The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce launched the Staten Island Young Professionals Group (YPG) in November of 2008. YPG is a meaningful networking faction of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce made up of dedicated, talented young professionals ranging in age from 21-40 in Staten Island. The YPG agenda focuses on enriching the community by uniting and developing Staten Island’s young professionals. Through this program, young professionals are building relationships, developing personally and professionally, becoming politically and philanthropically active, and contributing to the economic development and high quality living of the community.
The YPG Leadership Council is comprised of young professionals who meet on a monthly basis to drive the agenda of the YPG by coordinating events and planning the direction of the group as a whole. The cost to participate in the YPG is free for Chamber members and their employees.
The YPG affords members the opportunity to engage in peer networking while also connecting with veteran Chamber members and learning from their experiences. Members participate in professional development workshops, host networking events, and run special events such as the Chamber’s Annual Legislative Breakfast. Additionally, YPG members are extremely active volunteers who have participated in park cleanups, the Atlantic Salt Maritime Festival, and other community events.