Norman NEXT is our city’s young professionals organization for individuals 21 to 40 years of age, working, living, or invested in the Norman community. We are a mission-driven organization dedicated to collaborating, connecting, and leading toward a brighter future. We work toward our values of activism, education, and impact. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community, make a difference, and meet other professionals your age, then NEXT is for you!



Norman NEXT is an organization that provides opportunities for young professionals to engage themselves with other young professionals and business leaders within the Norman community. NEXT provides different avenues for involvement within the community, such as social networking, government relations, community activism and leadership development, through our NEXT teams.



Discussions about starting a young professionals association in Norman began in 2007. After a year of planning, Norman NEXT was established as a program of the Norman Chamber of Commerce, and NEXT Hours and luncheons were held to bring young professionals together.

Over the next 15 years, Norman NEXT built a legacy. Norman NEXT alumni are now leaders in the city. Norman NEXT has made positive impacts on nonprofits, developed leaders, been heard by the City of Norman, and helped grow and support businesses of all types.

In 2022, Norman NEXT decided to take our organization to the next level. Beginning January 1, 2023, Norman NEXT became its on 501c6 organization and expanded partnerships among associations, agencies, and organizations of all types.


Young Family Athletic Center Groundbreaking ceremony - July 21, 2021
Two men and three women posing in Norman Music Fest Street Team shirts