Young Executives of SMACNA Greater Chicago

On August 16, we hosted our first Young Executives of SMACNA (YES) event at Joe’s Live in Rosemont. More than 50 attendees enjoyed cocktails, appetizers and lively industry conversation. Andrew Yonkus, VP of State Mechanical Services and YES chairman, spoke to the young professionals about the exciting future of this new group.

“The group is going to be led primarily by the four main pillars that we founded it on — networking, socialization, education and mentoring,” Andrew said, noting that the educational component will likely include occasional site visits to member organizations for interactive class-type sessions.

“The idea behind YES is to create a positive impact within the sheet metal industry and maintain professional services for our clients. We’re just very excited and encouraged about the turnout and, after talking to a lot of people at the first event, my expectation is that this is only going to get bigger as time goes on.”

If you’re a young executive, or know someone who is, join us at our regular YES meetings! Be the first to know about YES events.