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Irvine Chamber’s Emerging Professionals celebrate Leadership Summit

The program is geared toward young professionals and will begin in October

by Carly CaumaintPublished: June 18, 2012 02:00 PM

The Irvine Chamber’s Emerging Professionals group held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Concordia University of Irvine last week to recognize the launch of the Chamber’s new Emerging Professionals Leadership Summit. The ceremony was held June 14 at Concordia University Irvine’s Grimm Hall Conference and Reception Room.

The Leadership Summit is the Irvine Chamber’s newest business conference targeting young professionals in Orange County. The conference will be held this October for all interested participants newly emerging into the workforce.

“The purpose of the Launch Party is to provide a relaxed networking opportunity where young professionals can learn of the benefits the Leadership Summit presents,” said Ed Linck, who manages business development for the Irvine Chamber.

The Irvine Chamber’s Emerging Professionals group seeks to educate and encourage young individuals in the work force to strive for strong corporate, civic and non-profit leadership positions by motivating them to network within the Irvine community.

The Irvine-based program will present educational seminars, networking mixers and create partnerships with local charitable organizations available for young and aspiring professionals. The program also allows for outside companies to attend the events in order to discuss business opportunities with up-and-coming professionals.

The Irvine Chamber’s Emerging Professionals partner with other Southern California young professional groups including The Elite OC, Future Leaders of Our Community (FLOC), Newport Beach Jaycees, Octane and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County.

“The support and insight these established groups have provided to the Emerging Professionals Leadership Summit is invaluable,” Linck said. “Continuing to partner with these groups is essential for growing and maintaining the effectiveness of future Leadership Summits.”

Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Samuel Adams, and Paradise Perks provided food and beverages for the event showing their support.

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