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

MYPower Networking Lunch

February 22, 2017| 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

This young professional event offers attendees the chance to promote your company and make business connections with other young professionals. Join us for lunch at Riverhouse Reef and Grill on Wednesday, February 22 from 11:45 am -1:00 pm.

Following lunch, you will share a 30-second "commercial" about what you do and who your ideal client would be. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with other young professionals.

Registration will close Monday, February 20 at noon.

MYP Night with the Lightning

MYP Night with the Lightning is back!

March 1, 2017| 6:00 PM - Buffett open 7:00 PM - Puck Drops

MYP will Be the Thunder as we head up to Amalie Arena on Wednesday, March 1, to cheer on the Lighting as they face off against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tickets include game admission and access to the 312 Party Area. Ticket price includes all-inclusive food, beer, wine, and soda. Tickets are $64.

This event is open to members and guests of MYP. You do not have to be a member of MYP to take advantage of this special offer!

Click here to purchase tickets online - Promo Code myp17 - or contact Brian Boksen, 813-301-6704. Be sure to tell him that you are with Manatee Young Professionals!

Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday, February 22.

MYP Community Service Project - Art Slam 2017

March 4, 2017| 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Volunteers are needed to set-up, tear down, and work the MYParklet at the 2017 Art slam in downtown Bradenton.

Joint Networking Social with YLA and YPG

March 9, 2017| 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Young Professionals from Manatee, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch will meet for great networking on Thursday, March 9 at the Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch.

Enjoy casual business connections, complimentary appetizers, and a cash bar from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

This event is FREE for paid members of MYP, YPG, and YLA and for future members.

Bring lots of business cards and bring a friend!

MYP Night with the Pirates

March 28, 2017| 6:05 PM

Head out to LECOM Field on Tuesday, March 28 as the Pirates take on the Boston Red Sox. Tickets are $20. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Millennial Con 2017

March 30, 2017

The goal of MCON is to actively engage young professionals in the area, to empower them as well as give them the tools to voice their opinions which will allow them to shape and become invested in their communities. We want our local decision makers and leaders to stop talking ABOUT us and to start talking TO us. It all begins with MCON.

Click here for more information or to register to attend.