GREENVILLE, SC – December 12, 2011 – More than 200 young professionals and community leaders attended PULSE’s first Annual Report to Members Wednesday night.
The event was created by PULSE leadership to let members and the general community learn more about the 950-member, Greenville Chamber of Commerce supported organization that offers a wide range of community involvement and leadership roles for people between ages 22 and 39.
Keynote speaker Hayne Hipp, founder of the Liberty Fellowship, spoke about how young professionals in Greenville are ready to take the next step in helping grow the region. The veteran Greenville business leader implored PULSE members to take a more active role in the community.
“You are not the leaders of tomorrow,” he said. “You are the leaders of the today.”
Greenville Chamber Board Chairman Sam Konduros said PULSE has become a dynamic organization that has risen up to meet the needs of young professionals through its varied calendar of events. Russell Stall, executive director of Greenville Forward, spoke about how PULSE was born out of the goals of Vision 2025.
One of the ideas of Visions 2025 was to give young professionals a greater voice in steering Greenville in the future. Seph Wunder, PULSE’s 2011 chairperson, touched on many of the highlights for the past 12 months including record number of members and sponsorships, the creation of a successful volunteering committee called Connects and the genesis of a PULSE’s latest creation, a sports program aimed at young professionals.
Tammy Johnson, PULSE’s 2012 chairperson, laid out plans for the next year including the implementation of the sports program, the creation of an internship program called PULSE Talent and a goal of increasing membership to 1,100 members. The event was sponsored by Northwest Mutual, ABC Party Rentals and Amusement and Larkin’s Sawmill.
Professionals United for Leadership and Social Enrichment, PULSE, is a leadership development program of the Greenville Chamber that provides young professionals (age 22-39) with outlets for social connection, as well as professional and leadership development opportunities for young talent. The program consists of monthly events for its members, ranging from seminars on topics of interest to young professionals to purely social networking opportunities. PULSE activities serve to connect young professionals to the community and provide them with meaningful opportunities to interact with others in their age group, as well as with business and community leaders. For more information, visit www.greenvillepulse.com.
About the Greenville Chamber
The Greenville Chamber is the largest business organization in the region. The Chamber’s vision is to build one of the premier business communities in the world by leading through collaboration, building community prosperity, being the voice of business and enhancing quality of life. For more information, visit www.greenvillechamber.org or call 864-242-1050.