In addition to the many seasoned professionals we count as members, the Chamber also inspires emerging young leaders through our Young Professionals Network of Howard County (YPN).

About YPN

The group offers young professionals and the young-at-heart, opportunities to network with local community and business leaders, helping to make Howard County a place where Millennials want to work, play, live and shop.

Members of this unique young professionals organization can contribute entrepreneurial ideas, get recognized with other outstanding business leaders, be a voice in their communities, and advance their careers at the same time.

See Upcoming YPN Events

Benefits of Becoming a Young Professionals Network Member

  • Influence public policy at the local and state levels
  • Contribute entrepreneurial ideas
  • Get recognized with other outstanding business leaders
  • Be a voice in your community
  • Advance your career

Our Mission

Empowering young professionals to create opportunities that will make each other most successful.

Our Vision

To inspire emerging leaders in the community while enhancing personal and professional growth.

Our Values

  1. Service and Participation
  2. Innovation and Enthusiasm
  3. Principles and Leadership

Join Howard County’s Young Professional Network

YPN membership is free with your Howard County Chamber membership. If your company is not a member, contact Leonardo McClarty, President of the Chamber.

YPN also welcomes area businesses that want to increase their visibility and support this young professionals organization as annual sponsors or event sponsors. For more information about sponsorship  opportunities and benefits, contact the YPN sponsorship committee.

YPN Events


Mixers are YPN’s exclusive networking events held six times a year on the first Wednesday of the month from 5 – 7 PM.

‘Celerate’ Professional Development Workshops

‘Celerate’ is YPN’s professional development workshop series. Interactive and conversational  workshops on a variety of topics are held four times per year. Recent topics have included “Selling & Branding Yourself” and “Developing Personal & Professional Resilience”.

Thank You to Our YPN Annual Partners:

Legacy Partners