PROPEL is a meaningful networking organization of dedicated, talented young professionals. Our agenda? To enrich Portland by connecting and developing Portland’s young professionals. We bring together people like you, who live and work in the Portland area, who feel it important to make friends, learn, and establish ourselves as vital components in southern Maine’s successful future.
Our events provide you with a great way to connect with a lively mix of people – from rising professionals to the region’s influential leaders. PROPEL offers you an extraordinary doorway into Portland’s vibrant business community.Meeting Information
Our events provide a relaxed setting to meet a diverse group of both young and seasoned professionals from various industries and careers.
Join us at one of our event series:
After Hours Networking
After work, weeknight networking events with a casual atmosphere.
After hours events co-hosted with a nonprofit organization promoting collaboration, community involvement, and new opportunities for PROPEL members.
Held at a local restaurant with a special multi-course menu, PROPEL Eats! events allow you to try a new restaurant at a discounted price while making new business connections.
Lunch & Learns
Hour-long lunchtime events focusing on the issues that matter to PROPEL members and southern Maine’s local business owners.
- Professional Development Series: Hosted by local experts, these programs help PROPEL members improve their skill sets and advance their careers.
- Member to Member Series: PROPEL members share their expertise on hot topics for entrepreneurs and small businesses. (Interested in presenting? Email us!)
- entreverge Series: Hear about the motivations, challenges, and triumphs of our entreverge winners!
PROPEL’s signature event honors five local entrepreneurs during an awards ceremony attended by more than 450 members of Portland’s business community.