Frequently Asked Questions
What is YEP- Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals?
The Lake Houston Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals program (YEP) is centered around a quality group of diverse young professionals working together to showcase Lake Houston as a great place to live, work and play. YEP focuses on three pillars of programming: social and networking events, professional development and YEP in Action, providing its members with opportunities to get in front of and build relationships with local community and business leaders while building contacts among peers. Not only does YEP give young professionals a voice – it gives them an outlet for affecting change in the Lake Houston community. YEP seeks to work hand-in-hand with current community and business leaders to learn from their experiences and to create a young professional-friendly atmosphere.
What are the programs within the YEP Group?
Yep has three pillars of YEP Programming: Social and Networking, Professional Development and YEP in Action
- Social and Networking will cover events such as mixers, luncheons and other fun events for the group, where you can get to know a large number of young professionals across different industries and make new contacts.
- Professional Development will allow you to interact with local CEOs or brush up on professional skills during scheduled events.
- YEP in Action events and programs will inform our membership about local elections and issues, and learn about various boards and committees that help our community.
Annual YEP Membership dues provides you free access to all YEP Events through the year that have included YEP After Hours, Professional Development, YEP in Action & Annual Recruiting/Anniversary Event
Is there an age requirement to be a YEP member?
YEP is open to anyone aged 21 to 45
Do I have to live and work in Lake Houston?
You don’t have to work or live in the Lake Houston Area region to be a member.
Do I have to be a Chamber Member to join YEP?
No. However, Chamber members do receive a discounted YEP membership rate.