Joliet Area Young Professionals

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Providing social, professional development, and volunteer opportunities for young professionals

JAYP connects, empowers, and engages young professionals between ages 21 and 40 in the greater Joliet area.

The Joliet Area Young Professionals (JAYP) is a division of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was developed to establish social and professional development opportunities for young professionals. Our vision is to cultivate a new generation of young professionals that take an active role in serving and empowering the Joliet community socially and professionally while being civically-engaged. JAYP also strives to enhance the vitality of the Joliet Region by creating a strong community of young professionals.

Why Join?

Why Join?

  • Build lasting personal and professional relationships
  • Give back to the community
  • Access educational and professional resources
  • Advance your leadership skills

Past Events & Programs

Take a look at some of the past social events, volunteer projects, and professional development seminars

  • Joliet Slammers suite night
  • Chicago Blackhawks bus trip
  • Chicago Cubs bus trip
  • Chicago White Sox bus trip
  • Book of Morman play bus trip
  • Werk Force Brewing tour
  • Revolution brewing tour
  • Texas Hold ‘Em tournament
  • Brunswick Zone bowling
  • BMW ride along at Autobahn Country Club
  • Relay 4 Life Volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling nights and Haunted Trails
  • Will County Forest Preserve clean up
  • MorningStar Mission food service
  • First time home buyer seminar
  • Speed networking
  • LinkedIn and other social media seminars
  • Investing for your future seminar
  • Personal credit seminar
  • Time management seminar
JAYP meeting at local Joliet Restuarant

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JAYP Board of Directors

Theresa Dollinger

Theresa Dollinger

Board Chair

Castle Law

John Gillman

John Gillman

Board Chair

Hometown National Bank

Shykira Richards

Shykira Richards

Board Chair

Chicago Urban League

Cameron Lythberg

Cameron Lythberg

Board Chair

Lythberg Law, LLC

JAYP

Become a Member

JAYP Membership

Our members range from recent grads to CEOs and everything in between. We are united by our desire to make the Joliet area a more vibrant place to live, work and play.

JAYP membership is open to anyone in the 21-40 age bracket. We are a division of the Joliet Chamber of Commerce, but chamber membership is not required to join. The cost of membership is $45 for individuals associated with a Chamber member and $100 for individuals that are not.

Contact us

Want to know more? We want to hear from you!
815.727.5371
mpaone@jolietchamber.com

Application

Download and Fill out a membership application

Mail Application to:
JAYP
Attn: Sarah Palya
116 N. Chicago St., Suite 100 | Joliet, IL. 60432
or email to spalya@jolietchamber.com

or Fax to:
815.727.5374
Attn: Sarah Palya