Mt. Pleasant Young Professionals Network (MI)
About Mt. Pleasant YPN
The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan is a group of young professionals ages 20-40 that meets regularly to network, grow professionally and have fun! YPN provides tools young pros can utilize in a real-world setting. Whether you are just starting out in your career or are fairly established, you can benefit by joining YPN. As a young professional in the Mt. Pleasant area, you are an asset to this community and we would like to help you become successful in your future endeavors!
Become a Member | Annual Membership: $40
The annual membership fee, billed in June, is $40 with additional low-cost admission for certain events. Employers are encouraged to support their young professionals through learning about the program and assisting with program fees if possible. Mt. Pleasant YPN members are also expected to attend at least 5 YPN events each year. The goal of the Mt. Pleasant YPN is to help young professionals in the Mt. Pleasant area gain professional development, networking and volunteer opportunities.
Join us for YPN Social & Professional Events
The Mt. Pleasant Young Professionals Network meets monthly to practice networking, learn what our fellow YPN members do professionally, learn about opportunities to get more involved in our community, and have fun!
General Membership Meetings take place the 4th Tuesday of Sept-Nov and Jan-May, typically from 4 - 5 p.m. at Hunter's Ale House, but in 2020 we are mixing it up with some morning and lunch meetings at various locations around Mt. Pleasant to give everyone a chance to attend for those who can't make afternoon meetings! Events will also take the place of a couple meetings in 2020.
2020 MEMBERSHIP MEETING/SOCIAL DATES:
[Items below subject to change as not all are confirmed, and more events may be added -- we'll keep you updated!]
- Tues, January 28 | Meeting @ Hunter's Ale House | 4-5 pm
- Tues, February 25 | Outreach: Networking Event for GI-TEC Students | 4-5 pm
- [CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19] Wed, March 25 | Comedy Night Social at Ascend | 7:30-9:30 pm
- [TENTATIVE] Thur, May 14 | YPN Social: Hike at Bundy Hill | 6:30-8:00 pm
- [TENTATIVE] Tue, May 19 | Meeting @ Cops & Doughnuts (MP) | 8-9 am
- Wed, June 24 | Canoe & Kayak Trip @ Buckley's | 5-7 pm
- Thur, July 16 | Team Trivia Night @ Hunter's Ale House | 5-7 pm
- Wed, Aug 5 | Pixie Challenge Eating Competition | 5-7 pm
- [TENTATIVE, rescheduled from Apr 24] Fri, Sept 18 | Michigan YPN Statewide Conference | 10a - 4p
- Tues, Sept 22 | Meeting @ Hunter's Ale House | 4-5 pm
- Tues, Oct 27 | Meeting @ Summit Smokehouse | 12-1 pm
- Tues, Nov 24 | Meeting @ Robaire's Bakery | 8-9 am
- Fri, Dec 4 | YPN Holiday Party Pub Crawl | Downtown MP
June through August is considered "summer break", and although we don't have general membership meetings, we do have social events throughout the summer. The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce also provides several other professional development opportunities to YPN members throughout the year, including the annual Michigan Young Professionals Network Statewide Conference.
Acquire Statewide Connections at the Annual YPN Statewide Conference
The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Michigan Young Professionals Network Statewide Conference at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in June 2014. Now held in early Spring, this conference provides a forum for young professionals from across the Great Lakes State to connect, build relationships, and exchange ideas.
Please contact Rachel Rollin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Chamber at (989) 772-2396 to be added to the YPN mailing list. You may also contact Rachel with questions, comments, to sign up, or to give ideas on a topic for a program! Be a part of something truly special!
YPN Committee Members
Angela Martin, 2020 Chair, Mt. Pleasant Area CVB
Melissa Neu, 2020 Vice Chair, Allied Hearing
Heather Evoy, Courtyard by Marriott Mt. Pleasant at CMU
Greg Hall, Coldwell Banker Mt. Pleasant Realty & Associates
Ben Kissee, AXA Advisors, LLC - Great Lakes Branch
Gary Lane, In A Snap Photobooths
Lorrin Rupert, Isabella Community Credit Union
Jake Schmittler, Mt. Pleasant Area CVB
Tom Sullivan, Mercantile Bank of Michigan