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Asheville, North Carolina

Professional Growth & Networking Community

We facilitate professional development, community service, and interpersonal connections through regular events.

All professionals age 21 – 40 living in Western North Carolina are welcome to join us! (Over $500 value for a $50/year membership fee)

Serving WNC For Over 11 Years

As a program of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, YPA is proud to serve the community our members call home whether in Asheville city proper or greater Western North Carolina since 2010.

Non-members are encouraged to participate in our monthly events and will not be charged to attend. Membership costs $50/year (gaining you a value of $500+). Learn More.

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Professional Development Events

We seek to engage with and learn from seasoned professionals from various backgrounds on practical topics related to professional development within the business community of Asheville and Western North Carolina like:

  • Becoming better leaders and better people
  • Awareness of resources, opportunities, and experts in our area
  • Learning about ourselves, finances, success and failure stories of others
  • Many more...

Our professional events provide opportunities for growth in leadership, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and networking with topic related groups as well:

  • Morning Networking
  • Professional Speakers
  • Lunch & Learn Seminars
  • 40 Under Forty
  • And newly organizing groups...

We also provide access to members-only social media groups on Facebook and LinkedIn where we share our learnings, job/career opportunities, can seek advice from fellow members, and so much more!

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Social Events

YPA is an outlet for interacting with other young professionals at monthly events throughout the city and Western North Carolina.

At these events, we spend time meeting together in a relaxed and casual environment. Our social events facilitate a body of peers to support and encourage each other in both personal and professional growth.

  • Monthly Socials
  • Annual Signature Events (Holiday and End of Fiscal Year parties)
  • Sports Events & Group Outings
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Community Service Opportunities

We strive to positively impact our cultural landscape by fostering a desire in YPA members to volunteer, serve and contribute to the greater Asheville community.

Our membership is dedicated to serving a variety of socially conscious organizations on a monthly basis.


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Awesome Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

See the logos above? Those are from the awesome sponsors the Asheville Chamber of Commerce helped us arrange. Each of them not only helps connect us to their own young professionals but also either gave a monetary donation to our organization or made an in-kind donation of their services to help us better facilitate the building of our wonderful community of 21-40-year-old individuals. Please do help us by supporting them by learning more about what they do that is AWESOME!

Want to join them? We've got annual sponsorships available through the chamber of commerce for levels ranging from $750-$3,000. You could also sponsor an event whether it is a professional development, community service, social event, or either of our holiday or fiscal-year-end parties (which are awesome enough many individuals join YPA simply to attend these amazing MEMBERS-ONLY events). We can work out the specifics given there is a mutual benefit and we can advertise for each other mutually - recommended investments range from $100-$5,000 - LETS TALK! Please reach out via email: or to any of our social media accounts: Facebook or Instagram.