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Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley

Young Professionals

The Young Professionals of Chippewa Valley is a personal and professional development program of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce that encourages young business people to interact socially, exchange ideas, share common interests, learn more about the area’s business community and engage in the community’s future. The Young Professionals began in September 2003. If you are between the ages of 21-39, please look into membership or contact Emily Lindholm at the Chamber for more information.

To engage and empower young professionals through community, professional and social opportunities.


  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Professionalism
  • Entrepreneurial Spirits


  • Improve networking skills, expand contact bases and advance careers
  • Acquire knowledge of the area's businesses
  • Enhance the quality of life for our members and others
  • Promote our members and their businesses
  • Retain young professionals in the Chippewa Valley
  • Share ambitions to grow, succeed and influence

Community Involvement

  • Connect members with volunteer opportunities in the area
  • Partner with non-profit organizations

Professional Development

  • Attend educational programs created especially for the young professional
  • Participate in roundtables and training sessions featuring community leaders

Social/Networking Interaction

  • Attend networking events featuring business and political leaders to introduce young professionals to important decision makers within the community
  • Participate in a variety of social events to expand contact base

Young Professionals Sponsors for 2014-2015
YPCV is sponsored by nine organizations in the Chippewa Valley including: