About

What is YEP?

Contrary to belief, there are many young, motivated, and successful professionals between the ages of 20 & 39 living and working throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley region. Unfortunately, there are few organized opportunities that cater to this generation’s professional and social need.

Until now.

With a combination of lively after hour networking events and professional development opportunities, the Young Emerging Professionals makes it easy to build a strong professional and social network that both natives and transplants can instantly engage in.

The Young Emerging Professionals provides opportunities to improve your career, develop your leadership abilities, meet new people and give back to the Lower Naugatuck Valley community – all while having a great time!

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.

Objective.

YEP will create and connect a diverse network of young professionals working and living in the Lower Naugatuck Valley region and will foster an environment that empowers young professionals to engage in our community through active participation. YEP will collaborate with local leaders, businesses and organizations to assist in recruiting and retaining the region’s top talent in an effort to cultivate and nurture our future leaders.

 

Opportunity. There are a few ways you and your organization can participate with the Young Emerging Professionals (YEP).

Connect. If you’re in your 20’s & 30’s YEP makes it easy to build a strong professional and social network that both natives and transplants can instantly engage in. Simply visit our Events Calendar and come join us at one of our community service outings, professional development seminars, or at one of our lively after hour networking events.

Develop. Whether you’re new to the Lower Naugatuck Valley region and looking to connect with more people or an experienced young professional looking to make a difference, YEP recognizes that your energy and passion is what makes the Greater Valley community a more exciting and fun place to work and live.  If you are interested in learning more about the joining, you can email us at yep@greatervalleychamber.com.

Support. Part of YEP’s mission is to support our community and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. YEP recognizes the wonderful opportunities that exist in the Lower Naugatuck Valley region and want to raise the awareness of these opportunities by working with local leaders, businesses, and organizations to ensure we successfully recruit and retain young talent for the Lower Naugatuck Valley region and ensure that this is the premier place to live, work, raise a family, and to have fun. If you or your organization would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how you can support our mission please email us at yep@greatervalleychamber.com.