To help community members cultivate meaningful relationships for professional and personal growth.

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about us.

Mission

To attract and retain young professionals by creating opportunities to enable them to better network, socialize and serve our community.


Our History
The idea of a local Young Professionals group in the North Country was created as a group project by the Workforce Investment Board’s North Country Leadership Class of 2007. The class was encouraged to work toward creating a “cool community” – or an area known for its activities and resources geared toward younger generations of up-and-coming professionals. The class started with this idea of a “cool community” and sought to create a group that would retain and attract young professionals to the area through its scenic and recreational resources, volunteer and civic engagements and, of course, serious networking opportunities. The kick-off event for the fledging group was a forum which invited 100 area young professionals to provide input regarding the needs in the region for
young professional representation. This event provided the platform for younger generational leaders and created a buzz which grew from the original 10 planners of the event to over 200 interested young professionals, who now represent the formalized “Adirondack Young
Professionals” —ADKYP.

 

Why Become Involved in ADKYP?
The attraction and retention of young professionals to the region is a key economic development issue. ADKYP exists to support the networking of young professionals, in all stages and types of careers. The group is united in growing and serving the community at large.

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What We Provide

Events

ADKYP offers many fun events and networking opportunities throughout the year. You pick and choose what you would like to attend. Regardless, we love to see new faces and hope to meet you at one of our upcoming events...

Professional Development

Whether you choose to join the board of directors, support a civic project! Why not get involved, have fun, enjoy a more laid back atmosphere and add a few bullet points to your resume?

Membership

There are many reasons why joining ADKYP is a good idea. Here are the top 3: ADKYP is Awesome, Quality Networking with other Young Pro's in the area and Professional development opportunities

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Meet Other People

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Civic Engagement

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Exposure

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Events

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Our Board

ADKYP is managed by an all-volunteer board.
Meghan Weeden

President

Casella Waste Systems

Ellie Conger

Vice President

Kavanaugh Realty

Forrest Edwards

Treasurer
Alexander Edwards & Company, CPAs, P.C.

Megan Manson

Secretary
Immortal Phoenix Studios & Champlain Valley Educational Services

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Become A Member

Do you like what you see and want to become a member of the Organization? Click the button below and pay your membership dues for the year.
Membership is now $25 for the year, membership renews in July 2021.  ​
 
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Events Calendar

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Get in Touch

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