AYP launches 5th year

The Aiken Chamber Young Professionals (AYP) group launched its fifth year in January with 216 members strong. The group of 22- to 39-year olds continues to gain momentum with a strategic plan and well defined vision in place.
"I am very pleased with where our AYP program is today," said 2012 AYP Chair Josh Booth, Security Federal Bank.  "Last year we got more involved with community service projects, like our 5th Friday events. I look forward to building upon our successes in 2012," Booth said.
Dr. Deidre Martin, University of South Carolina Aiken, will work closely with the group in her role as the Chamber's 2012 vice chair of Business and Community Development.
"The Aiken Young Professionals are a dynamic group of individuals and just being around them makes me very excited about our future as a business community! Their passion for making a difference and getting involved is inspiring," Dr. Martin said.
AYP is engaged in numerous professional and social activities designed to nurture future leaders of the Greater Aiken area.
Twenty-one active members make up the 2012 Steering Committee that is responsible for activities in four areas - community service, lunch & learn programs, membership/sponsorships, and information/technology.
For information on joining AYP, visit www.aiken-yp.com or email AYP@aiken-yp.com

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