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Charleston Young Professionals
Where Emerging Leaders Connect

Charleston Young Professionals (CYP) was created as an arm of the Chamber to attract, retain and develop young professionals in the Charleston region. CYP is a 1000+ 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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Ready to Join CYP?

CYP membership is FREE for you as long as your employer is a member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Fill out the application (this will ensure that we have your name and information in our system for future CYP communication).

If you change employers and they don’t maintain a Chamber membership, you can continue membership for a very small annual fee.

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 of $75.

Interested in speaking with someone to learn more about how this great community can benefit you? Contact us.


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Networking events allow you to interact with a diverse group of business leaders and young professionals from a variety of industry sectors.

Get Involved:

  • YP 101
  • YP Connect
  • YP Kick-Off
  • CYP Cornhole Tournament

CYP Connection Pillar Sponsored by Venture X

Professional Development

Professional development opportunities allow our members to build their careers and better themselves.

Get Involved:

  • YP Fuel
  • Mentor Roundtable

Serving and making an impact in our community is an important way to give back and discover what passions you have for volunteering.

Get Involved:

  • Annual “Day of Service”
  • Shem Creek Clean Up
  • Walk 4 Water

CYP Service Pillar Sponsored by CSL Plasma


Young professionals need to have access to the information and resources that drive policy in our region and the state.

Get Involved:

  • Mayor’s Panel

Do you have great ideas for CYP? Join the Steering Committee!

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CYP Steering Committee

Celeste O'Keefe
CYP, Leadership and Programs Coordinator
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Jon Clark, Chair
Lauren Ellis, Co-Chair
Charleston County Economic Development
Joey Current
Trident United Way
Carleigh Hoy
The Lanning Group
McCain Kerr
First National Bank of PA
Nikki Kuneij
Charleston Radio Group
Shelley Puckett
REV Federal Credit Union
Jaimee Salone
Charleston Metro Chamber
Pat Tang
Western & Southern Life

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