40 Below: Hillsboro YP

40Below_Draft.jpg40 Below: Hillsboro YP 2016 Membership Application

Who can join?

Anyone between the ages 21 to 40 who is a part of the Hillsboro area 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, jump in!

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.

Mission

The mission of the Young Professionals Network is to enhance the culture for young professionals in the Hillsboro community through professional development, entrepreneurship, community service and social networking; to create new opportunities for members; and to connect members to organizations in the Hillsboro community.

Vision

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 Hillsboro community, and we believe that it can be an attractive place for young professionals. With Young Professionals, the community will have a solid partner and asset for the future development of Hillsboro.

How it all began

As a group of young professionals sat around the table discussing the limited involvement opportunities for them and their peers in the Hillsboro area, the concept of the network was born. The conversation revolved around the need to create opportunities to meet peers, cultivate entrepreneurial spirit, increase professional development opportunities and help provide a channel for young professionals to become engaged in the community.