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HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) is the initiative to establish the Cincinnati region as a top destination for young professionals to live and work. Produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, HYPE offers programs and resources to connect, engage and develop the best young talent in the region.

Focus Areas

  • Provide key events to connect and develop young talent in the region
  • Connect young professionals to each other and to their community
  • Build positive buzz and conversation about Cincinnati USA
  • Support local employers in their talent attraction efforts with recruitment resources that showcase the region

Program & Events 

Cincy Chat | Lunch speaker series gives young professionals access to the region's top leaders, movers and shakers in an unplugged format.

HYPE Connections | Four-month cycles for young professionals, new and native alike, to get an introduction to HYPE opportunities, make new friends, discover new Cincinnati experiences.

Cincy Next | Eight-month leadership development program for early career professionals (ages 22–30 approx.) seeking meaningful growth opportunities needed to advance both personally and professionally. 

C-Change | 12-month premier leadership development program for emerging leaders (ages 30-early 40s approx.) combining personal development with community engagement enhancing current and future leadership roles.

Bold Fusion | HYPE’s signature event and the largest annual convergence of young talent in the Cincinnati region for young, creative minds to 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.


YP Calendar | One-stop event calendar for all Cincinnati young professional groups and organizations.

Recruitment Resources | HYPE supports resources for employers to use in their recruitment. 

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