Our Story

Formed in 2005 as an initiative of the South Bend Regional Chamber, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) South Bend seeks to develop, empower and connect individuals ages 21 - 39 in our community. As the premier young professionals (YPs) group in the area, YPN's role is to be a facilitator and resource in bringing together young professionals to grow connections, build relationships, showcase the community and contribute to the future of the South Bend region. 

Our monthly events are designed to give young leaders the opportunity to connect with other young professionals, grow professional connections and relationships, contribute to the South Bend region's future and make a name among the area's talented workforce. How will YPN South Bend accomplish this? By developing, connecting and empowering smart, innovative and creative individuals to one another, resources and business leaders. 

YPN is comprised of young professional volunteers that meet once a month to plan events and develop content for our monthly enewsletters to spread the word about this organization and all this community has to offer. Meet our Advisory Council, the leadership of YPN, who are committed to investing in the future of young professionals in the area and making this a region that we hope you'll continue to call home for many years to come. 

It's a great time to be young. And it's an even better time to be in the South Bend area! So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our enewsletter, register for our next event and get involved!