Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    HYP is excited to partner with Destination Education to send care packages to a group of first generation college students.

    Helping is Simple!: Join us to help put together care packages and write brief notes of encouragement for each package.

    We will be meeting at the Destination Education office located on the 2nd floor of the Midtown Center Building. Please join us for this great volunteer opportunity to celebrate this special group of first generation college students!

    Extra points for showing up in your favorite college gear :)!

    Learn More:

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • City Council Chambers, City Hall, 270 S River Ave, Holland, MI 49423

    Bring your own lunch and connect with the 2017 mayoral candidates and other young professionals in a casual setting. It is a great chance to see the candidates' perspectives on current City issues and also become familiar with the space where council and committee meetings take place for the City of Holland. 

    This event is geared towards engaging young professionals in local government through conversation and Q&A style panel with mayoral candidates Nancy DeBoer and Jay Peters. Submit your questions ahead of time, if time allows the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions in person.


    Jay is a life-long resident of Holland, graduating from Holland High School in 1976 and Hope College in 1980 with degrees in economics and geology. Currently, Jay is President of Development Strategies, Inc., a fundraising consulting and project management firm located in Holland. As a consultant, Jay has more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of non-profit development and has worked throughout Michigan on a wide variety of municipal and non-profit projects involving project management and fundraising. Additionally, he served as the Executive Director of the West Michigan Strategic Alliance (2000-2005), a non-profit organization focused on the development and achievement of a 25-year vision designed to ensure long-term sustainability and quality of life for the West Michigan region. Prior to entering the consulting field, Jay served as Regional Advancement Director in the Development office of Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

    In his work with Development Strategies, Jay has worked with a long list of community improvement organizations and non-profits. 

    In a volunteer capacity, Jay has served on the boards of the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ottawa County chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Holland Jaycees. He graduated from Leadership Holland in 1992 and served on its executive committee from 1994 to 1998. Additionally, Jay has served on the Executive Committee of Leadership West Michigan, an initiative to develop tomorrow’s future regional thinkers, chaired Holland’s Historic District Commission from 1996 to 2000, chaired Holland’s Planning Commission from 2004 to 2007, as well as the All-America City Committee that successfully earned All-America City and Community status for the City of Holland.

    Jay was elected to Holland City Council in 2007. He recently co-chaired the effort to redevelop the Civic Center and serves as council’s liaison to the Holland Historic District Commission, the Downtown Development Authority and the Neighborhood Improvement Committee.

    He is married to Kristen Wyatt and they have three children — Emma, Hannah and Peter.


    Nancy De Boer was first elected to Holland City Council in November, 2005. In November, 2015, she was elected the first woman mayor in Holland's 148 year history. During her tenure on the Council, Nancy has championed Holland Youth Advisory Council activities, the Labor Day BoardWALK, the Pay it Forward Holland initiative, and Holland's involvement in America in Bloom and now the international Communities in Bloom. Having lived in the Detroit area, Ohio, Chicago, and Wisconsin, Nancy realizes the natural beauty and extraordinary people of Holland, claiming it as home for the past three decades.

    After weathering the economic downturn of the last decade, Nancy believes Holland is well positioned to use its resilient character, integrity, and entrepreneurial spirit to embrace a season of growth. She has worked hard to develop consensus in restoring the Holland Civic Center, which will celebrate with a ribbon cutting in the Fall, 2018.

    The full city block to the east of the Civic Center is also being transformed with bulldozers and cranes to become an architecturally sensitive, retail/entertainment/residential development. Having ended the generations of coal-powered electric production, Holland's brand new architecturally designed, natural gas Community Energy Park opens this year with its educational spine and classroom space to continue to grow an appreciation for history and the wise stewardship of our resources. Holland's snowmelt system, the largest in North America, quintuples its capacity with this new plant. 

    Nancy is honored to serve the city she loves by encouraging long range planning, collaboration to solve problems and grow resources, and working to keep the values of integrity and innovation that have made Holland so successful.

    Few communities have the natural amenities and the kind and generous heart of the citizens of Holland. Nancy and her husband, Jim, realize that this has been a special place in which to raise their children and make a difference. Though smaller in population, Holland's position as an international tourist destination, an education center, a philanthropic hub, a nature rich recreation area, and one of the best places in the country to start and grow a business makes it a great place for any family to call home.

    Mayor Nancy De Boer knows, too, that with all those blessings comes responsibility as well. Holland is uniquely positioned to do good for its area and beyond.

    ***Questions can either be submitted via RSVP or by emailing

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • West Coast Chamber of Commerce - Learning Lab 272 E 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

    Please join us for an evening of Women Inspiring Women within our business community. This event connects women from all generations and stages of their professional careers to share experiences, insight, and support. Events are social and provide an opportunity for networking, mentoring and fun!

    At this event, the Chamber and the Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals will be exploring the potential of launching a new partnered Affinity Group called West Michigan Women Mentoring (WM2).  This collaboration is an effort to foster meaningful connections between females in all stages of their career. We invite professional women living and/or working in the greater Holland/Zeeland area, who have an interest in sharing experiences, struggles and best practices. More details to come at the upcoming event on November 7th! 

    Holland Young Professionals are invited to attend FREE of charge.

    Register HERE using discount code HYP17.

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Brew Merchant

    Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Unwind!

    Chris and Carrie Alderink, founders of Brew Merchant and Merchant Hall, graciously open their doors to the members of HYP for our ever popular Multicultural Thanksgiving UnWind.

    Hope College Catering will be providing traditional dishes from five different cultures along with information about each culture.

    It will be an enjoyable evening of connecting and learning about different cultures through delicious food. We hope to see you there!

    Admission is free with complimentary Thanksgiving-style dinner and beverages will be available for purchase from Brew Merchant. You may drop in anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, but we encourage and appreciate your registration in advance if you plan to attend, so that Hope College Catering can plan food quantities accordingly.

Past events

18 Oct 2017 Inside HYP at Tiara Yachts
12 Oct 2017 October Unwind: HYP Halloween at Park Theatre
27 Sep 2017 Meet & Greet with the Lieutenant Governor!
18 Sep 2017 Inside HYP at Compassionate Heart Ministries
14 Sep 2017 Community Foundation's Annual Fall Celebration "It's a Bright Night"
07 Sep 2017 September UnWind at Coppercraft Distillery
30 Aug 2017 HYP Annual Golf Outing at Pigeon Creek
26 Aug 2017 August Volunteering at Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Build Day
10 Aug 2017 August Unwind: Macatawa Ale Company
27 Jul 2017 White Caps Night with HYP, Grand Rapids Young Professionals, and YNPN!
13 Jul 2017 July Unwind: Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
29 Jun 2017 Coffee and Conversation Series: "Leadership Matters" Young Leaders Panel
08 Jun 2017 June Unwind: Dutch Village's Thirsty Dutchman Pub
23 May 2017 Herman Miller's Millenials in the Workplace
22 May 2017 HYP Board/Committee involvement informational meeting
18 May 2017 May Unwind: Edify North
15 May 2017 Drop in for HYP Summer Sports - Mondays and/or Wednesdays!
06 May 2017 Tulips and Juleps: A Derby Soiree in partnership with Tulip Time
05 May 2017 Apply to join the HYP Board!
13 Apr 2017 2017 HYP Annual Dinner/Leadership Awards @ Baker Lofts
13 Apr 2017 Announcing the 2017 HYP Leadership Award Finalists!
24 Mar 2017 2017 HYP Poker Crawl
16 Mar 2017 Breakfast of Champions: The Latest on Fiber Downtown
09 Mar 2017 March Unwind: Macatawa Legends
01 Mar 2017 Nominate a young leader for a HYP Award by March 1!
16 Feb 2017 Inside HYP Happy Hour: Tiger Studios
09 Feb 2017 February Unwind: Big Lake Brewing
02 Feb 2017 HYP Wine Tasting at Butch's Dry Dock in partnership with Herman Miller
24 Jan 2017 Coffee and Conversation Series: Philanthropy Matters Panel - Giving and the Next Generation
12 Jan 2017 January Unwind: Fireside Brewing Company
13 Dec 2016 Inside HYP at the Holland Rescue Mission
10 Dec 2016 December Volunteering at Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Build Day
08 Dec 2016 December Unwind: Worksighted
17 Nov 2016 November UnWind: Multicultural Thanksgiving
16 Nov 2016 Inside HYP at Evoqua Water Technologies
09 Nov 2016 Generation Startup Film Screening at the Knickerbocker
07 Nov 2016 The BIG READ: Book Discussion at Our Brewing Company with HYP
27 Oct 2016 October Unwind: HYP Halloween at Park Theatre
21 Oct 2016 Volunteering at Outdoor Discovery Center's Treats & Trails!
20 Oct 2016 An Evening with Good Samaritan Ministries: Together, We Can
12 Oct 2016 Inside HYP at Outdoor Discovery Center
29 Sep 2016 New Member Meet Up at New Holland Brewing
26 Sep 2016 Inside HYP Happy Hour: Brew Merchant
08 Sep 2016 September Unwind: Pereddies
25 Aug 2016 August Unwind: Pigeon Creek Golf Course
25 Aug 2016 HYP Golf Outing at Pigeon Creek
02 Aug 2016 Breakfast of Champions: Community Assessment by United Way
30 Jul 2016 July Volunteering at Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Build Day
20 Jul 2016 White Caps Night with HYP, Grand Rapids Young Professionals, and YNPN!
14 Jul 2016 July Unwind: Holland Area Arts Council
29 Jun 2016 Coffee and Conversation: Young Leaders Panel
25 Jun 2016 Volunteering at Herrick District Library's HerrickFest: Beyond the Books
09 Jun 2016 June Unwind at Serafina's Italian Bar and Grille
23 May 2016 HYP info and involvement meeting
20 May 2016 May Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Build Day volunteering
19 May 2016 May Unwind: Collective Idea
14 May 2016 Volunteering with GRYP at the Fifth Third River Bank Run
03 May 2016 Inside HYP at Mead Johnson
14 Apr 2016 2016 HYP Annual Dinner/Leadership Awards @ Baker Lofts
24 Mar 2016 March Unwind: Coaster's Lounge at the Doubletree
11 Mar 2016 2016 HYP Poker Crawl
18 Feb 2016 February Unwind: Warner Vineyards
04 Feb 2016 Breakfast of Champions: Financial Planning for Young Professionals
28 Jan 2016 Inside HYP at Kids' Food Basket
19 Jan 2016 January Unwind: Beechwood Inn
11 Dec 2015 Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity volunteering/site visit
10 Dec 2015 December Unwind: Macatawa Ale Company
24 Nov 2015 Inside HYP at Kids' Food Basket
19 Nov 2015 November UnWind: Multicultural Thanksgiving
07 Nov 2015 HYP Cup Bowling Tournament Fundraiser
27 Oct 2015 Breakfast of Champions: The Generation Gap
15 Oct 2015 October Unwind: HYP Halloween at Park Theatre
10 Sep 2015 September Unwind: Butch's Dry Dock
26 Aug 2015 White Caps Extravaganza with HYP and the Grand Rapids Young Professionals!
13 Aug 2015 HYP Summer Social Event - All Aboard the Holland Princess - a sunset cocktail cruise!
09 Jul 2015 July Unwind: City Flats Hotel - CitySen Lounge (area summer interns welcome!)
23 Jun 2015 Speed Networking with Area Interns: New Holland Brewing Company
11 Jun 2015 June UnWind: Best Western Plus
28 May 2015 Breakfast of Champions
14 May 2015 May UnWind: Serafina's
21 Apr 2015 HYP info and involvement meeting
16 Apr 2015 Inside HYP - Quality Car Wash
09 Apr 2015 April UnWind: Our Brewing Company
12 Mar 2015 HYP Annual Dinner @ Baker Lofts
05 Mar 2015 Herman Miller/ HYP Etiquette Lunch
25 Feb 2015 Breakfast of Champions
20 Feb 2015 HYP Poker Crawl
12 Feb 2015 February UnWind: Outdoor Discovery Center
27 Jan 2015 Inside HYP - Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area
14 Jan 2015 January UnWind: Coppercraft Distillery
11 Dec 2014 December UnWind: Holiday Edition!
13 Nov 2014 November UnWind
05 Nov 2014 Breakfast of Champions
18 Oct 2014 HYP Cup Bowling Tournament Fundraiser
09 Oct 2014 October Unwind
11 Sep 2014 September Unwind
14 Aug 2014 HYP Contributing Members Only Unwind Event
03 Aug 2014 Summer Sports Cook Out
28 Jul 2014 Summer Sports - Sundays & Thursday
10 Jul 2014 July UnWind
12 Jun 2014 June UnWind
08 May 2014 May UnWind
10 Apr 2014 April UnWind
20 Mar 2014 Breakfast of Champions
13 Mar 2014 HYP Annual Dinner
28 Feb 2014 HYP Poker Crawl
13 Feb 2014 February UnWind
09 Jan 2014 January UnWind
12 Dec 2013 December UnWind
05 Dec 2013 Breakfast of Champions
14 Nov 2013 November Unwind
13 Nov 2013 Inside HYP - Boxed Water
19 Oct 2013 HYP Cup Bowling Tournament Fundraiser
10 Oct 2013 October Unwind at Salt and Pepper
09 Oct 2013 Breakfast of Champions
26 Sep 2013 Inside HYP - Holland Rescue Mission
12 Sep 2013 September Unwind at New Holland Brewery
28 Aug 2013 Summer Sports Cook Out
22 Aug 2013 Lakeshore Young Professionals Event
15 Aug 2013 4th Annual White Caps Extravaganza
08 Aug 2013 HYP Contributing Members Only Unwind Event
24 Jul 2013 Breakfast of Champions
14 Jul 2013 Summer Picnic with GRYP at Johnson Park
11 Jul 2013 July Unwind at El Rancho
08 Jul 2013 Summer Sports
25 Jun 2013 HYP-Quarters Open House
24 Jun 2013 Summer Sports
19 Jun 2013 Inside HYP - Louis Padnos Iron and Metal
13 Jun 2013 June Unwind
09 May 2013 May Unwind
23 Apr 2013 Breakfast of Champions
11 Apr 2013 April Unwind
14 Mar 2013 HYP Annual Dinner
22 Feb 2013 HYP Poker Crawl
14 Feb 2013 February Unwind
13 Feb 2013 Inside HYP Event - Herrick District Library
26 Jan 2013 HYP Cup Mini-Golf Tournament Fundraiser
15 Jan 2013 Breakfast of Champions
10 Jan 2013 January Unwind
13 Dec 2012 December Unwind
04 Dec 2012 HYP All Member Meeting
14 Nov 2012 Breakfast of Champions
08 Nov 2012 November UNWIND
25 Oct 2012 Networking Event with Rotary Club
11 Oct 2012 October UNWIND
29 Sep 2012 HYP College Connection
27 Sep 2012 Inside HYP Event - Outdoor Discovery Center
26 Sep 2012 Ultimate Tribal Challenge
20 Sep 2012 Holland Zeeland Community Foundation Philanthropy Affair
15 Sep 2012 Le Style de Vie
13 Sep 2012 September UNWIND
09 Aug 2012 HYP Contributing Members Only Unwind Event
19 Jul 2012 3rd Annual White Caps Extravaganza
17 Jul 2012 Inside HYP - Holland Litho
12 Jul 2012 July UNWIND
14 Jun 2012 June UNWIND
10 May 2012 May UNWIND
12 Apr 2012 April UNWIND
23 Mar 2012 HYP Poker Crawl
15 Mar 2012 HYP Annual Dinner
08 Mar 2012 March UNWIND
06 Mar 2012 Inside HYP - Boys and Girls Club
22 Feb 2012 HYP Dinner for Six
09 Feb 2012 February UNWIND
26 Jan 2012 HYP College Connection - Etiquette Dinner
12 Jan 2012 January UNWIND - the first of 2012!
08 Dec 2011 December UNWIND
06 Dec 2011 Inside HYP - Gentex
03 Dec 2011 HYP College Connection
10 Nov 2011 November UNWIND
05 Nov 2011 HYP Cup Mini-Golf Tournament Fundraiser
13 Oct 2011 October UNWIND
22 Sep 2011 Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation "Up, Up, and Away" Event
15 Sep 2011 Inside HYP - Holland Police Department
08 Sep 2011 September UNWIND
25 Aug 2011 2nd Annual White Caps Extravaganza
11 Aug 2011 HYP Contributing Members Only Unwind Event
01 Aug 2011 HYP Summer Sports Grillout at Tunnel Park
21 Jul 2011 Holland/GR/Grand Haven UNWIND
14 Jul 2011 July UNWIND
21 Jun 2011 Inside HYP - Hudsonville Ice Cream
09 Jun 2011 June UNWIND
22 May 2011 Summer Sports - Sundays & Mondays
12 May 2011 May UNWIND
19 Apr 2011 Lakeshore e2e
14 Apr 2011 April UNWIND
08 Apr 2011 Grand Rapids Griffins Game
24 Mar 2011 HYP Annual Dinner
15 Mar 2011 Lakeshore e2e
10 Mar 2011 March Unwind
02 Mar 2011 HYP Wine Tasting @ Butch's
25 Feb 2011 Winter Ice Celebration
23 Feb 2011 Breakfast Table for Six
10 Feb 2011 February Unwind
09 Feb 2011 Inside HYP - Kandu
26 Jan 2011 Dinner Table for Six
13 Jan 2011 January Unwind
09 Dec 2010 Unwind @ Warner Wine Tasting Room
04 Dec 2010 HYP Cup Mini-Golf Tournament Fundraiser
23 Nov 2010 Lakeshore e2e
18 Nov 2010 Ripple Effect: The AMA Lakeshore Edition
16 Nov 2010 HYP College Connection
11 Nov 2010 Unwind @ Salt & Pepper
19 Oct 2010 Lakeshore E2E Series Presents: TED Talk with Malcolm Gladwell
14 Oct 2010 Unwind @ Theodore's
14 Oct 2010 Inside HYP: Consumer Energy Port Sheldon Power Plant
09 Sep 2010 Unwind @ Boatwerks
17 Jun 2010 Night at the Whitecaps
15 Jun 2010 Inside HYP @ Children's Advocacy Center
09 Jun 2010 Holland Brewery Bicycle & Beer Night - Wednesday's
07 Jun 2010 Summer Sports - Monday & Thursday
13 May 2010 Unwind @ The Cappon House
27 Apr 2010 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Veronica Bosgraaf- Pure Bar
08 Apr 2010 Unwind @ Globe
25 Mar 2010 HYP Annual Dinner
23 Mar 2010 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Lee Eilers of TwistHDM
11 Mar 2010 Unwind @ The Felt Mansion
23 Feb 2010 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Peter F. Secchia at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute
23 Feb 2010 Holland Community Sustainability Committee Meeting Invite
20 Feb 2010 Snowball 2010
11 Feb 2010 Unwind @ Square Peg Events, LLC Studio
20 Jan 2010 Inside HYP
14 Jan 2010 Unwind @ The Piper
22 Dec 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Doug Ruch, President & CEO, The Fleetwood Group, Inc.
24 Nov 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Rob Stam Founder The Big Red Group
19 Nov 2009 Mentors Needed for 2009/2010 Mentorship Program
19 Nov 2009 2009/2010 Mentorship Kickoff
12 Nov 2009 Unwind @ Alpenrose
03 Nov 2009 HYP College Connection
31 Oct 2009 HYP Chili Cook-Off & Costume Party!
27 Oct 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Michael Rutherford of Rutherford & Associates
08 Oct 2009 Unwind @ Boatwerks
30 Sep 2009 Inside HYP
22 Sep 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Carl Erickson of Atomic Object
10 Sep 2009 Unwind @ The Beach House at Lake Street
10 Sep 2009 HYP Membership Orientation
30 Jun 2009 HYP All Committee Meeting
25 Jun 2009 HYP Wine Tasting
24 Jun 2009 Inside HYP @ Center for Women in Transition
02 Jun 2009 Summer Sports
07 May 2009 5th Annual HYP Scavenger Hunt
28 Apr 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Ron Bullis, Founder/President of the Ella Bullis Foundation
27 Apr 2009 Community Conversation
09 Apr 2009 Unwind @ Scusi Bar at Pereddies
26 Mar 2009 HYP Annual Dinner
24 Mar 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: The Lakeshore Business Garden Entrepreneurs
12 Mar 2009 Unwind @ Scrap Yard Lofts
28 Feb 2009 HYP Ski Trip!
24 Feb 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents: Craig Hall of Lee Shore Enterprises, Ltd.
18 Feb 2009 Inside HYP - Heinz Pickle Factory
12 Feb 2009 Unwind @ City Flats Hotel
20 Jan 2009 Lakeshore e2e Series presents Jeff Disher
08 Jan 2009 Unwind @ S Club
31 Dec 2008 HYP Presents NYE2009 Studio 54
16 Dec 2008 Lakeshore e2e Series presents Joe Jeup
05 Dec 2008 HYP’s Annual Warm-Up to Winter
04 Dec 2008 T.G.I.Th. at S Nightclub & Sol’ Lounge
21 Oct 2008 Via Maria Microbrew HYP Event
09 Oct 2008 Unwind @ the Nines Gallery

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