Paducah Young Professionals to Host Multi-State YP Unite Summit

Published Friday, October 27, 2017 8:30 am

The annual Multi-State Young Professionals Unite Summit will be held in Paducah on November 9 and 10 and hosted by the Paducah Young Professionals with presenting sponsor US Bank.  The YP Unite Summit is in its fifth year and this is the first time to be held in West Kentucky.   The leadership conference is focused on young professionals and young professional organizations.  This unique opportunity allows young professionals to collaborate, network, share best practices and further develop leadership skills with others from across the region.  Young professionals from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois and Missouri are expected to attend.  

The YP Unite Summit will begin on Thursday, November 9 with a welcome reception at The 1857 Hotel & Events Space and continue on Friday, November 10 with a full day of leadership workshops held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. The cost is $85 for an individual ticket. Reserved tables are also available for $800.  The event is open to the public and attendees do not have to be a member of a local young professionals organization to register.  

Featured speakers include local award winning entrepreneurs Ed & Meagan Musselman; Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball and husband Asa James Swan, who serves as Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Department of Transportation; Steve Powless, CEO of Computer Services, Inc.; and George Wilson, former NFL player and founder of the George Wilson S.A.F.E.T.Y. Foundation. 

Breakout sessions will be held throughout the day to focus on professional development skills such as conflict resolution, salary negotiation, job interview skills, public speaking and how to use your communication style to advance your career. Additional sessions will focus on young professional organizations and will offer opportunities to share best practices, improve your brand in the community and understand the advantages of networking. 

Paducah Young Professionals was selected to host this event by a panel of regional young professionals after an application process and panel review. Previous YP Unite Summit conferences have been held in Cincinnati, OH and Louisville, KY.  

Paducah Young Professionals (PYP) was established in December 2015 and is a division of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.  PYP currently has more than 240 members.  PYP provides social and professional opportunities for emerging leaders, age 21-40. The goal of PYP is to connect, engage and develop our community’s current network of young professionals and entice others to relocate to our community. Through networking, professional development, and community service, PYP members are able to meet and connect with established leaders and like-minded professionals.  

To register for the YP Unite Summit visit or Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. For more information contact Kelly Davis at 270-443-1746 or

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