Young Professionals of the Tetons go big this Friday

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Young Professionals of the Tetons (YPT) is a new iteration of a group of active, civic-minded professionals aged 21-40 dedicated to enriching our community by uniting and developing Jackson Hole’s emerging professionals and entrepreneurs.

Formed in 2012 by a group of young people living and working in Jackson, YPT was kept afloat until now by Courtney Allen and William Gale. Earlier this year, the Chamber of Commerce’s board approved a proposal to make YPT a new committee at the Chamber.

Anna Olson, Chamber president noted, “It’s very exciting to welcome the young professionals committee into the mission and structure of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. By identifying specific goals that relate to their needs we showcase the flexibility, efficiencies and assistance the Chamber can bring. It’s going to be great to develop this chorus of younger opinions and engagement to continue developing a thriving Jackson Hole.”

Young Professionals of the Tetons’ mission is to bring established and aspiring young professionals and entrepreneurs together to network, collaborate and share ideas and experiences of living and working in Jackson and the surrounding area to help strengthen relationships, and learn and grow as professionals.

Three pillars anchor YPT: career, community, and connection. The committee will provide a platform for members to build relationships, develop professionally, become philanthropically and civically active and contribute to the economic development of our community.

Join the Young Professionals of the Tetons on Friday, May 18 from 4-6pm at the Silver Dollar Bar inside the Wort Hotel for a kickoff event where the steering committee, comprised of young professionals working for the Wort Hotel, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Snake River Brewing Company, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Silicon Couloir, New Thought Media, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce will be introduced. Find out how to join this dynamic group, and network with other young professionals.

The first YPT professional development sessions on financial planning including discussions of insurance, paying down debt and student loans, and saving for down payments and retirement will be June 5 from 8:00-10:30am and June 6 from 5:30-8:00pm in Hansen Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Guest speakers include Judy Singleton of J. Singleton Financial and Brendan McDermott of North Western Mutual.

Current Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce members are eligible to have their young staff join YPT with no additional fee. Individual memberships are also available.

TPT committee members:
Alex Lemieux (The Wort Hotel)
Ariel Koerber (Snake River Brewing)
Cecilie Davila (Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce)
Jennifer Ford (Silicon Couloir)
Jesse Ryan (New Thought Media)
John Bowers (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
Shelby Read (Jackson Hole Community Foundation)
William Gale (Wyoming Department of Workforce Services)

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