Young Professionals

Our Mission

Develop, connect, empower and retain young professionals through increased opportunities and resources enhancing professional development and business success within the greater Elkhart region.


  • Encourage young professionals to discover the thriving opportunities in the greater Elkhart area. Highlight the community’s positive features through our luncheons and networking events, helping young professionals discover the secrets that attract and retain our top talent in this vibrant region.
  • Engage our community and empower young professionals through an impactful annual service project.

Join Us!

Council Meeting Time:
1st Thursday 4 pm

Council Co-Chairs:
TeAnna Gonzalez, Centier Bank
Mariana Reyes, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union

Board Liaison:
Derald Gray, DG Visionaries

Staff Liaison:
Kristen Smole


What we do together

  • Provide a forum for young professionals to network and develop professional relationships.
  • Identify roadblocks that hinder young professionals from professional and personal development, offering solutions through subjects presented at quarterly luncheons.
  • Recruit young professionals to serve on the council and to attend YP events

Upcoming Events