Who are the Young Professionals?

The Young Professionals is a networking group who have an interest in meeting others in Streeterville and who would like to offer the talents to help build community and influence decisions that affect our neighborhood. 

With SOAR’s support, the Young Professionals offer a variety of activities geared to our busy professionals, students, and young families who are interested in networking and building professional and social relationship

Why are the Young Professionals Especially Relevant Now?

After many months of restrictions, economic upheavals and uncertainty, young professionals, as others, have weathered difficult circumstances.  This is a critical time to support each other through networking.  The Young Professionals can strengthen our local businesses and influence the rapidly changing environment in which we live and work.

How Does the Young Professionals Accomplish its Goals?   

Community members who are actively engaged with current developments and opportunities can best respond in ways that benefit themselves and the community at large.  Networks that bring together neighbors can disseminate information quickly.  In a city with constant change, being able to communicate with leaders is definitely a plus.

Who Makes Up the Membership of the Young Professionals?

Members come from a wide variety of careers, backgrounds, and interests, which all add to the strengths and benefits of the organization. 

Leaders of the group are the newest board members of the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents, who provide communication and promotional support.

What Activities are Offered by the Young Professionals?

Because the Young Professionals are focused on appealing to the younger members of our population, it offers events and activities that are especially geared to that demographic. 

When We Meet: As needed

Monthly Mingle Networking Events
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the Month at the
Divine Lounge at Ivy Hotel
233 E Ontario

Past Events


July: Wine & Whiskey Tasting at Spirits & Spice

August: Broadway in Your Backyard Concert at Seneca Park

September: Shop for a Cause Cocktails & Networking Event at Max Mara

December: Sip & Shop at SPACE 519

Lunch & Learn Virtual Workshop: Endurance vs. Resilience: A Mindset Shift to Prevent Burnout

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