YP (Young Professionals)

Congratulations 20 Under 40 Class of 2020! At the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, It is our honor and privilege to work in partnership with the Herald-Whig, WGEM News – The Tri-States’ News Leader, and Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce to bring these deserving individuals to the forefront and highlight the blessings they bring to our community.

Congratulations winners! To see the virtual awards ceremony, click here. To see the list of winners in the Herald-Whig, click here.


Young Professionals of Quincy
The Young Professionals of Quincy serves as a subgroup of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. YP cultivates an informed and involved young professional community in order to retain and attract young and diverse talent. Led by an Advisory Council, the YP creates opportunities for personal development, civic involvement, networking with peers, and interaction with community leaders. YP Quincy is a network of individuals that seeks to promote career opportunities, business development, entertainment, and recreation in order to enhance the quality of life in the Quincy area.

Our Mission
Our mission is to connect young leaders of the Quincy area with diverse individuals for the purpose of enhancing professional and personal networks in addition to providing career development resources and community volunteer opportunities.
The Vision
Our vision is to be the preeminent young professionals networking group in the Quincy area covering all industries while offering a variety of professional development opportunities and social activities.


YP (Young Professionals) serves young adults age 18-40 by offering professional development with “Lunch and Learns”, “Meet the CEOs”, socials and volunteer events.  You can follow YP on Facebook and Instagram @YPQuincy, you can also be added to the email list by contacting Jarid Jones, YP Director. All invitations to events go out via email.  There is no fee to be a YP member if you are already a Chamber member. 

If you work for a Chamber member – YOU are a Chamber member!  

Non-Chamber member fee is $100/year


2020 Young Professionals of Quincy Advisory Council 


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
  • Broadening your knowledge base and skills through useful programs and presentations, including learning from both your peers and more experienced professionals


Young Professionals of Quincy Sponsor 2020



Gem of the Gem City 



The Young Professionals of Quincy has launched the Gem of the Gem City Recognition Program. This program will feature individuals that are making a significant impact in our community.

These are the three categories measured:

  • Engagement
  • Service
  • Leadership

Click here to submit nominations.

Recognized Gems of the Gem City 

January 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Kelsey Deters, The District

February 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Jordan Terford, Koontz Properties, LLC

March 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Lucas Frageman, McGinnis Insurance

April 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Emily Pridemore, Freiburg Insurance

May 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Laura Tenhouse, Quincy Medical Group

June 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Adam Duesterhaus, United Way of Adams County

July 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Jean Kinder, Quincy Public Schools

August 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Macy Ferguson-Smith, Quincy Medical Group

September 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Matthew Bilgri, John Wood Community College

October 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Burgundy Ramsey Hill, Quincy Public Library

November 2020 – Gem of the Gem City awarded to Rob Cane, Gardner Denver, Inc