Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Connecting To The Community

Building meaningful relationships

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a program of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce that creates inclusive spaces and networking opportunities while promoting personal and professional development for Chamber members under the age of 40.

A variety of opportunities that are available through YPN connect business professionals to like-minded individuals:

  • Weekly HYPE lunches, which are hosted at local restaurants and allow for casual networking.
  • Quarterly speed networking events.


The YPN Executive committee invites YPs to get involved in the following work groups to assist with building up our community and expanding each other’s connections.

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Chamber Gives Back

Professional Development

YPN Connections

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Stay up to date on all activities from the Joplin Chamber's Young Professionals Network!


YPN Executive Committee

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Luke Gibson, YPN Chair

Commercial Specialist

Glenn Group Commercial Real Estate

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Misty Covvey

Vice President, Private Banking

Guaranty Bank


Tom Furrh

Branch Director

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Matthew Gibson

Financial Advisor

Edward Jones


Captain Nick Jimenez

Investigations Commander

Joplin Police Department


Charity Mathis

Business Development Representative

Flat Branch Home Loans

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Denae Taylor

Volunteer Services & Gift Shop Manager

Freeman Health System

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Jayde Thomas

Senior Director, Development

Community Support Services of the Ozarks