Jan. 17, 2013
-- Andrew Turner of Billerica, an entrepreneur who serves as an automotive advisor/consultant, has been chosen as President of the Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore (YENS), an organization formed to promote entrepreneurship and support small and mid-sized businesses on the North Shore.
In this capacity, he will help guide the growth of the organization, working with the Enterprise Center at Salem State University, which has been a supporter of the group. He will further work to build membership and boost awareness of YENS by planning events to help showcase the services that the organization offers to existing and potential members.
The Billerica, MA native studied business at the University of Massachusetts/
Lowell, and brings a strong and varied business background to his new responsibilities with YENS. He is the former Dining Room Assistant at Café Luigi, Bedford, MA; and worked in management/sales at Homewood Suites by Hilton. He recalls that he has had the entrepreneurial spirit since he was a young man. “My first job as a boy was mowing lawns and delivering newspapers where I hired my neighborhood friends to help,” he recalls. Other positions include serving as a Real Property Specialist for the Civil Engineering Squadron at Hanscom Air Force Base. Most recently, he is the former Director of Business Development & Planning at Aerial Spectrum, a Burlington, MA telecommunication site development firm.
“I’m excited with the opportunity to lead YENS and promote job growth on the North Shore,” Turner said, noting that the organization has a number of events planned for the new year, starting with one on the evening of January 24th in Salem, MA at Vic’s Boathouse to officially launch YENS which they’re saying “We’re out of beta… ready to take over the world!” YENS will also develop educational workshops/seminars, create a CEO/Entrepreneur support group and will rebrand the group courtesy of the award winning team of LegaLogos, LLC.
Young Entrepreneurs of the North Shore (YENS) was created with a mission to identify, educate, support and encourage young entrepreneurial women and men and, through the growth of their companies, to create jobs for others. An initial $10,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation led to the establishment of YENS in 2012. Targeted to young business owners and entrepreneurs, YENS aims to provide resources by means of educating its members with seminars and a referral network to allow these business owners to reach out and connect with each other. YENS also host creative networking events for relationship building and workshops for business development in all areas. YENS has a dedicated Board of Directors committed to supporting and executing the organization’
s mission. For additional information, contact Andrew Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org. YENS are in the process of upgrading its web page located at www.yenscommunity.org;
more information about the organization can be found on its Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/