Prescott Area Young Professionals (PAYP) is a dynamic group of young professionals within the 21-40 age group, sponsored by the Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.
PAYP members are young entrepreneurs serving the community in a variety of professions such as attorneys, realtors, non-profit organizations, engineers, artists, bankers, marketers, and many more!
PAYP’s mission is to build a strong network of career driven individuals sharing the same passion for business and community service while striving to provide leadership for the next generation of business leaders within the Prescott area.
The idea for PAYP started with a conversation between Chamber CEO Dave Maurer and Jane Bristol, Economic Development Director for the City of Prescott. They both recognized that a “missing piece” in the Prescott business mix was a group that catered to the networking, information and eventual leadership needs of our community. There was immediate enthusiasm for PAYP from a small,
core group of young professional business owners and word spread quickly.
“Any chamber of commerce should be looking at the next generation of business leaders and include in their program of work a group like PAYP that can cater to the specific needs of the next generation. They need the same business training, networking and community service opportunities that today’s business owners are receiving through membership in groups such as the Chamber. We have a better opportunity to grow and maintain our local businesses if younger professionals feel engaged in the community.
– Dave Maurer, Prescott Chamber CEO
Community Service Committee
With Community involvement being particularly necessary for Prescott’s business networking and clientele, volunteer and community partnership opportunities are available to our members, providing options for the community to be involved while also allowing Prescott Area Young Professionals an avenue to give back to the community.
This committee plans quarterly events engaging the community with the Prescott Area Young Professionals group in coordinating and synchronizing ideas.
The Social Committee arranges social and cultural events to enrich business networking and bring together groups to strengthen individual business output and customer word of mouth business recognition.