It has been an exceptionally exciting summer for our team at the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. In addition to proudly partnering with the Nebraska Military Department and the Lincoln Airport Authority to host hundreds of thousands of attendees at the Guardians of Freedom Airshow in August, we also welcomed Nebraska’s Federal Congressional Delegation for our annual Legislative Summit, united interns from throughout the city for another successful MyTern program and continued our work to drive the economic vitality of our city. And now, we are excited to announce another incredibly important series of events at our annual YP Week hosted by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group.

Our team and members of our Lincoln YPG Council have been cultivating plans to unite hundreds of Lincoln’s young professionals the first week of October for YPG Week 2023, arming them with powerful connections to continue expanding their professional networks as they build their careers in Lincoln. The week will begin with a kickoff luncheon featuring a keynote address from Hudl co-founder John Wirtz and will continue with other engaging events, including luncheons, community tours and more.

Seven influential organizations and individuals will also be recognized at our 4th annual Young Lincoln Leader Awards Gala. Together, we will celebrate and applaud the contributions these truly impactful young professionals have made in our community in the following categories: Young Professional of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Diversity and Inclusion Excellence, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Next Generation Workplace, Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year and Emerging Leader of the Year. All Lincoln Young Professionals Group members are invited to join us for this important celebration on October 5. To learn more about the Young Lincoln Leader Awards, visit

Our team is eager to connect with the attendees of this year’s YP Week. I urge all business leaders to encourage the young professionals within your organizations to participate in YP Week and engage in our program throughout the year. With recurring monthly networking and educational opportunities, YPG is a powerful outlet that offers valuable resources and connections for Lincoln’s dynamic base of young professionals. To learn more about our upcoming YP Week or Lincoln Young Professionals Group membership, visit or contact our Lincoln YPG Program Manager Mia Wilken at

We are so proud to serve as a catalyst for growth, learning and collaboration through this important program of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for joining us in our continued support of the talented future leaders of our business community. As the driving force behind innovation, valuable members of our talent pipeline and the architects of tomorrow’s business landscape, connecting our young professionals with the resources necessary to flourish and thrive is more important than ever.

The Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to improve the lives of Lincoln residents by providing increased economic opportunity and can only be accomplished together. For more information, contact Derek Feyerherm at