The Tar Valley JCI

In the 19th century, tar (Finnish “Terva”) was Oulu´s main export product and “Tervaporvarit” were Oulu´s leading merchant families, who traded tar abroad. Thereby, we wanted the name of our youth chamber of commerce to stand out from the traditional ones in line with the spirit, and the history of Oulu inspired it. The tar merchants were the international net workers and traders of their time selling tar in the 19th century, so they are perfectly suited as a role model for the new chamber. That`s how the name became The Tar Valley Jaycee.

Today we are an energetic and innovative development and leadership training organization for active young adults under 40. The core task of our chamber is to develop the competence, networking, and success of its members in working life. Therefore, members are encouraged to participate in training activities, and the chamber organizes engaging training in a member-oriented manner and utilizing the members working life skills.

In June 2024 The Tar Valley Jaycee is bringing Europe to Oulu. We are arranging this fantastic event whose theme will be leadership, technology, health, and nature. We expect around 2000 guests from Finland, Europe, and also worldwide.

Read more on the event´s website

The Tar Valley Jaycee is an educational and networking organization of young leaders or entrepreneurs networking in Oulu industrial region in Northern Finland. The Tar Valley Jaycee is a part of National organization JCI Finland which is a member of Junior Chamber International.

Our activities include project work, organizing various events, networking, and training. Our members interests focus heavily on self-development and networking.

If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact the Chair of the Tar Valley Jaycee at pres(a) or leave your message by filling out the contact form.