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: 


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.
Johnny’s Tavern Shawnee 
13131 Shawnee Mission Parkway | Shawnee, KS 66216

Join SYP at Johnny’s Tavern for our March social. Enjoy a cocktail or two and watch the first round of the 2018 NCAA Div. 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament. No RSVPs are needed. 







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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