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Under-40 Young Professional Awards

Ones to Watch (2)

Awards & Networking Event
May 6, 2024   |   4:00-6:00 PM

Honoring Outstanding Young Professionals

Under-40's are doing amazing things in York County and it's time we recognize their efforts! Each year the chamber accepts nominations for inclusion in our Ones to Watch campaign. Finalists are selected based on their professional accomplishments, personal character, leadership potential, and community engagement. These individuals are celebrated at an annual Ones to Watch event and are featured in various other ways throughout the year.
Nominees for this recognition must:
  • be under the age of 40 as of Dec 31 of the current year
  • be employed by a company located in York County, SC
  • demonstrate positive character and leadership in both their professional and personal lives
  • actively engage (or express a desire to engage) in volunteer/community service benefitting York County


     Other notes:

  • If nominating multiple individuals, a separate form must be completed for each nomination.
  • Nominations that are submitted in the form of a press release or that are not personalized per nominee will not be accepted.
  • Nominations from non-member companies require a $50 application fee.
  • Past nominees who were not selected for recognition in past years are eligible for consideration this year.


Tips for submitting nominations:

  • Be sure to address the nominee's professional accomplishments and milestones.
  • Include specifics such as progress towards specific goals, measurable results of a particular project, etc.
  • Make a specific connection between the nominee's accomplishments and this particular award.


Got an outstanding Under-40 from your own organization?  Please check back this fall - nominations are now closed for our 2024 Awards. 

The Ones to Watch in 2024

Caci Balser, They Can Cohorts

Andrea Barnette, Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Andy Clinton, Visit York County

Drew Corrigan, Carowinds

Lauren Gustafson, Keystone Substance Abuse Services

Lee Hamilton, Allen Tate Realty/The Home Team

Heath Myers, Morton & Gettys, Attorneys at Law

Dontay Osborne, York County Sheriff's Office

Ryan Sanderson, Knowledge Perk

Christa Schroen, First Bank

Celeste Smith, York Electric Cooperative, Inc.

William Stockdale, York Technical College

Jennifer Symons, BioOne of Charlotte

Tylee Tracer-Anderson, Catawba Indian Nation

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