Who can join?
Anyone between the ages 21 to 39 who is a part of the Bismarck-Mandan community — whether you just moved into town, have lived here your entire life, just graduated college or have spent a decade in your career field. If you are interested in joining, click here.
What is it all about?
The Young Professionals Network hosts various events and programs throughout the year for members and guests. Whether you are just looking to make friends or you want professional development or service opportunities, the Young Professionals Network offers something for everyone. Members can attend all or some events and/or programs and select those that meet their personal goals, time constraints and life stage.
Members also can join or lead several teams to help plan network events and programs, giving members valuable experience managing teams of people and coordinating events. The teams are: Professional Development, Service, Social, Entrepreneur, Marketing and Ambassador. Each team plays a crucial part in carrying forward the overall goals of the Young Professionals Network. In addition to the other teams, the Executive Team, comprised of the president, vice president and chairman, offers additional leadership opportunities.
The mission of the Young Professionals Network is to enhance the culture for young professionals in the Bismarck-Mandan community through professional development, entrepreneurship, community service and social networking; to create new opportunities for members; and to connect members to organizations in the Bismarck-Mandan community.
Create: Proactively create environments and programs that allow for linkages between one another and within the community.
Connect: Actively pursue partnerships with businesses, non-profits, service, professional development, media, cultural and entertainment organizations to help deliver opportunities that are already taking place within the community.
Community: We believe in the Bismarck-Mandan community, and we believe that it can be an attractive place for young professionals. With the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network, the community will have a solid partner and asset for the future development of Bismarck-Mandan.
How it all began
As a group of young professionals sat around the table discussing the lack of opportunities for them and their peers in the Bismarck-Mandan area, the concept of the network was born. The conversation revolved around the need to create opportunities to meet peers, enhance diversity, cultivate entrepreneurial spirit, increase cultural and professional development opportunities and help provide a channel for young professionals to voice their concerns in the community.
The Young Professionals Network is funded through business partners and membership dues. Dedicated businesses who believe in the network and our community’s young adults partner with the network annually to help provide the programing each year. To learn how to become a partner or just learn more about the partner program, check out our Partner page.
We would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or comments, contact us.