Emerging Professionals

YPW Announces Mission Wichita Class of 2019

Young Professionals of Wichita is eager to announce the class of 2019 of Mission Wichita. Mission Wichita is a program designed to establish relationships between young high achieving Airmen and young professionals. These types of connections not only drive economic growth and pride in Wichita, but…

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YPW announces 2019 Leadership Academy class

Twenty-six area young professionals have been selected to participate in the 2019 Young Professionals of Wichita’s 9th Leadership Academy class. This is a leadership development program for young professionals who are interested in growing their leadership capabilities. These talented individuals were nominated to participate in…

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YPW Founders' Day Award Winners

On Friday, July 27, Young Professionals of Wichita celebrated its 13th Founders’ Day and presented the 8th annual YPW Awards. Founders’ Day is a celebration of the accomplishments achieved by some of Wichita’s most remarkable individuals and companies. We celebrate their hard work to better…

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2018 Distinguished YP Award Finalists

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT FOUNDERS' DAY JULY 27

Congratulations to our Distinguished YP Award finalists, sponsored by Wesley Medical Center! They include: Lauren Clary, PEC; Kate Flavin, Sedgwick County; Thea Pajunen, Fidelity Bank; Jordan Walker, Greteman Group; and Jacob Wayman, Cornejo & Sons. This award is presented to two YPW members who have reached personal…

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2018 Innovations in Business Award Finalists

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT FOUNDERS' DAY JULY 27

Congratulations to our Innovations in Business Award finalists, sponsored by Martin Pringle! They include: Renee Duxler, Aerial Style, LLC; Kianga Kelley, Simply a Lady Co.; Stacy Ward Lattin, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company. The Innovations in Business award is presented to a YPW Member who has…

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2018 YPW Community Award Finalists

Winner will be announced at Founders' Day July 27

We want to congratulate our Community Service Award finalists! They include: James Holland, Westar Energy; Roy Moye III, Spirit AeroSystems; Claudia Yaujar-Amaro, AB&C Bilingual Resources. The Community Service Award is presented to a YPW member who is distinguished by their record of service to their community. They…

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2018 YPW Award Finalists

Every year our members accomplish stunning things in their professional lives, as well as their personal lives. This Founders’ Day awards banquet celebrates the accomplishments of our up-and-coming young professionals and recognizes organizations that excel in their efforts to attract, retain and develop young professionals in…

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Hello and Goodbye

An Interns Journey through YPW

Hello, and Goodbye? This may seem a little backwards, considering it is my first and final blog post, but please, let me first introduce myself. My name is Dara Quastad and I am the Marketing and Communications Intern with Young Professionals of Wichita. Since January,…

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YPW Announces Inaugural Mission Wichita Class of 2018

Young Professionals of Wichita is eager to announce the inaugural class of 2018 for Mission Wichita. Mission Wichita is a program designed to establish relationships between young high achieving Airmen and young professionals. These types of connections not only drive economic growth and pride in…

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YPW Member Spotlight: Thea Pajunen

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita?

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita? Find out in upcoming blogs and video posts showcasing some of our members. We range from engineers and marketing gurus to teachers and small business owners. Anyone that feels they are a professional in their field is a…

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YPW Member Spotlight: Dr. Chris Bollenbach

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita?

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita? Find out in upcoming blogs and video posts showcasing some of our members. We range from engineers and marketing gurus to teachers and small business owners. Anyone that feels they are a professional in their field is a…

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Young professionals are taking leadership roles

EDITORIAL FOR THE WICHITA EAGLE

This month marks six years that I have been an active part of the Young Professionals of Wichita, first as a volunteer and now as the Executive Director for close to three years.  This role has given me the unique opportunity to meet hundreds, if…

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YPW Member Spotlight: Lai-L Daugherty

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita?

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita? Find out in upcoming blogs and video posts showcasing some of our members. We range from engineers and marketing gurus to teachers and small business owners. Anyone that feels they are a professional in their field is a…

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YPW Member Spotlight: Samantha Schaefer

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita?

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita? Find out in upcoming blogs and video posts showcasing some of our members. We range from engineers and marketing gurus to teachers and small business owners. Anyone that feels they are a professional in their field is a…

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YPW Member Spotlight: Jonathan Long

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita?

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita? Find out in upcoming blogs and video posts showcasing some of our members. We range from engineers and marketing gurus to teachers and small business owners. Anyone that feels they are a professional in their field is a…

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YPW Member Spotlight: Blessy Abraham

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita?

Who are the Young Professionals of Wichita? Find out in upcoming blogs and video posts showcasing some of our members. We range from engineers and marketing gurus to teachers and small business owners. Anyone that feels they are a professional in their field is a…

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Equipping Young Leaders

YPW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

Each year we accept 25 talented and dynamic young professionals into our Leadership Academy class. The participants engage in six weekly sessions with interactive exercises, issue exploration, self-assessment and in-depth conversations with Wichita’s top community and business leaders. YPW Leadership Academy educates YPs on their…

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ypw success story: sommer keplar

2011 YPW BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR

As YPW celebrates 10 years of uniting young professionals in 2015 we’re taking a look into the success stories our past board of trustees chairs. What is a YPW success story? It varies, depending on the individuals’ initial reasons for involvement! Read more from our 2011 board…

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YPW Success Story: Chad Glenn

2012 Board of Trustees Chair

As YPW celebrates 10 years of uniting young professionals in 2015 we’re taking a look into the success stories our past board of trustees chairs. What is a YPW success story? It varies, depending on the individuals’ initial reasons for involvement! Read more from our 2012 board…

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YPW Success Story: Crystal Hough

2008 & 2009 YPW CHAIR

As YPW celebrates 10 years of uniting young professionals in 2015 we’re taking a look into the success stories our past board of trustees chairs. What is a YPW success story? It varies, depending on the individuals’ initial reasons for involvement! Read more from our 2008 &…

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YPW Success Story: Rick Griffin

2010 YPW Chair

As YPW celebrates 10 years of uniting young professionals in 2015 we’re taking a look into the success stories our past board of trustees chairs. What is a YPW success story? It varies, depending on the individuals’ initial reasons for involvement! Read more from our 2010 board…

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Renting Versus Buying In The Wichita Area

By Matt Kochenower

My wife and I purchased our first home together just about six months ago.  Before the purchase of our home in Derby, we had been renting in the College Hill area of Wichita.  Renting had its upsides and downsides; home ownership has also had both. …

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Ten Expenses You Probably Forgot to Budget For... But It’s Not Too Late!!

By Tim Brunson, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Maybe you’ve had that same sinking fiscal feeling as I have – I’m going along enjoying life, footloose and fancy-free….when it hits me:   Ugh, I have to go spend money!   Okay, so maybe that same dread doesn’t creep over you like it does…

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Work and Personal Life – The Balancing Act

By: Carly Farr, Ambassadors Action Team Member

If you take time for yourself in your personal life, you will focus more when you are at work and it will keep you from getting the dreaded burn-out. When you find yourself unhappy in your work life and/or your personal life, you need to…

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What I Wish I Knew

During My First Year in the Workforce

By Shea Zuckerman Ambassadors Team Member College seemed hard.  I mean this was engineering school.  I was shocked at myself when I graduated, and I thought the world was going to give me whatever I wanted because, dammit, I worked for it!  College is, of…

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Rock your next presentation

by Ryan Cole, YPW Member Rocking your next presentation, or any presentation for that matter, will be one of the most important things you do all year. How you do it will set the tone for your future. Are you prepared? Do you know your…

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