The Sonora Young Professionals is a new subcommittee of the Sonora Chamber of Commerce and will hold its’ official Launch Party this evening from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
Tiffany Phillips, Sonora Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
After attending several regular mixers, Phillips sensed the need for younger people like herself to have a chance to network exclusively together.
“As someone who didn’t grow up here, I constantly feel like an outsider among people my age, especially as a business owner,” said Phillips. “I hope that those who relate to me on that level can find some type of support in this organization. There are so many intelligent and talented young people here. I would love it, if we could support each other and help each other grow in a positive way- whether it be personal, professional etc.”
Phillips envisions monthly events for this group (S.Y.P. for short), with potential hikes, family park days, community service events, meet-ups at local bars and restaurants, professional seminars and more.
According to Phillips, “SYP will be catered to the younger professionals in our area. Whether it be a corporate job at the casino, a medical job at the hospital, a city worker, a county worker, own your own business, aspire to own your own business, work for a local firm and more, the goal is to unite like-minded Millennials (perhaps a little older and/or younger) who can network and support each other. I hope that this is a channel that people can use to grow their professional skills and step up as a more involved leader in our community.”
Tonight’s Launch Party will take place in a private room at the Standard Pour in Standard, CA. It is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more information. The refreshments are free and there will be a no-host bar. Business cards are encouraged, as there will be a drawing for a free one year membership. Membership to SYP also grants automatic membership to the Sonora Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, contact the Sonora Chamber of Commerce at 209-694-4008.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.