Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Connecting To The Community

Building meaningful relationships

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is led by 10 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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Chamber Gives Back

Community Health & Wellness

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Professional Development

Trails & Connectivity

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YPN Executive Committee

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Dana Pim, YPN Chair

Electronic Services Specialist

Southwest Missouri Bank

Alex Gandy

Alex Gandy, Incoming YPN Chair

Director of Career Services

Missouri Southern State University

Colt Atwood

Colt Atwood

Commercial Insurance

Specialty Risk Insurance

Carr YPN

Jessica Carr


BKD CPA's & Advisors

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Kayla Carter

Business Banker

Arvest Bank

Tom Furrh 2

Tom Furrh

Kraft YPN

Chase Kraft

Kraft Insurance Services


Michael Sanders


Freeman Health System