Emerging Leaders Network

The Young Professionals Program

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The Berkeley Chamber’s young professional program provides a platform for our next generation of leaders to build strong connections, develop leadership skills and partner with community leaders and elected officials. ELN members find our programs empower them to broaden their awareness of issues facing community and business, become more competitive in the marketplace, and fine-tune their leadership skills.

The Chamber’s ELN provides events every other month that engage professionals ages 20-40 or young at heart from member firms to help them become more competitive in the business arena, and establish contacts through a variety of program topics, such as:

  • Discuss the latest business trends and strategies
  • Present seminars featuring topics essential to your professional development
  • Gain valuable insight from seasoned business experts and CEOs
  • Get to personally know local, state and national elected officials

The ELN is YOUR roadmap to ongoing professional success – whether you are looking to expand your network, heighten your community awareness, enhance your leadership portfolio, or ensure your voice concerning pressing topics is heard. We invite you to join us!

Here’s what some of our members say about the Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Network:

“Whether it’s the great networking opportunities or simply getting together to share advice about the challenges we face, Emerging Leaders is a truly unique and exciting experience for young people in the workplace. I have thoroughly enjoyed and greatly benefited from my association with this one-of-a-kind group.”
Leslie K. Thrasher, Office of Senator Lindsey O. Graham

“This is my second year of being involved in the Emerging Leaders Network. I have really enjoyed the wide variety of speakers that attend each meeting. It is very interesting to hear the personal stories of the speakers to learn how they achieved the management positions they are in today. It makes it easy to relate to my own personal life and gives insight of the steps that I can take in my own career to strive toward leadership.”
Michelle Sharp, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union

“The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders program provides young professionals with a valuable opportunity to meet, get to know, and learn about each other and from established leaders. Participants will hopefully be in a better position to help the various entities or causes they serve as well as the tri-county area.”
Andrew P. Dennis, Nexsen Pruet, LLC

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