Lima Young Professionals

The Lima Young Professionals is a diverse group of business leaders, 40 years of age or under, committed to building relationships and retaining talent among young professionals in the greater Lima area.  The Lima YP seeks to give Lima’s Young Professionals a voice in our community, our businesses and ultimately in our future.

The Lima YP offers members access to other young professionals, community leaders, and businesses throughout Allen County.  Through the variety of events and programs we host throughout the year, our members grow personally and professionally making valuable business and social contacts. 

If you are looking to network and gather business leads, plug into the community, look no further and join the Lima YP. 

For additional information regarding monthly programming, volunteer activity, annual events and how you can join the Lima YP visit or contact Programs at 419.222.6045 or


Lima YP Action Committees:

Leadership Board:

The Lima YP is governed by an executive committee comprised of YP-nominated volunteers, our President, Vice President, and Secretary serve as the executive committee and the remaining board members are our Committee Chairs.

Community Engagement:

Volunteer/ community-based arm of the Lima YP.  This committee spearheads the I Love Lima community outreach program, provides a link to our YPs and community volunteer opportunities.  This committee is also the parent group for our YP Mayor’s Cabinet which meets quarterly with the City of Lima’s Mayor to discuss local initiatives, new projects or programs and how the Lima YP can get involved or just get educated on the City’s on-goings.

Professional Development:

The educational arm of the Lima YP.  Monthly luncheons are developed to help skills building for our YPs, address relative community hot topics, learn about specific industries or tour local businesses.  This committee arranges community leaders to speak on each month’s theme, secures a location which coincides with the speaker and topic, as well as obtains lunch donations.  This committee places our YPs in the heart of the community by showing them what is in their own “backyard.”

Social Development:

Social arm of the Lima YP.  This committee hosts the Business Over Beverages and HYPE.  Business Over Beverages (BOB) is a Thursday Networking group which meets every other week at Lima BIGGBY locations.  On the 3rd Thursday of each month HYPE is held and is an After Hours event which features different bars and restaurants every other month.  This committee is also responsible for YP group-based social activities, i.e.: Love Lima Day

Membership Committee:

Recruiting and retention arm of the program.  This committee prospects for YP members welcomes members and serves as an ambassador to the community and our program.
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Marketing Committee:

Public relations arm.  This group develops the Lima YP Sponsor Spotlight for social media, develops and maintains the, as well as the social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  This committee develops PSAs for upcoming programming as well as marketing our events and the Lima YP organization.

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For additional information regarding monthly programming, volunteer activity, annual events and how you can join the Lima YP contact the Chamber at 419.222.6045 or