ABOUT THE YP PROGRAM

Established by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii in 2011, the Young Professionals (YP) Program fosters an environment for young business professionals in the state of Hawaii to elevate their professional skills while enhancing their personal network. Local organizations, business communities and professionals from a wide range of industries depend on the YP program to prepare the next generation of business leaders.

Since its inception, the program has served over 555 young professionals and organizations with opportunities to network side-by-side with C-suite executives, engage socially with like-minded peers, experience exclusive behind the scene field trips to local organizations and learn from leading industry experts.

The program continues to serve over 300 members annually by providing high-level connections primarily through the support of Chamber members and executives. The YP Steering Committee is comprised of dedicated volunteer members whose efforts are to provide purposeful and rewarding opportunities. The YP program has been proud to cultivate numerous members that have been highly recognized by organizations such as Hawaii Business magazine’s “Twenty for the Next 20: Hawaii’s People to Watch” and Pacific Business News’ “Forty Under 40.”

OUR MISSION

Empower young professionals as stewards of the business community through professional development while enhancing personal networks to foster Hawaii’s current and future business leaders.

For additional information, please contact Ayaka Hong.

Shaping current and future young business leaders for a better tomorrow.

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What the YP Program Offers

Lindsey Fukano higlights the YP Program and the difference young professionals are making in the community.

Jacob Noh and Emily Kleiner appear on Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker to discuss How the YP Program has grown and what next year looks like.

Afternoon Buzz

Quarterly networking opportunity for prospective and new members.

Business Networking Events

Opportunities for YPs to meet other young professionals in a social setting and make valuable, long-lasting business and personal connections.

Exec Connect

Monthly “talk story” with Chamber board members and other local business leaders.

Pop-Up Events

Other YP exclusive events include golf clinics, business etiquette workshops and more.

Starter Pack

Monthly new member orientation to ensure that you are making the most of your YP membership.

Engage Conference

All of the most popular YP programs combined into a one-day conference featuring Hawaii business leaders.

Aspire Leadership Development Program

A professional development program designed for women leaders.

Community Connect

Opportunities for YP members to connect with volunteer and non-profit board leadership opportunities.

Mentor Hawaii

YP’s signature mentorship program that provides exclusive access to Hawaii’s top executives for one-on-one mentoring to support career growth and elevated business acumen. View details here.

Professional Development Classes

Monthly classes that support a YP’s advancement in the workforce.