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Establish relationships, Empower each other, and Engage in the community.
Have you been a part of that awkward silence during a social function? Well, The Hook strives to eliminate those uncomfortable moments while still providing a platform for professional development. Plus, the events are always easy going and entertaining.
The Hook formally known as YP-Young Professionals is open to anyone in the Spearfish area between the ages of 21 and 40.
Dynamically Enhancing the Community of Spearfish through effective leadership, enhanced global perspective, professional development for ongoing growth & impact.
In the summer of 2017, the Spearfish Chamber revamped the program. The Hook: YP instated a planning committee to help the Chamber staff. The committee’s goals in the revamp were to provide a free drink for attendees and to have fun and interactive activities geared towards the young professionals’ interests. The monthly socials should be something people look forward to while making connections they normally wouldn’t make.
Through these events, the Hook grew immensely. In the past two years, The Hook reorganized, building a Planning Committee and organizing more events to connect the young professionals in our community. The revamp has been successful. The Hook averages thirty people at socials and recruits 5-10 new faces each event. In 2018, The Hook hosted two social with over fifty young professionals in attendance. The Hook consists of BHSU students and employees, mortgage specialists, administrative assistants, accountants, construction based positions, and more.
Recent socials have included a How to Travel the World, Spearfish Sasquatch Game, and the High Mountain Outfitters Climbing Wall. In February of 2018, The Hook launched their first Lunch & Learn with South Dakota Center of Enterprise Opportunity’s Michelle Kane. The event focused on LinkedIn and building your personal Branding Strategy.
The socials are held every second Tuesday at different locations from 5:00-6:30 p.m. with topics ranging from how to identify fake news to fun holiday parties.
Quarterly Lunch & Learns
Quarterly Community Service
They are integrated into the month’s activities.
The group encourages anyone to come. No commitment is needed. It isn’t just for the suits. The group will have more fun with a diverse membership.
In 2019, The Hook aims to increase networking, mentorship, and service. The Hook operates solely on sponsorship dollars from local organizations and businesses. The Hook is solely run by sponsorship dollars. If you would like to invest in a motivated group of individuals, contact us below or give Bailey a call at (605) 642-2626.
It is a great relaxed event to come to after work-get some food, have a drink, and have some casual conversation.Jennifer Jungwirth
Tonight’s YPG was hosted by BH Pioneer. ☝?Honestly, I had no idea all of the different things they do at this local newspaper! Seriously— baffled! ?It was an eye-opener for me listening to the owners and a few staff talk with us young professionals. ? We are so caught up in “shop local”, “eat local”, “support local”… Why not “read local”?Ali Eddy
The whole group of people was so friendly and welcoming to us new people.Alison Besler
Interested in talking to a real human? Inquire below for more information about The Hook or in our sponsorship options.