As the largest demographic in today’s workforce, millennials are the bridge between our community’s present and future. Retaining this group of young talent should be a priority to us all, not just the Human Resource managers of the largest employers in town.
ystark! and Leadership Stark County, departments of the
Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, are committed to providing opportunities
for young professionals to thrive personally and professionally in Stark.
It is no secret that millennials value a sense of belonging,
a feeling of contributing to the greater good, time with family and friends,
flexibility, opportunity for growth, and meaningful connection. Both ystark!
and Leadership Stark County connects YPs to the people, organizations, and
ideas that make our community appeal to this generation and one worth staying
ystark! provides the opportunity to:
Network monthly at various locations around
Stark, providing opportunities to connect with peers and also experience new
local restaurants and bars
Learn from established community leaders about
their career journeys and gain tips for success, through the monthly CEO Meet
& Eat series and special Before the Forum events
Recognize twenty outstanding young professionals
who have positively impacted the community; 280 YPs recognized and showcased
through the annual Twenty under 40! signature event
Address opportunities and challenges unique to 20-40 year old’s in the Akron-Canton region through timely and relevant programming, such as the Whole YP wellness series and the annual YoungPro Conference
Through Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Program, young professionals can receive:
Programming founded on the six Leadership
Personalized GallupStrengths Assessment
Community service opportunity
Introduction to non-profit leaders and causes
Exposure to community arts & culture
Downtown development & historical tour
Opportunities to explore local economic
Diversity and inclusion-focused sessions
To learn more about upcoming Leadership Stark County
programs, visit www.leadershipstarkcounty.org.
To join the network of nearly 2,000 young professionals
choosing to work, play, and stay in Stark, visit www.ystark.org.