The Young Erie Professionals (YEP) is an organization dedicated to providing its members the opportunity to network professionally with their peers while actively participating in their community and region, with the goal of attracting, retaining and supporting young talent in the local workforce.
Our members are dedicated to empowering, connecting, and participating in civic and community service as well as professional development. Through our affiliation with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, we work to engage and connect young professionals throughout our community with one another, established business leaders, and service organizations. YEP strongly encourages its members to be actively engaged in civic dialogue and identify new ways to engage in the decision-making processes that will shape our community. We promote engagement in these issues by publicizing them in our e-newsletters and website, word-of-mouth networking, and organized speaker series events.
YEP was founded in 2002 by two Erie natives who saw a trend of their peers leaving Erie for bigger career opportunities in more vibrant metropolitan areas. Their goal -- and our goal today -- remains the same: to retain young professionals in the Erie area and work with local businesses to create more opportunity for sustainable careers throughout our region. We believe that the more we can work together for the greater well-being of our residents, the greater impact we can make for younger generations.
Contact the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership for more information at 814-454-7191.