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.

Learn more about us and sign up for our mailing list in this SYP Brochure

Upcoming Events: 

January Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 17 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Union Horse Distilling Company 
11740 W. 86th Terrace | Lenexa, KS 66214

Cost: $20 includes tour and tasting

Please join us for a private tour and tasting to kick-start our year. $20 includes tour and tasting.  Please RSVP by January 12 , 2018 to Shelby Ostrom, or 913.237.0693.  Limited to 25 guests.   


February Professional Development – State of the City Address 

Thursday, February 22 | 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
B&B Theatres Shawnee
16301 Midland Drive | Shawnee, KS 66217

Cost: $20 for Chamber members | $24 for non-Chamber members

Join us at a Shawnee Chamber Membership Luncheon to hear the State of the City Address by Mayor Michelle Distler. Non-Chamber members are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by February 19, 2018 to Shelby Ostrom, or 913.237.0693


March Happy Hour 
Tuesday, March 13  | 5:30-7 p.m.

More information to come. 



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2018 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 Shelby Ostrom for information on corporate partnership opportunities. | 913.631.6545



Thank you to our 2018 Founding Partners:


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Shelby Ostrom
Membership Director | Shawnee Chamber of Commerce
P: 913.631.6545 | C: 913.237.0693


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