We recently joined the VEGAS Inc 40 Under 40 recognition ceremony at a crowded Marquee Night Club in The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. You could tell by looking around, this was the place to be to meet the movers and shakers of this generation. The place was jam-packed! Like, 2,000 people packed!
I was fortunate to share a few words with the (rather large) crowd about our local organization for this demographic, Vegas Young Professionals. I serve the organization as the 2014 Advisory Council Chair.
Who knows what I said as I stood in front of the massive crowd, but if it went perfectly, this is what I would have said…
Vegas Young Professionals (VYP) is the largest organization of young professionals in Nevada. We are the place where young professionals are building their networks, making strong connections to each other and the community, and honing their skills as professionals.
VYP is proud of our ongoing relationship with Greenspun Media and VEGAS Inc and we’re pleased to be part of this celebration recognizing some of the most talented young professionals in our community.
Vegas is building our next chapter, and much of the innovation and energy is coming from young professionals. In many ways our 40 Under 40 Honorees and other young professionals are leading the way! We are proud of the fact numerous 40 Under 40 Honorees over the years have been a part of VYP.
… I’m sure it as a much shorter version of all that.
The truth is, young professionals in Las Vegas are making things happen. I see it daily and the rate at which it’s all happening is tremendous! I’m so proud to be part of this community and can’t help but wonder how one keeps up with it all?
VYP has been a saving grace for me! When I arrived in Las Vegas over 7 years ago this is the one organization I connected with right away and have religiously attended, with active engagement, these last several years. I moved to Las Vegas knowing no one and YES, I did build deeper connections and friendships through my involvement with VYP! I’ve also done a lot of business with connections made through the organization. The Fusion Mixers are a great place to get started and make some valuable new connections. I’ve expanded my business and local knowledge by attending educational events offered only to VYP members such as Business 101 Educational Series and Big Wig Luncheon events. My involvement in the community has expanded greatly through the VYP Community Outreach Committee projects where our members are invited several times throughout the month to participate in assisting community charities, at risk schools and other organizations.
I’ve grown personally through my involvement and my employer has also witnessed a positive impact as I’ve developed a wide-array of personal/professional skills through my participation.
If you are a young professional between the ages of 21-39 years old, I highly recommend you become a member of YVP. Membership is free and it’s absolutely worth checking out!
Maybe I’ll even be inspired enough to get myself on the 40 Under 40 list! *wink*