Mission: The mission is to advance opportunities for young professionals in Sidney through professional development, social networking, and service.
Professional Development: SYP hosts events to increase member's knowledge of community as a whole, along with other informative events with speakers that will aid in their lives as community members and employers/employees in Richland County.  
Social Networking:  All SYP events have social networking built in. It is our firm belief that in order to grow and sustain young professionals and leaders, we must know one another. What better way to meet and grow your network than in a laid back, professional driven atmosphere?

Service: SYP knows that there are many giving opportunities in our area. Our idea of service is promoting those organizations, as well as filling gaps in giving. Ranging from non-profit fairs highlighting a multitude of different opportunities, to cold weather gear drives for area schools, SYP is working hard to use their professional network to give back to the community.
What is a Young Professional? Sidney Young Professionals believes that anyone who lives in our area and finds that they would like to meet regularly with a group of individuals who value personal growth in their professional lives, expanding their social network and giving back to the community fit perfectly with SYP. We do not care what your profession is, but rather that you share in our values and mission.
Calendar of 2016-2017  


 *** SYP follows the traditional school calendar***

November- Stop by anytime from 6-8 pm for free appetizers and a no-host bar. You can also gather additional information about SYP and how it can benefit your professional career. Free will donations will be taken at the door.
When: November 8th
Where: TapHouse
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
December- Join the Sidney Young Professionals for a winter clothing drive. As a community, we cannot fully solve the problem of area youth freezing during the upcoming winter, but we can make an effort to help the problem. Please bring new or slightly used winter clothing (hats, gloves, scarfs, snow pants, socks, etc.) to the Meadowlark from 6 pm to 8 pm. With your efforts we may be able to keep one more child warm this winter.
When: December 8th
Where: Meadowlark Public House
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm       
January- Join your fellow young professionals and special guests Mayor Rick Norby and Commissioner Loren Young for SYP's January Social with a Purpose. Enjoy hosted hors d'oeuvres and learning how YOU can make a difference in our community. See you there!

When: January 12th, 2017
Where: Rod Iron Grill
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
February- Come out to our February event at the Pizza House on February 9th, 2017, from 6-8p.m. that will be focused on helping you build your network! For part of the evening we will do a fun "speed networking" activity where individuals will have three minutes of face time with another participant before rotating to network with another participant. There will be conversation starters at each table, in case you're not sure what you want to talk about, but the topic tips are not mandatory. It should be a fun event that allows you to meet more young professionals in the Sidney area. Food will be provided thanks to our sponsors! We hope to see you there!
When: February 9th
Where: Pizza House
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm 
March- Come join your fellow Sidney Young Professionals for a St. Patrick's Day themed event focused on raising awareness about area non-profits and helping you "Find Your Passion." Appetizers will be provided.
When: March 16th
Where: TapHouse
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
April- Come join SYP for "If you build it, they will come". At this event, you will gain insight into building a business from seasoned entrepreneurs and local leaders all while mixing with your fellow young professionals.

When: April 13th
Where: The Depot
Time: 6:00-8:00
May- Summer is almost here and with it, warmer weather. Come out on May 11, from 6-8 pm to Meadowlark Public House. Join your fellow young professionals for the last social of the SYP season atop Meadowlark’s rooftop patio… Mix, mingle, and be merry!

When: May 11th
Where: Meadowlark Public House (Rooftop) 
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm