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Young Professionals Connection Annual Gala To Be Held In August

July 5, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (July 5, 2023) – The Young Professionals Connection (YPC) has announced that they will host their Annual Gala on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 6 – 10 p.m. The event will be held at The Conservatory, an event center in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).  

The keynote speakers for this year’s Gala are mother-son duo Bridget Cravens-Neely, CEO of Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Central Iowa and Julian Neely, Director of United LEAGUE. 

“The Gala is the perfect opportunity to come together to reflect, connect and further engage with the community," said Ngozi Igbokwe, President of YPC. “We’re excited to welcome members and non-members to this year’s festivities.” 

The schedule of events includes:  

  • 6 p.m. – Networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres 
  • 7 p.m. – Dinner and remarks 
  • 8:30 p.m. – Dancing 

Tickets, tables, and corporate sponsorship are on sale now. You can find more information about YPC on the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s website, including details on other summer events from socials to volunteering opportunities.  

The YPC Annual Gala is sponsored by Bankers Trust, Confluence Brewing Company and The Conservatory. 

About YPC 

YPC's mission is to promote an environment that attracts and retains young professionals in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Its efforts focus on connecting young professionals to each other and to the community through social, civic, charitable and professional development endeavors. Members have unique opportunities to grow personally and professionally and forge lasting relationships. Engage, connect and form a foundation for your future in DSM. YPC is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. 

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com