Building Blocks: How Large Does Your Network Need to Be?

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Of course, your network can’t make up for lack of knowledge or capability, but they can help get you an interview when you might not otherwise. While building a network, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s the quality of the connections you make that … Continue reading Building Blocks: How Large Does Your Network Need to Be?

7 Questions with Andrea Pack, 32nd President, Ohio Valley Jaycees

Andrea Pack served as the 29th also serves as the current 32nd President of the Ohio Valley Jaycees. Born and raised in Wheeling, WV, she stayed in the area to attend college at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I am Andrea has served on the OVJC Board of Directors for the last eight years – since she … Continue reading 7 Questions with Andrea Pack, 32nd President, Ohio Valley Jaycees

Digital Downloads: Stay Connected with the Jaycees

So you signed up to be a member of the Jaycees – now what? A HUGE part of being a member of our professional networking organization is staying connected with both your local chapter and other Jaycee members around the world. Where can you go to talk with other members? The real question is where can’t you go and find a Jaycee member! Facebook – … Continue reading Digital Downloads: Stay Connected with the Jaycees

The Jaycees Through the Years: Charles Lindbergh

For over the 93 years, the United States Junior Chamber – or the Jaycees – has, some very bright and famous names become members of our organization. Did you know that before he was the first person in history to travel on a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh became a member of the Jaycees? Together, the Jaycees and Lindbergh helped make history. … Continue reading The Jaycees Through the Years: Charles Lindbergh

Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

Over the last few weeks, we have showcased the Jaycees primary public policy platform – the U.N.’s Millennial Development Goals. Chapters all over the country host thousands of events that raise awareness and help the United Nations come closer to completing their objectives. Unfortunately, the biggest struggle for any organization’s cause is coming up with the funds to help support their event. A great solution … Continue reading Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising with Crowdsourcing

7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Kris Wilke joined the Fergus Falls Jaycees in 1996 and was immediately nominated (and added) to its board. Because of her job at a local radio station, Public Relations Vice President (PRVP) was the perfect fit for her. After serving as PRVP, Kris then served in multiple capacities: President, Community Development Vice President, Management Vice President and Secretary. Kris has won numerous state awards, including … Continue reading 7 Questions with Kris Wilke

Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two

Did you know that the Jaycees has officially been a partner with the United Nations since 1954? So it’s no wonder that our organization decided in 2003 to make the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the official public policy platform we support. In the past decade, the Jaycees has helped advance these time-bound goals that target poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against … Continue reading Exploring the UN Millennium Development Goals: Part Two

Exploring the U.N. Millennium Development Goals: Part One

The United States Jaycees has adopted the U.N. Millennium Development Goals as our public policy platform. The Millennium Development Goals – or MDGs – are eight ambitious goals set by the United Nations to address some of the most pressing needs here in the United States and also around the world. The US Junior Chamber is doing our part to help the U.N. achieve the … Continue reading Exploring the U.N. Millennium Development Goals: Part One

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Leaderships Skills Required for Young Entrepreneurs

As the saying goes, not everyone is born a leader. Why do young professionals let that deter them from seeking management roles or starting their own business? Just because you need to improve on certain leadership traits doesn’t mean you weren’t cut out for it. Developing the skills necessary to be a leader – a good leader – takes patience, time and lots of practice no matter who you are. Continue reading “Leaderships Skills Required for Young Entrepreneurs”

Getting Involved: Community Engagement Key to Building Real Life Skills

Between life and all that it encompasses – work, family, friends and of course, the Jaycees – little time remains to engage in the community that surrounds us. It is easy to feel overscheduled, but it’s important to remember all we can gain as businessmen and women by giving more attention to the causes that need it most. That’s right – giving back to your … Continue reading Getting Involved: Community Engagement Key to Building Real Life Skills