Leadership Opportunities

Welcome to Manatee Young Professionals

A program of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Manatee Young Professionals (MYP) provides business, social and community resources for young professionals in Manatee County. Our programming is geared towards young professionals aged 21-40.

MYP Offers:

  • Networking Opportunities and Exposure for Professionals
  • Educational and Knowledge-Based Professional Development
  • Community Awareness and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Recruitment and Retention Resources
  • Linkage to more than 1,600 young professionals

» Click here for a full list of MYP Membership benefits

MYP MVP Awards Nominations

MYP MVP Awards

Nominations are now open for the inaugural MYP MVP Awards which will recognize and celebrate professionals in Manatee County ages 21-40 who demonstrate initiative and excellence in their careers, contribute time and energy in serving the community, and seek to support other young professionals through their leadership and advocacy.

An Employer MVP Award will also be awarded to an employer in Manatee County who implements creative, and intentional initiatives to attract and retain young talent to our region.

For more information on nominations click here.

One professional chosen from all of the individual categories will be named MYP of the Year at the MYP MVP Awards Luncheon to be held on Friday, October 18 at Pier 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering. To RSVP for the Awards Luncheon click here.

MYP Social

Monday, August 12, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM
enRich Bistro
5629 Manatee Ave. W.
Bradenton, FL 34209

The August MYP Networking Social will be hosted by enRich Bistro on Monday, August 12, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Please note, we are meeting on the second Monday rather than the second Thursday for the month of August. There is no cost to attend for paid MYP members or for those who join on-the-spot. Cost is $10 for all others. No RSVP necessary. Bring your business cards and bring a friend!

For more information click here.

MYPower Networking Lunch

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside
6906 14th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34207

MYPower Luncheons give young professionals the opportunity to promote your business products and services. Come willing to share a fun fact about yourself, pick up tips on professional and or personal development, enjoy a great lunch and one-on-one networking. This month's ten-minute tip speaker is Caitlyn Haley. She will speak on "Being of Service to Others".
Cost is $15 for paid MYP members, $20 for all others.
For more information click here.