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

MYP MVP Awards

The inaugural MYP MVP Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, October 18 at PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering. Four individuals and one organization received awards.

The winners are:
Business MVP Award: Ann Breitinger, Blalock Walters, P.A.
Non-Profit/Government MVP Award: Simone Peterson, Manatee County Government
Entrepreneurial MVP Award: Rich Knowles, enRich Bistro
Employer MVP Award: Manatee County Government
MYP MVP Award: Eleni Sokos, Sokos Social

For the full story in the Herald Tribune click here

MYPower Networking Lunch

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant
995 Riverside Dr.
Palmetto, FL 34215

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 Craig Warzecha, General Manager Bradenton Marauders, LECOM Park. He will speak on "Developing a Championship Culture".
Cost is $15 for paid MYP members, $20 for all others.
For more information click here.

Thursday,November 7, 2019 | 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

MYP Volunteer Project
PACE Center for Girls
3508 26th Street W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

MYP volunteers are needed for the PACE Center for Girls "Career Fair" on November 7th. Volunteering is easy! Come prepared to share information about what led you to pick the career chose, the education requirements for your job, and salary ranges. Visuals and giveaways are helpful. You will present to approximately 55 students. Following the career fair all presenters are invited to have lunch with the students compliments of PACE. Registration and set-up is at 9:30 AM with presentations beginning at 10:00 AM.
For more information click here.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

MYP Social
Caddy's Bradenton
801 Riverside Dr.
Bradenton, FL 34208

The November MYP Networking Social will be hosted by Caddy's Bradenton on Thursday, November 14, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. 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 is necessary. Bring your business cards and bring a friend!
For more information click here.

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 7:30 AM- 9:00 AM

MYP Professional Development Breakfast
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
222 10th Street W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

Join us for a professional development breakfast featuring Steve Shenbaum, President & Founder of Game On Nation, a nationally recognized communication firm specializing in the use of Game Dynamics to improve leadership, team building and positive culture change.

Skip the lectures and plan to engage through this transformative training experience. You will laugh, you will learn, and you will walk away with techniques to help you build authentic and engaging communications and connections.
To RSVP click here
For more information on Game On Nation Click Here