Young Professionals network provides platform for community connection

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16 Feb 2023


Wabash County, IN  – The Young Professionals of Wabash County (YPWC) is excited to be continuing its work in 2023 to serve as the connector between its members and the Wabash County community. 

The YPWC network has existed in various forms in Wabash County. The current generation of YPWC was launched in 2018 by Grow Wabash County, and has since provided opportunities for local young professionals and emerging leaders in and around Wabash County to connect not only with each other, but with the Wabash County community. 
These opportunities often take shape as events that fall into at least one category: social, educational, and/or philanthropic. 

“The Young Professionals group has become one of the important touchstones for newcomers moving to Wabash County,” Tenille Zartman, chair of the YPWC Steering Committee, said. “The group provides an important platform for young professionals and emerging leaders to connect with each other in fun and meaningful ways.”

YPWC prides itself on being accessible to all emerging leaders in and around Wabash County. It remains a group that is free to join, save for the occasional cost for various community events and meet-ups. 

For the emerging leaders eager to take their involvement in the Wabash County community further, YPWC also helps to connect young professionals with open positions of local boards and committees that best align with their passions and skillsets. 

“One of the key focuses of YPWC in the past year has been to help fellow young professionals get involved in the community,” Melissa Ford, YPWC Steering Committee member, said. “Through greater involvement, YPs are able to grow their leadership skills, develop meaningful relationships and expand their networking opportunities, and pursue personal passions outside of their primary careers.”

The YPWC Steering Committee is currently in the process of planning its full calendar of events for 2023 and looks forward to providing more opportunities for young professionals to connect and serve within Wabash County. 

Some upcoming events include a meet-up at JoJo’s OlFactory & Co. on Friday, Feb. 24, as well as volunteering for Blessings in a Backpack on Thursday, March 2, followed by a casual hangout at Harry’s Old Kettle Saloon. 

The YPWC network also partakes in various events that have become annual traditions for the group such as the Wabash River Clean-Up in July and the Ugly Sweater Bowling Party in December, as well as various meet-ups and lunch and learns scheduled throughout the year focused on topics relevant to the young professional experience.

Those interested in being part of the network can do so by connecting with YPWC via email at or by RSVPing and/or attending any of the various social, educational and/or service events that YPWC hosts throughout the year.

All event information and YPWC updates can be found on the Young Professionals of Wabash County Facebook and Instagram pages as well as in the group’s monthly email blast. Specific questions regarding events or involvement in YPWC can be emailed to

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