The Young Emerging Professionals (YEP) of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce represent the interests of the region’s young professionals. YEP’s efforts concentrate on business and career development and networking, social and cultural involvement, and community activism with the goal of connecting young professionals to our community to ensure that the region is the premier place to live, work, and play. After all, they are the leaders of tomorrow.

Who we are. What we do.

Tired of going to networking events where you meet a bunch of people trying to sell you something and handing out your business card? So were we. When YEP gets together, we focus on relationships and fun. Does business happen? Sure! As a result, we are able to offer a unique place where you can meet your peers and neighbors, build connections, and create lasting relationships all while checking out new local hot spots and having a good time.

(Official) Mission.

YEP’s mission is to connect and engage emerging leaders in their 20’s & 30’s in activities that support our community and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce while making the Lower Naugatuck Valley region and its surrounding communities a more energetic, exciting, and active place to work and live.

Connect. In your 20’s & 30’s? YEP makes it easy to build a strong professional and social network in which you can instantly engage in. Simply visit our Events Calendar and join us at one of our community service outings, professional development seminars, or at one of our lively after hour networking events (YEPresents).

Develop. YEP recognizes that energy and passion is what makes the Greater Valley community a more exciting place to work and live.

Support. We are actively engaged in supporting the community in which we work, live, and play. We raise money and volunteer our time and energy for a variety of efforts and charitable organizations throughout the course of the year.