Welcome To YSPN!

YSPN provides unique opportunities to network with your peers through various social, community service and networking events.  These activities are designed to allow you to expand your personal networks and build lasting connections with the many commercial, charitable, and artistic venues in Springfield.

The membership roster is over 300 young professionals from a wide variety of careers and industries.  If you are not a member yet, we invite you to


Volunteer Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, April 30
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Dove Conference Center
800 East Carpenter, Springfield

Please join us for a Young Springfield Professionals Network Volunteer Opportunities Fair. A large variety of local non-profit organizations will be available to familiarize you with their organization and to show you how you can incorporate volunteerism into your life. There is no charge for entry into the event. All YSPN members who attend will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card.  To add your nonprofit to the list of exhibitors, contact ypspringfield@gmail.com. For attendees, this is an open house event with no registration required.  Know a nonprofit who would like to find young professional volunteers?  Please share this information with them. CLICK HERE for more information on agencies.

Nominate an Exemplary Leader

Due By May 15

Illinois Women in Leadership is pleased to announce the 2014 ATHENA Leadership Award® in Springfield. This year the Award is presented by IWIL, a local women’s leadership organization with over 150 members. The award will be presented to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way and most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential. Nominations are now being accepted and may be submitted at www.iwil.biz through May 15, 2014.

Professional Development Luncheon

May 20, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
ITT Technical Institute
2501 West Wabash, Springfield

Focus on identifying and cultivating your personal leadership style!

Dr. Nicole Pacheco, of Professional Edge, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Pacheco will discuss leadership styles and administer the People Personality Test, which is similar to Myers-Briggs, and focuses on 4 areas of personality that correspond to a person’s leadership style. The results of the test will show which areas the person is strong in, and which areas they need to further develop. This event is sponsored by Alice Campbell Staffing. A special thank you to ITT Technical Institute for hosting the event.

CLICK HERE to register.

May Meetup/Business After Hours

Thursday, May 29, 2014
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Grab your business cards and join us for the May Business After Hours hosted by R. W. Troxell.  This event will replace the May Monthly Meet Up.

This is a great opportunity to network. After Hours events are an ideal way to connect with other area professionals and gain exposure for your business. A special thank you to R.W. Troxell for sponsoring the event and allowing all YSPN Members to attend this Business After Hours at no cost.

June Monthly Meetup

June 18, 2014, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

After work meet-ups/happy hours, throughout the year every third Wednesday of the month from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM at various locations within the Springfield area.

On Wednesday, June 18th stop by at The ,  Avenue, Springfield, IL

These monthly events throughout the year are meant to be casual and require no registration ahead of time.

Membership Update

Renewal invoices have been mailed and are due now!  We have an amazing year of events ahead - don’t let your membership lapse!  Dues are still only $25 and are good through 3/31/15!

To check the status of your membership or to pay for your renewal with a credit card, please call Sarah Graham at (217) 525-1173. You can renew your membership dues also by mailing your check to The Chamber (1011 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL).

If you have any questions regarding your membership, please email ypspringfield@gmail.com and type in the subject line “Renewal”.

Corporate Sponsor: NUDO

YSPN Would Like to Thank Our Corporate Sponsor:

nudo_653_cmyk_print Great Career Opportunities for Young Professionals with NUDO Can Be Found by Clicking Here.

Visit NUDO online at www.nudo.com

Corporate Sponsor: SIU School of Medicine

YSPN Would Like to Thank Our Corporate Sponsor:

SIU School of MedicineGreat Career Opportunities for Young Professionals with SIU School of Medicine Can Be Found by Clicking Here.

Visit SIU School of Medicine online at www.siumed.edu

YSPN Sponsorships

Want to increase your company or organization’s exposure to Springfield’s Young Professionals? 


Customizable sponsorships start at just $25 and can put you in the front and center of this extremely desirable demographic.  Check out our new sponsorship levels HERE!  

Want to learn more?  Email us at
ypspringfield@gmail.com to become a sponsor today!

 Annual Sponsorship pdf



Event Sponsorship pdf 



YSPN Career Center

Did you know that in 2013, we completed 13 Resume Reviews, posted over 25 jobs, and not only provided members with career resources, but prospective employers with a great way of targeting the young professional demographic?

YSPN Annual Sponsors enjoy free job postings and members have access to free, year-round career resources purchases of the job posting packages and Annual Sponsorships.

Check out our Career Resources Page for more information.


“…After reformatting my resume, a day later I started receiving interview invitations on monster after I uploaded it. One of them led me to my current job. It was an amazing experience being head hunted by a company rather than sending out dozens of applications to no avail,”  -YSPN Member

Contact us at ypspringfield@gmail.com for more information.

Resume Review


Looking for a new job?  Start your search out on the right foot with an updated resume!  YSPN is offering a brand new resume-review service to members free of charge.  Just send your resume to ypspringfield@gmail.com and a local HR professional will set up a time to meet with you and discuss how to make your resume stand out from the crowd.  This service is for members only.  Not a member?  Click HERE to join now with a credit card, click HERE to download the membership form. 

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