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Young Professionals Network

Pictured above are the 30 for the Future 2019 Recipients*


The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a program of the Greater Akron Chamber emphasizing networking, professional development, and community impact.  Our mission is to attract and retain young talent to the Greater Akron Region by connecting the next generation of leaders to each other and to the community, therefore, you can catch us out and about in the community at one of our various educational, volunteer, or special events.  Membership in YPN will help you develop or enhance skills, meet new people and try new things.

Get Involved!

You’re young (or young at heart), ambitious, and ready to take the Greater Akron Region by storm… but, you’re not quite sure where to begin. Sound familiar? If so, look no further. The Young Professionals Network (YPN) welcomes you.

YPN Benefits

  • Free or discounted admission to certain YPN sponsored events
  • Opportunity to have your events and activities promoted in the YPN newsletter
  • Deals – offer discounts and special deals; fellow membersmay be your best customers.
  • Job postings – submit job openings for your company
  • Interact with business and community leaders
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Improve leadership and professional skill

Engagement with YPN and Membership

The old adage, “You’ll get out of the experience what you put into it” is so true – especially with YPN! Once you join, be sure to support our events, encourage others to join/attend, submit ideas, and just have fun!As a member of the Greater Akron Chamber, any employee inside a GAC member business is granted membership status to YPN.  To be included in regular correspondence, simply complete the 'Contact Us' form to the right.

Programming is then available at membership price.  For non-GAC members, programming is available at the Community Rate.  For further information on how companies can utilize services for female employees, email [email protected].

30 for the Future

30 for the Future recognizes 30 young professionals (ages 25-39) who live and/or work in the Greater Akron Region, who are trendsetters in their industries, and who make an impact on the region through dynamic leadership and community service.  Congratulations to our 2020 recipients!*