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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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1 Million Cups: Disrupting Wichita’s Business Community

1 Million Cups has been rocking the Wichita community since its start date in early February. What is it? What’s its purpose? What can we, as a community, do to support 1 Million Cups? We sat down with YPW member Jacob Wayman, one of the…

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Anti-Social Media

By Jon Schrick, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Raise your hand if you’ve ever planned to sit down and check Facebook for 10 minutes… then you look at the clock and 45 minutes have gone by. If you’re honest that’s probably every one between the ages of 15 and 35 (myself included). Don’t…

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How to Keep and Grow the Connections You’ve Made

by Jessica Williams, Ambassadors Action Team Member

In today’s world it is near impossible to keep up with the connections and friends you’ve made over the years. Everyone is going in different directions with little time to answer more than a text or an email. But there are ways to navigate this…

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Volunteer Mingle Recap

By Emily Reisig, Community Relations Action Team Member

On September 18, YPW members mingled with their peers and 22 nonprofit organization representatives at The Pumphouse Bar in Old Town. We had a nonprofit representative for every passion—from horticulture to financial literacy. Volunteering in our community is not only a way to make an impact on the…

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Top Ten Reasons to Become A YPW Member

By Sundee Dunn, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Networking It’s easy to develop great connections during events held by Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW). Monthly mingles are a great place to start, with over 100 young professionals (YPs) attending regularly.   Professional Development Quarterly events are held to help members grow their skills…

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Young Professionals League of Softball Creates Memories and Lifelong Friendships

By Sundee Dunn, Ambassadors Action Team Member

  August 2014 wrapped up the eighth season for the Young Professionals League of Softball (YPLS). YPLS was established in 2007 when a group of young professionals (YPs) realized there was demand for a co-ed softball league, and it has been a success ever since….

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YPW Mingle Tips

five ways to make the most of a mingle

By Sundee Dunn, High Touch Technologies Ambassadors Team Member  Attending an event where you may not know anyone can be intimidating, but if there is one thing you should know about Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) it’s that members are very welcoming. If you’re thinking…

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Purposefully Social

The YPW Ambassadors Team

By Jessica Williams, Kwik Shop Ambassadors Team Member Team Ambassadors is charged with helping new and current members find their place within the organization, all while increasing the awareness of YPW and its events in the community-at-large. Simply put, we’re the purposefully social team that…

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Announcing the Emerging Leaders Program

Visioneering Wichita welcomes YPW members to apply for City-to-City Trip

In an effort to reach out to young community leaders, Visioneering Wichita is continuing the Emerging Leaders Program for individuals between the ages of 25 and 39 years old. The Emerging Leaders Program is a scholarship opportunity for young professionals to be involved in Visioneering…

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TKAMM Launching New Networking Group

While you are out and about this Friday for Final Friday, you might want to stop by the Kansas African American Museum for the launch of their new young professional group, T-Net. T-Net is a vibrant group of adults 21 to 45 who come together…

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Visioneering City to City Trip

Louisville, KY

In an effort to reach out to young community leaders, Visioneering Wichita is launching the Emerging Leaders Program for individuals between the ages of 25 and 39 years old. The Emerging Leaders Program is a scholarship opportunity for young professionals to be involved in Visioneering…

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You've got time

Trust me

by YPW Team Member I’m too busy. I don’t have enough free time. I don’t want to miss my favorite show. Blah. You have plenty of time to get involved in YPW, Visioneering, or any other organization that will advance your career. Trust me. As…

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Be uncomfortable for ten seconds!

by a YPW Team Member Come to a YPW Event and meet people just like you!   As an entrepreneur, part of what I do building my business is to take those awkward steps approaching somebody or calling somebody that I’ve never met. I’m sure…

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Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.
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