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:

Spring Professional Development Luncheon
Wednesday, April 12 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Shawnee Civic Centre – Senior Room
13817 Johnson Drive | Shawnee, KS 66216
Speaker: Dana Gonnerman – Founder and President of Mastering Excellence, Inc.
“Finding the Fortune in Your Follow Up”
Cost: $20, lunch is included
Click Here to RSVP by Monday, April 10 before noon

May Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 17 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Tanner’s Bar & Grill – Shawnee
22374 W 66th Street | Shawnee, KS 66226
Click Here for more details

June Happy Hour
Thursday, June 8 | 5:00 p.m. – Tailgate, 7:05 p.m. – Game start
Kansas City T-Bones vs. St. Paul Saints
CommunityAmerica Ballpark
1800 Village West Parkway | Kansas City, KS 66111
SAVE THE DATE – More details to come

July Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 19 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Barley’s Kitchen + Tap
16649 Midland Drive | Shawnee, KS 66217
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August Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 16 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Park Lanes Bowling Alley
7701 Renner Road | Shawnee, KS 66217
SAVE THE DATE – More details to come

Sporting Kansas City vs. New England Revolution
Saturday, September 16 | Game Time – 7:30 p.m. | Tailgate details TBD
Children’s Mercy Park
1 Sporting Way | Kansas City, KS 66111
SAVE THE DATE – More details to come

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, KS 66217-9344