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    Mission: To engage and empower young professionals to grow as leaders.



    The Connect Young Professionals (CYPs) is a program sponsored by the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce since 2007.  CYP provides opportunities for professionals, ages 21-40, to network and educate themselves on important issues facing Greenwood County.  We are the go-to organization for young professionals looking to become more engaged in the business community through professional development, community involvement, networking and social activities.  

    CYP is led by a steering committee who are committed to cultivating a young and diverse workforce as a competitive advantage for our growing economy. As the leading voice for Greenwood area young professionals, CYP collaborates with local groups that share its commitment to attracting and retaining young talent in the business community.  CYP’s Chair has a direct connection to the governing body of the Chamber, as their Chair has a position on the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

    CYP has a program of work that focuses on areas that will allow members to develop both personally and professionally to achieve overall success in their lives. 

    The Greenwood SC Chamber hopes you will take advantage of the opportunity to get involved and become the next generation of community leaders.

    Click here for a membership application.

  • Greenwood Under 40 Stars

    Know a community minded young professional under 40?  Then, consider nominating a young business star making a mark in the community for the seventh annual “Greenwood Under 40 Stars” recognition event.

    Connect YP (CYP), Greenwood’s premier young professional organization has established the “Greenwood Under 40 Stars” award as a way to support and recognize upcoming leaders in the community.  This award honors emerging leaders who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, excel in their profession, strive to be engaged in their community, and serve as role models for other young professionals.  Nominations are open to male or female residents of the greater Greenwood area who are between the ages of 21 – 40 (must be age 40 or under as of December 31, 2018).

    Nominees do not have to be a CONNECT YP member.  Self-nominations are not accepted.  One nomination is sufficient; multiple nominations are discouraged. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 19, 2018.

    Click HERE to Download the Nomination Form



    Past Greenwood Under 40 Stars

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