AYP Sets Aggressive Course for Future
The Aiken Young professionals are moving forward and preparing to take the group to the next level. That level includes developing a mentorship program and getting more involved in community service.
The AYP steering committee and others participated in an in depth, five-hour strategic planning session on January 11 that resulted in a well defined vision and bold action steps for 2010 and beyond. "Without a doubt, the planning session was one of the best I've ever participated in," said AYP Chair Josh Stewart, J.E. Stewart Builders, Inc. "Everyone brought good ideas to the table. We talked about our accomplishments and also our challenges. It was a great planning session, intense and filled with lots of energy. I'm excited about our plan and ready to get started," Stewart said.
The aggressive plan features five bold steps with a vision that focuses on three areas - networking, community service, and educational events designed to nurture future leaders of the Greater Aiken area.
"I was impressed with the level of participation and enthusiasm of the Aiken Young Professionals," said J. David Jameson, president and CEO of the Aiken Chamber, who attended the strategic planning session. "This group of 22 to 39-year-olds is determined, enthusiastic, focused, and committed."
For more information or to join the AYP group, visit us at www.aiken-yp.com or contact the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce at (803)641-1111.