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Emerging Leaders

Special thanks to Commonwealth Credit Union for being the Sponsor for our Young Professionals program.

Commonwealth credit union
Commonwealth credit union

Frankfort Area Emerging Leaders provides a great opportunity for professionals  to network and educate themselves on important issues facing the Frankfort area. Through community service projects, social events, corporate tours and professional development, Emerging Leaders develop strong ties in the Frankfort community. The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce encourages members to become more involved throughout the community and to serve as future leaders.


The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce desires to help Emerging Leaders build a county-wide community of peers.  Tish Shade, President/CEO of the Frankfort Area Chamber, states, “our vision is to inspire emerging leaders in the community while enhancing personal and professional growth. We want to attract more Young Professionals to live, work and play in Frankfort.”

The Young Professionals Program was created by the Chamber of Commerce in 2016, with the goal of supporting emerging leaders ages 21-40.

We would like to again thank Commonwealth Credit Union for being our sponsor for this valuable program!

For Further Information Contact:
(502) 223-8261

Networking Events

The Emerging Leaders social events strive to be the life of the party!  We are always looking for new innovative events to host for our Emerging Leaders members.  We want our members to feel welcome and have opportunities to network with other young professionals around Frankfort.

Monthly Meet-Up events provide a great opportunity for members to network. EL Socials have included Jim Beam Tour & Lunch, and much more! Recurring favorites such as Yappy Hour, Liberty Hall Ghosts in the Garden, and EL Jingle and Mingle Holiday make annual appearances in the social schedule.

Frankfort Area Young Professionals also hosts bi-monthly events to keep members engaged and provide updates on future events.


June Meet Up Logo

2024 Yappy Hour at Sig Luscher. Life House for animals dogs in photos.


Paying it Forward

much-neededregularlybelieveThe Emerging Leaders have a deep appreciation for the community and strongly believes in the importance of giving back. Emerging Leader members volunteer on a regular basis for several organizations during events or much needed fundraisers.

Emerging Leaders partnered with Capital Plaza Hotel in 2018 for their Annual Jingle and Mingle event to host a Holiday Toy Drive for the Salvation Army and Simon House. Local business leaders and community members supported by donating new toys and bicycles to families in need.

The Lunch Box program is another opportunity for Frankfort Young Professionals to give back at each lunch meeting. Our members can take a role in supporting a featured non-profit by bringing an item from the organization’s needs list. While donating an item is not required, we would love to see support from our members for our local non-profit community!


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