Sioux Falls Area
Chamber of Commerce
Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network
Sioux Falls YPN
UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar 29
Mar 29
YPN Focus Workshop: Buying Your First Home
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chamber of Commerce
Mar 30
Mar 30
YPN March Off the Clock
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ass’ociates & Company (The Attic)
Apr 04
Apr 04
YPN Social Action Team Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Chamber of Commerce
Apr 05
Apr 05
YPN Morning Buzz - South
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Panera Bread
Apr 05
Apr 05
YPN Morning Buzz - Downtown
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM Pappy's
Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce


Who We Are

About YPN

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The Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a program of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. The YPN exists to create business opportunities, support civic involvement and promote an overall investment in the future of the community.

Founded in 2009, the Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network was formed to help young professionals in the Sioux Falls area to grow professionally and network with their peers. Since then, we have grown to more than 1,000 members representing a variety of backgrounds and professions. YPN continues to build connections and help educate young professionals through a number of events and activities. The YPN offers you access to community leaders, a seat at the table and knowledge about our community as well as the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

YPN members gain:

  • Broadened perspectives and enhanced potential
  • Assistance in opening doors for greater corporate/organizational community involvement and visibility
  • Opportunities to influence positive change in the community
  • Unique contact with community leaders and elected officials
  • Access to YPN and Chamber “members only” events
  • Volunteer opportunities within the YPN and Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Membership Card featuring discounts and offers from Chamber members
  • Variety of events and activities to fit any schedule
  • The YPN is open to individuals between the ages of 21-39. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions.

About the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

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The Chamber represents its members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region. More than 2,200 businesses and individuals belong to the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. YPN members can attend Chamber events and take advantage of opportunities within the Chamber.

Click here to learn more about the Chamber

About Sioux Falls

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The YPN has a vested interest in improving and sustaining Sioux Falls – South Dakota’s largest city. A number of activities are designed to help YPN members become more engaged in the community and have a better understanding of how Sioux Falls works – and how YPN members can get involved.

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YPN Leadership

YPN Steering Committee

The YPN is led by a volunteer Steering Committee. Members of the Steering Committee meet on a monthly basis and help guide the direction, activities and events for the YPN. Steering Committee members serve a three-year term, and represent a wide variety of businesses in our community. They participate in Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cuttings, representing the YPN.

2016-2017 Steering Committee

Christie Aberson Great Western Bank
Ben Davis Avera Mckennan Hospital and University Center
Marty DesLauriers UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Lucas Fiegen Fiegen Construction Co.
Chris Filsinger CorTrust Bank
Lexie Frankman Midco
Maggie Groteluschen The First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Betsy Schuster The Helpline Center
Carrie Johnson SDN Communications
Brittany Kelley Elsasser MetaBank
Reggie Kuipers Bender Commercial Real Estate
Daschle Larsen McKinneyOlson Insurance
Larry Luetke Keller Williams Realty
Dan Menke Pride Neon, Inc.
Joe Millar Sioux Falls Sports Authority
Paige Pearson Meyer Midco
Brad Rehfeldt Howalt+McDowell
Jered Schock Marco
Erin Schoenbeck Catholic Community Foundation
Amber Schwiesow Midco
Cory Weeden First Dakota Title

YPN Staff

Kayla Scholten is the YPN Manager and is responsible for implementing YPN programs, general growth of the YPN and day-to-day operations, as well as overall branding of the organization.

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YPN Member Tara Allen

YPN Member Spotlight - Tara Allen

This week, during the YPN Membership Drive, we'll be spotlighting YPN member Tara Allen, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. Tara has been a YPN member since 2012, and in her first year as an agent, won International Rookie of the Year for Keller Williams Realty!

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YPN Member Alex Jensen

YPN Member Spotlight - Alex Jensen

This week, during the YPN Membership Drive, we'll be spotlighting YPN member Alex Jensen, who's currently serving as a District 12 legislator in Pierre.

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YPN Member Alissa Van Meeteren

YPN Member Spotlight - Alissa Van Meeteren

This week, during the YPN Membership Drive, we'll be spotlighting YPN member Alissa Van Meeteren, a Business Development Representative for the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

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YPN Member Alissa Van Meeteren

YPN Member Spotlight - Mat Timmer

This week, during the YPN Membership Drive, we'll be spotlighting YPN member Mat Timmer, Assistant Vice President at Minnwest Bank in Sioux Falls.

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YPN Member Taylor Jacobsen

YPN Member Spotlight - Taylor Jacobsen

This week, during the YPN Membership Drive, we'll be spotlighting YPN member Taylor Jacobsen, North Central Insurance.

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