Shawnee Young Professionals

Our Mission:

Shawnee Young Professionals (SYP) furthers the chamber’s mission by engaging and empowering the next generation of leaders who are committed to personal growth and career advancement while serving the greater community.

SYP provides valuable and comprehensive opportunities for personal and professional advancement through networking, education and mutual support within the chamber and community. We strive to be the catalyst that allows young professionals to make measurable and significant impacts in both their personal and professional lives, as well as in our community. In 2017, SYP plans to focus on the following facets:

  • Professional Development: to improve the skills and sharpen the tools necessary for young professionals to engage and capitalize on the opportunities presented to them.
  • Civic Engagement: to take a hands-on approach to helping the local non-profits and charitable organizations accomplish their established goals of improving the community.
  • Social/Business Networking: to provide the opportunity for young professionals to grow their own personal and professional network, while facilitating opportunities to integrate the next generation of business leaders with the existing leaders in our community.

Upcoming Events: 

August Happy Hour
Wednesday, August 16 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Park Lanes Bowling Alley
7701 Renner Road | Shawnee, KS 66217

Join Shawnee Young Professionals for our August Happy Hour. $11.50 at the door gets you shoes + two hours of bowling on one of our reserved lanes. Please arrive as close to 5:00 p.m. as possible. RSVP to Elli Bowen at or 913-631-6545 by Tuesday, August 15.

Sporting Kansas City vs. New England Revolution
Saturday, September 16 | Game Time – 7:30 p.m. | Tailgate – 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Mercy Park
1 Sporting Way | Kansas City, KS 66111

Join Shawnee Young Professionals for a night out as Sporting KC takes on the New England Revolution. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and a block of tickets have been reserved in section 126. SYP will host a tailgate from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. before the game in an adjacent parking lot. Food and water will be provided and any additional beverages will be BYOB. Detailed parking and tailgate directions will be distributed closer to the event. 

Total cost to participate is $40 per person. There is a limit of 40 participants and seats will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, August 18. NO REFUNDS. 


November Happy Hour
Thursday, November 2 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
13500 Nall Avenue | Overland Park, KS 66223
SAVE THE DATE – More details to come


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2017 Partnership Opportunities:

The Shawnee Young Professionals program is dependent upon corporate and community funding to ensure the growth and sustainability of the program and its mission. Financial or in-kind support is vital to providing well-balanced and valuable opportunities for young professionals to make significant impacts in both their personal and professional lives. Our initiatives would not be possible without the support of the local business community. 

Contact Elli Bowen for information on corporate partnership opportunities. | (913) 631-6545



Thank you to our 2017 Founding Partners:


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Elli Bowen
Director, Business Development | Shawnee Economic Development
P: 913.631.6545 | D: 913.890.8309 | C: 913.579.3370


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  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce
  • 913.631.6545
  • 15100 West 67th Street
  • Suite 202
  • Shawnee, KS 66217-9344