What is YPLAA?
YPLAA (The Young Professionals of the Lewiston Auburn Area) is an affiliate of The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. We are part of REALIZE!Maine’s statewide initiative aiming to develop a network of young people to promote and expand on professional and personal opportunities in Maine.

Mission Statement:
The Young Professionals of the Lewiston Auburn Area (YPLAA) works to strengthen a vibrant young professional community by promoting career, social, and community development.

Vision Statement:
YPLAA has provided a forum, created an active voice and exhibited collaborative engagement on behalf of the young professional community of the L/A area, promoting the strategic revitalization of the L/A downtown in which we reside, work, and enjoy life.

Our Goals

Get Connected

  • Build a sense of community for young professionals by developing new and more contacts for members, both business and social.

Grow Personally and Professionally

  • Promote career development and personal growth for young professionals through seminars, volunteerism, and mentor relationships with established professionals.

Draw and Keep Young Talent

  • Attract and retain young professionals to the Lewiston Auburn area by welcoming and supporting young people new to the area, developing connections and mentoring opportunities with young people already residing here.

Kindle Change

  • Make the voice of young professionals heard by becoming involved in civic boards and elected office.