Young Professionals

The Chamber is committed to attracting and retaining talented, educated, ambitious young professionals in our community. 

Our Young Professionals group offers networking events that are designed to introduce our young professionals to other young professionals in the community while also presenting many of the great assets in our region.  We plan great events and networking activities that are open to all young professionals who are in the earlier stages of their careers.

The Young Professionals also offer opportunities for professional development and community engagement.

Young Professional award winnersPACE Awards

Six young professionals were honored for their outstanding professional and community contributions at the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner in May. The PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) Awards were presented to exceptional young professionals who have made significant contributions to our region through professional achievements as well as through community/volunteer service. 

Recipients of the awards were Christopher A. Payne, Ashley M. Nauta, Shannon L. Hair, Missy Neff Gould, Lori Merricks, and Kenneth Adam Lewis, Jr. This is the fourth year that the Chamber has recognized outstanding young professionals in our region.

Nominations were solicited from the community for young professionals who are 25 to 40 years old and either reside or work in Danville or Pittsylvania County.

Criteria for the award included at least three years of professional work experience, demonstrated leadership within their profession, and contributions to this region through volunteer/community activities.

 Meet Up Mondays

Join us on "Meet Up Monday," a networking event which will be held on the first Monday of each month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Co. (209 Trade Street, Danville).  Join other professionals who are in the early to mid-stages of their professional careers for social interaction, networking, idea exchanges, and fun.

While there is no cost to attend (cash bar), reservations are requested and can be made online, by calling 434-836-6990, or by emailing chamber@dpchamber.org.