YP Sub-Committees

YP Committees are the soul of the Young Professionals Program. Join a Committee to expand your network, build your experience and leadership skills, and add to your resume/LinkedIn. Contact Tricia Fetui at tfetui@cochawaii.org for more information regarding any of the Committees below.

Engagement

The Engagement Committee serves as the goodwill representatives to engage members in various events and programs, nominate members for awards, and serve as the public relations arm of the YP Program. The Engagement Committee in welcoming new members, serves as a link to existing members, and a conduit for potential new members. If you are outgoing and love meeting new people, this Committee is for you!

Communications

The Communications Committee assists to promote the YP Program, events, news and activities through suggested best practices with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. They create graphics and promotional materials, as needed, and initiate public relations and outreach efforts. The committee works on special projects such as visual branding, video media, and communication channels such as text messaging.

Community Outreach

The Community Outreach Committee develops partnerships with organizations that compliment and further the mission of the YP Program. The committee also works to make community service an integral part of the program and enhance the interactions and camaraderie among members.

Events

The Events Committee plans and organizes the social events for the YP Program.  At these events, YP members meet and network with their fellow YP members along with meeting other business leaders.

Exec Connect

The Exec Connect Committee creates opportunities for YPs to develop professionally through the opportunity to meet with local business leaders. The committee sources executives to attend the events, as well as assists with organizing and executing the Exec Connect program.

Field Trips

This Committee designed to expose YPs to some of the State’s top companies and industries for a behind-the-scenes perspective on how these organizations operate. The program features a tour, Q&A and refreshments.  YP Field Trips are intended to be both educational and an eye-opening experience to different industries.

Membership

The Membership Committee oversees and plays an integral part in bringing in new and prospective members to the program, being stewards in the community by advocating the very foundation of what a Young Professional is and can be, all while creating and building relationships with all YP’s alike. The committee seeks individuals who believe in our goals and objectives and able to broadcast the message to all those around us and willing to always have the best interest of the program and its members.

Mentor Hawaii Program

The Mentor Hawaii Program Committee runs the YP Mentor Hawaii program, finding appropriate mentors and matching them with mentees. Includes sub-committee for YP Thinkubator, mentorship program with high school students.

Military & Government Affairs

Engage exiting and former military personnel with the Chamber Young Professionals program as an opportunity to grow membership and engage a different sector of young professionals in our State. Assist with civic engagement related events such as Candidate Forums and Policy Trivia night.

Professional Development Class

The Professional Development Class Committee organizes and executes the YP Professional Development Classes (PDC), including sourcing speakers and PDC topics.

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee actively seeks sponsorship opportunities for the program, working closely with the YP Steering Committee and Chamber to identify mutually beneficial sponsorships and partnerships. The committee maintains rapport with representatives and encourages sponsorship renewals.

Treasurer

Manages the YP Programs budget on a monthly basis, develop and review fiscal procedures, develop a fundraising plan, provide forecasting, and develop the annual budget.