By Haley Wonsley
Chair, Oceanside Young Professionals Network
From initiatives that aim to save Oceanside beach sand to the thriving farm-to-table scene, there is always a new topic to learn about in our growing city. Over the past year, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has launched a program called the Oceanside Young Professionals Network (OYPN). The OYPN is designed to connect young professionals with each other through fun networking and event opportunities and also connect them to the issues that affect us most, professionally and personally.
As OYPN continues to grow deeper roots, we hope that more businesses will look internally to seek out candidates in their company who would benefit from this type of career development. Attracting and retaining talent already presents its share of challenges, so why not proactively foster leadership from within? Collectively we can accomplish so much and it’s important that young professionals learn how to strengthen their own voice around local issues and develop new ways to utilize connections and resources.
We have some great OYPN events coming up in Oceanside and we encourage you to check the Chamber’s online calendar for details. Past events have been held in South O’ focused around the topic of housing, in the downtown district centered around the non-profit community and just recently we met at Northern Pine Brewery to learn about our region’s flourishing craft brew culture. OYPN looks forward to seeing you at the next event