Where emerging leaders connect

Charleston Young Professionals

Who is CYP?

In 2006, the one billionth song was purchased from Apple iTunes, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion and Pluto was downgraded from planet to dwarf planet. That same year, Charleston Young Professionals (CYP) was created as an arm of the Chamber to attract, retain and develop young professionals in the Charleston Region.

Now, more than 13 years later, Apple has sold more than 35 billion songs, YouTube is now worth $70 billion, Pluto is still not getting any respect and CYP is now a 900+ member strong organization that is widely recognized as an action-oriented powerhouse of the region’s up and coming young leaders.

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You may already be a member of CYP!

If your employer is a Chamber member, you can join CYP for free and start enjoying all the benefits of membership immediately!

Not sure if your employer is a Chamber member?

Not A Member?

If your employer is not a Chamber member, and try as you might, you’ve been unable to talk them into joining, you can still be a part of CYP for a nominal fee.

Still interested in joining CYP?

CYP provides a variety of professional and personal growth opportunities

Programs and Events

YP 101

The first stop on the CYP trail, YP 101 provides an in-depth orientation while connecting you to fellow CYP members in a casual environment.

YP Fuel

This quarterly series provides invaluable career knowledge designed to fuel a member’s professional success and offers incredible opportunities for personal development.

YP Wake Up

A quarterly coffee series that connects you with cutting-edge speakers in subject areas that matter. Speakers provide updates on industry-specific issues and help you start your day feeling motivated and inspired to apply what you’ve learned.

#YPAMA

Inspire the next generation of future leaders. Through CYP’s partnership with the Chamber’s Career Academies initiative, #YPAMA positions members of CYP in area high schools to facilitate quarterly panels to share their personal and professional journeys with students.

Chamber Connect

Meet new people and discover new places at social events throughout the region, promoting cultural, entertainment and lifestyle opportunities. Chamber Connect is held quarterly in collaboration with Local Area Chambers. Develop new contacts across multiple industries while sharing ideas and collaborating with others doing business in your community.

In Their Words

“I will be working closely with our membership to strengthen our connections, and to provide exclusive opportunities for YP’s to be active participants in our region."

Janie Warren, Membership Programs Director

In Their Words

“I really believe that this group of leaders [CYP] in our community have the answers for the challenges we face, we just have to listen to them.”

Helen Hill, Explore Charleston

Meet the CYP Steering Committee

Bobby Teachey
Chairman
Brownstone
Robyn DuRant
Vice Chair
The Boeing Company
Ryan Cass
The Boeing Company
Bailey G. Cooper
Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters
Brooks Courtney
Bridge Commercial
Alisa Frye
Thorne
Kara Hicks
Carolina One Real Estate
Katie Holba
Volvo Cars USA
Mitchell Juda
Northwestern Mutual
Charles McKenna
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union
Maggie Nichols
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
Michael Samuel
BB&T
Samuel Swanson
628th Air Base Wing
Anthony Valentino
Commonwealth Financial Group
Kirk Vitello
Dale Carnegie SC
Liz Wolfe
School of Business- College of Charleston
Janie Warren
Charleston Metro Chamber