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Emerging Young Professionals (EYP)

In 2010, to recognize young business leaders in our community, the Chamber introduced Emerging Young Professionals (EYP). Two members, Kristen Stanley, a local attorney, and Linda Larkin, Marketing Director for Patriot Title, took the initiative and got this organization up and running. This dynamic group of individuals meet at least once a month, with local business sponsored luncheons and after hours networking events scheduled throughout the year.

In addition to the monthly meetings, EYP selects four philanthropy projects a year and volunteers throughtout the year with local organizaitons.

EYP proudly sponsors a local school supply drive that supplies thousands of dollars worth of paper, pens, pencils, folders, jump drives, etc. In the past, the school supply drive was for students in need. In 2017, the focus shifted to the young professional teachers in our community. In the first year over $2,000 worth of monetary donations and supplies were collected. The school supply project is an annual event.

The EYP’s have raised funds and collected donations for the Slidell Ladies for Liberty. The organization has also particpated in an East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity Build. In addition to the four big projects a year, EYP members volunteer with local events and organizations such as the Hospice Foundation of the South and the SMH Foundation.

Bringing together the talents and insights of Emerging Young Professionals, ages 21-40, in the East St. Tammany region is what EYP is all about. EYP is simply a network of young professionals: a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community.

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2019 Supply Drive for Teachers Application

If you are interested in becoming an Emerging Young Professional, please contact the Chamber at 985-643-5678 or email Kristi Boudreau.


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