Young professionals become leaders of tomorrow

The definition of success is different for everyone; whether it is personal or professional the Clinton Sampson Chamber of Commerce is always looking to improve the quality of life here in Sampson County. Are you looking to define your success and get involved as a young professional? One thing that young professionals have is endless energy, which they are looking to throw into something of good cause, or that will further their professional careers. The Chamber is excited to announce the kickoff event that is being held for our newly found Young Professional Organization of Sampson County, that will ensure many Young Professionals to find that success and involvement within our community.

The past few months young professionals have been inquiring information about the involvement with the Young Professionals organization. With the passion of becoming involved, young professionals within the age range on 22 to 40 are asked to join us tonight for our kickoff event. The mission is to connect young professionals, engage within the community and advance in leadership development to be the leaders of tomorrow. With the tremendous leadership and help of the Chambers President, Alison Carr, and the Steering Committee composed of Amber Cava, Brandon Strickland, Catherine Ezzell, Chris Driver, Janna Bass and Martin Jackson, we can proudly say that we are prepared for tonight’s kickoff event. Steering Committee member

Catherine Ezzell of Ezzell Trucking states: “We encourage all members and non-members to come socialize with us as we begin a new organization within Sampson County! All members of the community, ages 22 to 40, are invited to join the Young Professionals. It is the group’s overarching goal to help ensure growth and involvement within our county. We believe Young Professionals will serve as a way for young adults to “connect” with other young professionals, “engage” within the community, and “advance” their own leadership opportunities.”

Tonight’s event is the embarking on the amazing journey with the Young Professionals. I encourage all members and non-members who were interested in the organization to join us for a fun, relaxed and informal event. We have invited former Jaycee members, our Chamber Board of Directors, and Rex Moody will share with us some of the projects that have been done as a Jaycee and the importance of becoming involved as a young professional. The young professionals attending are asked to come prepared to enjoy delicious food, bring ideas for the Young Professional year, and drop their business card in the drawing for door prizes and network with the other young professionals.

Involvement in the organization is simple. A criterion for the organization is only that you should be in the age range of 22 to 40. If you meet this criterion make sure you complete an application for the organization, and proceed with an annual membership fee of $35 for Chamber members and $45 for non-chamber members. That’s not all, if your place of business has more than 3 young professionals who wish to join, check out our group rate of $25 per person for Chamber members and $35 per person for non-chamber members. For more information about the Young Professionals of Sampson County give the Chamber a call at 910-592-6177 or visit our website and click on the Young Professionals tab. We hope to see everyone tonight at Oasis in Clinton at 6pm.

A sincere Thank You to the current Sponsors that are investing in the organization and the Leaders of Tomorrow. If you are interested in Sponsoring the Young Professionals of Sampson County, call the Chamber at 910-592-6177 or visit our website for a Sponsorship application under the Young Professionals tab.