Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424

 

YPAD, the Young Professionals Association of Delray, is the business networking group to join for genuine opportunities infused with real Delray Beach fun!  The group is tailored for professionals who live or work in Delray Beach and surrounding communities, and who are under 40 years of age.  Monthly events vary to stay fresh and include socials, speakers, entrepreneurial group discussions and mentorship opportunities. 

Launched in 2014, YPAD’s mission is to lead in the development and cultivation of professional relationships which bring about action and enhance the communities in which we live. The Young Professionals Association of Delray, brought to you by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is open to Members and Non-members to attend programs.  

Monthly events are listed in the online calendar and sent out by e-mail.  Types of Events include:

  1. SOCIALS / Happy Hours
  2. ROUNDTABLES / Entrepreneurial and Educational discussions
  3. SPEAKERS / Mentorship and Guidance 
  4. PHILANTHROPY / Volunteerism

To be included in e-mails, click here. For other information, contact ypad@delraybeach.com 

 

YPAD LEADERSHIP 

CHAIR Dr. Allye Pugh The Conde Center for Chiropractic Neurology
VICE CHAIR Chris Cascio Delray Physician Care Center / South Florida House Calls
PUBLIC RELATIONS Stephen Chrisanthus Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative
COMMUNITY SYNERGY Elizabeth Burrows Office of Economic Development / Community Redevelopment Authority
SECRETARY Katie Frost Leadership Palm Beach County
COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA Andrew Durham MacManda Media
PROGRAMMING Alnie Innocent Simply Lavish Planning & Innocent Children Project
AT-LARGE Christopher Ballerano Northwestern Mutual
AT-LARGE Todd Rubino Kimley Horn
CHAMBER / STAFF LIAISON Kim Bentkover Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
PAST CHAIR Kilburn Sherman SJO Worldwide / Maclendon Wealth Management

 

Follow us on Facebook:  Young Professionals Association of Delray Beach

Follow us on Twitter:  ypad_delray

 

UPCOMING EVENTS (for most current event invites, sign up for YPAD e-mailss):

May 31st, Thursday:  Entrepreneurial Roundtable Series presents:  BizBites & Bubbles

June 27, Tuesday:  Rok'ing Happy Hour Social at Rok Brgr

July:  Happy Hour Social

August:  Educational & Mentorship Speaker

September 28, Thursday:  Entrepreneurial Roundtable Series:  Tasting at Hyatt Place

October:  Booo's Cruise (tentative)

November:  Philanthropy Event & Happy Hour Social

December:  Happy Hour Social

 

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

All positions are filled at this time; to be considered for a future leadership position for YPAD or serve on a sub-committee, please e-mail your resume and why you would like to be involved to ypad@delraybeach.com

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Inquiries for Sponsorships and Partnerships should be directed to Kim Bentkover, kim@delraybeach.com, (561) 278-0424 x 106.  

 

YPAD Stats:

  • YPAD is composed of ambitious, entrepreneurial spirited, civic-minded, philanthropic, fun and engaged young professionals that live or work in Palm Beach County and vote for things they care about with their dollars. . . 
  • Around 750 subscribed to e-mail List
  • Average 50 attendees at each event (30-100 depending on type of program)
  • At least 2 Roundtables each year that include 5 expert speakers in a variety of industries lending expertise and insight into being an entrepreneur
  • 2 Philanthropic events each year including a Beach Cleanup and local nonprofits
  • #bekinddelray program launched in partnership with Maclendon Wealth Management and continue to track acts of kindness being passed along to each other