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This award recognizes and celebrates an emerging leader who exemplifies leadership in the community through active involvement in civic and/or philanthropic organizations. This person should also demonstrate a commitment to making the Midlands region a better environment for young professionals to flourish both professionally and personally.

The nominee must be 39 years of age or younger on October 1, 2023 and be employed by a Columbia Chamber Partner in good standing.

Award honorees will be celebrated at the 120th Annual Gala on October 5, 2023. 

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* 1. Please provide the contact information for the Young Professional being nominated.

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* 2. Does this person know that they are being nominated for this award?

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* 3. Please provide a brief summary (no more than 500 words) explaining why your nominee is deserving of the Young Professional of the Year Award. Please include one or more of the following characteristics in your summary:
  • Creativity, excellence, and initiative in his/her business or profession.
  • Professional integrity and character.
  • Exemplary leadership in the community and in his/her business or profession.
  • Commitment to making the Greater Columbia region an even better environment for young professionals to flourish.

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* 4. Please list any outstanding civic/community activities and/or relevant leadership positions (paid or unpaid) in which the nominee has participated. Include how the community has benefited from the nominee’s participation.

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* 5. Please provide the nominator's contact information.

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