Lunch Conversation with John McConnell,
founder of Eureka! McConnell Science Museum


YPN offers monthly networking opportunities that are scheduled with a young professional's schedule in mind! 


Piping hot coffee or tea, with a little mix and mingle. Join YPN members and guests (are free) for this monthly morning event. What a great way to start your business day with friends at this wildly ​popular event. Before Hours is held at various locations in Grand Junction beginning at 7am and wrapping up at 8:30am. This event is a drop-in event; come when you can, stay as long as you can! No RSVP required, just your smiling face.


 Participate in a monthly lunch with a local business owner, community leader, or elected official in our area. This is a great way to learn life lessons from those who've succeeded in their careers, built businesses from the ground up, or lead a thriving organization. Conversations usually have lunch included, are always kept to a strict one hour, and have limited spots. This keeps the intimate atmosphere and provides the ideal listening arena for our YPN members.  RSVP is required. YPN members are free; non-member guests can attend for $10 to cover meal costs.



Held monthly by popular demand! After Hours is typically scheduled for the third Thursday of every month. After Hours is held at various cocktail and spirit establishments from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Non-member guests are welcome to attend with a $5 cover charge, however the first drink is always on us! No RSVP required; this event is a drop-in event. Check the events calendar and let us buy you a drink!



YPN offers special events a few times a year. These events offer unique experiences for young professionals on a variety of topics; speed networking, pub crawls, volleyball tournaments, exclusive tours, and more! Keep an eye on our calendar for these upcoming opportunities. Many of these events require an RSVP and are member only events, so make sure you're an active member!


Special Event


Saturday, March 6th | Powderhorn Ski Resort | Drinks at 2 p.m. at Slope Side Inn 

We want to enjoy the last part of ski season with you! Join us for our first special event of 2021 by networking on the slopes. Here's how to attend:

1. Purchase a lift ticket at for Saturday, March 6th (be sure to purchase soon, tickets sell out quick!) If going down the slopes isn't you're thing, no big deal! We'd love to have you come up for a drink. 

2. Spend the day skiing and snowboarding at your convenience and join us for drinks, provided by High Country Beverage, at 2:00 p.m. on the upper deck of the Slope Side Inn (next to the main lift)

3. Close out the day by taking a run with fellow young professionals!