Since its creation in 2007, The Network has become the go-to voice for young professionals in the Springfield area. To help recognize the leadership and vision of its members, The Network created the Young Professional of the Year Award in 2012. The award is presented annually to a member who has demonstrated leadership within their own organization, as well as civic and philanthropic work to better our community.

How It Works

Anyone who has been a member of The Network for at least six months and is currently in good standing is eligible to be nominated. Nominees will be asked to complete an online application, which will be scored by an independent panel of judges. After the judges’ scores are tallied, the top three scoring applicants will be named as finalists. Finalists will be recognized and the award recipient will be announced at The Network’s Holiday Party on December 13 at the Hickory Hills Country Club.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, October 6 at 5 p.m.

For more information on the Young Professional of the Year Award, contact Jen Johnson at (417) 862-5567.