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Asheville, North Carolina

Professional Growth & Networking Community

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

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 on topics related to development within the business community.

Our professional events provide opportunities for growth in leadership, entrepreneurship, mentorship and networking.

  • Morning Networking
  • Professional Speakers
  • Lunch & Learn Seminars
  • 40 Under Forty

We also provide access to members-only social media groups on Facebook and LinkedIn!

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Social Events

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

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

  • Monthly Socials
  • Annual Signature Event
  • 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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