Hickory Young Professionals’ (HYP) goal is to provide opportunities for young professionals to excel professionally, socially and economically in the Greater Hickory North Carolina Metro Area. We’re an organization of active young adults from 21-40 years old who live and/or work in the Hickory Metro Area, and who have a passion for making this place great.
We believe that a city or county or community is only as successful as the people who live, work, and play there can make it. Hickory Young Professionals are committed to this area and want to make it a place where we will raise our families, where we have fun, where we make a difference, and where we will retire someday. We recognize that WE will be the ones running companies and holding office in the future, making decisions that will impact us and those around us.
“HYP helps its members to understand the business world inside of Hickory and the surrounding area, along with the inter-workings of the City, and to better understand the people in the community. Being a member has helped my business. I now have clients that I met through HYP and referrals from HYP members. You never know the relationship you are going to make that might make an impact. I encourage people to get involved. People will see your worth. An organization like HYP helps you to highlight and increase your skills.” – Todd Ashworth, 2013 HYP Chair & Investment Advisory with Renaissance Financial Partners