Hays Young Professionals


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 Hays Chamber of Commerce.  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 three 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:

  • Civic/Volunteer combined with Social/Networking Committee 
    Meeting information - The first Thursday of every month, CBD American Shaman, 12:15pm. No RSVP needed.
  • Membership Development Committee 
    Meeting information - The fourth Wednesday of every month, The Press, Noon. No RSVP needed.

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:
Hays Chamber of Commerce, 2700 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601

Have more questions? Resources for new and current members

Current members, share your HYP feedback here. This is an anonymous, virtual comment box.