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Young Professionals Connection

The Young Professionals Connection (YPC) is a program of rising business and community leaders ages 21-40 who are committed to “connecting with their peers, community, and future” through networking and social events.

2016 YPCLogo Final merged

Opportunities to get involved include:

  • 3rd Thursday Event Coordination
  • Community Service Projects
  • Professional Development Programs & Events
  • Top Ten Young Professionals Awards Program
  • Politics Power Breakfast Event
  • Tacky Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl
  • Annual Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser
  • Continuing Education Scholarship Program

Connect with your FUTURE.

Young Professionals Continuing Education Scholarship


2017 YPC Scholarship Winners, Abby Robinson and Mahdi Al-Husseini with YPC Co-Chair, Adam Carter.

The YPC Continuing Education Scholarship is designed for young professionals (ages 21-40) from a Chamber Member business or organization to continue their education on any level; whether pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree, a technical certification, simply returning to school for a refresher course or class specific to their professional development. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals that embody the mission of YPC: to connect with their peers, connect with their community, and connect with their future.

Applicants must be a high school graduate, employed by a Douglas County Chamber Member, and under the age of 40.

Connect with your PEERS.

3rd Thursday Networking Events

Join fellow young professionals on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a networking event with people just like you! Check our Events Calendar for information on this month’s event time and location. These events are free for members and open to the public.


Tacky Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl

IMG_1083Each December, YPC members don their tacky Christmas sweaters and hit the streets of downtown Douglasville for an evening of fun and networking. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Check back for more information on this event and a map of our adventure.

Connect with your COMMUNITY

YPC holds events annually to fund the Chamber’s Foundation Leadership Scholarship for high school seniors and the Continuing Education Scholarship for young professionals. Events include the Annual Cornhole Tournament (link) and various fundraisers throughout the year.

Members also select two local organizations each year and hold a Day of Service in the Spring and in the Fall.

Youth Villages 2017-2

To be recognized as one of Douglas County’s YPC Top Ten Young Professionals, for a second year, is a true honor. It refreshing to know that I work in a supportive community that values it’s emerging leaders who are working to improve Douglas County every day.

Katy Hilbert, 2016 Top Ten Young Professional Recipient
Top Ten Young Professionals of the Year

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The Top Ten Young Professionals of the Year is an annual recognition of young professionals in Douglasville and Douglas County who embody YPC’s mission and vision. These awards were presented in September, and each awardee is eligible to be the Young Professional of the Year.



Mahdi Al-Husseini, TEDxDouglasville
Devetrion Caldwell, Douglas County School Board
Maegan Eggler-Bright, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office
Ashley Kinnard, GreyStone Power Corporation
Emily Lightner, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County
Ellen McBrayer, Jones-Wynn Funeral Home & Crematory
Laura Mullins, HRC Engineers, Surveyors, & Landscape Architects
Chris Pumphrey, Douglas County Economic Development Authority
Jessica Richardson, Murphy Law Firm, LLC
Tiffany Smith, Low Country Catering and Junior League of Douglas County

Professional Development Opportunities

YPC also hosts four Lunch n Learn events in conjunction with our 3rd Thursday Networking events. These feature keynote speakers on areas that focus on young professionals. For more information on these events, visit the Events Calendar.

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