HYP Highlights Successes in 2021 at Annual Meeting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (2/27/22) – On February 23, 2022, Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) hosted its annual meeting at the National Civil War Museum to share the organization’s successes from 2021 and to kickoff their 2022 plans. Keynote speaker City Council President Danielle L. Bowers spoke to attendees about the importance of overcoming challenges, breaking barriers and creating impactful history in the process in the city of Harrisburg.

“We are here to proclaim ‘We Got Next’… to suit up and prepare for the game of life,” Bowers said.

HYP also had new Executive Director, Meghan Bachmore make her debut appearance and stated, “Now more than ever before, people need to feel connected. HYP provides opportunities to do that in fun and meaningful ways.”

A significant portion of the Annual Meeting recognized partners and community leaders who impacted the development and improvement of the city of Harrisburg.

Awards Presented included:

  • Female Athlete of the Year: Taylor Santor
  • Male Athlete of the Year: Emanuel Gamble
  • Members of the Year: Coryann Catalano-Alexandre & Seth Robbins
  • Community Engagement Award: Hamilton Health Center
  • Project of the Year: Tri County Community Action’s Allison Hill Farmers Market
  • Business of the Year: Good Brotha’s Book Cafe
  • 2021 President’s Award: J. Marc Kurowski, President and CEO of K&W Engineers and owner of King Mansion

Harrisburg Young Professionals also shared their vision for 2022, the organization’s 24th year. 

HYP President Jade Honey acknowledged the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the need to come together as a community.

“COVID challenged every facet of HYP, but we’re back. And being here tonight with over 100 attendees in-person, demonstrates our need and desire to be back together.”

The organization also announced it’s Run for the Roses event hosted by HYP and the Hill Society being held May 7, 2022 at the Hilton Harrisburg. This inaugural event will benefit HYP’s Home in the City Program. More information and tickets can be found at hyp.org/r4tr.

This event was sponsored by Members 1st Credit Union, Capital BlueCross, Orrstown Bank and hosted at the National Civil War Museum.


Harrisburg Young Professionals – Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) is a group of young, active, civic-minded professionals who have a clear vision of Harrisburg’s future as a great place to live, work and play. We are part of a movement that is breathing new life into urban areas and lessening the negative impact of suburban sprawl. We also work to prevent the migration of educated young people to larger cities (often referred to as “brain drain”) and encourage those who have left to return to the Central Pennsylvania region.

For more information, please contact:
Meghan Bachmore, Executive Director
Email: executive.director@hyp.org

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