Eight fresh faces have raised their hands to make a difference as part of the Townsville Young Chamber Committee.
A diverse group of eleven young local professionals from a range of industry sectors including finance, marketing, education, government, and private industry make up the newly selected Young Chamber Committee.
Townsville Chamber CEO Heidi Turner is enthusiastic about elevating and supporting the growth of young professionals in our region.
“Elevating, supporting and cultivating emerging professional talent is of huge importance to the future success of our region, and we are proud to support the reinvigoration of the Young Chamber as we start 2024.”
“Townsville Chamber has been operating for 141 years because of the invaluable role played by entrepreneurs and professionals of all ages who had a passion for being part of a supportive business ecosystem. The importance of this legacy is as important today as it has ever been so it is fantastic to see so many dynamic young people apply for a position on the Young Chamber Committee,” said Turner.
Young Chamber Captain Joshua Roberts said he was excited to welcome the new members and introduce the committee.
“Our new committee met for the first-time last week and created a shared vision for the Young Chamber in 2024,” he said.
“This group is bursting with energy and are excited to bring together like-minded professionals and help them make meaningful connections to build their careers.
“This is a new team working together with the Townsville Chamber to provide professional and personal development opportunities for early-career professionals in Townsville to help them build their capabilities and skills.”
Mr Roberts said the committee was ready to deliver a range of events.
“The idea is to deliver not-your-average networking events that resonate with early-career professionals living and working in this region,” he said.
“If you don’t already have plans, come join us on February 14 for our first Walk and Talk Wednesday social catch up.
“It is the perfect opportunity to meet other young professionals and for sparks to fly for your next career connection.”
Townsville Young Chamber is a subcommittee of the Townsville Chamber of Commerce dedicated to helping grow the next generation of Townsville business professionals by connecting and cultivating young professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners and students. The Young Chamber hosts networking, social events, and professional development workshops to support early-career professionals.
Main image: Townsville Young Chamber Committee.
Back: Amanda Anger (JCU Law Society), Hans Rapihana, Ashley Cooke (ARN), Emma Donohue (TIQ), Tim Hansen (Hansen Engineering Group), Sarah Jeffers (PVW Partners),
Front: Nicholas Whebell (Cleveland Bay Chemical Company), Natasha Buttler (JCU), Jordan Jilg (Rummage Technical), Ashley Pillhofer (Queensland Health) and Joshua Roberts (Co. Habitat Co-Working Space)
Not pictured: Logan Stanton (JCU Business Student Association President)
Image credits: Image supplied.
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