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  • Connecting people. Developing Leaders. Building Community.

    That’s what Talbot Young Professionals are all about. Established in 2002 as a committee of the Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, for the purpose of developing the next generation of leaders, while encouraging networking among the brightest minds in our community.

    Anyone can join the YPs! We often say, "You don't have to be young or a professional to join the YP's!" So join us!

    While it’s true, many YPs fall into the typical 21-40ish age bracket, there’s also plenty more who join because they’re new to the area, new to their job, or just plain looking for fun stuff to do with like-minded people.

    The YPs create events and programs, like PaddleJam and the Toys for Tots toy drive, but also organize fun outings like brewery bus tours, paint nights, escape rooms, ball games and mixers! Wanna know more? Come to a monthly luncheon, or after-hours mixer.

    Talbot YPs offer assistance to our community partners. If you have an event you think we can help with, email us at yp@talbotchamber.org or call 410-822-4653.

  • Mission Statement

    To develop, connect, empower and retain young professionals through increased opportunities and resources to enhance their professional development and business success within the region.

    Goals

    • To better connect young professionals in the business community.
    • To attract and retain young professionals to this area while enhancing the area’s quality of life.
    • To give back to the community through fundraising and volunteer efforts such as CarePacks, Talbot Interfaith Shelter, Paddle Jam, Pumpkin Carving and our Toys for Tots Toy Drive along with many others.
  • Upcoming Events

    The YP's and The Chamber have a bunch of great things coming up! Check them all out!
  • Our Advisory Board

    Joe Buckley
    Willow Construction
     
    Amy Kreiner
    Talbot County Chamber of Commerce
     
    Adam Jones
    Provident State Bank
     
    Karean Morris
    1880 Bank
     
    Adam Shellhamer
    BDK, Inc.
     
    Andrew Tawney
    Tawney Accounting Services
     
    Audrey Wozny
     
    Contact us at yp@talbotchamber.org

     

  • Develop and Connect

    Ron Flohr Speaking at LuncheonOur events are focused on both professional and personal development. Often presented by YPs, these programs are quick-paced and discussion-based to encourage active participation from the audience. We offer a variety of programs throughout the year to fit a variety of developmental needs. These events tap you into what’s happening in the community and give you a “heads–up” on what’s going on in the region.

    Most of our programs feature a networking component.  They encourage you to make the connections that are vital to your personal and business success. Connect not only with other YPs but also with influential business and community leaders. Being part of a group can lead to other opportunities; a community’s Young Professionals Group can serve as a resource to cities in the region when they are looking for YPs to sit on various boards and committees.

  • Monthly Meet & Greet Events

    Connecting at a luncheonWe hold meet ups every fourth Thursday of the month, in addition to numerous other events such as monthly bowling nights, event planning meetings, and luncheons. We are extremely proud of our biggest luncheon of the year, the annual Toys for Tots luncheon, held every December to benefit local children during the holidays.  All of these are held at various spots in Talbot County, and provide a great way to network and meet others! We often say you don't have to be young or professional to join the YP's! We hope you'll check out the Chamber Events Calendar and join us at least for one of our fun gatherings!

     

     

  • Volunteer & Have Fun!

    Throughout the year, the YP’s participate in various volunteer efforts including:

    Adopt-A-Highway

    We have our own stretch of road to keep clean. The last clean-up day was in March. Our sign is up! Drive by and see it from the Bypass on Oxford Rd.

    Pumpkin Carving Night

    Every year we offer a Pumpkin Carving Night to for children ages 5 to 10  just a few days before Halloween.

    Toys for Tots Drive & Luncheon

    The drive kicks off just before Thanksgiving until the day of the luncheon (typically the 3rd Thursday in December) at which time we will present the donations to the Marine Corps at our Toys For Tots Luncheon.  This is our biggest event of the year and have lots of fun giving away numerous door prizes and hold a 50/50 raffle.

    Paddle Jam

    Back and re-imagined for this year! Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

    This is from 2019:

    On Saturday, June 15, 2019 the Young Professionals held their 3rd annual PaddleJam on the Tred Avon River. Paddlers launched kayaks, canoes, & paddleboards at Easton Point Marina, enjoying a leisurely six-mile paddle that wrapped up at Easton Point Marina with a fun after party with great food & beer, lawn games, fresh steamed crabs & live music!

    Throughout the paddle, participants collected poker cards from committee boats. Paddlers with highest hands won valuable prizes!

    The Talbot Young Professionals donated proceeds of $2,000 to the YMCA’s Take the HELM Program!

    Take the Helm is an after school enrichment program for high school students in Talbot County that teaches wood-working and leadership skills through the art of wooden boat-building.

    The Great St. Patrick's Day Post Parade Potato Race

    Every March 17th, immediately following the Town of Easton’s St. Patrick Day Parade, the Talbot County Young Professionals participate in the Annual Potato Race in downtown Easton. Watch or run as teams of four relay while balancing potatoes on wooden spoons! Compete for the coveted trophy and more importantly — bragging rights! Want to join us? Email right now!

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