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

  • Most companies ask too much of their competent employees. Take these steps or you'll really miss them when they inevitably jump ship.

  • The IRS has temporarily shut down the system that was targeted.

  • Many VCs are sort of jealous that the best founder CEOs make so much more money than VCs.

  • The Department of Education will ask the attorney general this week to issue a formal opinion on cuts to funds that support smaller schools.
  • Phoenix's ranking No. 59 on's list of 100 most business-friendly cities is another example of how the Valley economy isn't recovering. Economists say the region needs a kickstart, and the backers of the Velocity program believe they have the answer. released its rankings of the 100 Most Business-Friendly Cities this week. This metro area analysis of existing data used 23 different studies. Coming in at No. 59 is a blessing considering the data MarketWatch used for…...
  • A midtown Phoenix apartment complex was sold for $8.7 million by San Diego-based firm Pathfinder Partners, LLC to Denver-based Capital Real Estate, according to a statement released Tuesday. The 96-unit complex, located near Seventh Avenue and Osborn Road, was initially bought in 2012 by Pathfinder Partners and Avenue North for $4.1 million. Formerly called Academy Apartments, the firm renamed the complex Aura Apartments, and renovated the 3.3-acre mid-century apartment complex for $1.3 million.…...
  • Scottsdale-based home developer Taylor Morrison is taking to the Web for assistance in designing model homes. Taylor Morrison (NYSE: TMHC) has launched the myModel Home Project, which allows people to vote on model home features for different model homes starting with three in Texas. Users can view a selection of design options for the model home and whichever choice receives the majority of votes will be implemented into the model home. Voters can additonally view the progress of the home as it's…...
  • Former Texas Governor Rick Perry and Senator Lindsey Graham are slated to announce a run for the presidency in the coming days. They may add a centrist note to the race.

  • Sen. Catherine Miranda is “strongly exploring” running for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.
  • A brand is far more than a name and resuscitating one can be a huge challenge.

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