April 12th, 2013 by Kayleigh
Special YEPresent with Rotory and United Way
Our May after-hours will be a SPECIAL EVENT to be held at the beautiful Tavern 1757 in Seymour.
As always, there will be a cash bar along with a variety of delicious appetizers, but what makes this event so unique is that we are inviting the Valley Rotary Clubs and Valley United Way to join us in an effort to educate our members (and future members!) on all of the wonderful areas of involvement within our great community.
This is sure to be a lively event with great socializing and networking for everyone! We look forward to seeing you there!
*A note about membership – For just $40 a year, you will have free access to all of our YEPresents and other events. If you a Chamber member, you only pay $30 for an entire year! Please consider joining us as an official member today! Otherwise, events are $10 per person. Simply come to an event to sign up with cash or check or call the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce to use your credit card.
March 18th, 2013 by Kayleigh
YEPresent @ Liquid Lunch – April 2013
Spring is finally upon us! Join YEP for our first Spring YEPresent on April 11th at Liquid Lunch on Research Drive in Shelton.
As some of you probably know, the Liquid Lunch on Research Drive is inside a corporate building on the lower level. That means there is plenty of parking! There is plenty of space inside the restaurant and the food is amazing.
This event is sure be fun, so don’t miss out. And don’t forget to bring your business cards!
Do some Spring cleaning! As you might have heard, My Sister’s Place has recently lost a great deal of their inventory due to smoke damage. Please take a few moments to look through your closets and kitchens and gather some items that are in good condition that you no longer need.
We will be collecting these items during our YEPresent to be donated to My Sister’s Place. Some items they need include clothing, jewelry, cups, plates, flatware, and other housewares.
To learn more about My Sister’s Place, visit the page on BHCare’s website: http://www.bhcare.org/page/16633-My-Sister-s-Place
To learn more about Liquid Lunch, visit their website: http://liquidlunchct.homestead.com/
February 18th, 2013 by Kayleigh
The YEPers will once again be participating in the BHcare Bowl-2-Benefit program.
This will be the 25th annual Bowl-2-Benefit! We have secured a few spots for members, friends, and family. Join us!
25th annual Bowl-2-Benefit
Saturday March 9, 2013
How to participate:
-Form a team of 5 bowlers
-Collect pledges from your friends, family, and peers (each bowler is asked to raise $50)
-A $5 registration fee entitles each bowler to an event t-shirt, soft drink, shoe rental, at least 90 minutes of bowling time, and tons of fun!
Bowl-2-Benefit BHcare webpage:
If you would like to donate even if you cannot bowl with us, you can make secure online donations by clicking on the DONATE button to the right of this post or visit
Please contact us if you would like to bowl on our team. email@example.com
January 7th, 2013 by Kayleigh
Happy New Year! It’s already time for our first YEPresent of the year. Join us at Draft House in Shelton from 5:30-7:30pm for some casual networking and some fun.
There will be drink specials and free appetizers for all. YEPresents are free for members!
Feel free to hang around for DJ Rob Newberry starting at 9pm and check out their website www.drafthouseshelton.com
Find out more on our Facebook page: CTYEP
Register here: YEPresent @ Draft House
December 1st, 2012 by Kayleigh
Toys 4 Kids Campaign
YEP is teaming up with TEAM Inc. with their annual Toys 4 Kids Campaign. We will be collecting unwrapped toys at the upcoming Greater Valley Chamber events and at the following locations:
Annual Chamber Holiday Gathering
The Annual Holiday Gathering on 12/6/2012
Holiday Breakfast & Year End Awards Celebration
The Holiday Breakfast & Year End Awards Celebration 12/19/2012.
Drop off Locations:
Studio V Fitness Contact: Michelle Collings 865 River Road, Shelton 06484
The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce 10 Progress Drive, Shelton 06484
July 13th, 2012 by Alexis
This Sunday, July 15th is the Pedal for PCRC race. This is a community friendly cycling event which begins in the PerkinElmer parking lot (710 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton) and tours throughout the Valley. Participants can register to cycle for 15, 30 or 62 miles. The fundraising deadline is September 1, 2012.
The Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center has been serving families since 1975. They are the leading provider of behavioral health services to children and families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and surrounding towns, serving more than 1,200 children each year, including many who suffer from serious behavioral and emotional problems, trauma, abuse, and neglect. Through a comprehensive range of programs – Clinical, Family Support, Early Childhood and Community Partnerships – they help these children and their families overcome these emotional and behavioral hardships.
This signature event will lead the way with positive mental and behavioral health for kids in our community. The money participants raise will support funding for the PCRC’s state of the art mental health and behavioral programs for kids and families in the Valley and surrounding towns.
Please think about participating in the race for team YEP, donating to the YEP page, or volunteering for the event. Donations can be given by clicking the link below:
May 24th, 2012 by Sean Henri
Registration for bocce is due on June 1 and can be completed on the Valley United Way Website. We may have to limit the number of teams from any one company for this event due to space limitations, so it is very important that you don’t miss the deadline for registration!
Registration for the Run/Walk is June 8. Keep in mind that we cannot extend that deadline. The Corporate Cup is just part of a bigger Y race, and we don’t want to end up with problems and confusion with the timer and the Y’s own registration system. Click here to register now.
The Young Emerging Professionals will be selling water and sports drinks during the Corporate Cup bocce event. 100% of the proceeds will support the Griffin Hospitals Breast Wellness Center.
There will be plenty of food and drinks available as part of the Run/Walk.
March 19th, 2012 by Sean Henri
The Career Development and Placement Center at Sacred Heart University, is partnering with local young professional groups and Talking Finger, for its first annual young professional networking event, “SHU Connect”. Partnering groups are: YEP, PULSE, and M.O.D. Success. The event will take place at Sacred Heart University, in University Commons, April 12th 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Also attending will be Sacred Heart University students (juniors and seniors) and recent alumni. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. Throughout the evening we will hear from social media experts providing tips and insight on the importance of branding through social media. In addition, we will hear from the different young professional groups about their efforts. This event is designed to bring young professionals from the surrounding areas under one roof, and provide a hands-on networking experience for our up and coming young professional population.
Registration and additional details coming soon. In the meantime, please signup on Facebook and help spread the word!
February 10th, 2012 by Sean Henri
Last night’s YEPresent at Antonio’s was a huge success. In addition to our regular attendees we had dozens of new faces and some very talented karaoke singers. A special thanks goes to K-Dog Productions for doing an amazing job at karaoke and to Antonio’s for hosting the event and providing some great appetizers. We can’t wait to see everyone at next month’s YEPresent!
More photos are available on our Facebook and Google+ pages. Check them out!
December 12th, 2011 by Sean Henri
This past Friday, members of YEP helped collect new, unwrapped toys in support of the TEAM Toys 4 Kids drive at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Breakfast Club & Year-End Award Celebration. The event was held at John J. Sullivan’s in Ansonia and recognized local businesses and individuals that have made a major impact in the valley area this past year. Thanks to everyone who donated a toy and helped make drive a great success!