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Harbor Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs

If you live in the Grays Harbor area and are looking to make a difference in the community, make life-long business and social connections, or develop your career skills, then you’ve come to the right place. Harbor Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) was created to be an inclusive group designed to attract, develop, and train talent in the region.

First Thursday!

A fun, purely social event with no agenda other than meeting other young professionals. The events take place at a different location around the region on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. These events are free to members and guests.

Get Connected

Meet new people. Socialize with friends, colleagues, and members of the community.

Be Empowered

Develop new skills. Network with local professionals. Create mentoring relationships.

Stay Engaged

Give back to the community through volunteer work and civic engagement.
What is a "young professional"?
YPs are generally considered working adults between the ages of 21-40, but also include “young thinkers” of any age over 21.
What type of job must I have to be included?
YPs come in all shapes, sizes, nationalities, backgrounds, industries, and educational experience. Accountants, artists, bankers, engineers, non-profit workers, college students, small business owners and everyone in between is welcome.
Is this another networking, dating, or social club?
Absolutely not!  HYPE offers networking, fun, and social opportunities with other YPs, but that is not our focus.  This is an organization designed to connect, empower, and engage local YPs.  Our goal is to make a significant difference in the development of our members and a positive impact in our community.  At our events, YPs will have opportunities to meet other YPs and community leaders with the focus on building connections and relationships, not sales.
Do I have to live in Grays Harbor to join HYPE?
No. HYPE is a regionally focused group and accepts members from all surrounding communities. So, whether you live in Grays Harbor County or not, you are welcome at HYPE.
How often will HYPE meet?
HYPE is currently focused on just one meeting on the first Thursday of each month. However, as the organization grows we plan on adding several additional events each month. Stay tuned for more opportunities in the future.