A movement to establish Cincinnati USA as a top destination for young talent


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HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy), the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's young talent attraction and retention initiative, offers resources and programs to attract, engage, develop and retain the best young talent in Cincinnati USA.


  • Develop key programming—including leadership development opportunities—and events to retain young talent in the Cincinnati region
  • Build positive buzz and conversation about the Cincinnati region and connect YPs to information and resources
  • Provide resources to local companies to aid in their young talent recruitment efforts 

NEW in 2014!
Cincy Next | 8-month leadership development forum for early career professionals (approx. 22-30) seeking meaningful growth opportunities needed to advance both personally and professionally.

C-Change | premier year-long leadership development program for emerging leaders (approx. 30-early 40s) combining personal development with community engagement enhancing current and future leadership roles.

Bold Fusion | largest annual young professional summit where young, creative minds come together for provocative discussion, learning and a common purpose: to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community.

Cincy Chat | informal, interactive luncheon series connecting YPs with key business and community leaders that share both personal and professional stories. 

HYPE Ambassadors5-month program connecting new-to-town YPs with passionate ambassadors to help them establish social, professional and community connections.

Recruitment Resource Center | HYPE supports a number of resources for employers to use in their recruitment efforts that showcase Cincinnati USA as a quality place to live and work. 

Learn more at HYPECincinnati.com
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Latest News

  • Great progress has been made by the Diverse by Design Action Teams in 2014.


  • Apps open for Cincy Next leadership development program.


  • Tell the Cincy story! New talent recruitment materials now available.


  • Introducing two packages to help you strengthen your connection with 5,000 business leaders


  • Winners and photos from the 2014 WE Celebrate Awards!


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