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Young Professional Group
The New Bern Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a program designed to create a meaningful network of dedicated, talented young professionals ranging in age 21-40 in Craven County. YPG’s mission is to create a platform for our members to build relationships, both professionally and personally, to become politically and philanthropically active, and to contribute to the high quality of living in our community.
Our largest event, YPG River Jam, brings hundreds of young professionals together each summer for an evening of fun in our historic downtown. The proceeds of this event allow us to fund an endowment with the Craven Community College Foundation that supports students who are improving their personal and professional options through any of the many workforce development courses offered at the College.
One of our largest events, YPG River Jam, allows us to give college scholarships to graduating seniors from Craven County high schools.
YPG is organized and managed by the YPG Board of Directors:
- Rebekah Hornek, 2020 Chair
- Ashley Irizarry
- Ross Hardeman
- Cameron Holton
- Chelsea Payne
- Liz Hartman
- Charlotte Martin
An annual membership in YPG is $45 for Chamber members (or, if your employer is a Chamber member) and $60 for non-Chamber members. You may join by filling out the YPG Membership Application here. If you are a renewing member, you can find the YPG Invoice and Survey here.
If you or your business would like to serve as a sponsor for an event, River Jam, or as a corporate sponsor for the year, please contact us at the email address below.