BRAC & Forum 225 Announce YP Summit: Bring It 225 

Full-day conference to provide leadership development for area young professionals 

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 12, 2022) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and Forum 225 today announced that it will host the inaugural Baton Rouge Area YP Summit on June 2, 2022. 

“Introducing the Baton Rouge Area’s large young professional talent network to the region and all it has to offer is a key component to bolstering the region’s talent pipeline,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “Through young professional engagement in the Baton Rouge community, we hope to instill a sense of pride and belonging that will encourage them to plant roots and grow their careers here.” 

The Summit will take place at Manship Theatre, featuring a keynote presentation by Kenny Nguyen, local entrepreneur and previous Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, break-out sessions, a civic leaders roundtable, and a happy hour. The goal of the YP Summit is to teach area young professionals how to navigate the professional waters of Baton Rouge and how to level up their careers through interactive and informational presentations led by some of Baton Rouge’s most active and influential young professionals. 

“The YP Summit is so much more than leadership development and prepping young professionals to move up in the workplace, it will encourage young professionals to find their place in our community and share Baton Rouge’s story,” said Ethan Melancon, president of Forum 225. “At Forum 225, we are committed to giving young professionals opportunities to become the next community leaders, and we believe this conference will introduce them to numerous avenues to get involved in Baton Rouge.” 

Event registration is available at Registration for the full-day conference, which includes access to all programming, lunch, happy hour and a six-month membership to Forum 225, is $50 for an individual ticket. 

Additional event information, including the full event agenda, will be released at as available.   

The event is sponsored by ExxonMobil and Campus Federal. Additional sponsorships are still available. Interested organizations can contact BRAC’s Michelle Mahaffey LeJeune at for more information.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber   

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is an aggressively ambitious regional economic development organization with a bias for action. BRAC seeks to push Baton Rouge beyond the status quo, unleash its potential, and support a vibrant business community that believes the finish line does not exist. BRAC seeks to accelerate economic opportunity in the Baton Rouge Area, for everyone, through BRING IT! Baton Rouge, its five-year, regional strategic plan. Learn more about BRAC at

About Forum 225 

As Baton Rouge’s largest young professionals’ organization, Forum 225 (previously Forum 35) strives to improve the quality of life in Baton Rouge through philanthropic, professional, and civic opportunities for area young professionals. Forum 225’s work is completely member-led and supported by Corporate Partners. Learn more about Forum 225 at


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