth rates, India is on track to be our fastest country ever to $1 billion in gross sales." Amazon's…...
  • Moody’s Investors Service said this week that RadioShack may not have enough cash to pull off a turnaround. The New York-based ratings company said that RadioShack has enough liquidity to operate for another year, but that it expects the company (NYSE:RSH) will run out of cash by the end of October 2015, Moody's stated in a release. RadioShack, which operates more than 20 stores across Phoenix, saw its stock drop more than 11 percent Tuesday, trading below 70 cents per share. "The company's…...
  • Arizona's three public universities do not offer the best bang for the buck, according to Money magazine. reports the publication looked at the approximately 1,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. and ranked them based on several factors to determine the value they provide. Of Arizona's three public universities, University of Arizona ranked the highest (No. 99), while Arizona State University came in at No. 214 and Northern Arizona University was ranked 562nd. Schools were ranked…...
  • Business blunders are unavoidable. It's how you handle a blunder that matters the most.

  • The latest science shows that some of our instinctive responses to stress actually make the problem worse. Psychologists suggest these interventions instead.

  • Being super smart has its upsides... and its downsides, too.

  • Don't let these bad leadership habits damage your credibility for good.

  • When it comes to being an effective boss, humility wins the office. That's according to a new study out of Arizona State University that found humble leaders do a far more effective job of empowering their workers. They tend to appreciate their employees, be open to feedback and care about the greater good. The Arizona Republic has more on this study and its findings. ...
  • The U.S. economy rebounded nicely from its worst performance in five years, the U.S. Commerce Department reported today. The economy grew at a better-than-expected 4 percent during the quarter ended June 30. That follows a disastrous first quarter in which gross domestic product shrank 2.1 percent. Factors included low wage gains, rising prices and extreme winter weather that kept consumers in much of the country inside their homes. USA Today reports many economists project wage gains, and that…...
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