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Northern Kentucky Young Professionals

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals
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Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) is a program of the NKY Chamber that strives to create opportunities for young professionals (YPs) in the region to connect with peers, enhance their professional development, and impact the community through diversity and inclusion.



NKYP is part of the NKY Chamber’s focus on talent attraction & retention, and key talent strategy to support regional goals to ensure the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati metro region has the YP talent needed to grow and compete at a national level.

NKYP is focused on:
  • Expanding professional and social networks for young professionals;
  • Connecting young professionals with quality programming and events to support growth & development;
  • Engaging young professionals in the community to make a difference in their companies and the region.


The NKY Chamber’s NKYP Event Pass is an excellent option for young professionals eager to enhance their careers, expand their networks, and take full advantage of professional growth opportunities.

Designed specifically for young professionals aged 40 and under, the NKYP Event Pass simplifies access to nearly every NKY Chamber event. The NKYP Event Pass is a great option for young professionals who only want to make one ask of their employer to cover networking expenses and support their professional development.

The NKYP Event Pass Includes:
  • Extensive Event Offerings: Admission to nearly every NKY Chamber event, spanning across all departments and programs.
  • NKYP Exclusive Events: Entry to all NKYP signature events, including Cocktails and Conversations, Lunchtime Leader Chats, Next Generation Leadership Awards, Bourbon & Boards, the NKYP Holiday Party, and our annual partner events.
  • Engagement with the NKY Chamber: Access to programming that includes Eggs N' Issues, DEI, Talent Strategies, Public Affairs, and almost all Women Initiative events.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Invitation to participate on NKYP committees, where you can actively shape the direction of NKYP and contribute to your professional growth.
  • Annual Dinner Discount: Opt-in for Annual Dinner at a discounted rate for the biggest networking event of the year.

Please note that the
 NKYP event pass excludes the following:
  • Women’s Initiative Regional Summit
  • Leadership Programming (Regional Youth Leadership, Encounter NKY and Leadership Northern Kentucky)
  • Annual Chamber Golf Outing & Clinic

NKYP Event Passes are active for one year from the date of purchase.


Cocktails and Conversations

A free, lively and casual networking event for young professionals to connect with their peers and share resources. This ongoing event is hosted monthly at various businesses around the region.

Lunchtime Leader Chats

Held twice a year, this series allows young professionals to participate in meaningful discussions with influential leaders from across the region and gain insights into their career journeys while networking with peers.

NKYP Bourbon and Boards

This networking event is for young professionals interested in getting involved with local nonprofits on a deeper level. Attendees connect directly with nonprofit representatives about available leadership positions, responsibilities, and board service.

Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLA)

This celebration salutes and applauds young professionals under 40 for significant professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and community impact. With a legacy spanning over a decade, the NGLAs spotlight and celebrate the talented young leaders and the continued impact that former NGLA Finalists and Award recipients are making throughout the region!

NKYP Elevated Events

Join other young professionals for these annual events that are a step above, including the NKYP Holiday Party, Brews and Baseball with the Florence Y'alls, and events in conjunction with other area young professional groups.



Have questions about Northern Kentucky Young Professionals? Contact Kyle Frizzell, Director of Events, at 859-426-3656 or .

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