What is West YP?

West YP is the West Des Moines Chamber’s new program developed by young professionals for young professionals. 

It provides the opportunity to grow your leadership, make an impact on the community, develop lasting connections, and have memorable experiences

To move forward with your personal and professional goals, go west. Go West YP. 

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Young professionals across the metro can join this dynamic and driven group that meets monthly, rotating between socials and professional development opportunities. Check out the 2021 schedule of events below, as well as all the other opportunities to set you up for success! 

  • Event fees are waived for the whole year. No additional payments each month!  
  • Access to exclusive YP directory to further your connections.
  • Read what the CEOs are reading. Get a one-year Business Record membership for $31, discounted from $75.
  • Position yourself as a connector and resource with 3 free guest passes throughout the year.
  • Recognition opportunities such as the WDM Watch List, YP of the Year, and Emerging Citizen of the Year. 
  • Automatic acceptance into the WDM Leadership Academy for one nominated West YP leader (others can go through the regular application process here).

You get all of this and more for only…

  • $60/year if your business is a member of the WDM Chamber
  • $84/year if your business is not a member 

Businesses can also pay a flat $300 if they want 5+ of their young professionals to experience West YP. 

*Rates will be automatically prorated

2021 West YP Event Partner

West YP is brought to you by

How do I get involved?

Businesses looking to sign up 5+ members, complete this form. Individuals looking to join, complete the form below. 

If we haven’t already, we can’t wait to meet you! Welcome to West YP. 

Once you complete the form above, you will be redirected to a page for payment options. Once paid, you will receive a welcome email that will provide all information needed to start taking advantage of your benefits! 

Questions? Reach out to Kara Matheson, Director of Workforce Development or leaders on the West YP Committee: 

Kara Matheson,
Chamber Lead

WDM Chamber 

Alec Wilcox,

R&R Realty

Adam Ries,

Keystone Chiropractic

Nora Walsh,
Social Chair

SVN Create

Nick Schmidt,
Membership Co-Chair

Two Rivers Bank & Trust

Emma Gerdis,
Membership Co-Chair

Merchants Bonding Company

Cara Treybal,
Marketing Co-Chair

Northwest Bank

Emily Cooper Smith,
Marketing Co-Chair

Cooper Smith & Company

Britton Klomstad,
Professional Development Chair

SVN Create

Moses Sloven,
Philanthropy Chair

Great Western Bank