To find out what upcoming events and programs HYP has planned, visit our Events page.


The UNWIND is HYP’s staple event. Held on the second Thursday of each month, UNWINDs provides young professionals the opportunity to connect with others in a social environment. We provide complimentary appetizers and unique local settings!

Inside HYP Events

Several times each year HYP members get to go behind the scenes with a tour of a local business or nonprofit, typically over the lunch hour. We've visited Holland Litho, Boys and Girls Club, Gentex, Holland Police Department, Hudsonville Ice Cream, Quality Car Wash, Mead Johnson, Boxed Water, Padnos, Outdoor Discovery Center, and many others.

Breakfast of Champions Events

Breakfast of Champions are one of our quarterly professional development opportunities and a great way to start your day! At these events, HYP hosts a different leader from the community to join us for breakfast and a discussion. It’s a great opportunity to get to know an individual who makes an impact on our community and connect with local professionals. 

"Coffee and Conversation" Series - featuring panels of young leaders

We launched our first "coffee and conversation" event in the summer of 2016. Twice annually, we hold large conversations with young local leaders as panelists on topics that matter to young professionals.

Annual Dinner/Leadership Awards

Each year the HYP Annual Dinner provides an opportunity to connect with and hear from entrepreneurs and leaders in our community. This event also features our annual "What You Do Matters" Leadership Awards that highlight the great work of local young professionals. This event is HYP's largest event with 200 business leaders and young professionals in attendance.

Summer Sports - Drop In Leagues

Join us on select nights during the summer months for a spontaneous/drop-in format geared for both the experienced and inexperienced alike. No cost to participate  - sports currently include volleyball, ultimate frisbee.

Volunteer Opportunities

HYP provides a number of opportunities for members to give back to the local community through volunteerism. We've packed sack suppers at Kids' Food Basket, built homes at Habitat for Humanity, and helped with many other special nonprofit events throughout the year. Our volunteer opportunities often help/highlight the nonprofits we've funded that year through our HYP Endowment Fund.

HYP West Coast Leadership Scholarship

The Chamber's West Coast Leadership is a year long program designed to identify potential leaders and develop within these individuals the knowledge, skills and vision necessary to enable them to actively participate in the enhancement of the quality of life in the greater Holland/Zeeland community. For one day a month you’ll join with fellow leaders-in training to learn in-depth and hands-on about vital aspects of the community. Each year, HYP offers one to two financial assistance scholarship that are available to HYP members that have been accepted to the program.

Other Social Events

The list goes on! Annual West Michigan Whitecaps outing with other area young professional groups, Annual Golf Outing, Annual Poker Crawl, and more!

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