The next generation of business and civic leaders

Build. Grow. Advance.

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) provides professional and personal growth, develops leadership skills, and encourages business alliances through participation, education, programming, recruitment, and mutual support within the Chamber and community. 

The YPN was built to further promoting the growth and development of the next generation of business and civic leaders through

  • Refined leadership abilities
  • Enhanced personal skills
  • Develop business relationships
  • Build lasting friendships
  • Contribute to our community
Members of the NACC Young Professionals Network.

“The YPN is the best mechanism to truly engage inside the Naperville business community. Whether through professional development or establishing new connections – it’s the ultimate catalyst for advancement.” 

Four Under 40 Achievement Awards

Our signature event of the year, this annual awards program honors the region’s finest young professionals. Award recipients demonstrate excellence in the following: Leadership in Community, Leadership in Business, Excellence in Career, and Life Balance.

Find out more about this event as well as nomination guidelines

See previous Four Under 40 Achievement Award Winners

Programming as a Resource

Whether you were unable to attend a virtual program, need to rewatch a program for more information, or would like to follow up with our thought leaders – find our YPN Programs Archives here.

Receive the Young Professionals Network Monthly e-Newsletter


Meeting time is the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 8:30 am.

For more information, please contact staff liaison, Linda Oglesbee at or 630.544.3376.

Committee Leaders

We have a dedicated group of volunteers serving on our committee; find out who they are.


Kristen Refness

System Director, Hospital Financial Planning

Edward-Elmhurst Health


Ashley Wilhelm

Business Development Manager

Allegra Marketing | Print | Signs Romeoville

Young Professional Network Corporate Sponsors