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Memberships now available for 2024

  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Networking
  • Volunteering
  • Social
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Next HYPE Event

Beautify Hillsborough
Community Walk and Treasure Hunt
Saturday, May 11th

Bring your friends and family as we beautify downtown Hillsborough, find hidden treasures, and celebrate our community cleanup together at Eno River Brewing! The walk kicks off at the Eno River Farmer's Market at 11:00 am!

Cornhole Social Postponed

The Cornhole Social planned for Thursday, April 11 has been postponed due to the forecast for poor weather.

We will reschedule at a later date!

2024 Events Calendar

Date Event Event Type Venue*
1/18 Rise & Grind: The Mindset of Goal Execution Professional Development Chamber of Commerce HQ
2/3 Making Valentine’s Day Cards for Seniors Community & Family Friendly Snow Approach
3/14 Networking Happy Hour Social Volume
4/11 Cornhole Tournament Social River Park
5/11 Beautify Hillsborough Community & Family Friendly TBD
6/13 Networking Happy Hour Social Eno River Brewing
7/11 Rise & Grind: TBD Professional Development Jack’s Restaurant
8/10 Family Nature Walk & Picnic Community & Family Friendly Eno River Farmers Market
9/12 Networking Happy Hour Social Colonial Inn
10/10 Rise & Grind: Finances for Young Professionals Professional Development TBD
11/9 Veteran’s Day Community Project Community & Family Friendly Eno River Farmers Market
12/12 Networking Happy Hour Social TBD
*Venues and meet-up locations are subject to change

Become a HYPE Member

HYPE is welcoming and inclusive of the diversity of our community and all professions. Chamber members receive at least one HYPE membership, and more depending on the level of Chamber membership. See the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber membership tiers and benefits to learn more, and connect with Scott Czechlewski at to indicate the names and email addresses of the HYPE member(s) in your business.

Non-Chamber members may receive an individual membership in HYPE for $120/year billed annually.

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Membership Benefits

  • Invitation to all Hillsborough Young Professionals Engage monthly events and activities (networking, social, educational and service).
  • Access to 21-40-year-olds actively seeking opportunities to develop socially, professionally and civically.
  • Quarterly invitation to Business After Hours HYPE Connect nights to network with Chamber members.
  • Voluntary participation on a team that develops a new community event, manages its creation, and launches it for all to enjoy!
  • Workforce and business development opportunities through workshops and seminars
  • Chamber publications and access to Chamber events
  • Community outreach and volunteer opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the HYPE Leadership Committee and take a leading role in motivating younger professionals in our community
  • Meet new friends and expand your peer network
  • Increased visibility in your industry and the business community

PLEASE NOTE: The registration system is also used for Chamber memberships. Fill out only the REQUIRED information (not items like keywords, directory category, etc.). You will choose "HYPE Membership" on the last page of the application.


Josh Zarkin - President
Red Hat


Lena Angelichio-Miller
Durham Tech

DeMarcus Bowden

DeMarcus Bowden
Edward Jones

Amanda Bulgarelli 2

Amanda Bulgarelli
Snow Approach Foundation

Victoria Lee Holmes

Victoria Lee Holmes
RE/MAX Above & Beyond

jessica nilles

Jessica Nilles
First National Bank

HYPE is guided by a committee of committed volunteer HYPE members. If you would like to be on the Leadership Committee, please indicate it on your membership application or email Scott Czechlewski at


Hillsborough Young Professionals Engage (HYPE) empowers young professionals in greater Orange County through an energetic and dynamic environment of leadership, education, networking, volunteer and social experiences to positively impact personal and career development...and to have fun!
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