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If you are already a part of the Manhattan Young Professional organization we are glad to have you with us throughout our exciting changes and as we launch new opportunities. If you are new to our organization, we hope you will connect with one or all of our new programs! We know that joining an organization like this can be intimidating at first. However, it is our mission to help young professionals emerge into their community and meet new people along the way, all the while having fun! 

Tara Grubb and Grace Stanfield chose to spearhead the social efforts of hYPe, not only due to their careers as event planners, but because Manhattan YP provided environments for each of them to meet new people and make friends when they needed it.

When Tara moved to Manhattan over eight years ago, she got involved with YP after attending a Business After Hours. She wanted a better opportunity to meet people her own age as well make business connections. She felt like it was a fast track to meeting a lot of people in one setting, and it allowed her to form friendships, as well as networking with others for the sake of her business.

Grace grew up in Manhattan, and when the time came to transition from her college life into “adulthood”, the Manhattan YP provided Grace with an opportunity to simply make new friends who were in the same season of life. In addition to opportunities to be around other business people in the community, Grace always looks forward to Hooray Thursday each month as a time to get together with others and catch up on life.

hYPe is going to provide young professionals with so many amazing opportunities – networking, professional development, philanthropic activities – the list goes on. But we also realize the importance of providing young professionals with the opportunity to simply make new friends. 

We are so excited to bring some great, fun and family friendly programming to the young professionals community this year. We took time to get survey feedback from people who identify as young professionals. We wanted to make sure the programming we offered was what people truly wanted to see happen. From tailgating to axe throwing, the lineup for 2020 is exciting, and we hope to see you all there! We’d love to get together and have fun with you!

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