Urbandale’s Young Professionals Group: genYP

Invest in yourself and expand your network with one of the most highly regarded young professional groups in the Des Moines area. GenYP provides unique opportunities for young business individuals to connect with other emerging leaders through structured networking events, professional development, and community outreach activities.

Some of our featured events include our professional development series taught by local college and university professors and our mentorship program, which connects genYP members with Urbandale Chamber members to exchange valuable advice for professional growth.

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Ready to Join? 

Any Urbandale area young professional between the ages of 21 and 40 is welcome to become a member of genYP. The annual cost is $40 for those employed by a Chamber-member company and $70 for those employed by a non-Chamber-member company (or those who are seeking employment). Don’t wait! Call us at (515) 331-6855 to get your membership started.

genYP is Made Successful by Investors Such As:

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Do you know someone looking for a job (PT or FT), direct them to the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, job board where members post open positions!
Have you checked the forecast lately? Cooler temps are on the way! And with cooler temps comes increased needs for less fortunate community members. genYP is teaming up with UCAN for the month of October to warm the kiddos in our community and we need YOUR help!

Heres how it works ⤵️:

1) Visit the UCAN website to register for a specific kiddos needs.

2) Purchase the specific items (boots and snow pants!) you signed up for sometime in the month of October.

3) Drop the items off at the Urbandale Chamber (2830 100th St #110, Urbandale, IA 50322) before October 29th. Make sure to label the items with your name, the family ID, and the childs name.

4) Enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings of having made a difference in the life of a kiddo!

Civic engagement is an important pillar of genYP and we are proud to partner with UCAN this year to make an impact in local lives. Lets show UCAN how awesome genYP members are  - sign up today! 💙

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We are a little over a week away from our next Branding Yourself as a Professional series event! Join us October 7th to learn how to level up within your organization.

Jordan Dougherty, a top recruiter with Palmer Group, will share his tips and advice for gaining recognition and growth within your organization. Whether it be resume creation, interviewing skills, or how to align your daily activities to your career goals, Jordan can help!

This event will be held in a hybrid format. Register today!