About YPN

The Young Professional Network (YPN) exists to empower future community leaders through professional development, personal growth and networking opportunities. With more than 100 members YPN is currently the largest Kearney Chamber committee. Membership is comprise do professionals in the 21--‐40 age bracket.

What will you get from joining YPN?

The mission of YPN is to empower up and coming young professionals. We achieve this effort by offering

  • Bi- monthly networking opportunities at a variety of Chamber - member venues.
  • Personal and professional development seminars
  • Volunteer projects with local non- profits
  • Special events at regional venues at a reduced cost.

*Note: non--‐members are typically welcome to attend YPN events, unless otherwise advertised. We do offer reduced rates off admission to YPN events for members.

YPN Brochure

Membership Application

Young Professional of the Year Presented by YPN

2013 Award Winner: Jonathan Nikkila

Past Award Winners:

2012 Jon Watts | 2011 Jeffrey Kreycik | 2010 Ryan Ideus | 2009 Brandon Benitz 

Contact Kelly Gentrup if you have any questions


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Promoting the success and profitability of members through involvement, education, advocacy and marketing of the Kearney area business community.