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Young Professionals of Quincy

The Young Professionals of Quincy serves as a subgroup of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. The Young Professionals of Quincy is an organization designed to help support and contribute to the success of our members early in their careers through networking, collaboration, and relationship building. YP cultivates an informed and involved young professional community in order to retain and attract young and diverse talent. YP (Young Professionals) serves young adults aged 18-40.

You can follow YP on Facebook and Instagram @YPQuincy, you can also be added to the email list by contacting the Membership/Marketing Manager. All invitations to events go out via email. There is no fee to be a YP member. 

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Mission

The Young Professionals of Quincy is an organization designed to help support and contribute to the success of our members early in their careers through networking, collaboration, and relationship building.

YP Platinum Sponsor

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Benefits of Joining

Employers benefit from sending their younger employees to the Young Professionals of Quincy because they will strengthen and develop skills that make them more valuable employees, their morale will improve and they will feel appreciated by their employer.

Meeting new people and developing new business opportunities

Expanding your network of business contacts

Increasing your visibility through attendance and participation

Unique volunteer opportunities

Strengthening your teamwork skills by joining a committee

Strengthening your leadership skills by serving as a committee or executive board chair

2023 Young Professionals of Quincy Advisory Council

Matthew Dorian

Committee Member

Nancy Benz

Committee Member

Tommy Hendren

Committee Member

Leah Murfin

Committee Member

Blake Carlin

Committee Member

Brookney Wade

Committee Member

Faith Mountain

Committee Member

Membership Investment Levels (5)

The Young Professionals of Quincy honor a Young Professional of the Year at our Jingle Mingle and the QACC Annual Meeting.

Those honored must be young professionals that are making a significant impact in our community. The categories measured are engagement, service, and leadership. Attendance at Young Professional events will be a factor in the decision of who receives YP of the Year.

Nominations are accepted from January 1st, 2024 to October 31st, 2024.

Young Professionals Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor  $1500

  • Logo Visibility on all marketing materials for the year
  • A thank you post with logo visibility
  • An opportunity for a Young professional form your company to serve on the Young Professionals advisory council.
  • A free ticket to the Jingle Mingle which is an end of the year Christmas celebration/fundraiser over lunch
  • Recognition at the Jingle Mingle

Investor $200 (10 available)

  • Recognition in announcements

Jingle Mingle

Every year the Young Professionals have a Jingle Mingle in December to network, celebrate the year Young Professionals had, and name the Young Professional of the Year. 

Gold Sponsor $500 (1 available)
  • Logo visibility on all marketing materials.
  • Personalized thank you on social media.
  • 4 spots at the Jingle Mingle.
Silver Sponsors $250 (4 available)
  • Logo visibility on all marketing materials.
  • 1 spot at the Jingle Mingle.

Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

The Young Professionals group finds it important to be involved in the community. One way that we choose to get involved in the community is by fundraising for Good News of Christmas.

Membership Investment Levels (3)

The Young Professionals of Quincy founded the Gem of the Gem City recognition award in January of 2020. This program features young professionals that are making a significant impact in our community. The categories measured are engagement, service, and leadership.

Tommy Hendren HomeBank

January 2023

Tommy Hendren - HomeBank

Jaycie Womack Spake Arts Quincy

March 2023

Jaycie Womack Spake - Arts Quincy

Nancy Benz Quincy Museum

August 2023

Nancy Benz - Quincy Museum

Kelsey Deters - The District

January 2020

Kelsey Deters - The District

Jordan Terford Koontz Properties, LLC

February 2020

Jordan Terford - Koontz Properties, LLC

Lucas Frageman McGinnis Insurance

March 2020

Lucas Frageman - McGinnis Insurance

Emily Pridemore Freiburg Insurance

April 2020

Emily Pridemore - Freiburg Insurance

Laura Tenhouse Quincy Medical Group

May 2020

Laura Tenhouse - Quincy Medical Group

Adam Duesterhaus United Way of Adams County

June 2020

Adam Duesterhaus - United Way of Adams County

Jean Kinder Quincy Public Schools

July 2020

Jean Kinder - Quincy Public Schools

Macy Ferguson-Smith Quincy Medical Group

August 2020

Macy Ferguson-Smith - Quincy Medical Group

Matthew Bilgri John Wood Community College

September 2020

Matthew Bilgri - John Wood Community College

Burgundy Ramsey Hill Quincy Public Library

October 2020

Burgundy Ramsey Hill - Quincy Public Library

Rob Crane Gardner Denver, Inc.

November 2020

Rob Crane - Gardner Denver, Inc.

Zachary Thomas Grandview Church & Festival of Lights

December 2020

Zachary Thomas - Grandview Church & Festival of Lights

Lakin Hardy HomeBank

February 2022

Lakin Hardy - HomeBank

Dr. Megan Duesterhaus Quanada

March 2022

Dr. Megan Duesterhaus - Quanada

Magan Hall The Quincy Salvation Army Kroc Center

June 2022

Magan Hall - The Quincy Salvation Army Kroc Center

Melissa Hess John Wood Community College

July 2022

Melissa Hess - John Wood Community College

Clara Ehrhart - Mercantile Bank

January 2021

Clara Ehrhart - Mercantile Bank

Michelle Miller Encompass Life & Wealth Strategies

February 2021

Michelle Miller - Encompass Life & Wealth Strategies

Lana Reed The Quincy Salvation Army Kroc Center

March 2021

Lana Reed - The Quincy Salvation Army Kroc Center

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