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Annual Dinner 

Richland Young Professionals will recognize emerging leaders in Richland County through their Annual Awards Dinner hosted on September 14, 2023 at 6pm at the Ontario Event Center. 

Among the awards presented will include celebration and recognition of:

4 Under 40: Award given to 4 individuals under the age of 40 based on career achievement, commitment to excellence in career, leadership within company or industry, commitment to business growth, involvement in community activities, leadership in community organizations and potential impact to community’s future.

Economic Impact/Excellence:

This award recognizes a person, business, or organization for their efforts in supporting economic, workforce, and/or community development in Richland County.

Entrepreneurial Spirit:

Richland County business that either started or re-invented itself in the last 24 months, led/owned by a young professional (<40 years of age)

Mentorship Graduation: The Mentorship Program is a cornerstone of RYP’s goal to develop the skills of young professionals. The program gives RYP members the opportunity to connect with seasoned, high-level business leaders for 6 months of learning, discovery, and challenge, all while providing mentees with a firsthand look at life and work in Richland County. We will be recognizing 12 matches of mentors and mentees for completing this program that has been in progress through the past 6 months.

Individual tickets and tables (seats 8) for the event are available for purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ryp-annual-dinner-tickets-693096529377?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&from=8004f07336e211ee9e6e2237f67379e0

Please purchase tickets by August 31!

Richland Young Professionals is a group of driven young professionals looking to make a difference in our careers and our community. We focus on networking, professional development and career connections.

Connect. Collaborate. Thrive.


For more information please email richlandyoungprofessionals@gmail.com

RYP is a group of driven young professionals looking to make a difference in our careers and in our community.



Young Professionals Week will take place September 12th-15th.

Here is a list of the weeks events!

Join us for a fun Networking Event at The Phoenix Brewing Co. on Tuesday, September 12th at 5 PM. Professional Headshots by Alyssa Huss Photography for $25!

Networking event free of charge!


Join us for an informational lunch brought to you by RYP and NECIC. Teana Sykes, creator of Tea Talk, will be giving a talk on Money Rules to Live By. Please RSVP for lunch at the link below!