HYPE Awards

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The HYPE Awards is an event dedicated to recognizing young professionals in the Greater Binghamton region. There are 10 Awards being given this year – including one for a “Mentor to a YP” for which the recipient can be any age. Winners will be recognized at the HYPE Awards on Thursday, July 13 at 5:00.


In 2023, we are recognizing individuals in the following categories.

Business: a young professional who shows outstanding inclusive leadership behavior in key functions for a company or their own business. Includes but is not limited to: entrepreneurs, management and non-management roles in: finance, operations, human resources, marketing, community development etc.

Creative: a young professional who brings their creativity to their workplace and community. Includes but not limited to: visual artists, performers, graphic designers, writers, art directors etc.

Education & Training: a young professional who provides instruction directly or administers programs that prepare students of today to become better leaders tomorrow. Includes but is not limited to: K-12 teachers, career coaches, professors, professional trainers, etc.

Health & Wellness: a young professional who provides first-class support for mental, physical, spiritual, or emotional well-being to the population they serve. Includes but is not limited to: healthcare providers, coaches and trainers, fitness industry etc. (please also see non-profit category)

Law & Government: a young professional who exemplifies leadership, collaboration, and problem solving in their role in the government, a law firm, law enforcement or public sector job.

Non-profit: a young professional who is dedicated and passionate in furthering a particular social cause or advocating a shared point of view. Must work at a non-profit organization.

Service industry: a young professional who delivers an outstanding customer experience as a result of their hospitality or through their work. Includes but is not limited to: retail, restaurants, hotels & tourism roles.

Skilled Trades: a young professional excelling in an occupation that requires a special skill, knowledge or ability, usually obtained at a college, technical school or through specialized training. Includes but is not limited to: construction, machinery, transportation, warehousing etc.

STEM: a young professional leading impactful work in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields. Includes but is not limited to: professionals in engineering, manufacturing or technology.

Mentor to a YP: This award is for anyone (of any age) who intentionally develops relationships with and invests in young professionals by sharing expertise and insight needed to grow successfully in their career and personally. As a result of this person, there are more economic, social and civic leaders in Greater Binghamton.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

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