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.

PACE Awards

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its Young Professionals PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) Awards which will be presented to exceptional young professionals in the Danville-Pittsylvania County region.

The awards will recognize up to five young professionals who have made significant contributions to our region through professional achievements as well as through community/volunteer service. Young professionals who are 25 to 40 years old and either reside or work in Danville or Pittsylvania County are eligible.

Criteria for the award include:

  • At least three years of professional work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership within their profession
  • Contributed to this region through volunteer/community activities

To nominate a young professional for the PACE Award, please submit a nomination. Nomination forms can obtained by clicking here. The deadline for nominations is April 21, 2017.

Award winners will be recognized at the Annual Awards Dinner of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce on May 8, 2017.

 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.