Thurston Young Professionals

Thurston Young Professionals

Thurston Young Professionals

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Who Are We?

Thurston Young Professionals (TYP) is a great place to interact with new and established, younger business professionals in a low-pressure environment.

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for business networking, community involvement, and professional development to individuals in their 20s and 30s.

Monthly Networking Event

 TYP meets on (typically) the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at a different location throughout Thurston County. You’ll enjoy light appetizers to snack on and a no-host bar to sip on your drink of choice.

The more social-oriented event of the month, First Thursdays consist of ample time to meet and connect with other young professionals in the area as well as hear from our committee on important community happenings and upcoming events.

Moments With A Mentor

Moments With A Mentor

Moments With A Mentor: Once a quarter we have the privilege of hearing from an established professional in the community. Hear their professional journey, through successes, failures, lessons learned and sage advice for the next generation. Location varies based on the speaker.

If you would like to attend events such as this with TYP, please visit our events calendar to see any upcoming TYP events. 

The Minds Behind TYP

The TYP Committee is a team of highly dedicated, engaged individuals focused on growing a connected, thriving community of young professionals. Our goal is to cultivate the professional talent within Thurston County, providing resources for professional development, networking and community engagement.

Ashley Chandler

Ashley Chandler

Thurston Chamber of Commerce

Ashley Chandler represents the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce in Member Services and Business Engagement. She enjoys connecting with people within a variety of capacities, bringing information along with resources, and holds community at the forefront of her efforts. When she’s not working, she can be found at a board meeting for the Olympia Host Lions Club or PARC Foundation of Thurston County, mentoring for the Bridge Music Project or hanging out with family, friends and her fur babies.

Thurston Young Professional News

Business Spotlight: KGY Media Group

Business Spotlight – Lamplighters

Business Spotlight – The Bark Bus

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TYP Sponsors