Young Athens Professionals

The Young Athens Professionals is a group sponsored by Career Connections & the ACEDC. Its purpose is to encourage the young professionals of Athens to meet and network while supporting local businesses. The mission is to provide local career minded young adults the opportunity to connect with area business leaders, entrepreneurs, and each other. They promote social interaction, business networking and encourage the support of local businesses.

*Please click here to download a flyer to share with your employees or anyone else who may be interested in attending!





Q: What do you mean by young?

A: While there is technically no age limit, most of our events take place in bars or other establishments that serve alcohol. Therefore, it is recommended that attendees are between the ages of 21 and those who still feel young at heart!


Q: Who is considered a professional?

A: A professional is any person who is working in or working toward their chosen profession (like a Ph.D. student). This includes all professions in any capacity (retail/ service/entertainment industry, too).


Stay in Touch

Save the Date! Upcoming Happy Hours:

  • September 11th, 2019- 5-7 pm- Little Fish Brewing Company
  • October 10th, 2019- 5-7 pm- West End Ciderhouse
  • November 14th, 2019- 5-7 pm- The Pigskin
  • December 12th, 2019- 5-7 pm- Jackie O’s Brewpub

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Support the Young Athens Professionals


Young Athens Professionals meet-ups and happy hours are made possible through sponsorships from Athens area businesses, and . If you are a business interested in sponsoring a Young Athens Professionals event, download our YAP Sponsorship Letter to learn more.



The Young Athens Professionals are always looking for new venues and spaces to hold meet-ups. Do you know of any new event spaces, restaurants, or bars in Athens County that are capable of holding 30-50 people? Call or email us and we’d be glad to chat!