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Our Holiday Drop-In is About to Get Ugly

By | November 28, 2022

Get your ugly sweaters and holiday apparel ready – this year’s Drop-In will be like no other! Gather your co-workers and meet us at Carowind’s Harmony Hall on December 13 to “wrap” up the chamber year and celebrate with lively music and holiday cheer. This is a themed event set for 4:30-6:30pm and we want…

Chamber Launches Online Info Hub

By | November 22, 2022

Be Among the First to Post Job Openings and More! The Regional Chamber is a trusted source of information and a well-known partner in our community. Take advantage of our online visibility (and boost yours at the same time) by posting your job openings and news items on our website! Log in at this link…

Tearing the Paper Ceiling

By | November 20, 2022

There are millions of workers who are STARs (Skilled Through Alternative Routes) that are seeking higher-wage jobs, but have been blocked by the Paper Ceiling – an invisible barrier that comes at every turn for workers without a bachelor’s degree. This is an outdated practice that assumes individuals who have not achieved a minimum level…

The 5 Levels of Entrepreneurship

By | November 16, 2022

Embarking on the road of entrepreneurship can be frightening, uncertain and turbulent – especially at the start. On your journey, it’s helpful to have a mental roadmap and to know what to expect from yourself along the way. Nobody is 100% clear and consistent from the onset and you’ll naturally have fluctuating states of mind about the…

Business Leaders Consider Impact of Culture on Workforce Needs

By | November 11, 2022

Mark Pursley Following last week’s successful IDEA conference, a Regional Chamber board members, area CEOs and other special guests gathered together to learn more about how to improve employee recruitment and retention through intentional changes in organizational culture. Consider Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (to resources) while building an employee retention plan. This group participated…

Veterans Day – Hiring Our Heroes

By | November 11, 2022

In observance of Veterans Day, take a look at and consider hiring a vet for positions ranging from entry level to C-Suite. This program hosts world-class hiring events, digital programs, professional training programs, and internships to connect businesses with accomplished individuals from the military community who are ready to work! #VeteransDay

3 Things to Know, 11.7.22

By | November 7, 2022

For the week of Nov 7, 2022, here are 3 great things you should know! A Winning IDEA. Like most of us, you’re working hard each day to just get through the week. Maybe you’re thinking there’s no time to focus on growing inclusion and diversity among your staff, or on ensuring equity and access…

Business and Education Reps Team Up for Leadership Training Course

By | October 28, 2022

Still energized from our two-day training focused on The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership with our amazing facilitator, Lesley Eason! More than 50 representatives from area businesses and public schools participated in the workshop and not only learned key leadership skills but also had a chance to practice and apply each concept to strategy and…

We’ve Got a Winning IDEA: Building a Stronger Workplace

By | October 26, 2022

We’ve got A Winning IDEA for CEOs, supervisors, and managers at all levels: A half-day conference to support your long-term growth strategy (with your employees in mind).  Take a look at this quick interview as Mark Pursley, YCRC Director of Programs & External Affairs, chats with our conference facilitator, Kuma Roberts, about the value of this approach. This…

YCRC Member Relations Manager

By | October 1, 2022

Just before celebrating her one year work anniversary as the Regional Chamber’s Communications Coordinator, Rae’L Jackson has been named our new Member Relations Manager! With her natural energy, friendly demeanor, and creativity, Rae’L is the perfect choice to be out and about helping to build connections for the business community. Rae’L has helped us to design a…

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