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Young Professionals

2017 YPD Award Winners

Congratulations to this year's Young Professional Award Winners!

Dubuque Area Chamber’s Young Professionals Friend of the Year – Lara LeGrand, Hotel Julien Dubuque
Dubuque Area Chamber’s Young Professionals Business of the Year – Hotel Julien Dubuque
Dubuque Area Chamber’s Young Professional of the Year – Jessica Ehrlich, American Trust & Savings Bank

Left to right: Jessica Ehrlich, Lyndsey LeGrand, Becky Stolk, Sonja Harris, Madelynn Harris, Kayla Balke, Lara LeGrand, and Joe Polich

Make Connections. Get Involved. Impact Dubuque.

Affiliated under the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Dubuque (YPD) exists to connect young professionals with each other, the business community, and the city in which we live, work, play and do business.

Young Professionals of Dubuque began with approximately 60 members in the spring of 2006 and has grown to over 1400 members. The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce discovered that Dubuque-area young professionals were looking for an organization that would do things differently. Young professionals were asking for a group that addressed their needs with a dash of creativity and a focus on professional development, networking, and community involvement. Those needs coincided with the Chamber's desire to acquaint the area's young professionals with each other; knowing that relationship is a powerful retention tool. YPD has evolved to a dynamic group that the Dubuque Chamber and community as a whole look to as up-and-coming leaders in Tri-State area.


YPD offers professional development, social networking events and opportunities for greater community involvement.


To connect young professionals by offering opportunities to enhance professional development, build relationships and make a positive impact in our community.

Join Young Professionals

Cost of joining YP is as follows: $50 for employees of Chamber members, $55 for employees of non-Chamber members. YP Luncheon cost: $12 for employees of Chamber members, $17 for employees of non-Chamber members.