20 Oct

Member Spotlight – Matt Gardner

Meet YPN Member Matt Gardner.

Matt is a health and wellness coordinator with Hometown Health and joined YPN in September.

Lets learn more about Matt….

1.      How long have you been in the area? Born and Raised (28 years)

2.      What do you love about your business? I love how much Hometown Health is invested in our community. Reno is a very special place to me and how we give back is what continues to let it grow and flourish.

3.      If I weren’t at work right now, I’d be….playing golf.

4.      To me, networking is about….making connections to help better our community.

5.      For new members- What do you want to get out of YPN? I hope to build new relationships with other ambitious individuals to help our community thrive.

6.      As young professionals in the area, we could enhance the community by …finding new ways to support and bring awareness to individuals and organizations who otherwise wouldn’t have a voice or be able to fund their cause.

7.      Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? Being relational and interactive with others.

 

 

20 Oct

Member Spotlight – John Nichols

Meet YPN Member John Nichols

John is a market leader with Movement Mortgage. He joined YPN at the end of  August!

Lets learn more ……..

1.      How long have you been in the area?

I was born and raised here, growing up in the North Valleys.

2.      What do you love about your business? I love helping people with the largest financial transaction many of them will ever make in their lifetime.  Every loan is different with unique needs for the borrowers.  The challenge of finding the solution that best fits their needs is something I enjoy!

3.      If I weren’t at work right now, I’d be….

Working on a DIY project around the house, camping by a lake, or spending time with my horse.

 

4.      To me, networking is about….

Building personal relationships.  Once personal relationships are built, your referability increases for business.  People like to work with those they know, like and trust.  So get to know someone.  Find out if you like them and build that relationship of trust.  That’s what networking is about.

5.      For new members- What do you want to get out of YPN?

I am looking to build relationships with others in my community at similar places in their personal and professional lives.  As young professionals, we will have a lot to do with shaping this great community in the next couple of decades and I would love to get to know others who plan to do just that.

6.      As young professionals in the area, we could enhance the community by …

Championing smart growth goals within the city and county.  We have the opportunity to shape what Reno will be in the coming years.  With that, getting involved will be paramount.  As young professionals we can also enhance our community by finding a non-profit we care about and making a difference for them, joining the board, leading fundraisers, etc.

7.      Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Do cell phones count as necessities yet?  I’d have a panic attack without mine.

20 Oct

Member Spotlight – Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell

Meet YPN Member Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell is the Medical Director of Urgent Care at Saint Mary’s Medical Group. Bayo joined YPN as a member this August!

Lets learn more ……..

1.      How long have you been in the area? Born and raised in Reno, NV. After completion of undergraduate degree at UNR I had the opportunity to live in several places in the US and in the West Indies, to complete my medical education

2.      What do you love about your business? I enjoy seeing patients and providing care to the community. 

3.      If I weren’t at work right now, I’d be…. I would be helping people and children in whatever capacity I could.

4.      To me, networking is about…. Building relationships.

5.      For new members- What do you want to get out of YPN? A chance to get to know other professionals from the area and look for opportunities to help improve our community and build my business.

6.      As young professionals in the area, we could enhance the community by … Helping build locally focused businesses, helping to improve our areas financial diversity and improve our area schools, infrastructure and public services.

7.      Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? My family

29 Sep

2017 Twenty Under 40 Top 40 Finalists

The Finalists for Twenty Under 40 Awards are in! Congratulations to our Finalists for 2017!
And congratulations to all nominees. This is definitely a tough decision. We are very proud and thankful that we have so many amazing professionals in the Reno-Tahoe area.

To give you an idea as to how finalists were chosen this year, the judges in the finalist selection process were not provided with the names of the nominated individuals prior to making their decisions. All judges were operating with descriptions of nominees professional and community service, provided by those who nominated these professionals. Names were removed from submissions allowing the selection process to be based on accolades, community and professional excellence provided by the nominator.

See the announcement on KOLO’s page by clicking HERE

24 Sep

Member Spotlight – Tina Bodden

Meet YPN Member Tina Bodden.

Tina is a Real Estate Agent with Solid Source Realty. Tina joined YPN as a member this August!

Lets learn more ……..

1.      How long have you been in the area? I have lived in Northern Nevada my whole life. I am originally from Carson City but moved to Reno in 2005 for college.

2.      What do you love about your business? I love being able to help people. Seeing my clients happy is the best part of my job.

3.      If I weren’t at work right now, I’d be…. Riding my dirt bike.  On my free time you can find me racing off road for the MRANN series.

4.      To me, networking is about…. Networking is one of the most important parts of my job. Receiving referrals is how my business survives.

5.      For new members- What do you want to get out of YPN? I am looking forward to meeting other professionals in the Reno area and being able to build my network base.6

6.      As young professionals in the area, we could enhance the community by … Being knowledgeable about our community and local events/businesses will help us build a strong base for the community.

7.      Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? A cup of coffee in the morning so I can strategize my day.

24 Sep

Member Spotlight – Travis Reed

Meet YPN Member Travis Reed.

Travis is a Sales Executive with Alpine Insurance Associates and has been a member of YPN since 2014.

Let’s get to know more about Travis…

  1. How long have you been in the area? My wife and I moved here 8 years ago from Denver Colorado via Tucson Arizona where we were both raised.
  2. What do you love about your business? The interactions with new and long-established business owners as well people throughout the N. Nevada community. I truly enjoy creating relationships with my clients and offering them the best service possible while working with them on their insurance needs.
  3. If I weren’t at work right now, I’d be…. Traveling the  world with my wife
  4. To me, networking is about…. Meeting great people and creating new relationships in the Reno/Sparks community. It’s a great way to spread the word about your business and what you do.
  5. For renewing members- What do you get out of being a member of YPN? Friends, business relationships, opportunities to grow my business. VPN has offered all the above and some from the day I joined.
  6. As young professionals in the area, we could enhance the community by … Continuing to get the word out that Reno is an awesome place and is growing daily! This is truly an amazing place to live, start a family and have a career.
  7. Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? Sports. I love  the daily changes, stories and updates that following sports provides. There is always something new every day, something that either excites me or down right shocks me.

 

14 Aug

Member Spotlight – Keenan Polan

Welcome one of our new members, Keenan Polan. Keenan is a Partner at 4505 Consulting Group.

Here are some of the Member Spotlight questions to learn more about Keenan:

How long have you been in the area? – I’ve been in Reno for 10 years.

What do you love about your business? – I love connecting with people, helping create strategic partnerships and influencing relationships to help grow the local business community.

If I weren’t at work right now, I’d be…. – Playing golf or hitting the beach in Tahoe with my fiancé, Ashley.

  To me, networking is about…. –Genuinely connecting with people and creating a relationship on a personal and professional level and finding out ways to help them grow in both areas.

What do you get out of YPN? – The top benefit of being a member is meeting new people and continuing to build relationships with people that I have met through YPN and other networking avenues

14 Aug

New Member Spotlight – Kaitlin Ramirez

Welcome one of our new members, Kaitlin Ramirez. Kaitlin is in business development and works for Shayla Gifford Team at Guild Mortgage Company.

Here are some of the Member Spotlight questions to learn more about Kaitlin:

How long have you been in the area? –  I’ve lived in Reno for my entire life, and I am proud to say I am a fifth generation Nevadan!

What do you love about your business? – No loan is the same. I love learning about each borrower and what motivates them most. I believe that a home purchase is an important and scary idea for anyone. Learning how I can support my customers is my main goal.

If I weren’t at work right now, I’d be…. – Surfing behind a boat in Tahoe, or skiing Granite Chief at Squaw Valley!

  To me, networking is about…. – Getting to know someone and learning their “why” I want to learn how I can add value to your business or life.

What do you want to get out of YPN? – Meeting others in my industry! Whether we work for different companies or the same, I want to learn how we can all improve the mortgage process.

 

24 Feb

RENO TAHOE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK (YPN) ANNOUNCES OPEN NOMINATIONS FOR 2017/18 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Chelsea Hart
775.237.8855
[email protected]

RENO TAHOE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK (YPN) ANNOUNCES OPEN NOMINATIONS FOR 2017/18 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RENO, Nev. – Friday, February 24, 2017 – Reno Tahoe YPN announces that we are accepting nominations for our 2017/18 Board of Directors. Interested parties may self-nominate by submitting a resume and Letter of Intent to YPN Executive Director, Chelsea Hart by email at [email protected] by March 31, 2017.

Reno Tahoe YPN Board Members serve a two-year term beginning in July 2017. The Board meets on the second Monday of the month at 5:30 pm. Board Members are expected to actively engage in YPN programs and events, chair a YPN committee and represent YPN in a professional and positive manner within the community.

YPN is seeking young professionals who are actively engaged in our community, have an excellent business reputation locally and who are motivated to continue the growth and outreach of YPN. Board applicants must be current members of YPN in good standing and should be actively engaged in YPN committee work.
Board members will be selected and notified in April and encouraged to work in partnership with the current and outgoing board members through June 2017. They will then begin their official term in July.

To learn more about Reno Tahoe YPN and to become a member or a sponsor, visit www.renotahoeypn.com.

About RTYPN
The Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network (YPN)’s mission is to cultivate an informed and involved young professional community in the Truckee Meadows in order to retain and attract young and diverse talent. Reno Tahoe YPN was founded in 2007 for the purpose of retaining and attracting young talent for the greater Reno-Tahoe region. The organization’s focus is to cultivate an informed and active young professional community that collaborates with the community and a variety of established partner organizations throughout northern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.renotahoeypn.com.

18 Jan

WIN at Night

WIN would like to invite the YPN Members to attend their WIN at Night Event

February 9, 2017 at the WIN Member rate of $30 ($35 for non-members).

This event should be a great fit for YPN members. Also, WIN will offer YPN Members the chance to join WIN the next day (2/10/17) at the WIN Basic Membership price of $180, but you will get the Membership PLUS (usually $280).

Basic members pay $15 for each breakfast, but PLUS members’ Breakfast Meeting entrance is included in the membership.

So they will save $165 if they attend all 11 breakfasts for the year.