West Metro Chamber Young Professionals

Are you a 40 year-old or younger professional looking to network? If so, join our YP group!

The West Metro Chamber Young Professionals group engages and connects young professionals throughout Jefferson County and the West Metro region. By building relationships with other local business leaders, West Metro Chamber YP members advance their careers and become leaders in their community. The program is guided by a Steering Committee, which is made up of Chamber Members who are young professionals in their fields. YP benefits include access to community leaders, ongoing leadership training and engagement with a network of young professionals who share a similar drive to improve their personal careers and community.

Meetings: 
Held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:00 am. Check our Events Calendar to see when the next meeting is and where!

Happy Hours:
Held on the 4th Thursday of each month. Check out our Events Calendar to find out the next one!

Want reminders sent straight to your inbox? Join the mailing list! 

Please contact Madison MacDonald for more information at madison@westmetrochamber.org.


Meet the Young Professionals Steering Committee:

Whitney Nielsen, Vitalant

Chairperson

Whitney_Nielsen@bonfils.org

Madison MacDonald, West Metro Chamber

Chamber Liaison

madison@westmetrochamber.org


Membership Sub-Committee

Thomas Kovell, Northwestern Mutual

thomas.kovell@nm.com

David Hurl, Hurl & Hurl Insurance
david@ronhurlagency.com


Events Sub-Committee

Melissa Estepp, Premier Events by Melissa

melissa@premiereventsbymelissa.com

Craig Baldwin, State Farm
craig@craiginsurescolorado.com


Communications Sub-Committee

Meagan Denning, Smartist Consulting

meagan@smartistconsulting.com

Roxanne Dunaway, Jeffco Human Services Foundation
rdunaway@jeffco.us

Rachael Roth Stanfield, Home Mortgage Alliance
rroth@homemortgagealliance.com


Why you should serve on the Young Professionals Steering Committee:


“Being a part of the Young Professionals Steering Committee has allowed me the opportunity to connect with and support my community, develop strong leadership skills and gain valuable professional development. Serving with a diverse group of my peers has provided an environment that has been supportive, nurturing and a safe place to grow.”

– Whitney Nielsen, West Metro Chamber Young Professionals – Chair (2020), 2018 – current

“When I was thinking about professional and personal development, the steering committee has enabled me to be involved as a YP leader in the community, stay up to date with relevant events and policies, and meet fantastic forward-thinking people. At the end of the day, many of us run small businesses, and the confidence this group has added for me to confidently point friends, family, and clients to the appropriate people or businesses is invaluable.”

– Thomas Kovell, West Metro Chamber Young Professionals, 2020 – current

As a member of the West Metro Chamber Young Professionals Steering Committee, I’ve enjoyed being able to connect with people and businesses in the community I live and work in. Serving as a member has given me the opportunity to give back to that community in a leadership role, as well as the opportunity to grow professionally in my own career. It has been personally rewarding witnessing the combined efforts of the Steering Committee over the years continue expand the West Metro Chamber Young Professionals into the resourceful dynamic group it has become and continues to become.

– Eric Miller, West Metro Chamber Young Professionals, 2016 – 2021

“West Metro Chambers Young Professionals Steering Committee has been a wonderful experience and it has been instrumental in helping me connect me with many wonderful people. Through this program, I learned about the Leadership Jefferson County program and was able to participate, and I’ve also been given the opportunity to work with other young professionals helping them connect with businesses. It’s been great helping plan and execute events, and especially learning how leadership and the chamber actively support and advocate for small businesses.”

– Erika Holley, West Metro Chamber Young Professionals, 2020 – 2021

For questions on how to apply for the Young Professionals Steering Committee, please reach out to our Chamber Liaison, Madison MacDonald.

Member Stories

Jody L. Golden CPA P.C.

“I joined the West Metro Chamber on the advice of another member.  Through participation in networking events, leads groups and becoming an Ambassador, I have built trusted relationships with other supportive West Metro Chamber members.  Within 9 months, I was no longer draining my savings and was breaking even.  When I look at my client base, nearly 90% of that has come from the West Metro Chamber.  Today my business continues to be a success and the West Metro Chamber is a vital part of that success.”

Jody L. Golden CPA P.C.