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Pleasanton Weekly

- September 20, 2013

Chamber launches Young Professionals group

Business leaders see influx of younger members eager to get involved

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has launched the "Pleasanton Young Professionals," a new premier networking organization for emerging and established young professionals between the ages 21 and 40.

The goal is to help young professionals continue to learn and grow in their careers while empowering them to become future business and community leaders, explained Dawn Wilson, the chamber's membership relations manager. The organization will provide personal and professional development training with a variety of engaging speakers, community service opportunities and fun networking mixers.

"Over time the age demographics of chamber members has changed and I have seen an influx of younger members eager to get involved," Wilson said. "I have also noticed some were not as comfortable networking with our seasoned members as they were with those their own age.

"This group was designed for young professionals to build important business relationships in Pleasanton," she added.

The Pleasanton Young Professionals will host an open house from 5-7 p.m on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce office, 777 Peters Ave. Professionals ages 21 to 40 are invited, Wilson said. Those planning to attend should register at http://pleasanton.chambermaster.com/events/

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