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Lancaster Chamber YPN… What it's all about?

The Lancaster Chamber’s Young Professional Network (YPN) provides young professionals (YPs) (suggested age 40 years and under) with a setting to build relationships and develop professionally. The program also helps to cultivate these future leaders by providing opportunities to make valuable business connections and develop their careers.

How do I or my employees get involved:

If you or your employees are interested in being a part of the Young Professional Network, please complete the signup form to receive email updates on upcoming events and more young professional news and resources


Is there a fee to join the Young Professional Network?

No. This program is open to all young professionals! You do not need to be a Chamber member to join the mailing list or attend YPN events.

What's in it for me or my employees?

  • Connect with like-minded professionals and other under 40's.
  • Enhance your professional development at various young professional-focused events and programs.
  • Mix and mingle with seasoned business professionals who've been there and can share their take on valuable lessons learned.
  • Be social through the YPN Blog and YPN Instagram


YPN Spotlight – Featuring a new young professional each month

Each month you'll get a chance to meet a fellow YP through our YPN Spotlight. To check out recently featured YPs, Click Here. This month get to know Kasey Hess of Members 1st Federal Credit Union


Name: Kasey Hess

Title: SEG Relationship Coordinator

Company: Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Job Responsibilities:

Actively participate in civic, community, and organizations events to network and establish relationships with Members 1st Select Employer Groups (SEG’s).


Resources: (favorite app, book, magazine, article reference, blog, twitter follower, etc…)

Favorite read: Principles by Ray Dalio & The Go-Giver by Bob Burg

Latest Nugget of Knowledge:

Have a fierce resolve in everything you do. Demonstrate determination, resiliency, and tenacity. Do not let temporary setbacks become permanent excuses. Use mistakes and problems as opportunities to get better-not reasons to quit. – Jamie Dimon-CEO at JP Morgan

1.) As a young professional, what has been the most valuable part of getting involved with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce?

I would say that the most valuable part of getting involved with the Lancaster Chamber is building relationships. I have had the opportunity to establish lasting relationships both professionally and personally that have stemmed from my chamber involvement. I also truly enjoy getting to learn about the variety of industries that contribute to Lancaster County’s market.

2.) What do you hope to achieve in your field?

I aspire to evolve further into my current role as SEG Relationship Coordinator to be an advocate for every business owner within my market area. I plan to further educate myself in my current field by going back to school to attain a master’s degree in business with a focus in marketing.

3.) When did you know this is what you wanted to do in life?

I’ve always known that I am passionate about helping and educating people. My reward in life is when I can help our members achieve short and long term financial goals in order to live a sustainable lifestyle. I enjoy the flexibility in my current role that allows me to meet and interact with new people every day. Building lasting relationships is something that I always loved in school and now I have the great opportunity to continue my passion in my career.

4.) How are you motivated in your life’s work?

I am motivated by my desire to continuously grow and learn, there is always opportunity to learn from any situation or event in life. It has been a great opportunity to work for Members 1st because they have provided me with the tools and education that I need to become confident. Motivation in my life’s work begins with my belief and passion that I have the opportunity to change lives in a positive manner by coordinating relationships between businesses and Members 1st. It’s a great feeling when I know the company I work for also believes heavily in the core values of helping & giving back to our members and the communities we serve throughout Southcentral Pennsylvania.


Meet Our Sponsors:


Union Community Bank
Lancaster Bible College