Golden Young Professionals

GYP’s mission is to promote the vitality of the Golden community and to empower young professionals in the greater Golden area to excel as leaders.

Golden Young Professionals (GYP) are a proud part of the Golden Chamber of Commerce. We are an organization for business professionals, ages 21-39, dedicated to building a better Golden. We are motivated, energetic and certain to become Golden’s future leaders. GYP sponsors, promotes and supports social activities involving members of the Golden business community.

With over 50 events each year, GYP offers its members a link between their personal passions and professional ambitions.

Join us for coffee and donuts at our monthly meetings, the 3rd Thursday of every month. Meetings are at held at On Tap Credit Union from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., 816 Washington Ave.

  • Volunteer Opportunities (monthly events) ­– Our community would not be what it is without volunteers. GYP provides a different volunteer opportunity in Golden each month. In addition, we have partnered with the Golden Fire Department to raise funds to improve Station 4. For 2019 we have set a goal to raise $1,500 and 400 hours of service.
  • Networking (monthly events) – Our monthly V.I.B.E at 5 (Very Important Business Event) is held at a different golden business every month, in partnership with the Chamber Ambassadors.
  • Education (quarterly events) – We hold quarterly events, with speakers designed to increase your knowledge and help you grow your business.
  • Social – Join our summer softball team (no experience required!), cheer on the Colorado School of Mines Athletics, or join us for book club. We have something for everyone!

Membership Benefits

  • Free promotions and features on GYP social media and monthly newsletter
  • Opportunities to serve on the GYP Board or committees
  • Post your event on the GYP Calendar and Newsletters
  • Opportunity to host member to member special events
  • New Friends!

Join Golden Young Professionals Today!

Annual membership is just $45 for current members of the Golden Chamber of Commerce and $150 for non members of the Golden Chamber of Commerce (but you will receive a Golden Chamber individual membership with your GYP membership).

Click on the correct button below to get signed up:

*Be sure to select GYP Membership $150 on the application*

Get Involved

Reach out to one of our board members to find out more!  

President: RaQwin Young

Professional Development Committee: Hunter Wyckoff  

Responsible for providing members with opportunities to enhance their leadership and professional skills, to connect with other current community leaders and organizations to build successful careers and contribute to the lives and prosperity in the region.

Community Service Committee: Christa Smith

Responsible for connecting GYP members to philanthropic and volunteer programs by promoting opportunities for participation, involvement, and leadership.

Social & Networking Committee: Emily Rockhold

Responsible for hosting, coordinating and promoting events and activities with the community to connect Young Professionals with one another.

Recruiting & Membership Committee: Leah Denzel

Responsible for identifying and recruiting potential Young Professional members and leaders by promoting the benefits of membership.

Marketing Committee: Jenifer Perez

Responsible for supporting the objectives of the other committees and fostering the growth of the organization through a combination of marketing, advertising, and PR work.

Email us at Youngprofessionalsgolden@gmail.com or follow us on Instagram @goldenyoungprofessionals

Board Member Elections

GYP will be holding elections for board positions.  Winners will be announced on May 21st.  Applications can be submitted to the GYP email address – youngprofessionalsgolden@gmail.com