Our Purpose

Our Mission

We connect, engage and develop young professionals to encourage a more vibrant, diverse and desirable Manhattan.

Our Vision

Manhattan will be the best place in Kansas for young professionals to emerge and develop professionally and personally.

Pillars of Hype

Hype carries out its mission through five pillars. Each pillar serves as a focus area for impact, action, and programming. Each pillar is supported by a team (committee), which develops events and programming within the purview of its respective pillar.


Opening doors for university students through community and employer engagement, as well as helping transitioning military, new-to-town young professionals and trailing spouses.

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Power momentum for your future by building professional and social connections through interest-based networking opportunities.

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Accelerating your career through ongoing professional and personal development and education.

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Unplug from the day-to-day and get to know fellow young professionals through casual, social and relationship-building opportunities.

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Build deep and meaningful connections to Manhattan through community, civic and nonprofit engagement. Grow your sense of pride and commitment to our community alongside other young professionals.

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Members receive:

Free or discounted admission to ticketed Hype events

Exclusive access to Manhattan Professional Mentorship Program

Free admission to 2 Manhattan Chamber Business After Hours

Special perks at Hype events

Exclusive Hype swag

Access to exclusive Hype playback recordings of educational programs

Access to hundreds of professionals – engage with a diverse network of peers and influential leaders

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