The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce began the planning process for a young professionals program in 2010 and launched their first event in January of 2011. The original vision of the program - hYPe, or helping Young Professionals excel - was to help make Bloomington an attractive place for young professionals to live, work and play while enhancing the quality of life in our community for all. Retaining talent in our community is also another important factor to The Chamber and to our business community.
Ever since our start in 2011, the YP program has hosted events for young professionals ranging from resume workshops, tips for work/life balance, non-profit fairs, wine tastings, dance lessons and more. hYPe provided opportunities to get involved in the community – for example, we have participated in Habitat for Humanity builds, volunteered at the Taste of Bloomington, and walked as a team for the annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5k.
In January 2019 hYPe was rebranded into YPB - Young Professionals Bloomington. The new program will expand on the offerings for young professionals in the community, with new programs and events.
As mentioned, one of the goals of the young professionals program is to retain talent in Bloomington – we want you to love where you live! If you have any suggestions for something else YPB can be doing to serve the community, please don’t hesitate to contact Christopher Emge at The Chamber - email@example.com. We love hearing your thoughts!
Mission Statement: To create a network of young professionals in the greater Bloomington area that fosters personal and professional development through relationship building, skill enhancement, community enrichment, and career advancement opportunities.
Vision Statement: To make Bloomington, Indiana an attractive place for young professionals to engage in professional, personal, and civic development.
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