Young Professionals

Are you under the age of 40 and looking to take the next step in a leadership role in Easley or Powdersville? Our Young Professionals Easley & Powdersville program will help you connect with businesses, organizations, and further your leadership involvement in our community. Whether you are wanting to become more active in the business community, give back and get involved in a local non-profit, serve on a board of directors or focus on your future, this program has what you are seeking. We welcome you to be a part of helping to guide the future of Easley and Powdersville by participating in our Young Professionals program.

A program of our Young Professionals initiative, our YP - E3 Academy is designed to EDUCATE and EMPOWER our local young professionals so they can effectively EMERGE as our future community leaders. The 5-month program consists of five half-day sessions. Regional and local speakers/leaders will share expertise and personal experience on topics such as:

- Networking...the art of introducing yourself, working a room, and building relationships
- Communicating and working with different personality & management styles
- Understanding the mechanics of state does the General Assembly really work and
   why are current issues really matter
- Influencing the lives of tomorrow's leaders today
- Addressing community needs with a hands-on approach
- Utilizing boards and committees to prepare for future roles in elected position

The YP-E³ Academy is a unique opportunity to learn about yourself and others, as well the many avenues for leadership engagement. In addition, it creates a path to connect with other local young professionals and expand your network with the chance to attend YP events on the regional and state levels.

Interested???  To get involved in upcoming Young Professionals activities, please call the Chamber office at 864-859-2693 or reach out to one of our YP Steering Committee members who are listed below:

Adria Earwood
, Park National Bank
Britt Gillespie, Aline Capital, LLC
Evan Landreth, Powdersville Water
Brandon McCurley, Fort Hill Natural Gas Authority
Charley Patrick, Triangle Construction
Leigh Ann Puryear, Duke Energy
Lyndy Schonhar, United Way of Pickens County