Chamber, Young Professionals join forces - | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Chamber, Young Professionals join forces

Posted: Updated:

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Two local business organizations are joining forces.

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce recently voted unanimously to adopt the Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga (YPAC) as a Chamber program. The decision comes after months of collaborative discussion about how the two organizations can partner together to increase professional, philanthropic and social opportunities for businesses and organizations while committing resources to the next generation of leadership.

The partnership was officially announced at YPAC's monthly luncheon, held on Friday. YPAC and Chamber leadership, in addition to honorary guests, were present to hear the future plans of both organizations.

"We're very excited to engage in this new venture with YPAC," said Kristi Haulsee, vice president of member-investor services for the Chattanooga Chamber. "This is a mutually beneficial partnership in which YPAC connects with the Chamber's network of established business leaders while the Chamber strengthens its relationship with Chattanooga's next generation of professional leaders."

YPAC President Elizabeth Crenshaw also commented on the new partnership, stating, "Becoming an official program of the Chattanooga Chamber will allow YPAC to position its members to take on meaningful leadership positions and grow in ways that we could not have provided otherwise." She added, "The great local leadership that has come before us has given our generation a foundation for success that we have a responsibility to continue. Through this partnership, YPAC will ensure sustainability for its members, for the Chattanooga Chamber and for our community."

To celebrate the new partnership, YPAC is offering a membership promotion that invites young professionals to sign up between now and December 31, 2011, and receive three free months of membership with the purchase of one annual membership.


Powered by Frankly