Business File: Young Professionals names inaugural board |

Business File: Young Professionals names inaugural board

— The Young Professionals Network of Steamboat Springs has selected its inaugural board to guide the network's future. The community development committee is under the umbrella of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, began in April 2009 and has 118 members representing 82 companies in Yampa Valley, a news release stated.

"YPN has started with such success, and we are excited to have our members take over and guide the future of the organization," said Sandy Evans Hall, Chamber executive vice president. "The members selected to our board represent the finest young professionals in the Yampa Valley, and we know they will help make YPN something spectacular."

New board members and their professions are: chairwoman Traci Day-Fenton, development/special events with Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley; vice-chairwoman Stacy Huffman, director of owner relations at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel; treasurer Amy McFadden, regional program manager for the Snowboard Outreach Society; secretary Stacey Richardson, hotel reservations sales supervisor for the Steamboat Grand; outreach chairwoman Loryn Kasten, public relations manager for Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.; fresh air chairman Ryan Marsden, designer/project manager with Kelly & Stone Architects; professional development chairman Chris Tamucci, international sales, Big Agnes; events and networking chairwoman Mary Wirta, human resources recruiter for Yampa Valley Medical Center; and philanthropic chairwoman Blythe Terrell, city editor for the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

More information about the organization and board member bios can be found online at http://www.steamboat-

Yampa film board to host economic event

The Yampa Valley Film Board is hosting a special event from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library to show how media production can boost economic development in the Yampa Valley. The event includes wine, appetizers, a presentation and information about upcoming productions. Contact Molly Killien, of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, at 875-7009 or by Monday to RSVP.

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