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Young Professionals of Cape Area

The Young Professionals of Cape Area is dedicated to provide young professionals ages 18 to 40 opportunities for professional development, leadership skills, networking, and expanding their business potential through engagement and connection with area businesses and other young professionals.

Hear from YPC Committee

"I see the need for capturing local talent graduating from SEMO & see the Chamber being a great opportunity for that. I think that this connection to local grads and the community bridges the gap that we currently see & YPC is offering the beginnings of that."

Eric Craiglow

Hear from YPC Committee

"YPC is a very inclusive, welcoming environment for anyone who is interested in developing professional skills, personal skills or leadership skills. We're really excited to continue growing the YPC group!"

Maggie Piper

Hear from YPC Committee

"I joined the Young Professionals of the Cape Area because I am passionate about the effort to inform and retain local talent...I am extremely excited to be representing SEMO and bringing the YPC to campus this semester!" 

Clayton Eftink

Who We Are

The Cape Chamber's Young Professionals of Cape Area is a group formerly known as Chamber Young Professionals. We are rebranding and rebuilding this group to serve as a bridge for young professionals in the area to connect with area businesses, other professionals, and the community.

Involvement with the Chamber YPC Group will provide you with the opportunity to get better acquainted with businesses throughout the Cape Girardeau region, enhance your professional development opportunities, while expanding your business potential through engaging and connecting. YPC enhances the efforts to create a community young professionals want to live in, work in, and thrive in.

Benefits of Joining YPC

By becoming an active member of YPC, you will gain the following Return on Investment:

  • Expand your credibility by building strong professional relationships
  • Opportunity to refine your business and personal communication skills
  • Opportunities to learn more about programs, events and issues in our community
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities
  • Numerous opportunities to interact with new and existing businesses
  • Additional influence on Chamber programs and events
  • Recognition on website and YP events
  • Building a sense of camaraderie and long-lasting relationships

To get involved or learn more about YPC, contact Maggie Piper or click the button below.