Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Connecting To The Community

Building meaningful relationships

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is led by 13 individuals who volunteer their time to create inclusive spaces for Chamber members under the age of 40 to build connections and bring together businesses to enhance the quality of life in the Joplin region.

A variety of opportunities are available that connect business professionals to like-minded individuals through networking events; EdTalks a speaking series focused on professional development; weekly HYPE lunches hosted at Club 1201; and linking members to the community through the Chamber Livability works groups led by members of the YPN executive committee.

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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YPN Connections

Chamber Gives Back

Community Health & Wellness

Cultural Enterprise Recruitment

Diversity & Inclusion

Professional Development

Trails & Connectivity

YPN Executive Committee

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Kayla McCollum

Chair

DDRB/Connections Abilities

Hailey Arehart

Hailey Arehart

Case Manager

DDRB/Connections Abilities

Alex Gandy

Alex Gandy

Director of Career Services

Missouri Southern State University

Heidi Smorstad

Heidi Smorstad

Assistant Branch Manager

Commerce Bank

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Rose Peacock

Manager of Quality and Service Improvement

Mercy Joplin Clinics

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Dana Pim

Electronic Services Specialist

Southwest Missouri Bank

Erin Porter

Erin Porter

Case Manager

DDRB/Connections Abilities

Hayley Sirmon

Hayley Sirmon

Manager of Contact Center

Liberty Utilities