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Checking in with the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Councils – August 2022

We’re teaming up with community partners all over Northeastern Pennsylvania to bring you a closer look at what makes our amazing counties, cities, towns and villages so unique. Keep your eye on this space for regular contributions from local organizations, visitors’ bureaus, tourism boards, chambers and so much more.

Check Out What’s Going On With Our Chamber Councils


Keep an eye out for awesome Chamber events this August.

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to keep you updated each month with everything that their volunteer councils have planned this year, including featured upcoming events, community programs, and business community features!

Their Councils include the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, Women’s Council, Young Professionals Council, Nonprofit Council, Government Affairs Council, and Ambassadors Council!


Upcoming Council Event Spotlights – Regional Young Professionals Let It Fly for the Y Cornhole Tournament



Join us for the inaugural “Let it Fly for the Y” Cornhole Tournament on August 16th at Montage Mountain in partnership with Endless Corn! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Greater Wyoming Valley YMCA’s children’s programming.

Registration: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bags Fly: 6:30 pm
Cost: $50 per team of Two (2) people

Double Elimination tournament featuring two (2) divisions to accommodate all skill levels. Bring your own partner, each team is guaranteed at least two games.

Cash Prize for the 1st ($250) & 2nd ($150) place finishes in the Competitive division! Additional prizes for the top two finishers in the Backyard/Supporter Division.

Please choose your division when registering. 


Backyard/Supporter: Inviting novice to lower-skilled players to come and have some fun and try the great sport of cornhole while supporting a great cause.

Competitive: Higher Skilled teams looking to take home the glory and $$$ Prize!

Get more information and register for this event HERE!


Nominations Are Still Open for the 2022 Young Professionals Awards!



Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2022 Young Professionals Awards, happening on October 6th! Nominations have just been extended and are due by 5 PM this Wednesday, August 10th.

Nominate outstanding young professionals between the ages of 18-40 in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Multiple awards categories are available, including Intern of the Year, Educator of the Year, Trailblazer of the Year, Small Business Owner of the Year, STEAM Professional of the Year, Hero of the Year, Cultural Champion of the Year, Voluntary Leader of the Year, NEPA Influencer of the Year, Young Professional Women’s Leadership Award, and (NEW this year!) Young Professional DEI Champion Award. Nominate an individual HERE!

Also, we are accepting nominations for a company/organization located in Northeastern Pennsylvania that has dedicated resources to young professional development for the Young Professional Development Award! Nominate a business HERE!


Get Involved in Community Initiatives: The Amplify: Women’s Leadership Certificate Program



This premier women’s leadership certificate program is the first of its kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Cutting-edge leadership development, high level networking opportunities, and access to a dynamic series of speakers will offer participants an unprecedented and transformative leadership experience that will address the unique needs of women in the workforce. Amplify is a powerhouse collaboration between Leadership Northeast, the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce Elevate Women’s Network, and Dr. Christine Kiesinger of CEK Communication.

What will this program do? In 6 dynamic half day sessions held at women-run businesses throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, you and your class of thirty women will:

  • Gain strategies and tools to support you in your unique leadership journey
  • Build effective networks and create opportunities to develop professional relationships through a community of practice model, mentorships and sponsorships with other women leaders
  • Develop solutions to address the unique challenges women face in the workforce
  • Learn to navigate complex leadership and career patterns while maintaining personal relationships and responsibilities

Designed for women in mid to senior-level leadership positions in the corporate, non-profit, education and government sectors, this program will help you develop your full professional and personal potential as a leader among your team and your organization. We recommend participants have a minimum of five years’ experience in the workforce. You’ll work to identify the unique strengths and values that enhance your leadership style and explore integrative and collaborative solutions to meeting women’s day to day leadership challenges.

Topics include:

  • Value-driven leadership identity
  • Leveraging emotional intelligence: The Role of Empathy, Compassion, Authenticity, and Integrity in Women’s Leadership
  • The Importance of Well-Being in Women’s Leadership
  • Empowered Speaking: Strengthening our public speaking skills
  • Bringing Curiosity, Creativity, and Confidence to Conflict, Negotiation and Difficult Conversations
  • A Woman’s Worth: Enhancing Our Financial Well-Being
  • Leading the change: innovative policies and structural change

Discover how to use your women-based network in more strategic ways and take advantage of the strong support system of women this program will create.

Learn more and register to attend HERE!

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