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Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Awards!
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The Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals (CCYPs) will host its fourth annual Young Professional Awards, The YPs, on May 26, 2016 at NASCAR Hall of Fame. The YPs honor young professionals between 21 and 39 years of age, who are selected from a competitive and diverse pool of candidates in the following categories: Young Professional Newcomer, Nonprofit Leader, Educator, Public Servant, Business Leader and Entrepreneur. One finalist will be recognized as The Young Professional of the Year.

The YPs 2015 Winners are:

Young Professional Newcomer
Amanda Pickens, Robinson Bradshaw and Hinson
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Young Professional Educator
Dr. Victor Zitian Chen, Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte
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Young Professional Public Servant
Hon. Jeff Jackson, North Carolina State Senate
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Young Professional Entrepreneur
Nepherterra Estrada, Pride Public Relations
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Young Professional Nonprofit Leader
Brooke Mize, Charlotte Ballet
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Young Professional Business Leader
Omari Sealy, Moore & Van Allen
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Young Professional of the Year
Tiffani Teachey, CB&I
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See all of the finalists bios here >>

Video Highlights from the 2015 YPs

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View the 2014 Winners >>