Young Professionals Network Celebrates 20 Years

When Scott Mirkin, President and Executive Producer of ESM Productions, launched the Young Professionals Network with the Chamber 20 years ago, he had no idea what the program would evolve into, but he knew it was something our region needed.

“One of the first things I recommended was to get involved with the Young Professionals Network,” said Scott about Christina Wong, Vice President of ESM Productions, when she first began interning with the company 10 years ago. He urged her to get involved with the business community to grow her career both professionally and personally, and credits the Young […]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: YPC Chamber|0 Comments

Expert Panel Discusses Various Facets of Diversity

Over 100 enthusiastic young professionals gathered at The University of the Arts’ Hamilton Hall on Monday, May 21, 2012 for YPN’s 6th annual installment of its Success in the City program. Tanya Hall, executive director at Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress, moderated the panel discussion on the very timely topic of diversity in the workplace. The panelists represented a cross-section of area businesses and organizations and included Ronald Baldwin, director of supplier management and diversity at Keystone Mercy Health Plan; Varsovia Fernandez, president and CEO at Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Rakia Reynolds, president at Skai Blue Media; and James Sanders, director at Minority Business Development Agency Business Center Philadelphia.

May 31st, 2012|Categories: YPC Chamber|0 Comments

YPN Volunteers for Turning Points for Children’s Toy Shop Program

The Saturday before Christmas is usually reserved for last minute holiday shopping. Rather, a group of about 15 dedicated YPN volunteers rolled up their sleeves to assist Turning Points for Children with their Toy Shop program. Volunteers sorted toys and games into appropriate age groups and organized clothing according to size, as well as decorated the space for the holidays.

December 21st, 2011|Categories: YPC Chamber|0 Comments

YPN Volunteers at the Back on My Feet Bash

The first thing that guests attending the Back on My Feet Bash this past Wednesday, November 2 noticed wasn’t the beautiful salon ballroom for the event, or the high fashion feel of the stages, but rather the 17 YPN members greeting them at the door. The smiling faces of our fellow members helped welcome the support and participants in celebrating one of Philly’s greatest charities.

November 14th, 2011|Categories: YPC Chamber|0 Comments

YPN Volunteers Roll Their Sleeves Up for Philly Cares Day

The sun shone on this year’s Philly Cares Day, held on Saturday, October 22. The day got even brighter as 35 YPN volunteers descended on the Henry C. Lea School in West Philadelphia. YPN volunteers were divided into groups focused on painting outdoor window grates, cleaning out storage areas, and painting the school office and hallways.

October 27th, 2011|Categories: YPC Chamber|0 Comments
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