Young professionals stepping out

Group hosts business expo networking session Tuesday, Oct. 16

The Young Professionals of Campbell River (YPCR) and Campbell River Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host the morning networking session for booth vendors at the Chamber Business Expo before the doors open to the public Tuesday Oct. 16 from 10-4 p.m. at the Community Centre.

“With  the official YPCR membership kick off gala happening on Nov. 2 at the Maritime Heritage Centre, the Chamber Business Expo is a perfect opportunity for our group to announce what we have been up to since our soft launch  in March of this year and what our plans for the coming year are,” says Myriah Foort, Co-Founder and President of the YPCR . “Colleen (Evans) and the Chamber are a great support and advocate for the YPCR.

“We successfully partnered with the Chamber for the Business Thank A Thon and recent Business Awards of Distinction so we are excited to partner again to host the morning networking session which is an ideal way for the YPCR to get involved.”

The YPCR is committed to four pillars: community, professional development, social and business networking opportunities for young professionals in Campbell River and surrounding areas.

“We are lucky to live in Campbell River and the YPCR aims to be a positive voice for our community.  Providing a forum for young people to connect  in our community through different types of opportunities and events is important to the YPCR,” says Myriah Foort.  “The YPCR believe in this community and its potential. Working with other local organizations such as the Chamber is paramount to  helping Campbell River grow into a prosperous and flourishing community for everyone including our young professionals.

“With many of Chamber members set to retire in the next few years from both the business and not for profit arenas, it is critical that we assist our membership in identifying best practices to engage young professionals and entrepreneurs,” says Colleen Evans, President & CEO Campbell

River Chamber. “The Young Professionals of Campbell River (YPCR) represent

an important and growing sector of our business community and they represent our future business and community leaders.

“We value the partnership our Chamber has with YCPR and look forward to continued opportunities to engage with them and ensure their voice is well-represented in our community and business development discussions.”

The Business Expo is the perfect opportunity for businesses and organizations to network and market themselves and the YPCR is keen to be involved in this opportunity to meet with other business and not-for-profit leaders in Campbell River, Foort says.

The YPCR look forward to many more partnerships with the Chamber and the impressive initiatives and events they provide to the Campbell River business community.

YPCR membership is open to all young professionals, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, employees and community leaders in the community and they invite you to check us out at the Business Expo, on Facebook  or online at