Hays Young Professionals

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Pictured Above - 2022 HYP Advisory Council
Back row: Kiera Schwarz (Networking & Engagement Committee Chair - Werth Wealth Management, Gus Konz (Werth Wealth Management - AC member), Thomas Graham (Insurance Planning - AC Chair), Leigh Purdy (Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center - AC member), and Ryan Benton (Midwest Energy - AC Chair-Elect)
Front row: Natalie Klima (Marketing Maven - Member Development Committee Chair), Kade Urban (Driggs Design Group PA - AC member), Kelly Lewis (Bank of Hays - AC Secretary), Jennifer Harmon (Adams Brown - AC member), and Joanne VonLintel (Ideal Refuse Removal & Roll Off Service - AC member)


The mission of Hays Young Professionals (HYP) is to promote the development, recruitment and retention of young professionals in the Hays area; to build a bond between the business community and young professionals; and to help make the Hays area the best place to live, serve, work, and play.

Who We Are

The HYP organization is an arm of The Chamber in Hays, Kansas.  Guidance for this group is provided by the Advisory Council. We are inspired by the wants and needs of the community, and we are here to make a difference. Individuals between the ages of 21-40, seeking to expand their business and professional contacts, interested in giving back to the Hays community, looking to meet new people socially, or those just willing to have a little fun! To learn more, view the links below.


HYP has two committees that assist with keeping our membership engaged and connected to the Hays community. For a detailed description of each of the committees listed below, reference the 'About HYP' document linked above. We are always looking for new committee members to help with events and generate new ideas. Contact The Chamber at hayscc@hayschamber.com for more information on how to get involved.

Meeting information for each of the committees are as follows:

  • Networking & Engagement Committee 
    This committee is responsible for planning networking events and creating community engagement opportunities.  ***Meeting information - The first Thursday of every month at 12:05 at the Welcome Center at 2700 Vine St. No RSVP is needed.  Please see The Chamber's calendar of events for location details and updates.
  • Membership Development Committee 
    This committee creates unique and engaging professional and personal development opportunities to cultivate an array of leaders who excel in their careers and prosper their community.  ***Meeting information - The fourth Wednesday of every month at noon at the Paisley Pear, Wine Bar, Bistro & Market.  No RSVP is needed.  Please see The Chamber's calendar of events for location details and updates.

Benefits to Employers

HYP is a great way to attract and retain young professionals for a stronger economy. It's an opportunity to save recruiting costs – the networks of your best and brightest employees are your most valuable referral source. HYP can help educate your employees in areas such as leadership, community and economic development, and building their network of contacts. View the full listing of benefits at the link below.

YP? Y not?

Hear directly from a few of our members why they chose Hays Young Professionals.

Want to Join?

For questions about HYP membership fees, click the link below.

To become a member of HYP, please complete the membership application below and return to the chamber at:
The Chamber in Hays, Kansas, 2700 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601

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Resources for new and current members

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