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 opportunities to network with local community and business leaders for young professionals and the young-at-heart, helping to make Howard County a place where Millennials and Gen Z want to work, play, live, and shop. See Upcoming YPN Events


About YPN

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 Lori Kleppin, Director of Membership & External Affairs.

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

Turn Up Tuesday Mixers

Turn Up Tuesdays are YPN’s exclusive networking mixers held six times a year on the first Tuesday of every other month from 5:00- 7:00 PM.

Thank You to Our YPN Annual Partners:

Legacy Partners