AYPN has a membership of nearly 500 members with careers that span virtually every industry including: banking, real estate, non-profit, insurance, education, law, medicine and many others. Click here for a list of member employers.
AYPN exists for the sole purpose of keeping young, talented professionals in Arkansas as the future executives of the state.
We recognize that there is a void in central Arkansas for young professionals. AYPN works to fill that void by providing opportunities for its members to communicate, collaborate, and recreate with co-workers, colleagues, and friends.
A 2004 study focused on the economic growth of the Little Rock metro stated that,
"Recruiting and retaining people between the ages of 25-45 is an important part of the competitiveness of a region. These are the workers that fuel knowledge-based companies. Quality of life serves an important role in recruiting and retaining these young professionals." Click here to access the full report.
We believe that by focusing on professional networking, professional development, economic development, and community involvement we will help to create a recruiting and retaining force in central Arkansas that will increase the economic sustainability of the region.
What They Are Saying About Us
"Whether it be in sports, business or politics, any organization, with its eye on the future, must always have a talented farm team. AYPN provides a platform and network for emerging business leaders of Arkansas."
Dean, Clinton School of Public Service
“AYPN has proven to be a great organization for young
executives to network, to build friendships, and to become
more educated about business. They have effectively
promoted Arkansas and have encouraged young professionals
to seek career opportunities in Arkansas. Their commitment
to community involvement has been very impressive. I wish
AYPN was around when I began my career."
”AYPN is producing the next generation of business and
professional leaders in Arkansas through training, networking
and community involvement. The networking opportunities
and the interaction with the Board of Advisors are invaluable
to the success of a young professional.” Sharon Priest - Director, Downtown Partnership
Director, Downtown Partnership
“A recent economic development study concluded that Little
Rock needed a strong young professionals association to attract
companies with higher paying jobs. The Little Rock Chamber
was very excited to find that not only did one exist, but it was
growing and very active in the community. A dynamic AYPN
will play a key role in the recruiting of new jobs to the Little
President, Twin City Bank
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