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Checking in with the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Councils – September 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 September.

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 Awards!

 

 

On Thursday, October 6th, 2022 the Elevate Young Professionals Network is hosting the 7th Annual Young Professionals Awards at PNC Field, in collaboration with our regional chamber partners, recognizing amazing young professionals helping to move our region forward. This year’s event is presented by Coal Creative.

Come and see the exciting live announcements of this year’s winners and honor these amazing young leaders in our area. This year’s award categories include: 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.

View our special announcement of this year’s top 3 finalists for each of these categories HERE!  And stay tuned for special highlights of each of them, coming soon! Register for the event HERE!

 

Community Opportunities: Learn How to LEAD In Our Community At Our 2022 Legislative Education and Advocacy Day!

 

 

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) is an exciting event that gives attendees an opportunity to learn about advocacy on the local and state level. Presented in partnership with our regional Chambers, LEAD is designed to further attendees’ knowledge of the legislative process, grassroots advocacy, and major current statewide and national policy initiatives. This event provides attendees with tools and resources to build their advocacy toolbelt and meet their legislators/representatives to discuss topics that are important to them and the communities they serve. Attendees hear from an array of passionate speakers from elected officials, the government sector, community organizers, and advocates. Join us on Friday, October 14 from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Woodlands. Session topics include: Mayor Roundtable; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Politics; Workforce Panel; Chamber Advocacy Panel; Women in Politics; Transportation Panel; and Politics 101. Register HERE!

 

Get Involved in Community Initiatives: YP Giving In Its Final Fundraising Stretch!

 

 

The YP Giving Program is only $10,000 away from its fundraising goal to award one outstanding non-profit with up to $50,000 in grant funding for a community-based program that addresses the issue of poverty.

YP Giving is a new philanthropy program run through the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Luzerne Foundation, Leadership Northeast, and AllOne Charities, in partnership with the Chamber’s Young Professionals Network.

This program gives young professionals in the Greater Wyoming Valley the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on their community through a local giving platform and also helps to cultivate our next generation of philanthropists.

 

 

Join us to hear the TOP 4 YP Giving grant finalist presentations at The Woodlands Inn on Wednesday, October 12, 2022!

You are invited to hear from the top 4 non-profit finalists for the YP Giving grant. Representatives from each organization will present how their proposed projects will impact our community.

Check out the top four non-profits in the running to be selected as the recipient of the YP Giving fund:

Fork Over Love

Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Keystone Mission

Restored Church

 

The event is FREE to attend. Registration is required. There will be complimentary drinks and light fare.

To register to attend this event for free, click HERE!

To learn more about the YP Giving initiative, click HERE!

If you are feeling inspired and would like to help us reach our fundraising goal, click HERE!

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