United States Junior Chamber


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United States Junior Chamber

An organization in the United States that promotes business leadership in persons between the ages of 18 and 41, who are informally called Jaycees, after the pronunciation of the initials of "Junior Chamber." The Junior Chamber helps members develop management skills and training and encourages community service. Jaycees also advocate before the U.S. government. The organization was established in 1920 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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The United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service, and international connections.
David Washington, Managing Partner of Washington & Company and author of Life Is a Choice: A Guide to Success in Life, was recently selected to be in the top 25 finalists to compete for the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) award presented by the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees).
500 list twice, and was recognized as Ernst & Young's Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by the United States Junior Chamber.
Kelly Wills, chairman of the Board for the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, said the integration of the Jaycees' bus tour, the We Card program, and "No Ifs, Ands, or Butts" offers a model of community cooperation.
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