Since 2013, the Columbus Young Professionals Club has celebrated its Wonderful Workplaces for YPs. There's a new crop of companies being recognized this year.

Workplaces where young professionals thrive have some similar characteristics. They offer plenty of room to move up. They're involved in helping others outside the organization. And they're fun to work for. 

The Columbus Young Professionals Club, in partnership with the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio and CityPulse Columbus, has recognized "Wonderful Workplaces for YPs" in and around Columbus since 2013. And there's a new group of awards for 2019. 

Check out the slideshow to see the 40 Wonderful Workplaces for YPs for 2019.

Companies are nominated in the categories of coolness (attraction), stickiness (retention), community impact and growth opportunities. 

The awards will be celebrated at an evening reception Dec. 12 at the Westin Great Southern featuring food and desserts from local restaurants, cocktails and an awards presentation in the Grand Ballroom. The annual Young-at-Heart and Volunteer of the Year awards also will be presented.

You can learn more about the event and get tickets here.