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Cobb Young Professionals Seeks Nominations for the 2017 Next Generation Awards

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and great deeds of the top young professionals in the community. Cobb Young Professionals, the Cobb Chamber’s networking group for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Next Generation Award. This award celebrates the accomplishments and influence of young professionals who, through hard work and commitment, have made an impact within the community.

Cobb Young Professionals is dedicated to the encouragement and promotion of young professionals in the workplace. The group hosts monthly socials to provide young professionals an opportunity to network with others and seminars featuring influential and inspiring speakers. Leadership Luncheons are also held quarterly, to allow young professionals the chance to have lunch and network with some of the most prominent business and community leaders in Cobb County.

"Like many communities in the metro Atlanta area, Cobb recognizes the importance of attracting the next generation of leaders to help grow its economy. Cobb Young Professionals and the Next Generation Award are prime examples of what Cobb is doing to make young professionals want to live, work, and play in Cobb County. All the past winners have shown exemplary leadership skills, excelled in their industry, and have given back to this great community," says Kevin Hyland, 2017 Chairman of Cobb Young Professionals.

Nominees for the Next Generation Award must be active in the community, essential to their profession through demonstrated leadership and offer a unique perspective. Recipients should be someone who others can admire, learn from and celebrate. Any young professional in their 20s and 30s can be nominated, but only members of the Cobb Chamber can be honored with the award as a next generation leader.

To nominate a young professional, nomination forms can be found at Nominations are open until Friday, June 23.

The Next Generation Award sponsor is Freeman, Mathis & Gary and will be presented to two winners at the Cobb Chamber’s First Monday Breakfast on August 7 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

For more information on the Cobb Young Professionals or the Next Generation Award, please contact Maddie Nachtmann at 770-859-2353 or

About the Cobb Chamber

As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia, the Cobb Chamber is dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to create jobs and strengthen the economy and quality of life so businesses and the community can achieve more. The Chamber achieves this by creating jobs and driving economic development; strengthening the community and the region; growing member businesses and nurturing leadership; and connecting businesses, government and the community.