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The YPN organizes events from September to June aimed at those “under 40” who are interested in building their network of colleagues, contacts and friends. Focusing on Networking, Education, Mentorship and Giving Back to the Community the YPN offers a variety of event styles. Events rotate between a Professional Development series, Roundtable discussions, networking, community and fun. For those who are already employees of a company that is a Chamber member, no additional Chamber membership is required. Non-members may attend up to 2 events.

If you are a Chamber member, under 40, and you want to meet other people who are growing their business, you're welcome to attend.  Non-members who are interested in attending are welcome to attend two YPN meetings to "give it a try" and should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (905-639-0174 ext 7215).

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  Thursday, March 2      5:00pm to 7:00pm

Professional Development Series - "How Leaders Speak"
Speaker: Jim Gray, author of How Leaders Speak

In today’s world, the ability to communicate effectively is critical. Executives and entrepreneurs are increasingly being evaluated on how well they speak – they’re being judged on their presentation skills.

In this presentation you will learn the essential rules for engaging and inspiring others. How leaders speak will cover the five keys to speaking like a leader: preparation, certainty, passion, engagement and commitment. How leaders speak is about finding the leader in you.

Jim Gray
Jim GrayJim Gray is a pitch coach and senior communications advisor. He specializes in preparing individuals, start-ups and established organizations throughout North America to pitch effectively and successfully. For the past six years, Jim has served as the pitch coach for NEXT Canada (formerly The Next 36), an accelerator program for outstanding young Canadian entrepreneurs. In July, 2016 Gray was named an Executive in Residence at Ryerson University's DMZ, Digital Media Zone, where he serves as in-house pitch coach.

 Burlington Golf & Country Club
422 North Shore Blvd. E         MAP

Burlington Chamber of Commerce Member Price: $20
General Admission: $30

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February 8 - Speed Networking

November 23 - Confundrum Escape Rooms networking event

October 26 - Roundtable Series with Erin Dunham, Owner of The Alex and Winner of the 2016 Young Entrepreneur Award

September 20 - Professional Development Series "Our Home Our Future" with Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring

June 29 - Emma's Back Porch - Hodge Podge at the Lodge - a Summer get together

May 18 - Roundtable Series with Robbie Spier Miller



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