Sep 22 2022

Lincoln Young Professionals Group Set to Kick Off Lincoln YP Week

By Lincoln YPG in News

For Immediate Release
September 22, 2022

****Press Release****
Lincoln Young Professionals Group Set to Kick Off Lincoln YP Week

Third Annual Young Lincoln Leader Awards Highlight Annual Spotlight on Lincoln YPs

Lincoln, NE – The contributions made by Lincoln’s young professionals are once again in the forefront next week as Lincoln YP Week begins on Monday, September 26 and runs through Friday, September 30.
This year’s kickoff event features Mike Smith, co-founder and co-executive director of Rabble Mill, and will be held at The Bay (located at 2005 Y Street) from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, September 26. “Kickflips with Mike Smith” will give attendees the opportunity to hear how Smith has helped to develop youth culture across the state and remained wildly passionate about helping young people.
Once again named the best city in the country for young professionals, Lincoln continues to be a destination for young professionals, capturing an energy that gives young people the ability to shape the community they make their living in.

“Our YP Week theme is All Roads Lead to Lincoln, which is a continuation from an amazing project we completed earlier this year with redeveloping a new city flag,” says Bryce Morgan, chair of Lincoln’s Young Professionals Group. “This week focuses on Lincoln and what opportunities it offers to young professionals. We have electric bus tours, professional development classes, family movie night and even pickle ball!”
The signature event of the week is the 3rd Annual Young Lincoln Leader Awards to be held on Thursday, September 29 at Robber’s Cave from 5 – 7 p.m. Individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 were nominated for a YLLA in six categories and organizations were nominated in one category to comprise this year’s list of seven winners.

Other events throughout the week focus on discussion panels, workshops and networking opportunities that celebrate the talent, insight and energy of young professionals in Lincoln.
In addition, other events during YP Week include:

9/26, “Nonprofit Volunteer Matching”, 5 – 6:30 p.m.., Lutheran Family Services, 2301 O Street.
9/27, “LUX Mural Tours”, 7:30 – 9 a.m., LUX Center for the Arts, 2601 N. 48th Street.
9/27, “Mental Health Matters”, 12 – 1 p.m., Mourning Hope Grief Center, 1311 S. Folsom Street.
9/27, “Bring Your Minions to Marcus”, 6 – 8 p.m., Marcus East Park Cinema, 220 N. 66th Street.
9/28, “Don’t Fax Me, Telegraph Me”, 7:30 – 9 a.m., The Mill at Telegraph, 330 S. 21st Street.
9/28, “Level Up Lunch with Doane”, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Doane University, Lincoln Campus Fred Brown Center, 303 N. 52nd Street.
9/28, “From Beer to There”, 5 – 7 p.m., White Elm Haymarket, 801 R Street.
9/29, “Pickleball: It’s a Big Dill!”, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Genesis East, 1305 S. 70th Street.
9/29, “Lunch with the City Council”, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., City Council Chambers, 555 S. 10th Street.
9/30, “Breakfast of Champions”, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, 3 Landmark Centre, 1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 100.
9/30, “Food Truck Friday”, 12 – 1 p.m., Backswing Brewing Company, 500 W. South Street, #8.

A full listing of events and schedules for Lincoln YP Week can be found at For more information on the Lincoln Young Professionals Group, contact Lincoln YPG Coordinator Mia Wilken at or (402) 436-2355.

Lincoln YP Week is sponsored by Ameritas, Sampson Construction, Lincoln Industries, Nelnet, Union Bank & Trust, Mapes Industries, Rembolt Ludtke, Kinetic by Windstream, Olsson and U.S. Bank.