Young Professionals – Improving Website

YP_logo_blueLast post I talked about how I updated the Young Professionals website. This time I am going to discuss how I have improved the website. As I went through the website I saw many parts of the website that lacked the design elements that made a website pleasing or inviting to the eye. One of the website was the “About YP” tab. When the tab was clicked on the page showed a horribly designed unsymmetrical site that many of the elements were arbitrarily thrown around. After gaining permission to change the site I improved it to what it looks like today. Click Here to see how it looks today. I like it because the information that is pertinent to the site are together rather then strewn throughout the page and the information is much neater and cleaner then what it was before. I do not have any previous information about what it looked like before the change but trust me, it wasn’t impressive.Website photo

After this change I moved to the “Leadership Team” page. Click Here! I noticed they had names of the leadership team but did not have picture to put faces with names. I personally feel this is important when people try to figure out who to talk to or even knowing the person they are contacting is important. Although not all the members of the leadership team have submitted photos of themselves so I can insert them, many have done so. So far these are the only improvements to the site I have done thus far. I am continuing to update their website as I go through it each time I am at my internship, and will continue improving the site.


Jennifer Therrien – Uptown Screen on the Green: Check!

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at the Chamber of Commerce. One of the main projects I was working on was stuff for the BIG event Uptown Screen on the Green. One of the ways I helped out for this event was by making name-tags for all of the VIP guests attending. I never realized how much goes in to making something as simple as a name tag. Each company had one and so did each person attending. The name-tags of people had people like Mayor Tomlinson and Mike Gaymon on the list.

Who knew name tags would be such a time consuming job. I am starting to realize all the little things that go on behind the scenes in order for a event to take place. There is so much more than I ever thought.

The Screen on the Green name-tags turned out to be a success!

Jennifer Therrien – Guest at the radio show!

Through these past couple of weeks at the Chamber I have experience a lot of different and exciting things. I got to experience something new this week. As an intern I got to attend the radio show that Mike Gaymon does every Tuesday with Clear Channel and PMB. It was a treat because I have only been in our very own NPACE radio studio.

Tuesday, September 10th, I was able to sit in on the radio show and hear what Mr. Gaymon had to say. The show at Clear Channel is live with two radio hosts also in the room.  At this particular show he was talking about healthcare policies with someone from their own insurance agency. After talking to him, he talked to Amy who spoke a little bit about the upcoming event Uptown Screen on the Green. She also talked about the Young Professionals and how they have hit their goal of 555 members, which had increased to 557. She talked about the celebration they had the night before in honor of their accomplishment. 

After listening to the radio show at Clear Channel, we made our way to PMB where we listened to the same show again but this time it was being recorded to use at a later date. I really enjoyed getting to see the two different radio stations first hand and being behind the scenes. I can’t wait to see what we do with the radio show in the future. 



Jennifer Therrien – Another day at the Chamber

Young Professionals of the Greater Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce

As I enter into my second week at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, I realize how much I enjoy it here.  It has been busy at the Chamber with lots of exciting events going on and coming up. One of the events coming up is an event put on by the Young Professionals.  Let me tell you a little bit about the Young Professionals program at the Chamber. This is a program committed to shaping the future of Columbus through community involvement. Basically this is a program that encourages and engages young professionals in our region with lots of opportunities.

One of the big events coming up is the Uptown Screen on the Green . This is an event that invites people from the community to come out and watch a recent summer blockbuster on a 72-foot full size outdoor movie screen on the lawn! This takes place behind Columbus State University’s RiverPark Campus. Not only will there be a movie, but also a band by the name of Sol Cat. Everyone of all ages is invited to come and experience this event. Local food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Since this event is just around the corner there is a lot of stuff to be done before hand. One of the things I worked on the last couple of days was a news release for this event.  It was exciting to be able to create a real news release for an actual event. I can’t wait to write more!