Frequently Asked Questions

Why did the Greater Akron Chamber launch this program?

The Greater Akron Chamber is committed to making an impact on the retention and attraction of talent in the Greater Akron area.  What better way to do so than by engaging emerging leaders on issues important to businesses and communities? Hence, YPN!

Who is eligible to join YPN?

Hmm…typically when we think of a young professional (YP), we think of someone between the ages of 21 and 39. BUT, we don’t really care. If you’re passionate about business, networking, professional development, and the Greater Akron community, feel free to join us!

How much does it cost?

It depends. Typical membership is $35 per year; but if your employer is a member of the Greater Akron Chamber, you may be eligible for a discount. E-mail ypn@greaterakronchamber.org to find out!

How is YPN different from other YP groups in the area?

We are an organization of young professionals that seeks to enhance and contribute to the prosperity of the Greater Akron Region.  We accomplish this by providing unique opportunities for professional development and networking through educational and social programming.

YPN is both an individual YP program and a hub for YP initiative in this community. If YPN does not offer what you are looking for, then we will point you in the right direction. Each YP group has its own unique benefits and activities but we all exist for the same purpose: to tell Akron’s story and attract and retain young people to our awesome community! All of Greater Akron’s YP groups work in collaboration with each other so can make the most impact in the region.

Who can I contact if I have questions about YPN?

Please e-mail ypn@greaterakronchamber.org or you can contact the Greater Akron Chamber at (330) 376-5550.

What’s in it for me?

You’ll receive exclusive access to YPN and Greater Akron Chamber events, opportunities to have your events and activities promoted in the YPN newsletter, access to a diverse pool of young professionals and community leaders, opportunities to volunteer and improve your leadership and professional skills, and more! Membership in YPN will help you enhance your career, your community, and your commitment to the Greater Akron Region.  You’ll develop new skills, meet new people, and try new things. Most of all, you’ll have fun doing it!

Do I need to be a member of YPN to attend events?
Nope! But, if you’re a member you will pay a discounted rate for events. And who doesn’t like to save money?

I paid my membership fee. Now what?
Once your membership profile form has been processed, you will receive an email confirming that you are officially a part of our community. Be on the lookout for our monthly newsletter and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on YPN happenings.