Guest Blogger Chris Tamucci: YPN Member, Big Agnes staff member

The Young Professionals Network event last night was one of those that makes it clear this is a very worthwhile organization to be a part of. The event held at the Arts Depot had great attendance, lots of networking and general socializing, and most importantly some very valuable insight from featured speaker Mark Satkiewicz. Mark’s success as a sales director at Nike and now as president and general manager of Smartwool has provided him a wealth of experience on professional development.

He was gracious enough to pass some of the lessons he has learned on to a standing room only crowd of aspiring professionals. Learn as much about the business you work in, view your relationship with your customers and vendors as a partnership, and always be ready to execute on customer needs were just a few of the nuggets garnered from Mark. His comfortable yet professional presenting style was well received and YPN members had the opportunity to chat with him after the presentation. My membership fee just paid for itself and it is only January! Thanks to all who attended and I look forward to the many events to follow this year.