Fixer Upper Star Visits Lincoln for YP Week
From the show that introduced us to Chip and Joanna Gaines, shiplap and the heart of Texas, Fixer Upper’s very own carpenter, Clint Harp took the stage to headline YP Week 2017 on September 25. Clint Harp can be found regularly on HGTV as the dumpster diving, reclaimed wood loving carpenter. After quitting his six-figure sales job in 2011 to pursue his dream of building furniture and owning his own company, the last thing he expected was to become so well known. Now, together with his wife Kelly and their three kids, the Harps spend each day pursuing their dream and blazing the new trail of owning their own company, Harp Design Co.
Over 600 people, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, descended upon the Rococo Theatre to hear how Harp created Harp Design, how he met Chip and Joanna Gaines and the process involved to create his projects.
This was the signature event for Lincoln YP Week. YP Week is a weeklong series of carefully curated speakers, discussion panels, workshops and networking opportunities that celebrate the talent, insight and energy of young professionals in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Also, a special announcement was made at the event regarding the development of Young Nebraskans Week, a partnership with The Lincoln Young Professionals Group, the Nebraska Department for Economic Development Connecting Young Nebraskans, Greater Omaha Young Professionals. Young Nebraskans Week aims to concentrate our state’s focus on growing, retaining and developing our youngest members of the workforce. A special workshop with key players will be held in Lincoln to not only learn more about how to create their own week but also experience the model firsthand as Lincoln’s YP Week kicks off.
Lincoln YPG serves as a hub to engage Young Professionals in the community, originally founded by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce with the help of many local sponsors back in 2007. Lincoln keeps its young professionals here by fostering a collaborative community enriched with a bolstering economy, connectivity and endless opportunities for its people to flourish. Lincoln Young Professionals group believes in Lincoln, members can make the difference they want to see, develop a career that is pleasing to them and grow into the professionals they want to be.
The Young Professionals Group believes in empowering young professionals and is committed to making Lincoln an attractive place. YPG helps make Lincoln a place where young professionals take ownership in their future by engaging in and creating a dynamic environment where YP’s are involved professionally, personally and philanthropically.
The Chamber’s mission is to improve the lives of Lincoln residents by providing increased economic opportunity and can only be accomplished together. For more information on the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, (www.lcoc.com) please contact Jaime Henning at firstname.lastname@example.org.