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Young Professionals Group

Monthly Meeting:
2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:00-5:00 pm at the Anchorage Chamber Board Room (1016 W 6th Ave., Ste. 304)


Networking Luncheons:
Last Friday of the month, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

YPG Director:
Tosha Swan, 677-7103,

Our Mission

To connect diverse young professionals across the area to create a force that will both strengthen and grow Anchorage and its young professional community, with the ultimate goal of attracting even more young professionals to share their talents and make Anchorage their home.

Save the Date!

April 29-30, 2022 @ the Dena'ina Center + virtual via Whova


Who We Are

The Young Professionals Group is made up of business professionals and corporate leaders between the ages 21 – 39 who are ready to work hard, play hard and make a positive impact on the greater community of Anchorage. YPG was created in June of 2014 and is the largest young professional organization in Alaska with over 400 engaged members.

YPG averages dozens of professionals per event, and has implemented a variety of avenues for professionals to develop key business skills and strategies, grow personally and professionally, and provide unique networking opportunities with other motivated and social professionals.

YPG Monthly Meetings - Meet fellow young professionals, hear what's happening at the chamber, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and give an update on your company or organization.

YPG Monthly Networking Luncheons - Come and meet fellow young professionals from around Anchorage in a casual environment to eat and sip while socializing and talking politics, business, and what’s currently going on in Anchorage and the world.

CEO Luncheon Series - At the CEO Luncheons, attendees have the unique opportunity to personally network with successful, local leaders with years of experience from various industries across Alaska. Hear about their journey to becoming a CEO and take the opportunity to ask questions or for advice.

Brews with the Boss - The YPG's Brews with the Boss series gives you the unique opportunity to personally network with successful, local leaders with years of experience from various industries across Alaska.

YPG Social Mixer - YPG Social Mixers are after hours from 5 to 7 pm at various establishments around Anchorage featuring food and drinks, activities, live music, and many great opportunities to network.

Alaska Young Professionals Summit - The Summit, a two-day conference, hosts a series of immersive sessions and compelling seminars presented by successful and experienced government, business, and community leaders. Attendees are fueled by a phenomenal keynote speaker, insightful panel discussions, and have the opportunity to connect with experts. Programs and events are geared toward all levels of employees and executives and welcomes professionals of all industries. EVENT PAGE

YPG Gift - Each year, the YPG focuses its volunteer efforts on a specific cause. In 2019, the YPG chose senior citizens and volunteered with organizations like the Anchorage Senior Center and the Food Bank of Alaska. In 2018, the YPG provided gifts for over 30 adults with developmental disabilities through The Arc of Anchorage, and in 2017 provided gifts for over 30 children with incarcerated parents through Salvation Army.

Adopt-a-Precinct - The YPG gave back to the community by adopting the Creekside Park Elementary School voting precinct during both the Primary and General Elections in 2020.

Adopt-A-Trail - From April 2021 through April 2022, the YPG is caring for the Coastal Trail from Lynn Ary Park to Earthquake Park. Sign up for a time slot to pitch in! You can pick up orange trash bags at the Anchorage Chamber office and throw them away in garbage cans along the trail. Make sure to track your time and note any maintenance and send it to SIGN UP


Benefits of Joining

Employers benefit from sending their younger employees to the Young Professionals Group because they will strengthen and develop skills that make them more valuable employees, their morale will improve and they will feel appreciated by their employer.

  • Meeting new people and developing new business opportunities
  • Expanding your network of business contacts
  • Increasing your visibility through attendance and participation
  • Unique volunteer opportunities
  • Strengthening your teamwork skills by joining a committee
  • Strengthening your leadership skills by serving as a committee or executive board chair
  • Broadening your knowledge base and skills through useful programs and presentations, including learning from both your peers and more experienced professionals

To become a member of YPG, attendance to at least one networking meeting and one networking luncheon or social mixer is required. For a calendar of upcoming events, click here.

Once you're official, join our private Facebook group.

YPG Executive Board

YPG Executive Board 2021-22


We've got some seats to fill!

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 27th.

  • Vice Chair
  • Community Service Chair
  • Events Chair

CHAIR: Tana Skye Nevada, American Cancer Society, Inc.

VICE CHAIR: Jen Motyka, Blitz Promotions

COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIR: Katie Cole, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: DJ Jennings, Adulting Done Right

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR: Shaina Perry, Innovate

SECRETARY: Laura Orenga de Gaffory, Teck Alaska

EVENTS CHAIR: Logan Burt, Dimond Center

DIRECTOR: Tosha Swan, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce


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