What is Port City Young Professionals?

Founded in 2009, Port City Young Professionals, LLC (PCYP) is a network of young professionals designed to engage and introduce young professionals to Greater Wilmington’s vast resources and opportunities. The goal of the PCYP is to ultimately help its members get involved in the local business scene, to impact the current and future marketplace, and better our community through non-profit partnerships.

PCYP gives young professionals the opportunity to:

  • Meet regional business leaders and political figures of today and tomorrow.
  • Interact with young professionals throughout the Cape Fear area.
  • Improve networking skills, expand contact base and advance careers in order to promote their business and themselves.
  • Gain committee and board experience.
  • Experience the region’s rich cultural offerings.

PCYP organizes monthly networking social nights on the third Wednesday of each month at local businesses. Interested in being a host or sponsor of one of these networking nights? Click here.

What are the perks of becoming an “Official Member” of PCYP?

When you join as an official member for $35, you receive all of the below benefits:

  • 12 Month Membership Listing in the PCYP mobile app
  • Free or Discounted Admission to “Members Only” events
  • Free Admission to PCYP Members Only Annual Christmas Party
  • Access to the “Local Deals” in the PCYP app
  • 10% discount on all member orders and 20% off all standard business card orders to AlphaGraphics Wilmington
  • $50 Gift Certificate (1 per person) to Hair & Makeup by Tyler Kent
  • $50 Gift Certificate to indigosilver studios
  • 20% Off massage & facials at Coastal Massage & Spa (excludes HydraFacial)
  • 20% Off Seagrass Meeting Room at Homewood Suites – Mayfaire
  • Entry into “members only” raffle at monthly events
  • 3 Month Print & Digital Subscription to the Greater Wilmington Business Journal ($25 value)

After your first year, renewal is only $25/year!

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Do I have to be a certain age or work in a certain industry to become a member?

PCYP is open to all ages and professions, although you will find the majority of the group is ages 23-45. We certainly have attendees younger and older than that age range (including UNCW and CFCC students) and anyone is welcome to attend!

Can I come to events if I am not a member?

The monthly networking socials held on the third Wednesday of each month are open to members and non-members alike! Official members are eligible to enter the “members only” raffle at these events.

PCYP also holds “Members Only” socials – these are typically free or discounted to PCYP Members. Non-members are welcome to attend with a ticket purchase.

What can I expect at my first PCYP event?

We’ve got you covered! Check out the rundown on our blog.

How do I join?

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An annual membership is $35 for new members and includes the following:

  • 12 Month Membership Listing in the PCYP mobile app
  • Free or Discounted Admission to “Members Only” events
  • Free Admission to PCYP Members Only Annual Christmas Party
  • Access to the “Local Deals” in the PCYP app
  • 10% discount on all member orders and 20% off all standard business card orders to AlphaGraphics Wilmington
  • $50 Gift Certificate (1 per person) to Hair & Makeup by Tyler Kent
  • $50 Gift Certificate to indigosilver studio
  • 20% Off massage & facials at Coastal Massage & Spa (excludes HydraFacial)
  • 20% Off Seagrass Meeting Room at Homewood Suites – Mayfaire
  • New member welcome in monthly emails to 2,000+ subscribers
  • The opportunity to submit professional “Achievements and Accolades” for publicity on PCYP’s social media channels and blog reaching 10,000++
  • Entry into “members only” raffle at monthly events
  • 3 Month Print & Digital Subscription to the Greater Wilmington Business Journal ($25 value)

For your convenience, your membership will automatically renew the following year at $25 (unless you notify us you would like to cancel your membership).

Can I advertise with PCYP?

Absolutely! There are several opportunities to get your business in front of our audience of more than 10,000 professionals in the Greater Wilmington area.

  1. Host a monthly networking event
  2. Sponsor a monthly networking event
  3. Offer a “local deal” via the PCYP app
  4. Provide a coupon, gift certificate or deal to the new members package
  5. Advertise within the PCYP app and on the PCYP website
  6. Become a “Leadership Partner

For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Jenna Curry.

How do I become a business sponsor or host?

If you’re interested in hosting or sponsoring one of our monthly networking events, please submit the form on this page and we will be in touch!