Welcome To YSPN!

YSPN provides unique opportunities to network with your peers through various social, community service and networking events.  These activities are designed to allow you to expand your personal networks and build lasting connections with the many commercial, charitable, and artistic venues in Springfield.

The membership roster is over 300 young professionals from a wide variety of careers and industries.  If you are not a member yet, we invite you to JOIN US.

Trivia Night for Charity Presented by Bunn

November 21, 2014BUNN
Knights of Columbus Hall
2200 Meadowbrook Road
Registration - 6:00 PM

Thank You to Bunn, our title sponsor for making this event possible. This year’s event will again be lead by Trivia Master Kevin Lust with a fun twist. Mulligans will be available to purchase! Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the trivia begins at 7 p.m. Feel free to bring your own food/snacks for your table and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. The cost is $100 for a table (10 people maximum) or $15 per person.

The beneficiary of this year’s event will be the Boy’s & Girls Club of Central Illinois!

Don’t want to play trivia but still want to be part of the fun? Volunteer with YSPN for the evening. Be a judge or help facilitate check in. Contact ypspringfield@gmail.com to signup today.


Professional Development

Professional Development Seminar
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
The Chamber

All too often, we hear nothing but “doom and gloom” regarding Illinois and that trickles down to how we perceive our local economy. The headlines are full of sound bytes like “pension crisis” and reports of residents and/or businesses leaving the state. Most people assume the same is happening right here in our own backyard.  Hear the reality news from Dr. Ashley Kirzinger the Director of Survey Research at University of Illinois Springfield.

A special pricing is available for YSPN Members at $15/person. Nonmember cost is $29/person. Register Today.

Volunteer with YSPN

December 8, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
December 13, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join fellow YSPN volunteers for our annual December Community Service Project.  We will be volunteering with the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery’s Children’s Holiday Store.  The store gives kids the opportunity to buy presents and your task as a volunteer is to help them while their parents wait in the lobby.
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December Meetup

Ugly Sweater Contest
More information coming soon!

YSPN Career Center

Did you know that in 2013, we completed 13 Resume Reviews, posted over 25 jobs, and not only provided members with career resources, but prospective employers with a great way of targeting the young professional demographic?

YSPN Annual Sponsors enjoy free job postings and members have access to free, year-round career resources purchases of the job posting packages and Annual Sponsorships.

Check out our Career Resources Page for more information.


“…After reformatting my resume, a day later I started receiving interview invitations on monster after I uploaded it. One of them led me to my current job. It was an amazing experience being head hunted by a company rather than sending out dozens of applications to no avail,”  -YSPN Member

Contact us at ypspringfield@gmail.com for more information.

Corporate Sponsor: SIU School of Medicine

YSPN Would Like to Thank Our Corporate Sponsor:

SIU School of MedicineGreat Career Opportunities for Young Professionals with SIU School of Medicine Can Be Found by Clicking Here.

Visit SIU School of Medicine online at www.siumed.edu

YSPN Sponsorships

Want to increase your company or organization’s exposure to Springfield’s Young Professionals?

Customizable sponsorships start at just $25 and can put you in the front and center of this extremely desirable demographic.  Check out our new sponsorship levels HERE!

Connect with YSPN
Visit the Membership tab to learn about the benefits of YSPN membership and how to join.
Thank You Sponsors