The New Ulm HYPE group is kicking off the 2020 year with a private kick-off event at the Retz 227 this (Thursday) evening. HYPE stands for Helping Young Professionals Evolve and is for people under the age of 40 wanting to connect with other peers throughout the community. Chair of the HYPE Leadership team Ashley Aukes says this event is a great way to find out more about HYPE. The event is from 6 – 8 pm and is only for people interested in joining HYPE. More information can be found at new ulm dot com, contacting the New Ulm Chamber office or visiting the HYPE Facebook page.