Richardson Young Professionals

The purpose of the Richardson Young Professionals is to be the leading network of emerging leaders, dedicated to building collaborative partnerships, fostering opportunities for individual growth, and business development. RYP is more than just a meet and greet, it’s where you better yourself professionally.


About the program

Richardson Young Professionals, RYP, is a professional development program aimed at engaging an emerging group of up and coming Richardson leaders serving the community and committed to personal growth and career advancement. The program consists of engaging with Richardson civic and business leaders, contributing to the growth of Richardson, receiving economic development updates, business development prospecting, members-only opportunities, professional development workshops, monthly after-hours events, and quarterly community service projects.

Membership in RYP is open for those whose company is already a member. For those who are not members, dues are $50 for the year and includes:

  • Admittance to all monthly networking events
  • 2 guest passes to use throughout year
  • Access to RYP's behind-the-scenes and members-only events
  • Invitation to special RYP workshops, guest speakers & professional development seminars
  • Invitation to 1 President's Club Reception with Richardson Chamber board of directors and major sponsors
  • Quarterly community service projects (WildRide!, neighborhood services, Network of Community Ministries, RISD, etc.)

For more information please contact Allen Wise at 972-792-2810.

Monthly RYP meeting

All RYP members are welcome to attend the RYP Committee Meeting on the first Thursday of every month at the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. Join us and offer your input and ideas as we plan events for the year.

RYP mission statement
To provide a network for young minded professionals in the Richardson community through collaborative partnership opportunities in leadership and business development.

Who are the Richardson Young Professionals?

The Chamber truly does have something for everyone, including the Generation Y employees at your organization. This generation of up-and-coming leaders is changing the way the world does business, but many companies still don’t quite have a grasp on what makes them tick. Peer groups are something they value, and our Richardson Young Professionals (RYP) group is a great way for them to network with like-minded business executives while building relationships that are ultimately good for the bottom line as well.

RYP is a network for young minded professionals in the Richardson community. The group is focused on personal growth, career advancement and service in the Richardson community. RYP gives them a forum to connect with professionals their own age, so they can establish new friendships and new business relationships. Members also have access to professional development workshops, monthly after-hours events and quarterly community service projects.

RYP membership includes entry to 10 after-hours events, two guest passes for any two after-hours events, an invitation to a President’s Club reception, admission to special chamber events and volunteer opportunities. These benefits give them the opportunity to network with peers their own age on both a personal and professional level, while attending other events where they can meet mentors and community leaders.