Benefits of a CYP Club Membership

Whether you join as a Social Member (for free) or as a Premium Member ($95 for 12 months), there are some amazing benefits that come with your Columbus Young Professionals Club membership. And as the nation's #1 largest YP membership organization, there are nearly 28,000 fellow CYP Club members who you are already connected to via our club!

Membership in the CYP Club is full of opportunities to socialize with other young business professionals, network with local business and community leaders, volunteer in the community, play on a sports team, find out about career advancement opportunities, and more.

Here is a list of some of the benefits of being a member of the CYP Club:

Social Membership is Free

We don't charge any dues or have attendance requirements for our Social Membership level, allowing you the flexibility to attend our events and activities based on your schedule and your preference. Membership is absolutely free and open to anyone wishing to join.

Premium Membership is only $95 per year

While Social Membership is free, Premium Membership allows you even more access to the best social networking events in central Ohio for less than $8 per month. And being a Premium Member pays off! Adding up all of the annual savings for events and benefits, a Premium Membership has a value of more than $500.

Connect with Thousands of other local Young Professionals

The CYP Club has grown to become the nation's #1 largest YP organization of and for young professionals.

A Very Member-Driven Organization

As a CYP Club member we will ask you for suggestions on ideas and events and will work hard to give you the best member experience possible.

Recognized as THE BEST Networking Organization in Columbus

It's true! Since 2009, Columbus CEO Magazine has recognized the CYP Club as the Best Networking Organization in Columbus (five years in a row)!

Professional and Fun Events - Something going on Every Week!

The CYP Club hosts more than 200 unique events each year for our members, in addition to offering ongoing volunteer opportunities and assistance with great community events such as the Arnold Sports Festival, Jazz & Rib Fest, Slice of Columbus, Taste of Grandview, and the Columbus Arts Festival.

Recreational Athletics and Fitness Classes

The CYP Club also offers 30 different recreational sports programs through athletic leagues and ongoing tournaments throughout the year - including volleyball, softball, flag football, kickball, bowling, boxing, basketball, dodgeball, and more.

Arts, Culture, and Education

Our exciting event programming has aligned the club with dozens of educational and cultural organizations (such as Experience Columbus, the Jazz Arts Group, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, and the Wexner Center for the Arts, to name a few) to heighten the awareness and enrichment of YPs throughout Columbus and to provide support to our city's vibrant arts scene.


Due to our size and active participation in the community, we are offered discounts (and sometimes free passes) to shows, sporting events, and other opportunities - which we pass along to our members on a regular basis.

Service to the Community

Since 2005, the CYP Club membership has helped raise more than $200,000 in charitable donations, raised awareness, and created volunteer opportunities for hundreds of local non-profit organizations. If you want to have a hand in giving back to the community or saving the world, we can hopefully point you in the right direction.

You Can Help

Dozens of CYP Club members have been asked to serve on non-profit boards as a result of being a member of the CYP Club. And once a year, we host the Volunteer Info Fair - a casual, networking expo event offering attendees a unique opportunity to connect with dozens of local non-profit organizations and their representatives, as we raise awareness of volunteerism in central Ohio.

A Dedicated Staff Members

In August of 2009, we added a full-time employee - our President and Founder, Derek Grosso - to assist the CYP Club even further. Through his vision and dedication, and with the assistance of our volunteer leadership team, the CYP Club will continue to develop, grow, and succeed for our membership and for the community at large.

A Positive Organization Recognized in the Community

We're a huge part of the community and have a very positive reputation! In February 2009, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman issued a proclamation naming February 4th as "CYP Club Day" in the city of Columbus.


There truly is something for everyone in the CYP Club!

Hundreds of members have shared stories about closing a successful business deal through the CYP Club, getting a new job through the CYP Club, meeting their future spouse through the CYP Club, connecting with a college roommate through the CYP Club, meeting a new group of friends through the CYP Club, gaining access to the Columbus community through the CYP Club, and much more! We invite you to JOIN NOW and discover what's in store for you as a member.