The Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals (CCYPs) develop informational programs, as well as networking events, for young professionals ages 21-39 and connect them to volunteer opportunities within the chamber and the broader community. CCYPs is led by a board of directors, consisting of chamber members, who are committed to cultivating a young and diverse workforce as a competitive advantage for Charlotte's growing economy. As a leading voice for Charlotte's young professionals, CCYPs collaborates with local groups that share its commitment to attracting and retaining young talent in the business community.
Programs and events include luncheons, after-hours mixers and the Charlotte Chamber Young Professional Awards – The YPs. Please visit charlottechamber.com/events to register for upcoming events. CCYPs communicate with their audience through monthly email newsletters, electronic invitations to programs and events. Chamber members who would like to explore volunteer opportunities with the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals can go to CCYPs Volunteer Committees.
Employees of Charlotte Chamber member companies, who are between 21 and 39 years of age, are members of both the chamber and CCYPs. If your company is a Charlotte Chamber member, but you do not yet have an account in our system, contact member relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.378.1337. If your organization would like to learn more about becoming a chamber member, please contact Lee Cooley at email@example.com.
Member Engagement: If you are interested in getting involved with CCYPs, the best way to get started is to attend our programs and events to learn more about what we do, and meet our volunteer board members and staff. After you attend two to three programs and decide that you would like to become more engaged through volunteering, there are a number of committees that you may be interested in. Click here to review volunteer opportunities and share your interest with the CCYPs Member Engagement committee. For other inquiries, contact CCYPs@charlottechamber.com.
Attention Young Professionals: All young professionals (members and non-members) are welcome to attend CCYPs’ programs and events, but members receive discounted admission for luncheons and free admission to after-hours mixers when they pre-register. Signature events, such as The YPs, do not have a member rate. All attendees can register at charlottechamber.com/events.