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Columbus Young Professionals

Columbus Young Professionals

Columbus Young Professionals (CYP) is an exciting program hosted by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, dedicated to empowering and connecting young professionals in our vibrant city. Whether you're new to the workforce or a rising star in your industry, CYP offers a supportive network and valuable opportunities for personal growth, career advancement, and community involvement.

As we look to shape the future of CYP, we want your input. Please complete the survey and let us know what you want in Professional Development topics and social outings.

Columbus Young Professionals is committed to fostering a dynamic community of emerging leaders by providing
engaging social gatherings, professional development resources, and meaningful volunteer experiences.
We strive to cultivate connections, inspire growth, and make a positive impact in Columbus and beyond.

Social Gatherings: Join us for casual evenings of networking and socializing. Build lasting connections with like-minded professionals in a relaxed and friendly environment. These events provide the perfect opportunity to unwind, expand your network, and have fun!

Professional Development: Enhance your skills and knowledge through our carefully curated professional development workshops and seminars. Gain insights from industry experts, learn best practices, and acquire the tools you need to excel in your career. Our engaging sessions cover a wide range of topics, including leadership, communication, personal branding, and much more.

Charitable Volunteerism: Make a difference in our community by participating in our impactful volunteer activities. We believe in giving back, and together we can create positive change. Join us as we collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations to support causes that align with our values. Engage in hands-on volunteer work and experience the joy of making a meaningful impact.



July 10, 2024 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm | Upland Pump House

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, gain practical insights, and build connections that will help them chart their own path to success. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take the next step, this event is your compass to a brighter professional future.

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Panel of Seasoned Young Professionals
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Networking


August 2024 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm | TBD

Join us for an evening of networking and refreshments. We will be joining the Chamber After Hours event.


September 2024 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

Crissy Riley, Membership Director with the Chamber, will share with you the tools needed in networking. From working on your elevator pitch to choosing the best events to network in.

CYP SOCIAL: Donner Park Trunk or Treat with a Cookout Afterward

October 2024 | Donner Park with Columbus Parks & Rec

We are encouraging fellow CYPs to have a table to give out candy, and then we will gather for some fall fun with cornhole games, grilling, and socializing. BYOS (Bring your own steak!)


November 2024 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

As we review the surveys we will determine what CYPs are looking for in professional development.

CYP SOCIAL: Chamber Holiday Party with a CYP After-Party

December 2024 | Downtown Columbus

After socializing with Chamber Members, we may join the traveling Santas and crawl with them through out downtown or create our own.

Columbus Young Professionals (CYP) is  a program of the
Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.