About Us

Our Vision:      
“YPC is the premier organization for the next generation, connecting its membership to the pulse of the Columbus community while developing and advancing each individual's potential.”

Our Mission:   
"To create personal, professional, and community development opportunities while fostering individual and organizational relationships within Columbus."

Young Professionals of Columbus is an independent, not-for-profit membership-based organization. It is comprised of professionals in their 20’s, 30’s and 40‘s across Columbus, who like you, are career driven and community focused.

The focus of YPC is the professional development of young professionals in Columbus. This includes anything that helps to grow and development a young professional into an experienced, well-rounded member of the professional community. Any young professional in central Ohio who is interested in advancing their career or learning the skills that can help them become a better professional can join.

Beyond events, we have leadership opportunities for all involvement levels. Join a committee today, or run for a board position. We challenge our members to truly take advantage of their membership and make their involvement with YPC an experience.

If you are not already a member, you can sign-up here. Once you’ve registered as a member, you’ll begin to receive emails about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and much more. We look forward to seeing you at our next even where you can take advantage of the connections and opportunities that YPC has to offer.

History of Young Professionals of Columbus

Several years ago, the Columbus Chamber initiated an "Attract and Retain" initiative to do exactly that – attract and retain young and talented people to Columbus. As one of the largest college towns in America, it is imperative that to keep Columbus’ future bright, we continue to bring in young, dynamic people to lead our community into the next generation.

Studies were completed by Next Generation Consulting, and the result was a need for a platform for YPs to develop, grow and get connected in Columbus.

Young Professionals of Columbus (YPC) was one of the early groups that came about as a result of these findings and has remained strong as one of the premiere YP organizations in Columbus.

YPC has also remained true to its mission over the years, providing our members networking forums, unique connections within the community, development opportunities, and access to hundreds of events.

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